Thursday, 27 January 2011
Stefan Hansen has won the opening leg of the third season of the European Masters of Poker (EMOP) tour which got under way in Gran Canaria earlier this week.
The Norwegian outlasted a 213-strong field in the €1,100 buy-in event at the Casino Las Palmas in The Canary Islands. Hansen sealed the win by beating Israel's Yohas Avidani heads up. The chips went in with both players holding pocket pocket pairs. Hansen's 6s held up against Avidani's 3s to give the Norwegian the €34,160 first prize.Sam Wellbourne was the best placed British player, finishing in eleventh place for a €3,830 score.1.Stefan Hansen Norway 34,1602.Johas Avidani Israel 34,580 3.Andrey Demchenko Russia 24,940 4.Pim Van Wieringen Holland 28,130 5.Johan Berg Sweden 10,220 6.Stephen Sammon Ireland 8,300 7.Oystein Sannes Norway 7,240 8.Matti Konttinen Finland 6,170 9.Ran Sananes Israel 5,110 Estoril in Portugal is the venue for the next event on the EMOP Tour. The €1,100 Main Event takes place at the Casino Estoril from 23 to 26 March 2011. Qualifiers are up and running at 24hPoker.com.Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will hold their special May Day online poker tournament with a guaranteed $2,000 in the prize pool on May 1 and players are being offered the chance to qualify from Monday to April 30 via a series of satellites.
The Easter holidays are now upon us and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are celebrating by holding a pair of special online poker tournaments.
Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker will be launching their three-stage Vegas Milli Maker tournament series from tomorrow offering players the chance to win a prize package to compete in the upcoming Millionaire Maker event at the 48th annual edition of the World Series Of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are about to kick off three-stage online satellite tournament series that are promising to award winners with prize packages to compete in the upcoming European Poker Championship in Velden, Austria.
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