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17 Feb 12
Daily Rewind: VojtaR's GPI Rank, Antonius in Premier League, Ziigmund Crushed
In today's Rewind we see that PokerStrategist VojtaR got into the Global Player Index. Patrik Antonius joins the PartyPoker Premier League Poker V and we talk about Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies' devastating time at the tables.
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:
VojtaR enters the Global Poker IndexPokerStrategy.com coach Vojtech " VojtaR" Ruzicka likes winning. So much, in fact, that he recently won the German Championship of Poker Main Event in Rozvadov for €122,500. That achievement of his didn't get unnoticed: on the contrary, thanks to his recent win, our coach entered the Global Poker Index.
VojtaR is currently ranked 169th, sitting quite comfortably in the top 300 list which is updated each week. Jason Mercier is leading the pack, followed by Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Erik Seidel. For the full overview, head over to the Global Poker Index page.
Patrik Antonius to play in PartyPoker Premier League Poker VIf you want people to watch your poker show, you need to save a seat for Patrik Antonius. It's science. The people behind PartyPoker's Premier League Poker seem to know this, which is why they invited the Finnish superstar to join the action.
The upcoming edition, running between April 4 - 10, is set to take place in Vienna and it will feature a $125,000 buy-in. To spice things up a little more, the game of choice will be Pot Limit Omaha, so expect fireworks.
Antonius will join a line-up consisting of big names like Tony G, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Tricket, Luke Schwartz, Jennifer Tilly and former Premier League champion Andrew Frankenberger. On top of the cash prize, the winner will also be getting a $25,000 seat into the WPT World Championship. Find out more about this on the PartyPoker blog.
|Patrik Antonius, being great for TV|
PokerStars hosting two charity tournaments for Thor HansenNorwegian pro Thor Hansen was recently diagnosed with cancer, news that saddened the poker community as a whole. For poker players who would like to help pay for his treatment with donations, PokerStars has just announced an alternative: two fundraiser tournaments that will be taking place this weekend.
The first tourney starts at 18:30 GMT on Sunday and it has a $10+$10 buy-in, with $10 going to the prize pool and $10 to the Thor Hansen Charity Fund. The second tournament has a buy-in of $50+$50 and it takes place at 19:00 GMT. The tournaments are open to all players and can be found by going to the PokerStars lobby and selecting Tourney -> Regional. If you don't have an account yet, click here to create a PokerStars account.
High stakes cornerIt's been a wild ride for Ilari Sahamies at the PokerStars tables. Yesterday, the Finnish pro managed to drop approximately $500k at the high stakes PLO tables, a performance we're quite sure he's not pleased with. He then went on to vent in the chat to Isildur1 about his time with the Stars regs.
Thanks to his latest session, Sahamies is now sitting at around -$507k profit for the year according to HighstakesDB. On the other side of the spectrum, "bernard-bb" and Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton are sitting at the top, having won $195k and $135k respectively.
|There, there Ilari, you'll be fine.
Stop checking your PokerStars cashier for now.
Daily SignoffSpeaking of PartyPoker's televised tournaments, here's a little gem you don't see every day. Ingredients: high stakes TV tournament, quads over quads, and commentary from Mike Sexton, Jesse May and Phil Laak. Seriously, just watch it:
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