Paradise Series of Poker in London Announced, Keston Comes Close in Omaha Championship + more
Paradise Series of Poker at the International Club
Paradise Poker have announced a 2 week poker festival at the International Club in London. The Paradise Series of Poker 2009 will host 12 European Ranking Events in London, ranging from £50 to £1,000 buy-in events, between August 24th and September 7th. The £1000 main event will have £10,000 added by Paradise Poker.
Ewan Hardie, Paradise Poker UK Poker Manager said, "Paradise Poker is delighted to be sponsoring what promises to be a fantastic two week festival of poker at The International; a club with a history of delivering packed out, well run festivals. Adding £10,000 to the Main Event ensures fantastic value for the players and we look forward to offering exclusive online qualification routes throughout July and August".
Brett Milligan, of The International Club added, "It is great to be associated with one of the biggest poker brands on the planet and be able to put on what we believe will be the best run poker festival on these shores ever. With all the added benefits of having Paradise as a partner we are hoping for a really busy 2 weeks for all concerned and the main aim is to be able to provide the level of service that we are so famous for. Roll on August 24th and roll on a £410,000 prize pool!"
Pub Poker Leagues do Battle at 'Poker in the Park'
Punters from the most popular pub poker leagues in the country will do battle in a pub poker tournament at 'Poker in the Park' this year. The annual festival which takes place in Leicester Square on August 13th and 14th will invite pub leagues including The Nuts Poker League, Red Tooth Poker, London Poker Meetup and Big Time Poker League to host a tournament each in the Poker Dome!. Each hour a turbo sit-n-go tournament, sponsored by a different league, will run with up to 80 runners. This high action format is sure to provide an exciting game for players and spectators who are invited to watch the events live or via the big-screen in London's Leicester Square.
Keston Comes Close in PLO Championship
One of the top PLO players in the UK, Robin Keston, has just finished a very respectable 4th in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship Final at the WSOP. Keston had been one of the chip leaders from the start of this event but had to hang onto a short stack for most of the final. Keston takes home $196,994 for his 4th place finish.
Elsewhere Barny Boatman was very unlucky not to make the final table of the $5,000 Shootout. He probably had the toughest table draw getting Phil Ivey and Jennifer Harman on his 6 handed table, and he was the last player to bust when Nasr El Nasr defeated him heads up to make the final 5.