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Chino Rheem Wins 2013 WPT World Championship

by | Published: Monday, May 27th, 2013

Chino Rheem capitalized on his final table chip lead to win the 2013 World Poker Tour World Championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Rheem went into the final table with a big chip lead, which he never relinquished as he stormed to his second World Poker Tour Title.

However, he was made to work for it by the resurgent Erick Lindgren, requiring three hours to put the two-time WPT champion away in heads-up despite starting with a three to one chip advantage.

The victory was Rheem’s fourth tournament payday of more than $1 million but he said this win meant the most to him.

“It is special because this is the WPT World Championship and its full of stacked players and every table that you look at always has three or four top pros that you recognise,” Rheem said.

Rheem has been dragged into a number of controversies in recent years but he is hopeful this victory will let him concentrate on his poker and leave his issues in the past.

“Hopefully I can have a better mindset and outlook on life,” Rheem said.

“The World Series is right around the corner and this gives me my swagger back and a big confidence boost going into the World Series this summer, so I’m really just going to try and crush.

“I’m definitely not going to try and be as careless or reckless as I have been in the past and I’m going to try to take my time when I’m thinking and not be so impulsive when making decisions.”

Lindgren has been through a number of controversies of his own in the last eighteen months and Rheem wanted to send a message to members of the poker community who have been highly critical of Lindgren.

“You can read and hear a lot of things but don’t judge unless you really understand or you know,” Rheem said.

“Erick is a great guy and a great person; he has had some ups and downs in his life but who hasn’t, who hasn’t made mistakes?

“At least he can be a man and come out and be clean about it and admit it.

“He is just trying to make better with his life doing what he is very good at doing.”

Rheem wasn’t the only player to seal a big win on the weekend with Hollywood Producer Matt Salsberg securing the WPT Player of the Year Award from Paul Volpe and Paul Klann.

The World Poker Tour may be over for another year but it’s almost time to get ready for the 2013 World Series of Poker!


Tournament Poker Round-Up

by | Published: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

It is an incredibly busy week in the world of Poker with European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker Circuit events taking place around the globe.

Paul Klann leads Canadian Spring Championship

Paul Klann has a substantial chip lead heading into Day 3 of the World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship taking place at the Playground Poker Club.

Klann currently has 1,793,000 in chips with forty-four players remaining and is in an excellent position to win his second WPT Title this season after winning the World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic earlier in the year.

Klann and World Poker Tour Five Diamond Classic Winner Ravi Raghavan were two of few big names to advance to the third day of the tournament with leading poker pros such as: Jeff Madsen, Huck Seed and Matt Salsberg all eliminated before the end of the day.

Day three of the Canadian Spring Championship kicks off shortly and we will keep you up to date with all the action.

Dan Smith Takes Early Chip Lead in EPT Grand Final

Dan Smith is the chip leader after the opening flight of the Pokerstars Pokerstars Monte Carlo European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event.

Only fifty-three players managed to survive the opening flight of the tournament and Smith (136,500) currently holds a narrow chip lead over Pablo Fernandez (135,900), Freddy Deed (133,900), Arlo Dotson (127,100) and Jake Cody (119,000).

EPT officials will be hoping the second flight draws more players as the 108 players that took part today was down 163 players on the same stage of the tournament last year.

The second flight of the Main Event is underway and features a number of leading players including Daniel Negreanu, Gus Hansen and Vanessa Selbst.

Chris Reslock Breaks World Series of Poker Circuit Record

Veteran Chris Reslock has become the most successful player in World Series of Poker Circuit history after capturing his seventh Gold Ring in the $365 No-Limit Hold’em event at Harrah’s Philadelphia.

Reslock won his sixth ring in the $580 No-Limit Hold’em event earlier in the week and has now vaulted past Alex Masek as the all-time Gold Rings leader.

Reslock will have an opportunity to add to his collection of Rings when he takes part in the World Series of Poker National Championship at the end of May.

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Klann wins 2013 LA Poker Classic

by | Published: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Paul Klann has overcome a star-studded field to win the 2013 World Poker Tour Los Angeles Poker Classic.

Klann defeated 516 other players, including forty-three former World Poker Tour Champions, to win his first major tournament and take home the first place prizemoney of $1,004,090.

The Canadian was delighted to score what was easily the biggest result of his poker career.

“It’s amazing, its feels great and completely surreal,” Klann said.

Klann took a conservative approach to the final table and was able to survive to the heads-up battle without eliminating a player from the final table.

Klann’s heads-up opponent Paul Volpe had taken the opposite approach and was extremely aggressive, dominating the final table.

Klann made a tactical decision to switch gears entering the heads-up battle and after only a dozen hands had eliminated Volpe’s two to one chip lead.

The final hand was virtually a flip for the tournament with Klann’s King-Ten holding up against Volpe’s Jack-Nine.

“My game plan was to be a lot more aggressive heads-up, so that worked out and was exactly what I did,” Klann said.

The affable Canadian could not wipe the smile off his face and was beaming with excitement when asked how he planned to spend his $1 million payday.

“I’m sure my wife has already spent it,” Klann laughed.

Klann took part in the 2012 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star event, eliminating WPT commentator Mike Sexton, and said he was likely to return to the tournament this year.

“I could probably use a little bit of a rest between now and then,” Klann said.

The 2013 Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament has begun with bounties Faraz Jaka, Mohsin Charania and Michael Mizrachi already eliminated.

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