The Friday Wrap: Ayre indicted, FS+G bankrupt and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 02, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

It has been quite a busy week in the world of poker, considering another indictment was unsealed, this time against Bodog founder Calvin Ayre; the Epic Poker League’s parent company has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection; and all the while we have the typical poker news like the LA Poker Classic and more news and opinions on Full Tilt Poker.

Another week another VBlog rant from Daniel Negreanu

For the third consecutive week Daniel Negreanu released a video blog on his YouTube Channel, and for the third consecutive week Negreanu let loose on Full Tilt Poker’s owners, although this time it was far less scathing and far shorter.

Unfortunately, Negreanu’s video blog was released just hours before the Epic Poker League filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, something that will surely be covered in the next edition!

Here is a link to Negreanu’s YouTube Channel

Sean Jazayeri wins the LA Poker Classic: Somerville makes Final Table

An absolutely stacked final table was vying for the 2012 LA Poker Classic title, including Jason Somerville, who recently came out to the poker world, making him the first openly gay male poker pro, as well as young superstars Dan Kelly, David Sands, and Noah Schwartz.

Despite the four young pros, considered among the game’s best players, it was an amateur who captured the title: Sean Jazayeri. Here is a look at the final table payouts from the LA Poker Classic Main Event:

* 1st place: Sean Jazayeri – $1,370,240

* 2nd place: David Sands – $806,370

* 3rd place: Dan Kelly – $521,770

* 4th place: Noah Schwartz – $355,750

* 5th place: Jason Burt – $252,980

* 6th place: Jason Somerville – $202,910

You can read our complete recap of the final table HERE

Bodog.com domain seized, Calvin Ayre indicted

The DOJ’s assault on online gaming continued this past week, with the announcement that the Bodog.com domain named had been seized, and Bodog founder Calvin Ayre had been indicted along with three other individuals.

You can read a more thorough account of what happened HERE

Federated Sports +Gaming files for Chapter 11

As I mentioned above, the Epic Poker League has fallen on some very hard times, and this week the tour’s parent company Federated Sports + Gaming filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move was seen as a foregone conclusion by many in the poker industry, but it’s still disappointing to see yet another well-intentioned company go under.

You can read our article on the topic HERE

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