November Nine to meet again in February

22 Jan , 2011 - Posted by Dan in Poker News

Eight of the most recent World Series Of Poker (WSOP) “November Nine” Final Table will all meet and play against each other and their victor, Jonathan Duhamel, at the Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge that begins on February 4th.

The 19th edition of the Mega Stack Challenge, held at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, is to include a new event that will pit the world champion Jonathan Duhamel and the 2010 “November Nine” against qualifiers in a special three-table tournament.

“This will be a legendary reunion watched by the entire poker community … Not only will the November Nine meet at Foxwoods to resurrect memories of their last game, the players will also test their skills against the casino’s strongest poker players,” enthused organiser Bernard Lee in a press release.

Duhamel became the first Canadian WSOP Main Event bracelet winner last November, beating Jonathan Racener in the heads-up battle to take home almost nine million dollars. Michael Mizrachi, an undisputed success story in the poker world, especially during the WSOP of 2010 in which he won the $50,000 Players’ Championship and was chip leader during the latter stages of the Main Event before reaching the final table with a smallish stack of 14,450,000 chips and finishing in fifth place. Between the 5.5 million-dollar prize that Racedner took home, to the 811,000 bonus to 9th-place finisher Soi Nguyen, came Joseph Cheong, Filippo Candio, Mizrachi, John Dolan, Jason Senti and Matthew Jarvis, in descending order.

The XIX Foxwoods Mega Stack Challenge begins on 4th February 2011. The Challenge consists of a series of six events with an accumulated $400,000 in guaranteed prize money. The $1,200 buy-in No Limit Texas Holdem Poker tournament has a guaranteed $150,000 prize bucket. The series includes a more-modest priced $75,000 Guaranteed tournament with a $300 buy-in; from 10,000-chip stacks, levels will only last half an hour – survivors of the two starting days on February 7th 8th will play out on February 9th. Single-table satellites to each tournament are also available and start at an affordable $75.

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Does it Benefit Me to be a Specialist or Should I Learn All the Games?

28 Jul , 2009 - Posted by Dan in Poker Tips

This is a tough question to answer as it really depends on what you want to do with your poker playing.  If you are just looking to take down your local game, you are probably better off just playing hold’em and becoming an expert.  If you want to be a true player and be successful at the casinos, you are better off getting a well rounded education and learning all of the games.

The reason I say that you should become well rounded is because you never know where opportunity is going to strike.  Most home games are either a compilation of a bunch of silly games like After the Queen, Low Hole and 7, Middle Hole and the like or straight up Texas Holdem Poker tournaments.  Any game with a wild card is pretty much pot luck so you can focus on hold’em and clean up with your buddies.

When you are looking to play cards for a living, you have to be able to play where the money is.  For instance, you walk into your local card room and all of the hold’em tables are not only filled, but are occupied by people that you know are better than you.  On the other hand, the 7 stud table has 2 seats open and has nothing but suckers sitting at it.  Do you want to be on the list to donate your money or would you rather go sit down and make 2 month’s rent in one session?

The other money making opportunity for this is playing poker on poker sites.  H.O.R.S.E. tournaments are becoming more and more popular at the poker sites. While there may be a lot of players in them, they do not always have the best skills once you get into the stud variations.  It is always funny to watch someone play Razz for the first time as it can get quite confusing. These poker sites offer more popular games which might be an opportunity to make more money.

This is where being a well rounded player will help you.  Let them fight it out on the hold’em and Omaha Poker games.  You can sit back and wait for big hands there, but when the stud games roll in, all bets are off.  This is where you can lay down the hammer and take advantage of the weaker players.

As a matter of fact, this is also true of the live game.  I’m not sure if you noticed for not, but the majority of the variation games had all pro’s going deep in the WSOP.  The reason behind this is the fields are smaller and the play is much weaker.  A skilled player can rip right through these games.  In all honesty, if you want to win a bracelet, this is your best chance.

Now is the time to start practicing.  Get as much experience as you can at the micro levels online and then get into the live games at the casino.  Start at the lower levels to get a feel for how the game is played and then start sitting in with the big boys.  You may even find that you like it better than hold’em!

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How Strong Can You Play a Small Flush?

28 Jul , 2009 - Posted by Dan in Poker Strategy

This is a hand that has killed plenty of stacks, most recently at the WSOP Main Event.  The hand in question has one player sitting on a 35d and the other sitting on QJd.  The board hit all diamonds and the smaller flush led out and ended up getting his whole stack in with the second best.  No big deal, only a few million dollars lost on a 5 high flush!

Players tend to get tunnel vision the moment that their hands hit and pay little attention to anything else.  Now this was a notable pro player at one of the most prestigious poker tournaments in the world and he never thought for a second that he was second best. This is proof that it can happen to anyone.


This is something that will also happen with high pairs or when someone hits the high portion of the board with a card.  For instance, you are sitting on K9s and a K hits the board along with two babies.  You lead out and someone comes over top of you and you immediately push.  What makes you think that a 9 kicker is going to hold up?  Even if you are ahead at that moment, more than likely it is a bad play to commit your stack with that type of hand.

The same can be said for the small flush.  Even when the odds are slim that the other player also has a flush, it is pretty safe to assume that they are on a massive draw and if another card hits, you are dead and your chips gets shuffled across the table.  There is no worse feeling than seeing the aftermath and asking yourself, “What the hell was I thinking?”


There is a time and a place to make a stand and a baby flush is not it.  If you are going to make a play, you are much better off waiting until the river anyway.  At this point, you can get a better read on your opponent and pretty much know if they were going after the draw of if they had the same flush as you did, only stronger.

This also gives you the ability to still get out of the hand with relatively little damage to your stack.  If you are leading out, you can do so with smaller bets that won’t cripple you if you end up losing.  You can still make a move on the hand on the river with a healthy raise, but if they come over top of you, you can be pretty sure that they are not just bluffing.

The problem when you get aggressive early in a hand like this is that any draw will come right back at you.  You are then faced with the decision to give someone two more cards and hope that your baby flush holds up or worse, have the cards turned and realize that you are drawing dead.  There is always as time to make a stand, but choose a better hand.

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Low Crowd Record in WSOP Circuit Main Event

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

The WSOP Circuit lately finished a stop at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana. This Poker event saw a sharp decrease in the number of overall contestants unlike many circuit events over the years. The previous record low for the Main Event of a WSOP Circuit event was 99. This event drew a trivial 84 players only. Big name stars of the poker world were noticeably absent from this event. Bernard Lee was eliminated before the end of Day 1 and he was the only significant name in the field.

Play that was planned to last until 3 a.m. in the morning on Day 1 was on the brink at around 10 pm just to give an idea of how small this field was. Lasting just under 5 hours Day 2 was also another very short day. David and Stacy Kopacz, a husband and wife pair made it deep into Day 2, but only David would make the final table.

Because of the small field size, merely 9 players completed in the money and in the finish this is what the final table appears like:

Seat 1: Jerry Martin 139,500
Seat 2: David Kopacz 151,000
Seat 3: Samuel Oberlin 229,500
Seat 4: Jamin Stokes 189,500
Seat 5: Dean Schultz 114,000
Seat 6: Joey Couden 128,000
Seat 7: Derek Whelan 117,500
Seat 8: Ray Lynn 17,500
Seat 9: Len Ashby 177,000

Play ended up three handed between David Kopacz, Samuel Oberlin, and Jerry Martin in conclusion. Martin in one hand took a dominating having an enormous Poker chip lead when he eliminated David Kopacz after flopping a set with pocket queens.

With almost a 5 to 1 chip lead over Oberlin Heads up play saw Martin enter. Oberlin was just over 200,000 and Martin had just over 1 Million in chips. To put Oberlin back in contention simply took one hand. Queens held and Oberlin had in excess of a half million in Poker chips.

With some strong betting a few hands later and then another huge confrontation occurred between the two Oberlin took the lead. Martin moved all-in against Oberlin and Oberlin called with the flop showing Jc-4c-5h. Oberlin was holding pocket queens again. Martin needed help and was holding J-7 but it did not arrive. Samuel Oberlin overcame an immense chip shortage to win the first WSOP Circuit Title of the season.

Oberlin won the gold circuit championship ring as well as $143,064. His win goes to prove that many times the player that catches the cards wins up the winner when you reach heads up play.

The WSOP Circuit will be heading next to Hammond; IN. the first circuit event in the Chicago, IL area will take place Starting the 24th. Details regarding the happening can be found at WSOP web site. For this event, it will be motivating to see the interest in the Chicago area. It is hard to tell with the current state of the economy. With any luck the recent trend in low attendance will start to reverse.

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Johnny Chan – Legend Profile

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

Johnny Chan has become one of the best players in World Series of Poker history. Born in China, he sits second all time with 10 WSOP bracelets just one behind Phil Hellmuth.

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan

Johnny Chan’s first World Series of Poker cash was in 1983 and he plays a full program to this day with 3 cashes in 2008. Johnny is widely considered one of the top 5 players in World Series of Poker history and is popular on Poker television. Chan came to the United States in 1968. He is married with six children. He won first bracelet in 1985 and his tenth in 2005.

Chan had already had one bracelet to his name, heading in to the 1987 World Series of Poker Main Event, however the Main Event would be where his career really started. Poker greats like Howard Lederer, Dan Harrington and Mickey Appleman Littered the Main Event final table in 1987. Johnny proved that he was a player to consider with and beat all those top pros and took home the title at the final table.

Johnny Chan won $650 000 and beat Frank Henderson heads up. In 1988 Chan made the final table of the Main Event and once more a lot of names you will recognize were at the table with him. Guys like Erik Seidel, TJ Cloutier and Humberto Brenes. Johnny showed that he was one of the top pros in the world besting Seidel heads up to take home the bracelet and $700 000 once again. Johnny was now the man to observe with back to back wins and three career bracelets The 1989 Main Event where legends are born. Chan once again was there in the end. He battled his way to again being heads up for the title, and what happened was two upcoming poker legends would take clash. Maybe poker fans didn’t realize it at the time, but it was legend vs legend. Phil Hellmuth vs Johnny Chan. Chan would still take home more then $300 000 although Hellmuth would take home the title. We will in no way see another player make three main event final tables in a row, pass up win 2 and finish second once. Johnny had made his name in the poker world. Making another Main Event final table in 1992he would win more bracelets and even.

While Johnny Chan won a 7 card stud tournament Chan wouldn’t win his fourth bracelet until 1994. When he outlasted Barry Greenstein, Steve Zolotow and Lyle Berman in winning the deuce to seven lowball bracelet His fifth came in 1997. Chan won his sixth bracelet in 2000 and in 2002 he convene with an old friend in the no limit holdem heads up tournament, Phil Hellmuth and now Johnny took home the title and his seventh bracelet. In event 15 and event 24 his eighth and ninth bracelet both came in 2003. Chan won his then record 10th bracelet in a pot limit holdem tournament in 2005. He had to beat Phil Laak heads up to win that 10th title, which earned him over $300 000. After that Johnny has cashed eight times and most lately finished 4th in an Omaha event in 2008.

Overall Johnny has cashed 41 times and 10 bracelets in his career. Johnny has made more then $4 million at the World Series of Poker alone over his 25 year career. Chan is one of the most consistent poker players in poker history with 25 years and 27 final tables made. He has had triumphed playing Holdem of all limits and styles, Omaha and seven card games.

He commonly appears on Poker After Dark on NBC. Johnny is more then just the World Series. He has career tournament earnings of more then $6.5 million and also won Poker Superstars. Play Poker like Johnny Chan and Million Dollar Holdem are the two books he had written. He runs his personal online poker site, owns fast food franchises and desires to eventually open his own casino. Chan is a great poker player and a business man who will strive for success in all his endeavors.

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WSOP Player Profile – Erik Seidel

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

You can roughly always see Erik Seidel well dressed and sitting quietly and it is impossible to find any man quieter than him sitting at the tables. If you talk to him you will discover that he is no more than a silent courteous man.

Erik SeidelErik Seidel

Erik Seidel

You would believe that he was nothing more than a mediocre Poker player at first if you were to play against him. You would quickly find that you were wrong about what you probably consider an antisocial man unluckily for you. All of your chips would be his sooner than you knew what was going on.

Erik Seidel is a New York guy that started his gambling profession with backgammon. Currently he was attending Brooklyn College, but he later dropped out. He took up backgammon professionally after leaving college. He also began to play poker soon after that. He sustained these two Poker games until 1985, when the decision was made that as if it was time for a new job. For the years that he was a stock broker and he continued to play poker in his spare time. The stock market crashed and he lost his job but continued to play poker after a few years. After he worked on his game for a while, Seidel took his first try at the World Series of Poker during 1988.

Erik Seidel’s initial nine Poker games didn’t go as intended because he had completely no cashes during that time. Seidel in time found himself against Johnny Chan, the World Champion, during the Main Event, and though he lost, that great things would be seen from him later on became obvious.

While he was a stock broker Eric Seidel spent a few years playing high stakes poker. Seidel refrained from playing poker as a professional even as he won the bracelets in 1992 and 1993. After winning the $210,000 and his third bracelet in 1994 when he won the $5,000 Limit Holdem event, Seidel to decide to turn professional. He soon moved to Vegas with his wife.

Moving was the most excellent decision Seidel could possibly make. He now position 5th all time for WSOP bracelets. Seidel won eight different World Series of Poker Bracelets to earn that ranking. He won different areas, including two wins in bracelets in No Limit Holdem, two wins in Limit Holdem, two wins in 2-7 Lowball, one win in Pot Limit Omaha, and a win in Omaha 8. He has managed to win over nine million dollars in tournaments in his career. In April of 2008 He also won his very first WPT title. Earning $967,390 he won the Foxwoods Poker Classic. He also now holds the titles for the previous Diamond Jim Brady, Four Queens classic, and Fiesta Al Lago events.

Erik Seidel enjoys a huge music buff. He can usually be seen with a set of head phones that allows him to listen to his favorite music while he plays. He also works for Full Tilt Poker and is one of the people in charge of site design.

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Dan Harrington

23 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

It’s Dan Harrington, one of the most tight or aggressive Poker player. He started as champion backgammon and chess master. In the 80’s earned a little more experience, he started his poker habits at New York’s Mayfair club. During that moment he played Erik Seidel, Howard Lederer, Jay Heimowitz, and Steve Zolotow.

Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington ended sixth at the WSOP in 1987, which was when people really began to perceive him. Johnny Chan managed to win his first title this very same year. It was 1995 earlier than Dan won the NL Holdem Event for $2,500, winning home his very first World Series of Poker bracelet. He walked away with his second bracelet and the $1 million prize pool after winning the Main Event Later in the year. Harrington ended up walking away with all the money and at different points of the final table tried to talk Poker players into accepting a deal but they would not agree

Dan Harrington managed to top himself even though that prize pool and the title would be well thought-out a major feat for most players. It was the year 2003, Harrington had again gone to the Main Event and this time, he finished third. Because of the unexpected win of Chris Moneymaker this was when Poker really boomed. There was a huge increase in the number of people that showed up the very next year. There were 2,576 people on the field and it was a new record. There were so many people there that Harrington had to work to come across his way to that last table. His achievements are still considered one of the greatest in the history of poker although he failed to win the tournament, and received only fourth place.

Harrington doesn’t only enclose his accomplishments in the but he is also made two final tables in the World Poker Tour. At the Doyle Brunson North American Championship winning $620,730 he took second in his first final table. Harrington made the final table for the Legends of Poker when World Poker Tour made the decision not to haphazardly raise limits in 2007. Harrington managed to win his very first World Poker Tour title, which finished up being the longest final table in the entire history of World Poker Tour.

Over 6.5 million dollars, Dan Harrington won well in tournaments. He wrote books and worked as real estate as well as a stock investor while winning his poker tournaments. He wrote five different books committed to poker. They were Harrington on Holdem: volumes 1 through 3, all of which focal point was on the tournament play. What’s more he also wrote two books entitled Harrington on Cash Games, both of which keep their centered on ring games.

If you want results, Dan’s tight and aggressive approach is the way to go though it may seem boring. Having his solidness and business smarts will help you develop into a winner even if it is in business you want to go.

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Day 3 the £1,500 No-Limit Holdem in WSOP-Europe

22 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker

Now its day 3 at £1,500 No Limit Texas Holdem session saw 90 competitors meet to fool around their method towards a final table at initial bracelet round of this WSOP-Europe. professionals in disputation built-in John Juanda, Jason Gray, Andy Bloch, Marc Goodwin, Surider Sunar, Jac Arama, Phil Laak, Brandon Cantu, Michael Binger, Erik Seidel, and Daniel Negreanu.

One of the primary Poker experts eradicated from this day’s battle was Michael Binger. Binger drove worn-out by pocket aces. His rival holds pocket threes. Binger is obliged to study Phil Ivey’s manuscript on ruining beyond this event. Here comes the flop amid mutually remaining threes, openhanded his rival quads. The fifth street didn’t drop an ace, and then Binger was removed.

Marc Goodwin acted worn-out on the flop of 5♠-3♣-10♦. Together Tony Duffield and Fuad Serhan drove drained behind him. Duffield presented A♥-10♥ for high pair, Goodwin presented A♠-A♣, and Serhan also presented 5♥-5♦ for a group of fives. Serhan had mutually rivals coated. The fourth and fifth street come sprinting fours, providing Serhan a pot and eradicating two Poker competitors.

Stage 11 made out ended of Phil Laak’s event. Phil Laak goes worn-out holding K♣-J♠. He single out an awful moment to create a move like Sid Harris prepared the call through A♠-A♥. The panel let passed both competitors and Laak shoot up outside the competition.

In a while previous to finished the stage eleven, John Juanda acted drained on the flop of 6♠-4♦-9♥ and then called with Tim Pennington. Juanda holds 9♠-7♠ next to Pennington’s J♥-J♦. The fourth street Poker card of a 7♣ put Juanda ahead. Regrettably for Juanda, the fifth street fells the 6♣, providing Pennington the enhanced two pair.

Erik Seidel situated up the day like the third smallest load in the competition with merely 7,000 in chips. Seidel was capable of bend over a few of times near the beginning on but his sprint lastly adds up to an ending in Stage 12. Seidel drawn near with A-K as well as stumble upon pocket queens. The panel let passed both rivals and Seidel will be vacant to take part in tomorrow’s HORSE round.

This primary round of the World Series of Poker-Europe will disburse 45 spots as well as we arrived on the bubble stage through stage 12. Pete Linton turned out to be the unlucky bubble young man. Linton was drained with A♥-9♠ next to A♦-4♠. Linton kept on lead on equally the flop and Fourth Street, but the Fifth Street 4♥ drove Linton to a banister with very similar reward as the further 365 competitor, $0.

Soon following the bubble rupture, professional Surinder Sunar pushed drained by A-7 next to the pocket fours of Arkadi Kilman. The panel missed the boat moreover Sunar be paid £ 3,075.

Stages 13 perceived finished of Brandon Cantu’s day. By means of merely 8,100 in chips left over, Cantu pushed exhausted with Q♠-10♣. Adam Junglen completed a call with A♦-9♠. Cantu cried out “Grant me the ten, dealer” while the first 3 face-up cards was dealt in addition to his desire was contracted with K♦-4♥-10♠ flop. The fourth street fell a devastating A♥, send-off Cantu requiring a queen, jack, or ten. The fifth street card dropped a safe 4♣, and Cantu was eradicated.

Stage 13 came into view to be an unsuccessful stage intended for Daniel Negreanu. Primary, Negreanu was obliged to discard one hand on the fifth street that prices him a propos ⅓ of his load. As a final point, throughout the color up time, Negreanu raised pre-flop also Christoph Bommes pushed more the top exhausted. Following tanking a little bit, Negreanu completed the call presenting 9♠-9♣. Bommes holds A♠-K♦. Bommes right away pointed the king within the flop, providing him the powerful lead. Negreanu wanted one of the two residual nines to succeed the hand. The nine didn’t fall and Negreanu out of action in 24th position. Throughout stage 14, Jason Gray finished the raise toward 11,000 starting behind place. Warren Woodall ended the call. The flop dropped A♥-10♦-9♣. Woodall passed to Gray, who stake out 14,000. Woodall next raised to 45,000. Subsequent to tanking fairly, Gray bet his entire stack and Woodall finished the call. Gray holds A♠-K♠ for high pair, and Gray holds 10♣-9♠ intended to a two pair. The fifth street missed both competitors with 3♦. The fifth street card of a Q♥ botched to assist Gray furthermore Gray leaded for the railing.

Stage 16 saw finished near Andy Bloch’s competition. Jesper Hougaard formulated the raise as of the button as well as Andy Bloch pushed worn-out as of the huge blind. Hougaard instant-called by Q♣-Q♦. Bloch holds K♥-J♥. The flop dropped 7♠-A♥-10♠ to furnish Bloch a inside straight draw. Either the queen or king would drop on the fourth or fifth street. Andy Bloch ended in 15th position and produced £7,072.

Engage in recreation was behind toward ten handed after Christoph Bommes named a drained bet as of Yevgeniy Timoshenko pre-flop. Bommes holds J♥-J♣ and Timoshenko holds A♦-K♣. The flop dropped 7♥-A♣-5♣ to place Timoshenko ahead. Bommes was not capable to hold a jack on the Fourth or Fifth Street and he turned into a final table as bubble boy.

Nine competitors will come back tomorrow at 1 o’clock p.m. to occupy themselves for a bracelet herein £1,500 No-Limit Holdem competition. This was the listing of a final table:

Seat No. 1: Fuad Serhan 61,000
Seat No. 2: Daniel Nutt 207,000
Seat No. 3: Yevgeniy Timoshenko 345,000
Seat No. 4: John Dwyer 511,000
Seat No. 5: Ian Woodley 153,000
Seat No. 6: Jesper Hougaard 89,000
Seat No. 7: Linda Lee 121,000
Seat No. 8: Neil Channing 199,000
Seat No. 9: Adam Junglen 795,000

The final female footing herein primary competition of the World Series of Poker-Europe however she will need a broadways to take a trip to succeed this bracelet was Linda Lee. Adam Junglen goes into as a chip head for this ultimate table by John Dwyer right lying on his heals. Jesper Hougaard is chip head for a fine section of a day, however agitated the next small load ingoing a final table.

Tomorrow moreover symbols day one of a £2,500 HORSE event. Games will commence at 2 o’clock p.m. tomorrow also assures to games a passionate meadow. The same as has had been the case, I will reappear tomorrow to fetch you a sum up of the battle of mutually the ultimate table of competition 1 as well as the primary day of £2,500 HORSE event.

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The Final Table in the – £1,500 No Limit Holdem in WSOP-Europe

22 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker
WSOP Europe

WSOP Europe

Now the final table of £1,500 No Limit Texas Holdem contest founded among nine participants gazing to acquire their turn at captivating their primary bracelet. In Seat no.1 was Fuad Serhan by 61,000 in chips. This was Serhan yet foremost World Series of Poker final table. He initiates as the small load today. Seat no. 2 was in used by Daniel Nutt. He also founded the day with 207,000 in Poker chips as well as also fooling around his foremost ever WSOP ultimate table. Yevgeniy Timoshenko was on Seat no. 3 with 345,000 in chips. At the age 20 newly succeeded an APPT Macau Main Event. Seat no. 4 was taken by Irishman John Dwyer. Irishman begins today by 511,000 chips. This was his 3rd on the whole WSOP money and earliest final table. Ian Woodley a Poker professional was in Seat no. 5 with 153,000 in chips. This was his 4th WSOP money and his first World Series of Poker final table.

Jesper Hougaard might be measured an experienced person of building WSOP ultimate tables in today’s field. Today was his 2nd final table appearance in WSOP and 5th WSOP money. He occupied Seat no. 6 with 89,000 in chips. Seat no. 7 was taken by our final woman eminence, Linda Lee. She presently has 121,000 in chips. This was her 2nd in general WSOP cash. 40 year elderly Neil Channing was the mainly experienced in WSOP competitions. Now he stained his 15th WSOP cash. This was his primary ever World Series of Poker final table. He occupied Seat No. 8 and has 199,000 in chips. Our leading Poker chip was in Seat no. 9. 20 year of ages Adam Junglen begins today by 795,000 chips.

The primary little hands of a final table witnessed the small loads shove and record the forces bet and antes. Adam Junglen was raised up to 25,000, taking place an eight-hand of a final table. Jesper Hougaard motivated weary and established a call as of Junglen. Hougaard holds 9♥-9♠ and Junglen also hold A♠-K♦. The plank neglected both competitors as well as Hougaard was taking a seat with 200,000 Poker chips.

Cards on 12 showed Daniel Nutt and Fuad Serhan call the raise pre-flop starting Yevgeniy Timoshenko for about 25,000. The first dealing of the coming Q♦-10♠-8♥ and Serhan progressed drained for 47,000. Just Timoshenko called. Serhan holds 10♥-10♦ and Timoshenko hold 9♥-9♣. Timoshenko wanted a jack or sprinting nines. The fourth street card got rid of every hope when the container ten dropped, giving Serhan courtyards and a double over to 175,000.

Daniel Nutt is get rid of the extremely after that hand. Timoshenko increase the bet to 130,000 and a few of competitors got whereas to discard their hand. They were probably thoughts that he was sweltering from now down the previous hand. Battle was discarded just about to Daniel Nutt, who made drained Timoshenko called as well as presented 9♦-9♣. Nutt presented K♣-Q♣. The flop fells A♦-8♠-10♠ provided Nutt a few expect, but alas, the jack didn’t drop by a river with Daniel Nutt was eradicated in 9th position. And he expected £13,222.

Hand 24 dealt Jesper Hougaard big bet Poker Games, to approximately 300,000 after his A♦-4d out-drew Adam Junglen’s A♠-9♦ on the fifth street. The subsequently cards, Ian Woodley was drained next to Hougaard. Woodley holds A♥-Q♣ and Hougaard holds 6♠-6♣. The flop fail to spot both contestants, but the fourth street 6♥ presented Hougaard, succeed with a group of sixes plus propel Woodley away in 8th position. He expected £17,835 intended for his labors.

Linda Lee singled out hand 49 to progress worn-out with her small load. She progressed in by 40,000 and being called with Fuad Serhan. Lee was in advance with her K♠-5♣ next to Serhan’s Q♦-9♦. Her ahead didn’t end extensive as the dealt dropped A♠-Q♣-3♦. The Fourth and Fifth Street together unsuccessful to make a king furthermore Lee ceases as the very last lady standing and the 7th position finisher. She would be paid £22,448 in favor of her unbelievable presentation.

Adam Junglen bet all of two adversaries in the distance of eight cards to decrease his load to 70,000. Earliest, he mislaid the big pot toward Yevgeniy Timoshenko while Timoshenko betted the flush to out-draw Junglen’s face-down jacks. Eight hands afterward, Junglen was called an weary bet starting Neil Channing except was at the back when Channing presented A♣-K♥ to his A♠-Q♦. Both competitors overlooked the plank and Junglen was on existence maintain.

Two cards following repetition Channing up, Adam Junglen moved drowsy for 74,000 as well as John Dwyer got the call. Junglen holds A♣-5♣ and Dwyer holds 5♦-5♥. Junglen strike his three external on the three face-up as the panel folds A♦-K♣-3♦. Dwyer then rotate and strike a 45 to 1 long-shot when the 5♠ fell on the fourth street providing him a group of fives. This gone Junglen drawn lifeless and heading to the railing in 6th position. He is remunerated £28,598 and imaginings of what might have been.

It took 40 hands to eliminate the next player. John Dwyer moved all-in preflop and was called by Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Dwyer held 5c-5d and Timoshenko held Kc-Kh. Neither player hit the flop and Dwyer was eliminated in 5th place. £36,285 was Dwyer’s prize for his three days of effort.

Six hands afterward, Jesper Hougaard shifted drained commencing the little blind along with Neil Channing got a called. Hougaard had made him covered. Channing holds 8♥-8♣ and Hougaard holds A♥-6♠. The three face-up cards of J♣-J♦-10♦ missed both competitors, but provided Hougaard extra outs. The fourth street fell the 10♠, imitationing Channing’s eights plus leave-taking Channing with just two exposed to succeed then four outs to cut. The fifth street card of the 5♣ sent Channing to the railing in 4th position, making him £44,588.

When the moment we arrived at three means action, Jesper Hougaard has had an almost 3 to 1 chip ahead over Yevgeniy Timoshenko moreover almost 5 to 1 go ahead above Fuad Serhan. Have fun sustained throughout a dinner break time and for fairly a while subsequently. Lastly with cards 157, Jesper Hougaard be in motioned by drained plus was called by means of Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Timoshenko holds 4♠-4♥ and Hougaard holds A♦-J♦. The flop place Hougaard ahead when the panel dropped 5♥-A♣-9♣. Timoshenko was not capable to grasp the four on moreover the fourth or fifth, and Timonshenko turns out to be our 3rd position finisher. He makes £55,350 for his hard work.

Jesper Hougaard survival a four to one chip ahead course hooked on heads-up take part in with Fuad Serhan. Heads-up participate previous just five hands. On hands 162 about this ultimate table, Fuad Serhan increase to 120,000 as of the button. Hougaard turned drained and Serhan was called. Serhan holds A♣-K♣ and Hougaard holds A♦-J♦. In one dropped pounce, Serhan goes like a control preferred to eradicate. The panels showed 10♦-6♦-5♦, providing Hougaard a nut flush and instant win. The fourth and fifth streets were immaterial furthermore Fuad Serhan was our second best, making £89,175. Jesper Hougaard was the winner of the Event no.1 of this year’s WSOP-E. Additionally to a gold bracelet, and Jesper Hougaard triumphs £144,218.

Well done to Jesper Hougaard, got the Event no. 1 winner.

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Day 1 the £2,500 HORSE Event in WSOP-Europe

22 Oct , 2008 - Posted by Dan in World Series of Poker
WSOP Europe

WSOP Europe

There are 110 Poker competitors raise £2,500 every one to acquire an attempt at WSOP-Europe HORSE competition. HORSE is the turning round game that made up of Limit Omaha 8 or better, Limit Holdem, limit Razz, limit stud 8 or better, and limit 7 card stud. Every diversion is dealt for eight hands previous to exchanging. Leading light professionals contributing in today’s occasion comprise Chad Brown, Roland De Wolfe, Andy Black, Layne Flack, Thor Hansen, Jens Voertmann, Dave “DevilFish” Ulliott, Erik Seidel, Vanessa Rousso, Allen Cunningham, David Benyamine, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Andy Bloch, John Juanda, John Phan, Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Phil Ivey, and Phil Hellmuth. Also marked in the meadow, creating his foremost manifestation at this WSOP-Europe was Doyle Brunson.

Play improvement rather sluggish to start with but shortly spontaneous as the arrangement for this Poker event looks a slight express. Phil Ivey recorded a pleasant three means pot throughout a stud 8 stage next to Jason Newitt with Thomas Bihl. Ivey was led the battle on the turn and on river. Bihl trapped a couple of queens on 6th, and wagered out presenting a board of (X-X) J♣-9♠-Q♦-Q♣. Ivey increase the amount presenting a board of (X-X) 6♣-5♠-6♠-J♦. Newitt folded. 7th Street was dealt horizontal and Bihl checkered to Ivey, who enthusiastic out a gamble. Bihl got the call. Ivey presented 6♦-5♣ for his downcards used for a full house moreover Bihl folded. At this moment in the competition, Ivey was about 18,000 chips in.

More than a few tables had extremely burly arrays but not any contrasted to Poker table eight. Table eight had Doyle Brunson, Max Pescatori, Chad Brown, Thor Hansen, Chris Bjorn, John Juanda, Robert Wiliamson III, Jean-Robert Bellande, and a little unidentified gentleman. Oh wait a minute the unidentified gentleman was the dealer.

Chad Brown finished up as the foremost celebrity got rid of from day 1’s H.O.R.S.E. competition. In the Omaha 8 or better stage, Chad Brown created a two bets before the flop of 5♥-2♣-7♥. Both Jean-Robert Bellande and Robert Williamson III prepared the call. The fourth street of Q♣ and the fifth street of the 10♥ were betted down. Williamson presented 8♥-6♣-3♠-A♣ for the best low cards and Bellande presented 6♦-3♥-2♥-K♣ for a flush. Brown folded his cards and started out of the competition vicinity.

The subsequent star to strike the flap was Andy Black. At some point in a stud event, Black completed the raise on turn presenting (X-X) J♦-4♥. Ivo Donev, the unique bettor got the call presenting (X-X) J♥-5♠. Black trapped a 3♣ on river and Donev trapped the 3♠. Then they both bet nothing. Donev shut out the bet after grabbing an A♥ on sixth. Black just had three 25 value chips and got the call following catching the 2♣. Donev presented J♠-9♥ for a couple of jacks. Black presented A-Q for the wheel draw. Donev trapped the nine on a fifth street for jacks upbeat and Black just trapped the king, then Andy grew fainter to Black.

Phil Hellmuth has had actually landing his hold today. Phil has been close crammed of the chip ahead for nearly the entire round. In the Omaha 8 cards linking him, Neal Friets, and Layne Flack, Phil wagered out on the board of 5♥-6♠-4♥-6♦ and Flack moved about drained. Friets and Hellmuth called along. The fifth street dropped the J♦ and Hellmuth gamble out. Friets got the call. Friets presented 2♠-3♦-9♣-7♠ for the seven up straight and the 6 low. Hellmuth afterward flipped over A♣-3♣-6♥-6♣ for a four of a kind of sixes and 2nd nut low. Flack mentioned, “Four of a kind of sixes and the 2nd nut low, is that everything you got?” He afterward folded his cards and disappeared from the competition vicinity.

Soon after that Mike Matusow as “the Mouth” begun taunting Hellmuth regarding the truth so as to Hellmuth has never succeeded the bracelet in the non-holdem competition. This was really right. Hellmuth has eleven gold bracelets, however each and every one in single variety of holdem or any more. Norman Chad as excerpted as uttering, “He is the one magician, but young man, what the trick.”

HORSE was not the simply item being engaged today. Throughout the rests Mike Matusow, John Juanda, Phil Hellmuth, and Doyle Brunson chooses to fool around some $1,000 a means Chinese Poker. Unhappily for Matusow, he did not succeed the hand. The mass could listen to his outburst athwart the room following the break.

Thor Hansen once more could not call for assist from Odin as well as broken out as of today’s game, even though we don’t have the factors of his ruined-out. Dave Ulliott the “DevilFish” ruined-out soon after down a huge stud pot next to Gary Jones’s “ace high.” The one who eradicated by David Williams while he obscured queens couldn’t outdraw Williams crack aces was Michael Binger. Mike “Timex” McDonald and Chris Ferguson were as well victims of the last stage.

After a 12 hours and 30 minutes gathering, the opening day of a HORSE competition completed by Phil Ivey in first place. This is supposed to move toward as a surprise to no one seeing as Ivey is believed by numerous chosen the most excellent in general poker competitor living. In an appalling progress to all, Phil was in 2nd position with had 54,200 chips. Woody Deck was 3rd in chips about 37,500. Howard Lederer and Daniel Negreanu are together hanging just about the 30,000 chip stain. Just now it comes into view that Richard Ashby was the little load at 3,200 chips. For several unheard basis, Mike Matusow didn’t account the quantity of chips he had outstanding, however he is certainly still herein session. It as well comes out that Brunson out of action everywhere something like finished of the day however we do not have some statistics on how this happened.

56 competitors stayed alive for Day 1 of this £2,500 HORSE round. Tomorrow swears being an extended day since we are predicted to fool around to the ultimate table. With a quick arrangement of deal, look forward to lots of untimely bust-outs and after that play to slow to a crush as we move toward the cash bubble. Just 16 competitors will take home in this competition with 16th position receiving £4,812. The champion of this session will obtain £76,999 moreover the popular gold bracelet. The day 2 of the said competition will kick off Sunday at 2 o’clock p.m.

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