September 7th – Daily Deal
Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and welcome to the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.
Jake Cody followed up his title in the European Poker Tour’s Dauville event in January in a big way. This time, he trumped the pack of the World Poker Tour’s first ever stop in London and racked up two-hundred seventy-three thousand British Pounds.
On the final hand of the WPT London Main Event, Nichlas Mattsson raised pre-flop with Ace-Queen of diamonds and ultimately ended up four-betting his chips into the center. Cody made the call after being dealt pocket queens and the board ran out five cards nine or lower. Mattsson collected one-hundred seventy-seven thousand Pounds for his runner-up performance.
Here’s how the final nine players cashed out in the Main Event of WPT London:
1. Jake Cody – £273,783
2. Nichlas Mattsson – £176,979
3. Bruce Atkinson – £93,316
4. Kristoffer Thorsson – £56,311
5. Giovanni Safina – £42,233
6. Sandiep Khosa – £34,189
7. Fabian Quoss – £26,144
8. Gareth Teatum – £18,100
9. Priyan de Mel – £12,871
Also taking place in London was the WPT’s High Roller event, which saw Full Tilt Poker pro Justin “Boosted J” Smith walk away with the title. Smith pulled down one-hundred forty-one thousand Pounds after trumping PartyPoker pro Tony G heads-up. The tournament sported a healthy buy-in of fifteen thousand Pounds and featured fourteen entrants.
On Wednesday, Phil Laak will return to defend his title in the PartyPoker World Open. The event is taking place all this week from London and features six starting heats of eight players each. Laak’s first round match also features Tom “durrrr” Dwan, undoubtedly giving him something to sweat about. The sixth PartyPoker World Open boasts a field of forty-eight players and the winner will take home two-hundred thousand dollars.
The WSOP Circuit will visit the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma from January sixth to twenty-fifth for the first ever American WSOP event not held at a Harrah’s property. The Choctaw Casino WSOP Circuit stop will feature ten ring events. The Choctaw tournament means that there are now thirteen stops on the current WSOP Circuit schedule, with potentially one more to be added. The casino’s proximity to several large cities in the South – including Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa – should provide for large and competitive fields.
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