2,571 players sat down at the tables at the Rio All-Suit Hotel and Casino for Day 2C of the 2014 WSOP Main Event on Tuesda. Once concluded after 10 hours of poker action, the legendary Phil Ivey was on top of the hill with a great stack of 505,000 chips which puts him on top of all fields! Some 1,400 players survived to Day 3C!
The C-field had a lot of famous poker icons when it started. Some of which were eliminated during Day 2 including Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, JC Tran, Gerard Pique, Andreas Hoivold, Dutch Boyd, Joe Hachem, Matt Salsberg and Daniel Colman. However, Daniel Negreanu made it and, although his stack is very shy (39,800), is ready for Day 3C!
A big congratulations to Joe Cada, the winner of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship. The 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion bested a field of 264 runners to win his second bracelet and $670,941 in prize money! Many people have doubted that Cada was a serious player, but this win has most probably silenced some of the critics!
Two days of poker are in the books at the the World Poker Tour Rolling Thunder Main Event (played at Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, California) and Bryan Campanello will lead the final 24 players (of 465 entries) into Day 3 with 1,436,000 in chips. Besides Campanello, only another two players, Chad Eveslage (1,390,000) and Benjamin Zamani (1,350,000), will bring over 1 million chips to Day 3.
The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is down to only two players after 171 hands of thrilling poker! Jay Farber (105,000,000) and Ryan Riess (85,675,000) are the last two players of 6,352 entries and they will now get some well-deserved sleep before the cards are back in the air again (broadcast starts at 6.00 PM Las-Vegas time on ESPN).
Ladies and gentleman, the world champion title, the coveted gold bracelet and a massive $8,361,570 first-place prize is still at stake, so expect nothing but a super thrilling conclustion to the tournament!
The big day has arrived! The long-awaited 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is about to start and the remaining 9 players have a $26,662,046 prize pool to play for, including the first prize of $8,359,531 that comes along with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet!
The first-ever World Poker Tour Alpha8 tournament ($100,000 buy-in) concluded yesterday at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida with Steven Silverman as the champion! The final table lasted for almost 18 levels and Silverman had to defeat November Niner J.C. Tran, who recently signed with 888poker, heads-up to take down the first place prize of $891,660.
The 2013 WSOP Main Event is now down to the last 9 remaining players who will re-unite to battle for the most prestigous poker prize in the world this November! This year's Main Event kicked off on July 6th with 6,352 players and a total prize pool of $59,708,800. Ten days later, only 9 remaining players are remaining to fight for the first prize of $8,359,531 + the Gold bracelet.
The following players will be seated around the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table in early November:
Two out of the remaining players has won WSOP Gold Bracelets in the past. The chip leader JC Tran has two previous WSOP Gold Bracelets: 2008's $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event #49 and 2009's $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event #30. Amir Lehavot won the 2011 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Chamionship.
While most of the poker world focused on WSOP Europe and PokerStars' WCOOP last week, a £100,000 buy-in tournament took place at Aspinalls, a private gaming club in London, England. Among the 21-players to show up for the expensive tournament were Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, JC tran, Erik Seidel, Tobias Reinkeier etc.
Time is up and Day 2 of the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event has come to an end with 20 players. Jonathan Duhamel is one of them and he has a great chance of reaching the final table with his stack of 751,000 chips (6th place). Another 2 familiar faces that are closing in on the final are Joe Serock (647,000) and JC Tran (145,000).
A few days ago, PartyPoker Premier League IV in Las Vegas kicked off. 11 pros and 1 internet qualifier are now playing for a prize pool of $1,5 million dollars + a sponsorship contract worth $100,000. So far, three heats out of 12 have been played.
Heat 1: Phil Laak wins the first heat!
Phil Laak is a very good poker player. No doubt about that! Anyhow, even a good poker player like Phil can get lucky once in a while. Well, he got lucky many times in Heat 1 as he flopped sets numerous times when his opponents had big hands. Nothing could stop Phil this day, and after 8 hours of play, it was all over as JC Tran, last year's winner, was eliminated in second place.
Amir Lehavot (610,000) has taken the lead from Troy Weber (435,000) who was the chip leader when day 2 started. I took the lead thanks to this hand, Amir Lehavot said in an interview with a poker magazine.
The Danish world champion Peter Eastgate is participating in the Party Poker Premier League. He lost his first heat where he was playing against some of the biggest names in poker. This tournament has a lot of stars playing and you will see players as Annette Obrestad, Devilfish, Andy Black and Roland de Wolfe. The American player JC Tran is also playing and he was the one to bust Peter Eastgate out of the heat.Read more » Peter Eastgate off to a good start in PartyPoker Premier League
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