The Crown Casino poker room was packed as the 213 entrants into Thursday’s event in the PokerNews Cup Australia Championships, 6-Handed No Limit Hold’em, took up most of the tables in the room. Big names in the field…
Several professional poker players were in attendance to visit with the soldiers and families as well as to play in the tournament organized for the day. Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Victor Ramdin, Phil Gordon, Gavin Griffin, Rhett Butler and NBC Poker After Dark’s hostess Leeann Tweeden were all on hand. Dennis Phillips, who will be the chip leader going into the 2008 World Series of Poker final table in November, also got in some practice at the event
The Tony G Celebrity Shootout Bounty Tournament, Event #5 at the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia Championships, drew a stacked field of tough competitors, all gunning for each other and the bounty lanyards that a portion of the field wore…
A brief appearance on the Microgaming network in Feb.; some unconfirmed speculation by Tom “durrrr” Dwan that he had played a session on Peter Jepsen’s account in early Sept.; an event or two at this year’s WSOPE. By and large though, there was little sign the legendary Kelopuro – after a downturn last year busted his FTP account and a lack of action in high-limit ring games discouraged him from reloading – had any intention of getting back in the online mix
Craker, a 30-year-old Plasterer from nearby Wellington, outlasted 305 opponents and out-dueled Aussie Matthew Konnecke in heads-up play to win the title and over $200,000 NZD ($156,393 USD).
The Crown Poker Room in Melbourne was host to an action junkie’s wildest dream as Event 3 of the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia kicked off on Monday, Australia time.
The PTA will have five stops on its tour during the 2009 season, and when it moves on to its second season it plans to expand to six stops. The tentative schedule for 2009 is as follows: Feb.
With an estimated prize pool of more than $2.5 million, some big-name pros making the trip to play and key changes to the structure, it should be an excellent event.
The World Poker Store entered into an agreement with Play It Simpel, the creator of the popular poker reality TV show Poker Kampioen Van Nederland , in which the existing Play It Simpel poker league in the Netherlands will become The Bar Poker League.
The multiday binge of all things cards is being held in the facility’s newly remodeled World Series of Poker Room, with 10 events being played in all.
The $2,500 USD buy-in Manila main event is the first of four APT events planned to 2009, with the details of the final three being released sometime next week. The CEO of the APT, Chris Parker, is excited for next year: “The APT has already held two major events this year – APT Philippines and APT Macau. After consultation with players, online partners, and sponsors, a comprehensive schedule is now being planned for 2009 to successfully meet the needs of all concerned