This Week in Tournament Poker
It’s been a little bit harder this week to find some marquee events to focus on in the poker world. All eyes are on London right now for the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe, which will be followed by the European Poker Tour London. We managed to find four events that drew big crowds and created solid prize pools.
The first event we’ll go over is the Winamax Poker Open held in Dublin. The event drew 313 entrants. Many French players made the trip to represent their country, but it was Crumlin, Ireland’s Alan Trueick who took down the event. He was the only non-Frenchman at the final table and earned €40,142 for his victory.
Winamax Poker Open – Dublin
|5||Stephane De Sieter||€9,077|
|6||Stephane di Crescenzo||€5,947|
In the United States at the Hustler Casino in Gardena, Calif., a $200,000 XTreme Stack Event was held that drew a massive numbert of players. What’s massive? Well, how about 1,074. They beat out the guarantee for this $200 buy-in event, and Maksim Uskolovsky walked away with $57,000 after he conquered the field.
$200,000 Xtreme Stack Event
|8||Agop “Jack” Boghossian||$3,600|
Notable Finishes: Vinny Vinh (17th - $1,350)
Next up, we’ve got the Greek Poker Tour in Vienna. A field of 309 played, and Georgious Giorkatzis topped them all. For his win, he took home €40,000.
Greek Poker Tour
Last, we have the largest buy-in from these four. The TJ Cloutier Choctaw Poker Classic Championship Event wrapped up in Durant, Okla., where 191 players came out to action. Sushakara Kattamuri topped them all and took home the $73,127 first-place prize. TJ Cloutier himself made the money in the event, finishing in 17th place.
TJ Cloutier Choctaw Poker Classic Championship Event
|$1500 + 150||191||$281,248|
Notable Finishes: TJ Cloutier (17th - $3,673)
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