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Asia Pacific Poker Tour - Next Stop Manila, Philippines!

November 04 2008

Press Release: MANILA, PHILIPPINES November 3, 2008; Today the Asia Pacific Poker Tour announced season two’s next stop at the exclusive Hyatt Hotel and Casino in Manila, which promises to attract people from all corners of the globe and boost tourism in the Philippines’ capital. The second APPT Manila poker festival will run from November 10-16, featuring the PHP 100,000 Main Event November 13-16 that is also Grand Final to the inaugural Filipino Poker Tour.  

FTOPS X Preview

November 02 2008

As attention turns to the World Series of Poker final table, due to take place on November 10th Australian time, the online poker community could well be forgiven for not catching as much of the hype as the rest of the poker world. They have their own series to focus on beginning this Thursday November 6th as Full Tilt Poker will play host to the tenth edition of its hugely popular Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS).  

Online High Stakes Record Broken Four Times!

October 30 2008

The records were reset last weekend four times with the record for the highest online no-limit hold’em pot ever being broken four times over.

Full Tilt Poker is home to two specific high stakes poker tables, "RailHeaven" and "GusHeaven", and these tables were where the action took place on Saturday.

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"ElkY" Takes Down WPT Festa al Lago Title!

October 28 2008

Last night at the Bellagio in Las Vegas Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier took down the $15,400 buy-in World Poker Tour Festa al Lago event besting a field of 368 players to take home the first prize of over $1.41 million and join Roland De Wolfe and Gavin Griffin as the third player to hold both a World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour Title.

APPT Auckland: Homegrown Hero Daniel Craker Claims Title!

October 15 2008

Press Release: AUCKLAND, New Zealand, October 12, 2008 – Kiwi local Daniel Craker has become the first ever Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Auckland SKYCITY Festival of Poker Champion, outplaying 305 rivals over three days to take home the Championship trophy and over NZ$250,000!  

APPT Auckland Kicks Off With Record Prize Pool

October 10 2008

SKYCITY Festival of Poker main event kicks off with OVER $850,000 prize pool confirmed!   Friday 10th October, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND; The Main Event at New Zealand’s biggest ever poker tournament, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour: Auckland, is underway with a total field of 306 players and a prize pool of over $850,000 confirmed, setting a record for player numbers and prize pool in New Zealand poker tournaments.  

2008 APPT Seoul Main Event Recap

October 08 2008

The second leg of the 2008 Asia Pacific Poker Tour saw 165 players descend to the Walker Hill Hotel and Casino in Seoul, South Korea for the US$2,870 Main Event.   As the players found their seats on day one, it would be a cosy atmosphere with little breathing room, but it didn’t take long for players to drop away and table break. Some of the notable players in the field were Hevad Khan, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Ivan Tan, Celina Lin, David Saab, JJ Liu, Wooka Kim Andrew Scott, 2008 APPT Macau Champion Eddie Sabat, duel M

Duplicate Poker Ceases Operations

October 06 2008

In a surprising announcement via an update on their home page and similar email newsletter to its players, Duplicate Poker has ceased operations, effective immediately. Duplicate Poker’s online poker client confirmed their stance with all games on the site closed.   Duplicate Poker blamed the current global financial market as the reason behind the site’s demise, as per their announcement:

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Warnie to play in WSOPE

September 25 2008

International cricket legend and 888 sponsored player, Shane Warne has confirmed he will hit the felt at the World Series of Poker Europe in London. Players can find him at the Empire Casino in Leicester Square starting his first day of the £10,000 Main Event at 1pm, Saturday September 27.

Fans of Warne will remember he finished in the top 15 per cent of the 7000 strong field in the recent World Series of Poker in Vegas and hopes to finish with an even better result in London.

2008 APPT Macau – Main Event and High Rollers Event Recap

September 20 2008

Main Event The 2008 APPT Macau $US3,200 Main Event begun with a traditional Chinese dragon ceremony; including a large percussion section blessing each of the players with good fortune and chasing away all of the evil spirits from the tournament floor, as a record field of 538 players gathered at the Grand Waldo Hotel and Casino in Macau.   Day 1 would be split across three flights with play consisting of only seven one-hour levels and would see many big names attend

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