• KK no good! by : April 17, 2016

    Brazilian player living in Angola, Nilson Pascoal made a raise to 17,5k after big stack Mohammad Abu-Hadbah flat called under the gun. Mohammad shoved on an Ace high flop and Pascoal insta-folded and showed KK! Mohammad shows the Ace!Shadley Abrahams was moved to another table and the change did not agree with him. He is eliminated but at least his wife is still playing and gives him a consolation kiss.Werner Smith has been playing solidly since he was moved to ...

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  • Cornelli the crusher by : April 16, 2016

    There are three Cornellis left in he tournament. Peter, Andrea and Ryan. Andrea has some pedigree having won big tournaments before and being a very patient small ball player. He has under 100k but is adamant that he will cash and be back tomorrow. David is also a grinder but got a big hand earlier and is up to 275k. He is probably sitting around 10th in chips. Ryan gets a glowing recommendation from dad Andrea saying he is a ...

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  • Honesty in poker by : April 16, 2016

    Another big hand for Abu-Hadba! Hawkins opened preflop with a raise to 7k and was called by Abu-Had a in late position and Abrahams out of the BB. Ac 5h 10s prompted Hawkins to move all in for about 80k. Abu-Had a snap-called and Abrahams went into the tank. After a few minutes Abu-Had a called time prompting a reaction from Abrahams. Abrahams timed out and folded and showed 55! Hawkins showed AK and Abu-Had a 10 10! Hawkins heads home lamenting all the ...

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  • All action at WPT Main Event by : April 16, 2016

    Taariq Jaftha falls to Stefan Ostlind in a huge pot! Ostlind showed QQ after the community cards paired up and Taariq mucked exiting the tournament and making Ostlind one of the chip leaders with nearly 500k. (Jaftha mentioned later that he had Jacks!)Graeme Hawkins made a great laydown when he got into a pretty big hand with George Kramvis. Hawkins made it 3x BB to play (6,000) and was repopped by Kramvis to 26,000. The flop was KQ8 and Kramvis ...

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  • WPT Main Event Prizes by : April 16, 2016

    Ray Rahme just lost most of his stack to Muaaz Gani. On a Q 8 2 flop, Ray flopped top two pair and Muaaz bottom set. No help for Ray… Luckily for Ray, Muaaz hadn’t amassed his usual stack by this stage.Peter de Necker managed to blow his chip lead by shipping all his chips to Shaun Naidoo when his flush draw couldn’t fill up. He has been eliminated and won’t be playing for the top prize of R885,390.2nd place ...

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  • Below 100 at WPT Main Event by : April 16, 2016

    Neil Singh marches on. In an upraised pot, Neil Singh, Daniel Lamberti, Lisa and Craig saw a flop of 10c Qc 5c. Neil bet a mere 2,000 and only Lisa came along. The turn wasn’t a club not did it paid he board. Neil again bet out 3,000 and Lisa made it 6,000. Neil reraised another 12,000 and Lisa moved in causing Neil,to snap with the nut flush A8. Lisa had the unfortunate J9 club but at least had one out ...

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  • The sucker at the table by : April 16, 2016

    Poker is a fun and funny game. Table 15 is getting its fair share of laughs with Neil Singh being his usual jovial self and engaging with everyone. He is also amassing chips with his ATC approach to poker.The Main event also seems a bit more “alive” than other events so their is a lot of conversation and a lot of laughter punctuated by groans of defeat and screams of delight. This all speaks to the core of how I ...

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  • WPT Main Event begins by : April 15, 2016

    Over 150 players are already seated at the tables for the Emperors Palace National Poker Championship Main Event.At a very reasonable R11,000 this is going to be a hugely subscribed event. Plus, being a Main Event, the blind levels plod along at a sedate one hour pace allowing people to pick their spots. Late registration and re-entries are available till the second level of tomorrow morning.Many of the usual suspects are here as well as quite a few new faces ...

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  • WPT High Roller Champ is Gio! by : April 15, 2016

    Once we got down to four-handed, other than Gio, the dynamic at the table changed. Gio was the overwhelming chip leader with George Kramvis second, Nahum Lum third and Mandy trailing. The three short stacks were quite similar.We played a few hands and eventually a deal was reached with Gio taking R900,000 for first place and the three other players sharing the balance and taking home over R440,000 thousand each.Congratulations to all the winners....

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  • WPT High Roller overnight Counts by : April 15, 2016

    Play ended at 3:20 am with the following counts:Seat 1Nahum Lum       585,000.00Seat 2Mandy Miller   1,630,000.00Seat 3Daniel Lamberti       335,000.00Seat 4George Kramvis       345,000.00Seat 5Alvin Pillay   1,370,000.00Seat 6Giovanni Zanette   3,235,000.00Th prizes:1st         1,000,0002nd             581,3003rd             374,0004th             378,0005th             204,0006th             160,500In one of the first hands of the morning, Gio Zanette took a huge chunk out of Pillay’s stack....

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