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PokerNews Podcast Episode #213: Chasing Bracelets feat. Stephen Chidwick

[user101598] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
PokerNews Podcast Episode #213
PokerNews Podcast Episode #213

Stephen Chidwick joins the PokerNews Podcast to talk about Season 10 of the European Poker Tour, goal setting, and getting ready for both the World Series of Poker, and Spring Championship of Online Poker. Rich and Donnie discuss the finale of Season XII of the WPT, scheduling conflicts, and more.

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Tags: PokerNews PodcastStephen Chidwick


The Daily EPT10 Player of the Year Update for 5-1-14

Chad_Holloway • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

The European Poker Tour Season 10 Player of the Year race is nearing an end, and as you know players have been accumulating points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop have been eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.

The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.

Here are the current top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard. Ole Schemion has basically locked up the title, but it's still worth seeing who is thriving on the EPT.

Ole Schemion

1Ole Schemion1,173.48 pts
2Thomas Muhloecker980.97 pts
3Alex Bilokur893.42 pts
4Vanessa Selbst803.87 pts
5David Vamplew639.05 pts
6Andrew Chen685.49 pts
7Georgios Karakousis676.60 pts
8Jeff Rossiter651.66 pts
9Olivier Busquet647.08 pts
10Adrian Mateos644.24 pts.

We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Tags: EPT Player of the YearEPT POYGlobal Poker IndexGPI

The Private Pain Of Mark Teltscher

[user76023] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Had Mark Teltscher managed his own remarkable double he could at least have laid claim to the longest period between two titles title. But his demise, coming as it did in a hand against Sebastian Von Toperczar, denied him a second EPT crown to go with that earned in London all the way back in Season 2. But he wasn’t the only one denied something, as the PokerStars Blog reports.

Tags: PokerStars BlogMark Teltscher

EPT10 Grand Final: Mayu Roca 'It's All Coming Together'

[user273195] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Jennifer Robles found Mayu Roca at the first break and the Colombian is feeling great about all the hard work he has put into his game. He has made four final tables in side events of big tournaments including a third place finish in the PCA 5k. He discusses what it's like for him to be this deep in a Main Event.

Tags: Jennifer RoblesMayu Roca

Break Time

[user76023] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

We're now on a 20-minute break.

King Karlsson

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Magnus Karlsson
Magnus Karlsson

After the button raised, Malte Moennig moved all in from the small blind and Magnus Karlsson called off from the big for 1.32 million. The original raiser folded and the cards were turned up.

Moennig: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Karlsson: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The TV cameras swarmed the table to capture the flop, which came down a dry {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. The {3-Spades} turn paired the board, which was good news for Karlsson. All he needed to do was dodge an ace, which he successfully did when the {5-Spades} blanked on the river. Ship the double to Karlsson.

Magnus Karlsson SE
Magnus Karlsson
SE 2,650,000 1,330,000
Malte Moennig DE
Malte Moennig
DE 600,000 -1,350,000

Tags: Magnus KarlssonMalte Moennig

Down to Three in the Skrill Last Longer Competition

Chad_Holloway • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Will Jack Salter win his buy-in back?
Will Jack Salter win his buy-in back?

The Skrill Last Longer competition has been being held at each stop on this season’s EPT, of which they’re an official sponsor.

Here on Day 5, just three Skrillees remain in the race in Malte Moennig, Antonio Buonanno, and Jack Salter.

The promotion is simple – players sign up for the promotion either online (preregistration is available) or at the Skrill booth (which will be present at each stop); don a Skrill patch; and then aim to be the last man or woman standing. The last player remaining will then receive their buy-in back via their Skrill account.

It's the last stop of Season 10, and that means it's the last Skill Last Longer competition of the season. On Day 1a, 214 players took their shot at poker glory on Day 1a, and of them 31 players participated in the contest, which was 14% of the field. Day 1b saw 41 players register, which was 10% of that starting field.

While Skrill upped the ante for Season 10 with a bigger branding initiative, it wasn't their first appearance on the EPT; as a matter of fact, they were a sponsor of Season 8 and have held previous “Last Longer” promotions.

The company’s website provides a bit more information on Skrill, which rebranded from Moneybookers back in 2010:

“Skrill has been moving money digitally since 2001. We offer online payment solutions for businesses and consumers, allowing them to pay and get paid globally. Over 36 million account holders already trust Skrill. Our customers can send and receive money worldwide in 200 countries and 40 currencies, securely and at low cost, without revealing their personal financial details. Your business will benefit from our worldwide payment network with over 100 payment options. Whether through a simple one-step integration or a fully-tailored payment solution. Whoever you are, however you like to pay or get paid, trust Skrill to make your online payments simpler, faster and safer.”

Headquartered in London, Skrill is looking to make their presence known in the poker world with a commitment to customer satisfaction through innovation and service. Not only that, they’re looking to be more than just a company by becoming a trusted and respected member of the poker community.

For more information on Skrill, click here.

Tags: Skrill

Salter Four-Bets Again

[user76023] • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Vasili Firsau opened to 85,000 in the cutoff, Kenny Hicks made it 225,000 in the small blind and then Jack Salter came in with a four-bet to 420,000. The other players folded and Salter got another four-bet through.