As Hurricane Harvey's incessant rainfall lessened over the weekend in Texas, we see operations being conducted both by government personnel and its citizens, and it's great to see that some of them are from the poker community.
On Friday, the $100,000 Super High Roller at the WPT World Championship final table saw 6 players battling it out for the title. It's not that common that anyone who plays a final table walk away empty handed, but that was the case for 3 players on this televised final table: Andrew Robl, Steven Silverman and Jim Courtney. After many hours of play, Daniel Perper was eliminated by David "Doc" Sands in third place for $409,500, which left Sands and Joseph Cheong playing heads-up for the title.
When the final table of the Super High Roller started yesterday, David "Doc" Sands had nearly half the chips in play. Sands, as many expected, remained in the lead for most of the day as the field was reduced.
On Saturday, the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (10th Anniversary) kicked off at Atlantis in The Bahamas. First out was the the $100,000 Super High Roller which saw a field of 47 players (Phil Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu etc) who accounted for 57 entries (10 re-buys).
PokerStars EPT Grand Final main event ($10,000 buy-in) kicked off yesterday and saw a field of 271 players. 165 of the participants made it through the day and Martin Kabrhel is the chip leader with 167,800, closely followed by David Sands with 160,300. Freddy Deeb also had a fantastic start on the tournament as he managed to accumulate 114,600 chips (6th place).
Other poker stars that survived the day are JP Kelly, Ondrej Vinklarek, Mickey Petersen, Phil Ivey, Joe Cada, Luca Pagano, Ville Wahlbeck, Mike McDonald, Vanessa Selbst - just to mention a few.
Day 1b of the tournament will start in a few hours and a large field of players are expected and many big names in the poker world. We will report throughout the tournament so you won't miss out on anything! Stay tuned!
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