Posts Tagged ‘WSOP Europe’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, April 12th, 2013
The stellar World Series of Poker Asia Pacific form of poker superstars Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey has continued in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event with the pair among the chip leaders after the opening day of the tournament.
Negreanu is currently the unofficial chip leader with 136,050 in chips while Ivey is sitting in sixth place with 123,300.
This comes just days after the two did battle at the final table of the $2,200 Mixed Event that saw Ivey win his ninth World Series of Poker bracelet.
Other leading players sitting comfortably in the top 100 are Brandon Wong (11th), Sam Trickett (24th), Brandon Cantu (34th), Greg Merson (38th), Nam Le (48th), Barry Greenstein (63rd), Jake Balsiger (77th), Jeremy Ausmus (80th) and Jackie Glazier (97th).
Bertrand Grospellier was the most high profile player to be sent to the rail and was joined by 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia.
The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific Main Event action continues today.
Hachem Finalizes Caesars Cup Team
2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem selected Shane Warne, Andrew Hinrichsen and Richard Yong to fill out Team Asia Pacific that will compete in the Caesars Cup.
Shane Warne may not be the most recognizable name in the poker world but is one of Australia’s most well-known athletes.
Warne finished his test cricket career as the leading wicket-taker of all-time and is considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game.
Although he hasn’t quiet been able to repeat these heroics on the felt he did finish third in the 2010 Victorian Poker Championships $10,000 High Stakes Event.
Richard Yong is a high-stakes tournament specialist who finished eighth in the 2012 Big One For One Drop tournament and is reported to play in the ultra-high stakes poker games in Macau.
After competing at that level there is no doubt Yong can handle the pressure of the Caesars Cup.
Andrew Hinrichesen has been a consistent tournament performer for a number of years and took home a World Series of Poker bracelet for his victory in the 2011 WSOP Europe €1,000 No Limit Hold’em event.
Team Europe Captain Sam Trickett is yet to announce his team.
The Caesars Cup will take place this Sunday and we will keep you up to date with all the action at Poker.com.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Danish Team Pokerstars professional poker player Theo Jorgensen was shot three times during a robbery at his home in Denmark on Sunday.
Jorgensen is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
Three armed men forced their way into Jorgensen’s home on Sunday afternoon and demanded cash.
Jorgensen gave the robbers both US dollar and Euros but they demanded more and shot the Dane when he was unable to comply with their request.
Jorgensen was shot in the leg three times as his horrified wife watched on.
His wife called the police but despite an extensive search of the surrounding area the armed men have not been captured.
The 2010 WPT Grand Prix de Paris was able to release a statement on his Facebook page yesterday.
“It is important for me to emphasize that I am a cautious man,” Jorgensen said in the statement.
“I have prepared myself mentally and practically that this situation could arise to protect myself and my family against outsiders.
“I know that the outsiders may have a mistaken idea of how much cash I have in my home.
“I have alarm systems installed, always so get cash lying as possible [sic] and generally taken my precautions but it has unfortunately proved not to be enough.”
Jorgensen is one of Europe’s top tournament poker players and is currently ranked 184th on the All Time Money List.
His biggest tournament success came when he defeated a strong field to win the first place prize of $ 848,736 in the 2010 WPT Rendez-Vous à Paris.
Jorgensen is also a World Series of Poker Bracelet winner having won the 2008 WSOP Europe £ 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event.
His consistency and popularity throughout Europe saw him become a member of the exclusive Team Pokerstars in 2011.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
It may still be a few weeks away but tension is already building for the 2011 Caesars Cup as the event goes from strength to strength every year.
Inaugurated in 2009, the Caesars Cup is the equivalent to the Ryder Cup in golf, a tournament the pits the best of Europe against the best of Americas.
When it first began it was expected that the Americas team would trounce that of Europe given they boasted the best ranked players in the world with the most prize money and the biggest reputations.
Europe meanwhile had a bunch of relative unknowns who spent more time playing online than they did in live tournaments.
How wrong they were though and Europe destroyed their rivals and well and truly earned the respect they may not have had before the tournaments began.
Since then there’s been plenty of European domination around the world and the Americas are desperate to claw their way back and regain some respect of their own.
The Caesars Cup works off series of heads up games with the first team to win three matches declared the winner.
“Team Americas has a score to settle after what most considered a colossal upset in London,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
“You see a real rivalry developing as European players continue to win more tournaments around the world.”
Phil Hellmuth is the captain of the Americas and while he’s already selected Doyle Brunson in his squad there’s plenty of competition for the remaining three positions.
Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Johnny Chan, Huck Seed, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Jason Mercier and Ben Lamb have all being raised as potential candidates.
The European squad is to be led by Bertrand Grospellier and while he hasn’t let slip who he’s thinking of inviting to his team, his Twitter post sure shows he’s excited:
“Go EUROPE GO, let’s show them 2 years ago wasn’t an “upset”! I’m so proud to be the chosen one!”
The 2011 Caesars Cup will be the final event of the 2011 WSOP Europe held on October the 21st.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
The tournament schedule for the fifth annual WSOP Europe has been announced, with the action to kick off at Casino Barriere de Cannes in France.
There will be a total of seven bracelets awarded, a record for the WSOP Europe, from October 7-20.
WSOP Vice President Ty Stewart says he expects this year’s WSOP Europe will offer the best player experience in the history of the WSOP Europe.
“Players will find non-stop action throughout the two week event, plus plenty of fun distractions in Cannes to make this the perfect poker vacation,” said Stewart.
The first event of the week will be a six-handed €2,500 no limit holdem event. The fortnight will end with the 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event.
There will also be a €550 Ladies event, although a bracelet will not be awarded to the winner.
This year’s WSOP Europe will also feature one of the most innovative tournaments we have seen in some time.
The All-Around No Limit Holdem Championship will play out over four days and will have a buy in of €10,400.
On each day of the event players will be confronted with a different format.
On day one, play at all tables will be nine handed. Those good enough to progress to the second day will find themselves playing six-handed. Then on day three every player left in the tournament will pair off and there will be a series of heads up battles. The heads up battles will continue until there are just nine players left, and these players will fight it out at the final table.
WSOP officials will be keeping a close eye on how the tournament is received and it may not be long until we see a similar tournament pop up at the WSOP in Las Vegas.
Non-stop cash games, satellites and other events will also be scheduled during the two weeks that the WSOP Europe takes over Cannes.
2011 WSOP Europe Schedule
Event 1. Oct 7-9. €2,680 No Limit Holdem – (Six Handed)
Event 2. Oct 8-11. €1,000 No Limit Holdem
Event 3. Oct 10-12. €5,300 Pot Limit Omaha
Event 4. Oct 11-13. €3,200 No Limit Holdem Shootout
Event 5. Oct 12-15. €10,000 All Around No Limit Holdem Championship
Event 6. Oct 13-15. €1,620 Pot Limit Omaha
Event 7. Oct 15-20. €10,000 No Limit Holdem Championship.