Ari Engel took down the Aussie Millions Main Event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne for $1.6 million AUD. Engel beat Tony Dunst heads-up for the victory down under. American Samantha Abernathy was the last woman standing when she finished in third place for her largest career cash to date. Alex Lynskey was the last Aussie standing, but he busted in fourth place.
Down to 7 in the Main Event at the Aussie Millions. Action at the Crown Casino resumes as the final seven are in the hunt for $1.6 million AUD. Ari Engel is the chip leader with 8.1M and Tony Dunst is second overall. Two ladies still alive: Samantha Abernathy and Kitty Kuo. Plus a trio of Aussies: Alexander Lynskey, John Apostolidis, and Dylan Honeyman.
Another High Roller complete and another German took the crown. Fabian Quoss came from behind to win the 2016 Aussie Millions 100K High Roller Challenge. The German pro won $1,446,480 AUD (or $1M USD) and has now shipped High Roller events in four countries: Macau, the Bahamas, France, and Australia. Fellow German, Fedor Holz, finished in sixth.
The 2016 Aussie Millions 100K High Roller final table resumes at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. Ben Tollerene is the leader with six to go with Sam Greenwood, Jason Mercier, Connor Drinan, Fabian Quoss, and Fedor Holz all alive. Can Germany's Fedor Holz come from behind and win another High Roller title? Or will Ben Tollerene go wire-to-wire to win $1.4 million AUD?
Busy week in the poker world… A man who loved poker died in Puerto Rico, so his friends and family hosted a home-game poker-themed wake with the corpse in attendance… A much thinner and healthier Full Tilt founder and former CEO Ray Bitar got married and the online poker world nearly imploded… In less than six months, California passed a bill that will legalize daily fantasy sports. Yes, DFS got fast-tracked while online poker bills have routinely come up short for the last eight years.
The Aussie Millions Main Event went late into the night on Day 4 to get down to a final table of seven players. Tony Dunst began Day 4 as the chip leader, and although he coughed up the lead, he still managed to advance to the final table as second overall in chips. Ari Engel is the final table chip leader with a stack over 8.1M. Also making it were: Samantha Abernathy, Kitty Kuo, and a trio of Aussies... Alexander Lynskey, John Apostolidis, and short-stacked Dylan Honeyman. The final table resumes on Sunday at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.
The 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event is down to 40 players. The money bubble burst on Day 3 and they are trying to play down to a final table tonight. American (and one-time ex-pat down under) Tony Dunst begins Day 4 as the chip leader with 1.6M. Aussie James Obst is second with 1.2M and American Samantha Abernathy is third with 1.1M. Jason Somerville is hosting the live stream starting at 7:30pm PT/10:30 ET (Thursay evening), or 4:30am (Friday) Paris time. Watch it live from the Crown Casino in Melbourne...here.
Day 3 of the 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event is off and running. Exactly150 players bagged up chips at the end of Day 2 with Dylan Honeyman as the big stack (approx. 517K) and Jean-Pascal Savard in second (455K). Only the top 80 places get paid out and they are trying to hit the money late on Day 3.There's a live stream hosted by Jason Somerville starting at 7:30pm PT/10:30 ET (Wednesday evening), or 4:30am (Thursday) Paris time. Watch it live...here.
The 2016 Aussie Millions Main Event had three opening flights and they have combined for Day 2 with James Obst as the overall chip leader. Approximately 340 players left out of 729 runners. There's a live stream with your host Jason Somerville starting at 7:30pm PT/10:30 ET (Tuesday evening), or 4:30am (Wednesday) Paris time. Watch it ...here.
High Rollers down under. The 25K Aussie Millions High Roller was won by American Chance Kornuth. Meanwhile, the final table is set for the 100K High Roller Challenge at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. Ben Tollerene is the chip leader. Also at the 100K final table are Fedor Holz, Sam Greenwood, Jason Mercier, Connor Drinan, and Fabian Quoss. First place approximately $1.4 million AUD (or $1 million USD).
France's Mathieu Selides faded a field of 444 entrants to win the WSOP Crcuit Marrakech Main Event at the Casino de Marrakech. Selides and Belgian Anthony Rodrigues made a heads-up deal, but Selides defeated Rodrigues for the coveted ring and a seat in the WSOP Circuit Championship in Las Vegas. For first place, Selides took down €95,479.
Aussie Millions and chill with Jason Somerville! It's coverage of Day 2 of the $100K Challenge at the Aussie Millions. There are 20 players or so remaining in this annual High Roller event at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. Stevie Chidwick is the chip leader and Jason Mercier not far behind.
Live from Marrakech! The second live broadcast of Club Poker Radio. It's Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Casino de Marrakech in Morocco and my French colleagues are broadcasting live for a second night in a row. Tune in Friday at 10:30am Vegas time or 1:30pm ET or 7:30pm Paris time.
I hope you speak French...because if you don't you're gonna be a little confused. Listen to Club Poker Radio's live show here.
Only 169 players advanced to Day 2 in the WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event at the Casino de Marrakech. They're playing for a €111,776 first-place payday. Guillaume Darcourt ended Day 1B as the chip leader with 214K. Darcourt began Day 2 as third overall in chips with Sofian Benaissa leading the pack with 248K. The top 44 places get paid out. Will the money bubble burst on Day 2?
The Main Event at the WSOP Circuit Marrakech is off and running at the Casino de Marrakech. Only 55 out of 146 players bagged up chips at the end of Day 1A. France's Sofian Benaissa ended Day 1A as the chipleader. Pierre Neuville and Barny Boatman are both still alive and advanced to Day 2. The second flight of the Main Event is in full swing with almost 200 more entries.
Better late than never? Despite the recent DFS "insider" scandals and strong state-by-state opposition to the entire DFS industry, Phil Ivey is launching his own daily fantasy sports site… Katrina Sheary went into labor at the poker table and tagged in her husband Peter to finish her tournament at Aussie Millions (she gave birth to a baby boy and he finished in 25th place)… Online poker mastermind and renown instructor AEJones shipped $5 million in a tournament, but it wasn't poker: Jones took down a DFS NFL championship.
GPI launched the Global Poker League which will consist of 12 international franchises and managed by some of the biggest names in the poker world. Using a team format, pros will compete for a championship event that will be played inside The Cube. The initial franchises will feature teams from Las Vegas, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Moscow, Montreal, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Berlin and Rome. Chris Moneymaker will be the manager of the Las Vegas Moneymakers, and Fabrice Soulier will be the manager of the Paris Aviators.. The draft is set for February 25th.
Canada's Mike Watts topped over $9 million in career earnings after he shipped the 2016 PCA Main Event championship. After Watts made a heads-up deal with Tony Gregg, he quickly took down his opponent and walked away with $728,325 plus the winner's trophy.
Nick Maimone is most known in the online poker realm by his handle “FU_15”, however, he was the Bahamian Terminator at the 2016 PCA 25K High Roller Final Table. Maimone knocked out every one at the final table en route to his victory and a first-place prize worth $966,480. Maimone and Sean Winter had chopped heads-up, but they played out for $30,000 and the High Roller title.
The pack finally caught up to the Brazilian Leonardo Pires. After three days in front as the chip leader in the 2016 PCA Main Event, Pires run came to a halt after he imploded and busted in unlucky 13th place. Meanwhile, Tony Gregg final tabled his third PCA Main Event. With six to go, Mike Watson lead the way with 6.5M followed by Tony Gregg (5.6M), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (5M), Toby Lewis (4.6M), Phillip McAllister (3M), and Randy Kritzer (2.74M). First place will win $833K. Can Tony Gregg finally break through after a runner-up performance in 2009 and a sixth place finish in 2012?
For a third day in a row, Brazil's Leonardo Pires bagged up his chips as the chip leader at the 2016 PCA Main Event. On Day 4, the field dwindled from 73 to 19. Notables who busted and cashed on Day 4 included Davidi Kitai(70th), Shawn Buchanan (60th), Renaud Desferet (32nd), Paul Tedeschi (31st), and Jason Mercier (20th). Those still alive in the PCA Main Event include… Phillip McAllister, Toby Lewis, Tony Gregg, Mike Watson, Ami Barer, Stevie Chidwick, and the dangerous Fedor Holz.
After the third day of action in the 2016 PCA Main Event, the field has thinned down to 73 players. Leo Pires from Brazil began the day as the chip leader and managed to end the day in the top spot once again. The money bubble burst on Day 3 with only the top 135 players getting a cut of the prize pool. First place pays out $833K. Can Leo Pires go wire-to-wire? Or will Fedor Holz or Jason Mercier make a run?
This year's PCA Main Event championship attracted 928 players. Day 2 ended with Brazilian Leonardo Pires leading the way with the big stack. At the start of Day 3, fewer than 200 remained in the hunt for a first-place payday worth $833K. Day 2 did not end without any controversy after a prop-bet chasing Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified for wrongful urination.
It's the middle of Day 2 and there's fewer than 420 players remaining at the 2016 PCA Main Event in the Bahamas. This year's $5,300 buy-in Main Event attracted 928 players (with 5 no-shows). First place pays out $833K and only the top 135 players get a cut of the $4.5 million prize pool. Jonathan Jaffe, Phillip McAllister, and recently crowned PCA 50K Single-Day High Roller champ Steve O'Dwyer are at the front of the lead pack. ElkY and Jason Somerville are currently doing the commentary for the Twitch live stream. Watch PCA Day 2 here.
File this one under: O'Dwyer won, again? Yes, Steve O'Dwyer binked another Super Roller event. O'Dwyer won the $50,000 buy-in Single Day High Roller at the 2016 PCA in the Bahamas. O'Dwyer beat Connor Drinan heads-up for the title and a first-place pay day worth $945,495. Erik Seidel finished in fifth place.