PokerStars weekend review (12-17-12)

December 17, 2012

New school or old skool, it really doesn’t matter: class will always shine through. On the one hand you have Ramzi Jelassi, one of the leading proponents of aggressive Scandi poker, take down EPT Prague for €835,000. On the other you have Marcel Luske, the old Dutch master, come out on top of the Sunday Warm-Up, one of the largest tournaments of the Sunday majors.

As Luske points out himself, replying by Tweet to fellow Team Pro Bryan Huang, “sometimes the old system works 😉 Merry Christmas.” Poker is far from a solved game, people. Keep on unravelling the mystery.

– Swedish EPT regular Ramzi Jelassi took an EPT title (and €835,00) after 11 cashes and three 19th place finishes (and one 20th) scored since Season 2. Jelassi’s patience – and relentless aggression – finally paid off when he beat Greek PokerStars qualifier Sotirios Koutoupas heads-up for the title. Koutoupas’ €510,000 instantly leapt him into the number one spot of the Greek all-time money list!


EPT Prague winner Ramzi Jelassi

– Click through to this page to see all the big and side events from EPT Prague, each of which links through to their own tournament wrap, such as this one about Dan Smith beating one of the toughest final tables we’ve ever seen.

– Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Luske last night (well, in the early hours of this morning) won the Sunday Warm-Up for $75,039.68 after a four-way chop, while PokerStars Team Online’s Mickey ‘mement_mori’ Petersen just missed out on the massive money with his sixth-place $23,842 score.


Luske proving the secret is in the player, not the system

– Perhaps inspired by his countryman’s runner-up performance at EPT Prague, we found ourselves with a Greek winner in the Sunday Million. KOLOKOS beat a field of 7,449 to register an enormous $223,474.92 payday.

– And just in case you’re one of those eccentrics that think that the world may end in a few days then you may want to read this article about Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew video and the end of the world. Or you can just watch the video here…

– And don’t forget to check out how everyone else did in the weekly tourneys at PokerStars. Check all the results here.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.


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