It took almost 14 hours of action before Brazilian Francisco "chiconogue" Nogueira bagged the top spot, taking home $57,826 from the XL Eclipse Main Event by 888poker.
XL Eclipse #32 - $500,000 Main Event
Date: September 22, 2019 (Sunday) 5pm
Players: 1,647 and 517 re-entries
The $250 buy-in XL Eclipse Main Event was a smashing success, with the original $500,000 guarantee attracting a total of 1,647 players and 517 re-entries that in the end generated a prize pool of $508,540. There were 207 players who were in the money for at least a minimum cash prize of $559.
The British 32-year-old, who initially kept his gambling activities a secret from his mom and told her he was stacking shelves as his part-time job, is now a multi-millionaire after he became the world's top online poker player.
Chris Moorman, a British poker pro with over $13 million in online tournament earnings and $4.1 million in live earnings, has joined Team 888poker and will represent the site both live and online events, including the 2016 World Series of Poker!
WSOP Main Event Day 1B kicked off on Sunday and gathered a field of 2,144 players. Once concluded, some 1,300 players are set to go on to Day 2B. The chip leader is a pretty unknown player called Trey Luxemburger who managed to finish the day with 193,450 chips, closely follwed by Sarkis Hakobian on 190,125 and Ryan Buckholtz on 189,000.
Day 1B saw some familiar faces that managed to survive to Day 2B. Among these are Martin Staszko, Antoine Saout, Kevin Schaffel and Dennis Phillips. Some of the unfortunate poker profiles that were busted out on Day 1 were Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier,Paul Volpe, Chris Moorman, and “Doc” Sands.
Main Event Day 1C is expected to be have the highest number of participants of all Day 1's. In order to beat last years number of players, another 3,438 participants need to enroll.
A big congratulations to Chris Moorman, the winner of the 2014 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic! The 28-year-old British poker professional, who has won more than $11 million online, topped a field of 534 players to secure his first major live tournament title and a sweet $1,015,460 first prize that brings his live tournament career earnings close to $3 million!
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Moorman - $1,015,460 2: Glenn Lafaye - $662,840 3: Michael Rocco - $423,440 4: Patrick Bruel - $332,190 5: Josh Neufeld - $264,520 6: Adam Friedman - $200,440
Next up on the WPT-schedule is the Bay 101 Shooting Star (an event that always attracts some of the biggest names in poker). The event runs from March 10-14 in San Jose, California, and we will post daily updates here in the news section so you won't miss out on anything!
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em ($500 buy-in) 898 players (a larger field than expected) signed up for Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em and, after 11 levels and over 14 hours of play, only 55 made it through to Day 2. The chip leader is Michael Trivett with 133,900 chips, putting him about 30k ahead of Sean Small's second-place stack of 103,700. Play will continue at 1 p.m. local time tomorrow in the Amazon Room at the Rio, Las Vegas. The winner will take home $84,915 and a WSOP bracelet!
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em / Eight Handed ($5,000 buy-in) Day 1 of this event kicked off yesterday and saw a 481 players battle it out for eight levels of play. 232 players remained at the end of the day and the chip leader is Tom Marchese, who bagged up 153,975 chips. Only a few other players accumulated six-figures stacks, including David "Doc" Sands (110,825) and Scott Baumstein (111,100).
In addition to the players already named above, poker stars such as Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Moorman, Vanessa Selbst and Barry Greenstein will bring healthy stacks to Day 2. Here are some big names that, unfortunately, were eliminated during Day 1: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Erick Lindgren, Jonathan Duhamel and Marvin Rettenmarier.
The British poker pro Chris Moorman is running pretty decent online and live as of late. On Saturday, he finished 8th on the EPT London Main Event final table for £57,000 (live tournament), and two days ago he showed his online-skills by winning his first Full Tilt Online Poker Series event!
The tournament in question (Event #3: $85,000 Guarantee; Pot-Limit Omaha Rush; $216 buy-in) saw a field of 399 players who created a total prize pool of $79,800 ($5,200 overlay) and Moorman received $21,250 for his first place finish. The 27-year-old pro now has an increadible $9.2 million in online tournament winnings and is the biggest winner in online poker tournament history!
The final table of the European Poker Tour London main event was one of the most interesting and exciting final tables in EPT history because 4 of 8 finalists were well known talents in the poker world: Steve O'Dwyer, Theo Jorgensen, Ruben Visser and Chris Moorman.
When the final table of the WSOP Europe Cannes Main Event was about to start yesterday Elio Fox, from New York, was in a big lead with about 3,9 million chips, and in second place was no one else than Jake Cody, from UK, with 2,6 million. The other 6 players, most of them with over $2m in tournament winnings, also had plenty of chips to gamble with, so it was very hard to foresee a winner.
After 2 weeks of grinding in the Crown Casino poker room, the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event finally got a winner. David Gorr from Australia survived a field of 721 players and beat pros such as Patrik Antonius and Chris Moorman on the final table. For the win he received nothing less than $2,000,000 (AUD), the far biggest win in his long poker career. James Keys took the second place and received a bit more than a million australian dollars.
Here are the final table results 1. David Gorr (Full Tilt Poker Sponsored player) - 2,000,000 AUD 2. James Keys - 1,035,000 AUD 3. Jeff Rossiter (Full Tilt Poker Sponsored player) - 700,00 AUD 4. Michael Ryan - 450,000 AUD 5. Randy Dorfman - 325,000 AUD 6. Samad Razavi - 225,00 AUD 7. Chris Moorman - 175,00 AUD 8. Patrik Antonius (Full Tilt Pro) - 130,000 AUD
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