Philipp Gruissem brought down the £100,000 purchase in World Poker Tour Alpha8 occasion in London, acquiring $1,379,840 two days later of work at the sumptuous Palm Beach on Mayfair.
Gruissem outlived individual Germans Tobias Reinkemeier and Igor Kurganov, and also high-stakes master Scott Seiver at the last table. Seiver completed second for $815,360 after an over and over again heads-up duel with Gruissem.
The Germans have commanded the high-stakes competition scene here in 2013. Notwithstanding his Alpha8 title on Tuesday, Gruissem developed successful in the $50,000 High Roller occasion at the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific in April for $825,000. Reinkemeier’s third-spot complete comes only three weeks after he finalized runner-up in the £50,000 Super High Roller occasion at the European Poker Tour London, which was won by individual German Martin Finger. Reinkemeier additionally fulfilled second at the $250,000 Challenge at the Aussie Millions. Niklas Heinecker, Fabian Quoss and Max Altergott have additionally discovered triumph in High Rollers throughout the year.
Day 2 started with 11 of the definitive 19 players still in discord for the title, however that number expanded to 12 when happy specialist Bill Perkins purchased in before enlistment shut Tuesday evening. The 20 aggregate entrances made a prize pool of just under £2 million, and Perkins just needed to sidestep 11 adversaries to claim the win.
Yong and Altergott were the following to go, setting up a £235,200 cash bubble. Much of the time, you’d see play ease off throughout a rise of this size. In any case most cases don’t include Tony G, who showed his forcefulness in an enormous pre-flop fight with Gruissem and Seiver to passageway in fifth spot. Gruissem opened with a min-raise to 16,000 from under the weapon, and the activity collapsed over to Tony G who was three-wager all in for 121,009 from the blind.
WPT has reportedly checked in with a partnership agreement with Boston based leading real-cash fantasy sports site DraftKings.
The partnership deal will have the Boston site serving as exclusive regular fantasy sports portal for World Poker Tour that would run live contests and promotions at the WPT stops, for the rest of XII Season in US.
Added to being the site for WPT’s live contests and promotions, DraftKings would also host different parties for the WPT players at WPT Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble & Doyle Brunson 5 Diamond World Poker Classic.
“The fantasy-sorts players- akin to the poker players- tend to count on the blend of strategic analysis and skill to succeed”, stated Adam Pliska, the President of World Poker Tour. “DraftKings realizes the concern & we are hopeful that our players would cherish the competition here while playing at the DraftKings’ fantasy tournaments.”
The Boston based portal seemed overwhelmed while speaking about the recent collaboration with WPT, even though they recently linked up with another bookmaker to offer genie jackpots at william hill Vegas.
“DraftKings is super thrilled with the latest bonding with WPT”, stressed DraftKings Marketing VP Anthony Pitts. “Our fantasy sports offers are like dream come true for many poker enthusiasts – it’s east and fun to play, well accessible & its solid analytical skills promises decided advantage. We are eager to display our products before poker community.”
Daily fantasy-sports scene has shown a meteoric rise in the last few years which has even earned the patronage of the respected poker pros. Jonathan Aguiar, one of the leading poker players, has even declared to quit as poker player & take up full-time job with DraftKings. As per his statements, fantasy sport carries a great number of similarities to virtual poker. “I feel that we’re having a boom akin to poker boom at the very moment and this is why I have got involved”, remarked Augiar.