The survivors from Day 1 A & B continued their play in this year's main event on Tuesday. The two fields were seated in different rooms in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino; survivors from Day 1a played in the Amazon Room while the B's were playing in the Brasilia and Pavilion rooms. Once Day 2 was concluded, approximately 700 players survived from both fields out of the +1,900 players that came through from Day 1.
The chip leaders from Day 1, Martin Jacobson and Trey Luxemburger, could not hold on to the top through Day 2 although Jocobson played very well most of the day and finished 9th on 342,700 chips. Luxemburger finished the day on 64th with a stack worth 186,800. The man that bagged the most after Day 2 is a relatively unknown player called Tim Stansifer who took over the lead with a chip count of 481,500.
Another day is in the books at the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event. After six 75-minute levels of play in Day 2, Russia's Vladimir Troyanovskiy bagged up the largest stack (450,500) amongst the 123 remaining players. Troyanovskiy is a regular in the Super High Roller and High Roller tournaments on the European Poker Tour and, believe it or not, he played final tables in both of them at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
The third day of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event came to a close a few moments ago. There are 666 player remaining with the top 648 places making the money, so it shouldn't take more than a few hours tomorrow before the money bubble bursts. Now, the chip leader is Maxx Coleman from Derby, Kansas. Coleman will bring 1,071,500 chips to Day 4 of the tournament - the only player with over a million chips!
Doyle Brunson (left) and Greg Merson (right), two former champions of this event, are still in the tournament! The Godfather of Poker (10-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and two-time WSOP Main Event Champion) made it through Day 3 with 626,000 in chips, and Greg Merson, who won last year's Main Event, will bring 390,500 chips to the fourth day of the tournament!
Apart from Merson and Brunson, there are many familiar faces (Luke Schwartz, Annette Obrestead, Marvin Rettenmaier - just to mention three with decent stacks) among the remaining squad of players. Day 4 will kick off at 12:00 p.m. Las Vegas time. Another five levels of poker are on the schedule and the money bubble will burst. It's set to be a thrilling day of poker!
Mark Hirleman, from Arizona, leads the field with 163,400 chips after that Day 1a of the 2011 EPT Copenhagen Main Event has come to and end. He and another 132 players are now through to Day 2 of the tournament. Three of the biggest names that will play Day 2 as well are Annette Obrestad and Johnny Lodden from Norway, and Peter Eastgate from Denmark. Anton Wigg, last year's Main Event winner, was among the last players to bust. Anton Wigg played very well and could easily have ended up as the chip leader if it wasn't for an all-in against Obrestad with AJ flush draw vs pocket 10's - an all-in which Annette Obrestad won with a set of 10's.
Day 1b of the tournament is about to start now. An even bigger field of players are expected today, so let's hope that it will be an interesting day of poker!
The final table of WPT Festa al Lago Main Event is finally set. 6 players will return to their seats tonight and fight for some serious cash, while lots of WPT/poker lovers around the globe will cheer for their favorite(s). Andy Frankenberger is one of the finalists and he has the chance to win his second WPT title tonight! It would be simply amazing if he manage to win 2 WPT titles within 2 months time! Chip leader is Randal Flowers, closely followed by Noah Schwartz who has over $1 million in tournament winnings.
So what happened to Annette Obrestad and Jeff Madsen who were in the very top of the field yesterday when there were only 13 remaining players? Unfortunately the poker gods weren't on Annette's or Madsen's side and both were sent off the rail almost straight away. Kind of disappointing, hah? Well, there are some really good players on the final table. Personally, I hope that Frankenberger wins his second WPT title!
After 4 days of intensive poker, the WPT Festa al Lago Main Event is down to 13 players. In other words, the final table is just probably an hour or two away when Day 5 starts tonight. Annette Obrestad, the norwegian poker pro, is in the lead with a 2 million stack. She played extremely well during Day 4 and managed to climb to the very top of the field in no-time. Right now, Annette is definitely the big favorite to take home the tournament. Well, the rest of the players will probably put on a good fight as well. Jeff Madsen, who has won 2 WSOP bracelets and millions of dollars, will probably be Annette's toughest opponent in the remaining field of players.
The WPT Festa Al Lago Main Event attracted a quite big starting field and lots of big names in the poker world when it kicked off on Friday last week. Not less than 335 players paid the buy-in of $10,300 and created a big prize pool. Now three days have passed we're down to 41 players. All of them are already in the money but of course everyone is aiming for the WPT title and the first prize of $831,500.
Players who have a good chance of making it to the final table and all the way to the tile, as it seems right now, are Steve O´Dwyer (844,500), Jeff Madsen (814,000) and Randal Flowers (795,000). All of them have played very well so far and they have the experience to take down a big tournament. There are a few other big names left in the tournament as well, but further down in the field of remaining players. Just to mention 3 of them, Annette Obrestad (395,000), Barry Greenstein (210,000) and Gavin Smith (75,000).
For Daniel Negreanu there is no doubt whatsoever that the high stakes player Isildur1 can be anyone else than Viktor Blom from Sweden. Well, at least if we should believe what Daniel writes in his latest blog entry - "Top 5 Young Poker Pros of the Future". Daniel praises Isildur1 and call him a legend in the poker world, even though he never played against him.
"I've never played against him, but people I respect have told me that his NLH skills are remarkable and he approaches the game like no other, absolutely fearless and fun to watch." writes Daniel is his blog.
Other players who get amazing feedback in Daniel's "Top 5 Young Poker Pros of the Future"-list are Jason Mercier, Bill Reynolds, Tom Dwan and last but not least the norwegian poker pro Annette Obrestad.
"It must be that time of the month for Annette, whatever her name is. I'm at Bobby's Room almost every day if she really wants to play" is what Doyle Brunson, 76, wrote on his twitter when he got to know that Annette Obrestad, 21, had been dissing his style of playing totally in an interview with a poker magazine.
However, it didn't take long before Doyle realized that his comment wasn't that nice and therefore he decided to apologize to all women.
For the second year in a row, an Australian won the Aussie Millions Main Event and kept the title from leaving Australia. For the win, Tyron Krost, 23, received $2,000,000 AUD ($1,765,920 USD). One can't say anything else than that it was a very well deserved win as he outlasted the 746 players strong starting field and also defeated 2 of the hottest names in tournament poker on the final table - Annette Obrestad & Sorel Mizzi.
Final Table Results 1: Tyron Krost - $2,000,000 2: Frederik Jensen - $1,100,000 3: Sorel Mizzi - $715,000 4: Kosta Varoxis - $450,000 5: Peter Jetten - $350,000 6: Steve Friedlander - $250,000 7: Annette Obrestad - $175,000 8: Stephen Shelly - $125,000
2010 Aussie Millions is now over after that all 20 events have found their winners. Aussie Millions has been very successful this year (as always) with lots of action from start to end. Let's hope that next year will be even better with more pros taking part and bigger prize pools up for grabs!
The final table is finally set. 8 players have survived a strong field of 746 players and made it all the way to the final table, which will start tomorrow. Among the 8 players that have made it this far, we find 2 huge names, Sorel Mizzi and Annette Obrestad. Sorel Mizzi (chip leader) will bring a massive stack with him to the final table as he has accumulated not less than 6,033,000 chips.
Annette Obrestad, the Norwegian poker pro, has been in the spotlight since she took home the WSOPE Main Event back in 2007. After that, she has continued to impress year after year in many major poker tournaments around the globe. Now, it seems like 2010 will be another great for her as she just took down event #4 of Aussie Millions.
The buy-in for Event 4 was AUD$1000 and the game was Pot Limit Omaha. Annette made it to the final table third in chips, but in no-time she was the chip leader and remained there until she had sent her final opponent packing.
Final table results: 1: Annette Obrestad - $40,000 2: Billy Seri - $31,200 3: Ryan Gutch - $22,800 4: Oliver Gill - $17,600 5: Con Angelakis - $11,200 6: Emad Tahtouh - $8,800 7: Paul Taylor - $6,400 8: Tony Bloom - $4,800 9: Michael Sampieri
The Norwegian Poker PRO Annette Obrestad is at the moment in Las Vegas recording new episodes of Poker After Dark together with other PRO's. It's not an easy start Annette will have in her first appearance of Poker After Dark. On her twitter one can read that she has to face Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Phil Laak, Erick Lindgren, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Hellmuth. One can't help wondering how she will manage against all these guys who have many, many more years of experience of playing televised poker with commentators.
About Poker After Dark Poker After Dark is an hour-long poker television program on NBC that made its debut on January 1, 2007. In the show, 6 of the world's best poker pros will gather in Las Vegas each week to play in this invitation-only event. The buy-in for each event is $20,000, and the first prize is $120,000.
111 players made it to Day 3 in the Main Event of EPT London. Among them were some of the hottest names in poker at the moment. For example: Annette Obrestad, Peter Eastgate, Kevin Schaffel, and many more.
The tournament organizers had planned to play down to 24 players in Day 3 of the tournament, but for a long time it seemed like it wouldn't be that way. It was just thanks to some very late eliminations that everything went as planned. Among the 24 survivors we find some of the youngest and most successful players there are at the moment.
Now only 138 players are left in the €10,600 buy-in EPT Grand Final tournament in Monte Carlo. Some notable players that still are in the tournament, Joe Hachem, Ilari Sahamies, Phil Laak, Mikael Norinder, Annette Obrestad and Marc Naalden.
The last few years more and more girls have realized what an amazing and enjoyable game poker really is. A few of them has been really successful and turned into pros. One of them is Annette Obrestad from Norway who has already won millions of dollars even though she is just 20 years old. Now she's on the second place in Aussie Millions with 454,800 chips. And on the first place we find another girl, Annica Ivert from Sweden who has dominated Day 2 and now has 555,900 chips.
Today is the beginning of WSOPE which is the European version of The World Series of Poker. The first event is a NL Holdem event with a buy in of £1575. This series is going to go on until the 2nd October and before the main event get started at the 27th of September another two events will be played. Read more » 2008 WSOPE Starts Today
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