Partouche restores €5m guarantee

Partouche restores €5m guarantee

Saturday, 8 September 2012

After a welter of criticism from players and the media Partouche has reinstated the €5m guarantee for its Partouche Poker Tour final.

Company chief Patrick Partouche said on Thursday that the stated €5m had not been a guarantee and that only €4.2m would be in the prize pool. Partouche yesterday released a statement clarifying the situation saying, “I do acknowledge that there may have been some misunderstanding caused by the way this event was promoted in the media and the confusion that has since followed. I have therefore asked the Partouche group to bear the consequences and make up the difference by adding €736,880 to the prize pool.”

On the felt, 14 players are still chasing the newly increased first prize of €1,172,850.Ru Karen Sarkisyan leads the way with 1,833,000 followed closely by Dan O’Brien 1,828,000 and Aaron Lim. Hopes for a second consecutive British victory rest with Tom Alner who returns in ninth place with 1,110,000.

The chip counts are as follows:

Karen Sarkisyan : 1,833,000
Daniel Obrien : 1,828,000
Aaron Lim : 1,767,000
Fabrice Touil 1,697,000
Gomild Romero : 1,590,000
Ole Schemion : 1,506,000
Ramin Hajiyev : 1,497,000
Marcello Marigliano : 1,335,000
Tom Alner : 1,110,000
Daniel Smith : 906,000
Gaston Onana : 732,000
Paul Tedeschi : 554,000
Aurangzeb Sheikh : 429,000
Simon Ravnsbaek : 383k

Tags: Partouche Poker Tour, Tom Alner