It stands as the second-biggest pot ever online – for a truly sick $605,000 – and now temporarily sits in David Benyamine’s bankroll. But it could have – and perhaps should have – belonged to Patrik Antonius.
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Event 23 featured some more No-Limit Hold’em, with the twist of one rebuy and one add-on this time around. Then came some 2-7 Single Draw action that drew a field of more than 300 players willing to pay $530 to play. Event 23 No-Limit Hold’em, the unofficial game of the poker boom, was on the schedule yesterday with this event.
The team arrived in Washington Monday and will meet with the U.S. Trade Representative, Department of Justice and members of Congress who have relevant committee responsibility or who have demonstrated an interest in seeing the executive branch account for its online gambling policies and decision making.
During the markup process earlier today, a few members of the committee weighed in on the reintroduced version of the PSPA, now labeled H.R. 6870. Rep.
“After conducting a survey amongst our biggest cash-game and tournament players over the past few months the overwhelming response was for a Player Points Ranking competition and so the race is now on,” said a RedKings Poker spokesperson. “Top players love the kudos of being the named the biggest at our poker room so we have decided to show the rankings and added $100,000 in cash to spice things up.” The Points Race launched Sept.
The two poker variations may not be as popular as No-Limit Hold’em, but they still drew heavy fields to top their guaranteed prize pools and attract some of poker’s biggest stars.
I mean, Eddie “The Eagle” ski jumping in the Calgary Olympics? Tony Blair following George Bush Jr
The insatiable lust for high-stakes No-Limit Hold’em that seems to have seized the poker community lately showed no signs of slowing over the weekend, with a steady lineup of big name pros stepping up to the felt at Full Tilt’s marquee $500/$1,000 RailHeaven table. And while there was the expected deluge of $200k-$300k pots , the big story of the weekend came near the very beginning, as just 11 hours after high-stakes fish patatino made online poker history with a $610k pot Friday morning, David Benyamine came oh-so-close to one-upping him with a $600k pot of his own Friday night.
By besting a field of the world’s top-tier pros, including WSOP $50k H.O.R.S.E. winner Scotty Nguyen and Canadian super freak Daniel Negreanu, 24-year-old Ruthenberg earned an insane €1,361,000
The bill is scheduled for a markup in the House Financial Service Committee on Tuesday, during which the committee will be able to debate, amend and even rewrite the proposed legislation.