Posts Tagged ‘EPT-London’

(Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Oct. 4

by , Oct 4, 2010 | 5:02 pm

PokerStars EPT London :: David Vamplew of Scotland defeated John Juanda after over 4 hours of heads-up play to win the £5,000 Main Event, earning £900,000 (over $1.4m US) making him the most successful tournament player in Scotland. Juanda earned £545,000 (over $860,000 US) for the runner-up finish, moving past Peter Eastgate, Joe Hachem (finishing 15th in this event) and Scotty Nguyen into 5th place on the all-time tournament poker earnings list with over $11.3m in live tournament earnings. A full report is available at the PokerStars blog.

The winner of the £20,000 High Roller event was Team PokerStars pro Jose “Nacho” Barbero of Argentina, defeating Finland’s Jani Sointula heads-up, earning £556,000. This is the fourth PokerStars-sponsored tournament Barbero has won this year, after back-to-back LAPT Main Event wins and a France Poker Series win in May. The report for this event is also available at the PokerStars blog.

Elsewhere …

WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana, – Elizabeth, IN :: Samuel Serdard bested a field of 570 players in the $350 NL Holdem event, winning $47,171. The final table report is available at, with the full list of players who cashed listed here.

World Poker Tour :: Professional poker player Tony Dunst named “Raw Deal” host – WPT Press release

(Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Oct. 3

by , Oct 3, 2010 | 6:09 pm

PokerStars EPT London final tables for their £5,000 Main Event and £20,000 High Roller are both set for Monday afternoon at 12pm London time (7am ET). Live streaming of the 5k final table will be available at and First, here’s the lineup for the 5k final table with the winner earning £900,000 with updates available at PokerNews and

Seat 1: David Vamplew – 3,670,000
Seat 2: Tom Marchese – 1,480,000
Seat 3: Fernando Brito – 1,100,000
Seat 4: Per Ummer – 1,245,000
Seat 5: Artur Wasek – 2,250,000
Seat 6: Kayvan Payman – 1,295,000
Seat 7: Kyle Bowker – 7,165,000
Seat 8: John Juanda – 7,075,000

Here’s the final table for the High Roller event with £556,000 going to the winner (updates available at

Seat 1: Matt Marafioti – 96.000
Seat 2: Pierre Neuville – 110,000
Seat 3: William Molson – 126,000
Seat 4: Andrew Robl – 835,000
Seat 5: Fabian Quoss – 605,000
Seat 6: Jani Sointula – 320,000
Seat 7: Jose Ignacio “Nacho” Barbero – 464,000
Seat 8: Vanessa Selbst – 1,262,000

Elsewhere …

WSOP Circuit – Southern Indiana, Elizabeth, IN :: Action got away Saturday for a month of WSOP-C action in Indiana with 570 players taking part in the first ring event, $350 NL holdem. Check out for results on Monday.

(Way Outside) the Tournament Circuit – Sept. 30

by , Sep 30, 2010 | 5:54 pm

EPT London :: A UK record field of 848 players took part in the £5,000 Main Event, with 128 players making the money, as the winner earns £900,000. The leader after the two day 1’s have been played is Claudio Cecchi with 237,500 in chips. Other notables returning for day 2 at 12pm London time Friday: Barry Shulman – 129,200, Daniel Negreanu – 122,000, Phil Ivey 117,900, Joe Hachem 108,400, Greg Raymer – 105,200, Boris Becker – 94,700, John Juanda – 71,400 and Ivan Demidov – 65,000. Full chip counts for both days are available at PokerNews and the PokerStars blog as well as live updates.

LA Poker Open, Commerce Casino :: The latest tournament series at the Commerce Casino runs Nov. 3-21, running against the NAPT at the Bike. The LAPO’s main event is a $2,085 NL event, w/ re-entry and a $500,000 guarantee LA Poker Open schedule

(Way Outside) the WSOP Europe – James Bord Wins WSOPE Main Event

by , Sep 28, 2010 | 7:14 pm

The final table of the £10,000 + 350 Main Event concluded Tuesday evening with Briton James Bord taking down the gold bracelet along with £830,401, defeating Fabrizio Baldassari heads-up. Here’s the full final table results:

1 James Bord 830,401
2 Fabrizio Baldassari 513,049
3 Ronald Lee 376,829
4 Roland De Wolfe 278,945
5 Nicolas Levi 208,119
6 Daniel Steinberg 156,530
7 Dan Fleyshman 118,643
8 Brian Powell 90,617
9 Marc Inizan 69,754

Nolan Dalla’s final table report is up at


EPT London :: Day 1a of £5,000 Main Event starts Wednesday, EPT London Schedule PokerNews and PokerStars blog cover all the action.

WSOP Circuit Southern Indiana – Elizabeth, IN :: The WSOP Circuit visits Indiana twice in October. Sat. Oct. 2 commences the Horseshoe Southern Indiana WSOP-C with 10 rings up for grabs, including the $1,600 Main Event. The winner, along with the best all around player, aka “Casino Champion” gets a seat at the $1,000,000 Championship Invitational in Las Vegas. WSOP-C schedule

Before I appeared on This Week in Poker with the folks at Wicked Chops Tuesday evening, I did a brief interview with Tatjana Pasalic for PartyPoker’s blog. Wish it went a little bit better, but was still a fun interview, even though it may not have looked that way:

(Way Outside) the WSOP Europe – Day 11

by , Sep 24, 2010 | 7:36 pm

Day 1b of the 10,000 + 350 Main Event drew a field of 209 entrants, creating a total field of 346 entrants, with the top 36 making the money. First place will be worth 830,401 when the final table is held Tuesday afternoon. 188 players will return Saturday at 12pm London time to play another six 90-minute levels. The current chip leader is James Mitchell with 178,850 in chips. Other notables from Friday returning include: November Niner John Dolan – 173,700, Antonio Esfandiari 105,125, Phil Laak – 96,675, Phil Ivey, – 94,350, Viktor “Isildur1?” Blom – 91,850, and defending champion Barry Shulman – 86,325. A tentative table draw is available at, where you can find updates there as well as PokerNews.

Both Gus Hansen and Jim Collopy, who have one match remaining in the 10k NL HU final, still have chips in the Main Event. There has been no word on when the deciding match will take place.

Elsewhere …

PokerStars LAPT – Rosario, Argentina :: 24 players remain in their main event, playing down to their final table on Saturday. PokerStars Blog and PokerNews

TJ Cloutier Choctaw Poker Classic – Durant, Oklahoma :: $1,600 Main Event starts Saturday, Cloutier, Scotty Nguyen, Tom McEvoy scheduled to appear. Rounders’ Radio appears to be handling live streaming of the tournament this weekend.

PokerStars EPT London :: The final major poker series to hit London starts Sept. 28th – EPT London details

Finally, Dan Michalski appeared on episode #2 of Gary Wise vs the World at with Shaun Deeb, Daniel “Jungleman12” Cates, and Tim West.

Big Winners of Every Other Week

October 15, 2009

by , Oct 15, 2009 | 1:22 pm

It’s been a busy couple of weeks in poker with notable tournaments running in locations as diverse as London, Aruba and… Blackhawk, Colorado? To keep you up with who’s winning around the world, our crack staff is everywhere. We think.

barry shulmanBarry Shulman
WSOPE Main Event
London, England

With more than $1.3 million in first-place money and a WSOP bracelet on the line, the match had Academy Award potential as Shulman, father of November Niner and up-and-coming poker bad boy Jeff “Happy” Shulman, bettered perennial fan favorite and all-time tournament money winner Daniel Negreanu.

For full play-by-play of the epic 17-hour, big-name final table, click here

Aaron Gustavson
EPT London Main Event
London, England

Across town at the Grosvenor Casino, it took just seven hands of heads-up play for 23-year-old online pro Aaron Gustavson to knock off defending WSOP main event champ Peter Eastgate and claim the £850,000 first-place prize at the EPT London Main Event.

More details at

Brandon Hall
Aruba Poker Classic

A little rain couldn’t dampen Hall’s spirits as the 20-year-old online qualifier from Littlestown, Pa., beat out 474 other players to claim more than $753,000 and the title of Aruba Poker Classic Champion after defeating Robert Mizrachi in heads-up play. He plays online as “AreTheseUtz”.

Read more about him at the UltimateBet Blog

William Givens
HPT Mile High Poker Open
Black Hawk, CO

24-year old William Givens won nearly $145,000 and his mother’s respect after taking down the Heartland Poker Tour’s Mile High Poker Open at the Golden Gates Casino earlier this month. Givens, who has been playing professionally for just over a year, won his way into the $1,650 main event through a $360 satellite. Using cash game winnings from the weekend, he actually won two satellites and sold the other seat for additional profit.

Read more about his biggest win to date on the Heartland Poker Tour here

Poker Beat: Media Daze

by , Oct 9, 2009 | 4:00 am

Topics this week include the emergence of Darvin Moon and Phil Ivey in the press, tournament spotlights (Shulman def. Negreanu @WSOPE, Gustafson def. Eastgate @EPT-London, UB’s Aruba-fest), and the demise of PokerPages (feat. former PP EIC Amy Calistri) …

The Poker Beat
Huff, Caldwell, Michalski, Wise, Nemeth, Calistri, Stapleton

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