Kevin Vannicola (Canada) is playing in this event, fresh from his runner-up finish in the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event and the PokerStars Carribean Adventure at Atlantis in the Bahamas. That 2nd place finish was good for $137,590.
Kevin made three final tables at the PCA, finishing 4th in the $1k 6-max and 6th in the $270 Turbo, good for a combined $30k. He's off to a strong start in 2011 and is currently ranked 6th on CardPlayer's Player of the Year list.
He's dropped below the 20k starting stack, so he's got his work cut out for him today.