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Sion is in Heaven

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Elior Sion is running away with the World Poker Tour National London Main Event and looks set to, at a bare minimum, reach the eight handed final table. After all, he does have a quarter of the chips in play! Some of his monstrous 1,300,000 stack used to belong to Benjamin Pollak, but no more. […]

From first to worst, Talal Shakerchi leads first heat of Group B in PartyPoker.com Premier League VI

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We’ve just seen the first out and out cooler of this heat in the Premier League, “I got cold-decked twice,” said Tony G at its conclusion. Whilst Talal Shakerchi, who was the shortest stack, is now the chip leader. It was Tony G who opened the action, the Australian making it 11,000 to go with […]

The strongest play of the Premier League so far

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“That was the strongest play of the Premier League so far,” said Jesse May on a play that Tobias Reinkemeier just put on Talal Shakerchi. It was the latter who opened, making it 11,000 to go with , Reinkemeier three-bet to 29,000 with . Back on Shakerchi he wasn’t done, he four-bet to 79,000, end […]

Ace-High Call Stuns Table

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Whenever a player makes what we call a hero call, that is a crying call on the river, they leave themselves open for a severe blasting of egg on their face. If it goes wrong, which it often does, you look like a clown. But when you are correct you are the next Phil Ivey! […]

Chip counts: One level done and dusted in first heat of Group B

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After the first level it’s Tony G who leads, he’s followed by Jennifer Tilly and Phil Laak. They’re the only three players above starting stack after the first 21 hands. Chip Counts Tony G – 390,000 Jennifer Tilly – 326,000 Phil Laak – 311,000 Igor Kurganov -293,000 Talal Shakerchi – 291,000 Dan Shak – 278,000 […]

Nguyen’s Exit leaves Tolley as Last Female Player

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Yesterday we asked the question who you thought would be the last woman standing in the World Poker Tour National London Main Event. Well that question has been answered and it is Emma Tolley (pictured) who is flying the flag for the female contingent. Xuan Nguyen’s exit happened when Elior Sion opened from late position, […]

Hellmuth hops in commentary box for first Group B heat of PartyPoker.com Premier League VI

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I don’t know about you but the live stream of every minute of the Premier League VI is making for awesome viewing. Whilst the eight players will only be playing in half of the heats, one man will be present for them all, the legendary Jesse May. He’s taken up a residency in one seat […]

Party Qualifiers Seated on Same Table; Fundaro Calls off his Stack

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With just 24 players left in the World Poker Tour National Main Event and us having two PartyPoker qualifiers still vying for the title it was inevitable they would cross paths at some stage. Paul Coughlan and Mikael Johansson are both on Table 3, Coughlan in seat three and Johansson in seat nine. So far […]

First Heat of Group B of PartyPoker.com Premier League VI set to start

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Last night Jonathan Duhamel took down the first heat in Group A bagging himself 16 points and $32,000 in the process. It was a marathon heat that lasted over eight hours and there’s talk that the structure is going to be tweaked. That would see an ante introduced from the start and it’s something that […]

Early WPT Confrontations

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The players are now back in their seats and, thanks to the redraw, they are trying to figure out their new foes. Jack Salter started the day as one of the shortest stacks and now he is the shortest stack because he has busted out. We saw Salter heading back to his former seat looking […]