The Nightly Turbo: Jose "Nacho" Barbero Wins EPT High Roller, Bodog Inks Deal With LA Galaxy and More
Happy Tuesday! Tonight's edition of the Nightly Turbo looks at Jose "Nacho" Barbero's EPT high-roller victory, the latest edition of the ESPN Inside Deal, a bunch of Bodog news, and PokerNews hostess Gloria Balding on the verge of insanity.
In Case You Missed It
It was a long few weeks at the Empire Casino for the fourth World Series of Poker Europe. We look back at all the of the excitement from Phil Laak's first bracelet, to James Bord winning the Main Event.
The online poker legal landscape is ever changing. Check out the latest on California's potential online gaming regulation here.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan had a huge upswing on the virtual felt. Find out about his seven-figure day in the Online Railbird Report.
Nacho Takes High Roller Cheese
Team PokerStars Pro Jose "Nacho" Barbero won the £20,000 buy-in European Poker Tour London high-roller event besting a field of 77 players for a £556,000 score. He battled a final table that featured Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, Andrew Robl, Fabian Quoss and Finnish player Jani Sointula.
“I’m really happy to have won such a big tournament in Europe," said Barbero. Finishing first in back-to-back LAPT events was fantastic and very tough, but I was desperate to continue that form elsewhere. Now I can say I’ve beaten a world-class field in Europe – it’s a dream come true.”
Grindin it Out With The Inside Deal
The latest edition of the ESPN Inside Deal hosted by Laura Lane, Bernard Lee and Andrew Feldman has made it to your computer screens, and this week the trio catches up with Michael Mizrachi to discuss his thoughts on the upcoming WSOP Main Event final table, in addition to wrapping up their thoughts on the WSOP Europe, and the PokerStars WCOOP.
Wanting to catch up on some old episodes? Check out ESPN.com/poker for more content from the team.
Whitey03 wins Bodog Open V Main Event
The fifth installment of of the Bodog Poker Open is in the books, and "Whitey03" took down the $500 buy-in main event, grabbing the $50,000 first prize, along with an engraved Corum Romulus Chronograph valued at over $5,000, and a spot in the Bodog Poker Open Hall of Fame.
The tournament capped off the eight-event series that featured buy-ins ranging from $30 to $500. Here's a look at the final six:
1. Whitey03 - $50,000
2. hebs - $32,000
3. how8life - $20,200
4. braveheartEstyzBallin - $11,200
5. fishy23 - $9,000
6. t2gbkingb51 - $4,400
Learn more about the Bodog Poker Open V finale at Beat.Bodoglife.com, and be sure to sign up for a Bodog account so you can build your bankroll for the next Bodog Poker Open.
Bodog Taking Over the Galaxy
In more Bodog news, the online poker site has announced that they signed an advertising deal with the LA Galaxy of Major League Soccer. Bodog.net will be advertised on all the LED field boards, corner section banners, the stadium's scoreboard and on in-stadium TVs.
"Both the LA Galaxy and Bodog brands are recognized around the globe, making this partnership not only mutually beneficial, but a perfect synergy between brands across the United States and beyond," said Ed Pownall Global PR Director at BodogBrand.com in a press release. "The fantasy sports industry has grown exponentially in recent years and is showing no signs of stopping, and soccer, with its many dimensions, offers itself perfectly to fantasy sports games."
Not going to make it to a Galaxy game to see the ad's in all their glory? Sign up for a Bodog account to get your fix right now.
Wrapping it Up in London
It's been a long couple of weeks in London for Gloria Balding and the PokerNews live reporting team. Check out her attempt at recapping the last event, the PokerStars EPT London Main Event.