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EPT London news (Updated 10/7)

by , Oct 5, 2008 | 6:21 pm

On to entities that are still functioning, as the EPT London Main Event concluded earlier today with American Michael Martin pulled off a miraculous comeback to take down the title along with £1,000,000. Down to 100,000 4-handed (and in the big blind for 80,000), Martin tripled up, then doubled up twice in 3 consecutive hands to move to a more manageable 1.45m in chips. Martin then continued his heater, eliminating the other 3 players to take down the title with his mother and girlfriend cheering him on from the rail. Here’s how the rest of the final table finished:

1 £ 1,000,000 Michael Martin
2 £ 525,314 Michael Tureniec
3 £ 303,439 Marcin Horecki
4 £ 234,920 Eric Liu
5 £ 195,766 Philippe D’Auteuil
6 £ 153,351 Alan Smurfit
7 £ 120,723 Johannes Strassmann
8 £ 81,569 Antony Lellouche

The £20,000 EPT High Rollers Million Pound Showdown is now underway as a field of 85 is playing down to a final table, which will be air live stream at Monday morning. 14 players remain, but only 9 players will be in the money (1st takes home £516,000) as play finishes for the evening. Among the remaining: David Benyamine, WSOP Europe ME winner John Juanda, and Scotty Nguyen. Of the November Nine who participated, only WSOP Vegas chip leader Dennis Phillips came close to the money, as he finished in 10th to be the bubble boy. Here’s the final table as play resumes at 11am ET:

Seat 1 – Peter Jetten – 347,000
Seat 2 – Michael Watson – 104,000
Seat 3 – Isaac Haxton – 293,000
Seat 4 – Isabelle Mercier – 86,000
Seat 5 – David Benyamine – 175,000
Seat 6 – Scotty Nguyen – 68,000
Seat 7 – Jason Mercier – 204,000
Seat 8 – Masaaki Kagawa – 142,000
Seat 9 – John Juanda – 302,000

Final update at the jump:

Duplicate Poker Defunct

by , | 6:10 pm

Duplicate Poker, the site that offered a different take on traditional online poker, is no longer a working site.

Whether it was successful in its operations is questionable, but since its launch in 2006 and media blitz in 2007, Duplicate Poker attempted to be unique in its attempt to show that poker is a game of skill. It allowed players to compete against each other by playing the exact same hand on different tables, and whoever played it with the most success won. Though some in the poker community took to it, it never gained the momentum that the developers hoped. And now, it has folded, blaming its failure on the current financial crisis.

The message on the site is as follows:

Duplicate is sadly bidding farewell to its players. Caught in the middle of the global financial situation the company is not able to continue to provide service. We are a small victim of the global financial crisis.

Regretfully as of the today, October 5th, 2008 we are closing our service. We thank our players for being with us. Hopefully at later time and in a better economic climate Duplicate Poker will re-appear.

The Duplicate Poker Team

Poker Players Prefer Obama to McCain

So Says Duplicate Poker Polling

by , Sep 8, 2008 | 4:52 pm

(Am I the only one surprised that Duplicate Poker is still alive and kicking?)

Evidently, Duplicate Poker has players. And 1,639 of them were willing to complete surveys about the upcoming presidential election and their intended votes.

Obama took it by nearly a 2:1 margin – 1,043 votes for Obama, 596 votes for McCain.

Other results of interest:

Stronger ticket: Obama (1,167) v. McCain (499)
Predictions for victory: Obama (1,117) v. McCain (538)
Race as a factor: Yes (737), No (915)
Deciding issues: Economy (602), Vision for America (379), Iraq war (348)
Most decisive voters: Women (575), African-Americans (541)

The survey was conducted from September 4-6, and all respondents were U.S. citizens, 87% of whom were men ages 18-54. Average income of the surveyed was $77K, average education was college graduate, and online poker frequency was twice per week.

Take it for what it’s worth, but it is the first survey done of poker players on the upcoming election.