EPT San Remo, WSOP and Phil Ivey on £7.3 mil. controversy

  • In the end of October some of the main poker issues of the year will be resolved. Full Tilt Poker will be relaunched, World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table will be held as well as WSOP Player of the Year will be announced.

  • The action at San Remo picks up pace as European Poker Tour event Day 3 bubble bursts. In every tournament there has to be a bubble boy (the last player not to finish in the money) and this time was Renaud Desferet who is still to cash in EPT Event. Yesterday, on Day 3 of the Event the remaining 120 player pool was almost halved yesterday so now there are 67 players left. In a few hours Day 5 will begin and there is a lot of action guaranteed as the player pool will be cut down significantly. WPT San Remo runs 5 – 11 October so today we will already know the Final Table while the winner will be determined on Thursday!

    World Series of Poker

    An addition on the note of live poker events, the end of October is coming and soon the Final of the World Series of Poker event will determine who is be best poker player this year. Certainly, Phil Hellmuth (who won the WSOP Europe Main Event just a couple of days ago) has given his fans quite a performance but Play Of the Year title can slip out of his reach if Greg Merson wins WSOP Main Event.

    The WSOP Final table will feature 9 players:

    Jesse Sylvia (43.87 million in chips):
    Andras Koroknai (29.37 million)
    Greg Merson (28.72 million)
    Russell Thomas (24.80 million)
    Steven Gee (16.86 million)
    Michael Esposito (16.26 million)
    Robert Salaburu (15.15 million)
    Jacob Balsiger (13.11 million)
    Jeremy Ausmus (9.80 million)

    October Nine Introduction:

    EPT San Remo

    Let's get back to the event that runs now. EPT San Remo like any other Pokerstars European Tour events saw many poker enthusiasts, poker pros and celebrities gather for a chance to win. Overall, 797 players entered and only 66 are now left. Chip Leader table is a little short of poker superstars that we are used to see at the tables:

    The action unfolds in a few hours. Who's your favorite?

    Phil Ivey won £7.3 million in a Casino that refuses to pay

    Last but not least piece of news is about the best poker player in the world, Phil Ivey. He won an astounding amount in two days he spent playing at the oldest casino in the world: 184-year-old Crockfords Casino. However the casino refuses to pay up and so for has returned only £1 million – Ivey's initial stake.

    The casino claim that they have started an investigation on collusion playing. Staff has been questioned but no details so far have been released to the pubic. Crockfords released a statement claiming that : ‘As a private club we put great store on the confidentiality of the relationship between ourselves and our client and we therefore have no comment to make.’ Hopefully, the issue will be resolved as quickly as possible.

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