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In 2004, ESPN experimented by broadcasting all the different World Series of Events, including Razz. While this was a great idea in theory, the vast majority of the audience didn't understand how these games were played and couldn't appreciate the "skill" level required for all the different games.
The EPT Grand Final had a structure similar to the WSOP which meant tons of play throughout the entire tournament.
The final event of the 07-08 WSOPC season drew a total of 249 players looking for one last big score before the 2008 WSOP.
Day 1b of the PokerStars EPT Season 4 Grand Final set up like a mirror image of its counterpart just one day previous.
It seemed that all of Italy was behind Dario Minieri at the final table of PokerStars EPT San Remo. Unfortunately it wasn't enough.
While the rest of the world was hunting for chocolate eggs beneath the sofa on Sunday, 52 poker players were at the tables in Dublin, searching for richer prizes on the penultimate day of the Irish Poker Open.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. This is a motto Chris Moore must have taken to heart and although his third-place finish here at the Wynn Classic one year ago can hardly be called a failure, his victory this time around is all the more sweet because of it.
Many a pro turned out for this year's Bay 101 Shooting Star but they all went down in flames before it was over, save one. Brandon Cantu finished his Day 1 heat as chip leader and only relinquished that title momentarily on his way to victory. Racking up a total of six bounties as well as the $10,000 bonus for his early chip leader status, Cantu comes out more than $1 million ahead for his time here in San Jose.
It was a marquee final table for one of the World Poker Tour's marquee events, and with its epic battle between two famous Phils the thrilling conclusion of the Los Angeles Poker Classic did anything but disappoint.
I hadn't played a single live tournament in 2008 and I was starting to get the shakes. I love live tourneys because I can have fun and usually don't feel any pressure unless I'm deep.
On the first day of the World Series of Poker Circuit event here at the Grand Casino Tunica, a player named Bart Tichelman (pronounced tickle-mun) from Atlanta, Ga. walked up to the PL.com crew and introduced himself.
The greatest poker tournament ever held in the Southern Hemisphere has come to an end with the thrilling conclusion of the 2008 Aussie Millions in Melbourne on Sunday evening.
The first major poker tournament of 2008 has come to an end with Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier's victory at the PokerStars European Poker Tour PokerStars.net Caribbean Adventure after a thrilling seven-hour final table staged in front of an aquarium stocked full of gigantic, man-eating fish.
Poker Claus has made his list and checked it twice, and by now he knows who has been naughty or nice. All the nice boys and girls are in Las Vegas for the WPT's Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio, but the naughty boys and girls? Well, they're in South Jersey. It's the World Series of Poker Circuit Event from Harrah's Atlantic City and the excitement, like the odor, is palpable. But it's better than a sugar plum, right?
After six more hours of play at the PokerStars EPT Prague main event we're down to our final table, as a starting field of 555 has been reduced to the ultimate nine contenders. Day 3 from the Golden Atrium Casino at the Hilton Prague in the heart of the Czech Republic began with 32 hopefuls still in contention for a ticket to tomorrow and its €708,400 first prize. By early evening, though, 23 of those players found themselves eliminated, and only one table had been spared the terror of an early elimination.
Three days ago we saw the beginning of the 2007 Caribbean Poker Classic, a date marked with a large circle and a smiley face on the PL.com reporting calendar. This evening, three days later, we have a champion and it is none other than Denmark's Brian Jensen.
An island paradise, a whole lot of cheap booze, a big buy-in tournament and a slew of cash games. Combine this with a contingent of young Euro-rounders and a few of their friends and you have the Caribbean Poker Classic.
It was one of the more compelling World Poker Tour final tables in recent memory. Two former World Poker Finals champions - including defending champ Nenad Medic - taking to the Foxwoods felt under the WPT mood lighting in simultaneous attempts to become the only player to win the same WPT event twice.
The tournament is over and we have a winner but, to the astonishment of everyone in attendance, it is not Annette Obrestad standing in the winner's circle at this PokerStars-sponsored event. After running good to such an extent that we began to doubt the truth of the statistics we once believed responsible for governing the fall of the cards, Obrestad entered her heads-up match with American Reuben Peters as the massive chip leader but was unable to close the deal. Annette watched her lead evaporate as Peters pulled even before claiming this title for himself.
The chips are bagged, the players have peeled out of the parking lot of the Bicycle Casino en route to bed, another card game or the bar and Day 1b of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker tournament is over and done with.
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