Just about a month ago, PokerStars parted ways with Latin American players Humberto Brenes, Angel Guillen and Jose "Nacho" Barbero. Now, the world's largest poker site has cut ties with another three pros, including 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada, who has over 10 million in live tournament earnings.
It's high time to update everyone on the European Poker Tour Vienna (Austria) Main Event. A field of 910 entries has been narrowed down to 56 players over three days of play. Pablo Gordillo, a PokerStars qualifier from Spain who has a little more than $3k in tournament winnings to date, will lead the remaining 53 players to Day 4 (begins in a few hours) with 2.1 million in chips (about 600k more than his closest opponent).
There are 234 of 1031 players remaining in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event after Day 1A and B and Day 2. The current chip leader is Pascal Lefrancois with 412,000 chips. The French-Canadian pro won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 2010 and finished 11th in the main event the same year. It will be interesting to follow him on the leader board during Day 3!
The 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event is underway and the two starting days are already in the books. 184 of 295 players (Dylan Hortin topped leader board with 160k) survived Day 1A and 475 of 710 players (Shankar Pillai came out on top with 173k) made it through Day 1B, which means that 659 players will return to play today! The overall chip leader is Shankar Pillai (picture) with 173,900 chips and there are lots of big names left in the competition, including PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst, Eugene Katchalov, Marcel Luske and Liv Boeree.
We will be back with another report tomorrow morning. The prize pool and payout structure should be announced by then. Stay tuned!
The second day of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) is just around the corner! Day 1 of the tournament is being played online (February 3rd - May 26th) and live action begins May 31st in Wembley Stadium in London. The tournament (€1,000,000 guaranteed for the winner) is set to become the biggest live poker event ever and lots of pros have already confirmed their participation including WEMPLAYERS (amassadors) Tony G, Dave Ulliott, Marcel Luske, Robert Mizrachi, Like Schwartz, Sam Trickett and David Benyamine.
We will keep you updated from start to finish, so make sure to check our news section from May 31st onwards.
Team PokerStars Pro Marcel "Flying Dutchman" Luske, 60, who's well known for always wearing a suit and singing at the poker tables, has been running extremly well in the past five months or so. It all started in December 2012 when he bested a field of 130-players at the PokerStars Hold'em Challenge Winter Edition €500 NLH event at the Casino de Namur in Belgium ($15,162).
A month later, he went across the world to take part in the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and managed to win two events: Event #16 $1,000 HORSE for $18,500 and Event #32 $1,000 8 Game for $13,810.
On the 11th of September 2008
Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus (Minnesota) will host the 10th Annual Trent Tucker Celebrity Tournament.
Celebrities like Michael Jordan, Patrick Wing, Flip Saunders (former
Minnesota Timberwolves) and many more are taking part this year. There will
also be poker pros like Marcel Luske, also known as "The flying Dutchman" and
Johnny Chan playing in this year's charity tournament.