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Dan Smith Defeats Daniel Negreanu in $100,000 Super High Roller at Five Diamond

In one of the final preliminary events (if you can call a tournament with a six-figure buy in a “preliminary”) before the start of the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event next week, Dan Smith vanquished fellow poker pro Daniel Negreanu to win the $ 100,000 Super High Roller on Friday night. While there has been plenty of action around the Bellagio leading up to the WPT Main Event, the $ 100,000 Super High Roller pulled plenty of eyes to its action. 39 entries would pony up the $ 100,000 entry fee to build a $ 3.9 million prize pool. Of that bounty, only six people would be walking away with any money, making the competition fierce. By the time Thursday night arrived, the money bubble was still intact as seven players battled it out for the right to get a return on their investment. Stephen

2017 World Series of Poker: Elior Sion Defeats Tough Final Table, Captures $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship

Despite arguably not being one of the “bigger” names on the final table, the United Kingdom’s Elior Sion defeated a tough final table to capture one of the biggest prizes in tournament poker, the $ 50,000 Poker Players’ Championship at the 2017 World Series of Poker. At the start of the final day, the six-man pack was led by none other than Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu, who has been having one of the best WSOP runs of his career that hasn’t resulted in a bracelet, was the leader of that pack at the start of action on Thursday with his 5.93 million chips. That lead wasn’t a huge one, however, as Isaac Haxton was within about 700K in chips (5.205 million) of Canada’s favorite son. Sion started the day in the middle of the pack with his 4.75 million chips, with Germany’s Johannes Becker (4.56 million), Austria’s Ivo Donev (2.99 million

Shurane Vijayaram Defeats Ben Heath Heads Up, Wins Aussie Millions Main Event

Coming into the final table with a sizeable chip lead, Shurane Vijayaram rode that stack to battle the second biggest chip stack to start the day – that of Ben Heath – for the championship of the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event. In the end, that advantageous stack played to Vijayaram’s advantage in his eventual victory. The seven men that came to the table on Sunday afternoon at the Crown Casino in Melbourne were the survivors from the 725-player field that started the tournament just a week ago. Along with Vijayaram and Heath, Jeff Rossiter was a threat for the title with his 3.105 million chip stack; Rossiter was looking to improve on his third-place finish in this tournament from 2011. Tobias Hausen (2.995 million), David Olson (2.35 million) and Luke Roberts (1.305 million) were in the mix, but at the bottom of the standings – but with many eyes

Ole Schemion Defeats Mustapha Kanit to Take Down EPT €100,000 Super High Roller Championship

After negotiating a deal that basically ensured both would receive the same payday, Ole Schemion defeated Mustapha Kanit in heads up action to take down the championship of the European Poker Tour’s €100,000 Super High Roller event on Saturday night. The final eight men presented one of the more difficult final tables that you’ll see. While Ali Reza Fatehi was at the top of the table, Stephen Chidwick, Igor Kurganov, Sam Greenwood, Ivan Luca, Paul Newey, Schemion and Kanit were seated in the other seats. All but Newey, Greenwood and Luca were situated with seven-figure stacks, ensuring that there would be some play once the stacks deepened up a bit. After Newey (who started with only 250K in chips) doubled up on the first two hands, he got out of the danger zone and could actually muster some offense against his tablemates. After Newey’s renewal of life, some of the

Justin Young Defeats Garrett Greer, Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

After the oddity of beginning the day with a 10-handed final table, Justin Young exorcised the demons of an earlier World Poker Tour final table loss in defeating Garrett Greer to emerge victorious in the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in Hollywood, FL, last night. Instead of having the official six-handed WPT final table to start the festivities on Wednesday, ten players came back for action. Hyoung Chae was atop the mountain with his 6.225 million in chips, but Tim Reilly, Sam Soverel, Matt Haugen and Ben Tarzia were all within two million chips. Young and Greer were in the bottom half of the table alongside the player that many eyes were on, Cate Hall, who had the chance to take over the WPT Player of the Year lead with a third place finish or higher and the opportunity to become the first woman to win an open WPT