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EPT London and APPT Seoul Tournament Updates

by | Published: Friday, March 15th, 2013

It is a big week of tournament poker action with the European Poker Tour London and Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul events both taking place.

There are only fifteen players left heading into the fifth day of the European Poker Tour London Main Event with American Steve O’Dwyer the chip leader with 2,279,000 in chips.

O’Dwyer is the only American left in the tournament with the final fifteen a virtual United Nations of Poker.

Three players from the United Kingdom, two from Lebanon and Sweden as well as a representative from Finland, Denmark, Russia, France, Lithuania, Netherlands and Germany remain in the field.

The biggest name left in the field is Team Poker Stars Pro Theo Jorgensen who is well placed in sixth position with 1,474,000 in chips.

Day five of the tournament will commence shortly and play will continue until there are eight players remaining for the final table.

The first starting flight of the 2013 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event took place at the Paradise Walkerhill Casino and featured 122 players.

After eight action packed levels only fifty players remain in contention with Benjamin Richardson (111,600) and Manami Hayamizu (104,800) holding commanding chip stacks.

A number of big names were unable to progress to the second day of the tournament.

Joseph Cheong started the day poorly when his Aces were cracked by Queens and he never fully recovered before being eliminated well before the end of the days play.

Team Poker Stars Pro Bryan Huang also made the trip to Seoul but never really found his footing and was one of the first players eliminated from the tournament.

The second opening day flight of the event takes place today.

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World Series of Poker Europe 2012 Main Event – 24 Players Left

by | Published: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

There are just twenty-four players left in the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event that is currently being held at the Majestic Barrière in Cannes, France.

Remaining in the field are some of the biggest names in Poker including twelve times World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth.

The Poker Brat is currently sitting in sixth position and had a fantastic day three, accumulating 351,000 in chips.

The Poker Hall of Fame member is aiming to become the first player to win both the World Series of Poker (which he won in 1989) and World Series of Poker Europe main events.

Jason Mercier has continued his amazing form and currently has the fifth largest stack.

The two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner recently won $253,425.00 in the World Championship of Online Poker $10,300 8-Game (High-Roller) event and is ranked by ESPN as the best poker player in the world.

Popular English player Liv Boeree is still in the tournament and would dearly love to win her first ever World Series of Poker bracelet.

The TV presenter and model had a poor day three but still has over 400,000 in chips.

She is a long way behind chip leader Joseph Cheong who now holds 1,381,000 in chips.

The South Korean native is no stranger to World Series of Poker Main Events; having finished third in the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Cheong has an exceptional 2012, finishing 2nd in the World Series of Poker No Limit Hold’em Mixed Max and Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza events, and would dearly love to cap off the year with his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

The remaining twenty-four players will now play down to a final table of eight.

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