We’re back with some exciting news

  • We are back from our summer break. Let's take a look at WSOP Main Event Final Table lineup and one of the biggest stories: rich Chinese poker players arrested for illegal gambling, Ivey's there to help.

  • Hello, everybody. We are very excited to be back from our summer break. There is a lot to talk about! Poker players are getting arrested, WSOP Main event Final table, 100th EPT event and much more. Let’s get into it.

    WSOP Main Event Final Table

    First, we want to briefly talk about WSOP Main Event Final Table. We will prepare an in-depth view of the November Nine in the upcoming weeks but today let’s just look at the Final Nine and see what’s what.

    One thing you notice firstly is what an international final table that will be – 6 countries represented.

    Of course, the biggest story of this WSOP ME is Mark Newhouse, back-to-back November Niner. This time he’s not the shortstack but sitting comfortably in 3rd place. The chipleader is Jorryt van Hoof from a live and online pro from Netherlands, Andoni Larrabe, an established online pro from Spain is next to them.

    Probably two players seen as biggest underdogs are William Pappaconstantinou (a professional Fusball player and Bruno Politano, a shortstack from Brazil. He’s not an amateur but will have to do a lot of work to build up that stack.

    In any case, nothing is settled yet.

    Ivey and Co. pay bail for Chinese businessmen

    The story is not about just some pros. Two of the biggest names you hear in stories about Macau and poker, Paul Phua and Richard Jong were arrested by FBI in mid-July for illegal betting on sports. Full article available at Pokernews.com

    Recently, poker players Phil Ivey, Andrew Robl and Daniel Cates put together over $4.5 million to pay bail for Phua, Jong and their sons. They all claimed to be helping their friends but undoubtedly, there’s a lot to gain for the poker pros from helping some of the richest and some of the most powerful men in China.

    What do you think about this story? Will we see Phua and Jong at upcoming Super High Rollers? If not, will that affect SHR attendance? What does Ivey and others gain for bailing out?

    Let us know what you think.