Hidden Headlines: Stuey the LAG, Lederer back and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 29, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Poker News BoyIt’s been an interesting week in the poker world as the leadup to the WSOP Main Event final table dominated most of the headlines, but there were plenty of other stories going on across the poker world. Here is a look at some of the stories you may have missed while browsing around for WSOP Main Event info.

Old WSOP tapes surface

Jessica Welman unearthed the poker equivalent of King Tut’s tomb recently, finding some dictated tapes of WSOP Main Event final tables from 1995-2000. Among the tapes was Stu Ungar’s third WSOP win in 1997, which was later analyzed by Leggo Poker’s “Clayton” who determined Stu Ungar was the first LAG in poker.

You can read the entire breakdown of the 1997 final table here: http://www.leggopoker.com/blogs/clayton/analyzing-ungar-11293.html

You can find the audio of the WSOP tapes here: http://conjelco.com/wsop.html

Howard Lederer plays the Festa al Lago Main Event

In recent weeks the poker world has thrown their arms in the air in complete disgust, as Howard Lederer was spotted in several poker rooms around Las Vegas. Now Lederer is coming into even closer contact with the people he nearly cost $350 million, entering in the Fesat al Lago Main Event, an open-event where Lederer would not simply be rubbing elbows with Huck Seed, Doyle Brunson and Eli Elezra, but with people that Full Tilt Poker may still owe money!

So far there haven’t been anything more than social media outbursts at Lederer’s presence.

PokerStars All Star Showdown

The PokerStars All Star showdown is in full swing with eight of the top online poker players competing in a $100,000 buy-in heads-up tournament:

* Isaac “IkeHaxton” Haxton

* Phil “mrSweets28” Galfond

* Benjamin “Sauce123” Sulsky

* Alexander “Kanu7” Millar

* Alexander “Sussie Smith” Roumeliotis

* Tobias “KTPOKP” Kuder

* Ben ‘ben86’ Tollerene

* Dan ‘w00ki3z.’ Cates

So far Isaac Haxton defeated Alexander Millar and Ben Sulsky defeated Tobias Kuder. We’ll keep you posted as more results come in.

WPT South Africa

A total of 222 players entered the WPT South Africa Main Event, and in the end it was one of the top young players in the game who came out on top, German poker pro Dominik Nitsche.

Here is a look at the payouts from the final table of the WPT South Africa Main Event:

1. Dominik Nitsche — $206,153

2. Jerome Bradpiece — $121,477

3. William Ross — $80,985

4. Wesley Weigand — $56,321

5. Jason Strauss — $41,965

6. Andrew Anthony — $32,394

The win gives Nitsche 2/3 of the Triple Crown, with Nitsche now just an EPT victory away from joining the exclusive Triple Crown club.


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