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2013 WPT World Championship Underway

by | Published: Monday, May 20th, 2013

The 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship is underway at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.

With a $25,000 buy-in the WPT World Championship always draws an elite field and this year is no different with some of the biggest names in poker aiming to become WPT Champion.

Setting the early pace is Will Failla who finished the opening day as chip leader with 276,000 in chips closely followed by Jonathan Kamhazi (273,300), Mike Linster (269,000) and Jeffrey Ishbia (255,000).

Also well placed is Marin Rettenmaier who is aiming to become the first player in World Poker Tour history to win back-to-back World Championships.

Rettenmaier was always in the thick of the action and finished the session in ninth position with 222,000 in chips.

The in-form Daniel Negreanu, Big One For One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari, veteran Barry Shulman and the controversial Erick Lindgren were some of the bigger name players to finish the day in a comfortable position.

Not so lucky were Jeremy Ausmus, Kai Change and Tony Gargano who hit the rail before the end of the day but have the opportunity to get back in the tournament with reentry available until the end of level eight.

World Poker Tour Player of the Year leader Matt Salsberg finished the day as the short stack with only 15,300 in chips but is expected to reload if he is eliminated early on day two while GPI World Number One Jason Mercier will enter the tournament today.

The first prize payday is expected to be in excess of $1 Million and all players are looking to join names such as Tuan Le, Carlos Mortensen, David Chiu, David Williams and Scott Seiver on the World Poker Tour World Championship honor roll.

We will keep you up to date with all the action from the WPT World Championship here at Poker.com.

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Mizrachi Off To A Strong Start in EPT Berlin Main Event

by | Published: Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Leading professional poker player Michael Mizrachi is well placed after the opening day of the 2013 European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event.

“The Grinder” finished Day 1b of the tournament as the chip leader and is currently sitting in fourth place overall with 175,400 in chips.

Mizrachi isn’t a regular on the European Poker Tour but is well placed to add an EPT Title to his three World Series of Poker bracelets and his two World Poker Tour Titles.

“I haven’t played many EPT events, I think this might only be my third one,” Mizrachi told Poker News.

“I am coming here because my brother is actually DJing at the 42nd Club on Wednesday.

“I came out for that and there was a tournament here so I thought why not come out a few days earlier.”

Mizrachi was full of his typical confidence and said he was looking forward to Wednesday night as a celebration for his tournament victory.

“It should be a great party but first I have to take care of business so that I can have money to spend on Wednesday night,” Mizrachi said.

“I’m looking forward to winning this tournament and having a great turnout.”

Mizrachi still has a long way to go to win the tournament with 314 players still remaining in contention.

Ronny Voth (196,100) is the current chip leader with Mike Kunze (188,000), Thomas Richter (176,100), Mizrachi (175,400) and Sebastian Trisch (173,500) rounding out the top five.

Notable players who were eliminated on the opening day of the tournament included: Paul Volpe, David Williams, Mike McDonald, Justin Bonomo and Rupert Elder.

The tournament continues today with flights A and B coming together for day two of the event.

The remaining players are doing battle for a total prize pool of €4,560,000 and a first place prize of €880,000.

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WSOP Legends To Rematch On ESPN

by | Published: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

ESPN is set to host a special WSOP Rematch series that will see famous Main Event winners and runners up face off again.

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There will be three rematches in total, with the participants for the first two already decided and the last to be decided by a poll on Facebook.

To start the WSOP Rematches off, there will be a 2 out of 3 game match to repeat the end of the 2003 WSOP Main Event between Chris Moneymaker and Sammy Farha. The first game will see them play with the same chip stacks they had going into heads up play. The second game will reverse the stacks to explore how things might have gone if the chip advantage were different. If neither player has won both games, there will be a third game with equal chip stacks to see which player can dominate from an even start.

In the second match, we will get to see Johnny Chan and Phil Hellmuth face off once more in a repeat of the end of the 1989 WSOP Main Event. This will be a one match deal from even starting stacks, and it will be very interesting to see how they have adapted to deal with one another in the more than 20 years since their first legendary meeting.

The third match will be decided by a vote on Facebook, with four choices that include:

  • 1988 WSOP Johnny Chan v Erik Seidel
  • 2004 WSOP Greg Raymer v David Williams
  • 2006 WSOP Jamie Gold v Paul Wasicka
  • 2010 WSOP Jonathon Duhamel v John Racener

This final match will have equal starting stacks. If the top voted match up cannot occur, then the next most popular choice will be played.

The game will be played at the Amazon Room in the Rio and filmed by ESPN on 2 June. Voting on the third match will begin on 2 May, and the games will be broadcast in a two-hour special on ESPN on 26 July.

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