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2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 1B: Huge Turnout Breaks Records

Yesterday, I made the understatement of the week when predicting the Day 1B turnout at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Main Event: “The total field should climb well over 1,000 runners; the first starting flight is almost always the smallest.” AS IT TURNED OUT…Day 1B eclipsed the 1,000 player mark all by itself, drawing 1,291 entrants. Day 1A’s total was 468, thus before late registrations are calculated today, the EPT Barcelona field is 1,759, easily beating last year’s record of 1,694. The official numbers have not been finalized yet as the late registration was until the start of Day 2, but it looks like somewhere around another 30 players were added on Wednesday. If we estimate the field to be about 1,790 players, the prize pool will be around €8,681,500, as the buy-in is €5,000 and three percent is taken out for floor staff and dealers. As you might

Benny Glaser Becomes Third Player to Take Second Bracelet at 2016 WSOP and What About the Records?

Only halfway through its 68 tournament schedule, the 2016 World Series of Poker has already crowned three double bracelet winners. The latest, the United Kingdom’s Benny Glaser, earned his latest piece of jewelry in the $ 10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Eights or Better World Championship. It took a little extra work to get the tournament completed as three men – Glaser (3.225 million), Doug Lorgeree (3.095 million) and Matt Glantz (1.85 million) – couldn’t complete action on Tuesday night before the WSOP curfew hit. Thus, they came back on Wednesday to battle it out for the latest bracelet and took little time to settle their personal score. Within ten minutes of the opening bell, the chips were flying around the table and a new leader had taken over the table. Lorgeree was able to capture several of those hands and moved out to four million chips, a two million chip edge

2016 PokerStars SCOOP Sets All Sorts of Records

Once upon a time, the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) was an upstart online poker series, trying to give poker players their big tournament series fix while they waited for the giant World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to kickoff later in the year. SCOOP is an upstart no more; it is now officially the largest online poker series on the face of the Earth. SCOOP began on May 8th and will finish up tonight as the $ 100 “Low” and $ 1,000 “Mid” Main Events run to their conclusion. Registration has closed on each, though, so we now know that a total of $ 90,984,283.44 was accumulated in prize pools across all 56 events (with three tournaments in each event, that is 168 tournaments in all). This number is the largest combined prize pool for an online poker tournament series in history, smashing the previous record of