The 24-year-old American began the day squarely in the middle of the pack with $718,000 in chips, putting him just a double-up away from the chip lead held by his countryman, Eric Liu. Things would eventually turn ugly for Martin before repeatedly swinging back in his favor.
The implications of the hearing seeking an order requiring these sites to forfeit their domain names to the state go far beyond the future of online gambling, raising significant questions regarding the future of all Internet commerce and how it may be regulated or controlled by the government. Nearly every major online gambling company is expected to be in attendance at Tuesday’s hearing.
Andre Akkari earned his two final-table cashes on Sunday in the PokerStars $215 No-Limit Hold’em rebuy event and the Sunday 500. He earned $16,250 for a seventh-place finish in the Sunday 500 and another $4,275 for a ninth-place finish in the $215+R.
Now, we’ve seen million-dollar stacks before. TexasLimitKing showed us his million-dollar roll on the $500/$1,000 limit games.
One of the more unique takes on the online poker format came to a halt today with the closing of Duplicate Poker. Duplicate, which operated openly in several US states as a result of it’s original approach to poker, announced the closing in a brief statement on the room’s website: 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.
Brady entered the final table with the second largest chip stack and put that stack to good use eliminating Brandon Terry and Jeff Papola while setting himself up for the seemingly inevitable heads-up match against Storakers.
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According to the release, CAP made every effort to abide by the local Spanish laws and was caught off-guard by the police action. Furthermore, CAP legal representatives had allegedly cleared all legal issues prior to the event, making it clear it was a private freeroll-style tournament that was not open to the public. “We don’t put these tournaments on without permission, which is exactly why we have a specific registration system and a number of checks that affiliates go through to gain the password.
The Women’s World Open features 36 players from around the world competing for a share of a $108,000 prize pool. With female poker players such as Jen Mason, Late Night Poker finalist Maria Demetriou, Xuyen “Bad Girl” Pham, previous World Open winner Pippa Flanders and others, the battle is sure to be a big one.
Former professional golfer Ryan Dreyer outlasted 272 players at the 2008 Sun City Million in South Africa to take down a first place prize that equaled $350,000 after a final table deal. Dreyer, who is sometimes known by the nickname “Rhino” Ryan, couldn’t have been happier to win the prestigious event as he currently works a commentator on the All Africa poker channel and mentioned as a local he was proud to take part in the event. “The field was very strong by South African standards,” he said.
Play got started at 2:30 p.m. BST on Tuesday with Roland de Wolfe, David Williams, Sammy George, Chris Parke, Neil Channing, Jennifer Tilly, Robert Williamson II and Iliodoros Kamatakis at the felt