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The $1 Million Red Spade Open Returns to PokerStars Dec. 3

After a year hiatus, the $ 55 buy-in $ 1M guaranteed event returns.

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Winamax Poker Open Heads to Dublin in September

One thousand players are expected to play in the €550 Main Event.

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Wynn Announces Fall Classic Schedule Featuring European Open Edition

The 2017 Wynn Fall Classic with have a special edition tournament with online qualifiers.

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Unibet Sending 200 Players to the European Open Tournament

The Unibet Open is coming to Las Vegas in September.

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Aaron Mermelstein Leads Final 21 in 2016 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event

Aaron Mermelstein led the final 21 in 2016 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event.

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Griffin Benger Finds Day 1b Success in 2016 Unibet Open Malta Main Event

Griffin Benger had a successful Day 1b in the 2016 Unibet Open Malta Main Event.

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Online Registration Now Open to WPT National Cannes by Festival – May 28-31, 2015

Casino Cannes Croisette is rolling out the pink carpet again to all the poker players and jet setters who will attend the fourth version of the WPT Countrywide Cannes presented by


Players have now the possibility to straight buy their seats on the internet to the €1,200 Main Event and the €2,200 Substantial Roller, but also the complete selection of facet functions and satellites

Qualifiers even now run on with €1,800 package to get which contain the €1,two hundred Primary Event Ticket and €600 of shelling out cash.

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Brian Altman Wins the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino


Heading into the final table of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Difficult Rock Lodge &amp On line casino, Brian Altman and Mark Dube held seventy two% of the chips in enjoy. When playing cards received in the air on Wednesday afternoon, the two ongoing to accumulate chips and were heads up in just a number of hrs of play.

Following a heads-up fight lasting above two hours, Altman proved triumphant and acquired his 1st WPT title by outlasting an total subject of 1,027 players, earning $ 723,008.

With two gamers holding so many chips, the eliminations came fast and furious in the early phases of the last desk. On Hand #twelve, Jon Graham was the initial participant to hit the rail when he moved all in from the cutoff with KspadeQdiamond and was called by Kelly Minkin’s QheartQclub. The board ran out 10heartfiveheartfivediamondJheartsixspade and Graham was eliminated in sixth spot for $ 146,245.

Less than an orbit later on, a lot more chips went to Dube when he eradicated Sanjay Gehi in fifth spot. Brian Altman lifted to one hundred seventy five,000 on the button and Dube referred to as out of the modest blind. Gehi moved all in from the large blind for 1,880,000, and Dube referred to as soon after Altman mucked his hand.

It was a flip for Gehi’s tournament lifestyle with his 10spade10diamond flipping with Dube’s AclubJheart. There was an ace on the flop as the board ran out AheartQdiamond6clubKspade8heart and Gehi was removed in fifth place.

At the start off of 4-handed engage in, Greg Rosen was the brief stack by a wide margin. He held just over 1.three million, but he was ready to double by means of equally Dube and Minkin to go away Minkin as the brief stack.

Minkin identified a double of her possess by way of Dube and it eventually finished up getting Rosen who was eliminated in 3rd spot.

Minkin lifted to three hundred,000 beneath-the-gun and was known as by all a few gamers at the desk. On a flop of Qspadeeightspadesixdiamond, motion checked in excess of to Rosen on the button, who moved all in for one.seventy two million. Altman verify-called out of the modest blind and was way forward.

Altman tabled QdiamondJdiamond and was up in opposition to Rosen’s Aheartsixheart. The change was the 4club and the river was the sevendiamond to put away Rosen in fourth spot and leave the table three-handed.

Rosen qualified for this match by means of a $ a hundred satellite event here at the Tough Rock and was ready to parlay his $ 100 into a fourth place finish value $ 220,189.

Minkin was not able to hold on significantly for a longer time herself and she discovered herself on the rail just 5 hands later when she moved all in out of the tiny blind for 1.88 million and Brian Altman rapidly called out of the massive blind.

Minkin was way forward with her 9spade9club in opposition to Altman’s 4heart4diamond, but the deck didn’t cooperate with her. The board ran out 6club4heartthreeheart9heartsevenclub to give Altman a straight and the pot. Minkin’s aspirations of getting to be the initial woman non-invitational WPT champion fell just quick and the law firm from Arizona took home $ 262,912 for third place.

That remaining Altman and Dube, the two favorites to be heads-up at the commence of the working day, heads-up with Dube holding the slight chip direct.

At the start off of heads-up engage in, Dube ongoing to chip absent at Altman’s stack and opened up a full two-to-one chip direct, but a single cooler seemed to change the program of head-up perform.

With blinds of one hundred,000/200,000 and a twenty five,000 ante, Altman raised to 250,000 and Dube 3-guess to 1.3 million and Altman called. The flop was Qspade8clubsixclub and Dube led out for one.55 million. Altman called and the rest of the chips went in on the fourspade flip card.

Dube confirmed eighthearteightdiamond, offering him center established, but required to find a board pairing river in opposition to 7diamond5diamond, supplying Altman the nut straight. The river was the sevenclub and Altman doubled up to consider a two-to-a single chip guide of his very own.

In excess of the next number of arms, Altman extended his lead and held it in excess of the ultimate 34 fingers of engage in.

With blinds obtaining improved to two hundred,000/400,000 with a fifty,000 ante, Dube elevated on the button to 900,000 and Altman known as. The flop was Aspade5spadethreespade and Altman checked. Dube wager million and Dube verify-elevated to two.6 million. Dube tanked for a number of times prior to transferring all in for his last 9.6 million and Altman snap-called.

Dube showed two purple aces, providing him leading set and was in trouble against Dube’s Kspadeeightspade, providing him the nut flush. The fourclub and the 8heart finished the board and Altman took home the trophy and the $ 723,008 very first place prize income. Dube took house $ 434,462 for his second place end.

Right here are a look at the final table outcomes:

1st:  Brian Altman  &#8211  $ 723,008
2nd:  Mark Dube  &#8211  $ 434,462
third:  Kelly Minkin  &#8211  $ 262,912
4th:  Greg Rosen  &#8211  $ 220,189
fifth:  Sanjay Gehi  &#8211  $ 180,752
6th:  Jon Graham  &#8211  $ 146,245

The Entire world Poker Tour is off to Canada for the televised $ five,000 purchase-in WPT Fallsview Poker Traditional from February thirteen-sixteen. Be on the lookout for dwell updates straight from the match floor on

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Guarino Holds Overall Lead After Day 1B of WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open


The Season XIII WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open up resumed on Friday with Working day 1B of the Principal Event. A whole of 291 entries took to the felt and soon after 10 ranges of perform, ninety four of them bagged up and will sign up for the one hundred twenty five Day 1A survivors to enjoy on Working day 2. The complete area dimensions is at the moment 648 entries with 219 gamers remaining, and it is predicted the area will surpass 1,000 entries tomorrow.

Foremost the Day 1B bunch is Joelle Guarino (pictured) with 284,one hundred, excellent for the general chip guide. Also bagging large stacks were Travell Thomas (236,400), Sean Posner (209,000), Gregory Anda (201,one hundred), Champions Club member Anthony Zinno (188,four hundred), Brian Altman (172,300), Champions Club member Taylor von Kriegenbergh (162,500), Josh Arieh (160,800), and current PCA Principal Event Winner Kevin Schulz (156,500).

Surviving Champions Club members consist of Shawn Cunix (136,900), Noah Schwartz (127,two hundred), Andy Frankenberger (one hundred twenty five,four hundred), and Jordan Cristos (108,300). Other survivors incorporate Jacob Bazeley (117,800), Jonathan Duhamel (ninety two,one hundred), James Mackey (86,seven-hundred), Paul Volpe (eighty two,600), and WPT Kinds To Look at Vlad Mezheritsky (52,one hundred).

Among people who unsuccessful to endure the working day include former NFL player Richard Seymour, Darryll Fish, Eugene Todd, Esther Taylor-Brady, Blair Hinkle, reigning WPT Player of the Yr Mukul Pahuja, and Champions Club associates Matt Waxman, Tony Ruberto, and Tuan Le.

Day 1C is scheduled to start off tomorrow (Saturday) at 12:00 midday ET. Prizepool and payout data must be offered as soon as registration closes about 8:00 pm, so be positive to tune again in tomorrow for updates on all of the action.

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WPT Champion Cunix Leads WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Final Table


Shawn Cunix’s remarkable WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open performance continued on Day 4 as he went wire to wire as chip leader while the field played down from 27 to the televised final table of six.

Cunix began the day with almost twice as much as his next closest competitor and he ended the day out front as well, but the dream of a potential rematch between he and fellow Champions Club member James Calderaro was snuffed out early in the day, as Calderaro had a rough first level and exited in 22nd place.

A number of players fell during the opening level of action, including Loni Harwood hit the rail, condensing the field to two tables. Harwood’s friend and former WPT Ones to Watch castmate Aaron Massey exited in 18th with Aaron Steury right behind him in 17th.

East Coast grinder Kevin Calenzo rode his short stack for quite a while, but exited in 11th place, bringing the final ten players to a single table. While Cunix continued to thrive, this was the point in the tournament where local player Aaron Mermelstein really began to put on steam, chipping up to within 1.5 million chips of Cunix. In addition to picking up chips, Mermelstein alo picked up his buy-in back courtesy of Skrill after Barry Leventhal busted in tenth place to give Mermelstein the Skrill last longer victory.

While eyes will be on Cunix as he seeks his second WPT title, no one should count out Eugene Todd, who will be making his third WPT final table appearance and his second here at Borgata.

There will also be several locals rooting for Borgata regular Esther Taylor-Brady, better known as E-Tay, to make WPT history as the first woman to win a WPT open event.

Cards get in the air at 3pm ET on Friday and this event will be live streamed on 30-minute delay along with real time hand-for-hand updates of every hand of action right here on

Here are the chip counts and seat assignments for tomorrow’s final table:

Seat 1: Esther Taylor-Brady – 4,020,000 (40 bb)
Seat 2: Aaron Mermelstein – 7,160,000 (72 bb)
Seat 3: Randy Pfeifer – 1,985,000 (20 bb)
Seat 4: Shawn Cunix – 8,880,000 (89bb)
Seat 5: Eugene Todd – 5,150,000 (52 bb)
Seat 6: Justin Liberto – 2,500,000 (25 bb)

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