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The 888poker LIVE stop at Aspers Casino in London is right on time, scheduled for November 22 and the series will showcase a 12-day festival comprising of a total of 10 tournaments, right till December 3.
Meanwhile, the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) series at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe began on October 25 with the $250 No-Limit Hold’em which found a winner in Joe Ambrogi who won his maiden WSOPC gold ring and top prize of $13,132.
There is also the 2018 World Poker Tour (WPT) Deepstacks Deauville series that will begin from December 4 and comprises of a total of nine tournaments with varied buy-ins. The series will culminate on December 9.
The Aspers Casino in London will once again play host to the 888poker LIVE London series from November 22 to December 3.
The 12-day long poker festival boasts of 10 exciting events belonging to different buy-in ranges that will appeal to all poker players. Kicking off with the Opening Event, the aptly named event has a buy-in of ₤220 and in the past has proved to be a high value tournament for players. Consisting of four starting flights, the event will run from November 22 to 25.
The Opening Event will be followed by The Swordfish which has the smallest buy-in of the series at ₤60. The structure should attract players of every experience level with 15,000 chips and 25-minute levels. This provides players who may not have as much live experience a chance to jump in on the action.
In addition to The Swordfish, the schedule offers The Hurricane, The Whale and a Turbo Deepstack all of which have buy-ins less than the Opener. The series will also have the High Roller which comes with a buy-in of ₤2,200 and Pot Limit Omaha for a ₤125 buy-in.
However, the star attraction of the entire series will undoubtedly be the Main Event. With a buy-in of ₤1100, the Main Event will have five starting flights and will be held from November 29 to December 3. The event comes with a $500,000 guarantee and promises to be a star-studded affair with several 888poker ambassadors like Chris Moorman, Dominik Nitsche andParker ’tonkaaaa’ Talbot, expected to make an appearance. Moreover, 888poker will be importing a host of former World Series of Poker champions. Joe Cada, Scott Blumstein, and 888poker ambassador MartinJacobson are all expected to be on hand.
The 2017 Main Event was taken down by Tom Hall who outlasted a field of 427 runners and took home ₤78,888 in prize money.
The World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) series at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe kicked off with the $250 No-Limit Hold’em with Unlimited Re-Entries on October 25. Drawing in a massive field of 268 entries, a $53,600 prize pool was generated.
The top 27 spots were assured payouts and some of the notables who finished in the money included Andrei Moldovan (12th for $976), Dan Barker (14th for $805), Dennis Mcleod (18th for $674), Dean Miller (21st for $574), Jorge Diaz (24th for $495) and Angela Jordison (27th for $433).
Lawrence Rowland (11th for $976) bubbled the final table.
Final Table Chip Counts
1.David Felger – 950,000
2. Joe Ambrogi – 852,000
3. Sean Barker – 640,000
4. Peter Schulz – 575,000
5. Jose Esparza – 540,000
6. Robert Cheung – 475,000
7. David Avina – 420,000
8. Val Ahmadi – 390,000
9. Dann Turner – 332,000
10. Mitch Adams – 234,000
35-year-old poker pro Joe Ambrogi outlasted the competitive field consisting of Adam Owen, Val Vornicu, and Bernard Lee, to lay claim to his career-first WSOPC gold ring. He was one of the largest stacks coming into the final table and he continued to ride that wave out to a thumping victory. He defeated Peter Schulz heads up when his ace-queen flopped top pair against Schulz’s middle pair and took home $13,132 in prize money.
“I was just planning that if I ran deep, I was gonna skip the game basically,” Ambrogi said in the post-event interview.
Final Table Results (USD)
1.Joe Ambrogi – $13,132
2. Peter Schulz – $8,114
3. Robert Cheung – $5,862
4. Sean Barker – $4,314
5. David Avina – $3,232
6. David Felger – $2,463
7. Dann Turner – $1,908
8. Val Ahmadi – $1,502
9. Jose Esparza – $1,202
10. Mitch Adams – $976
Following the success of the WPTDeepStacks tours, the World Poker Tour (WPT) will conduct yet another series at Casino Barrière in France, i.e. the 2018 WPTDeepStacks Deauville (WPTDS).
Starting on December 4, the series will comprise of nine events with an assortment of buy-ins. Beginning with the WPTDS Opener, the WPTDeepStacks Deauville will also conduct the WPTDS Poker Cup, WPTDS High Roller, Ladies Event and NLH-3K Platinum.
The WPTDS Main Event will start on December 6 and will be fielded across three starting flights, ending on the final day – December 9. Bruno Benveniste had claimed the previous WPTDS Main Event title, following an interesting four-way all-in at the final table that had everybody on the edge of their seats. He not only won €93,700 in prize money but also a €2,000 package to the WPTDeepStacks Berlin €1,500 Main Event.