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The Nightly Turbo: Hansen on the Courts, PokerStars ANZPT Adelaide, and More

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Vince Van Patten and Gus Hansen go heads up, PokerStars ANZPT has a winner, and more, all in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

In Case You Missed It

It's Monday and you know what that means. A lot of poker was played yesterday on the virtual felt and a lot of cash was handed out. The Sunday Briefing has your results.

The PartyPoker Premier League IV is heading down the homestretch in Las Vegas. The PokerNews Team is there every day bringing you the action. Check out the leaderboard rankings in the Heat 3 recap.

The PokerStars European Poker Tour is stopping in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maybe you're looking for things to do while you're there. Good thing you have us to bring you the Jet Set Copenhagen guide.

Fallen Heroes LA

The Fallen Heroes Fund is holding its fourth annual Fallen Heroes Fund Memorial Poker Tournament this weekend in Los Angeles. Stop by the Bicycle Casino on Feb. 19 and play in the no-limit Texas hold'em charity that benefits families of LA County law enforcement and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

A donation of $120 is required for the tournament, which serves as your buy-in, and there are unlimited $60 rebuys during the first three levels of play. The first 100 players to sign up will receive special entry into a raffle prize drawing. TVs, Full Tilt Poker tables, chip sets, and even a seat in an upcoming poker tournament are up for grabs for top finishers in the charity tournament.

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PokerStars ANZPT and UKIPT Results

The PokerStars Australia New Zealand Poker Tour was in Adelaide at SKYCity last week. A total of 236 players played in the $3,000 buy-in Main Event generating a prize pool of $644,280.

Tony Hachem, Billy "The Croc" Argyros, and Daniel Neilson all made their way to the final table, but it was Rennie Carnevale who went away the winner, taking home $165,900.

ANZPT Adelaide Results
1. Rennie Carnevale - $165,900
2. Andrew Scarf - $105,980
3. Octavian Voegele - $59,600
4. Michael Sellars - $46,710
5. Daniel Neilson - $38,655
6. Billy Argyros - $32,215
7. Tony Hachem - $25,770
8. Alex Brkovic - $20,620
9. Todd Butcher - $15,465

Clear on the other side of the planet, the PokerStars United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour crowned a winner as well. The inaugural U.K. event was held at the G Casino and the £500 + £50 buy-in event saw 518 players take the felt. In the end, it was Joeri Zandvliet from The Netherlands who took first-place honors and the £63,200 first-place prize.

UKIPT Manchester Results
1. Joeri Zandvliet - £63,200
2. Jack Ellwood - £37,500
3. Mike Hill - £23,500
4. Tony Millan - £15,100
5. Dean Lyall - £12,100
6. Chris Brammer - £9,100
7. Dan Owston - £6,500
8. Tim Brown - £4,800
9. Julian Hasse - £3,650

You can still qualify for the remaining tournament stops. You have to have a PokerStars account though. Sign up for one here.

Top Honors Go To

The European Poker Awards were held in Paris last week. It was Russia's Vitaly Lunkin who was named the 2009 European Poker Player of the Year. Last year, he had a whopping $2,743,411 in tournament winnings, cashing six times in the 2009 World Series of Poker and winning another WSOP bracelet for his collection.

The awards, held each year at the Paris Aviation Club, acknowledge players in several categories. Patrik Antonius took honors as the Internet Player of the Year, Antoine Saout is the Rookie of the Year, while Jeffrey Lisandro and Sandra Naujoks took honors as Outstanding Tournament Performance of the Year and Europe's Leading Lady respectively.


Aces of a Different Kind

Hey all you tennis fans out there, if you're watching the Tennis Channel (there's a tennis channel?) tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST, you might catch a couple of your fave poker celebrities hitting the courts.

Gus Hansen loves tennis so much that he skipped the beginning of the 2009 World Series of Poker to watch the French Open Finals. In the episode that airs tonight, he takes on Vince Van Patten on the courts at the Stirling Club in Las Vegas. has more.

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