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As the CardPlayerLifeStyle poker blog reported back in July, 2008 WSOP Main Event champion Peter Eastgate no longer wants to be a part of the poker world. Having made his fortune (over $9 million) in poker, Eastgate cited lost interest in the game and wishes to move on to other pursuits.
As the chorus of the much-beloved Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” goes, “you gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em”. Fearing legal action in light of a new state supreme court ruling, Full Tilt Poker walked away, while PokerStars chose to run – out of the state of Washington.
Proving that her recent North American Poker Tour (NAPT) Mohegan Sun $750,000 win wasn’t a fluke, Vanessa Selbst scored big again at the €8,500 buy-in main event of the Partouche Poker Tour. This prestigious win in a field of 764 players is Selbst’s biggest success to date, carrying a €1.3 million payday.
With the 2010 World Series of Poker now officially wrapped up, we here at the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog thought it would be interesting to serve our readers up some fun tidbits about the WSOP. Here you go, in no particular order:
Jonathan Duhamel has won the 2010 WSOP Main Event. The 23-year-old professional poker player became the first Canadian World Champion and had a payday of almost $9 million. Duhamel enjoyed a memorable run to defeat the 8 other remaining November Niners, the most famous of whom was Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, who finished 5th.
Lost in all of the hullabaloo of Michael Mizrachi making the final table of this year’s WSOP Main Event, with a chance to tie for Player of the Year honors, was the man who was already guaranteed to at least be the co-winner, Frank Kassela.
With the entire poker world watching their every move, after 4 long months of waiting, the November Nine took their seats at this year’s WSOP Main Event Final table. After a grueling 13-hour session, 2 professional poker players, Jonathan Duhamel and John Racener, emerged from the milieu, and will reconvene on Monday November 8th to play heads-up for the title.
Inductions to poker’s Hall of Fame have become an annual ritual during the ceremonies surrounding the World Series of Poker main event final table. As the November niners prepare for combat on the felt, two legends of the game are preparing to be enshrined as poker Hall of Famers.
Just when you thought the poker world had seen everything, here comes a headline that is sure to make you go: “WHAT?!” Just last week, a $400 buy-in tournament was held at the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods that attracted almost 1,000 players. As is typical in many tournaments, as the field dwindles, blinds escalate, and payouts rise, prompting the remaining players to consider a chop so as to maximize cash out potential rather than risk bad luck and earn less money.