Daily Rewind: Premier League Final, Thriller in Manila, Big Game, More Epic Fail

Today's Rewind checks out the latest from the final of the Premier League V. We hear about the biggest tournament to ever grace Asia and look forward to the PartyPoker.com Big Game, while there's more bad press for the Epic Poker League.

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:

Premier League final underway

The final of Premier League V is in full flow at the time of writing, and as it stands Daniel junglemandan Cates is your current chip leader, setting the pace in a final laden with some of poker's modern day superstars.

Sam Trickett was the first casualty from the final, finding himself on the wrong side of a cooler against Patrik Antonius, and qualifier Mathew Frankland was the next man out, his chips being hoovered up by Daniel Cates.

Tom "durrrr" Dwan was the latest casualty so just five players remain in the hunt for the $500,000 first place and Premier League V title.

Follow all the action as it unfolds over at the PartyPoker Blog.

Tony G getting lively in the Premier League final

Thriller in Manila

Poker in Asia continues to boom this year and news reaches us today that Manila is set to hold the richest poker tournament in Asian history next week.

In recent times the sub-continent has attracted some of poker's biggest names to compete in mouth-watering cash games and tournaments and this trend looks set to continue.

On April 20th the Asian Poker Tour will stage the Manila Millions, a HKD $1 million ($129,000 USD) buy-in tournament at the Resorts World Manila’s Genting Club in the Philippines.

High rollers Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey have confirmed their attendance for the Super High Roller event, and PokerPortalAsia claims that "early expectations are there will be around 25-30 players" taking part in the event, which coincides with the APT Philippines.

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Ivey is a definite for the Manila Millions

Big guns line up for Big Game

While the long-awaited PartyPoker.com Premier League V will be a distant memory tomorrow, railbirds can comfort themselves with more high octane poker action as the Big Game kicks off.

The 48 hour cash game starts tomorrow over at the Casino Montesino in Austria, and the action should come thick and fast with the likes of Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Luke Schwartz and Erik Seidel all set to compete in the €25/€50 No Limit Hold'em cash game.

With an optional €100 straddle, the game is expected to play fairly deep from the start, and fans can follow all of the action over at the PartyPoker Blog.

More Epic fail

Yesterday's Rewind took a closer look at the epic car crash that is the Epic Poker League, alluding to the 100 or so domain names that the FS+G registered.

Today doesn't get any better for Annie Duke's embattled EPL brand, with Wicked Chops Poker the latest in a long line of mud-slingers to attack Epic/FS+G for their business dealings.

The article states the the FS+G had been in talks to acquire "the entities who comprise Wicked Chops Poker"..."as part of a larger media development strategy."

After noticing "highly prohibitive intellectual property clauses", WCP refused to sign a contract with FS+G and allege to have been "repeatedlty misled" by Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack.

WCP were dismayed to find out that "FS+G executive Jeffrey Grossman acquired the domain wickedpoker.net in late July 2010 (as well as, it seems, almost ONE HUNDRED other Wicked domains)."

Read the full WCP statement here.

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Rough times for Annie Duke

High stakes corner

The past 24 hours in the world of high stakes online poker have undoubtedly belonged to PokerStrategy.com intstructor JensKyllonen.

The Finnish PLO whiz bagged an outstanding $171,636 yesterday to make him the day's biggest winner by some distance according to HighStakesDB.

Kylonnen's Finnish friend and rival Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies was the man in the unenviable position of holding the day's biggest loser baton, dropping a shade over $170,000, and showing no signs of consistency in what has been a rollercoaster 2012 so far.

Daily Signoff

With the Big Game set to kick off tomorrow, today's Signoff looks back at an amusing hand from last year's event.

Is this the shortest appearance from an online qualifier in televised poker history?

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  • Tim64


    Stunning Seiver. Poor Pettersson.
  • muppetking1


    Annie Duke gone smile lol