New year for Twitter Poker League

ps_news_thn.jpgA new year, and with it a new season of the Twitter Poker League with 1,119 players turning out for the first event of the fifth season. "Widush" was the winner this week, and walked away with $191.12 for first place as well as 20 points on a brand new leaderboard. As ever we had a few volunteers to be bounty players for the night, with 100FPP on each of their heads "PJHoutman", "AlexRules07", "3xBB" and "xTheCouzx" saw more than the usual #tpoker action.

Bounty player "xTheCouzx" was telling us all on twitter (@TheCouz) that he was pretty tired over in Japan, but I don't think anyone can blame him for shoving his [Kd Kh] on the flop of J♣ T♦ 9♦, sadly though the turn was an unlikely K♣ and the river 3♣ was of no help. "Blueblue500" showed J♦ Q♣ for a straight, Nine to King to knock him out and claim the first 100FPP bounty of the night.

A four way all-in lead to "3xBB" aka. @ajcairns being eliminated despite making two pair on the flop, and 100FPP was awarded to "Stoni2712" who made the bigger of the two flushes in that hand.

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"Guindaia" rivered a flush with J♥ 9♥ to beat the K♣ K♠ of PJHoutman (@PjotrFolds) and claim one of the 100FPP bounties for himself.

AlexRules07 (@AlexRules07) was involved in an interesting pot when his bounty was claimed, his pocket tens were unable to hold against the K♥ [10h] and K♠ 5♠ of "LOSC ARMY88" and "oscaralas" on a board of K♣ 2♦ A♥ 9♠ 9♥ and he finished in 231st. Just like the pot, we split the bounty and award both players 50FPP.

After the second break of the game came to a close we were only 8 people away from the money, 162 players were paid in total and were also awarded at least 5 points for the leaderboard. Everyone who takes part in the twitter poker league receives 1 point, you get 5 points if you make the money and should you be lucky enough to reach the final table there are even more points for you. All the points across the 8 week season are used to crown the champion and award $2,100 worth of bi-monthly prizes.

Our final 9 players that fought hard over those leaderboard points and the remaining prize money were: "Gobbluecp66", "Sharoun", "Weboscolgand", "Jojase", "Widush", "Tiscali1", "Borciu", "Joseli10"and bounty winner "LOSC ARMY88". It was a slow and steady final table, with good solid poker from everyone. Our favourite hand was also the final hand of the evening.

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"Widush" slow played his flopped full house wonderfully, "gobluecp66" was certain that he had the best hand on the river as he re-raised all-in, but was snap called by this week's winner, and now current league leader. Congratulations to all who made the final table this week, here are the results in full:


Widush (Vrable) $191.12
Gobluecp66 (Charlotte) $139.87
Borciu (Debica) $106.19
Sharoun (Topkanovo) $76.09
Ticasli1 (Zuidholland) $55.39
Weboscolgand (Albacete) $44.20
Jojase (Zaragoza) $33.01
Joseli10 (Motril) $21.82
LOSC ARMY88 (Tournai) $12.08

That's it for this week in the Twitter Poker League, well done all. Registration is now open for next week, tourney ID: 349072851. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Giovanni Pellegrini
@PokerStars in News