17 players entered the World Poker Tour Alpha8 London event and 6 players, Daniel Cates, Max Altergott, Jean-Noel Thorel, Dan Colman, Fabian Quoss and Phillipp Gruissem, decided to fire another bullet.
In case you missed it: World Poker Tour Alpha8 Johannesburg ($100,000 buy-in) kicked off last Friday and saw 10 entries (9 players + 1 rebuy by Antonio Esfandiari). On Saturday, the final 7 players return for the second day of play and, after several hours of thrilling poker, Daniel "Jungleman" Cates ended up as the last man standing for $500,000 in prize money along with the prestigious Alpha8 trophy and a 24k special edition pair of Monster headphones.
Besides Cates, Kinesh Pather received $275,000 for his runner-up finish and Jason Mercier took home $200,000 for finishing in third place. Jeff Gross, who was the chip leader for sometime with 4 remaining players, ended up as the bubble boy in 4th place.
Cards are in the air at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. According to WPT's website, 7 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Cates, Jeff Gross, Max Altergott, local player Kinesh Pather, and back-to-back Alpha8 champion Philipp Gruissem) have registered for the Day 1 of the $100,000 buy-in tournament.
The first-ever World Poker Tour Alpha8 tournament ($100,000 buy-in) concluded yesterday at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida with Steven Silverman as the champion! The final table lasted for almost 18 levels and Silverman had to defeat November Niner J.C. Tran, who recently signed with 888poker, heads-up to take down the first place prize of $891,660.