This weekend’s Golden Globe Awards officially kicked off awards season and with that comes an endless stream of television, film and music hot takes. That’s just inside the actual awards ceremonies though, as some of the hottest takes come from the red carpet. Who is wearing what? What styles are going to be in this year? Who wore it best? We could go on and on.
There might not be a red carpet at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, at least not that we’ve seen anyway, but that doesn’t mean that players aren’t dressing the part in the Caribbean. From colorful ensembles, to hats, hats and more hats, to accessories that do not belong in a 75 degree climate, players are pulling out all the stops through the first few days of the PCB.
It’s been a colorful first few days in the Caribbean. Indian PokerStars.com qualifier Sacheen Ramchandani, top left, went full regalia for his PCB debut, with a bright red sport coat, pocket square and a few fashionable accessories. Comedian Kevin Hart, top right, usually makes people red in the face from non-stop laughter but kept the color in house yesterday, wearing a jaguar print polo during the single-day $50K High Roller. Igor Kurganov, also top right, was clearly entertained by Hart and it was a ‘Who Wore It Best?’ contest in the floral shirt department for him and girlfriend Liv Boeree, bottom left. It’s hard to say what Mustapha Kanit, bottom left, is most known for. His High Roller results, his abstract attire or his mustache? However you cut it, this group is clearly Best Dressed.
Head ware is commonplace on the felt. Bill Perkins, top left, usually sports a variety of dad hats but earlier this week, he went Western. The cowboy hat was the only attention grabbing one of the bunch, although Jason Koon, top right, did enough of that at the start of the series. He won the first ever PokerStars Championship $100,000 Super High Roller for $1,650,000. PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier, bottom left, has two seven-figure scores from EPT stops in 2008 and 2013 but Joe Cada has them all beat on the career best front. Cada won the 2009 WSOP Main Event for just over $8,500,000 and was representing his home state on Day 1B of the PCB Main Event.
Weathermen can be wrong but the last time I checked, the forecast in the Bahamas called for 75 degrees and sunny. That’s the forecast for every day this week. That forecast does not really scream, “I need a scarf today.” No disrespect to Christoph Vogelsan, top left, Ben Heath and David Yan though. They make the scarves work. Orpen Kisacikoglu, top right, on the other hand…not so much.