PokerStars weekend review (September 9, 2013)
The first leg of the European Poker Tour's tenth season came to an end this weekend having paid out more than €17m in prize pool with 9,167 entries from more than 3,200 players. That's a whole lot of cheese, but still not as much as we expect to see getting paid out during the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) which started yesterday.
WCOOP is a huge $40,000,000 guaranteed tournament but isn't the only place you can find action online. Check out the final table finishers from lots of our regular weekly tournament by clicking here.
Tom 'hitthehole' Middleton took top honours in the EPT Main Event beating after Kimmo Kurko to take the trophy and €942,000. Read the report here, and about the back-and-forth of the four-handed deal negotiations.
Vitaly Lunkin had earlier won the Super HIgh Roller for €771,300 beating Erik Seidel heads-up. Daniel Negreanu had an up-and-down festival having bust out of the High Roller in controversial circumstances only to regroup and almost win the entire thing. As it was, Thomas Muhlocker performed a remarkable turnaround in the heads up to book the win and €390,700. Negreanu had to settle for €263,800. Read the full report here.
Satellites are now running for EPT London.
Billy "The Croc" Argyros won APPT Melbourne for A$134,500 after a three-way chop that saw Bowdy Tolhopf (A$166,000) and sometime EPTLive contributor David Yan ($133,000) also handsomely rewarded. It had been a while since the Australian Hall of Famer had picked up the winner's cheque.
"I can't believe it! I can't believe it! I haven't won a poker tournament since Cleopatra was water skiing down the Nile!" said Argyros.
Rick Dacey is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.