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In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker’ we bring to you the weekly round up of the biggest online scores by Indian MTT players along with the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit.
Here are this week`s top stories
This week has been all about SCOOP and the excitement on PokerGuru has been crazy with members selling action on the forums and railing fellow members on the PokerGuru skype group. With so many Indians grinding the SCOOP a big score was all but due and well we did come close to making history when New Delhi based online player ‘aniceboy’ finished 2nd in the PokerStars SCOOP event #8 – M cashing a massive $65,461.35. This incidentally is also the highest cash by an Indian so far this year.
The other Indian sharing the limelight this week is our young gun of poker – Sahil ‘Antilog’ Agarwal. Sahil recently blogged on his decision to resign from his job to pursue his dream of turning pro and he certainly saw some immediate results. Yesterday Sahil went on a dream run to final table 3 tournaments on PokerStars.
1. 1st in the PokerStars $25 (Hyper-Turbo) $9K GTD for 2,271.09
2. 2nd in the PokerStars $8.8+R [2X Turbo] $30K GTD for $6,391
3. 7th in the PokerStars $109 for $4,427
Just as EPT Season 10 is set to commence action in Barcelona on August 28, Season 9 came to an end with the conclusion of the Super High Roller Event, crowning Max Altergott as the event`s champion.
The 2013 EPT Grand Final €100,000 no-limit hold’em super high roller drew a total of 50 entries, building a prizepool of f €4,851,000 ($6,275,253 USD) and payed out top seven finishers. Altergott won a lion’s share of this prize pool claiming €1,746,400 ($2,259,143 USD). This was surprisingly the first tournament cash for the German poker player, making this win even more special for Altergott. Known in the online circuit as ‘AltiFC’, Altergott is considered one of the toughest heads-up online players.
“I felt quite confident because I’m used to playing many of these guys online, so I had a good feeling about how they play. It was a challenge for me though. It feels really good to beat those guys. I won’t lie – my heart was beating like crazy at the end,” said Altergott shortly after winning the event.
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier who entered the day in the pole position came heads up against Altergott but ultimately fell short of the title eventually finishing second to take home €1,115,700 ($1,443,270 USD).
The final table saw an incredible bunch of poker pros including Sorel Mizzi (3rd – €679,100), Timothy Adams (4th – €485,100) Scott Seiver (6th – €266,900) and Mike Watson (7th – €218,300).
After a successful event in Cebu, APPT is back for its next destination in Macau. PokerStars announced its schedule for APPT Macau Season 7 to be held from June 7 – 16 at their recently launched poker room PokerStar LIVE at the City of Dreams. The Season will feature 11 official Asia Player of the Year (APOY) events, including a HKD $25,000 (US $3,200) Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of HKD $6,000,000 (US $770,000).
To qualify for the APPT Macau Main Event online, players can visit PokerStars.net.
For the entire schedule visit the APPT website.
The World Series of Poker Circuit has announced the schedule for its 10th season, featuring 22 stops for 2013-14. The schedule features three new additions this season while retaining most of the regular stops. There will be two stops at Ohio, at the Horseshoe Cincinnati and the Horseshoe Cleveland along with a new stop at Casino Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Each of these stops will host 12 ring events with buy-ins starting from $365 up to $1675, the buy-in for their no-limit hold’em re-entry main event.
The season gets underway on August 8, 2013, at Foxwoods Resort Casino and will conclude with the National Championship at Caesars Atlantic City. A total of 100 members will qualify for WSOP Circuit National Championship based on the events that will run throughout the season and the winner will receive a WSOP Gold Bracelet. ESPN will once again televise the National Championship as part of their annual coverage of the WSOP.
For more details visit the WSOP website.
Online poker room operator Adda 52 is hosting the mega finals for its Harley Davidson promotion and they have invited all major poker leagues of India to join this promotion. Every league has nominated one of their best players to participate in this mega event. Representing PokerGuru at the event will be PGT Season 2 champion – Prabhat Mukherjea.
Only 100 entries/seats were available out of which a limited few are remaining. Now for just ₹9,900/- direct buy-in you can get a chance to ride home a Harley Davidson bike. Get your seats secured into the Mega Harley Finals, scheduled for 19th May 2013 at 8 pm only on Adda 52.