Saturday, 15 February 2014
Poker's high rollers were in Johannesburg yesterday for the latest leg of the World Poker Tour's $100,000 Alpha8 series.
By the close, seven of the ten entrants were still in with a shot of a half a million dollar payday with Daniel Cates leading the charge. Jungleman will return today with 317,000, well in front of South African qualifier Kinesh Pather (204,500) and Jason Mercier (175,000).Rounding out the field are Jeff Gross, Antonio Esfandiari, who fired a second bullet after being eliminated just before the close, Philip Gruissem and Erik Seidel.Phil Ivey won't be repeating his heroics from the Aussie Millions after busting out early in yesterday's proceedings. Max Altergott was the other player to hit the rail on day one.Seat 1. Jason Mercier 175,000Seat 2. Philipp Gruissem 62,000Seat 3. Antonio Esfandiari 102,000Seat 4. Erik Seidel 25,500Seat 5. Kinesh Pather 204,500Seat 6. Jeff Gross 114,500Seat 7. Daniel Cates 317,000 Here's what they're playing for:1st - $500,0002nd - $300,0003rd - $200,000
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