Praz Bansi Leads PCA Day 2
The year of the HitSquad doesn’t seem reserved for 2009 as WSOP bracelet winner and UK hotshot Praz Bansi is leading the charge at the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure after day 2. 1529 players have become 314 and we now know they will be fighting it out for a $2.2 million first prize. The bubble will burst today when we get to 224 players and there is still lots of play in this one.
To say Bansi had to earn his chips is something of an understatement, as yesterday he shared a table with names such as Dario Minieri, Justin Bonomo, Glen Chorney, Ivan Demidov and Phil Ivey at various times throughout the day. To emerge out of that day with all the chips is testament to his amazing talent that makes him one of the most dangerous players in the world.
Another UK player making a name for himself is Day 1a chip leader Wayne Bentley, who had another great day finishing third in chips overall. Other UK names near the top end of the chip counts include Liv Boeree, John Duthie and Vicky Coren.
The only place to watch all the action is via our market leading live updates later on today.
Dusk Till Dawn Super 50 This Weekend
While the high stakes stars are in the Caribbean this weekend, there is a very interest event for the lower stakes players taking place at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. The Super 50 mirrors the Twenty20 weekend, but is half the price and a whole lot faster. A £50 event on both Saturday and Sunday, players start with 10,000 chips and a 24 minute clock. The doors open at 2pm and there is a £10,000 guarantee in both events.
Sky Poker Tour Newcastle This Saturday
Another great value event for lower stakes players this weekend at the Aspers Casino in Newcastle, as the second leg of the Sky Poker Tour hits the North East. This £100 event is a satellite seat only event, so it’s effectively sold out, but still worth a visit as by all accounts Newcastle has the best rail in the UK and you can heckle the legendary Tony ‘Tikay’ Kendall while he is on the microphone doing his MC duties.