Monday Headlines: LAPC, LAPT Schedule, and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 27, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

In a new feature at we will be bringing you all of the latest poker news we think you should know about in a single article. The “Headlines” articles will be posted every Monday through Friday and will give you a quick rundown of all of the important stories in the poker world, with links to more in-depth feature articles on the subject.

LAPC down to 54 players: Ivey and Hellmuth eliminated

Day 3 of the WPT La Poker Classic saw the field shrink dramatically, as Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Liv Boeree, and Scott Seiver were among the over 100 players eliminated as the tournament played down to the money bubble. Ivey was the unfortunate bubble-boy in the event, eliminated in 55th place.

You can read our complete wrap-up of Day 3 of the Season X World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic HERE

Mickey “Mement_Mori” Petersen wins EPT Copenhagen

The EPT Copenhagen had three superstar poker players at the final table: Steve O’Dwyer, Mickey Petersen (a PokerStars Team Online pro), and Pierre Neuville (a Team PokerStars Pro). In the end it was the online poker pro Petersen who would win the EPT title, defeating Neuville during heads-up play. Here is a look at the payouts from the tournament:

1. Mickey Petersen – 2,515,000 DKK ($455,000 USD)

2. Pierre Neuville – 1,600,000 DKK ($290,000 USD)

3. Bjarke Hansen 1,000,000 DKK ($180,800 USD)

4. Aage Ravn – 740,000 DKK ($134,000 USD)

5. Jacob Rasmussen – 490,000 DKK ($88,600 USD)

6. Niels van Alphen – 390,000 DKK ($70,500 USD)

7. Steve O’Dwyer – 290,000 DKK ($52,500 USD)

8. Spencer Hudson – 191,400 DKK ($34,600 USD)

You can read our complete wrap-up of the EPT Copenhagen Main Event HERE

PokerStars prepares for Season V of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT)

With Season IV of the PokerStars LAPT coming to a close last week, the Season V schedule has now been announced, with the opening event taking place in Vina del Mar, Chile. Other stops on the tour include Medillin, Colombia, Punta del Este, Uruguay, and Lima, Peru; the LAPT will announce other stops in the near future.

You can find out more information about Season V of the LAPT at the PokerStars LAPT website

PKR Poker receives Italian license: Launches

PKR Poker wasted little time in setting up their Italian-facing online poker site,, after receiving their new license from the Italian Government. In a press release, Malcolm Graham, CEO at PKR said, “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Italian players to The Italian poker market represents an exciting opportunity for PKR and we hope that players from all over Italy enjoy the unique PKR experience.”

Here is a look at the original press release issued by PKR Poker

Everleaf opens up regarding funds seizure and withdrawal from US market

After leaving the US Market on February 9th, the Everleaf Poker Network has been very silent, but this past weekend the network decided to issue a full statement outlining their reasons for leaving the US market, as well as what will become of the player funds that were confiscated by the US government.

You can read the statement and our thoughts on the matter HERE

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