Friday, 23 April 2010
Just ten players are in the running for the $1.5m pay day in the WPT Championship at the Bellagio, among them a pair of former World Champions.
Irishman John O'Shea leads the way but there's plenty of top class opposition looming in a stacked final ten. Former World Champion Scotty Nguyen is second in chips followed by cash game legend and recent PartyPoker Premier League winner David Benyamine in third.As if those two weren't enough there's also WSOP Main Event runner up David Williams, WSOP bracelet winners Bill Baxter and Cliff Josephy, Doyle Brunson Classic winner Eric Baldwin, long time chip leader Shawn Buchanan and Full Tilt Pro Nikolai Evdakov to contend with. And did I mention who's the short stack? None other than the Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth who's not a bad tournament player!The chip counts and seating positions are as follows:Seat 1. Scotty Nguyen - 2,637,000Seat 2. Phil Hellmuth - 839,000Seat 3. Nikolay Evdakov - 922,000Seat 4. John O'Shea - 3,174,000Seat 5. Billy Baxter - 2,429,000Seat 6. Eric Baldwin - 2,130,000Seat 7. David Williams - 2,454,000Seat 8. David Benyamine - 2,561,000Seat 9. Shawn Buchanan - 1,087,000Seat 10. Cliff Josephy - 1,269,000 The action resumes at 8pm UK time.
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.
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