People who stopped by the Bodog major today could be forgiven for thinking Bruno Portaro was dominating all comers in the $100,000 Guaranteed Tournament. The player who went on to take down the title was in fact not Portaro, he is however a regular on the live tournament circuit and a member of PokerNetwork.
When not spending his time trying to crush bookies on their November Nine market betting limits or blogging the Mythical Tales of Bolord, apparently Raemin ‘Jake the Moose’ Alexander can play a decent game of poker. Playing under his screen name ‘Bolord’, the man who posts at PokerNetwork as ‘vaincross’ took down $23,600 for his victory in the Bodog Poker $100,000 guaranteed tournament. It is now just a question of how much cash ‘The Moose’ can roll onto John Racener for WSOP glory.
Another guy in five figures of green this week was Jarod ‘Shawry5’ Shawcross who made the final table of the PokerStars Wednesday Quarter Million. In the end, Shawcross bowed out in fifth to secure $14,600 in cash. It rounded out a pretty good day for him with a second place finish in the PokerStars $109 tournament earning him another $3,735 in bank on Thursday.
Melbourne-based 'Mika' also had a good week on the virtual felt, but we’re guessing that the ‘Mika’ in question is not this guy:
Still chances are he will be just as happy about things with a $12,902 win in the Full Tilt Poker $40,000 Guaranteed event. The score ranks as the Melbourne based player’s highest in his online poker career and also takes him to a career high ranking of 101st in Australia.
Brendan ‘Make it Rain’ Edmonds final tabled the PokerStars $109 single rebuy and add on tournament for a fifth place finish among his majors run on Monday. The $10,088 score will certainly help pad the bankroll a little for a run at FTOPS in a few weeks time.
Also stringing together a couple of decent results were Liam 'RAWKZ' O'Rourke, ‘Tanlucai’ and Isaac ‘ooties’ Lau. Rawkz bundled together wins in the Full Tilt Fifty-Fifty ($8,192) and the PokerStars $8,000 guaranteed six-max ($4,260). It was a good week for Tanlucai in the $8.80 rebuy on PokerStars. After finishing third on Tuesday for $4,671, he came back and won it on Thursday for $8,685. He also added another $1,070 win in the $17 Rush Super Turbo to round out a very good week. Ooties started the week with a $7,632 win in a $5.50 rebuy on PokerStars, before capturing a third place finish in the $25,000 guaranteed Super Stack with Early Antes on Full Tilt Poker, to enjoy a decent week on the grind.
Overall it was a relatively quiet week on the Aussie online poker scene but expect things will gear up in November as FTOPS XVIII rolls into town.
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Moose or Bolord? Raemin Alexander landed a big score in the Bodog major
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