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3-Bet: Americas Cardroom to Host Cash Game in Costa Rica, 2018 WSOPE Features 10 WSOP Gold Bracelet Events & Ukraine’s ‘tapatashi’ Wins XL Eclipse 8-Max Title

Americas Cardroom and World Series of Poker Europe
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  • PG News September 23, 2018
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While live and online tournaments are the trend of the season, cash games haven’t been completely forgotten. The poker portal Americas Cardroom (ACR) has decided to host live poker cash game in Costa Rica from September 28 to October 1.

The array of exciting tournaments that have been hosted as part of the 2018 World Series of Poker (WSOP) roster is fast approaching a grand finale at the 2018 WSOP Europe (WSOPE) stop scheduled to open on October 9. The series will be hosted at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, and is the last WSOP stop for players in contention for the WSOP Player of the Year (POY) race. This year, 10 WSOP gold bracelets will be up for grabs at WSOPE.

Meanwhile, the 2018 XL Eclipse on 888poker is rocking the show on the virtual felts. The series continued its run through the ninth consecutive day where ‘MrDrogo’ claimed the top prize in the $25,000 Knockout while many other events reached conclusion.

Cash Game to be Hosted by Americas Cardroom

The U.S. facing poker site Americas Cardroom (ACR) will host a live poker cash game at the Taormina Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica starting from September 28 and will wrap up with a weekend party on October 1.

Americas Cardroom
Americas Cardroom

Some of the site’s lucky winners will be able to attend the game, which will be a Cage Event, with a buy-in of $5,250. The Cage Event will play a total of 12 hours, split into four blind levels of three hours each. Therefore, six hours will be played on September 28, and the other six on September 29.

There will be no late registrations or re-entries and all players must remain until the end of the action, unless they are eliminated. When the clock runs out, all chips held by each player can be redeemed for cash.

ACR announced the event via Twitter.

Prize packages worth $8,000 were being distributed by ACR to participate in the game. Since January, it has rewarded a player every Sunday with a package for various Cage Events and will continue to hand them out until the last event is held in December.

The prize package includes the entry fee, $800 toward airfare, $1,000 in spending money and up to three nights at the Taormina Casino and Hotel. It also includes ground transportation from Juan Santamaria International Airport to the Taormina.

2018 WSOPE to Feature 10 WSOP Gold Bracelet Events

The 2018 World Series of Poker WSOP Europe (WSOPE) is coming to King’s casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, on October 9. The series that will continue till November 2 is one of the most popular European poker tournaments, and this year, there are a total of 10 WSOP gold bracelets up for grabs.

World Series of Poker Europe
World Series of Poker Europe

The overall prize pool of the series is a mind-blowing €13 Million (US$15.3 Million) and the €10,300 NLHE Main Event itself features a prize pool of €5 million (US$5.88 million).

The 2017 WSOPE was a staggering success, and the first event i.e. a €550 Colossus NLHE tournament alone attracted 4,115 entries. Mataous Skopera took down the event to claim his maiden WSOP bracelet, while Marti de Torres won the Main Event.

This year, the WSOPE is the final frontier before the WSOP Player of the Year race wraps up. At present, Shaun Deeb is at the top of the WSOP POY race with 4,334 points, followed by Ben Yu (3,746) and Joe Cada (3,531). Deeb’s run in the WSOP has been phenomenal this year, and he famously multi-tabled two tournaments at the 2018 WSOP apart from winning two bracelets and raking in 17 WSOP cashes. In all this year, he has added over $2.5 Million from WSOP cashes to his bankroll.

2018 WSOPE Schedule

2018 WSOPE Schedule
2018 WSOPE Schedule

Romania’s ‘MrDrogo’ Wins XL Eclipse $25,000 Knockout

The ongoing online poker super series, XL Eclipse on 888poker continues to throw moments of intense action and has concluded with its ninth consecutive day of play.


Dominating the headlines was ‘MrDrogo’ from Romania who topped a 203-strong filed in the $25,000 Knockout event to win the top prize of $4,127.

The entry field took the total prize pool to $33,323 and eliminations went fast paced, narrowing the field down to the final table in nearly six hours. Nine players reached the final table and earned a minimum payout of $500. ‘MrDrogo’ engaged with ‘vezun_4ik’ in the heads-up play and defeated him to claim the top spot, while the latter had to settle for a runner-up payday of $3,954.

Final Table Results (USD)

1. MrDrogo – $4,127

2. vezun_4ik – $3,954

3. ojfever – $4,106

4. sslazio16 – $2,188

5. TripleDeke – $1,500

6. Kotyara1089 – $1,250

7. playboy1983 – $1,000

8. summuNNN – $750

9. GiNgErSpEw – $500

The same day, $15,000 Mini Knockout was taken down by ‘Showdown13’ of Germany for $2,835 while ‘N33dCoaching’ of Denmark won the $15,000 Late Knockout for $3,068.

Finland’s ‘VALIUM4WIN’ grabbed headlines on the eighth day of the series after he took down the $50,000 Quarterback for $10,954. The event saw 208 entries taking the prize pool to $50,950. Denmark’s ‘MttRaven’ won the $25,000 Mini Quarterback for $4,750 while the $20,000 Late Quarterback was taken down by ‘kozirok_bel’ of Belarus who pocketed $4,633 for his finish.

Earlier, the series’ seventh day saw three new tournaments, all in Eight-Max format play out. After reaching a three-way deal with James ‘BL1NDRAZOR’ Walsh from UK and ‘nyagaan’ from Russia, Ukraine’s ‘tapatashi’ won the $50,000 8-Max for a payout of $8,331. The tournament featured a $109 buy-in and attracted 358 entries in all. The top 48 spots were paid and while ‘nyagaan’ finished in third place and earned a payday of $6,700, Walsh and ‘tapatashi’ engaged in the heads-up battle for the title where Walsh eventually pocketed $7,795 for his runner-up finish.

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