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The Nightly Turbo: ESPN's Inside Deal, World Series of Poker Circuit Adds Two New Stops, and More

Jonathan Duhamel

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ESPN Inside Deal

Jonathan Duhamel joined Laura Lane and Andrew Feldman in the ESPN Inside Deal studio to discuss winning the2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, what it's like being the champion, and more.

World Series of Poker Circuit Adding Stops

The World Series of Poker Circuit is adding two new stops to its 2010-2011 schedule. New to the docket are the Palm Beach, Florida, stop and Chester, Pennsylvania.

From February 17 to March 1, the WSOP-C will be stopping in at the Poker Room at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, which has become the third non-Caesars property to be awarded a WSOP Circuit event. The 60-table PBKC Poker Room is the largest and highest-grossing poker room in Florida.

"Florida was definitely a market we wanted to serve, as the residents of the sunshine state have been loyal participants at the WSOP in Las Vegas,” WSOP Vice President Ty Stewart said. “After careful consideration of our options, it was clear that the Palm Beach Kennel Club could accommodate the kind of numbers we expect for a Circuit Event in this market. Players who have visited there rave about the staff and the unique dynamic of playing poker overlooking the live action on the track.”

The second addition to the WSOP-C schedule will take place April 28 through May 9 at Harrah's Chester in Pennsylvania. The addition of this stop coincides with the recent changes in law in Pennsylvania, allowing table games. The 25-table, WSOP branded poker room is brand new and the stop will be unique in that, after multiple days of live horse racing on-site, the Main Event will be played on the "first Saturday in May," which is the biggest simulcast wagering event of the year.

“This is the ultimate double-up,” Stewart said. “We’re going to have a lot of fun with the opportunity to combine the thrill of WSOP tournament poker with the pageantry of live horse racing.”

To find out more on the new stops and check out the entire WSOP-C schedule, head on over to

WPT Fall Poker Open Results

The first World Poker Tour Regional Series stop was held in Florida last week at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. There were seven events on the WPT Fall Poker Open docket, including the $5,000 Main Event. The Main Event drew 289 players and created a prize pool of $1.4 million.

The title and prize money went to 20-year-old Harrison Gimbel. The South Floridian also won the 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for a cool $2.2 million in January. Gimbel took home $330,000 for his efforts after a deal was struck during heads-up play.

Final Table Results

1. Harrison Gimbel - $330,000
2. Anthony Ruberto - $275,252
3. Fred Goldberg - $144,733
4. Raj Vohra - $92,103
5. Albert Jinsu Kim - $65,788
6. Aaron Schaff - $56,577
7. Alex Findlay - $43,420
8. Anthony Pope - $31,578
9. Allie Prescott - $30,262

The Florida Sun Sentinel has more.

World Heads Up Poker Championship

Coinciding with the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final, the World Heads Up Poker Championship took place last week. The £2,000 event brought out 28 players to play for the title, including JP Kelly, Victoria Coren, John Tabatabi, and others.

In the end, Nik Persaud defeated Leon Lewis for the title and £30,000 pay day. "I'm really pleased to have won a title," Persaud said. "There were some great players in there, so it feels good to have won, especially in a format which I've been playing a lot of. It's also great for Black Belt Poker, and hopefully shows what a great team spirit we have. It spurs you on when you see everyone else doing so well."

World Heads Up Poker Championship Results

1. Nik Persaud - £30,000
2. Leon Louis - £15,000
3. Toby Lewis - £5,500
3. Jeff Kimber - £5,500 has more.

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