Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Any fears that American poker was in decline were allayed yesterday as the WPT’s Bay 101 Shooting Star event broke all its previous records.
The bumper day took the overall total number of entrants to 635, which is far in excess of the previous record of 516 that was set in Season IV. What's more, the tally could still increase as registration will be open until the start of today’s session.Indeed, following in the success of PokerStars’ third largest ever tournament (one which attracted 49,287), this latest high for the WPT is certainly a good sign for the industry in general.In a day of mass entries and re-entries, it was one of the few female players in the field that rose to the top. Having collected 243,100 chips throughout the day, Rhea Motley scooped the $10,000 chip lead bonus and will lead the 253 survivors when Day 2 kicks off. Also carving their way through the masses to stay in with a chance of the $1 million+ first prize was the likes of Jason Somerville (153,000), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (112,200) and Eugene Katchalov (41,300).A number of Shooting Star bounties had their light extinguished throughout the day, including: Barry Greenstein, Chris Moorman and the WPT’s own Vince Van Patten. Today’s session will commence later today and play will last for 14 hours (or until 18 players remain).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.
With 5,000 expected entries, £250,000 guaranteed in prizes and only £120 to play, its no wonder Coventry is the place to be between July 30 and August 7.
Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes four.
Vamshi Vandanapu wins in Coventry.
Multitude of main event qualifiers.
Poker’s unassuming killer steps back into the limelight.
Meet one of UK poker's rising stars.
We talk to WSOP bracelet winner.
By Paul Oresteen.
Just keep smiling...
By Adam Slutsky
Pushing the envelope for a new poker generation.
Jeff KImber on fish.
So says Dara O'Kearney.
Dara O'Kearney looks at game thoery.
Dara O'K on bounty tournaments.
Rob Yong calls for competition.
A critical eye on the poker world.
Nick Wealthall on unconscious decision making.
Structure changes don't suit recreationals.
Features | Strategy | Interviews | Reviews | News | Profiles | Pages | British Poker Awards
© 2015 BluffEurope.com