Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Day 1A of the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event may have been big but when the registration desks had closed on Day 1B the field was even bigger.
Thanks to more than 300 players anteing up $7,500 to take part in the bounty event, this year's total number of entrants hit a record high of 713, surpassing last season's high of 643. With one final chance for players to enter on Day 2 that figure could rise still and as a result the organisers have had to alter the structure and made the first six levels of the session one hour long. This means that today's returning cohort will be playing down to a final 36 or until 2:00am (whichever comes first). On a day that saw a record high, a slew of shooting star players were eliminated including the always vocal Bruce Buffer who got the session underway with a hearty "Shuffle Up and Deal". Unfortunately, however, the UFC announcer's cards couldn't do the talking for him when the action started and as the day wore on he eventually found himself ousted Joey Weissman. Also turning into a fallen star on Day 1B was the likes of Vanessa Selbst, Ryan Riess, Dan Smith and recent WPT champion, Chris Moorman. However, one shooting star who did make it through the session unscathed was Jeff Madsen. The American pro managed to bag up 173,200 chips to finish amongst the day's top six players. Leading the way at the close though was Lucas Ke with an imposing mountain of chips worth 252,000. Day 2 will kick off later today and play down to the final four tables ahead of the event's penultimate session on Thursday. WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Chip Counts:1. Lucas Ke - 252,000 2. Ron Minnis - 232,300 3. Shankar Pillai - 201,000 4. James Carroll - 191,100 5. Carlos Villamarin - 182,000 6. Jeff Madsen - 173,200
Christmas is just around the corner and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are getting into the holiday spirit by offering online poker players the chance to double one re-load deposit up to $100.
Juicy Stakes has announced the launch of a series of daily freeroll online poker tournaments that will award players with spots into special weekly games featuring prize pools of up to $300.
Four online poker players that won prize packages into the $2,400 main event of the PPC Aruba World Championship 2016 courtesy of Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are on their way to the Caribbean this weekend and will be joined by vlogger ‘TheTrooper97’.
Americas Cardroom has released its fifth and final sponsored video chronicling the action from the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016, which ended on Sunday with Latvian player Eduards Kudrjavcevs taking the main event title and its $143,675 first-place prize.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes.
Win $300 prize pool tournament seats.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker.
Americas Cardroom releases final video.
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