Theo Jorgensen wins the £5000 PLO
Theo Jorgensen claimed the 2nd bracelet of the 2008 WSOPE for Denmark last night when he took down the star studded £5000 PLO event. The Danish star finally took down a major last night after numerous final tables, most notably last year's £10,000 main event. He overcame Chris Ferguson, Max Pescatori, UK player's Dave Penly and Eric Dalby, and eventually internet sensation Sorel Mizzi heads up.
Despite holding a 3-1 chip lead heads up, Jorgensen nearly conceded the title to Mizzi in a chopped hand where Mizzi could have won with a heart on the river. Jorgensen battled back and eventually triumphed when his top set of kings held against the flush draw and gutshot of Mizzi. Jorgensen took down the bracelet and the £216,626 first prize.
Hats off to both UK players Dave Penly and Eric Dalby. Penly was staked by lots of members of the Blondepoker forum for this event and has given them a nice return on their money, as well as potentially securing the European PLO player of the year award. Dalby proved that age was no barrier as the 78 year old battled back from a short stack to one time holding the chip lead at this high caliber final table.
The £10,000 main event officially kicks off today and you can stay here for all the news from this historic event.
VC Poker announce the Prague Poker Palooza II
Most Brits have come to view Prague as a destination for a bit of a jolly with the boys, so VC Poker have once again thrown poker into the mix. The unique Prague Poker Palooza is back in the Czech capital from November 24th for four days of VIP poker treatment. The event will have money added competitions as well as a $25,000 live freeroll on the final day.
Direct entry for all four events on the schedule, including the €1000 main event, will cost a very affordable $2800 in total and you can win a whole package from as little as $1.10 on VC Poker. That gets you a main event seat, the €250 and €500 side events and the $25,000 freeroll. All events take place at the luxurious Spearmint Casino as well as a number of VIP parties.
Andy Horne, VC Poker Cardroom Manager, said: "We are happy to welcome the poker world back to Prague. From the beginning, the Prague Poker Palooza was envisioned as a poker festival unlike any other with every player receiving the full VIP treatment and the event offering all the action a player could want, both on the tables and off. Most importantly, Prague Poker Palooza II offers top value for your gaming dollar with $44,000 in added value prizes across all 4 tournaments."
Ladbrokes score a Hat trick at the eGaming Awards
Ladbrokes, who sent over 100 players to the WSOP this year, scooped more gongs than anyone else this week at the 2008 eGaming awards. They won the Multi Channel Operator of the year, UK Sports-betting operator of the year and Affiliate programme of the year. They were also shortlisted for the Casino operator, Mobile operator and Operator of the year.
Ed Andrews, MD of Ladbrokes eGaming commented: "Winning these awards is all about hard work and team effort. Everyone in eGaming, regardless of department has played their part in this success and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all for their hard work over the past year."
Kentucky Domain Seizure Case granted a Continuation
A hearing in Kentucky yesterday ordered that the proposed seizures of online gambling domains by Governor Steve Beshear would be suspended and the case would be continued in early October. This will give the court time for a full review of the case, which will include input from the Poker Player's Alliance (PPA) who commented:
"The Poker Players Alliance is pleased that the court decided to allow for a full review of this case, including arguments from both sides. Until this point, the state and its hired gun class-action attorneys have acted in an ex parte fashion – only presenting one side of the argument to the court. The continuance granted today will ensure all the cards are on the table and allow the current owners of the domain names of the 141 websites to retain ownership in the interim. The PPA believes that a thorough review of the facts of the case will result in a favorable outcome for the thousands of Kentucky residents who play online poker."