Dan-ShakDan Shak leads

Shak and six other prestigious pros will vie for $1.6 million prize at final table.

Casino strategy legend Dan Shak enters the final table at the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure as chip leader. Each of the seven contestants are guaranteed to win at least $277,080, but competition for the $1,629,940 prize will be fierce.

Shak will look to improve upon his runner-up finish in the Caribbean Adventure in 2012. However, stiff competition will be provided by Vanessa Selbst, the all-time winnings leader among women in live tournaments. Other leading contenders are Antonio Esfandiari and Fabian Quoss.

Esfandiari will attempt to recapture the limelight following his $18.3 million dollar victory in 2012s Big One for One Drop, and Quoss is looking to add to his existing $3 million in live tournament winnings.

Battle for the big pot

Each of the contenders brings proven smart strategies credentials to the table. Shak is the current favorite, but leads Selbst by only 55,000 in chips. Expect the head-to-head competition between them to be particularly entertaining.

However, Efandiari and Quoss should not be underestimated, and the remaining three contestants, Tony Gregg, Matt Glantz, and Ole Schemion, boast impressive records as well. Regardless of who walks away with the coveted $1.6 million, poker fans are in for a treat.