Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 09, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

The final table for the last major tournament of 2012 is now set, and what a final table it is at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Doyle Brunson Five Diamonds World Poker Classic. Leading the way into Sunday’s action will be former Five Diamonds Champion Antonio Esfandiari. EsfandiariRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 07, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

There are few tournaments left in the poker world that offers a $1 million first-place prize, but thanks to some creative structural ideas, the Season XI running of the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamonds World Poker Classic will be one of the few events that willRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jul 14, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

For the 720 players who returned to the Rio poker tables on Friday it has been a long, strange, trip filled with ups and downs, frustration and exuberance, but through it all they persevered, surviving three full days of play in the biggest poker tournament in the worldRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 26, 2012 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »

Super-High-Roller Justin Bonomo put his massive chip-lead to good work at yesterday’s Super-High-Roller final table, dominating the other players at the eight-person final table to take home the €1.6 million first-place prize-money. With only six players making the money there were two players at the final table whoRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 29, 2012 Posted in Tournament News | No Comments »

After barely registering a heartbeat the week before tournament poker was back around the globe with three events crowning winners from Sydney, Australia to Chile, and several other major tournaments have gotten underway including the latest stop on the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Campione, Italy. So withoutRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 16, 2012 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

The past week’s headlines have been dominated by the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) but there were plenty of other tournaments taking place around the globe, including the inaugural stop at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California for the World Series of Poker Circuit Series, as wellRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 08, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »

The 10th anniversary of the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic may not have set any records (like the recent WPT Prague and concurrently running EPT Prague) but the field that turned out for the $10,000 buy-in Main Event is chock-full with some of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 18, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

At the end of play on Day 2 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event the field had been pared down to just 116 players, from the original starting number of 593, and poker fans will find a number of recognizable names amongst the chipRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 13, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

Day 2 of the €3,200 NLHE Shootout saw 30 players return for their Round 2 matches, which would be played 3-handed in order to insure a full table of 10 for Thursday’s final table. The 3-handed tables made for a quick day, and even with players like FreddyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 12, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WSOP News | No Comments »

256 players decided there were better things to do in Cannes than play baccarat and registered for the €3,200 No limit Holdem Shootout event at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe tournament series on Tuesday and by the end of the day just 30 players were able toRead Full Article