Good news partypoker fans! partypoker is bringing back their highly popular televised high-stakes cash game, The Big Game, and this time with a new feature, the €50/€100 PLO edition, streamed live on February 10 to 12 at Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
German Rainer Kempe's 2015 was definitely a breakout year considering he's a newcomer poker player, but still not a lot of people knew his name in the world of pro poker gaming. Now, thanks to his colossal $5 million win in the $300K buy-in 2016 Super High Roller Bowl at Aria Resort & Casino early Thursday, Kempe absolutely earned an unforgettable place in poker's history records.
Daniel Pidun, of Germany, took an early lead on the main event final table last Saturday and eliminated player after player to increase his lead. After about 5 hours of final table action, Pidun was the last man standing and collected €880,000 and a Slyde watch worth €5,000.
Finnish poker player Aku Joentausta didn't let go of his lead during Day 3 of the Main Event when the field was narrowed down from 170 to 56 players. The young Finn played extremely well and it almost seemed like he took home every single pot. He will bring 1,039,000 chips today, ahead of the only other player with a seven figure stack: Emil Ohlsson, from Sweden, with 1,011,000.
Many big names were lost during the second day of the EPT Berlin main event: Max Lykov, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Jeff Hakim, Tobias Reinkemeier, Mattias De Meulder, Benny Spindler, Jake Cody, Vanessa Selbst, and a few others. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, the Day 1B chip leader, also failed to make it through the day. Mizrachi was sent packing during the fourth level with the nut flush against the turned full house of Khiem Nguyen, a young German player.
Boris Becker is the most familiar name among the 175 players who will return to play in a few hours. The former German tennis pro will bring 113,000 chips to the tables, which is about average. He will be joined by notables such as Theo Jorgensen (171,600), Olivier Busquet (170,000), Alex Kravchenko (135,000) and Liv Boeree (85,400). The money bubble will burst when 136 players remain (€8,000 minimum cash) and the winner will take home an incredible €880,000!
Following the very successful and popular SuperStar Showdown with Viktor Blom, the very first Limit Hold'em Challenge with Daniel Negreanu was played yesterday on PokerStars. KidPoker's first opponent was the German Limit-specialist "rUaBot".
The second starting day of the EPT Berlin main event saw a field of 502 players, more than twice the amount of players that played Day 1a. Cengiz Ulusu, from Germany, finished the day as the chip leader with a massive 242,800 chips - just about 40k more than Vladimir Geshkenbein's 201,600 from Day 1a.
Ulusu is no stranger to success when it comes to the European Poker Tour in Germany. In 2009, before EPT Berlin was born, he made it to the EPT Dortmund final table and finished 8 - after he let a coin decided whether or not he should make a big call. Unfortunately the wrong side came up and he called and lost the pot.
The 2011 EPT Prague main event has come to an end (the largest EPT Prague ever). The winner, Martin Finger from Germany, received amazing €720,000 for his achievement, and the runner-up, David Boyaciyan from Netherlands, received €535,000.
When the heads-up begun, Finger had a 4-1 chip lead over Boyaciyan and everyone thought that it wouldn't take long before he had all the chips. But Boyaciyan fought really hard and well and after 3,5 hours of play he had overtaken the lead from Martin Finger, who was in shock and tried to figure out what he was doing wrong.
Yet another cheating scandal is about to emerge in the online poker world. This time it's two high stakes players that have fallen victim to a scam. Both players have had trojan horses installed on their computers by a German poker player who has won about $400,000 from them. The victims come from Switzerland and Austria and the German cheater is now located in England. One of the victims is rumored to be EPT Tallinn winner Ronny Kaiser.
When 2 days of the APPT Queensland main event had been played there were 21 players left - only 3 of them were not from Australia and New Zealand. Marcel Schreiner, from Germany, was one of them and he had more than double the chips than the player in second place - Tom Grigg from Australia. Just like many expected, Schreiner's chip lead was too great for anyone to be able stop him from shipping the tournament and the first prize of NZ$94,300. A big congratulations to the winner!
Sebastian Homann from Germany totally dominated the Main Event of WPT Marrakech. Homann was in the lead from Day 1 of the tournament and remained in the lead until the final table was down to heads-up. The Frenchman Guillaume Cescut was the only player who managed to overtake the chip lead from the German.
But it didn't take long before Homann got back into the game again. It was a lot thanks to him getting lucky in a big pot that Guillaume was big favorite to win. After this hand, he didn't let go of the lead again. It didn't take long before Homann had all the chips in front of himself and became €244,508 richer. The runner-up, Guillaume Cescut, got €135,831. We can only hope that the Frenchman will get over badbeat that most probably costed him over €100,000.
"Play poker online - It's safer." is the "slogan" at the end of the banned PokerStars commercial that has upset and fascinated thousands of poker players around the globe in the past few days. In the commercial one get to see the winner of 2009 EPT Dortmund, Sandra Naujoks, and a few other poker players killing each other, in the most brutal ways, over a game of poker.
This commercial has already been banned in Germany and probably it won't be shown on television in any other country either, so here's your chance to see the most brutal poker commercial ever (NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS).
Congratulations to top 15 finishers in the weekly leaderboard #3, you have just been paid the prizes you won!
Today we are entering week #4, the final week of World Cup betting. Only four matches left, so now is the time to start betting (it's free) if you want a chance to either finish top 15 on the Overall Leaderboard or get a top 15 place on this weekly leaderboard, where everybody is back to 0 points to begin with.
The two semifinals are Uruguay vs Netherlands tomorrow evening and Germany vs Spain on Wednesday evening. On Saturday the two semifinal-losers will play for 3rd place, maybe it will be a match between Uruguay and Spain, which means we will see Netherlands vs Germany in the World Cup final on Sunday.
Go to your Mob Account now and find the "Mob Betting" section at the bottom - place your free bets on the two semifinals matches and be sure to come back on Thursday to bet on the final two matches of the World Cup.
German police has just announced that another suspect for the robbery at EPT Berlin has been arrested. 6 people have now been arrested for being involved in the robbery at EPT Berlin, but still the police has only found about €4000 of €250,000. In other words, a lot of money is still missing and it also seems like it will remain that way.
INFO:The robbery at EPT Berlin took place in march this year and the news hit the headlines on all poker related newspapers around the globe. Everything was caught on tape and it didn't take a long time before the police could arrest some of the people who had been involved. At first, it was said that the robbers got away with more than €800,000. Later on however, the amount was said to be around €250,000.
During last weekend the German police arrested the 2 last remaining suspects for the EPT Berlin robbery, Mustafa Ucarkus and Jihad Chetwie. 20-year-old Mustafa Ucarkus was arrested at Tegel airport after his lawyer gave authorities a tip on where he was.
Jihad Chetwie, the final suspect in the March 7th heist at EPT Berlin, turned himself in at Tegel airport after flying in from Beirut, Lebanon. It seems like he was afraid of getting caught in Lebanon and therefore decided to return to Germany and most probably German prison.
There are very few details regarding the money from the robbery. But its probably just a matter of weeks before we get to know the full story behind the EPT Berlin robbery.
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