Christopher Bonn: the winner at Casino Philadelphia

Casino Philadelphia of Harrah was the spectator of the enthronement of Christopher Bonn when this spot got the WSPC (World Series of Poker Circuit). The championship gathered a pack of 312 poker players who gave the $ 1,600 buy-in.

It was just a year that Casino Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was enrolled in the event of the World Series of Poker Circuit and this year, the pack increased by almost eleven percent over previous year with the involvement of poker players already following of the tour as Ari Engel, Andy Frankenberger, Todd Terry and Dennis Phillips. Following the Day Three, which was adverted by eleven survivors of the last days, the 9 final table players came in open when Rex Clinckscales and John Nelson was eliminated at the tenth and eleventh place.

It stayed after that only 9 poker players who were Eugene Fouksman, John Mitchell, Ken Silverstein, Cory Mascagni, Tuan Phan, Georgia Robinson, Mike Linster, Christopher Bonn and Pete Kaemmerlen. But after some hours, elimination followed and there were just two poker players, Ken Silverstein and Christopher Bonn, for the final game of this championship. Christopher Bonn received $ 109,760 for 1st spot, a World Series of Poker Circuit bracelet as well as a spot for the World Series of Poker Circuit National Championship in July.

Ken Silverstein got out of the final table along with a sum of $ 67,863 for his 2nd spot. In the final table, eliminated poker pros were all in the amount as the event included thirty-three paid positions: Cory Mascagni (4th-$ 36,407), Pete Kaemmerlen (3rd-$ 49,288), Georgia Robinson (9th-$ 10,130), Eugene Fouksman (6th-$ 20,845), John Mitchell (5th-$ 27,332), Mike Linster (7th-$ 16,146) and Tuan Phan (8th-$ 12,695).

POKER TOUR VISITS VIENNA

There were twenty-one poker players at the start of the Day 4, but at the day’s end, only 6 of them were elected for the last and final table of the WPT (World Poker Tour) Vienna. Among all the qualifies poker pros on the second day, we encountered Morten Christensen, Goswin Siemsen, Ognjen Sekularac, Ben Wilinofsky, Andrew Badecker, Wilhelm Fuhrer, Norbert Szécsi, Jurgen Reicht, Marko Neumann and Tristan Wade who filled the top ten of the final table.

Eugene Katachalov, who was victorious in the WPT Five Diamond and Roberto Romanello have been eliminated and told bye to their 2nd title of the event but both of them were paid for their spot. Among the players who were qualified for the 4th day, Norbert Szécsi, Goswin Siemsen, Benjamin Wilinofsky, Konstantin Tolokno, Ognjen Sekularac and Morten Christensen featured on the final table.

The last round continued for seven hours, but the audience experienced a tough fight among the players. The chip leader’s place changed many times before the final battle in which the Russian Konstantin Tolokno and Dane Morten Christensen finished up this poker championship. Morten Christensen was the last chip leader and held his advantage to snatch the win from the Russian. Morten Christensen, for his coronation, pocketed $ 410000 whereas Konstantin Tolokno took $ 251166 for his second place.

Norbert Szécsi eliminated by Wilinofsky was the first player to leave the table. Goswin Siemsen with $ 82106 fell at the fifth place; followed by Ognjen Sekularac at the fourth place and both of them were eliminated by Tolokno. Though Benjamin Wilinofsky surrendered at the 3rd place, yet still received $ 161,003.

KIM WINS IN ASIA

Andrew Kim has emerged victorious of the 2012 PokerStars.net Asian Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event. Andrew Kim from the US emerged as the winner over 268-player field and after the deal was made Kim earned KRW145, 000,000 for his victory. At the third and the final day of the tournament there were only 16 players remaining. After a few hours of play, the number was reduced to 9 and the final table was set in. In the first part of the day, things started to move steadily and Kenneth Wong was the first person to be eliminated.

During Level 21 with blinds at 8000/16,000/2000 there are preflop between Wong and Vincent Rubianes. Rubianes sent Wong out of the door in 9th place. He was followed by Daisuke Endo who was shown the door by Moritz Ortmann. After Endo exited, Taewook Kwon and Jose Severino fell in 7th and 6th place respectively. Sasa Zorc was eliminated in fifth place and then it came down to four players.

Kim was joined by Rubianes while Ortmann was with Rafaek Rodrigo. Based on the chip counts the group struck a deal and KRW 35,000,000 was left to be awarded to the champion. Ortmann and Rodrigo fell in the fourth and third place respectively and it was between Kim and Rubianes for the title. During most of the match, Kim remained in control. He picked his spots quite well and chipped away Rubianes steadily and finally emerged victorious.

STARS PLAYING FOR CHARITY

Numerous top and renowned professional poker players are supposed to take part in the A Cure Rolled Up Charity Poker Tournament in Richmond on 7th April.

The 7 p.m. program is a welfare for the Lupus Foundation of America to be held at the Holiday Inn on Staples Mill Road. It is confirmed that former world champions Greg Raymer, Jerry Yang and Andy Bloch will attend the event. Soon, the name of more pros will be announced.

Buy-in is $ fifty five if pre-registered; otherwise it is $ sixty five that includes Jerry Yang’s autographed copy of his book, “All In”. Through the first break, limitless re buys can be done for $ forty, with $ ten add-ons are available ahead the first hand is handled and at the 1st break. Participants begin with six thousand units, with two thousand more for the first add on and three thousand more for the second one. Levels will live for twenty minutes.

Buy-in is $ hundred, for the tournament, that includes book signing, lunch as well as clinic, along with $ twenty five entry.
Few days back, the first World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event kicked off at the Bicycle Casino. After more than thirteen hours of action, Brandon Crawford poses at the top of the leader-board. The main event drew in more around 537 entrants.

If you want to play poker like a true champion, then obviously you need some expert advice. According to reports, the 2007 World Series of Poker champion Jerry Yang. The champ will be in a charity tournament on 28th January, Saturday at the Soboba Casino.

The day begins with a book signing session with Jerry, followed by a poker session with the player. The tournament is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

Focus on: Jerry Yang

If you love a good story of rags to riches, then you’ll love Jerry Yang. He was born in 1967 in Laos, in a poor family and a dangerous country, which allowed him to remain humble even after he became WSOP Main Event champion in 2007. Yang’s nickname at the poker table is The Shadow.

Proving that it’s never too late to learn poker, Yang only started to play poker in 2005, when he was 37 years old. Two years later he won the $225 satellite in Temecula and he entered in the WSOP 2007. Before the WSOP he managed to finish in the money at four different events from California. When he reached the final table he was 8th in the chip count but he managed to get ahead and keep his chip lead once he got it. As he kept increasing his chip lead he also kept kicking out of the competition player after player. The final table took 12 hours and Yang managed to take home $8.25 million as the winner, with Tuan Lam as the runner up. Most of the wins that he had until 2009 were from that one WSOP event.

When he described his strategy at the tournament Yang explained that he analyzed his opponents and whenever he sensed weakness he pushed them as hard as he could. His strategy worked and the won his first and only bracelet so far at that World Series.

In 2010 Jerry won $75,000 after he finished in 5th place at the NBC Heads-Up Championship. At WSOP 2010 he finished in 195th place, taking home $3,114 in No-Limit Hold’em $1,500.

He is a hero to a lot of people, since he managed to win the Main Event of the World Series after just two years since he started playing poker.