The Nightly Turbo: Breaking Records, PokerStars Online Pro, and Under the Table Action?
It's Friday. That means, the weekend is here. So we'll just get right to it today. Here is the news. Tell your friends where you found it and come back on Sunday for the Weekly Turbo in case you missed something this week.
In Case You Missed It
Even though plenty of live tournaments are going on this week, the nosebleed regulars at Full Tilt Poker found some time to play online. Gus Hansen and Ilari Sahamies didn't fare so well. The Online Railbird Report has who is up and who is down.
The World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open has a champion. Oliver Busquet overcame Jeremy Brown's 3-to-1 chip lead to take the title. Find out how it all went down, here.
Breaking Records for Charity
Paul Zimbler was on a quest to break the world record for playing continuous heads-up poker. He did just that in London yesterday, playing for 74 hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds. He played against poker icons like Doyle Brunson and Mike Matusow, and ended up winning overall with 102 wins and 81 losses. All the money went to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Zimbler raised over £35,000 after 1,843 sessions of poker. Congratulations Paul! And thank you!
Read more of the story at PokerNews UK.
PokerStars Online Pro
PokerStars is in the market of expanding its Pros list. This time, it will be hiring online pros for a new Online Poker Pro division. Members of Team Online Pro will be players who mainly play online rather than live. Apparently, anyone will be able to apply in due course. According to TwoPlusTwo, players are being notified when they log into PokerStars.
Check out the TwoPlusTwo thread here.
Action of a Different Sort
According to plsPayMyBillz on TwoPlusTwo, he was playing $2/$5 no-limit at the Borgata a few weeks ago and something a little off was going on at the other end of the table. Players thought he was taking chips off the table and putting them in his pockets at first and would probably have been OK with that considering the alternative. We won't say much more about it, but the guy was removed from the poker room.
If you want to know more this thread has what you want.
Another Hellmuth Video
In this video, Phil Hellmuth takes us on a tour of Leicester Square where he will make his grand entrance to the World Series of Poker Europe tomorrow as Caesar. If you missed the video from the WSOP in Las Vegas this summer, you can click here. He then takes us through the casino at the Empire. Men "The Master" Nguyen makes an appearance in the video as well as a slightly disgruntled (he wasn't picked to be on the Caesars Cup team) Mike "The Mouth" Matusow. Check it out below.
That's it for Friday's edition of The Nightly Turbo. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for all your poker updates.