Poker News In Brief: June 14-20, 2010

William Thorson
PokerStars Team Pro William Thorson took down the Baltic Classic.

The 2010 WSOP is in full swing, with 35 of the 57 bracelet events already completed by the end of Sunday Night.

The Brits are at it again, as England has totaled four WSOP bracelet wins, while Men "The Master" Nguyen added a seventh career WSOP bracelet to his total.

Be sure to check our live tournaments, news and video sections for complete WSOP coverage.

While the 2010 WSOP is at the center of the poker universe, there are a few other happenings from around the world of poker:

William Thorson Wins PokerStars Baltic Festival

There's still plenty of poker taking place around the world, and Team PokerStars pro William Thorson now has a breakthrough win.

The 27-year-old Swede won the PokerStars Baltic Festival for his first major live score, after coming close on numerous previous EPT final table appearances.

Thorson wins more than 1.2 million Estonian Crowns - approximately €80,823, for the win, his biggest career cash.

The PokerStars Baltic Festival took place in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 16-19.

PokerStars Announces New NAPT Stop

The North American Poker Tour will be taking a trip to sunny Southern California.

PokerStars announced a new event for Season 1, as the NAPT Los Angeles will commence from the Bicycle Casino November 12-17.

The centerpiece of the event will be a $5k No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, set to take place over five days.

The NAPT Los Angeles will be the fourth NAPT event taking place in 2010.

HHPT Nominated For Two Awards

The High Heel Poker Tour made its presence known at the 2010 WSOP during the $1k Ladies Championship, and now the all-female tour and its founder are nominated for awards.

The HHPT is nominated for the Maven Award for Best Poker Tour, while HHPT founder Lauren Failla has been nominated for the International Women in Gaming Star of the Future Award.

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Matt Savage Takes Position As WPT Executive Tour Director

The WPT has added one of the most respected names in the business to its ranks.

Matt Savage has been announced at the WPT's new Executive Tour Director, and he brings a reputation as one of the most well-known tournament directors in the business.

Savage will still retain his other duties, including Tournament Director at Bay 101.

Offers For Players on Poker

The $6k Winner League is taking place June 20 - July 30 on Poker,

As part of the promotion players will be able to take part in daily $2 freerolls with $50 added every day and try to qualify for the $4k final, which will take place August 3.

1st place will receive a $3000 package, 2nd-6th receive $200 token to the Irish Open Super Satellite.

To learn more check out our Poker Review.

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