The Master Classics of Poker 2015 €4250 Main Event saw yet another thirteen players enter the contest before registration shut down at the start of the second day to bump the overall pack to 291 entries. Everyone but one of those late registrants broke before the day’s end, with only Andrew Leathem making it to the third day with a pile of 201000 in chips.
However, all eyes would be on Donald Rae of the United Kingdom since he managed to get an overnight lead with 682000. The Brit was followed by World Series of Poker Europe 2015 bracelet champ Makarios Avramidis (635,000) and his fellow Greek Georgios Zisimopoulos (550,000). Timothy Adams (507,000) and Kilian Kramer (536,000) ended in the 5 five.
The second day was all about money. The money bubble split at the bginning of Level 18 when Zisimopoulos open-shoved the button with jack-3 and Helppi called with ace-9 suited from the blinds. Several other notables did not even make it as far. Kevin Killeen, Ludovic Geilich, Bryn Kenney and Fatiy Aydin, all fell in the 1st level of the day, with Paul Hoefer, Tom Hall, Micha Hoedemaker, Jason Wheeler and Matthias de Meulder.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) is known as the most ideal platform where professional players are subjected on the anvil of feats. Every week the entity releases a list enclosing 300 top-notch players by applying criteria that weighs a players’ performance for six half-year phases. However, the tournaments must meet various pre-requisites prescribed by the GPI. Various factors are multiplied to get the composite results for every player. Belgium Davidi Kitai was ranked 3rd on February 2015 garnering 3708.64 while his overall live tournament’s winnings exceed $4,758,870. The GPI and performance in significant poker events online and in live tournaments are imperative when determining the successes of professional poker players.
Apart from his limelight in the poker circles owing to his top ranking, he has also played various games where he has left commendable results. He minted his first-ever bracelet at the WSOP in the 2008 Event #38 $2,000 pot-limit hold’em where he brought down a final table to rake in $244,546.
This was followed by his successes in the 2013 WSOP Event #19 $5,000 pot-limit hold’em and recently in the 2014 WSOP Event #15 $3,000 six handed NLHE that gave him $224,560 and $508,640 respectively as well as twin bracelets. Along the same lines, he has final tabled at the WSOP in 2012 in a $5,000 pot-limit Omaha six-handed where he placed fifth in his heat for $92,064 and again in the 2009 WSOP Event #45 $10,000 World Championship pot limit hold’em placing fourth to walk away with $183,638. Continue Reading
Britain is home to numerous poker players who have plunged into the global poker circuits to leaving a permanent mark. Most well-known players from Britain participate in regional poker or worldwide high-profile tournaments where they have performed amazingly well.
One player every enthusiast would consider a hero in the poker arenas is Matt Perrins. He has not only shone at home but has also overseas in international poker tournaments against the backdrop of fierce competition.
Matt catapulted himself to the top-notch player’s hegemony that he shares with other US players by notching the WSOP for the trove bracelet twice. A brief review of his poker resume paints the picture of a talented and distinct player with a global winning bent. Continue Reading
A total of 586 poker players came at World Poker Tour Five Diamond Poker Classic 2014 US$ 10400 No-limit Hold’em’s main event at Bellagio, the biggest turn out for this turnout since 2007 season when the then US$ 15000 buy-in tournament attracted six hundred and twenty six players.
As a result, the whole prize pool of the event gone up to US$ 5684200. As a result, the tournament handed the largest 1st spot prize so far this year on WPT: $1,477,890. That huge 7 figure payout was finally awarded to twenty nine year old poker professional Mohsin Charania after he came out victorious from the field.
This poker professional from Chicago added this huge achievement to his list of esteemed honors which includes victories in European Poker Tour Grand Final 2012 and WPT Grand Prix de Paris 2013. With this newest victory, he heightened his lifetime live event earnings to US$ 4802584.
Mohsin may into this tournament with a championship pureblood but he did not inevitably come into the event’s later stages with a lot of chips. He was, in fact, the lightest stack among all the poker players to come back at the beginning of the 4th day in this event. Coming into the telecasted final table of 6, he was in 5th in chip position, but he handled to hang on and make it to heads-up play for the award against the Garrett Greer.
After junking for most of the last few days of the event it seemed just fitting that Charania came the final showdown at a 9-to-1 disadvantage of the chip. As he had for days, Mohsin finally found a path to thrive and survive.