Poker news of the week Jan, 27 -Feb, 02


Hi there! Today we will tell you about the hottest poker news of the week. New names, new winners and new tournaments!

Stephen Chidwick wins the Australian Poker Open high roller tournament

Stephen Chidwick wins AuOpen

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The Australian Poker Open series was held with a buy-in of A$25,000. The winner of the tournament is the British poker player Stephen Chidwick. He reached the top spot of the event and received A$399,500 ($270,000). As he said in the interview, he preferred the Australian Poker Open format to the World Series of Poker. At the final table, Chidwick beat the American player Eric Seidel with a pair of Kings on the flop. As a runner-up, Seidel received A$258,500 ($175,000).

Seth Davies got into the Top-3 and was awarded A$176,250 ($119,000).

This is not the first big prize for Stephen Chidwick at the Australian Poker Open 2020. Last week, he was a runner-up in a similar tournament with a prize fund of A$182,721.

Lucas Greenwood became the winner of the Highroller tournament


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One more tournament with a $50,000A-buy-in has finished at the Australian Poker Open series and the winner is a player from Canada, Luke Greenwood. In the first place, he received A$700,000($473,000). The Canadian met with Mikita Bodyakovsky from Belarus. In the final hand, Mikita was unable to overcome Greenwood’s big chip advantage. The king-queen of diamonds beat jack-three. For the second place, Bodyakovsky received A$455,000 ($307,000).

The Hungarian player Andras Nemeth got the 3rd place and A$280,000 ($189,000). This final table was already the fourth at the Australian Poker Open for Nemeth.

Michael Addamo won the Main Event of the Australian Poker Open

Michael Addamo winner

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Let’s talk about the main winner. The Australian Poker Open series with a $100,000 buy-in has ended. The winner of the tournament is the Australian poker player Michael Addamo. His prize is $1,288,000. Addamo is the first Australian who wins the Main Event.

In heads-up, Addamo played with an American poker player, Aaron Van Blarkum. In the final hand, the Australian got a flush and beat the middle pair of the American. Alex Foxen took third place and got A$448,000. A British poker player, Stephen Chidwick is in fourth place.

GGPokerOK lost $150,000 due to GG Masters overlays


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GG Masters tournaments at GGPokerOK are held with overlays. $64,000 is the total sum of the overlays at two events.

In total, GGPokerOK lost $150,000 at the four tournaments, but anyway, the organizers would increase the guarantee to $300,000.

GGPoker GG Masters Tournament History

  DateGuaranteeTotal PlayersBuy-insOverlayOverlay %Buy-ins and EntriesProfit or Loss
Jan 5$250,0001610$222,180$27,82011.13%$241,500-$8,500
Jan 12$300,0001901$262,338$37,66212.55%$285,150-$14,850
Jan 19$300,0001800$248,400$51,60017.20%$270,000-$30,000
Jan 26$300,0001911$263,718$36,28212.09%$286,650-$13,350

GGPokerOK players can take part in this event playing satellites from $1.5 and above.

The winner of the last event was a player who played the tournament for $15 only, and for the first place, he received $32,000. So, guys, lest go!

Galfond Challenge: “VeniVidi1993” wins about 400.000 euros

Galfond Challenge news

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On Friday, Galfond and VeniVidi played 940 hands in PLO at limits of €100-200. After the 8th day of playing, the online poker player wins the RIO Poker owner by €439,817.

Galfond lost about two blinds in the first few hundred hands. Then he lost even more than €40,000. His set of aces was beaten by the VeniVidi’s flush. After that, Galfond managed to win back the same pot. However, VeniVidi had some very good hands that helped him to win this gaming day.

They have already played 5,700 hands and this is 22.8% of the planned (25,000). If VeniVidi wins, he will get €200,000, and Galfond will get €100,000. It’s time to place your bets, gentlemen.

High Roller Tournament Schedule for WSOP 2020

WSOP 2020 schedule

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The organizers of the World Series of Poker announced the full schedule of high roller tournaments. The WSOP 2020 will host 9 events with buy-ins ranging from $25,000 to $250,000. Seven out of nine high roller tournaments will be held at 8-max tables, including a $25,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament.

The organizers also announced a $250,000 buy-in super-highlander tournament to be held in late June.

DateEventBuy-inStarting stacksLevelsRe-entryStart of the tournament
May 29High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$25,000$150, 00060 min115:00
May 31Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em$25,000$150, 00020 min118:00
June 5High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50,000$300, 00060 minFreezeout13:00
June 17High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$25,000$150, 00060 min115:00
June 22Poker Players Championship 6-Handed$50, 000$300, 000100 minFreezeout15:00
June 27Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$250, 000$1, 500, 00060 min112:00
July 7High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed$50, 000$300, 00040 min115:00
July 9High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$50, 000$300, 00040 min118:00
July 11High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed$100, 000$600, 00040 min115:00

At the beginning of this year, the organizers of the series announced a schedule of all champion events at the World Poker Series. In total, 17 new tournaments will be held at the WSOP 2020.

As a part of the high roller tournaments, the WSOP 2020 will also host a $ 50,000 buy-in mix game event. In addition to H.O.R.S.E, 2-7 lowball was added and now there are 9 disciplines in this tournament.

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