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Poker’s In and Out List: Chan Bruises, Galfond Loses
Terrence Chan dishes out MMA beatdowns and Phil Galfond dumps over $270,000 in this installment of Poker's In and Out List.
Arm yourself with insider knowledge on the latest poker gossip. It might come in handy around the watercooler at the office this week.
The poker world can be confusing. We're here to make sense of it.
This is the In and Out List.
Poker’s In List: September 12-18, 2011
Terrence Chan: In
Terrence Chan is in this week and, surprisingly, the reason why has nothing to do with poker. Chan, the man who won two SCOOP titles in one day, and went on to win a WCOOP title later the same year, won his first MMA fight in Vancouver last night.
Chan fought Tony Nguyen in the Battlefield Fight League and won by stoppage due to strikes at 2:52 in the second round.
Showing that successful online poker players can also be bad-ass MMA fighters, Chan gives hope to a generation of internet grinders with this victory.
Joe Adam “2FLY2TILT” Gordon is on a mega-heater in the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker.
So far he’s cashed seven times including four final tables and his second WCOOP title. His earnings so far this WCOOP total over $75,000.
Right now Gordon is leading the WCOOP 2011 Leader Board, followed in second place by former EPT Berlin winner Kevin “ImaLuckSac” MacPhee.
WPT Borgata: In
The WPT Borgata main event in Atlantic City is in this week for continuing to put together some of the biggest fields in live tournament poker.
Last year this event attracted a massive 1,042 player field, the biggest in the history of the World Poker Tour. Dwyte Pilgrim won that tournament and pocketed over $733,000.
This year’s Borgata Poker Open kicked off today and got 449 for the first of two Day 1 flights. With the WPT’s re-entry feature, allowing players who bust on Day 1A to buy-in again on Day 1B, the numbers are expected to be big tomorrow as well.
Keep an eye on our Poker News section to stay up to date with daily action from that event.
Poker’s Out List: September 12-18, 2011
Phil Galfond: Out
Phil Galfond recently relocated to Vancouver to get back into the high-stakes online games on PokerStars but things didn’t exactly go as planned this week.
Galfond’s “MrSweets28” account topped our weekly online poker loser’s list, dropping $273,000 over the seven days leading up to Friday.
Galfond will have plenty of opportunity to get back in our good books with tons of high-stakes action going down on PokerStars.
The Hendon Mob as Full Tilt Pros: Out
In a move that can only be described as late, the Hendon Mob announced today that it is severing all ties to Full Tilt Poker, including branding on TheHendonMob.com and their status as Full Tilt Pros.
This announcement comes just one day before FTP’s closed hearing with the Alderney Gambling Control Commission into the future of the online poker room’s gaming license.
The Hendon Mob includes London poker pros Barny and Ross Boatman, Joe Beevers and Ram Vaswani.
Spectators at Tomorrow’s Full Tilt Hearing: Out
The aforementioned Full Tilt Poker/AGCC hearing is finally here, playing out tomorrow in London, England. As previously reported the public will not be allowed to observe the hearing.
We’ll be following this story in hopes of progress towards US player funds getting back into the hands of US poker players.
Keep an eye on our Black Friday Bulletin Board for updates.
Photo credit: James Bunner from the Two Plus Two Poker Cast.