The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey in the Top Spot, Everleaf Gaming Merges, and More
Tonight's Nightly Turbo is coming at you with news from down under where Phil Ivey has surpassed Daniel Negreanu on the All-Time Money List, a merger is in the works for Everleaf Gaming, and more.
In Case You Missed It
The final table is set in Deauville, France for the European Poker Tour Main Event. We'll tell you that Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier bubbled the final table, but we won't tell you more. You'll have to read this to find out more.
There might be quite a few live tournaments going on all around the globe, but that doesn't stop the online tournament scene. Yesterday was Sunday and you know what that means, we have you Sunday Majors results. Here you go.
Full Tilt Poker unleashed Rush Poker to the world recently. We don't know what your take on it is (but if you wanted to tell us, there is always the forums) but we have our opinions. And we're giving them to you here.
If you're wondering about the action from the Crown Poker Room floor for the 2010 Aussie Millions, then you're looking in the right place. You can check out our recap here.
Ivey Gives Us the Scoop
Lynn Gilmartin caught up with Phil Ivey to talk about the $100,000 Challenge at the 2010 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Not much more needs to be said, it's Phil Ivey folks.
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Phil Ivey On Top
With the 2010 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge in the books, Phil Ivey's finish in second place was good enough to put him in the top spot over Daniel Negreanu on the All-Time Money List.
Going into the final table, Ivey was fourth in chips. His opponents were Dan Shak, Howard Lederer, Barry Greenstein, Billy Jordanou, Jonathan Karamalikis, Tony G, and Tony Bloom. Only five of the eight final tablists would make the money.
Ivey went heads-up against Dan Shak with a slight chip lead. The two went back and forth a little and eventually became even. Then suddenly, Shak took a big pot from Ivey and had a three to one chip lead on him.
Eventually Shak took down the poker superstar in a hand that had a strange hint of World Series of Poker déjà vu.
Ivey took home $600,000 AUD for the second place finish and on top of his many other major accomplishments in poker, can now say he's the all-time money winner.
If you missed the action or want to know who finished where, check out the Live Reporting Page.
Mr. B Signs Up Too
The PartyPoker Premier League IV is coming to Vegas and attracting quite the list of professional poker players. The latest to sign up is Mr. B. David Benyamine has just confirmed that he will be playing against the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Roland de Wolfe, and PokerNews' own and newest Team PartyPoker member, Tony G.
“I'm delighted to be part of this world class field in this year's Premier League. In 2010 I'm looking to play lots of tournaments and to start it off with a victory in one of poker’s most prestigious events is top of my list right now," Benyamine said.
There is one more spot on the Premier League list and an announcement should be made in the next few days as to who will occupy it.
If you want to play against the G, you shouldsign up for a PartyPoker account today.
Everleaf Gaming Network and Universal Poker Network have announced a merger. They are hoping to join forces and combine their players to form a larger network.
The new network has no name yet. On February 1, Victory Poker will be joining the merger. The traffic the new network is expected to draw has been compared to the Betfair Poker Network.
There has been a bit of a hiccup in the transitioning process. The current customer base was never sent notification of the merger, which led to some confusion, maybe that they have no name was a little confusing as well.
LaunchPoker.com has more.
Poker in Delaware
Some advocates in Delaware are pushing for legalization of poker and other table games. Two bills have been introduced that would open the doors for table games in the state.
According to the bill, to have the ability to offer table games, casinos would have to pay a licensing fee of $13.5 million, a fee that could be lowered to $5 million if casinos spend $2.5 million on capital improvements and hit performance targets.
The casinos would receive 66 percent of the gross table gaming revenues. The remaining percentage would be divided up between the state, which would take a large majority of it, and horse racing purses.
Adding table games in the state would also open the market for new jobs for the residents there. We're just glad to see so many states trying to make poker happen.
Read more at ABCNews.com.