Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Just 24 of the 811 starters are still in contention for the €850,000 first prize at EPT Barcelona with Tomeu Gomila leading the chip counts.
The Spaniard will return today with a stack 2,547,000 putting him just ahead of Raul Mestre on 2,363,000. Other notables still in the hunt include Eugene Katchalov on 1,452,000 and Belgian pro Matthias de Meulder on 1,376,000. British hopes are over now after Craig Hopkins was eliminated in 48th place for €16,000. Other Brits to make the money included former UKIPT Main Event winner and Poker in the Park lecturer Sam Razavi, Jack Ellwood, Nigel Goldman, Balhar Singh and Ka Kan Lau. High profile names to join them on the rail yesterday were the likes of Vanessa Selbst, Victor Ramdin, David Sonelin and former Wimbledon champ Boris Becker.The action resumes at lunchtime today.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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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