Thursday, 2 July 2009
28 players returned for the final day of the final $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event but in the end it was Chicago rookie Tony Veckey who walked away with the title.
The list of great players who’ve never won a bracelet is a long one. Think of Bloch, Hansen, Antonius, Durrrr, ElkY. There’ll be no millstone hanging round novice Tony Veckey’s neck though as he marked his WSOP debut by winning the bracelet.Veckey, playing in his first ever World Series tournament outlasted a bumper field of 2,818 runners to claim the $673,276 first prize. The software engineer had limited expectations heading into the event, just hoping to make the money. Commenting on why he wanted to play the WSOP he said “I came out this year because I liked the photos of all the money you see on TV”. He’s now got plenty to look at.After 11 hours of play Veckey beat Jason Wheeler heads up, holding a flopped straight to Wheeler’s top pair top kicker. The turn and river didn’t change the outcome and Veckey was crowned champion.The final table positions and payouts were as follows:1 Tony Veckey $673,2762 Jason Wheeler $418,1223 Joseph Chaplin $276,0294 Sergey Konkin $195,2135 Andrew Malott $147,1316 Christopher Bonita $117,3587 Christopher DeMaci $98,9338 David Jaoui $87,8559 Miha Remic $81,970
The sixth annual edition of Grosvenor Casinos’ Goliath tournament series may have begun last week but players are being advised that there is still time to qualify for seats into its prestigious £120 buy-in main event.
Land-based and online gaming products innovator Scientific Games Corporation is set to run its second annual Shuffle Master Classic event next month offering one lucky poker player the chance to walk away with $100,000 in cash.
Land-based casino operator Estoril Sol has been awarded the first online gaming license for Portugal and has teamed up with platform provider Gaming1 to launch the new EstorilSolCasinos.pt domain.
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