Steve Jelinek running hot in Dortmund
The bubble has well and truly burst at the Pokerstars.net EPT Dortmund and top UK player Steve Jelinek is amongst the chip leaders. 667 players bought into or won their seat to this massive event and that number has been whittled down to 34. The current leader is Holger Kanisch of Germany with 526,500 but just behind him in 4th place is Jelinek with 347,000.
Jelinek has been knocking on the door of a major title for a few years now, having made GCBPT, GUKPT and most notably the EPT Monte Carlo final tables over the last two years. Another UK player, Richard Kellett, is still in the mix with over 100,000.
EPT Dortmund Top Five Chip Counts
Holger Kanisch — 526,500
Marc Gork — 441,500
Sandra Naujoks — 410,500
Steve Jelinek — 347,000
Michael McDonald — 337,500
Support Red Nose Day with William Hill
Yes it's that time of year again, your boss came in to work dressed like a pantomime dame, later on you will be paying a workmate to bath in a tub full of cold beans and by the end of the day you will have no change left from all the hub of wacky activity in the name of charity: Its Red Nose Day! Normally the thought of playing poker for money would seem somewhat selfish on a day like this, but thankfully William Hill will be turning poker into a charitable venture tonight.
At 8pm tonight, there will be the Red Nose Rebuy a £2+20p rebuy tournament and William Hill will match the final prize pool with a donation to Comic Relief, so the more players that rebuy, the more the donation. They will also be giving every single penny of registration fees to the charity, so thats another great reason to sign up to William Hill today.
Inaugural London Poker Circuit Starts Monday
The first ever poker tour to be held at UK hotel chains rather than casinos kicks off on Monday, the 888 Poker London Poker Circuit. The first stop is at the Kensington Close Hotel and Spa in London and the first schedule looks like this:
16/03 8pm £100 No Limit Hold 'em Re-buy Super-Satellite to Main Event
17/03 8pm £200 No Limit Hold 'em Freezeout
18/03 8pm £300 No Limit Hold 'em Double Chance Freezeout
19/03 5.30pm £1000 No Limit Hold 'em Main Event 1A (4 day event)
20/03 5.30pm £1000 No Limit Hold 'em Main Event 1B
22/03 2pm £300 No Limit Hold 'em Freezeout
GUKPT Heads Up Match Filling Up
You don't have much more time to register for the upcoming high stakes heads up tournament at the Vic leg of the GUKPT next week. This is only the second time the GUKPT has staged a heads up tournament, the first one of which was won by Kevin O'Leary in 2007. The tournament starts next Thursday the 19th and each match will take place at 3.00pm right up until the 25th. So far 10 players have signed up for the £2,500 + £125 series with a cap on 16 players, so you need to contact the Victoria Casino as soon as possible if you wish to attend.