AGEN138 Sunday Million The PokerStars Sunday Million had 6,993 entrants last night, up a bit from last weekend’s 6,745 entrants. The total prize pool came to $1,398,600, which meant the winner could count on a more than $197,000 payday if no deal was made at the final table. When it got.
The first final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker featured some of the most recognizable names and faces in the poker world, from one of poker’s most beloved ambassadors to one of the most colorful characters in the poker world.
PokerStars today announced an endorsement deal with veteran tournament pro Kathy Liebert, who began the 2008 World Series of Poker in grand fashion by final-tabling the important opening event of the series, $10,000 World Championship.
Full Tilt Poker today announced it had signed 27-year-old Finnish pro Patrik Antonius to Team Full Tilt which already comprises players such as Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Jennifer Harman, Gus Hansen, and Mike Matusow. The former European Poker Tour winner is the youngest player ever to sign for.
The first bracelet of the summer has been awarded, and the proud owner is young professional, Nenad Medic. The first final table at the 39th annual World Series of Poker featured a very strong lineup of nine professional playes who outlasted an original field of 352.
In just one day, the landscape of the cash games at the Rio Convention Center has changed drastically. Along with the usual $2/5, $5/10, and $10/25 no-limit hold’em games, we witnessed the first $25/50 no-limit hold’em table.
Patrik Antonius, who will be playing at the first final table of the 2008 World Series of Poker later today, was announced as the most recent member of the prestigious Team Full Tilt during a private press conference.
At 3 p.m. PT, nine players entered the 2008 World Series of Poker’s very first final table of the season. Not to be taken lightly, this table included Andy Bloch, Nenad Medic, Mike Sexton, Mike Sowers, Amit Makhija, Chris Bell, Phil Laak, Kathy Liebert and Patrik Antonius.
It didn’t take long for the table to find its first casualty. On the first hand of the final table, Laak opened for $90,000 and Antonius, with a newfound sponsor in Full Tilt Poker, moved all-in.
A long and wild Saturday in the Amazon Room offered sure sign that the 2008 World Series of Poker is nearing full gear, despite the fact that the series’ first champion’s bracelet has yet to be awarded.
Day 2 of the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold’em tourney (Event #1) at the 2008 World Series of Poker featured some of poker’s biggest names, including Kathy Liebert, Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson, Dustin ‘NeverWin’ Woolf, Mike Sexton.
The inaugural Mid-South Poker Classic featured 20 events set over 12 days with buy-ins ranging from $100 to $1,000.
The overall count of players for the tournament series topped 3,000 players and featured more than $700,000 in prize pools. However, the main event was what poker fans were waiting to see.
The $1,080 No-Limit Hold’em event attracted 150 players and created a $145,500 prize pool. Among those was Scotty Nguyen who’d been in town for the entire Mid-South Poker.
Tony “bond18” Dunst has led an interesting life, to say the least. The 23-year-old poker pro has lived around the world, with stops in Australia, China, Malaysia, Vegas, and Milwaukee. He’s done very well for himself in poker.