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  1. Forty-two players showed up for this year's $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop at the World Series of Poker. After officials thought the tournament might sell out, there were more than a dozen openings in the 56-max tournament. Nevertheless, a cavalcade of brand name players turned out, including Sam Trickett (pictured), who has a pace-setting stack of 13.4 million entering Day 2 on Monday. --- PocketFives' WSOP coverage is brought to you by Real Gaming, a regulated online poker site in Nevada. Play Real Gaming, real money poker on any device. Play now for Final Table Freerolls. Skip straight to the final table and win cash daily. --- Trickett recorded the first elimination of the tournament to set the tone for the first day. Coverage on WSOP.com explained, "Trickett clashed with David Einhorn in a hand where the former turned the nut straight against the latter's flopped set of jacks. Einhorn was eliminated from play and Trickett suddenly held double the starting stack." Then, Trickett cracked the pocket queens of Igor Kurganov after hitting a straight on the river. From there, WSOP.com added, "Trickett and Vanessa Selbst played an 8 million chip pot where the three-time WSOP bracelet winner six-bet shoved with A-K. Trickett called with pocket kings and the two endured a roller coaster of a run-out. Trickett finished on top and the first-ever woman to participate in the Big One for One Drop was eliminated from play." Although this author swore up and down that 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (pictured) would participate in this year's One Drop, "The Poker Brat" was a no show. He spent the weekend trying to raise $600,000 of his $1 million buy-in, at one point posting on Twitter, "This would make a great reality show: me raising $600,000 in the last couple hours for a poker tournament!" However, Hellmuth's meal ticket never came to fruition, as he Tweeted, "Thought I had $1 million, went over to buy into One Drop, but $130,000 that was supposed to be at cage wasn't there!" Thus, Hellmuth, who finished fourth in the 2012 One Drop, will watch this year's version from the sidelines. Trickett finished second in the One Drop in 2012 and the man he lost out to, Antonio Esfandiari (pictured), has the fifth largest stack after Day 1 this year. Esfandiari doubled up early on during Sunday's play courtesy of Dan KingDan Smith, who checked on a board of A-K-4-10-8. Esfandiari shoved and Smith, after asking for a count, called and turned over A-K for aces-up. Esfandiari had him beat with 4-4 and moved up to over 3 million in chips. Here's how the One Drop field looks as play begins on Day 2 at 1:00pm PT: 1. Sam Trickett - 13,400,000 2. Tom Hall - 9,125,000 3. Phil Ivey - 7,675,000 4. Daniel Colman - 6,875,000 5. Antonio Esfandiari - 6,725,000 6. Noah Schwartz - 6,275,000 7. Rick Salomon - 5,890,000 8. David Doc Sands Sands - 4,615,000 9. Phil Galfond - 4,390,000 10. Daniel Negreanu - 4,270,000 11. Erik Seidel - 4,250,000 12. Brandon Steven - 4,205,000 13. Tobias Reinkemeier - 4,125,000 14. Doug Polk - 3,885,000 15. Connor blanconegro Drinan - 3,685,000 16. Gabe Kaplan - 3,475,000 17. Tony Gregg - 3,415,000 18. Isaac Haxton - 3,370,000 19. John Juanda - 3,215,000 20. Cary Katz - 2,945,000 21. Paul Newey - 2,845,000 22. Bill Klein - 2,840,000 23. Erick Lindgren - 2,175,000 24. Christoph Vogelsang - 2,060,000 25. John Morgan - 1,800,000 26. Talal Shakerchi - 1,685,000 27. Daniel Cates - 1,670,000 28. Greg gregy20723 Merson - 1,625,000 29. Scott Seiver - 1,165,000 30. Guy Laliberte - 1,030,000 31. Jean-Robert Bellande - 1,005,000 Stay tuned to PocketFives for the latest WSOP news, sponsored by Real Gaming, a regulated online poker site in Nevada. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  2. In a recent Google Hangout interviewwith PokerNews at the World Series of Poker, British poker pro Sam Trickett (pictured) revealed some surprising details about his beef with Andrew Feldman, bad investment opportunities, and a $23 million pot that took place in the ultra high-stakes poker rooms of Macau. --- PocketFives' news coverage is brought to you by Betsson Poker, a leading global online gaming provider. Betsson Poker is available on Mobile and offers regular promotions to live events around the world along with great bonuses and competitions. Play now for a chance to win the a Dream Holiday with the Grand Poker Adventures throughout 2014! --- Trickett, best known for his second place finish at the Big One for One Drop in 2012, answered live questions from his online audience. After a brief chat about the World Cup and Cristiano Ronaldo, his favorite football player, the topic of conversation soon strayed to former poker pro Andrew Feldman. Asked to describe the 27-year-old in three words, Trickett called him a dishonest and disrespectful cheat. His problems with Feldman go back years, when he supposedly lent his fellow Brit a large sum of money. "I looked out for him, helped him out in a lot of situations," Trickett said. "One day, I [lent]him some money and he decided to get out of poker and that he didn't want to pay me back, [giving] me no reason whatsoever." After threatening to out him as a thief on social media, Trickett, and good friend Chris Slytraded barbs with Feldman on Twitter. "Are you denying that Sam lent you €25K in Vienna and are now refusing to pay him back? Disgusting," posted Sly. According to Trickett, Feldman (pictured) then added insult to injury, sending him "smiley tongue faces" and saying, "I think you're one of the nicest guys, but I'm sorry, I'm just not paying you back." Feldman later went on to appear on a show called "The Secret Millionaire," which stoked Trickett's anger even more. "Then I see him on TV in England, giving to charities and crying on TV. It's just so irritating to be owned by a little kid like that," he said, still frustrated by the incident. Trickett is hoping to recoup the supposed losses and has a court case pending against his former friend. The British pro was later asked about the reaction of his family and friends after the 2012 One Drop, in which he pocketed just over $10 million. "You've got no idea the bad investment opportunities I've been given… Very bad investments," he said with a laugh. "I've been involved in a few just to help them out, but yes, situations like that come up a lot… It's difficult to say no to people." Trickett can occasionally be found in the ultra high-stakes poker games of Macau (pictured below), which usually feature a mix of poker pros and wealthy Chinese businessmen. When asked about the biggest pot he had ever seen, he described an extraordinary hand played between two unnamed players that soared into the eight-figures. While not at the table, Trickett said he was 90% sure that the hand actually took place. The game was Texas Hold'em with the blinds set at 100,000/200,000 HKD, around $13,000/$26,000 USD. The table was four- or five-handed when the hand went down, he said, with a recreational player limping in, a pro raising, and an aggressive pro re-raising. Both players called the raise and saw a flop of A-5-3 with two spades. The aggressive pro c-bet for 7.5 million HKD and his two opponents once again called. The turn brought the 2 of spades, making a flush and a one-card straight possible. There was a 12 million HKD bet, with one pro folding and the recreational player calling. The river paired the board with another 3 and the remaining pro made an all-in overbet for around 65 million HKD. "The recreational player literally takes about 30 seconds and says, 'You can't have it' and calls, flipping over A-K for top pair," said Trickett. As it happens, the pro was bluffing "with something like 10-8" and his opponent dragged the mammoth "$22 million or $23 million USD pot." Trickett has already paid his $1 million buy-in for this year's Big One for One Drop, along with 40 other players. You might recall he was attacked after finishing second two years ago. He has a stellar career in live tournaments, with just over $20 million in recorded winnings, according to the Global Poker Index. Want the latest poker headlines and interviews? Follow PocketFives on Twitterand Like PocketFives on Facebook. You can also subscribe to our RSS feed.
  3. [caption width="640"] Sam Trickett is now a member of partypoker's fast-growing group of ambassadors (WPT photo)[/caption] Sam Trickett tends to be the life of the party at the table, so it is only fitting he is the latest pro to join the team at partypoker. The Brit announced his new role as a Global Ambassador for the online poker room this week. Trickett, who is the all-time UK money earner with over $20 million in tournament winnings, will serve as a spokesperson for the site and put in time on the felt. Part of his role will involve organizing and playing in high stakes online cash games. These cash games, called “Trickett’s Cash Games”, will be invite-only. Never fear though, railbirds, as anyone can open the software and watch all the action. Should you want to get in the game yourself, it won’t necessarily take rubbing elbows with the top poker pros to score an invitation. The site will be running promotions and contests with seats at the table on the line. “It is testament to the recent success of partypoker that such a renowned player like Sam was eager to join the team,” says Group Head of partypoker Tom Waters. Trickett will be joining the likes of Mike Sexton and Tony Dunst on the list of affiliated pros. Part of his promotional duties will include returning to the live tournament circuit in 2017. Save for a cash in last month’s Devilfish Cup, Trickett has not recorded a live cash since March of 2015. “I am proud to be joining the expanding partypoker team and represent the brand globally,” Trickett says. ”I am going to bring monthly high stakes games online, which my friends and partypoker players can enjoy. Over the coming weeks I will plan my live events schedule for 2017 and look forward to getting back on the tournament circuit, wearing the partypoker patch.” Trickett has served as a sponsored pro, most recently with Everest Poker and Starpoker, who we worked with earlier this year promoting poker in India. Trickett has traveled all over Asia the past few years playing in cash games, so he is very familiar with that circuit as well as the European poker scene. Trickett's first appearance representing partypoker was the partypoker Millions this past week in Punta Cana, DR.
  4. [caption width="640"] Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham, England is about to host some of poker's biggest stars.[/caption] Considered by most to be the heart and soul of poker in England, the Dusk Till Dawn Casino in Nottingham will soon be hosting some of the world's best poker players for one of the biggest guarantees any European event has held in years. The first ever parytpoker Millions takes over DTD April 14 - 23 with six events and guarantees totaling £8,000,000 - with the Main Event guaranteeing £6,000,000. The Millions Main Event runs April 18 - 23 with a £5,300 buy-in, but players can start playing Phase 1 on partypoker or live at Dusk Till Dawn for just £550. The online Phase 1 events play 19 12-minute levels and players carry their chips forward to the Day 1. Along with the £6,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, Dusk Till Dawn has also guaranteed £1,000,000 to the eventual champion. A number of top players have already confirmed they'll be headed to Nottingham to play, including former #1-ranked PocketFivers; Griffin Benger, Joao Simao and Patrick Leonard. When partypoker announced plans for a live tour, it was obvious that Dusk Till Dawn would be the host for what should be considered the flagship event in Season 1. Following the partypoker Live Million Sochi event last month in Russia, this will be the first partypoker Live event in England. The Main Event is certainly the big attraction, but the other six events give players a multitude of options with buy-ins ranging from £220 up to £2,700 with most event offering re-entry. There's also live satellites running at the club now. "There are so many huge guaranteed events on this schedule I can’t wait to be back at Dusk Till Dawn to play all of them! There are a range of events for everyone," said Sam Trickett, partypoker Ambassador. "You can either buy-in direct or there is also a great satellite schedule that gives players of all bankrolls the opportunity to become a millionaire at Dusk Till Dawn next month." COMPLETE partypoker MILLIONS SCHEDULE DATETIMEEVENTBUY-INGUARANTEE April 1412:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *5:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- April 1512:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *5:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- April 1612:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *5:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- April 1712:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *5:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *6:00 PMMillions High Roller Day 1£10,300£1,000,000 April 1812:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- *1:00 PMMillions High Roller Final Day£10,000+£300-- *2:00 PMMillions Day 1A£5,000+£300£6,000,000 *5:00 PMMillions Phase 1£500+£50-- April 192:00 PMMillions Day 1B£5,000+£300£6,000,000 April 201:00 PMMillions Day 2£5,000+£300£6,000,000 *4:00 PMEight Max Day 1A£2,500+£200£1,000,000 April 211:00 PMMillions Day 3--£6,000,000 *4:00 PMEight Max Day 1B£2,500+£200£1,000,000 *8:00 PMDTD200 Day 1C£200+£20£100,000 April 2212:00 PMEight Max Day 1C£2,500+£200£1,000,000 *1:00 PMMillions Day 4--£6,000,000 *2:00 PMDTD200 Day 1D£200+£20£100,000 *4:00 PMEight Max Day 2--£1,000,000 *4:00 PMSix Max Day 1A£2,500+£200£250,000 *7:00 PMDTD200 Day 1E£200+£20£100,000 April 2312:00 PMDTD200 Turbo Day 1F£200+£20£100,000 *12:00 PMSix Max Turbo Day 1B£2,500+£200£250,000 *1:00 PMEight Max Final Day--£1,000,000 *1:00 PMMillions Final Day--£6,000,000 *3:00 PMMillions Ladies Event£200+£20£10,000 *3:30 PMDTD200 Final Day--£100,000 *3:30 PMSix Max Final Day--£250,000 The online satellite program begins with tournaments running at just one cent while Dusk Till Dawn is offering live satellites to the Main Event, the High Roller, Phase 1 and £2,500 buy-in events. “It’s important for me to see such a fantastic range of events for the players to choose from," said partypoker Live President, John Duthie. "A great satellite schedule also gives players of all bankrolls the opportunity to become a millionaire at Dusk Till Dawn next month.” The casino, which opened in 2008, has hosted some of poker's biggest events before. The members-only club played host to the WPT500 and a World Poker Tour event last October, a WPT National event last May and UKIPT events over the years. The poker room has 45 tables and often spreads No Limit Hold'em and Omaha cash games each night. Players who want to play the partypoker Millions will need to become a Dusk Till Dawn member - but don't fret, simply fill outthis online form and have photo ID ready when you arrive and you're all set.
  5. [caption width="640"] The 2017 Powerfest is the largest in history with ,000,000 in guaranteed prize pools up for grabs.[/caption] May is becoming one of the busiest months on the poker calendar and the announcement of the partypoker Powerfest schedule only solidifies that stranglehold. The series opens on May 7 and runs through May 21 with $20,000,000 in prizes guaranteed during the two-week long festival. Buy ins are available for as little as $5.50 with high roller events tipping the scales at a price point of $25,500. There are four main events for the series and six events with a guarantee of at least $1,000,000. The largest guarantee on the schedule belongs to the $25,500 event, which is a $2,000,000 guaranteed Super High Roller and is scheduled for May 17. In a great initiative from partypoker, the $500 entry fee from each player will go toward a charity of the winner’s choice. In addition, should the field reach 100 entries, partypoker will add in another $50,000 to the donation. The four main events are taking place on Sunday, May 21 with the following buy ins and guarantees: $11/$50,000, $55/$100,000, $215/$1,000,000, $1,050/$1,000,000. In light of the massive guarantees announced and larger than ever schedule, Managing Director of partypoker Tom Waters said, “We decided to go for it this time and increase the total guaranteed prize pool for the upcoming Powerfest to over $20 million. There are some fantastic new headline events in the series, including three $1m guaranteed editions of the Title Fight, a $2m charity event and eight phased tournaments covering a range of buy-ins. I’m confident that the players will love the variety of events on offer and will relish the opportunity to become a Powerfest champion.” The eight phased tournaments that Waters refers to are multi-phased events that feature guarantees totaling $3,600,000. Phase 1 of these events have buy ins ranging for $5.50 all the way up to $530 and are running several times daily during Powerfest with final phases getting underway on May 14 and 21. Some of the biggest names in poker are already plotting out their Powerfest plans with partypoker ambassador Sam Trickettchief among them. ”I will be playing more online events than ever in this new edition of Powerfest on partypoker. The addition of the $25k super high roller is great and it’s a really nice touch from partypoker to donate all fees to charity,” said Trickett.
  6. partypoker’s POWERFEST continued to bring in big numbers on Thursday as 18 new tournaments took place and over $3.4 million in total prize pools were up for grabs. It doesn’t seem to matter if it's live on online, Hungary’s #1-ranked player Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth knows how to conquer Super High Roller tournaments. He bested the 127 entries in Event #21 ($1M GTD Championship Event, 8-Max) for $311,150, far-and-away the largest score of the day. The cash will push the #9 ranked player in the world up over $12.5M in lifetime career earnings, good for #5 on the All-Time Online Money List. The Championship Event was replete with some of the brightest stars in online poker. Former #1-ranked player ‘telks’, playing under his partypoker screen name ‘ilove2fish’ took home $222,250 as the runner-up. The UK’s Conor ‘ADRIEN_BRODY’ Beresford, currently the #8 ranked player in the world, finished in third, capturing $158.750 for the bronze. partypoker ambassadors fared well in Event #21 as well with Brazilian superstar Joao ‘joaosimaobh’ Simao taking fourth place for $111,125. Renato 'renaton' Nomura just missed out on the final table, finishing in ninth for $31,750 and Sam Trickett picking up $31,750 for 11th place. Speaking of partypoker ambassadors, Bertrand ‘ElKy_’ Grospellier picked up a POWERFEST title after making a heads up deal in Event #24 ($530 Deep, Turbo, 8-Max). The former PokerStars pro picked up $14,458 for the win, just one day after finishing third in Event #17-HR for over $18,000. Sweden's ‘haddoken’ picked up one of the largest scores of the day, outside of the Championship Event, by taking down Event #23-Super High Roller ($5,200 PLO, 8-Max) for $156,403. POWERFEST #20 (High Roller) $1,050 Deep, 8-Max 209 entries, $209,000 prize pool 1. jizonhisniz - $42,615.10 2. LoSientoGrace - $30,932 3. haddoken - $22,049.50 4. s1xKoMoDe - $16,302 5. NoisiaRadio - $11,495 6. BeforeSunrise - $8,778 7. MOTHERSMATTERS - $6,479 8. PhileasFogg - $4,807 POWERFEST #20 (High) $215 Deep, 8-Max 765 entries, $153,000 prize pool 1. HU_ACE - $27,310.50 2. XINBAMA - $19,431 3. Banicivan - $13,050.90 4. KPitts34 - $8,843.40 5. TaoTeBink - $6,242.40 6. IIIIIIIIIII - $4,498.20 7. ABCpoker911 - $3,213 8. petdet3ctive - $2,233.80 POWERFEST #21 (Super High Roller) $1M Championship Event 127 entries, $1,270,000 prize pool 1. probirs - $311,150 2. llove2fish - $222,250 3. ADRIEN_BRODY - $158,750 4. joaosimaobh - $111,125 5. PokerGirl69 - $82,550 6. shlongoperator - $63,500 7. iTILTuu - $50,800 8. TimeToPardy - $41,275 POWERFEST #22 (High Roller) $2,100 PKO, 8-Max 178 entrants, $364,900 prize pool 1. n1ceFTW - $30,200.31 + $68,184.39 in bounties 2. JWPRODIGY - $30,164.56 + $6,168.75 in bounties 3. Ike_Haxton - $22,019.83 + $7,415.62 in bounties 4. mantelis38 - $15,755.57 + $2,493.75 in bounties 5. rudiga1 - $11,009.91 + $6,890.62 in bounties 6. seijistar - $8,542.17 + $4,528.12 in bounties 7. JimyTransaction - $6,643.91 + $7,481.25 in bounties 8. HellmuthTheGr8 - $5,220.22 + $2,100 in bounties POWERFEST #22 (High) $320 PKO, 8-Max 670 entrants, $206,360 prize pool 1. meatbulmeantula - $14,380.43 + $17,554.76 in bounties 2. llijix133 - $14,360.29 + $5,116.49 in bounties 3. GiGioDoNNa99 - $9,698.32 + $3,563.64 in bounties 4. luffynated - $6,631.61 + $2,478.63 in bounties 5. ICMslut99 - $4,627.73 + $592.50 in bounties 6. kalfucil - $3,365.62 + $2,604.52 in bounties 7. kashmir_uzi - $2,435.65 + $1,239.31 in bounties 8. goiaba22 - $1,704.95 + $1,362.74 in bounties POWERFEST #23 (Super High Roller) $5,200 Pot Limit Omaha, 6-Max 100 entrants, $500,000 prize pool 1. haddoken - $156,403 2. p7p7p7p7 - $97,500 3. CHUFFTY - $60,000 4. Loewe80 - $43,750 5. Skrillexer - $31,250 6. U_goT_BanANa - $21,250 POWERFEST #24 (High Roller) $530 Deep, Turbo, 8-Max 137 entires, $70,212 prize pool 1. ElkY_ - $14,458.39* 2. mantelis38 - $13,268.60 3. backdrunk - $8,425.50 4. rdcrsnn - $5,968.06 5. Iveybluffallin - $4,212.75 6. madgenius87 - $3,335.09 7. JimyTransaction - $2,654.03 8. GreenNaugahyde - $2,106.37 POWERFEST #24 (High) $109 Deep, Turbo, 8-Max 414 entries, $43,056 prize pool 1. neckbre4k - $8,223.99 2. StoreNodder1231 - $5,898.67 3. KKurbel - $4,047.26 4. Hanifbali1 - $2,841.69 5. RuiBouquet - $2,032.24 6. clocolatabianca - $1,481.12 7. Gancas09 - $1,046.26 8. fishdelicious - $762.09 POWERFEST #25 (High Roller) $1,050 PKO, Fast, 8-Max 196 entries, $199,920 prize pool 1. do or die - $15,799.76 + $22,823.13 in bounties 2. AussieOsbourne - $15,780.12 + $3,120 in bounties 3. dotcotton1939 - $11,255.65 + $12,260.62 in bounties 4, Krissyb24 - $8,321.71 + $6,256.25 in bounties 5. seotaij86 - $5,867.87 + $3,087.50 in bounties 6. WhyAlwayzMe -$4,480.92 + $3,802.50 in bounties 7. SouhftfW - $3,307.34 + $3,607.50 in bounties 8. lqq1974 - $2,453.83 + $0.00 in bounties POWERFEST #25 (High) $109 PKO, Fast, 8-Max 705 entries, $73,320 prize pool 1. shortymo03 - $4,939.19 + $6,649.87 in bounties 2. Durdyyy - $4,931.67 + $634.50 in bounties 3. BenRichards1 - $3,314.74 + $1,842.12 in bounties 4. HATE007 - $2,246.09 + $1,031.49 in bounties 5. jaimestaples - $1,585.48 + $474.19 in bounties 6. hondacivic669 - $1,142.47 + $952.59 in bounties 7. ElCHapo14 - $816.05 + $276.75 in bounties 8. tatinho01 - $567.35 + $401.62 in bounties
  7. Triton Poker set out to make poker history this week and they most certainly will and in more ways than one. Not only does the Triton Million’s £1,050,000 buy-in ($1,273215) make it the largest buy-in tournament in history, but with 54 players helping generate a prize pool of £54,000,000 ($65,611,361) the first place prize of £19,000,000 ($23,085,479) makes it the largest single tournament payout of all time. Million Dollar Payouts It’s not just first place that is going to find themselves flush after the Triton Million comes to an end. With an astronomical buy-in, Triton officials decided to flatten out the payouts opting to award 11 of the 54 registered players (20%) some piece of the prize pool. Granted, the players that just squeak into the money will be earning little more than their money back ($1,335,923) but a final table finish, resulting in a payday of $1,457,371 would make for a career-high cash for 20 of the participants including pros Andrew Robl, Vivek Rajkumar, Michael Soyza, and Matthias Eibinger. Triton Million Official Payouts Place Approx USD 1 $23,074,354 2 $14,176,836 3 $8,743,966 4 $5,355,679 5 $3,643,319 6 $2,671,767 7 $2,088,898 8 $1,700,266 9 $1,457,371 10 $1,335,923 11 $1,335,923 Eight-Figure Paydays The massive payouts of the Triton Million will add two more players into the extremely elite club of poker players who have earned themselves an eight-figure payday at the poker table. The addition of the first and second place scores makes for a total of ten $10M+ paydays in history and offers the current All Time Money List leader Justin Bonomo and the UK’s Sam Trickett the honor of being the first player to accomplish that remarkable score twice in their career. Until the Triton Million only the World Series of Poker’s $1 Million buy-in Big One For One Drop and the WSOP Main Event offered players the opportunity to hit such heights. The only exception was the 2016 Big One For One Drop Monte-Carlo Extravaganze one-off where Elton Tsang took home over $12.2 million in the invite-only tournament that excluded all of the world’s top players. History of Eight-Figure Paydays Year Event Place Player Payout 2019 Triton Million 1st TBD $23,085,479 2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop 1st Antonio Esfandiari $18,346,673 2014 WSOP Big One For One Drop 1st Daniel Colman $15,306,668 2019 Triton Million 2nd TDB $14,176,836 2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza 1st Elton Tsang $12,248,912 2006 WSOP Main Event 1st Jaime Gold $12,000,000 2012 WSOP Big One For One Drop 2nd Sam Trickett $10,112,001 2014 WSOP Main Event 1st Martin Jacobson $10,000,000 2018 WSOP Big One For One Drop 1st Justin Bonomo $10,000,000 2019 WSOP Main Event 1st Hossein Ensan $10,000,000 All Time Money List Possibilities With so much money in the prize pool, there are bound to be some major ramifications to the ever-shifting All Time Money List. At the start of the Triton Million, there were seven players that could possibly surge to the top of the list and overtake current list leader Justin Bonomo. Bonomo himself could put an amazing amount of distance between himself and the rest of the field as he currently holds a roughly $3.1 million lead over the #2-ranked Daniel Negreanu and over $9 million from the #3-ranked Erik Seidel, neither of which are in the Triton Million field. Here’s a look at the players that could make major moves on the ATML should Bonomo not be able to hold them off. Bryn Kenney - With over $34.9 million in total earnings, Kenney could become the new king of the ATML with a win or even a second-place finish. A third-place finish and he will leapfrog Negreanu for second place on the list and any cash will vault him over Seidel in third place, where he only sits $716,117 behind the legend. Jason Koon - The Triton ambassador has been steadily climbing the ATML, currently sitting in 8th place with $28,925,059 in earnings. A victory would send him north of $51 million and into first. A second-place finish in the event is not good enough to take over the top spot but it would put him in second place and within striking distance of #1 at $43 million. Dan Smith - A last-second invite from Bill Perkins puts Smith into the ATML leader mix, where he currently sits at #9 with $27,921,940. His situation is identical to Koon's - a win and he soars to over $50 million. Mikita Badziakouski - The nosebleed crusher from Belarus recently climbed into the #15 spot on the ATML and a win could put him in the top spot with over $48 million. A second-place finish would put him at just over $39 million, currently good for third place. Stephen Chidwick - Generally considered one of the very best tournament players on the planet, the UK savant has the exact same situation as Badziakouski as he only sits less than $3,000 behind him on the ATML. David Peters and Fedor Holz - Peters currently sits at #5 on the ATML and the German phenom, Holz sits right behind him at #6. Both players were among the first five players eliminated from the tournament ending their bid to climb the ATML ladder. Becoming An Instant Legend To say that first place in the Triton Million is massive is an understatement. But just how big is it? To put this first-place prize in perspective, had a player never cashed before, the first place prize alone would put you ranked at #19 on the All-Time Money List. That’s ahead of one of the most famous poker players on the planet, Phil Hellmuth, who has spent over 30 years accumulating his career total of $22,999,083. Second place also puts you in the midst of legends. The over $14 million payday would slot you in at #41 all-time, just ahead of recent bracelet winner Joseph Cheong and right behind 2009 WSOP World Champ Joe Cada. Finally, if the Triton Million third-place prize of over $8.7 million was your first Hendon Mob entry, you would just make it inside the top 100. You start your career at #100 all-time and you’d be the player to knock poker legend Johnny Chan out of the top 100.
  8. The 2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London kicks off this week with the biggest buy-in in tournament poker history as the highlight. Deemed the Triton Million: A Helping Hand for Charity, the event has a gargantuan £1,050,000 buy-in, of which £1,000,000 goes to the prize pool and £50,000 goes towards charitable causes. The Triton Million takes place at London Hilton on Park Lane and is sponsored by partypoker LIVE. It is scheduled as a three-day event from August 1-3. Charitable causes to benefit include Caring For Children Foundation, R.E.G., Healthy Hong Kong, Credit One World Charity, and One Drop. Triton Million Provides Unique Twist The Triton Million has a freezeout format with a rather unique twist to it. It’s invite-only. Invited players were issued invitations from a committee, and these players are of the recreational or businessman or woman variety. Those fortunate enough to receive invitations can then issue one invitation of their own to a guest player. The guest player can be a professional poker player. This allows for the field to be at least a 50% businessmen. For the first six hours of tournament play, the two player pools will be separated, such that the recreational/businessmen and women compete against one another and the guests/professionals play against one another. Furthermore, players will be asked to dress in formal attire for the final table. The Triton Million field has 25 businessmen signed up. Let’s take a look at them. Paul Phua [caption id="attachment_625843" align="aligncenter" width="903"] Paul Phua (photo: Triton Poker)[/caption] Paul Phua has been around the ultra high-stakes poker scene for nearly a decade now, amassing more than $11,400,000 in live tournament earnings and cashing in some of the richest poker events in the world. He has two victories on record, first in the Aspers £100,000 High Roller in 2012 for £1,000,000 ($1,621,297) and second in the Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza €100,000 High Roller for €752,700 ($825,619). As for his business exploits that have earned him a fortune, Phua has been a well-known junket operator for some of the world’s richest and he’s been in the news as the "world's biggest bookie," having his Caesars Palace villa raided in July 2014 for running an illegal gambling operation. The raid came just about a month after Phua was arrested in Macau under similar charges. Phua's guest player for the Triton Million is Tom Dwan. Cary Katz [caption id="attachment_625842" align="aligncenter" width="903"] Cary Katz (photo: World Poker Tour)[/caption] Cary Katz is the man atop the Poker Central organizational chart, having founded the company in 2015. Prior to that, he was founder and CEO of one of the largest student loan companies in the United States. On the felt, Katz has nearly $20,000,000 in live tournament earnings, including a career-best score of €1,750,000 ($1,929,203) when he finished fifth in the 2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza €1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. In January 2018, Katz won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $100,000 Super High Roller to the tune of $1,492,340, and he placed eighth in the 2014 WSOP $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop for $1,306,667. Katz's guest player for the Triton Million is Bryn Kenney. Rob Yong [caption id="attachment_625844" align="aligncenter" width="903"] Rob Yong (photo: World Poker Tour)[/caption] Rob Yong is the owner of Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino in Nottingham, UK. Under Yong’s watchful eye, Dusk Till Dawn was built into what is considered to be one of the best card rooms in the world, with top-tier brands such as the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, partypoker, and UK & Ireland Poker Tour holding events there. Yong is now heavily involved with partypoker and partypoker LIVE, helping to grow these two brands in the online and live realms, respectively. Although his live tournament results amount to only a little more than $330,000, Yong has been a regular at some of the highest stakes in the world, specifically when it comes to cash games. At the table, he’s an entertaining competitor who doesn’t shy away from risk and will liven up any game. Yong's guest player for the Triton Million is Sam Trickett. Talal Shakerchi [caption id="attachment_625845" align="aligncenter" width="903"] Talal Shakerchi (photo: World Poker Tour)[/caption] Talal Shakerchi is a player from the recreational/businessmen category that could likely fit into the professional poker player category. He doesn’t have the most live tournament earnings, with more than $7,300,000 won in his career, but make no mistake about it, Shakerchi is a grinder. For quite some time, Shakerchi kept his online poker name a secret so others in the high-stakes community wouldn’t realize his ability or the amount of volume he was putting in. On the business side, Shakerchi is an investment manager, running Meditor Capital Management Limited, which he founded. Shakerchi's guest player for the Triton Million is Igor Kurganov. Antanas 'Tony G' Guoga [caption id="attachment_625841" align="aligncenter" width="903"] Antanas 'Tony G' Guoga (photo: Triton Poker)[/caption] Antanas Guoga, who is best known as 'Tony G' in the poker world, is another player listed in the recreational/businessmen category that could very well be considered a professional poker player. At least that’s what he used to be. Now a politician and Lithuanian Member of the European Parliament, Guoga is rarely seen on the poker scene these days. He is the founder of PokerNews.com and TonyBet. Guoga boasts more than $6,000,000 in live tournament earnings and became famous for his brash table talk. His biggest cash came at the European Poker Tour Grand Final €25,500 High Roller in 2009, when he took third for €420,000 ($552,239). He won the 2005 European Poker Championships Main Event for £260,000 ($456,822) and placed second in the World Poker Tour €10,000 Grand Prix de Paris for €339,930 ($414,478) in 2004. Guoga's guest player for the Triton Million is Fedor Holz. Additional Triton Million players from the recreational/businessmen category are listed below, with their guest players in parentheses. Richard Yong (Dan Cates) Stanley Choi (David Peters) Wai Kin Yong (Rui Cao) Bobby Baldwin (Jason Koon) Liang Yu (Mikita Badziakouski) Ivan Leow (Timofey Kuznetsov) Alfred DeCarolis (Stephen Chidwick) Chin Wei Lim (Wai Leong Chan) Chow Hing Yaung (Christoph Vogelsang) Pat Madden (Nick Petrangelo) Sosia Jiang (Sam Greenwood) Qiang Wang (Elton Tsang) Zang Shu Nu (Tan Xuan) Leon Tsoukernik (Martin Kabrhel) Orpen Kisacikoglu (Matthias Eibinger) Ferdinand Putra (Justin Bonomo) Rick Salomon (Vivek Rajkumar) Bill Perkins (Dan Smith) Winfred Yu (Danny Tang) Andrew Pantling (Andrew Robl) Ben Wu (Michael Soyza) How To Watch the Triton Million Fans from around the world can watch the Triton Million for free on PokerGO. Ali Nejad will call the action, with professional poker player Nick Schulman alongside to provide expert commentary. Action starts Thursday, August 1, at 8 am ET and PokerGO will have coverage for the entirety of the event. If you don't already have a subscription to PokerGO, sign up today using the promo code "POCKET5S" for $10 off the PokerGO annual plan.
  9. Kahle Burns started Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Europe €25,500 Platinum High Roller as the chip leader and then held off a surging Sam Trickett to win the first bracelet of his career and nearly €600,000. Three players, Alex Foxen, Abdelhakim Zoufri, and Trickett each started the day with less than 15 big blinds and just 20 minutes after the final six players reconvened, one of them was left with zero. Foxen shoved from UTG for 5,950,000 with [poker card="as"][[poker card="jd"] and Trickett called from the big blind with [poker card="ac"][poker card="js"]. The board ran out [poker card="kc"][poker card="7d"][poker card="3h"][poker card="9c"][poker card="jh"] to eliminate Foxen in sixth place and given Trickett nearly a full double-up. [ptable zone="NJ Online Poker Promos"][ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] After starting the day with the shortest stack, Trickett continued to find spots to move up and just 20 minutes later sent another player home early. Working with less than 12 big blinds, Timothy Adams moved all in for 7,075,000 from middle position with [poker card="ad"][poker card="kc"] and Trickett called from the big blind with [poker card="8h"][poker card="8s"]. Adams got some extra outs after the [poker card="4c"][poker card="3s"][poker card="2h"] flop, but the [poker card="js"] turn and [poker card="th"] river were no help and the Canadian bracelet winner was eliminated in fifth. Trickett's run good continued and a three-way all in 30 minutes later sent one player home and provided Trickett with a triple up. Action folded to Burns on the button and he moved all in with [poker card="8s"][poker card="5s"]. Zoufri called all in from the small blind with [poker card="ad"][poker card="th"] before Trickett looked down at [poker card="kh"][poker card="ks"] in the bid blind and also called all in. Trickett stayed in control through the [poker card="js"][poker card="7h"][poker card="5d"] flop, improved on the [poker card="kc"] turn and dodged Zoufri's gutshot straight draw after the [poker card="2h"] river. Zoufri was out in fourth and Trickett soared past Burns for the first time. Reigning WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan had been relatively quiet while the Sam Trickett Show was on display. Ensan eventually found himself in a hand with Burns that saw his run at a second bracelet end. Ensan raised to 2,000,000 from the button with [poker card="kh"][poker card="qs"] before Burns moved all in from the small blind for 27,775,000 with [poker card="ac"][poker card="td"]. Trickett folded his big blind and Ensan called with his tournament life on the line. Neither player's hand improved through the [poker card="8c"][poker card="5c"][poker card="5d"][poker card="4c"][poker card="3d"] runout and Ensan was eliminated. Heads-up play began with Burns holding a 3-2 chip lead but Trickett won enough on the first two hands of play to take a small lead. That's when Trickett's run good came to an abrupt end, however. After Burns called from the button with [poker card="qd"][poker card="qs"], Trickett made it 5,000,000 with [poker card="ad"][poker card="qh"]. Burns made it 12,500,000 to go before Trickett moved all in for 42,000,000. Burns called and then watched the [poker card="jc"][poker card="9h"][poker card="2d"][poker card="4h"][poker card="4s"] board leave Trickett on fumes. Trickett was eliminated on the next hand when his [poker card="7s"][poker card="4s"] wasn't able to beat Burns' [poker card="ks"][poker card="4d"] in an all-in pre-flop battle. This marks the third time that Trickett has finished runner-up in a WSOP bracelet event. In 2010, he finished one spot behind Jason DeWitt in a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event and he famously finished runner-up to Antonio Esfandiari in the inaugural Big One for One Drop in 2012. Burns's previous best finish in a bracelet event came earlier this summer when he finished second in the $10,000 Six Max NLHE event. Final Table Payouts Kahle Burns - €596,883 Sam Trickett - €368,889 Hossein Ensan - €251,837 Abdelhakim Zoufri - €177,062 Timothy Adams - €128,326 Alex Foxen - €95,962 Anton Morgenstern - €74,117 Robert Campbell - €59,189
  10. Nominations for the second annual Global Poker Awards were announced on Friday with popular poker personality Joey Ingram leading the way with four nominations. The Global Poker Awards, slated to take place at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas on March 6, celebrates the poker industry by recognizing the game of poker's top talent both on the felt and behind the scenes. This year, awards will be handed out in 19 different categories including two that are voted on by the fans. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="BetMGM NJ"] Multiple Nods Sixteen former award winners are back in contention this year with a number of them recognized in multiple categories. Poker personality and podcast/video producer Joey Ingram picked up nominations in the People’s Choice for Poker Personality of the Year, Podcast of the Year (Poker Life Podcast), Journalist of the Year and Media Content of the Year for his extensive work investigating the Mike Postle cheating allegation story. PocketFives’ own three-time GPI award winner Lance Bradley earned another three nominations for Journalist of the Year, Media Content of the Year, and Podcast of the Year for The FIVES Poker Podcast, alongside PocketFives own Managing Editor Donnie Peters. Daniel Negreanu, Jamie Kerstetter, Lex Veldhuis, Hayley Hochstätter and tournament director Matt Savage each earned two nominations. Alex Foxen, Andrew Neeme, Barny Boatman, Brad Owen, Bryn Kenney, Cary Katz, Joe Giron, Joe Stapleton, Kevin Mathers, Nick Schulman, and Paul Campbell join Bradley, Ingram, Negreanu, Savage, and Veldhuis as previous award winners who find themselves back in the running for even more hardware at the upcoming ceremonies. In addition to the 18 awards that will be voted on and the Global Poker Index Player of the Year awards, the PocketFives Legacy Award will once again be handed out to a PocketFives player who has shown success in both the online and live poker arenas. Previous award winners include Ari Engel, Cliff Josephy and Chris Moorman. 2019 Global Poker Award Nominees GPI BREAKOUT PLAYER OF THE YEAR Robert Campbell (AUS) Ramon Colillas (ESP) Ben Farrell (UK) George Wolff (USA) FINAL TABLE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR Hossein Ensan (GER), WSOP Main Event William Alex Foxen (USA), WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Phillip Hui (USA), WSOP Poker Players Championship Bryn Kenney (USA), Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro TWITTER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Barny Boatman (UK) Jamie Kerstetter (USA) Kitty Kuo (TAI) Kevin Mathers (USA) PLAYERS CHOICE FOR TOUGHEST OPPONENT Michael Addamo (AUS) Kahle Burns (AUS) Stephen Chidwick (UK) Ali Imsirovic (BIH) STREAMER OF THE YEAR Hristivoje Pavlovic (AUS) Benjamin Spragg (UK) Matthew Staples (CAN) Lex Veldhuis (NED) VLOGGER OF THE YEAR Jaman Burton (USA) Andrew Neeme (USA) Daniel Negreanu (CAN) Brad Owen (USA) PODCAST OF THE YEAR DAT Poker Podcast: Terrence Chan, Ross Henry, Adam Schwartz, Daniel Negreanu (CAN) Poker Life Podcast: Joey Ingram (USA) The Fives, a PocketFives Podcast: Lance Bradley (CAN), Donnie Peters (USA) The Grid: Jennifer Shahade (USA) INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE YEAR Phil Galfond (USA), Run it Once Poker Cary Katz (USA), Poker Central/PokerGO Paul Phua (MAS), Triton Poker Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR Tony Burns (USA), Seminole Hard Rock Paul Campbell (USA), Aria Jack Effel (USA), World Series of Poker Matt Savage (USA), WPT/TDA EVENT OF THE YEAR PokerStars Players Championship Bahamas Triton London Million for Charity World Series of Poker Main Event World Series of Poker BIG 50 MID-MAJOR TOUR/CIRCUIT OF THE YEAR Road to PSPC RUNGOOD Poker Series WPTDeepStacks WSOP Circuit JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR Lance Bradley (CAN) Haley Hintze (USA) Joey Ingram (USA) Nick Jones (UK) BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR Jamie Kerstetter (USA) Jeff Platt (USA) Nick Schulman (USA) Joseph Stapleton (USA) MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: WRITTEN A Fight for Fatherhood: The Biggest Win of Jason Young’s Life, Lance Bradley (CAN) for PoketFives Kevin Roster Spread Sarcoma Awareness at WSOP, Wants to End Life on His Terms, Aleeyah Jadavji (CAN), Hayley Hochstetler (USA) for PokerNews Poker and Pop Culture, Martin Harris (USA) for D+B Publishing The Unabridged Story of The Hendon Mob, Paul Seaton (UK) for PokerNews MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: PHOTO Antonio Abrego (USA): Ryan Laplante in deep thought at the WSOP (PokerNews) Drew Amato (USA): Dario Sammartino folds at the WSOP (Poker Central) Joe Giron (USA): WPT Champion Frank Stepuchin is lifted in victory (WPT) Hayley Hochstetler (USA): Doyle Brunson and Jack Binion at WSOP celebration (WSOP) MEDIA CONTENT OF THE YEAR: VIDEO Investigating Mike Postle Hand Histories from Stones Live, Joey Ingram (USA) Legends of the Game – Stu Ungar (PokerGO) The Big Blind w/Jeff Platt featuring Mike Matusow, Normand Chad, Sarah Herring (PokerGO) Who Makes Money from Professional Poker, Sam Rega (USA) for CNBC PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR POKER PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR Joey Ingram (USA) Jonathan Little (USA) Ryan DePaulo (USA) Lex Veldhuis (NED) PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR HAND OF THE YEAR Bryce Yockey takes a historic hit against Josh Arieh in the WSOP Poker Players Championship Ryan Riess makes 10-high all-in call at EPT Monte Carlo final table Sam Trickett makes Stephen Chidwick fold best hand at Triton London 1M event Thi Xoa Nguyen folds full house to Athanasios Polychronopoulos at PSPC
  11. The big guns were out in full force on Thursday as the partypoker POWERFEST schedule included three Super High Roller events and another eight High Roller events. The single largest buy-in event on this POWERFEST schedule wrapped up on Thursday with 'Piace1992' beating 89 other entries in Event #109-SHR ($25,550 No Limit Hold'em) to win $596,250. Just 10 days ago, they won Event #19-H ($215 Mix Max NLHE Fast) where the guarantee was lower than Thursday's buy-in and first place paid $10,261.56. Runner-up 'MeisterTTT' won $416,250 while 'SuperNutz' grabbed a $292,500 score for finishing in third place. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] Event #110-SHR ($5,200 No Limit Hold'em) had 103 entries with 'CocaineKiller' beating all of them to earn $126,175. 'TheseApples' came in second for $90,125 and 'onehundredeyez' added yet another podium finish to their resume and $64,375 to their bankroll as the third place finisher. It was also a big day for Team partypoker Pros. Sam Trickett took down Event #112-SHR ($5,200 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha) for $104,000. The runner-up prize of $66,545 went to 'sukamibosak' and 'idefix' had to settle for a third place finish and the accompanying $33,800 payday. Fellow pro Joni 'JJouhki' Jouhkimainen finished fourth in that event for $23,400, but that wasn't his biggest score of the day. The Finn beat out 268 other entries in Event #110-HR ($530 Eight Max NLHE PKO Fast) to win $10,577.12 and another $15,011.87 in bounties. 'P0kerpr02.0' finished second for $10,563.49 and just $1,214.06 while the third place finisher, 'N0GUTSNOGloryAA', actually earned more thanks to his $7,413.83 take from the prize pool and $5,036.76 worth of bounties. That was one of two runner-up finishes for 'P0kerpr02.0'. 'EmpireMaker' took home $59,455.01 for winning Event #107-HR ($1,050 Six Max NLHE) while 'P0kerpr02.0' earned $39,215 for coming in second place. Third place went to 'LickMyCev' for $27,880.09. Event #106-HR: $530 Mix Max NLHE Grind 318 entries $159,000 prize pool mbnlfg - $36,279.72 xmetterling - $24,247.50 furikuri - $17,490 cmiuc - $12,720 relentless - $8,745 bitw1 - $6,360 Event #107-HR: $1,050 Six Max NLHE 253 entries $253,000 prize pool EmpireMaker - $59,455.01 P0kerpr02.0 - $39,215 LickMyCev - $27,880.09 DasIstMirWurst - $20,366.50 R_D3ck4rd - $15,180 Namastayinbed - $10,120 Event #108-HR: $1,050 Six Max PLO PKO 100 entries $102,500 prize pool NOLIMITHOLDEM - $11,390.05 + $21,820.32 KamelAAsAA - $11,380.03 + $3,018.75 kannnichtmehr - $7,006.17 + $1,246.87 Tardelli92 - $5,108.66 + $393.75 SnoutMySprout - $3,649.04 + $3,018.75 shahter98 - $2,481.35 + $2,067.19 Event #109-SHR: $25,550 No Limit Hold'em 90 entries $2,250,000 prize pool Piace1992 - $596,250 MeisterTTT - $416,250 SuperNutz - $292,500 Mikita 'fish2013' Badziakouski - $202,500 NOLIMITHOLDEM - $157,500 Triple Sexy - $118,125 CaptainJack95 - $95,625 Robbery9999 - $78,750 Event #110-SHR: $5,200 No Limit Hold'em 103 entries $515,000 prize pool CocaineKiller - $126,175 TheseApples - $90,125 onehundredeyez - $64,375 El_Cucuy - $45,062 Crackalackin - $33,475 Mr.Toesie - $25,750 fromHolland1945 - $20,600 AndreyBolkonsky - $16,737 Event #110-HR: $530 Eight Max NLHE PKO Fast 269 entries $137,862.50 prize pool Joni 'JJouhki' Jouhkimainen - $10,577.12 + $15,011.87 P0kerpr02.0 - $10,563.49 + $1,214.06 N0GUTSNOGloryAA - $7,413.83 + $5,036.76 AbejlogluBele - $5,395.21 + $0 wikidipidi - $3,817.02 + $1,132.03 F3ww3_D3_lux3 - $2,862.76 + $1,476.56 Tommm - $2,018.61 + $2,017.97 L_Cesk - $1,468 + $4,421.48 Event #111-HR: $2,100 Eight Max NLHE PKO 153 entries $313,650 prize pool cmiuc - $27,012.52 + $40,195.33 Patrick_Leonard - $26,981.81 + $4,987.50 DasIstMirWurst - $19,634.26 + $17,882.81 Dandelion32892 - $13,907.60 + $9,450 bite_me - $9,817.13 + $5,512.50 patrick - $7,771.89 + $7,875 wikidipidi - $6,184.79 + $3,150 BaLuuuuu - $4,908.56 + $4,528.12 Event #112-SHR: $5,200 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 52 entries $260,000 prize pool Sam 'SamTrickett' Trickett - $104,000 sukamibosak - $66,545 idefix - $33,800 Joni 'JJouhki' Jouhkimainen - $23,400 DONKEY6666 - $18,200 BaBaDeBaBa - $14,054 Event #112-HR: $530 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 124 entries $62,000 prize pool PUCKBOUCHARD - $15,618.22 Shahin - $10,540 BinLife - $7,440 JorgeP7 - $5,270 ChinHauChu - $3,875 SnoutMySprout - $2,573 Event #114-HR: $530 Six Max NLHE PKO Turbo 127 entries $65,087.50 prize pool NewPak - $6,081.92 + $9,587.47 ShipAndDate - $6,075.50 + $2,099.99 DaKid96 - $4,290.83 + $2,401.47 OcusPhocus - $3,039.34 + $1,017.19 JozinhoPP - $2,234.80 + $262.50 GordonBanks. - $1,483.91 + $1,181.24
  12. “Not only am I on partypoker but I’m here to party.” This week, Kevin Hart, one of the biggest stars in show business, was named a new global ambassador for partypoker. Hart, well-known the world over for his comedy and starring roles in blockbuster movies like Jumanji and Central Intelligence, is known as an avid poker fan and a grinder of some of the biggest Hollywood home games available. “Expect the world of poker to get a lot more fun,” Hart declared in a video announcement posted by partypoker’s Rob Yong. “Expect it to get real…and expect us to get rid of all of the people that make it so f*****g technical, man. It’s a community sport, goddamnit. I’m big on community, I’m big on people.” This is by no means Hart’s first foray into poker. Starting back in 2017, Hart had a role with PokerStars as an ambassador. He appeared on the televised poker shows PokerStars Shark Cage and the Championship Cash Challenge as well as famously raced Usain Bolt in the Bahamas for a PokerStars promo. Outside of his relationship with PokerStars, Hart’s been known to have close ties to poker. In 2017, Hart was cracking jokes as he played in the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl. In 2018, he was back in the Bahamas battling some of the toughest players in the world in the PokerStars $100K Super High Roller. “He’s the highest stakes amateur poker player in the world,” Rob Yong said of Hart. In fact, Hart’s amateur status is one of the things that partypoker and Rob Yong like best about Hart. The partypoker stable is already packed with big-name pros including Jason Koon, Kristen Bicknell, Sam Trickett, and Isaac Haxton. However, the entire squad’s combined star power pales in comparison to the over 36 million Twitter followers available to Hart. His Instagram account has even further reach with 88.7 million people taking a look into his day-to-day life as a movie star. As for what Hart will exactly be doing for partypoker, those details "will be revealed in the near future" according to a press release. Yong is hoping that Hart will help him "promote mature poker and promote poker to the masses." So whether it's showing up and bringing the party to a future partypoker MILLIONS event or even just wearing a partypoker patch in a boxing re-match against Antonio Esfandiari, whatever his role is it will likely draw a lot of attention.

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