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
Poker is growing at an alarming rate both online and live events, the industry is estimated to be worth billions of dollars at the global level. Perhaps this prompted the US government to make the law stricter for poker games with the events of the Black Friday that saw widespread crackdown of major casinos. Despite this, American professional poker players continue trailblazing in excellence in the casinos.
Undoubtedly, you cannot peruse the poker heroes’ books without coming across a name of an American-based player who has won venerable titles and grand prize money. One of the US poker contestants who have left an illustrious resume with significant winnings is Abraham Mosseri.
Mosseri has clinched the World Series of Poker bracelet in the $2,500 Triple Draw Lowball tournament alongside $165,521 in 2007. Along the same lines, he has final tabled twice at the WSOP, remarkable is the $10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split-Eight or Better tournament where he placed 7th. In the following year, he emerged 8th in the WSOP $10,000 Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better Championships. Continue reading Abraham Mosseri is among the eclipsed but yet tough poker players in the US