Adrian Mateos has made history becoming the final event winner of the 2105 European. This is such a poker player who is just 20 years. He has gained top position among 564 entries and won € 1,082,000. He is Spanish, and it has happened first time in the poker history of Europe that any Spanish has won the main event title of European Poke Tour Champion.
After winning this main event title, he says that gaining this title he is feeling very proud, as well as he also pays his gratitude to all the people who supported and encouraged his to participate in this event. He discloses that a number of people have contacted on the diverse social media networks like face-book, and twitter; he also thanks to all of those people too. He has given credit his fate for winning this event saying that he is really very lucky that he has won the competition. Read more »
Hollywood Casino based in Charles Town, West Virginia, at Charles Town Races, has been playing host to the Hollywood Poker Open Season 3’s penultimate stop, since the end of April. The stop will conclude with the $1,115 buy-in keystone Regional Main Event, this week end and the PokerNews Live reporting team will be at hand to cover the event live in the dedicated blog.
Donnie Peters, the editor in chief of PokerNews said that the second last stop of the HPO regional event held at Charles town is the prelude to the season ending event and each stop leaves a greater impression on the participants. The players also have the opportunity to interact with the 2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker and tour ambassador, and the prospect of playing with him. He went on to say that this chance itself is equal of the entrance money the players pay for.
The 50 table strong poker room is renovated recently and it has been conducting a festival consisting of 31 evens and 11 out of them are classified as “featured” events sanctioned by HPO
The man from Hazlet, New Jersey, Brian Cavaliere, won the top prize of $39,756 after defeating a field consisting of 72 players. That was not bad for a player who had come up to the tournament through the mega satellite $235HPO. Last time the buy-in was fixed at $1,800 and this time around it has been fixed to an affordable $1,115 for season 3 thus making it accessible to more players. Read more »
Among the most youthful players from the US poker hubs with a sanguine career ahead of him is Joseph Cheong. Though his trophy case is devoid of WSOP bracelets, EPT titles and WPT accolades, he is still vibrant. This is buttressed by his ranking at the 21st position recently on February 2015 by the Global Poker Index while he has over $11,554,410 in live tournament winnings. He has made numerous appearances at the World Series of Poker where he has made many big cash finishes. A determined and tenacious poker guru, he was not halted by the acrimonious Black Friday events in 2011 when the Department of Criminal Justice confiscated the Full Tilt Poker and Full Tilt Member.
At the WSOP, Cheong’s most significant tournament was in 2010 when he placed third in the $10,000 Main Event for a whopping $4,130,049. Later in 2012, the WSOP bracelet slipped his fingers in the $5,000 NLHE Mixed Maximum where he finished second in a heads-up encounter losing to French national Aubin Cazals to shovel in $296,956. Cheong also plunged into the World Series of Poker Europe €10,000 tournament in 2012 where he placed 4th for a whopping €292,320. Conversely, he has also appeared in the World Poker Tour where he has made six cashes. Read more »