Thursday, 2 October 2008
And so the short-stack has been knocked out. Bengt Sonert was under pressure as the table's shorty, eventually pushing with A-5 into the A-8 of Alekhin.
When the fans were asked to cheer, cheer they did. Sonert was the fan's unofficial cheering favourite, but they had to send their man out with a round of applause in fourth place.It's been left to the three most aggressive players of the last two hours - Juanda, Demidov and Alekhin - to fight it out for the £868,000 first prize and their slice of poker immortality. There's a definite air of anticipation here - could Demidov REALLY make it two bracelets in two main events in the same year? Wouldn't that just be a bit bonkers....
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.
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