The place has Gus Hansen been currently? Not on the high-stakes money video games, that is for certain. On this version of the Nightly Turbo, we deliver you the most recent enterprise from the Nice Dane, the outcomes of the inaugural IFP Nations Cup, and extra.
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Ever marvel how among the prime poker execs acquired their begin in poker? Mark “P0ker H0” Kroon tells us concerning the first time he realized he needed to be a web-based professional within the inaugural My First piece.
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Who’s main the best way on the PokerStars European Poker Tour Loutraki Predominant Occasion? Discover out in our Day 3 recap.
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Gus Hansen Squashing the Competitors
Everyone knows Gus Hansen to be a world-class poker and backgammon participant. Now, the Nice Dane is making an attempt to develop into world champion in a sport we might by no means heard of.
In line with his weblog, Hansen has been coaching to compete in subsequent week’s Racketlon World Championships in Austria. The game, which we discovered is without doubt one of the quickest rising on this planet, combines the 4 hottest racket video games — desk tennis, badminton, squash and tennis — with every match consisting of 4 units, one in every aforementioned sport. The winner is decided by the participant that scores essentially the most general factors over the course of the match.
Hansen, 37, was a youth tennis champion again within the day, however he admits on his weblog that he isn’t excellent at badminton or desk tennis. Truly, he says he “actually sucks” at badminton, which leads us to consider he does not stand an opportunity at a world championship occasion. Nevertheless, he did say that he beat Racketlon World No. 1 Christoph Krenn at squash final month, so who is aware of.
We’ll undoubtedly be maintaining a tally of this when the Racketlon World Championships start on Nov. 24. Try Hansen’s blog for extra about his newest enterprise.
Germany Wins IFP Nations Cup
On Friday, the Worldwide Federation of Poker (IFP) topped a champion on the inaugural Nations Cup in London. The occasion, which was featured as a part of theLondon Thoughts Sports activities Competition, consisted of 12 groups with among the greatest gamers on this planet dealing with off in a singular variant known as “duplicate poker.”
After two days of play, group Germany secured the cup by incomes 24 factors within the ultimate spherical. The group was anchored by superstars Tobias Reinkemeier, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Moritz Kranch, Hans Martin Vogl and Sandra Naujoks.
Brazil and France took second and third place, respectively, whereas the shocking Workforce Zynga took fourth place. The Zynga group was made up of six members of the Zynga group and fared higher than the likes of the U.S., Eire, and the U.Okay., which have been represented by among the sport’s most profitable figures.
The event was performed in a format meant to reduce the luck concerned in poker. Every desk was dealt the identical palms, with gamers receiving factors for the way profitable they have been in a hand when in comparison with these with the identical playing cards.
Mentioned IFP President Anthony Holden, “With all gamers in a selected seat given the identical allocation of playing cards the one figuring out consider the results of the event is how skillfully every participant makes use of them.”
Lots of the gamers who competed within the Nations Cup will now compete within the IFP World Championship on Nov. 19. Greater than 130 of the world’s prime gamers are anticipated to sq. off for a prime prize of $250,000. The occasion, often known as “The Desk,” might be filmed for a worldwide viewers.
Particulars on the Nations Cup and the IPF World Champions may be discovered on the International Federation of Poker’s website.
In the event you’re within the Santa Monica, Calif. space on Saturday, you will not wish to miss this: The one and solely Charlie Sheen might be taking part in a charity poker event on the Santa Monica Moose Lodge from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., giving visitors a chance to rub elbows with the famed actor and self-proclaimed “warlock.”
For a buy-in of simply $85, anybody can have a seat with Sheen and a handful athletes and celebrities like Michael Strahan, Kenny Lofton and Morris Chestnut. The occasion will elevate cash for the Santa Monica Excessive Faculty baseball group. Sheen was a star pitcher there (earlier than his days as Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn).
Sheen additionally donated $10,000 to his former highschool group, based on RadarOnline.com. The varsity’s baseball program is run by Sheen’s greatest pal, Tony Todd, who advised RadarOnline that Sheen “needed to offer extra, however I stated that’s approach an excessive amount of.”
For extra data on the occasion, go to the occasion’s official web site.
No Extra Cash Bubbles
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Bubble Safety might be out there to all non-U.S. gamers for all frequently scheduled tournaments on PokerStars, Celebration Poker and the iPoker Community. The positioning is endorsed by British poker famous person Chris Moorman, the all-time winningest participant in on-line event historical past.
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UKIPT Schedule Introduced
PokerStars has introduced the primary 4 stops of the 2012 U.Okay. and Eire Poker Tour (UKIPT). The third season of the UKIPT will get beneath approach in Galway, Eire, from Feb. 16 by 20, with the opposite three confirmed stops going down in Nottingham (April 12-16), Dublin (Could 17-21) and Newcastle (Sept. 6-10).
The buy-ins for every occasion will see an increase from final yr, with the 2 Eire stops growing from €550 to €770, and the occasions in England growing from £550 to £770. The Galway occasion will happen on the Radisson Lodge and contains a €100,000 assured prize pool. Satellites for the opening cease in Galway are already out there within the PokerStars foyer.
There might be extra occasions added within the coming months, so make sure you verify the UKIPT website for more information.
World Collection of Poker Pronounces Circuit Cease on the Bicycle On line casino
On Friday, the World Collection of Poker introduced will probably be making a cease on the Bicycle On line casino in Los Angeles for the primary time ever in January. The occasion will run from Jan. 1 by 12, 2012, and have 34 tournaments culminating with a $1,500 Predominant Occasion.
“With the WSOP Circuit Tour breaking data at each cease, it was lastly the proper time to come back to LA for a signature mid-season occasion,” stated Ty Stewart, government director of the WSOP. “We’re happy to enter a multi-year settlement with the Bicycle On line casino for what is definite to be certainly one of our largest annual occasions.”
Learn extra concerning the inaugural WSOP cease in Los Angeles at PokerNews.com.
I Put on My Sun shades at…the Desk
Ought to sun shades be allowed on the poker desk? PokerNews’ Sarah Grant caught up with some gamers in Loutraki, Greece, to get their opinion.