Daily Rewind - WSOP Aussie Style, WPT Catch-Up & DTD Continues to Thrive

In today's Daily Rewind we see where the WSOP is heading, catch-up with all the action from WPT Jacksonville and celebrate the growing popularity of Dusk Till Dawn.

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:

WSOP Goes Down Under

The WSOP is set to hit the land of kangaroos and barbeques in 2013 thanks to the creation of the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC).

Melbourne's Crown Casino will play host to the event which runs between April 4th and 15th, 2013. During that time there will be five chances for players to get their hands on a WSOP bracelet.

Commenting on the new series, Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director, said: “Our goal is to establish the worldwide grand slam of poker and use our platform to elevate the game through a series of major championships.”

The WSOP APAC will sit alongside the brand’s established events in America and Europe and is expected to attract some of the world’s best players.

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The Host of the WSOP APAC

The Thrill of Jacksonville

Day 3 saw 39 players hit the rail at Jacksonville's $5,000 WPT Main Event.

Still in the hunt for the $400,600 winner's prize on Day 4 are WPT host Tony Dunst, Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti and Will “The Thrill” Failla.

Yesterday’s action was brought to a close when Robert Gorodetsky fell at the hands of Blake Purvis.

Being the last 18-20 year old standing, Gorodetsky got to take home a specially customised WPT surfboard in addition to $16,263.

Today’s action kicks off at 2pm ET with yesterday’s ClubWPT Player of the Day, Daniel Buzgon, attempting to make his second WPT final table.


Sun Shines on Dusk Till Dawn

Europe’s largest dedicated poker venue, Dusk Till Dawn, is going from strength-to-strength at the moment with recent figures for their Grand Prix smashing the 2,000 barrier.

The low stakes event took place just one week after a record breaking £1 million UKIPT and stands as another example of DTD's increasing popularity. Moreover, it continues to prove that poker is very much alive and well in the UK and Europe. 
 
In total, 2,324 players anted-up €60 to play at the Nottingham based venue which meant the eventual winner, James Clarke, took home an impressive €21,913.

Huge fields are now becoming the norm at DTD and its fast becoming one of the most significant poker rooms in Europe; if not the world.

Indeed, this weekend’s £500 Super Sized Deepstack event has a guaranteed prizepool of £200,000 and is expect to draw another bumper crowd.

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Packed in Tight at DTD

High Stakes Corner

Yesterday’s €25,000 EPT High Roller event produced some enthralling action on the way to a final table of eight.

Throughout the day Justin Bonomo continued to ride the positive wave of variance he’s enjoyed since touching down in Monte Carlo.

Buoyed by his victory in the €100,000 Super High Roller event, Justin goes into today’s final with 2,202,00 chips - 1 million more than his nearest rival, Igor Kurganov.

A large portion of Justin’s haul came courtesy of lady luck and at the expense of Phil Ivey. After getting all their chips in on a Kd7s5s3d board, Ivey had the advantage with a set of kings.

Bonomo was trailing with Ks Qs but things quickly changed when the Js on the river to eliminated Ivey and earned Justin the pot.

PokerStrategy.com's Philipp philgruissem Gruissem finshed 3rd in the event after being eliminated by Daniel Negreanu. He took home €366,000 for his efforts.

To get the latest updates on today's action, visit PokerStarsblog.

Daily Signoff

With the WSOP heading to Australia next year we thought we’d take you back to the day the Aussies got their first World Champion.



Comments (8)

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  • chenny8888

    #1

    oh my god that is FFFFFFFFFFFF awesome!
  • Lazza61

    #2

    nice and local for you eh chenny
  • justkyle88

    #3

    I'll see you peeps soon :)
  • Waiboy

    #4

    I call dibs on first ship.
  • Waiboy

    #5

    with reference to #4 above, anyone wanna stake a b/e flhe/plo8 player to ship ME WSOP APAC? One time?
  • slycs

    #6

    what did J.Hachem say before he went all-in?
  • MJPerry

    #7

    @ #6: "I thought we were being friendly? Alright, stop - I'm all-in."
  • slycs

    #8

    @ #7: ty!! :)