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2013 World Series of Poker Action Heats Up!

by | Published: Monday, June 17th, 2013

Another six World Series of Poker bracelets were awarded this weekend as the action really starts to heat up!

McNeil Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better

Calen McNeil outlasted a tough final table, which took an extra day to be decided, to win the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-better event at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

All eyes were on Todd Brunson, John Monnette and Stephen Chidwick when the final table began but it was McNeill who survived the onslaught to win the first place prize of $277,274.

The victory was easily McNeill’s biggest score of his poker career but was looking for an even bigger payday when he jumped right into the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Event.

Martin Finger Wins Shorthanded Event

The shorthanded events at the 2013 World Series of Poker have proven extremely popular and the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Six Handed) was no exception with Martin Finger outlasting an incredible field of 806 players to win his first WSOP bracelet.

Finger was the table captain for the majority of the final table and thoroughly deserved the first place prize of $506,764.

A number of notable players made deep runs in this event with Dan Kelly recording his sixth cash of the WSOP so far in tenth; poker legend Erik Seidel finishing ninth; Nick Schulman eighth and David Pham fourth.

Josh Pollock Wins $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha

Josh Pollock cruelled the WSOP bracelet hopes of Noah Schwartz by winning the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Schwartz is regarded as one of the best tournament poker players in the world and looked on track to win his maiden World Series of Poker success when he took a three to one chip lead into his heads-up battle with Pollock.

However, Pollock rode out his luck and after several close scares won his first WSOP bracelet and the first place prize of $279,431 while a clearly disappointed Schwartz was sent back to the drawing board.

Corey Harrison Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Corey Harrison outlasted a big field of 1730 other players to win the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

The college professor took home his first WSOP bracelet as well as the first place prize of $432,411 in what was only his second ever WSOP cash.

Despite the life-changing cash prize the dedicated teacher said he loves his job and will not be pursuing a career as a professional poker player.

Fuhs Defeats Talented Field to win $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better

Danny Fuhs survived a titanic heads-up battle with Christopher George to win the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low 8-or-Better tournament at the 2013 World Series of Poker.

The tournament drew one of the most talented fields of the 2013 WSOP thus far with four-time bracelet winner Mike Matusow; 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel; 2009 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Lisandro and consistent tournament performer Robert Mizrachi all finishing in the money as did Dan Kelly – his seventh cash of the 2013 World Series of Poker.

The heads-up battle was one for the ages with Fuhs and George trading the chip lead on several occasions before Fuhs was able to land the killer blow and claim the first place prize of $277,519.

The 2013 World Series of Poker continues with a star-studded field doing battle in the $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event.

 


2013 Aussie Millions Updates

by | Published: Saturday, January 26th, 2013

The 2013 Aussie Millions is well and truly underway. Two gold rings have already been given away while another tournament has reached its final stages. Today, we will get you to speed with all the action, so far, from the 2013 Aussie Millions.

Rupert Elder Wins $1,100 Opening Event

Brit Rupert Elder has crushed the dreams of locals to win the opening gold ring of the 2013 Aussie Millions.

Elder overcame a field of 1137 players to capture the tournament and the first place prize of $250,000.

The local hope at the table was Australian prodigy Brendon Rubie, who won the event last year, but he was eliminated in fifth place to leave the four European players remaining to battle it out four-handed.

Elder had the chip lead for the majority of the final day of the tournament and defeated Martin Finger in a heads-up battle that lasted only a couple of hands.

Elder has now won over $1.5 million in his tournament poker career and will be looking to add even more in the Aussie Millions Main Event that starts next week.

Vakilli wins $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Event

Sam Vakilli dominated the final table of $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Event to win the second gold ring of the Aussie Millions.

Vakilli and John Messina quickly took control of the final table and it took just forty-five minutes for the final table to be down to just two players.

It was tougher work after that for Vakilli who took over three hours to wear down his opponent and claim victory and the $53,600 first place prizemoney.

21 Players Left in $1,100 No Limit Holdem Shootout Event

Vanessa Selbst, Jake Balsiger and Annette Obrestad were just some of the big names who failed to progress to the second day of the $1,100 No Limit Holdem Shootout Event.

The twenty-one remaining players will return to Crown Casino today with the top three players from each table progressing to the final table.

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