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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.
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.
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
Event 17 A total of 960 runners turned up to contest the bracelet Saturday in Event 17, $530 Pot-Limit Hold’em (six-max), building a prize pool of $480,000. That topped the PokerStars guarantee by a full $80,000, again showing just how popular this long-running tournament series is. By 3:04 am EDT, 12 1/2 hours after play began, the final table was set.
This time around the tournament series is even bigger and better.
The show has begun filming already with a PokerListings regular, Tony “TheTonz” Wind, as one of the participants. Wind announced that he’d been chosen in the PokerListings forum
The Borgata Poker Open at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is set to offer up a guaranteed $5 million as one of the crown jewels of the World Poker Tour kicks off today.
Event 15 Aside from the $614,400 prize pool, the NLH heads-up tourney provided over 2,000 runners the chance for ultimate bragging rights. Heads-up poker has long been the proving ground for a player’s skill and tenaciousness. In the spirit of the epic matches of old, players took to the felt in an attempt to prove their dominance