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This Week in Tournament Poker: August 8-14, 2010

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Even despite big, prominent action, a few notable names found themselves in the winner’s circle this past week. Wrapping up were the Macau Millions, PokerStars Russian Poker Series – Riga, Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Gold Coast and the Florida State Poker Championship.

We’ll begin by telling you who won the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the Florida State Poker Championships. No stranger to winning tournaments, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow took home the top prize worth $103,000. The event took place at the Isle Casino in Pompano Beach and attracted 140 entries. Among those participating were Adam “Roothlus” Levy and November Niner Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, making this a tad bit tougher than your regular state championship event. Matusow was extremely happy about winning the event and expressed himself vividly via his Twitter account. He even mentioned that he’d be going to Disney World.

The Macau Millions held three events, headlined by a HK$ 1,000,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em event. Justin Chan from Hong Kong was the last player left standing in the event to claim the top prize of HK$ 275,000.

At the €1,850 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event of the PokerStars Russian Poker Series, Alexander Kuperman walked away with the title after the final five players chopped up the remaining money. Although Kuperman took the title, it was fourth-place finisher Martin Meciar who took home the most money. Former 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event runner up Ivan Demidov won the second biggest buy-in event on the schedule.

Nauv Kashya[ took home AUD$ 182,965 for topping the field at the ANZPT Main Event. He bested a tough final table that included Ricky Kroesen, Aaron Benton and Joel Dodds. Here’s a look at the results.

Macau Millions
Buy-in: HK$ 2,000 + $200
Guarantee: HK$ 1,000,000
Prize Pool: HK$ 1,467,180
Entrants: 741

1. Justin Chan - HK$ 275,000
2. Tom Chou - $200,000
3. Alex Lei Long Ng - $130,000
4. Yau Kan Ng - $100,000
5. Jonathan Azoulay - $75,000
6. Jia Yong Pan - $57,680
7. Richard Hu - $45,000
8. Jin Hua Li - $37,500
9. Victor Chen - $30,000
10. Jun Chen - $25,000

Notable Finishes: Raymond Wu (23rd - $13,000), Bryan Huang (33rd - $9,000)

PokerStars RPS Main Event
Buy-in: €1,850 + €150
Guarantee: None
Prize Pool: €328,393
Entrants: 183

*1. Alexander Kuperman - €45,000
*2. Ganeev Murat - €45,000
*3. Mikhail Rudenok - €45,000
*4. Martin Meciar- €61,744
*5. Arturs Jegorovs - €45,000
6. Igor Yaroshevsky - €13,125
7. Joao Candeias - €10,175
8. Evgeniy Zaycev - €8,200
9. Ernesto Estevez - €6,550

PokerStars RPS €1,000 NLHE
Buy-in: €1,000 + €100
Guarantee: None
Prize Pool: €34,920
Entrants: 37

*1. Ivan Demidov - €10,270
*2. Kaspars Renga - €9,000
*3. Dmitry Vitkind - €7,000
4. Viktors Caikins- €3,825
5. Aleksandrov Mikhail - €2,775
6. Sergey Ponasyuk - €2,025

ANZPT Gold Coast
Buy-in: A$ 2,500
Guarantee: None
Prize Pool: A$ 717,500
Entrants: 287

1. Nauv Kashyap - A$ 182,965
2. Ricky Kroesen - $116,235
3. Liam O’Rourke - $64,575
4. Aaron Benton - $50,225
5. Joel Dodds - $41,975
6. Brad Wilson - $34,440
7. Le Vuong Van - $27,265
8. Michael Spilkin - $21,525
9. Dominic Coombe - $16,145

Notable Finishes: Maurie Pears (16th - $7,890), David Steicke (22nd - $6,100)

In other tournament news, the Detox Poker Series kicked off this past week. Matt Savage has been called in as the tournament director and the series looks to be drawing a great crowd out in Las Vegas. There are a handful of events on the schedule, but here are the results from the big $350 kickoff event with a $100,000 guarantee.

Detox Poker Series
Buy-in: $350
Guarantee: $100,000
Prize Pool: $121,150
Entrants: 399

1. Joe Tehan - $31,943
2. Rickard Ziscino - $16,432
3. Richard Watwood - $15,065
4. Nicholas Gorman - $8,360
5. Kevin Kramer - $6,270
6. Steve Wilson - $5,230
7. Amin Dobine - $4,180
8. Jess Welman - $3,140
9. Michael Regan - $2,090

* - Denotes a chop

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