With the WSOP slowly becoming a distant memory, and thought he poker scene has had a bit of a quiet break, things are starting to pick right back up this month. The WPT has begun its 11th series having begun in Cypress just yesterday, with the first of the American WPT events of the series coming to Philadelphia in the coming weeks.
The biggest poker action of this week is to be found in both Florida and Macau, which has led to many poker pro’s making their first appearances since the biggest event in poker, the WSOP.
The 2012 Florida State Poker Championship
This event which is being held in the Isle casino on Pompano Beach in Florida, has attracted many of the more recognizable faces in poker, partly due to the high stakes that come with a buy-in of $5,300 needed to enter the Main Event. This event did actually have a prize pool guarantee of $500,000, which was in fact doubled due to the sheer amount of entries.
In total 188 players registered for the event, with some of the more famous being Tommy Vedes, Stuart Patterson and Darryll Fish. Heads up came down to Adam Levy and Brandon Barnes to battle it out for the title and first place payout. It eventually ended up with Barnes taking the score of $212,000 for first place.
Another event that was attracting the big name players was being held across the pacific in Macau. There was however no Americans that made the final table in this event, though there were two Brits amongst the final finishers. The winner was in fact from Taiwan; Carlos Chang managed to beat out both Winfred Yu and Richard Zhu.
By doing so, Chang took home a mouth watering 1.9 million Hong Kong Dollars.
IPT San Remo
There had been a scattered selection of events all over Europe but this was the one that was the biggest by a long shot. The final table included three Italians by the names of Andrea Dato, Giuseppe Zarbo and Alessandro Meoni, with the latter winning 180,000 Euros for beating out a field of 375.
In other tournaments around the world, Slavi Kolav won 71,412 Euro’s in the iGame Open in Prague, whilst David Allan worked his way through a field of 148 players to take home the New Zealand Australia APPT Main Event. He won around $90,000 for his efforts, which is by far his biggest ever score in poker.
Well, as the poker scene is definitely heating up once again, we will be right here for every tournament whether online or offline to let you know just who is busting out and just who is making the money.