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Mickey Petersen Wins 2012 English Poker Open

Sept 24, 2012
Denmark player Mickey Petersen has won the 2012 English Poker Open and the £78,660 prize that went with it.

Cake Poker had sent more than a dozen players to the event through online satellites with one, Jeff “JaksonGalaxy” McKeown, finishing in 31st place. [more]

Tournament Report: WSOPE, pair of WPT events and more

Sept 23, 2012
There is plenty of poker tournament action taking place at casinos around the world, so here is your chance to get caught up on the latest results, and upcoming events in the poker world. Later this week we’ll update you on even more tournament results, including the EPO, the WSOPC in Bossier City, and of course the World Series of Poker Europe tournament series.

WPT Malta

The WPT Malta Main Event was won by Yorane Keringard, who defeated the 168 player field to win his first major poker tournament. While the field size was relatively small (The tournament is competing with the WPT Borgata Poker Open, the English Poker Open, the WSOPC Bossier City, and the HPT Colorado tournaments, as well as the upcoming WSOPE) the field included some of the biggest names in poker including Tony G and Phil Hellmuth.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Yorane Kerignard – $182,292

2. Jackson Genovesi – $108,024

3. Alessio Isaia – $68,981

4. Hui Chen Kuo – $51,409

5. Zeljko Krizan – $38,425

6. Sampo Ryynanen – $30,556

WPT Borgata Poker Open

With 1,181 entrants the WPT Borgata Poker Open managed to eclipse last year’s mark, and the final table payouts reflect just how prestigious this tournament has become in the poker world.

1. Ben Hamnett – $818,847

2. Matthew Burnitz – $488,850

3. Tyler Patterson – $298,950

4. Ofir Mor – $250,065

5. Steve Brecher – $206,821

6. David Diaz – $167,337

Mike Harris victorious at HPT Colorado

Out in Colorado, the Heartland Poker Tour managed to attract 739 players for their $1,500 Main Event. The tournament was eventually won by Mike Harris (who took home nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the win) after defeating a final table that included David “Bakes” Baker. Other big names in attendance were HPT regular Greg Raymer and Colorado resident Bryan Devonshire.

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Mike Harris – $245,073

2. Carla Sabini – $139,839

3. Dan Jensen – $89,825

4. Richard Perego – $73,302

5. Jeff Wertepny – $58,220

6. David Baker – $47,130

WSOP Europe kicks off

Meanwhile, over in Cannes, France, the World Series of Poker Europe kicked off this weekend. The final table of Event #1 is playing out as I write this, with UK poker pro Roberto Romanello looking to become the latest player to join Poker’s Triple Crown Club. Here is a look at the final table chip counts from Event #1 at the WSOPE:

* Yannick Bonnet — 476,000

* Senh Ung — 289,000

* Matan Krakow — 250,000

* Sylvain Ribes — 212,000

* Roberto Romanello — 200,000

* Imed Ben Mahmoud — 184,000

* Demis Hassabis — 88,000

* Romain Chauvassagne — 7,000

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  • Mickey Petersen Wins 2012 English Poker Open

    Sept 24, 2012
    Denmark player Mickey Petersen has won the 2012 English Poker Open and the £78,660 prize that went with it.

    Cake Poker had sent more than a dozen players to the event through online satellites with one, Jeff “JaksonGalaxy” McKeown, finishing in 31st place. [more]

  • Tournament Report: WSOPE, pair of WPT events and more

    Sept 23, 2012
    There is plenty of poker tournament action taking place at casinos around the world, so here is your chance to get caught up on the latest results, and upcoming events in the poker world. Later this week we’ll update you on even more tournament results, including the EPO, the WSOPC in Bossier City, and of course the World Series of Poker Europe tournament series.

    WPT Malta

    The WPT Malta Main Event was won by Yorane Keringard, who defeated the 168 player field to win his first major poker tournament. While the field size was relatively small (The tournament is competing with the WPT Borgata Poker Open, the English Poker Open, the WSOPC Bossier City, and the HPT Colorado tournaments, as well as the upcoming WSOPE) the field included some of the biggest names in poker including Tony G and Phil Hellmuth.

    Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

    1. Yorane Kerignard – $182,292

    2. Jackson Genovesi – $108,024

    3. Alessio Isaia – $68,981

    4. Hui Chen Kuo – $51,409

    5. Zeljko Krizan – $38,425

    6. Sampo Ryynanen – $30,556

    WPT Borgata Poker Open

    With 1,181 entrants the WPT Borgata Poker Open managed to eclipse last year’s mark, and the final table payouts reflect just how prestigious this tournament has become in the poker world.

    1. Ben Hamnett – $818,847

    2. Matthew Burnitz – $488,850

    3. Tyler Patterson – $298,950

    4. Ofir Mor – $250,065

    5. Steve Brecher – $206,821

    6. David Diaz – $167,337

    Mike Harris victorious at HPT Colorado

    Out in Colorado, the Heartland Poker Tour managed to attract 739 players for their $1,500 Main Event. The tournament was eventually won by Mike Harris (who took home nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the win) after defeating a final table that included David “Bakes” Baker. Other big names in attendance were HPT regular Greg Raymer and Colorado resident Bryan Devonshire.

    Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

    1. Mike Harris – $245,073

    2. Carla Sabini – $139,839

    3. Dan Jensen – $89,825

    4. Richard Perego – $73,302

    5. Jeff Wertepny – $58,220

    6. David Baker – $47,130

    WSOP Europe kicks off

    Meanwhile, over in Cannes, France, the World Series of Poker Europe kicked off this weekend. The final table of Event #1 is playing out as I write this, with UK poker pro Roberto Romanello looking to become the latest player to join Poker’s Triple Crown Club. Here is a look at the final table chip counts from Event #1 at the WSOPE:

    * Yannick Bonnet — 476,000

    * Senh Ung — 289,000

    * Matan Krakow — 250,000

    * Sylvain Ribes — 212,000

    * Roberto Romanello — 200,000

    * Imed Ben Mahmoud — 184,000

    * Demis Hassabis — 88,000

    * Romain Chauvassagne — 7,000

  • Nevada Grants Two More Online Poker Licenses

    Sept 21, 2012
    Online poker in Nevada continues to progress as gaming officials approved licenses for two more companies to provide intrastate Internet poker.

    WMS Gaming Inc. and American Casino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) received approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission on Thurday, with the former obtaining rubber-stamping in the category of manufacturer and the latter licensed as an operator. [more]

  • ISPT boss says tournament may not happen

    Sept 20, 2012
    After a flurry of positive movement and press, the potential May 2013 debut of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) at Wembley Stadium is now in question. The ambitious undertaking has been met with cynicism from the very beginning, and despite recent signings and the announcement of satellite tournaments, the ISPT is now looking like more of a long-shot than before. [more]

  • Borgata Poker Open pulls in over 1,100 entrants

    Sept 19, 2012
    A total of 1,181 entries were recorded for the 2012 Worlds Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Poker Open (some individuals registered more than once thanks to the reentry/rebuy format the tournament is using) swelling the total prize-pool to nearly $3.9 million and putting the first-place prize-money at a healthy $818k. [more]