Final Table Set For WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Final Table Set For WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Nov 13, 2012 | No Comments

After three days of poker action at WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble final table will be getting under way in just a few short minutes, so here’s a quick look at the participants at this final table:

Noah Schwartz aka McLovin is from Miami, Florida


Age: 26
Chip count: 6.2 million – chip leader

  • This is his 4th WPT final table (Season VI Borgata, Season IX Festa al Lago, Season X LAPC)
  • Has been playing poker for 8 years.
  • Would describe his style as nitty.

Noah won Day 3 Player of the Day and below is his interview with Diana Cox after play wrapped last night:

Hans Winzeler is from Miami, Florida


Age: 26
Chip count: 1,965,000

  • Has been playing poker for 8 years and this his first WPT FT
  • Made back to back WSOP 5k final tables
  • Started playing on Party Poker

Brian Seni is from Connecticut
Age: 26
Chip count: 1,865,000

  • Went to Tulane University
  • Has been playing poker for 3 years
  • Biggest tournament cash is 25k

Lee Markholt is from Washington state
Age: 49
Chip count: 1,720,000

  • Going for his 2nd WPT title since Season VI World Poker Challenge
  • Has been playing poker for 24 years
  • Has 22 WPT cashes out of 101 tournaments played on the tour

Byron Kaverman is from Columbus, Ohio
Age: 26
Chip count: 1,075,000

  • Has been playing poker for 8 years
  • Studies at Tiffin University (Psychology)
  • In Season X he finished 4th at Grand Prix de Paris, and 7th at WPT Jacksonville besetbet Open

Ryan Hartmann is from Minnesota
Age: 34
Chip count: 1,400,000

  • Has been playing poker for 8 years
  • This is his first WPT event
  • Won a Heartland Poker Tour event and finished 3rd in another

Here are the payouts they’ll be competing for:

1st: $402,970
2nd: $236,592
3rd: $153,403
4th: $106,848
5th: $77,083
6th: $61,819

WPT Live Updates will be bringing you all of the action and the WPT Live Stream will be on a 30 minute delay with hole cards featuring Tony Dunst and Jonathan Little with expert commentary.

Christophe Palmeri Claims Victory at WPT National Gruissan

Christophe Palmeri Claims Victory at WPT National Gruissan

Nov 12, 2012 | No Comments

Congratulations to Christophe Palmeri, winner of the €1,650 PartyPoker.fr WPT National Gruissan Main Event at Casino Le Phoebus.

Palmeri, a 46-year-old local player, earned €91,000, including a seat into the 2013 WPT Grand Prix de Paris, for his victory over 24-year-old Nicolas Le Floch. Le Floch, who earned his tournament entry through a satellite on PartyPoker.fr, takes home €58,700 for second place.

Payouts for the final table are listed below:

  1. Christophe Palmeri – €91,000, including a €7,500 entry to the 2013 WPT Grand Prix de Paris
  2. Nicolas Le Floch – €58,700
  3. Pierre-Jo Chiarelli – €37,700
  4. Dominique Franchi – €28,000
  5. Julia Vassort – €21,000
  6. Maxime Colom – €16,700
  7. Djabraynne Bouhlala – €13,900
Jonathan Little to Join WPT Live Stream for WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Jonathan Little to Join WPT Live Stream for WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble

Nov 12, 2012 | No Comments

As WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble heads toward a final table – as of publish time there are 20 players remaining – it was just confirmed that two-time WPT Champion Jonathan Little will be joining WPT analyst Tony Dunst and the WPT Live Stream crew to provide expert insight and commentary for that final table.

Here’s Jonathan’s tweet regarding the announcement:

As Jonathan mentioned, the WPT Live Stream will start at 2:30pm ET on a 30 minute delay from actual play. The WPT Live Stream is embedded below, or can be see at the WPT Live Stream page.

Jonathan Little has accumulated nearly $5 million in live poker tournament earnings over his six-year career, including victories at WPT Mirage Poker Showdown and WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals and WPT Season VI Player of the Year honors.

Make sure to keep an eye on WPT Live Updates to see who will be making it through to the final table. As of right now, Ryan Hartmann is the chip leader followed closely by three-time WPT final tablist Noah Schwartz. Other notables still alive include Justin Zaki, John Racener, Byron Kaverman, Jonathan Aguiar, WPT Champion Lee Markholt, Darryll Fish and James Calderaro.

ClubWPT: Listen to Live Play-by-Play Action on Hold ‘Em Radio

ClubWPT: Listen to Live Play-by-Play Action on Hold ‘Em Radio

Nov 10, 2012 | No Comments

This Sunday, ClubWPT players are getting a second chance to play their way to one of World Poker Tour’s most prestigious events; the $10,000 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio.

The winner of this online qualifier will receive a $12,000 prize package, including a tournament buy-in, round-trip airfare (1 person), and 7 nights accommodation, along with the chance to play their way to the tournament’s televised final table, which will appear on FOX Sports Net early next year. The question is, why wait until 2013 to become a media star when you can find yourself featured on Hold ‘Em Radio this weekend.

You read that right. Hold ‘Em Radio is broadcasting this Sunday’s WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic qualifier tournament live on Sunday, starting at 1pm ET (10am PT). So, even if you can’t make it to the tables on Sunday, you can tune into Hold ‘Em Radio and follow all of the action online. And, if you want to comment on the day’s play, just head to the Chat Room to share your opinions with the broadcast team.

Note: WPT $10,000 Seat prize winner’s option. The winner (1st place) of this tournament in November may substitute in place of the seat, a one-time cash payment of $2,500. The choice of prize substitution must be made in writing and once made is final. See Official Tournament Rules for more information on this tournament.

This prize is NON-TRANSFERRABLE and CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THE SEASON XI WPT DOYLE BRUNSON FIVE DIAMOND WORLD POKER CLASSIC.

Two Tournaments on Two Continents = One Big Weekend

Two Tournaments on Two Continents = One Big Weekend

Nov 9, 2012 | No Comments

Poker fans have plenty of action to keep them entertained this weekend, with two separate WPT events running on each side of the Atlantic.

In Florida, players are currently competing in Day 1A of the WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble. This event – whose final table will be live streamed beginning at 2:30pm ET on Tuesday, November 13 – features two Day 1s, with re-entry on each day. While some pros, like Daniel NegraneauJon Turner, and WPT Season XI Ones to Watch Amanda Musumeci have already been sent to the rail for the remainder of today, others like Phil Hellmuth, Daryl Fish, and Faraz Jaka are working to move their way up the leader board.

You can follow all of the  action over at the Live Updates page.

Meanwhile, a record field turned out for the PartyPoker.fr WPT National Gruissan tournament at Casino Le Phoebus in Gruissan, France. With 268 entries through Days 1A and 1B, this tournament generated a total prize pool of €385,920 and a first-place prize worth €91,000, including a seat into the 2013 WPT Grand Prix de Paris at the famed Aviation Club de France. WPT Champions Club members Guillaume Darcourt and Bruno Fitoussi, and WPT World Championship runner-up  are just a few of the notable players remaining in the event.

Live streaming of the tournament’s final table will take place starting at 4:30pm CET on PartyPoker.fr.

Second Chance: Win $12,000 WPT Five Diamond Package on ClubWPT Sunday

Second Chance: Win $12,000 WPT Five Diamond Package on ClubWPT Sunday

Nov 8, 2012 | No Comments

Last Sunday, online poker players flocked to the virtual ClubWPT tables to battle it out for a $12,000 package to WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from December 4-9, and now they will get another chance to do so this Sunday, November 11, at 1pm ET.

This is a late addition to ClubWPT’s November schedule. There will be no satellite qualifiers to this event. However, players can enter this tournament directly for just 1,000 TP’s.

The seat winner will receive entry into WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic as well as seven nights accommodation and travel allowance for one person. This package has an estimated value of $12,000. If the cost is below that amount, the difference will be awarded to the winner in cash.

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

First Prize – One (1) buy-in (buy-in plus tournament fee) to the Season XI WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event.

Prize Pool Value: $12,000

The total value of this package will be $12,000 and will include an entry to the Main Event, seven night’s accommodation and airfare (1 person) to and from the destination.
Dates of World Poker Tour Main Events are subject to change.

Date and Time – Sunday, November 11th at 1:00PM ET

Note: WPT $10,000 Seat prize winner’s option. The winner (1st place) of this tournament in November may substitute in place of the seat, a one-time cash payment of $2,500. The choice of prize substitution must be made in writing and once made is final. See Official Tournament Rules for more information on this tournament.

This prize is NON-TRANSFERRABLE and CAN ONLY BE USED FOR THE SEASON XI WPT DOYLE BRUNSON FIVE DIAMOND WORLD POKER CLASSIC and LOCATION.

ClubWPT Qualifier Heads to WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble

ClubWPT Qualifier Heads to WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble

Nov 7, 2012 | No Comments

Aerospace engineer, real estate agent, poker player. Add “Club WPT qualifier” to that list and you have an accurate description of Tim N., who just touched down in Jacksonville to claim the seat he won on ClubWPT for WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble.

The 46-year-old currently lives in Yorba Linda, Calif., and has been playing poker in some form or another since 2006 and started in casinos and online in 2008. While he only started playing on ClubWPT three months ago, he is already all the way across the country on World Poker Tour’s dime and playing for the chance to win a sizable chunk of change. With a wife of 25 years and two kids at home, he’ll be looking to do them proud when he takes on some of the biggest names in poker this Friday, including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth.

With a payday of $116,000 already under his belt from a major online poker tournament, Tim is no stranger to playing for big money and will be aiming to best that payday when he sits down at bestbet Jacksonville.

“I just want to play well,” said Tim. “It would be awesome to win it.”

Tim joins the already impressive list of pros that will be heading to Jacksonville over the next couple of days to take advantage of the popularity of poker in Florida recently. During WPT Season X, World Poker Tour events in Jacksonville awarded almost $3 million in prize money over the span of two tournaments and WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble in Season XI looks to be no different.

Make sure to stay up to date on all of the action from bestbet Jacksonville with WPT Live Updates, and keep an eye on Tim… he could go all the way.

World Poker Tour Announces 2013 WPT Tournament Schedule
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World Poker Tour Announces 2013 WPT Tournament Schedule

Nov 6, 2012 | No Comments

Sean Jazayeri won 2012 WPT LA Poker Classic in WPT Season X. Who will hoist the 2013 WPT Champions Cup at WPT LA Poker Classic in Season XI?

WPT Finishes Season XI with Combination of New Tournaments and Iconic Events

In a season already highlighted by impressive growth into new regions of the globe, World Poker Tour will build on its distinguished tournament schedule by visiting nine of the most prestigious venues in the United States and Europe before concluding its 11th season during Champions Week at Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The New Year begins with a return visit to a favorite venue as World Poker Tour heads to the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey for the new $3,500 WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open beginning January 27. Coming just a few months after the WPT Borgata Poker Open, which drew more than 1,100 entrants in September, the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open features a $2 million guarantee and is expected to start 2013 in impressive style.

“By working with a combination of existing and new partners throughout Season XI, WPT is constantly seeking to provide players around the world with access to high-quality tournaments and one-of-a-kind poker experiences that no one else can offer,” said WPT CEO, Steve Heller. “After first-ever stops in Johannesburg, South Africa and Sanya, China in 2012 – along with repeat visits to popular venues such as Aviation Club de France in Paris and Bellagio in Las Vegas –it’s obvious that World Poker Tour remains the best choice for players who want to maximize the value of their tournament buy-in while also being able to compete against world-class competition on one of the biggest stages in the game today.”

From Atlantic City, World Poker Tour will take its show on the road throughout both the United States and Europe, including the first of two stops in Florida when WPT rolls into Hollywood for the $3,500 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Feb 8 – Feb 12). From Florida, the tour jumps across the Atlantic to the €3,500 PartyPoker.com WPT Vienna (Feb 18 – Feb 23) at the famed Montesino Casino in Austria.

While the final table in Austria is playing out, World Poker Tour will already be starting its next event in Los Angeles, California where the tour’s cameras will set up for 2013’s first televised tournament, the $10,000 WPT L.A. Poker Classic held at the iconic Commerce Casino (Feb 23 – Feb 28). After adding a new name to the prestigious WPT Champions Cup in L.A., the tour’s cast, crew, and cameras will head north to Silicon Valley for the year’s only bounty event, the $7,500 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star where players receive cash rewards for eliminating the game’s biggest names from the tournament (March 4 – March 8).

High tech gives way to high style at the next event when World Poker Tour heads to stunning Barcelona, Spain for the €3,500 PartyPoker.es WPT Barcelona on the shores of the sunny Mediterranean. (April 5 – April 10). The tour jumps from one beautiful coast to another when WPT’s cameras roll again at one of the year’s most anticipated events, the $5,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (April 11 – April 16).

As always, World Poker Tour will end Season XI with its two biggest events of the year, the $100,000 WPT Super High Roller Championship and the $25,000 WPT World Championship, both held during Champion’s Week at Bellagio (May 18 – May 24).

To complement this impressive roster of 2013 WPT Main Events, World Poker Tour is also offering an additional nine National events throughout Europe and Southern Africa. Held throughout Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Cyprus and Mauritius, these popular tournaments offer players around the globe a World Poker Tour experience at affordable buy-ins.

World Poker Tour Schedule – 2013

Tournament Name

Hosting Casino / Location

Date

Buy-In + Entry Fee

# of Day 1s

Re-Entry

Guarantee & Sponsor

WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open (Live Stream)

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jan 27 –  Feb 1, 2013

$3,300 + $200 = $3,500

2

Yes

$2,000,000

ClubWPT

WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open (Live Stream)

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida

Feb 8 – Feb 12, 2013

$3,250 + $175 + $75 = $3,500

2

Yes

$750,000

ClubWPT

PartyPoker.com WPT Vienna (Live Stream)

Montesino Casino, Vienna, Austria

Feb 18 – Feb 23, 2013

€3,200 + €300 = €3,500

2

Yes

PartyPoker.com

WPT L.A. Poker Classic (TV)

Commerce Casino, Commerce, California

Feb 23 – Feb 28, 2013

$9,600 + $400 = $10,000

1

No

ClubWPT

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star (TV)

Bay 101 Casino, San Jose, California

March 4 – March 8, 2013

$7,150 – $350 = $7,500

2

Yes

ClubWPT

PartyPoker.es WPT Barcelona (Live Stream)

Casino Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

April 5 – April 10, 2013

€3,200 + €300 = €3,500

2

Yes

PartyPoker.es

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown (TV)

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida

April 11 – April 16, 2013

$4,700 +$150 + $150 = $5,000

2

Yes

ClubWPT

WPT World Championship (TV)

Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

May 18 – May 24, 2013

$25,000 + $500 = $25,500

1

No

TBD

ClubWPT

WPT Super High Roller Championship (TV)

Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada

May 21 – May 23, 2013

$100,000

1

Yes

TBD

ClubWPT

World Poker Tour National Schedule – 2013

Tournament Name

Hosting Casino / Location

Date

Buy-In + Entry Fee

# of Day 1s

Re-Entry

Guarantee & Sponsor

PKR WPT National: Dublin (Live Stream)

CityWest Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Jan 3 – Jan 6, 2013

€1,200 + €120 = €1,320

2

Yes

PKR

PartyPoker.fr WPT National: Paris (Live Stream)

Aviation Club de France, Paris, France

Jan 10 – Jan 14, 2013

€1,500 + €150 = €1,650

2

Yes

PartyPoker.fr

Win2Day.be WPT National: Brussels (Live Stream)

Grand Casino, Brussels, Belgium

Feb 14 – Feb 18, 2013

€1,500 + €150 = €1,650

2

Yes

Win2Day.be

WPT National: Cyprus (Live Stream)

Merit Grand Casino, Cyprus

March 1 – March 5, 2013

$2,000 + $200 = $2,200

2

Yes

PMU.fr WPT National: Mauritius (Live Stream)

Ti Vegas Casino, Mauritius

March 5 – March 10, 2013

€1,360 + €140 = €1,500

2

Yes

PMU.fr

PartyPoker.fr WPT National: Cannes (Live Stream)

Le Croisette Casino, Cannes, France

April 11 – April 15, 2013

€1,500 + €150 = €1,650

2

Yes

PartyPoker.fr

PartyPoker.es WPT National: Marbella (Live Stream)

Casino Marbella, Spain

April 20 – April 25, 2013

€1,500 + €150 = €1,650

2

Yes

PartyPoker.es

PMU.fr WPT National: Annecy (Live Stream)

Imperial Casino, d’Annecy, France

May 16 – May 20, 2013

€1,500 + €150 = €1,650

2

Yes

PMU.fr

 

Stewart Newman Wins WPT Regional: STAX Poker Lounge Fall Poker Classic

Stewart Newman Wins WPT Regional: STAX Poker Lounge Fall Poker Classic

Nov 5, 2012 | No Comments

Yesterday, Day 2 of WPT Regional: STAX Poker Lounge Fall Poker Classic began at 1:00pm ET at Level 12 with 50 players remaining out of the three starting days, Days 1A, 1B and 1C. Just four levels and a little more than four hours later, 40 players had been eliminated and the final table was set. However, from there play ground to a halt and final table play proceeded very slowly until another seven hours later, Stewart Newman was awarded 1st place and the WPT trophy.

As chip leader throughout the majority of the final table, it was only fitting that Stewart be awarded 1st place and the WPT trophy. Stewart is a native of Tampa, Florida and has been playing poker ever since he could remember. He has cashed in a couple of side events at previous Coconut Creek tournaments. He’s a Florida poker regular who played in a previous WPT event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. As far as what he will do with his earnings, he said that he will most likely just keep playing poker.

The top four payouts were as follows:

1) Stewart Newman – $28,012 + WPT trophy
2) Roberto Alberro – $22,100
3) Ryan Garitta – $22,073
4) Jonathan Marks – $18,940

The next stop for the WPT Regional & National Series is at WPT National Gruissan at Casino Le Phoebus in Gruissan, France, for a €1,650 (Re-Entry) tournament that begins this Thursday, November 8, at 1pm local time.