The PokerStars Championship in Barcelona looks to have welcomed all the professionals with open hands.
It is not just the professional poker players who have been winning events at the Championship, the professional sportspersons and DJs have also earned a lot of money playing at the final tables of some of the main events this year. One such man who has made it big in the music industry by winning a Grammy award has made it huge at the final table of this poker tournament. He has the third place at the €2,150 buy-in turbo event and by virtue of this win, he took home €44,000. This man is none other than popular DJ Zedd whose real name is Anton Zaslavski.
DJ Zedd finished in the 3rd place in the event that saw a total of 226 entries. He just fell two places short of the title and the first-place prize money of €92,700 was bagged by Finnish poker star Pasi Sormunen. The second place also was won by a Finnish player Jorma Nuutinen and the prize money that was claimed was €62,400. (more…)
The legend of poker Doyle Brunson is now contemplating on a comeback to the poker world.
It was three summers ago that he announced that he was retiring from playing the poker tournaments. He felt that the playing house was taking a toll on him and that he could not concentrate for long at the old age.
It looks like Brunson has a change of mind and wants to again get back into the thick of the action and that he loves. The Hall of Famer has won 10 WSOP bracelets in his illustrious career of poker. It looks like the 83-year -old veteran is looking to add another WSOP bracelet to his kitty. Brunson is still active and playing the Las Vegas high stakes cash games. He prefers this kind of games rather than taking part in long tournaments. (more…)
Jason Somerville in his four-year Poker career has been very consistent in his form on tour thus has registered winnings worth $2.5 million in live tournaments. He h as also earned online cashes worth $1.5 million during this period.
In the early days he had many close encounters without winning anything substantial. His best time came in the 2011 season where he won his first WSOP bracelet. The next year it became more amazing and achieved solid poker wins, but the 25-year old poker player’s success could be attributed more to the time away from the table than on it.
He quipped “the year has been different for me. The first six months were spent m ore on concentrating on my personal life than travelling and playing. “It was necessary because I had to focus on my personal life too so that I find happiness”.
Here you must know that the Long Island, NY resident is pointing towards the blog post in February where he opened up to the rest of the poker community. He was not sure of positive reactions from his peers when they know about his homosexuality leanings, but it came as a surprise when the community members accepted him back without any conditions.
Somerville said, “It was an overwhelming support from the poker community,” and continued excitingly that he did not encounter any negative vibes from the people whatsoever. He said that he was feeling awkward initially to be in the situation but the community treated him as it has always been before he revealed his sexual orientation, if not more than that. (more…)