The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey's Heli-Taxi, PokerStars PCA Schedule and Durrrr Hosting an FTOPS Event?
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Phil Ivey Flies High With Chris Gotti
In London for the World Series of Poker Europe, Phil Ivey decided the city traffic and the underground tube were just not an option, and music mogul Chris Gotti decided it was well worth it to hire a 16-passenger helicopter to take them to Wembley Stadium for a Coldplay concert.
According to the New York Post, the chopper landed in a nearby park where children were playing. Gotti told the newspaper "The kids went crazy and rushed over. They thought we were Jay-Z."
No word on what games the children were playing but it probably didn't involve cards or dice, since Ivey would probably have missed the concert to join in had that been the case.
Read more at NYPost.com.
PokerStars PCA Gets Bigger
The 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure schedule was released today. Starting on Jan. 4, 2010, and running through the Jan. 14, next year's PCA promises over 50 events.
The main attraction is, of course, the $10,300 buy-in main event, which is expected to be the largest poker tournament ever held outside of Vegas. Other events will include a high-roller, World Cup of Poker VI, pot-limit Omaha heads-up, and the now famous Battleship challenge in which players play online heads-up matches on laptops. Combatants sit face-to-face bringing aspects of the live game into play, which leads to more of a game within the game. What would make the battleship event even more exciting would be if play actually took place on ships. The losing player would be forced to walk the plank in shame after an ill-timed bluff or a horrendously bad call.
67 Left Low, as Eight Roll High to Tomorrow's Final Table
Eight players remain in the PokerStars European Poker Tour High-Roller Event with recent World Series of Poker Europe bracelet winner Erik Cajelais leading the way with 893,000 in chips. Joining the Canadian are yesterday's early chip leader, Adolfo Vaeza, cash game grinder Matt Glantz, Dennis Phillips, and Ilari "Zigmund" Sahamies.
While the £542,000 first prize may be a hefty chunk of change to most of the final eight, it is nothing but an amount Sahamies is comfortable flipping coins over with Phil Ivey, who like Sahamies, plays the game with reckless abandon.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan Signing with Full Tilt?
We're not sure whether this is some sort of Freudian slip, but Full Tilt's latest FTOPS XIV schedule has a slew of yet-to-be-named hosts for every event but one. Full Tilt lists Tom Dwan as the host of event #23, a $109 pot-limit Omaha event with rebuys.
The move would make sense for both Full Tilt and Dwan, because he spends most of his time in their high-stakes games and would benefit from a bit of rake-back from the site.
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