24 Feb 13
Daily Rewind: SuperNova Elite Race Over, WPT L.A. Poker Classic, Galfond's Win
In today's Daily Rewind we crown PokerStars' first SuperNova Elite of 2013, recap yesterday's L.A. Poker Classic and review Phil Galfond's winning Saturday.
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Super grinder becomes elite
|Wice missed out
Having taken just 39 hours and 25 minutes to break the 100,000 point barrier and earn SuperNova status, Alex "AWice" Wice looked to be the most likely to reach next milestone first.
However, following a massive push by Ryan "MouldyOnions" Bell, Wice will have to settle for breaking the million point mark second.
Although Bell's name hasn't been explicitly mentioned yet, a UK based player is listed as the first person past the marker and he was on the only one in contention.
Bell's 1,000,044 VPPs in 53 days broke the previous record by 6 days and for his efforts he'll earn a double VPP day of his choosing and his face on a specially commissioned deck of cards.
L.A. Poker Classic begins
The $10,000 event began with a tribute to the late Jerry Buss, before some of the world's best players set about the business of gathering chips.
Although the total number of entrants is slightly down on last year's figure of 579, the prizepool has still exceeded $4.8 million which means the eventual winner should receive around $1 million.
Surviving an opening day which saw the field cut to 375 was the likes of Bertrand Grospellier, Phil Hellmuth and Joe Hachem.
Indeed, it was Hachem who was named the Player of the Day after finishing the day in fourth place with 116,700 chips, just behind chip leader Kamakeddin Abdolrahimi (140,000).
High stakes corner
|Galfond back on top
Phil's 2013 winnings now stand at $1,770,356, which puts him top of the yearly leaderboard ahead of Tom "durrrr" Dwan whose recent slip took his total to $1,762,020.
At the other end of the profit spectrum was Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.
The Swede couldn't capitalise on Friday's $570,218 win and saw his bankroll drop by $687,278 after 2,601 hands.
Also suffering a bout of negative various in the last 24 hours was Hac "trex313" Dang (-$286,109), Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius (-$226,051) and Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn (-$156,972).
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