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This Week in Poker: May 5 – 11

This Week in Poker
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  • PG News May 12, 2013
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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

Online Railbird Report

The conclusion of the APPT Cebu series marked the end of a hectic 17 days of poker action and the virtual felts were once again buzzing with action as many regulars got back to the grind. The biggest sweat of the week came when 2 Indians – Team mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal and Pradeep ‘rashii10’ Singh made a deep run in the $75 Mini FTOPS main event on Full Tilt Poker which featured a healthy $1 million guarantee. Both Aditya and Pradeep fell short of the top prize of over $150K with Pradeep taking 10th place for $6,700 and Aditya finishing 9th for $9,900.

Aditya 'Intervention' Agarwal
Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal

Among the other big scorers this week was young gun of poker Sahil Agarwal whose online hot streak continued with an ITM (in-the-money) finish in the PokerStars $215 Supersonic (26th – $1,013.73); this only a few days after he won the Hot $11 on PokerStars for $7,834.29. Danish Shaikh too continued his consistent performance on 888 Poker with a 3rd place finish in the $10K Monsoon event. Dhaval Mudgal has had a breakout month so far with 3 live event cashes at the Macau Poker Cup and he added a score of $2,660 (2nd place – PokerStars $16.5 20K GTD) on 8th May to his list on online results.

PokerStars Unveils EPT Season 10 Schedule

European Poker Tour (EPT) will be coming back for Season 10 and the schedule of events has recently been announced by Poker Stars. The season will cover a total of eight destinations with the action kicking in from Aug 28, when the first event gets under way in Barcelona, followed by London, Prague, the Bahamas, Deauville, Berlin, San Remo and will conclude in Monaco with the ‘Poker Stars and Monte Carlo Casino Grand Finale’ on April 23.

The schedule for series has been tweaked a bit from last year`s lineup, the major change being the London and Sanremo stops moving to their previous dates of October and April, respectively. This move was made keeping in mind the player’s interest where they can unwind in the beautiful Riviera right before the main event, reducing their travelling time as well.

The Season will feature the High Roller action with a £50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event scheduled for EPT London and Barcelona along with a €10,000/£10,000 High Roller at each stop. The main event and the Poker Stars Caribbean adventure will also host a $25,000/€25,000 High Roller and a $100,000/€100,000 Super High Roller.

For the complete schedule of the event visit the PokerStars website.

Amir Babakhani Wins 2013 PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship

Amir Babakhani emerged as the new WPT champion on Wednesday night when he ran down the six-handed final table at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal. Amir won the top prize of $442,248 for taking first place out of 735 runners in the 2013 PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship. Amir also bagged a ticket to the $25,000 WPT World Championship at Bellagio which is scheduled for later this month.

Amir Babakhani winner of WPT Canadian Spring Championship
Amir Babakhani winner of WPT Canadian Spring Championship

2013 WPT Canadian Spring Championship Final Table Results

PositionPlayerPrize
1stAmir Babakhani$442,248
2ndBarry Kruger$272,555
3rdJason Duval$199,029
4thTao Liang$136,700
5thMartin Leblanc$102,251
6thJonathan Bardier$81,767

Read the complete coverage of this event on the WPT website.

Phil Ivey Sues Crockfords Casino for £7.3Million

Phil Ivey, the legendary poker player has recently taken legal action against Britain`s oldest Casino Crockfords, for refusing to pay him £7.3m in winnings.

Winner of nine WSOP bracelets, Ivey, was trying his luck at the game of punto banco at Crockfords Casino. After an initial lull and a long grind of two days, Ivey managed to rake up a profit of £7.3m ($12.1 million) but the casino withheld payments and launched an investigation. Even after nine months (Ivey is owed this amount since August 12th, 2012) when Ivey didn`t get any positive result, he sued the Genting Group owned casino with his counsel initiating legal proceedings against the Casino last Tuesday.

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