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Eric Blair Wins WSOP Circuit Main Event At The Lodge

Eric BlairA total of 330 entries were made in the 2014 World Series of Poker Circuit $ 1,675 no-limit hold’em main event at The Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.From that field only one player could emerge victorious with the title and in the end it was poker pro Eric Blair that came out on top, earning $ 116,325 and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring for the win.

“They all played really well,” said Blair of his final table opponents after his win. “They were tough. No one was giving it away. It was mentally grueling.”

Blair entered the final day in the middle of the pack, but less than an orbit into the day a key hand arose that rocketed him toward the top of the chip counts when he eliminated Corey Zedo in fifth place ($ 28,967) by besting his 6Diamond Suit6Club Suit with the KHeart SuitKClub Suit. From there he was able to make it to heads-up play with Nicholas Petitti. The two battled it out for over three hours, but in the end Blair was victorious.

In addition to the title, the hardware and the money Blair also earned 480 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his third title of the year, having just won a $ 1,172 Deepstacks Extravaganza $ 300,000 guaranteed event at the Venetian roughly two weeks earler and a $ 2,100 prelim at the Wynn Classic in April. With another small final table finish already under his belt for 2014 as well Blair now sits in 20th place in the overall POY standings, with 1,632 points and year-to-date earnings of $ 279,996.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

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Antonio Buonanno Wins 2014 EPT Grand Final Main Event

Antonio BuonannoAfter ten hours of heads-up play, the longest one-on-one battle in European Poker Tour history, Italy’s Antonio Buonanno finally defeated Britain’s Jack Salter to win the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final main event. At around 7:00 AM in Monaco, roughly 18 hours after the eight-handed final table began, the 47-year-old finally lifted the trophy.

“It was very hard and very long. Salter is a good player and it was very difficult to win this EPT,” said Buonanno after the marathon battle. “I played five days very short-stacked but I think I played good poker yesterday and today.”

In addition to the title and the trophy Buonanno also earned the €1,240,000 ($ 1,715,439 USD) first-place prize and 2,100 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to move him into a tie for tenth place in the overall Player of the Year race standings.

In 2013 the EPT Grand Final main event final table featured some of the biggest names in the game, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Jake Cody, Johnny Lodden, Noah Schwartz, Andrew Pantling and eventual champ Steve O’Dwyer. This year’s final table was remarkable for quite a different reason: seven of the eight finalists satellited their way into the event. Eighth place finisher Sebastian Bredthauer didn’t even have to invest any of his own money, making his was to a $ 178,184 payday after qualifying using PokerStars VPPs (loyalty points).

Jack SalterBuonanno, a former clothing store owner who has traveled the EPT circuit for the past four years and has a big final table at the WSOP under his belt, was the only player to directly buy-in. The other seven combined to invest only €1,700 between them in qualifying for the €10,600 buy-in event. They cashed out for a total of €2.7 million.

Runner-up Jack Salter earned €765,000 and 1,750 POY points for his deep run, but surely will be disappointed after holding the chip lead for much of heads-up play and having three huge all-in hands where he was ahead or flipping to win the tournament, but failed to win any of them. He kept his composure, but the steady Buonanno was able to stretch his advantage until the final hand arose.

With unprecedented (for the EPT) blinds of 150,000 /300,000 with a 40,000 ante, Buonanno raised to 600,000 from the button with the ASpade Suit4Heart Suit and Salter moved all-in for just under 5 million with the KDiamond Suit7Diamond Suit. Buonanno called and the board ran out JHeart Suit9Spade Suit2Heart SuitQDiamond Suit3Spade Suit to secure the pot and the title for Buonanno. Salter, who had one prior final table finish in 2014 already, now sits in 13th place in the overall standings.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Photos courtesy of PokerStars / Neil Stoddart.

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Blair Hinkle Wins World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs Main Event For Third Time

Blair Hinkle has written his name in the poker history books as the first player to ever win the same World Series of Poker Circuit main event three times. It started when Blair took down the 2010 WSOP-C Horseshoe Councl Bluffs main event. In 2013 he found his way through the field again, and now just one year later he defended his title to win the event for a third time. Not only is he the only player ever to win the same event three times on the WSOP Circuit, he’s only the second player to win three main events period. The first was Chris Ferguson.

“I don’t think it’s set in exactly yet. I think I just take a lot of pride in my play and winning the tournaments,” Hinkle told WSOP.com after his win. “I think that my play is pretty good as we get deeper and it really starts to turn up to a higher level as we get closer to the final table and throughout the final table. I think that’s what I’m proud of. Winning each time doesn’t matter as much to me as playing well and feeling like I deserve to win it, I guess.”

Hinkle topped a field of 247 entrants to win $ 90,700 and 408 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his first live tournament score of 2014, although he did receive quite a payday earlier this spring when he finally was reimbursed the more than $ 1 million that he had locked up on Full Tilt Poker after having no access to it for nearly three years. Hinkle also won the gigantic $ 10,000,0000 guaranteed prizepool event held last August at the “Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open “:http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-tournaments/4218-2013-seminole-hard-rock-poker-open/1099549/resultsfor $ 1,745,245.

Hinkle got off to a fast start in Council Bluffs, ending day one with more than twice as many chips as the next competitor. In fact his end of day 1 chip count was higher than two stacks that players brought to the final table. By the time the field was narrowed to nine Hinkle was only second in chips, but he was able to make it to heads-up and successfully overcome runner-up Matt Bond to defend his title.

By the time the final hand arose Hinkle had better than a 3-to-2 chip lead. Bond limped in from the button and Hinkle shoved from the big blind. Bond made the call with AClub Suit8Heart Suit which was a coin flip against Hinkle’s 7Heart Suit7Club Suit.

The board ran out KSpade Suit3Heart Suit3Club Suit4Diamond Suit5Club Suit and just like that Hinkle and secured the pot, the title and his place in WSOP Circuit history.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

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Patrick Clarke Wins 2014 Irish Open Main Event

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Vicky Coren Mitchell Is The First Ever Two-Time European Poker Tour Main Event Winner

It took 98 tournaments for the European Poker Tour to find it’s first two-time main event champion, but it finally has.

Nearly eight years after taking down the 2006 EPT London, Vicky Coren Mitchell topped a field of 556 entries in the 2014 EPT Sanremo main event to write her name in the history books, earning €476,100 ($ 657,780 USD) and 1,680 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. She now sits in 14th place in the POY standings as a result.

“I’m a natural pessimist. I never expect to win,” said Coren Mitchell after her win. “My policy has always been to be happy with a profit and – most importantly – to enjoy myself. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m incredibly grateful that so many people have got behind this.”

Coren Mitchell (who formerly went by Coren but changed her name after marrying famous British comedian David Mitchell) came into the final table as the short stack, being the only player with less than a million in chips heading into the final eight. Coren is part of PokerStars Team Pro, but is not a full time poker professional. She also is a writer and a TV presenter, with columns for The Observer and The Guardian newspapers and hosts the television quiz show Only Connect. Despite her numerous other endeavors it was made clear at this final table that she can still play impressive poker.

Coren Mitchell survived to three handed play as the short stack. Without winning any one huge double up she was able to grind back into the mix before a key turning-point hand arose. Jordan Westmorland raised on the button to 200,000 with the QClub Suit10Spade Suit and Coren Mitchell three-bet to 500,000 from the big blind with ADiamond Suit10Club Suit. Westmorland called and the flop brought the 10Diamond Suit10Heart Suit2Spade Suit. Coren Mitchell checked, Westmorland bet 550,000 and Coren Mitchell raised to 1.2 million.

Westmorland called and the turn brought the 4Club Suit. It went check, check and the river completed the board with the 3Diamond Suit.Coren Mitchell bet 1.5 million and Westmorland announced that he was all-in. Coren Mitchell made the call to double up to more than 11 million, seizing the chip lead and leaving Westmorland crippled. Just a few hands later Coren Mitchell sealed the deal, eliminating Westmorland in third place. The young online pro earned €213,850 ($ 295,455 USD) for his deep run.

Giacomo FundaroCoren Mitchell entered heads-up play with a roughly 3-to-1 chip lead over her opponent Giacomo Fundaro. Only a few hands into the one-on-one battle the next key showdown arose. Coren Mitchell raised from the button with QSpade SuitJClub Suit to 260,000 and Fundaro sneakily flat-called with the ASpade SuitAClub Suit.

The flop brought the QClub SuitJDiamond Suit7Spade Suit giving Coren Mitchell top two pair and she fired out 350,000 after Fundaro checked to her, continuing to under represent his hand. Fundaro then check raised to 825,000. Coren Mitchell made the call and the turn brought the 10Spade Suit. Fundaro checked and Coren Mitchell bet 1 million. Fundaro then moved all-in and Mitchell made the call. Fundaro was in need of help going into the river, and the 4Spade Suit didn’t provide it, instead securing the pot and the historic title for Coren Mitchell.

Fundaro earned €298,700) ($ 412,684 USD) and 1,400 POY points for his runner up finish.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Photo courtesy of PokerStars / Danny Maxwell and Neil Stoddart.

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Tiger Woods To Host Charity Poker Event

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World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Surpasses $5 Million Guarantee

The 2014 World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown main event drew a lot of attention in the poker world when it was announced that the $ 3,500 buy-in event would feature a huge $ 5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. That meant that in order to reach the huge guarantee the event would need to draw more than 1,551 entries over the three starting days.

When registration closed on day 1C a total of 1,795 entries had been made, setting a record as the largest field in the 12-year history of the WPT and bringing the total prize pool to $ 5,763,150. With the guarantee well surpassed, the top 170 finishers were set to make the money, with a min-cash being worth $ 7,093. While making the money is all well and good, of course all of the remaining players really have their hopes set on the title and the first-place prize of $ 1,081,184.

Justin Young is the chip leader heading into day 2This is not the first time that the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has set a lofty guarantee and surpassed it. In August of 2013 the casino hosted a $ 10,000,000 guaranteed $ 5,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament as the main event of it’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. In the end Blair Hinkle topped a field of 2,384 entries to win $ 1,745,245 from the more than $ 11.9 million prize pool.

673 players survived to day two in the ongoing WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, with Las Vegas based poker pro Justin Young in the lead with 313,200.

Other notables who entered the day with big stacks include Joe Kuether (295,900), Nick Schwarmann (274,900) and Matt Stout (215,900).

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CPPT Atlantis Main Event Final Table Recap Show

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2014 CPPT Atlantis Main Event Final Table Recap

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Card Player Poker Tour Atlantis Results: Event 21

The fourth stop of Season II of the Card Player Poker Tour kicked off at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa March 21 and will host a series of 31 tournaments through March 30 culminating with a $ 1,100 no-limit hold’em $ 125,000 guarantee main event March 28-30.

Here is a look at the latest results:

Ed MillerEvent No. 21: No-Limit Hold’em $ 40,000 Guarantee
Buy In: $ 550
Entrants: 84
Prize Pool: $ 40,740

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a luxurious AAA Four Diamond resort with unparalleled amenities, award-winning dining, a world-class spa and action-packed gaming. The poker room offers the region’s best games, tournaments and promotions with table side dining, a self-service soup and beverage bar, and flat screen televisions visible from every table.

_*CPPT Atlantis counts satellites as numbered events, however results for satellites will not be posted on cardplayer.com, making for a gap in tournament results numbers. _

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