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Slyde to Sponsor 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

The upcoming PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 10th Anniversary in January, 2013 has named Swiss watchmaker Slyde as the official watch sponsor.

The PCA will mark the second pairing of the world’s top poker site with the revolutionary watch manufacturer. Earlier this year, Slyde (formerly HD3) was chosen as the official watch sponsor for the European Poker Tour Season 9 Main Event.

Winners of the PCA High Roller, Super High Roller and Main Event will receive luxury Slyde watches in addition to the cash prize. A ‘Black and Steel’ Slyde watch worth €5,250 will be presented to the Main Event champion, while a ‘Rose Gold’ design watch valued at €11,990 and a ‘Steel and Diamond’ design watch worth €14,880 will go to winners of the High Roller and Super High Roller events, respectively.

“The PCA is one of the biggest events in live poker,” said Slyde creator Jorg Hysek. “For poker players, winning a PCA event is a career highlight. We are excited to be partnering with such a prestigious event and look forward to awarding the winners of the High Roller, Super High Roller and Main Event with their watches and congratulating them on their success.”

Slyde watches combine traditional craftmanship with the latest technological advancements and modern designs. An innovative sapphire crystal display is coupled with a touch screen that allows the user to freely generate any number of customized interfaces that indicates the time in a more personalized fashion.

“Slyde and the PCA are a natural partnership fit as both brands share a brand vision that embraces and celebrates innovation and heritage,” said David Carrion, Director of Live Operations for the PCA and Latin America. “We look forward to awarding these beautiful watches to the winners as part of their prize.”

The PCA will be held from Jan. 5 – 14, 2013, on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Dubbed the “10 best days of poker on the planet,” the PCA has been an immensely popular event for poker pros for nine years running. PokerStars is in the midst of awarding 100 PCA Main Event packages worth $16,000 for only $10.



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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.