The Nightly Turbo: Bellagio Changes WPT Prelim Schedule, Busto to Robusto, and Ziigmund Hanging with the Cops
We've got the Bellagio's changes to their World Poker Tour Prelim schedule, Andrew Robl's Busto to Robusto, and Ziigmund being Ziigmund with the NYPD, all in tonight's Nightly Turbo.
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Busto to Robusto
We're back today with another look into the life of a poker player. This one is a bit better than the one we brought you yesterday. It's still centered around the same theme though: poker, girls, and spending money.
Andrew Robl and Greg Lavery are the stars of the two episodes and DeucesCracked's Jay Rosenkrantz is one of the three executive producers on the project.
You'll have to check it out at RobustoTheMovie.com.
There is a photo circulating of Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies with the NYPD. The photo alone is pretty funny, but when the Two Plus Two community got ahold of it and posted it, the Photoshop masters went to work and the thread is verging on epic. Our favorite is on page 15 of the five-star 18 page (as of now) thread. We'd like to thank "SmokeyCali" for the post and the laughs.
Check out the thread here.
If at First You Don't Succeed....
Change the schedule. The preliminary schedule for the World Poker Tour World Poker Classic at the Bellagio was released in December right after the WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Hoping to get a better turnout for the April event, all preliminary events were turned into rebuy tournaments. But apparently that didn't work out as well as planned, because the Bellagio has now tweaked the preliminary schedule a bit.
The rebuy events have been reduced to seven and the schedule has been changed to reflect five $1,000 no-limit hold'em tournaments, four $500 NLHE tournaments, two $1,000 pot-limit Omaha rebuy events, as well as a $5,000 NLHE event.
“The players still like the rebuy tournaments but with the bad economy they can’t afford to purchase multiple rebuys as much. We decided to modify the schedule and leave the rebuys in for those who like them, and we also went back to more traditional single buy-in $500 and $1,000 tournaments," tournament director of the Bellagio Jack McClelland said.
CardPlayer.com has more.
After the craziness that was the World Poker Tour Bucharest early this week with the antics of Giovani Becali (if you don't know what we're talking about click this), a winner has been crowned.
PokerNews Romania was there covering all the action, and it was Guillame Darcourt of France who took down the title and the €125,846 first place prize.
WPT Bucharest Results
1. Guillame Darcourt - €125,846
2. Simon ‘Schnibl0r’ Munz - €93,400
3. Joseph Ebanks - €59,750
4. Jose De LaGuardia - €36,600
5. Atila Abdula - €30,550
6. Eva Iosif - €23,150
For all the updates (in Romanian of course) check out Ro.PokerNews.com.
Poker at The Bike
The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles is hosting the America's Poker Classic this month. From April 1 to 18 you can find a wide variety of tournaments on the APC schedule including Chinese, a bounty event, and even Mexican Poker - a game we're not quite sure how to play or have even heard of, really.
There is $800,000 guaranteed for the series with no event with a buy-in of over $500. Sound like a fit for your bankroll? Check out the whole schedule at TheBike.com.