If you were looking for the top poker news of the day, then you've stumbled across the best place to get it. We've got a look at the PokerStars North American Poker Tour LA schedule for you today, along with an update from the Partouche Poker Tour where Vanessa Selbst is the chip leader of the final table, and more.
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Pencil It In
The schedule of events for the PokerStars.net North American Poker Tour Los Angeles was announced. The poker festival will run from November 8 through 21 at the Bicycle Casino. Over the 14 days, 21 events will be held with buy-ins ranging from $335 to the $5,000 Main Event.
"This is truly a festival with something for everyone," Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier said.
A few of the events that are taking place include two heads-up no-limit hold'em tournaments, a $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. event, and a $545 re-entry event with a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
"The new multi-tiered schedule will keep players engaged with a variety of tournament choices. NAPT is really tapped into what players want," Tournament Director Mo Fathipour said.
If you want to check out the entire NAPT LA schedule head on over to NAPT.com.
The Partouche Poker Tour €8,500 Main Event is down to nine players in Cannes, France. On Day 5, 18 players took their seats at the felt in hopes of making it to the final table with their eyes set on the €1,300,000 first-place prize. The field was cut in half, but the remaining nine players won't play down to a winner in the coming days, instead, the PPT has taken a page out of the World Series of Poker handbook and has decided to delay the final table until November.
Leading the way to November is Vanessa Selbst with a 3.9 million-chip stack. Just behind the Team PokerStars Pro is Fabrice Soulier with 3.6 million. European Poker Tour Grand Final High Roller winner Tobias Reinkemeier will have a bit of a challenge if he wants to add another trophy to his mantle, he comes in eighth in chips with 819,000.
Partouche Poker Tour Final Table Lineup
1. Vanessa Selbst, 3,951,000
2. Fabrice Soulier, 3,652,000
3. Raouf Ibrahim, 3,492,000
4. Ali Tekintamgac, 3,289,000
5. Tommi Etelapera, 3,129,000
6. Raphael Kroll, 2,390,000
7. Soren Konsgaard, 1,073,000
8. Tobias Reinkemeier, 819,000
9. Cyril Andre, 600,000
Bluff Europe has more.
So far, nine events have been played and over $11 million in prize money has been awarded in the 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. On Tuesday, two events crowned winners and one ended its first day of play, the $215 pot-limit draw, the $215 triple stud, and the two-day $1,050 no-limit hold'em event. We've got the results from Day 3 of the 2010 WCOOP below.
PokerStars WCOOP 7 - $215 Pot-Limit Draw
|$200 + $15||596||$119,200|
PokerStars WCOOP 8 - $215 Triple Stud
|$200 + $15||788||$157,600|
Day 1 of Event 9 finished up after 24 levels or 9 hours and 19 minutes of play. At the end of play, 93 players of the 1,612 entrants were left. Here's how the top ten chip counts look.
PokerStars WCOOP 9 - $1,050 No-Limit Hold'em
|$1,000 + $50||1,612||$1,612,000|
|Andre "aakkari" Akkari||219,411|
If you want to add a WCOOP bracelet to your wrist, you should probably sign up for a PokerStars account.
Cake on the Reservations
Atlantis Internet Group Corp. announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Cake Gaming NV, which will allow players in tribal casinos in more than 30 states to play poker online and legally. With this licensing agreement, and Cake's patent-pending Casino Gateway Network, ATIG is looking to establish a private gaming network on Indian lands.
"Our Indian version of the CGN, called the 'Tribal Gaming Network' ('TGN') offers an immediate and legal solution to Indian casinos nationwide, providing the largest online poker network in the U.S. This is a significant milestone for ATIG and Cake, and will become an immediate economical shot in the arm for Tribes and states facing deficits nationwide," CEO of ATIG Donald L. Bailey said.
Check out the press release for more.