Bluff Europe Weekend Round-Up.

Bluff Europe Weekend Round-Up.

Monday, 7 December 2009

PokerStars APPT Sydney – Aaron Benton wins AUD $594,000


The Grand Final of the PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour took place at the Sky City casino in Sydney, with almost 400 players competing in the event before one man took down the grand prize.

Aaron Benton bested Ernst Hermans – who qualified for $22 – after a heads-up chop, holding KK for an overpair on a 977 board against the 98s of Hermans. The full final table placings and prizes are as follows:


1. Aaron Benton (Australia) - $500,348
2. Ernst Hermans (Netherlands) - $475,000
3. Leo Boxell (Australia) - $213,840
4. Wayne Carlson (Australia) - $166,320
5. Tom Grigg (Australia) - $130,680
6. Andrew Hiscox (Australia) - $106,920
7. Barry Forrester (Australia) - $83,160
8. David Formosa (Australia) - $65,340
9. Thomas Slifka (USA) - $47,520


PokerStars EPT Prague – Jan Skampa wins €682,000


Jan Skampa has made his second EPT final table of the past fortnight – after finishing in 4th place at the EPT Vilamoura, he has taken down the EPT Prague on home soil, shooting himself to the top of the Czech all-time money list.


The full final table placings and prizes are as follows:
1. Jan Skampa - €682,000
2. Eyal Avitan - €454,000
3. Stefan Mattsson - €255,000
4. Anthony Roux - €171,000
5. Larry Ryan - €135,000
6. Luca Pagano - €100,000
7. Gustav Ekerot - €71,000
8. Sven Eichelbaum - €55,000


PokerStars Sunday Million generates $1.73m prize pool


You can read our full report here. The PokerStars Sunday Million attracted 8,626 players last night to offer a first-place prize of over a quarter-million dollars. After a chip chop, both first and second place received over $200,000:


1. ran77 ($238,685.72)
2. SeraphimV ($200,554.88)
3. Team Angle ($129,390.00)
4. aaronmermel ($86,260.00)
5. PearlJammer ($69,000.00)
6. Cynicism328 ($51,756.00)
7. paushtero ($34,504.00)
8. Fymez ($18,977.20)
9. umbrillo ($13,370.30)


PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano makes record 6th EPT final table


13 cashes, 6 final tables – that’s Italian Luca Pagano’s record-setting EPT record. The PokerStars pro’s sixth-place finish at Prague set the record for most EPT cashes and final tables simultaneously. PokerListings.com interviewed him and we have the story here.


Tom “durrrr” Dwan on the comeback trail


Tom Dwan lost $3m to Isildur1 and rumours began flying that he was finally busto. Not true – he did play a lot of $50/$100 hands, which for him is moving down quite a way, but eventually clocked up wins at $300/$600 to take his weekend earnings to nearly $1.5m. We’re all eagerly anticipating the Isildur1 rematch.


James Akenhead wins Poker Million


After final table appearances in both the WSOP and WSOPE main events, James Akenhead capped 2009 in style after winning the Full Tilt Poker Million. The Londoner outlasted a seven-man final table to scoop the $500,000 first prize. Read the full story here



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