Who said men are sharper in playing cards? We have women poker players who could give the men players a run for their money in the poker world.
If you are poker enthusiasts then you would surely have heard of Vanessa Selbst, a professional poker player and also the all-time highest earner in the female circuit.
She was also in the race for Card Player of the Year and that takes a lot of consistency in a sustained period of one year in the circuit. However it is a small period of time for evaluating a player’s achievement and Vanessa was termed as the most consistent player in the past half decade.
She has a career winning of $10.5 million and is a team member of Team Pokerstars Pro where her username is spelt “V.Selbst.” if you are a New Yorker then she is your neighbor living in Brooklyn, and she has logged an impressive playing time of 10 years where she started with PLO cash games and live NLHE. She made the brake in to live tournaments in 2007, and then there was no turning back, except for a break of two years when she attended law school.
She owns three WSOP bracelets and the only woman in the circuit to have achieved the distinction in open events. Year 2010 was her best year, where she won $750, 000 and the top spot at the North American Poker Tour, held at Mohegan Sun. she also won $200,000 when she ended fourth in the EPT London High Roller Event.
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The final of The EPT Grand € 25,000 high roller associated with the 2015 PokerStars as well as Monte-Carlo reached its conclusion on the Friday Night declaring the Charlie Carrel, a 21 year poker player, the winner of the tournament.
This is a single re-entry tournament that succeeded in getting total 215 entries. On the very first day, it got 159 unique entries, and then on the third day it got three; so it got total 162 total unique entries. Moreover, it also got total 53 re-entries: 42 on very first day and 11 entries on second day. Thus, due to these entries, the prize pool of € 5,267,500 was created, and the lucky 21 years old player, Charlie Carrel got the chance to grab the first worth € 1.114 million.
The event was very lucky for this player who topped the tournament because it is his career’s first tournament that offers as huge amount as €25 K, so it is a biggest achievement for him. However, it is not the only achievement that he has grabbed so for. Before it in November, he topped the tournament named Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final grabbing 212 entries and won the £ 108,625. And it has not been 2 months, when he also successful saved fifth position in the tournament named EPT Malta, a €10,000 High Roller, and he could win € 183,800. Continue reading Charlie Carrel: The Winner Of The Final Of EPT11 Grand
Global Poker Index each week releases a list of poker players from 300 top tournaments played across the world and rank them according to their performance. The Index uses a formula where it takes six half year period results of the player in to account. The GPI also rank top performers using a point system used by USA Today Global Poker Index point system and takes two six months periods to calculate that.
Dzmitry Urbanovich topped the leaderboard last week after a sudden jump to the top of the 2015 Global Poker Index Player of the Year battle, and this was owed to his success in the European circu it where he won three side events in European Poker Tour Malta series and he accounted for two more final tables.
Before the end of the series Urbanovich is likely to claim a fourth EPT tournament which is a record, while winning €220 buy-in Crazy Pineapple Turbo event with added some more POY points to his tally. Results derived from Malta also threw up surprises in the POY race, which saw Connor Drinan making it to the second spot that he achieved by winning four cashes, a runner up finish at the €25,500 High Roller and also the €10,300 High Roller cash. Continue reading Dzmitry Urbanovich on top of Global Poker Index, Stephen Chadwick jumps to 12th spot from 45
Every week the Global Poker Index releases a 300-poker players list that ranks the best based on various factors and a surreptitious patented formula. This gives a chance for underdogs who are continuously improving their results to get the limelight. The US sharks still dominate the list substantially; however, other nationals are faring well. On the February 26th compilation, the GPI released its list as usual, among the players in the circular is Joao Vieira, he is Portuguese and has been around the poker industry for quite some time. Though his resume is a succinct piece when compared with top-ranked players, it is worth poring over. He garnered 2440.50 GPI points to place 79th, his penultimate position was 124th, and this shows an improvement. Delving into his significant tournaments where he has appeared, he lacks EPT, WPT or WSOP accolades but seems to be on the right track.
As aforementioned, Vieira’s covered events date a few years ago, he was spotted first in the PokerStars European Poker Tour Main Event in Barcelona in 2012 where he finished 41st to walk away with €16,800 and later in the €10,000 High Roller in the same tournament placing 8th to net €32,630. Continue reading Joao Vieira experience shows poker is a challenge but pays in the long-term