Final Table Set at WPT Venice Grand Prix, Sexton Second

Final Table Set at WPT Venice Grand Prix, Sexton Second

Mar 29, 2013 | No Comments

Day 4 of WPT Venice Grand Prix has come to an end with the six players who will make up the WPT Televised Final Table finally set. The man who will make his way to that final table with the chip lead is Marcello Montagner, with 1.8 million, and he will be joined by WPT Host Mike Sexton. The only member of the final six not to hail from Italy.

Here’s the full list of players with chip counts:

Seat 1 – Xia Lin – 309,000
Seat 2 – Rocco Palumbo – 406,000
Seat 3 – Mike Sexton – 1,079,000
Seat 4 – Erion Islamay – 406,000
Seat 5 – Marcello Montagner – 1,805,000
Seat 6 – Robert Begni – 1,203,000

The final table starts tomorrow at 14:30 and the action will be available either through WPT Live Updates, or via WPT Live Stream in both English and Italian, respectively hosted by Jesse May and GicoDigitale.it Team Pro Giovanni Rizzo.

Day 4 started with 18 players left, and before it kicked off WPT Live Updates had the chance to catch up with both PartyPoker Pros Kara Scott and Mike Sexton, who both randomly started with the exact same chip count.

Unfortunately, Kara hit the rail in 13th place for a cash of €7200, followed by Winamax pro Ludovic Lacay (12th – €8,750).

The most striking moment of the day happened when WPT Grand Prix de Paris Champion Matt Salsberg called his opponent all-in on the turn, hoping double his stack with the set of 3s he hit on the flop. Unfortunately, a king on the river gave his opponent, Montagner, a straight, which spoiled Matt’s dream of a final table ( 7th for €20,800 ). However, his exit in 7th place means he is now tied with Paul Volpe atop the WPT Player of the Year lederboard, but that will be scant consolation for Salsberg.

WPT Heads to Biloxi for WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic

WPT Heads to Biloxi for WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic

Mar 29, 2013 | No Comments

World Poker Tour makes it’s way to the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi for the WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic, running from April 5 – 8.

Held in the IP Casino Resort Spa’s beautiful poker room, this $1,150 buy-in event features two Day 1s with re-entry.

Of course, there’s more to a WPT Regional event than just great poker, and the IP offers its guests a resort-like atmosphere that’s hard to beat. With it’s spa, Senses, and a beautiful pool area, it’s easy to relax after a long day at the table. And with a ton of great, on-site dining options including the 32 Steak House and Costa Cucina, grabbing a post-game meal is fast and easy.

Click here to view the full tournament schedule for the WPT Regional Mississippi IP Spring Classic

 

WPT Royal Flush Girl Brittany Bell Wins Big at WPT Legends of Poker

WPT Royal Flush Girl Brittany Bell Wins Big at WPT Legends of Poker

Mar 29, 2013 | No Comments

The WPT Royal Flush Girls had a blast while at The Bicycle Casino for WPT Legends of Poker, hanging out with the players and enjoying the casino. While at the casino, RFG Brittany even had a minute to sit down and play some table games, where she ended up winning big. She then took to the golf links to school some of the poker players. Overall, a very impressive weekend for Brittany.

Make sure to tune in to FSN at 8pm/11pm on Sunday night for all of the behind-the-scenes action from WPT Legends of Poker as a new WPT Champion is crowned.

Catch Up with WPT Royal Flush Girl Ivy Teves

Catch Up with WPT Royal Flush Girl Ivy Teves

Mar 28, 2013 | No Comments

The WPT Royal Flush Girls all lead pretty busy lives.

When they’re not travelling the world with the WPT, the girls spend their time like many of us do, pursuing other professional and personal interests that they find rewarding. For Ivy Teves, one of those interests includes hot cars, which explains why she’s the cover girl for the May issue of  Performance Auto and Sound Magazine. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of her cover shoot and be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine on your next trip to the news stand to read an interview with this hard-working WPT Royal Flush Girl.

To meet Ivy and WPT Royal Flush Girls Tugba, Angelique, and Danielle in person, be sure to stop by the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown starting April 11 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.

36 Players Remain at WPT Venice Grand Prix, Ludovic Lacay Leads

36 Players Remain at WPT Venice Grand Prix, Ludovic Lacay Leads

Mar 27, 2013 | No Comments

Day 2 of the Gioco Digitale.it WPT Venice Grand Prix has come to a close with 36 players left in the field as the money bubble approaches.

21 players will eventually survive that bubble and head toward the televised final table, where the final six will be playing for the $180,097 first-place prize, including a $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship at Bellagio.

Leading the way at the end of the day is Ludovic Lacay with 400,000 in chips. Steve Behm sits in second position with 270,000 chips while WPT Commentator Mike Sexton is fourth with 240,000 chips. Other notables remaining in the field include WPT Champions Club members Marvin Rettenmaier (140,000 chips), Giacomo Fundaro (90,000 chips) and Matt Salsberg who is primed for yet another deep run with a chip stack of 80,000.

ClubWPT.com qualifier Socrates Ioannides remains in the field, but is one of the short stacks with just 30,000 chips.

Follow WPT’s Live Updates for all of the action when play resumes tomorrow.

Phil Hellmuth at Gioco Digitale.it WPT Venice Grand Prix: Phantom of the Poker Table

Phil Hellmuth at Gioco Digitale.it WPT Venice Grand Prix: Phantom of the Poker Table

Mar 27, 2013 | No Comments

Say what you will about Phil Hellmuth, but the man knows how to make an entrance.

After years of arriving at poker tournaments dressed as a race car driver, Julius Caesar or a Roman gladiator, Hellmuth tried on a new persona for his entrance at the Gioco Digitale WPT Venice Grand Prix.

So how did the grand entrance work out?

Hellmuth was out of the tournament after playing just one level.

We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.

WPT Legends of Poker – Part 3: Max Steinberg vs. Raouf Malek vs. Josh Hale

WPT Legends of Poker – Part 3: Max Steinberg vs. Raouf Malek vs. Josh Hale

Mar 27, 2013 | No Comments

In this Sunday’s World Poker Tour episode, WPT Legends of Poker – Part 3, three of the players at this final table face off in one of the more interesting hands of the night. Max Steinberg, Raouf Malek and Josh Hale all make interesting moves during this hand, but we won’t spoil it by telling you who wins, you’ll just have to take a look yourself.

Make sure to tune in on Sunday at 8pm and 11pm local time to catch all of the action from The Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles as another WPT Champion will be crowned and another name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup.

WPT Season XI Ones to Watch: Dee Dozier

WPT Season XI Ones to Watch: Dee Dozier

Mar 26, 2013 | No Comments

This Sunday night at 8pm and 11pm local time on FSN, viewers will be tuning in to watch the coronation of a new WPT Champion when WPT Legends of Poker – Part 3 airs. During that episode, they’ll also get the chance to meet one of our WPT Season XI Ones to Watch, Dee Dozier. A talented poker player, actress and musician, Dee is coming off a stellar 2013 that saw her rack up more tournament cashes than any previous year in her career.

Check out the quick profile of Dee above and make sure to tune in to FSN on Sunday night at 8pm and 11pm local time to catch all of the action from the final table of WPT Legends of Poker.

bestbet Jacksonville Offering WPT bestbet Open Satellites, Big Cash Game

bestbet Jacksonville Offering WPT bestbet Open Satellites, Big Cash Game

Mar 25, 2013 | No Comments

With WPT bestbet Open just about a month away, bestbet Jacksonville is offering players the opportunity to win their way into the $3,500 buy-in WPT Main Event with a series of satellites running between now and the start of the tournament. On top of that, bestbet Jacksonville will be hosting a high stakes cash game scheduled to take place right before the WPT Main Event starts. Details on both the satellites and the high stakes game are below.

Satellites to WPT bestbet Open Main Event

$100 buy-in with $20 rebuys
Thursday, March 21, 13 7:00 PM
Monday, March 25, 13 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 26, 13 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 28, 13 7:00 PM
Monday, April 1, 13 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 2, 13 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 4, 13 7:00 PM
Monday, April 8, 13 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 9, 13 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 11, 13 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 16, 13 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 13 7:00 PM

$270 buy-in
Friday, March 22, 13 7:00 PM
Friday, March 29, 13 7:00 PM
Friday, April 5, 13 7:00 PM
Friday, April 12, 13 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 13, 13 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 14, 13 7:00 PM
Friday, April 19, 13 7:00 PM

$390 buy-in
Wednesday, April 3, 13 12:00 PM
Saturday, April 6, 13 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 10, 13 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17, 13 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 20, 13 7:00 PM
Sunday, April 21, 13 7:00 PM
Monday, April 22, 13 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 23, 13 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 24, 13 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 13 3:00 PM
Thursday, April 25, 13 7:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 13 3:00 PM
Friday, April 26, 13 7:00 PM

High Stakes Cash Game

Game details:

  • Minimum buy-in $50,000
  • No Limit hold’em or 1/2 NLH, 1/2 PLO
  • Scheduled start time Wednesday 4/24 at 2:00 PM

Contact Saige at (702) 622-2300 to reserve your spot on the list and for wire instructions.