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NFL Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour

3 Time Patriots NFL Super Bowl Champion Richard Seymour registers Day 1 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event 2018. He flies into the Bahamas for the yearly PokerStars event after watching his University of Georgia Bulldogs lose in overtime to the Alabama Roll Tide in the College Football National Championship Game. Sasha Salinger also asks about his old team the Oakland Raiders and their move to Las Vegas with their new head coach Jon Gruden.

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Colin Bidwell Crowned Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton Champion

The 2017 Unibet UK Poker Tour Brighton Main Event ended in a three-way chop.

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Alan Jacobson Crowned DTD 200 Champion

Stars turn out for the latest edition of the DTD 200.

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Satellite Winner Denis Karakashi Crowned Inaugural Gioco Digitale WPT National San Remo Champion

The inaugural Gioco Digitale WPT National San Remo kicked off last week, attracting professional and casual players from all over Europe to fight for the WPT National title. A total of 354 entries took to the tables for the Main Event, generating a total prize pool of €309,042. Denis Karakashi battled his way through the field to take home €70,000 and the coveted crystal WPT National trophy.

Karakashi travelled to San Remo with a friend and didn’t intend to play the event, but won a seat in the last satellite the day before the Main Event. Karakashi entered the final table with 70 percent of the chips in play, and reached heads-up play against Antonio Rutigliano with a six-to-one advantage.

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Heads-up play began with Denis Karakashi leading by about 9 million to 1.5 million. On the final hand, Rutigliano was all in and at risk with A3 off suit against the A9 of diamonds of Karakashi. Rutigliano failed to catch up, and Karakashi was crowned the champion.

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 Final Table Standings

Place Player Prize
1st Denis Karakashi € 70,000
2nd Antonio Rutigliano € 45,000
3rd Dario Ciravegna € 29,000
4th Francesco De Vivo € 21,000
5th Alexandre Le Vaillant € 16,000
6th Cataldo Valletta € 12,450
7th Simone Giampaolo € 10,000
8th Gregory Grech € 8,000
9th Samir Bouchakour € 6,200


Notable players included Italian football journalist Riccardo Trevisani, French professional poker players Paul Testud and Alain Roy, 2010 EPT Copenhagen runner-up Francesco De Vivo, and Tilt Events Pros Kara Scott and Giovanni Rizzo.

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Local Businessman Kevin Tedesco Crowned Fourth WPT National Cannes Champion

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After 4 days of poker action at the sunny Cote d’Azur, local businessman Kevin Tedesco won the heads up battle against Jose Besalduch for €90,000 in the WPT National Main Event.

The 431 player field found its way down to 2 players and after a 30 minute heads up Kevin found [Kh] [Th] in the BB having a 3 times bigger stack than his opponent Jose Besalduch, who was holding [Ah] [8d ]. Jose raised to Kevin who packs out a 3bet which ends on a 4bet shove from Jose. After a short cogitation Kevin calls. The board reveals [4d] [2s] [3h] [3s] [Tc]! The river giving Kevin two pair and the win of WPTN Cannes.

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Kevin Tedesco, who only plays poker as a hobby, managed to leave a big field of professional players behind him including WPT Champions Club member Guillaume Darcourt, PMU pro Romain Paon, PMU pro Erwann Pecheux , PMU pro Brian Benhamou, PMU pro Damien Lhommeau , Unibet Pro Quentin Leconte, PKR Pro Patty Baumier, WSOP Bracelet Winner Antonin Teisseine and much many, to score his biggest ever live cash.

Final Table Payouts:

Rank Player Prize
1 Tedesco Kevin €90,000
2 Besalduch Jose €63,000
3 Benyeffou Ikam €41,000
4 Steinmetz Ronald €30,100
5 Cefali Charles €22,900
6 Zocchetti Ludovic €18,200
7 Ta Sebastien €15,300
8 Hamouni Nicolas €12,200


Saturday night Les Marches opened its doors for a night to remember at the official WPT player’s party sponsored by Free drinks, a buzzing DJ and the beautiful view over the harbour in Cannes created a heated party atmosphere and players used the night to dance, drink and socialise off the the tournament floor.

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That’s a wrap from WPTN Cannes, but the next WPTN summer stop is Gioco Digitale WPT National San Remo 12th – 15th June with the €990 Main Event. Check out the official event page for further information:


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Farid Yachou Crowned WPT Amsterdam Champion

We have our newest WPT champion and very first WPT Amsterdam Primary Event winner. Farid Yachou becomes a member of the champions club, wins €215,000 like the seat into the WPT World Championship.

Farid Yachou has received WPT Amsterdam in his 1st-ever dwell event visual appeal. The Dutch, cafeteria owner discovered the game actively playing funds online games with his friends. He doesn’t even regular casinos. He only decided to play in this event so he could experience one thing various.

Closing Desk Standings:

one Farid Yachou 215,000
2 Steve Warburton one hundred fifty,000
3 Kees van Brugge ninety,000
4 Fredrik Andersson 68,000
five Joep van den Bijgaart fifty one,000
six Jason Wheeler forty one,260

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Sheraz Nasir Becomes the First WPT Champion of Season XIV

Sheraz Nasir kept historical past from going on on Wednesday night. Nasir defeated Lu Zhang heads-up to earn the WPT partypoker Spring Canadian Championship to preserve her from turning out to be the first feminine winner in a WPT open function.

The grueling heads-up battle lasted over a few and a fifty percent several hours and over 100 hands with the chip lead swaying again and forth. In the last couple of fingers, Nasir was able to pull absent with the chip lead and end the task to win the initial WPT title of Season XIV, CAD $ 255,408, a seat into the WPT Championship, a WPT Champions trophy and a Playground Poker Club Champions Belt.

The first quit of the time observed 370 gamers make their way to Montreal and pony up the CAD $ three,five hundred purchase-in, generating just shy of a CAD $ 1 million prizepool.

Above 5 days of action, the 370 was trimmed down to the closing 6, who arrived back again to the Playground Poker Club to struggle it out for the title.

It didn&#8217t consider long for the action to heat up as WPT Champions Club member Dylan Wilkerson, the most completed player at the final table, was removed on the initial hand of the day when his pocket nines dropped a flip from Levi Stevens&#8217 ace-jack.

Zhang eradicated Trevor Delaney in fifth area, which gave Zhang most of the chips in enjoy and a large chip guide over the rest of the discipline. It was four-handed when Nasir won a match shifting pot through Zhang.

Nasir got all in on a king-high flop with king-jack and was in poor shape from Zhang&#8217s pocket aces. Nasir located a king on the river to double up, continue to be alive and just take absent the chip direct from Zhang. He carried that chip guide to heads-up play, where he defeated Zhang and ensured that the WPT would have to wait around at minimum one a lot more stop just before a feminine open celebration winner is crowned.

Below are a appear at the closing table outcomes:

1.  Sheraz Nasir  &#8211  CAD $ 255,408
2.  Lu Zhang  &#8211  CAD $ 166,402
3.  Levi Stevens  &#8211  CAD $ 106,820
four.  Gary Lucci  &#8211  CAD $ 79,a hundred thirty
5.  Trevor Delaney  &#8211  CAD $ fifty nine,340
6.  Dylan Wilkerson  &#8211  CAD $ forty seven,470

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Kevin Simpson Crowned partypoker WPT National Newcastle Champion at the £100,000 Guaranteed Event

The partypoker WPT Nationwide Newcastle topped its winner following four days of poker motion at Aspers On line casino Newcastle. Kevin Simpson emerged as a deserving winner having residence £24,000 first area prize, a pair of Monster headphones, the coveted trophy and entry into the upcoming partypoker WPT Countrywide London event in July.

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The £600 Main Occasion was break up into 3 £200 flights. Gamers had the choice to purchase-in to one particular, two or all 3 of the Day 1 flights. At the stop of each flight chip have been bagged and moved ahead to Working day 2. All chips from each and every flight ended up accumulated to give players their complete starting up stack for Day 2.

Simpson arrived into the final table the shortest of nine stacks, but bided his time, picked his spots to gamble effectively and fully deserves his victory. The talented Marc Foggin was the initial player to bust and he was followed to the rail by Syed Meah and the very last-standing partypoker qualifier David Knight. When engage in was six-handed, it seemed like Ben Jenkins was heading to take manage, but he lost a few of main fingers and bust in sixth spot and was followed to the rail soon following by Brett Andrews. Four-handed player lasted a pair of hrs and ended with the exit of Gary Miller, whose exit sparked a a few-handed fight that lasted close to three several hours. Tin Sung Tang fell in 3rd spot, leaving Stephen Fung — who is affectionately identified basically as “Chicken” — and Simpson to lock horns heads up. Simpson soared into a 5-to-1 chip direct ahead of a few of lucky palms went Fung’s way, even though Simpson was nonetheless in manage. The closing hand of the 2015 WPT National Newcastle Primary Event took location as the clocks exhibited 00:53 on Monday morning and noticed all the chips go into the center of the felt with Fung holding  and Simpson the  . The seller unfold the      board, Fung bust and Simpson looked to the heavens with a smile stretching from ear-to-ear and will no doubt be celebrating his fantastic victory with a number of drinks with his pals who railed him all evening.

Last Desk Standings

Place     Player                   Prize

1              Kevin Simpson  £24,000

2              Stephen Fung    £16,five hundred

3              Tin Sung Tang    £10,500

4              Gary Miller          £7,800

5              Brett Andres      £5,900

6              Ben Jenkins        £4,900

7              David Knight       £4,000

8              Syed Meah         £3,a hundred and fifty

9              Marc Foggin       £2,400

partypoker qualifiers seasoned the players’ lounge which provided video games, giveaways, drinks, canapés and an region for hanging out throughout the tournament. Gamers had been taken care of to meeting and interacting with sporting legend Rob Lee, previous England and Newcastle United footballer. Rob took component in a table football competitors hosted by poker individuality Mad Marty and the ‘Rob Lee Freeroll’ in which all tournament players were invited to go to.

Rob Lee Freeroll

Off the again of his partypoker WPT Countrywide London victory, Christopher Gordon took to the tables. Also in attendance in Newcastle was WPT Champions Club member Surinder Sunar, nicely acknowledged British isles gamers Charles Chattha and Ian Simpson.

Gamers have been taken care of to a night time to keep in mind at the well-known Tiger Tiger in the heart of Newcastle. Complimentary beverages and a focused VIP area was presented to all match players in the Hawaiian topic Kanoloa room.


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The final partypoker WPT Nationwide British isles event of the yr will just take area as Aspers Casino Stratford Metropolis, July 30th– August two, 2015.

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Amedeo Chieregato Crowned Gioco Digitale WPT National Venice Champion

Gioco Digitale WPT Nationwide Venice has come to a close at the world’s oldest casino crowning its new local winner, Amedeo Chieregato. In conjunction with Tilt Functions, 330 entries took to the tables in the city of Venice to assert their share of €288,090. Chieregato battled his way through four times of extreme poker motion to get residence €65,000 and the coveted glass WPT Countrywide trophy.

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The ultimate desk did not disappoint with seats full of popular Italian players including WPT Champions Club member Andrea Dato and Max Pescatori both who fell brief of the victory in Venice. The ultimate two players on the table ended up Chieregato and Cancian actively playing heads up poker until the early several hours but with Chieregato obtaining a huge chip lead it was only going to finish one particular way.

Final Desk Standings:

Pos. Player Payout (€)
1 CHIEREGATO AMEDEO ODDONE sixty five.000,00
three STEFANELLI BRUNO 28.four hundred,00
four DATO ANDREA twenty.900,00
5 VITALE ANDREA fifteen.900,00
6 GALA DOMENICO 12.950,00
eight MOSCA ENRICO 8.490,00


Noteable players using their seats in the spectacular metropolis of Venice included 1st on GPI’s Italy all-time cash list Max Pescatori, WPT Champions Club member Rocco Pulumbo and Andrea Dato in addition effectively recognized Italian players Dario SanMartino and Giovanni Rizzo.

International Poker Index Crew Italy champions returned home for a victorious celebration ceremony. Dario San Martino, Andrea Dato and Rocco Palumbo ended up achieved to rapturous applause as they entered the match flooring of WPT National Venice. Dato and Palumbo make an additional specific return to On line casino Di Venezia as they are not only Staff Italy winners but also WPT Champions topped appropriate right here at this really spot in Year X and XII.

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The WPT Nationwide activities will return to Italy on its initial ever go to to San Remo, June twelve-fifteen. Check out the WPT function webpage:


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EPT 11 Deauville Main Event Champion Ognyan Dimov

Right after a prolonged and hard-fought battle with Dany Parlafes it was Bulgarian pro Ognyan Dimov who took down the EPT 11 Deauville Principal Celebration for €543,seven-hundred. We spoke to the really thrilled winner who will head back to Bulgaria tomorrow to party with all of his pals.

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