Tom Dwan loses big! Bluff Europe Weekend Round-Up
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
The action online began again over this weekend with Tom “durrrr” Dwan taking a gigantic hit as Phil Ivey made just shy of a million dollars at Full Tilt Poker’s high stakes games. No one is running it twice, though...
Oh, and PokerStars are aiming to dominate every country in the world with more and more poker tours... not that we’re complaining.
Durrrr loses out as Ivey, Ziigmund and Antonius reap the rewards.
After the tables at Full Tilt Poker’s high stakes games were gathering dust for a while, who else but Tom Dwan would be the man to blow the film off them and open them once more? He’s probably regretting it now, though...
Durrrr dropped $1.1m after being repeatedly coolered in several big pots – each topping a quarter of a million dollars – at $500/$1,000 PLO. The next day he returned only to lose $850,000 more. For only the second time in his life he was forced to reload his Full Tilt Poker account. Meanwhile, Phil Ivey made about $990k but that’s hardly news, that’s just Ivey being Ivey.
That’s United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour, folks – PokerStars have confirmed the rumours that started since their sponsorship of the Irish Poker Championships in Galway this month.
The PokerStars UKIPT will begin in Galway then travel with a series of £550 events all around the country, including of course Nottingham’s Dusk Til Dawn and Manchester’s G Casino. The tour culminates next October with the £5,000 EPT London event.
That’s Latin American Poker Tour, folks – the schedule has been confirmed for this round of the LAPT by PokerStars PRO Humberto Brenes. We brave folk at Bluff Europe steeled ourselves against his irritating, camera-hogging shark-based antics in order to bring you the lowdown:
"In just two seasons, the Latin American Poker Tour has become the biggest poker tour in the region. It attracts the best players from Latin America and all over the world. Last season, the prize pool hit a million dollars in Costa Rica and I know we’re going to beat that this time! I am very proud to play in Costa Rica – it’s my home country and a very special event for me. Tell everyone to come here – the Shark is waiting for them," Brenes said.
Irish Open Announced
It’s kicking off in live events. PaddyPower have revealed the dates for the Irish Open 2010, which is already seeing qualifiers running at Paddy Power. The €3,200 package also comes with the €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion once more – read more about that here.
"Our qualifiers to the Irish Open 2009 were really excited about participating in the very first €100k Sole Survivor promos and it was great to find such a worthy winner as Marcel", said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for paddypowerpoker.com. "We can't wait to kick off the search for the next Sole Survivor; there are 100,000 reasons why it makes sense for players to qualify for the Irish Open 2010 on paddypowerpoker.com and nowhere else!
Ivey Mucks the Winner
One of the more recent ESPN broadcasts showing the last stages of the $10,000 Main Event at the 2009 WSOP caused shockwaves throughout the galaxy – proof, finally, that Phil Ivey is not an advanced cyborg sent from the future to take all the money in the world – watch the video here.
Of course, maybe he is a cyborg and he just did that to trick us...