Our weekend was way less exciting that Barry Greenstein's, and we're OK with that. Keep reading to find out why Greenstein's weekend was so interesting, what the PokerStars European Poker Tour London Festival schedule looks like, and more.
In Case You Missed It
Part two of the World Poker Tour World Championship aired Sunday night on FSN. Not only was there a look at the $100,000 Super High Roller in the episode, but the winner of the 2011 WPT World Championship was crowned.
Another Sunday is in the books and that means there are plenty of online poker tournament results to look at. Even with the EPT and LAPT running, droves of players logged on to cash in on Sunday. The Sunday Briefing has a look at some of the results.
José "Girah" Macedo found himself in some hot water over the weekend. He admitted to cheating, and his friends Daniel "jungleman12" Cates and Haseeb "INTERNETPOKERS" Qureshi were also dragged into the mess.
Pencil it all In
According to a press release, the EPT London "Festival of Poker" — the third stop of the eighth season of the PokerStars European Poker Tour — kicks off on Sept. 30 and runs through Oct. 6. Thirty-one events will occupy the eight-day schedule with buy-ins that suit every bankroll. Well, almost.
"I’m so excited that the EPT London Festival of Poker is just around the corner. It will mark a year since I joined Team PokerStars Pro and it was one of the best series of poker tournaments I’ve played in," said Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree.
On top of the £5,000+£250 Main Event, players can look forward to the £2,150 European 8-Game Championships, the £5,000 Heads-Up event, and a £20,500 High-Roller event. If those buy-ins are a little steep for you, then you could check out the £330 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo "Win the Button" event, or even the £120 No-Limit Hold'em Hyper Turbo.
Every EPT London tournament will take place at the Hilton London Metropole; cash games will take place at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
“We are all looking forward to another fabulous EPT London in conjunction with the Grosvenor Victoria Casino. As always we welcome all players to the 24/7 cash games in the Vic Poker Room. Courtesy cars will run between venues continuously for players’ convenience," said Martin Ramskill, general manager of the Grosvenor Victoria Casino.
Check out the entire EPT London Festival of Poker schedule at EuropeanPokerTour.com.
Dude, Where's My Car? The Sequel
A little over a year ago, we reported that Van Marcus' Ferrari F430 Spider was stolen from Crown Casino's valet in Melbourne, Australia. Well, it happened again, only this time, the characters and location have changed.
Barry Greenstein is known for being charitable with his poker winnings. His car on the other hand, not so much. Over the weekend, Greenstein tweeted, "I don't think twitter can help with this but you never know: my Aston Martin DB9 was stolen from valet parking!"
The car was stolen from the Mission Hills Marriott in San Diego. Greenstein went on to tweet that he was in town for the mixed game at the Palomar Card Club. While he was initially given one story from the valet, it turns out it was a lie from the valet who knew he had screwed up.
The perp ended up attempting to park the car in the self-park garage at the hotel and security called police and told police that Greenstein had asked him to detail the vehicle. According to the thief's mother, he has mental issues and legitimately believed the car was his.
"The guy detailed the car, inside also. I feel bad for him. Normal person would have dropped it off somewhere," tweeted Greenstein.
According to the Washington Times, the D.C. Lottery has set up meetings in the city's eight wards to discuss the online gambling program.
The public meetings will be held so that lottery officials can educate citizens about the i-Gaming program and discuss the impact it will have on the community. Each meeting will have a Q&A session for residents of each ward during the meetings, which are scheduled to take place during the dates spanning, August 16 through September 14.
WashingtonTimes.com has more.
Phelps the Fish
It's no secret that U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is a poker fan. There was a time when we thought we might see him at the World Series of Poker and even the APT called him out and invited him to its event. But his PR team thought he needed to clean up his image, so Phelps stayed away from the felt.
Now, it seems that swimming's golden boy has been bitten by the poker bug again. Recently he's been spotted hanging out with McLean Karr in Macau. And on Monday, Eugene Todd tweeted, "Up to 50K in the borgata deep stack 1500. Mike phelps is at the next table over. Started with 30K."
We all know Phelps is a fish in the water, but it seems he's trying to stay away from that moniker on the felt.
Hot Babes and Vodka
While in Tallinn for the PokerStars European Poker Tour, Sarah Grant got to check out the PokerStars party. While she was there, she came across a little realization. Estonia is home to some of the hottest women in the world, and vodka.
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