The Nightly Turbo: World Poker Tour High Roller, World Series of Poker Circuit Record, and More
The Parisian stop of the World Poker Tour has come to an end with the WPT Grand Prix de Paris High Roller crowning its winner yesterday. Also, history has been made at the World Series of Poker Circuit in New Orleans. Why don't you read up on those two stories and more while you're railing the last day of the PokerStars SCOOP Main Event.
In Case You Missed It
The virtual felts were packed full of players this weekend hoping to get a piece of big guarantees and the shot at a SCOOP watch or silver MiniFTOPS jersey.
The Sunday Briefing has a look at Full Tilt Poker MiniFTOPS results, as well as some of Sunday's biggest tournaments. Here are the results.
Day 15 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker saw 12 players take home six-figure paydays. Jason "Taknapotin" Somerville and Michael "Skämmes" Tureniec weren't the only ones to capture SCOOP titles. Our SCOOP Day 15 recap has the rundown.
Each of the three SCOOP Main Events will be playing down to winners today. Ben "delaney_kid" Delaney made the second day of both the $1,000 medium buy-in and the $10,000 high buy-in main events. Who else is left? Check out this recap to find out.
Last week, we got the opportunity to head out to Los Angeles for a sneak peek at the World Series of Poker bracelet making process. What good would we be if we kept it to ourselves? Check out Making the Bracelet for more.
Vegas for the Summer
PokerNews and 888 Poker want to get you to Las Vegas this year for the World Series of Poker Main Event. You have until May 19 to qualify! If you sign up for an 888 Poker account or have previously signed up for one, you're eligible for four freerolls throughout May, the last one being a one for $16,000 WSOP package. This all assumes you've earned the required points, of course.
- May 20: $1,000 freeroll - must have earned 20 points
- May 21: $3,000 freeroll - must have earned 50 points
- May 22: $5,000 freeroll - must have earned 80 points
- May 23: $16,000 WSOP Package ($15k Main Event package + $1k cash added) freeroll - must have earned 200 points
Not only that, but 888 is giving you 8 ways to win one of 88 packages to the WSOP, as well. There are 41 Main Event packages up for grabs and 47 packages available for Event #54.
Find out more here.
The World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris came a close with a winner crowned Sunday night in the High Roller event at the Aviation Club de France. When the players took their seats at the start of play, Sorel Mizzi had the lead, followed closely by Freddy Deeb. As we've seen so often before, the leaders at the start of the day sometimes fail to make it to the end. Not this time, however, it was Mizzi and Deeb who went into heads-up play, with Mizzi leading the way.
Although Mizzi is on an incredible tournament run this year, it was Deeb who finished this one. "He played great and I got lucky...I'm pretty speechless at the moment," he said.
WPT Grand Prix de Paris High Roller Results
1. Freddy Deeb - €290,000
2. Sorel Mizzi - €120,000
3. Roger Hairabedian - €40,000
4. Gianni Giaroni - €25,262
Check out the PokerNews Live Reporting page for interviews with both Deeb and Mizzi.
Around the World
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team has just finished up their stellar coverage of the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris in France and are now in Macau getting ready for the PokerStars Asian Pacific Poker Tour. If you didn't get a chance to make it to Macau or you're there waiting for the action to begin, our PokerNews Jet Set guide can help you out.
Play starts May 18 and the PokerNews Team will be bringing you all the updates live from the felt.
Four days after 650 players hit the felt at Dusk Till Dawn card room in Nottingham for the PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour, Andrew Couldridge walked away with the title and £80,000 of the £325,000 total prize pool.
"It's been a very tiring three days of ups and downs. This was my first UKIPT event, it's a very good tour with lots of play and was a very enjoyable tournament," Couldridge told the PokerStars Blog.
Final Table Results
1. Andrew Couldridge - £80,000 (+ £5,300 package to EPT London)
2. Oliver Schaffmann - £46,700
3. Andros Spyrou - £30,000
4. Owen Robinson - £21,400
5. Graham Giles - £16,500
6. Piotr Majewski - £13,200
7. Nicholas Gavriel - £9,900
8. Gareth Walker - £7,600
There are still plenty of stops on the UKIPT. Sign up for a PokerStars account and qualify for one today!
WSOP-C Record Breaker
The World Series of Poker Circuit's last stop of the 2009/2010 season is one for the record books. In the Circuit's six years, there has been no woman who won two gold rings - until now. Daphne "Tweety" Turner made history by collecting her second WSOP-C ring at the New Orleans stop. She defeated Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler heads-up in the $300 + $40 buy-in mixed game event over the weekend that attracted 68 players.
This isn't the first time Turner has made history. Two years ago, she became the first woman to win an open WSOP-C event. Turner credits her husband for getting her started in the game and says she hopes to play more events in the future, including the 2010 WSOP.
WSOP.com has more.