Is that a ??? Man in a Ladies No Limit Holdem Event? Absolutely! Abraham Korotki, World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit winner, put up the cash recently at the Borgata Poker Open and went on to play against 269 ladies in the $260+$40 buy-in Ladies’ event. Not only did Korotki play the event, he won it.
Nicole Rowe of West Windsor, New York, was the last woman standing. According to an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, Rowe claims she offered to evenly chop the prize money with Korotki; he refused. Word has it he wanted the trophy. Rowe is not happy for more than the obvious reasons; she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and needed the extra money to help with medical costs. First place was $20,982. Korotki joined the list of other men that have played Ladies only events—Jose Canseco, Phil Gordon, Rafe Furst, and others.
Isabelle “No Mercy” Mercier has left PokerStars Pro team of players after spending five years promoting the PokerStars brand, as a successful player and representative. Mercier has her own company, No Mercy Productions, and is expected to stay very active in the poker world. Mercier is a very interesting read, find out more about her here.
There are still five events left in PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The WCOOP is a massive poker run of 45 events leading up to the main event and an overall guaranteed prize pool of $40,000,000. Terrence Chan (winner of two SCOOP titles on the same night) won event 39, 6-max, $1,050 Fixed Limit Holdem. And Bertrand “ElKy” Grospellier won his first WCOOP bracelet—event 38, $530 NLH 1 rebuy/1 add-on, to add to his stack of victories.
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2009 WSOP Gold Bracelet Event 58 was WSOPE Event 1, No Limit Holdem, with a £1,000 (= $1,650 USD) buy-in creating a total Net prize pool of £608,000 (= $989,342 USD). There were 608 players that built a first place prize of £136,803 with 63 places paid - and 89 players remain to begin Day II. The event runs from September 18th through September 21st. This is the largest poker tournament, to date, ever held in London.
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