Grosvenor Grand Prix starts today
The annual Grosvenor Grand Prix, the biggest Pot Limit Hold'em event in the UK, begins today at the Grosvenor Casino in Walsall. If you haven't entertained playing the main event yet, don't bother, because one of the things that make this event special is that every single one of the entrants has won their seat rather than bought in directly. Big names including Jeff Kimber and Karl Mahrenholz have already won their seats online or at live casinos and there is added money to the prize pool.
You can go down for the side events over the weekend, however, and we'll bring you the results from this popular event next week.
Hevad Khan wins Caesars Palace Classic
Chalk up another big result for the pros at Pokerstars.net, less than a week after ElKy takes down his first WPT title, colourful pro Hevad Khan has just won the Caesars Palace Classic in Vegas. He bested a tough final table that included John Hennigan and Adam Junglen to take down the title and the $1,000,000 first prize.
Albert Iversen leads in Budapest
We saw a whole host of top online names turn their chip leads into dust yesterday at the Pokerstars.net EPT Budapest. Sorel Mizzi and Annette Obrestad bust out after leading on day 1a but new Pokerstars.net pro Johnny Lodden is hanging in there. Online cash specialist Albert Iversen is currently the man to beat with 41 players remaining and UK hopes are still alive with William Fry amongst the chip leaders and WSOPE finalist Robin Keston just behind them:
Chipleaders beginning day 3
Albert Iversen - 442,500
Martin Jacobson - 365,000
Ciprian Hrisca - 280,000
Casey Kastle - 264,500
William Fry - 257,000
Lukas Benkovic - 224,000
Pasquale Braco - 208,500
Marino Serenelli - 195,500
Zoltan Toth - 175,000
Ofir Abramovivi - 163,000
Don't forget that we have the exclusive access to all the action from inside the rail at our live updates section.
Inventor of hole card camera to be honoured
Henry Orenstein, the man who created the hole card camera which revolutionised television poker, is going to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame on November the 9th, just before the final table of the World Series of Poker gets underway. It is commonly agreed that this innovation partnered with online poker are what has turned poker from a backroom game to one of the biggest leisure industries in the world.
Not only did Orenstein invent the hole card camera, he is responsible for something else that makes him already a legend in my eyes, he invented the Transformer Toys. I for one will be toasting a glass of red to him while playing with my Optimus Prime doll on November the 9th before watching the final table get underway.
Dewey Tomko will also be honoured for his 3 WSOP bracelets and $2.6 million in earnings at the WSOP.
Last Chance for the Big Deal at Party Poker
The Big Deal promotion at Party Poker, which celebrated the launch of the slick new software, has already given away thousands in added value and tomorrow will be set to give away $1.9 million in prizes. Today is your last chance to get involved and all you have to do is earn one PartyPoint for playing at the real money tables before midnight tonight to get a ticket in the Mega Jackpot Draw tomorrow with some huge prizes at the end of it. Make sure you choose to 'opt in' at the Party Poker website today.
Qualifiers are also still running for the King of the Table $2 million guaranteed tournament on Sunday 30th November at 12.45 ET, which has a $600+$40 buy-in and a championship blind structure. Party Poker provides a diverse qualifying structure allowing ALL players, no matter the size of their bankroll, an opportunity to qualify, and you can join in the action from as little as $1.