23 Feb 13
Daily Rewind: Ferguson's Settlement Accepted, WPT Baden, Voulgaris in ESPN
In today's Daily Rewind we settle Chris Ferguson's civil suit, join Marvin Rettenmaier in WPT Baden's penultimate day and check out Haralabos Voulgaris in ESPN.
The Daily Rewind is your one-stop-shop for a sharp review of the day in poker. Join us here for a mix of the latest news and a more irreverent insight into the poker world. Today we discovered the following topics for you:
Ferguson's settlement approved
|Chris feeling settled
Having received the document on Tuesday, Wood took a few days to review each section before accepting it without change.
Ferguson's legal deal included the submission of $2,350,000, as well as an undisclosed amount of money contained within a bank account bearing his name.
Wood's signature now puts Ferguson in the clear as far as the civil case against him is concerned.
However, some now believe he will face a legal trial for his part in the collapse of Full Tilt.
With European and international stars, such as Mickey Petersen and Steve O'Dwyer, all descending on the Austrian city with €3,300 in hand, the quality of poker on display has been refreshingly high.
While tournament reporters have found the pace somewhat slow going at times, the deep stack play has allowed some seasoned pros to make it through.
Those within touching distance of the $271,258 top prize at the close of yesterday's session included: Martin Staszko (421,000), Bodo Sbrzesny (242,000) and Marvin ' xcrash154' Rettenmaier (291,000).
Indeed, while Vladimir Bozinovic bagged 975,000 chips, his position at the top is by no means guaranteed with the aforementioned players all starting the penultimate with over 30 big blinds.
Voulgaris featured by ESPNHaralabos Voulgaris might be a well known in the poker world, but, when he's not trying to get his money back from Erick Lindgren, he's betting on basketball.
Such is his NBA betting prowess that ESPN recently wrote a feature length article about him and his million dollar betting habits.
For those who are interested, the article paints the picture of a modern sports bettor who uses a range of statistics and mathematical formulas to gain an edge.
|Bob's NBA bankroll
High stakes corner
|Blom bouncing back
The Swedish pro's profit put him well ahead of Kyle "cottonseed1" Hendon ($343,142) and took his 2013 total to just under $2 million.
"patpatpanda" and Phil Ivey also enjoyed positive days, with the former banking $315,468 to finish ahead of Ivey who scooped $116,184.
One player who couldn't find a way to win in the last 24 hours was Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius.
The Finn's $410,105 loss catapulted him to the top of the loser chart ahead of Erik "Erik1223" Sagstrom (-$348,270), Kyle "KPR16" Ray (-$318,658) and Alex "Alexonmoon" Luneau (-$151,274).
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Daily SignoffIt appears that Haralabos Voulgaris has a tongue as sharp as his betting prowess if the following clip is anything to go on.
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