Last April, ex-Full Tilt Red Pro Beth Shak unfortunately became the victim of cyberhacking - her bank account, email and social media accounts were all tampered with. Even her iCloud storage had been hacked, with three topless photos of her being taken aside from her other personal details.
The 2014 EPT Barcelona Super High Roller (buy-in €50,000) attracted a total field of 77 entries - which makes it the biggest Super High Roller in EPT history! Now, after 2 days of play, there are only nine players left with the chance of taking down the tournament and its €1,016,700 first-place prize!
A big congratulations to Fabian Quoss, the winner of the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller! The German pro bested an extremly tough field of 45 players (54 entries), including the final table with poker stars such as Dan Shak, Vanessa Selbst and Antonio Esfandiari, over three days of poker in the Bahamas to lay hands on $1,629,940 in prize money! According to PCA's webiste, 2013 was a rough year for Quoss on the tournament circuit, so the prize money will most probably come in handy for him.
PCA 2014 $100,000 Super High Roller Date: January 5-7, 2014 Buy-in: $100,000 Entries:: 56 (45 unique) Prize pool: $5,433,120 1st: Fabian Quoss (Germany) $1,629,940 2nd: Dan Shak (United States) $1,178,980 3rd: Vanessa Selbst (United States) $760,640 4th: Antonio Esfandiari (United States) $575,920 5th: Matt Glantz (United State) $445,520 6th: Tony Gregg (United States) $347,720 7th: Ole Schemion (Austria) $277,080 8th: Mike McDonald (Canada) $217,320
The final table at the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller ($100,000 buy-in) is set after two days of intensive play in the Bahamas. The event saw a total of 56 entries creating a prize pool of approximately 5.4 million dollars, and the 7 finalists of tonight's final table are guaranteed a minimum cash of $217k - with the chance of going all the way to the first place prize of an incredible $1.6 million!
Hedge fund manager and poker pro Dan Shak will be hosting the annual "All In for Kids" charity poker event on Thursday. The event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York and will be filmed for national television and air as a part of a future World Poker Tour broadcast on Fox Sports Net.
In addition to wealthy CEO's, celebrities and athletes, poker pros including Vanessa Selbst, Mike Sexton and Phil Hellmuth will participate in the tournament. The event has raised more than $4.3 million over the past five years. All money raised will be donated to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Another day of action-packed poker is in the books at the Bellagio Poker Room in Las Vegas. Now there are only 24 players left, which means that just another 9 need to be eliminated before everyone's guaranteed a min-cash worth $49,120, and Amir Babakhani (player of the day) leads the pack with 1.2 million chips. Other big stacks include Brandon Steven (1,091,000), Matt Hyman (1,042,000), Hyon Kim (891,000), and Alex Phahurat (878,000).
Not familiar with any of the names above? Don't worry! Poker stars such as Dan Shak (698,000), Jason Mercier (583,000), Erick Lindgren (467,000), Jake Cody (365,000) and Daniel Negreanu (329,000) will return to play tonight and battle it out for a seat at tomorrow's final table - where a first prize of $1,150,297 is up for the grabs!
A total of 146 players signed up for the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship. The tournament kicked off last Saturday at Bellagio in Las Vegas and now, after two days of play, there are 66 players left. Mike Linster will bring the largest stack (744,000) to the tables tonight and Dan Shak (617,300) and Antonio Esfandiari (536,100) are ranked second and third.
Apart from Linster, Shak and Esfandiari, there are quite a few poker stars alive and kicking, including Jake Cody (Day 2's Players of The Day) Phil Hellmuth (307k), Matt Salsberg (130k), Erick Lindgren (124k), Daniel Negreanu (124), Jason Mercier (109k) and Scotty Nguyen (81k).The money bubble will burst when 15 players remain ($49,210 minimum cash); the winner will take home an incredible $1,150,297!
In case you didn't watch the live stream yesterday: It was a really thrilling final table of PartyPoker Premier League VI! Over the course of the final table 6 of 8 players took turns at holding the lead, and it took almost 5 levels before the first player (Talal Shakerchi) was eliminated.
Jennifer Tilly, Tobias Reinkemier and Daniel Cates all busted out during the 5th level, which left 4 players fighting for the top prize of $450,000. When four-handed play kicked off it was Jonathan Duhamel who had the biggest stack. However, he was out next after doubling up Sam Trickett and then losing his remaining chips to Dan Shak
There is now only 1 heat left to be played in Group B as Talal Shakerchi, a hedge fund manager who won EPT London High Roller last week, defeated Tobias Reinkemeier heads-up in Heat 3 for 16 well-deserved points.
The 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event final table was played over the weekend. Dan Shak brought the largest stack to the final table (3.7 million) and fellow high-stakes pro Patrik Antonius was ranked 3rd (3.3 million). Shak was sent packing in 4th place, which left Joseph Cabret (8.1 million), Patrick Antonius (5.2 million) and Mervin Chan (4.9 million) fighting for the title!
Day 4 of the Aussie Millions Main Event is being played as we post this update. Patrik Antonius has just eliminated Ang Pangleng in 14th place and is now the chip leader with 3.4 million chips. The Day 3 chip leader Ray Ellis is still in the tournament with 650k chips, Dan Shak is ranked 3rd with 2,650,000 and, unfortunately, Phil Ivey was eliminated in 30th place for AU$35,000.
The winner of the tournament will take home a increadbile $1,600,000 (AUD). We will return with an update once a winner has been crowned!
A total of 629 players entered the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event, which created a total prize pool for AU$6,290,000. The third day kicked off a few hours ago with 69 surviors - and now there are only 36 left!
Ray Ellis leads the pack with 1,044,000 chips, Patrik Antonius (Day 1c winner) is not far behind with a stack of 957,000. Apart from Antonius, Phil Ivey (399k) and Dan Shak (596k) are the biggest names left fighting for the AU$1.6 million first prize. We will return with a report once Day 3 comes to an end.
Last night the NAPT Mohegan Sun final table was played! 8 players of 387 made it to the final table and in the lead was young gun Tyler Kenney (Bryn Kenney's brother) and in second place defending champion & Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. After hours of play, Tyler Kenney had been knocked-out in 3rd place, which left Dan Shak and Vanessa Selbst playing heads-up.