Monday Headlines: ElkY wins, Annette signs, and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 23, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | 1 Comment »

Poker News BoyIt was a fairly busy weekend in the poker world, with a number of major tournaments taking place from Florida to Germany, as well as some interesting news on the sponsored player front. So without any further delay let’s take a look at the big news coming out of the poker world this weekend.

David Kitai sorta wins the Triple Crown

Belgian David Kitai emerged victorious at the EPT Berlin Main Event this weekend and while a number of poker news outlets are calling him the 5th Triple Crown winner in poker history I’m going to have to put on the breaks and say not so fast. Kitai has a WSOP bracelet, to go along with his new EPT title, and he does have a WPT win, BUT it was in an invitational event, which I don’t think should count towards the Triple Crown.

For more on Kitai’s win and Triple Crown talk you can read our report HERE

Merge cancels the LockOPS tournament series

After giving Lock Poker the go-ahead on running the LockOPS tournament series the Merge Gaming Network has decided to pull the plug on the series according to the Lock Poker Twitter account and website.

“We are sad to announce that Merge has officially cancelled LOCKOPS and revoked previous approval given to Lock to run the series.”

We’ll update you as more information becomes available.

Annette Obrestad joins Poker Royalty

Poker Royalty has just signed one of the top free agents in poker, Annette Obrestad. The marketing firm will now represent Annette in future dealings, overseeing the management and marketing of her career.

You can read our complete report on Annette signing with Poker Royalty HERE

ElkY picks up another High-Roller win

ElkY has done it again, as the Team PokerStars Pro and Triple Crown winner has scooped-up his fourth EPT High-Roller title in Berlin on Sunday. The final table of the tournament was no cakewalk with names like Viktor Blom, Martin Jacobson, David Peters, and Marvin Rettenamaier in the hunt, and heads-up play would prove to be even tougher as ElkY needed to best one of the game’s best in Chris Moorman to win the title.

You can read our complete wrap-up on ElkY’s latest accomplishment HERE

WPT Hard Rock Final Table set

Another WPT Main Event means another star-studded final table, as Joe Serock leads the six-handed final table for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown. Serock is joined by former November Niner John Dolan, former WPT Champion Tommy Vedes, and talented players like Kyle Bowker, Craig Bergeron, and Sharon Levin.

Here is a look at the seating assignments and chip-counts for Monday’s final table:

* Seat 1: Craig Bergeron – 1,235,000 (51 BBs)

* Seat 2: Tommy Vedes – 590,000 (25 BBs)

* Seat 3: Sharon Levin – 1,216,000 (51 BBs)

* Seat 4: Kyle Bowker – 1,070,000 (45 BBs)

* Seat 5: John Dolan – 1,454,000 (61 BBs)

* Seat 6: Joe Serock – 3,137,000 (131 BBs)

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One Response to “Monday Headlines: ElkY wins, Annette signs, and more”

  1. I’ve been watching this episode on WPT (finally airing). The Tony Dunst Raw Deal segment on Joe Serock is hilarious.

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