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2017 WSOP Europe Main Event Day 2 – Vishal Maini Puts Gap Between Himself and Field

With the two Day 1 starting flights wrapped up, Monday was the time for the survivors of each – plus anyone who wanted to fire one final bullet or register for the first time – to come together in a single, unified field for Day 2 at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe Main Event at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Vishal Maini emerged from yesterday’s action as the overwhelming chip leader with 651,500 chips. After Maini, the next largest chip stack belongs to Milad Oghabian. His 463,500 is significant, but it is also nearly 200,000 fewer chips than the total belonging to Maini. After Oghabian, the top of the leader board is pretty packed, with the next five chip stacks ranging from 408,500 to 424,000 chips. Maini has just $ 73,532 in lifetime live tournament earnings (I would LOVE to have that success!), but he isn’t

Forbes Examines Similarities Between Esports and Poker

In the world of business, there is always that quest in finding the “next big thing.” With this point in mind, the business and finance magazine Forbes is looking into what many are saying will be the “next big thing” – Esports – and comparing it with what now appears to be “old news” – poker. Writer Darren Heitner examines in an in-depth article the similarities between the burgeoning Esports world – stating that it is expected to generate $ 590 million in wagers on gambling sites by the end of this year – and the world of poker. He also notes that the powerful Canadian provincial gaming site Loto-Quebec recently accepted its first bets on an Esports event. Heitner shows how the Esports community has slowly broken onto the consciousness of the populace, including the development of a business course at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas that focuses on