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Nevada Casinos Win $982 Million In March

Silver State casinos had a successful March. According to a state report released Tuesday, Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $ 982,168,390 for the month of March …
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Hicks, Salter Soar as EPT Grand Final Shrinks to 17

Hicks, an experienced online grinder who plays under the name LoneHixx on PokerStars, bagged up 2,499,000 to take the lead heading into the playdown to the final table tomorrow.

He needed a nice turn of the cards to do it, though, spiking a jack on the flop with JJ to send Conor Shelly’s KK to the rail late in the day.

Brit Jack Salter, meanwhile, started the day as a shortstack but caught some fortuitous double-ups to rise into the top three overnight with 1,750,000.

Steven Silverman
Silverman: Down but not out.

The two English speakers join second-place Martins Seilis (1,767,000), former EPT winner Mark Teltscher and a decidedly international group to play for the serious money up for grabs on Day 5.

The current top 10:

1. Kenny Hicks 2,499,000 2. Martins Seilis 1,767,000 3. Jack Salter 1,750,000 4. Antonio Buonanno 1,623,000 5. Mayu Roca 1,500,000 6. Sebastian von Toperczer 1,456,000 7. Malte Moennig 1,450,000 8. Nikita Nikolaev 1,083,000 9. Sebastian Bredthauer 1,065,000 10. Vasili Firsau 1,002,000

Silverman Still Slugging, Williams and Patel Fall

The last of the “big” names in PokerStars pro David Williams came into the day short and couldn’t gain much traction before he fell in 24th place.

High Roller regular Steven “Zugwat” Silverman came in slightly better off than Williams and did survive but still lost ground on the day as he slipped to 436,000 and 16th of 17 players left.

Other notables in Emil “Whitelime” Patel, Scott “BigRiskky” Clements, David “missoracle” Yan and Dani “ansky” Stern also hit the rail.

For a full rundown of the day’s action check the PokerStars blog or watch the feature-table replay right here. Tune in in the same spot tomorrow for the playdown to the final eight.

More Notes from Monaco

Three notable hands observed by the PokerListings Live Team today on the tourney floor in Monte Carlo:

– Weird hand in Main Event: Finn Ville Wahlbeck opens UTG to 21,000, Christoph Vogelsang 3-bets in middle position to 57,000 and Maximos Pertsinidis calls on the button.

Tobias Reinkemeier
Adios Tobias.

Wahlbeck folds and the flop brings 7 7 5. Vogelsang bets around 50k, Pertsinidis pretty quickly goes all-in and Vogelsang calls instantly. Pertsinidis shows pocket jacks and is reduced to two outs against Vogelsang’s aces. Turn 5, River 9 and Vogelsang doubles up.

– Extremely weird hand in the High Roller event: German Max Altergott, sitting in the small blind, checks on the river with 3 4 8 10 Q on the board. Johannes Strassmann on the button checks as well.

Altergott shows Q J and therefore plays the board. Strassmann mucks (sic!) his hand, but then he notices his mistake and tries to get his hand back. However, the dealer shows no mercy and Altergott gets the pot.

– Weird hand #2 from the High Roller: On a turn with 5 6 4 K showing Martin Finger bet 21,500 and Tobias Reinkemeier pushed with about 50k. Finger thought for a while and then called with A 10. He was right, because Reinkemeier only showed Q 3.

After the river A, Reinkemeier was out.


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IPO 14 Campione day 1A: guida Andrea D’Alcò

IPO 14 Campione day 1A: guida Andrea D’Alcò

IPO 14 Campione day 1A: guida Andrea D’Alcò

660 iscritti di cui soltanto 300 passano al Day 2A. Questo il primo verdetto dell’IPO 14 Campione Special Edition che ha incoronato Andrea D’Alcò come chip leader indiscusso. Tanti i top player ad essersi presentati ai nastri di partenzz. Tra questi superano il turno Enrico Mosca, Elena Ichim, Claudio Rinaldi, Simone Raccis.

Una lunga maratona di poker terminata a notte fonda con 660 player ad essersi presentati ai nastri di partenza molti dei quali stanziati al secondo piano del casino. Questo il verdetto iniziale del Day 1A dell’IPO Campione 14 Special Edition che fino a notte fonda non ha mancato di regalarci tantissime emozioni. E alla fine sono stati 300 i giocatori che hanno superato il turno e che si presenteranno al Day 2A fra tre giorni. A dominare il chip count, anche se non sappiamo il verdetto del secondo piano Andrea D’Alcò con all’attivo 372.000 chips.

IPO 14 Campione guida Andrea D’Alcò

Tantissimi i top player che si sono presentati all’IPO Campione 14 Special Edition, molti dei quali, però, non hanno superato questo Day 1A. Nelle prime battute di gioco, infatti, escono subito Gianluca Rullo e Alessandro Minasi, vincitore del WPT National Venezia. Poco dopo il primo break, invece, ad essere eliminato è Salvatore Bonavena entrato proprio nelle ultime fasi disponibili. Anche per Stefano Facciolongo, runner up all’Italian Poker Open 13, il torneo termina nelle prime battute di gioco.

Player out all’IPO Campione 14

Nel corso della giornata, però, sono in tanti i giocatori a non superare questo Day 1A IPO 14 Campione. Fra questi Carlo Savinelli, al secondo piano del casino, Riccardo Lacchinelli, Andrea Benelli e Francesca Pacini: questi ultimi due usciti quasi in contemporanea. Sul finale, invece, bustato anche Alex Longobardi, per la prima volta a Campione d’Italia a giocarsi l’Italian Poker Open. Eliminati anche Agazio Gerace e Christian Viali.

Appuntamento al Day 2A

Fra i giocatori che volano al Day 2A dell’IPO Campione 14, oltre al chip leader Andrea D’Alcò, ci sono Gerardo Muro, con uno stack di poco inferiore alle 40.000 chips, Elena Ichim (244.000), Simone Raccis (116.000) e anche Claudio Rinaldi con poco più di 70.000 Chips. Appuntamento, allora, a domani con il Day 1B di un IPO Campione 14 tutto da seguire in cui certamente non mancheranno le sorprese. – Articles, News

Listen To Your Gut Instinct

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World’s Largest Poker Room Pulls Advertising With Los Angeles Clippers NBA Franchise

The Commerce Casino, the world’s largest poker room with 160 tables, has suspended their advertising relationship with the Los Angeles Clippers NBA franchise in the wake of racist comments made …
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