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Mike Leah, Chris Brammer and Jeff Hakim among FTOPS XXIII Winners

With just three more days to go in the Full Tilt Poker FTOPS XXIII tournament series a number of big names have already captured Gold Jerseys in the popular online poker series, including Chris “kid_bramm” Brammer, who captured Event #1, Jeff “YoungSupremacy” Hakim, a two-time winner in the FTOPS XXIII, taking down Event #3 and Event #21, and Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah, the Event #24 winner.

Another double winner in the FTOPS XXIII was “profpanik” who won Event #9 (a 5-Card Omaha tournament) and Event #32 (a PLO Rush tournament).

Here is a look at the well-known players that have captured FTOPS XXIII victories (all results from the Full Tilt Poker website):

FTOPS XXIII Event #1: $215 No Limit Holdem –3,503 entries

  1. Chris “kid_bramm” Brammer — $129,611
  2. 4CashNow — $91,078
  3. IgorFederal — $62,353
  4. Lortmatto — $46,239
  5. jellyfish223 — $35,030
  6. DSunichlife — $25,992
  7. Nyx86 — $18,565
  8. vienna bundy — $13,171
  9. papychulo777 — $8,897

FTOPS XXIII Event #3: $109 PLO –327 entries

  1. Jeff “YoungSupremacy” Hakim — $26,850.00
  2. ScoopAndStack — $17,184.00
  3. Andras Nemeth — $12,888.00
  4. pimenta7 — $9,934.50
  5. FromPenzaWizLav — $7,518.00
  6. Gennadiy As — $5,370.00
  7. Bolehlav — $3,490.50
  8. ritarita22 — $2,685.00
  9. KrossadChoklad — $2,148.00

FTOPS XXIII Event #13: $320 Coucheval 6-Max – 218 entries

  1. Emil “whitelime” Patel — $16,350.00
  2. feliceko — $10,758.30
  3. Leqenden13 — $7,913.40
  4. ROLF T-Rex — $5,755.20
  5. pimenta7 — $4,120.20
  6. Budnikov — $2,746.80

FTOPS XXIII Event #21: $215 Limit Holdem – 403 entries

  1. Jeff “YoungSupremacy” Hakim — $17,732.00
  2. BubbleBoy87 — $12,090.00
  3. bullyon — $8,946.60
  4. Pavalinya — $6,851.00
  5. SkartyMJK — $5,077.80
  6. tustca — $3,627.00
  7. karolis666 — $2,659.80
  8. DealMeInFast — $2,015.00
  9. thereal_bandito — $1,531.40

FTOPS XXIII Event #24: $215 No Limit Holdem – 797 entries

  1. Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah — $32,677.00
  2. brunolira — $22,316.00
  3. katelin — $16,752.94
  4. haemaelainen — $12,752.00
  5. feelthemelody — $9,245.20
  6. Pokerfan 1989 — $6,535.40
  7. O Shark Eater O — $4,782.00
  8. venced0r_86 — $3,666.20
  9. vincelis — $2,709.80

And here is a look at the current Top 10 on the FTOPS XXIII Player of the Series leader-board:

Rank

Player

Chips

1

GoLeafsGoEh

625

2

Gennadiy As

622

3

FromPenzaWizLav

563

4

YoungSupremacy

534

5

r4ndomr4gs

515

6

whitelime

499

7

xaffer

472

8

nilsef

469

9

ScoopAndStack

457

10

kid_bramm

456

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The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: Matthew Ashton

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, with Mathew Ashton being our final player on this list.

Matthew Ashton

UK poker pro Matthew Ashton is no stranger to World Series of Poker success (he came into the 2013 WSOP, his third, with four cashes including three Top 10 finishes), but few people even dream about having a WSOP like Ashton put together in 2013. Of all the players profiled Ashton has the least number of cashes, but the most final tables, with four each.

The highlight of Ashton’s 2013 WSOP was easily his win in the $50k Poker Players Championship where he became the first non-American to win the event, as well as the youngest to claim the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy. Ashton’s win also cemented him as one of the best young mixed game players in the world considering all of his WSOP cashes are in non-Holdem tournaments. Download your free software at Titan Poker Downloads.

Here is a look at the winners of the Poker Players Championship since the tournament’s inception in 2007:

  • 2007 Poker Players Championship winner: David “Chip” Reese
  • 2008 Poker Players Championship winner: Scotty Nguyen
  • 2009 Poker Players Championship winner: David Bach
  • 2010 Poker Players Championship winner: Mike Mizrachi
  • 2011 Poker Players Championship winner: Brian Rast
  • 2012 Poker Players Championship winner: Mike Mizrachi
  • 2013 Poker Players Championship winner: Matthew Ashton

The $1.7 million in prize-money shot his career live tournament earnings up to over $2.3 million, and with his three other final tables he took a solid lead in the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year race.

During the 2013 WSOP Matthew earned over $2 million, captured his first WSOP bracelet, and is in a great position to win the 2013 WSOP POY award. Here is a look at his four cashes/final tables at the 2013 WSOP:

  • Event #55 $50,000 The Poker Players Championship: 1st place for $1,774,089
  • Event #23 $2,500 Seven Card Stud: 7th place for $18,266
  • Event #13 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 2nd place for $164,700
  • Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 3rd place for $86,437

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

 

The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: Tom Schneider

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, continuing with Tom Schneider.

Tom Schneider

Tom Schneider isn’t one of these hotshot 20-somethings, but the 53 year-old isn’t some grizzled veteran either. Schneider got his start in poker during the poker boom, making him one of the few older players to really break into the game during the online era.

Schneider came out of virtually nowhere at the 2007 World Series of Poker to win two WSOP bracelets along with the WSOP Player of the Year award., and this year he is trying to replicate that achievement, considering he has won two more bracelets in 2013 and is in the hunt for the WSOP Player of the Year title. Over the course of his dozen years in the poker world Schneider has pocketed over $2.3 million in career live tournament earnings, won four WSOP bracelets, and made two WPT final tables, finishing 3rd at the 2006 WPT World Poker Challenge in Reno, and 4th in the 2007 WPT Legends of Poker. Visit Titan Poker Promotions for the latest deals and games available.

Schneider hasn’t just won two bracelets this year, he is also among the series leaders in cashes with seven (this after cashing seven times at the 2012 WSOP as well), and is the first player to win two HORSE bracelets at the same World Series of Poker. For his career, Schneider has cashed an impressive 32 times at the WSOP, dating back to 2002, averaging nearly three cashes per year over that span.

Here is a look at Schneider’s seven 2013 WSOP cashes:

  • Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 27th place for $5,496
  • Event #10 $1,500 Limit Hold’em: 59th place for $2,873
  • Event #13 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 23rd place for $9,583
  • Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.: 1st place for $258,960
  • Event #20 $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo: 84th place for $3,066
  • Event #29 $ 5,000 H.O.R.S.E.: 1st place for $318,955
  • Event #35 $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha: 60th place for $5,765

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

 

The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: David Baker

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, with David “Bakes” Baker the next player on the list.

David Baker

Confusion reigned in the poker world for many years until easily identifying the two David Baker’s could be sorted. The answer to the problem was simple: Nicknames. David “Bakes” Baker definitely got the better of the deal, as David “ODB” Baker didn’t even really get a nickname, more of an acronym – ODB stands for Old David Baker.

Last year both David Bakers had tremendous World Series of Poker tournament series, but this year it was David “Bakes” Baker who stole the show, cashing eight times, with five Top 10 finishes. Since 2009 Bakes has been one of the most consistent players at the WSOP (remember that for your WSOP fantasy team next year) never cashing less than four times, and making at least one final table every year since 2010.

The two-time bracelet winner is one of the most underrated tournament poker players in the game amongst casual poker fans, but amongst his peers he is definitely a feared player, capable of playing every game and tournament format well, evidenced by his cashes in seven different formats this year:

  • Event #5 $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 19th place for $6,551
  • Event #9 $3,000 No Limit Hold’em – Shootout: 6th place for $51,997
  • Event #13 $5,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 4th place for $79,078
  • Event #17 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em: 8th place for $49,716
  • Event #39 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo: 38th place for $3,743
  • Event #43 $10,000 2-7 Lowball: 2nd place for$156,674
  • Event #48 $2,500 Limit Hold’em – 6 Handed: 10th place for $14,404
  • Event #52 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em – 6 Handed: 15th place for $53,781

During the course of the 2013 WSOP Bakes has pocketed over $400,000.

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

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The 5 Players Who Owned the 2013 WSOP: Dan Kelly

At every World Series of Poker a few players indelibly leave their mark on the summer poker series, and this year was no exception. Out of all the competitors and the entire list of WSOP bracelet winners, the following five people were in my opinion the best of the best:

  • Dan Kelly
  • David “Bakes” Baker
  • Tom Schneider
  • Marco Johnson
  • Matthew Ashton

In this series I will give a little back-story to each of these players and detail their accomplishments during the 2013 WSOP, beginning with Dan Kelly.

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly is no stranger to poker success considering the man best known as djk123 at the online poker tables is one of the most successful online tournament players in the history of the game. Kelly has also had his fair share of live tournament success, winning a WSOP bracelet back in 2010 in the first $25k Six-Handed No Limit Holdem event ever held at the WSOP. Kelly also finished in 3rd place at the 2012 WPT LA Poker Classic, and came into the 2013 WSOP with about $2.3 in career live tournament earnings.

All Dan Kelly has done at the 2013 WSOP is cash eight times, including two final tables and seven Top-20 finishes. While he hasn’t managed to breakthrough with another WSOP win, Kelly began the WSOP so hot that he looked like a shoe-in to better Konstantin Puchov’s cashes in a single WSOP record that was set last year, after cashing eight times in the first 29 tournaments before coming back to earth during the second half of the series.

Over the course of the 2013 WSOP Kelly has earned nearly $500k. Here is a look at each of Dan Kelly’s eight 2013 WSOP cashes:

  • Event #2 $5,000 No Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed: 6th place for $83,532
  • Event #6 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Millionaire Maker: 5th place for $302,104
  • Event #14 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em: 180th place for $2,774
  • Event #15 $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.: 16th place for $8,378
  • Event #19 $5,000 Pot Limit Hold’em: 12th place for $16,011
  • Event #21 $3,000 No Limit Hold’em – 6 Handed: 10th place for $33,090
  • Event #25 $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo: 20th place for $9,741
  • Event #29 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E.: 17th place for $10,304

*Resources: www.wsop.com, www.thehendonmob.com

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A Look at the Notable Winners at the 2013 WSOP

Generally there are three types of winners at the World Series of Poker tournaments series:

  • The established pro
  • The rising star
  • The semi-pro/amateur

In this column I’ll be focusing on the first and second category, and seeing how the established poker pros and young stars have done over the first 24 events of the 2013 World Series of Poker tournament series. For these purposes I have left off players who haven’t really broken through yet in live tournaments –players like Charles Sylvestre who simply don’t have a track-record in live events—instead focusing on the known pros and live tournament grinders who are making their first big score. wsop gold bracelet Check out the other high ranked poker rooms here.

Of the first 24 winners at the 2013 WSOP I would say that at least 11 fall into the category of established or up-and-coming poker player under the parameters I set above. The biggest name of the bunch to capture a bracelet this year has to be Mike Matusow, who won bracelet #4 in Event #13. But several other players have also added to their bracelet tally, including Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy who now has two bracelets; 2007 WSOP Player of the Year Tom Schneider who picked-up bracelet #3; Triple Crown winner David Kitai who now has two WSOP bracelets; and David Chiu who now has an impressive five WSOP bracelets.

For players like Matusow, Kitai, and Chiu, there WSOP victories are legacy building, as all three will eventually be Hall of Fame nominees down the road (Chiu is already in the mix for this honor): And for players like Matt Waxman Trevor Pope, Taylor Paur, and Martin Finger, their WSOP wins could be the stepping stone they need to break into that upper tier of poker pros –the ones with the sponsorship deals and mainstream fan recognition.

Here is a look at the “name” poker players who have won bracelets at the 2013 WSOP:

  • Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (Eight Handed) — Trevor Pope $553,906
  • Event #7: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em — Matt Waxman $305,952
  • Event #9: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout — Cliff Josephy $299,486
  • Event #13: $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better — Mike Matusow $266,503
  • Event #15: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. — Tom Schneider $258,960
  • Event #16: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em — Mark Radoja $331,190
  • Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em — Athanasios Polychronopoulos $518,755
  • Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em — Taylor Paur $340,260
  • Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em — Davidi Kitai $224,560
  • Event #21: $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max — Martin Finger $506,764
  • Event #23: $2,500 Seven Card Stud — David Chiu $145,520

*Resources: www.wsop.com

Cal Anderson Joins Shaun Deeb as 4-time SCOOP Winners

Calvin “Cal42688” Anderson is one of the better known online poker tournament players in the game (and for good reason) and 2013 could very well be the breakout year for Anderson considering he has had a fair amount of live tournament success in 2013, and just made poker history by joining online poker legend Shaun Deeb as the only poker players with four PokerStars SCOOP titles.

In 2013 Anderson has finished 5th in the 2013 Irish Poker Open Main Event, 10th in the PokerStars EPT Berlin Main Event, as well as cashing in the PokerStars PCA Main Event and the EPT Grand Final Main Event. Anderson’s biggest live tournament score came in 2011 when he finished 14th in the PokerStars PCA Main Event for $115k.

Anderson’s fourth SCOOP win came in Event #25-M, a $215 Fixed Limit Holdem 6-Max tournament. Cal Anderson took on another talented poker player who flies under the radar, Nick Abou Risk from Ireland, who finished as the runner-up in Anderson’s historic win:

  1. Calvin “cal42688″ Anderson (Mexico) $23,643.00
  2. Nick “nabourisk” Abou Risk (Ireland) $17,636.40
  3. b8chatz (United Kingdom) $13,099.50
  4. jonstarz (United Kingdom) $8,946.00
  5. nimzon (Finland) $6,390.00
  6. Truelove13 (Russia) $3,834.00

Here is a look at Anderson’s three other SCOOP titles:

  • 2012 SCOOP -12-H: $2100 PL Omaha Heads-Up: $18,408
  • 2011 SCOOP-27-H: $2100 Razz: $46,200
  • 2010 SCOOP – 17-L: $15 PLO w/Rebuys: $26,940

Not to be outdone, Deeb is also making waves during the 2013 SCOOP series. Deeb won four titles last year on his way to the SCOOP leader-board title, and this year Deeb has already made multiple final tables, and is now sitting atop the SCOOP leader-board for the second straight year. Here is a look at the Overall Leaders on the SCOOP leader-board (PokerStars also runs individual leader-boards for the Low, Medium, and High buy-in events):

Place User ID Country Played Points
1 shaundeeb Mexico 84 465
2 ninototoroko Brazil 84 450
3 GeorgeDanzer Austria 83 435
4 Unkn0wn123 Uruguay 69 410
5 ImDaNuts Costa Rica 51 380
6 Jorj95 Canada 84 370
7 stevie444 United Kingdom 68 365
8-9 blanconegro Mexico 67 330
8-9 villepn Finland 78 330
10-12 cal42688 Mexico 71 325

 

There is still a lot of poker left to be played before the 2013 SCOOP tournament series comes to a close, including the Main Events this Sunday, so there is still plenty of time for a leader-board shakeup, as well as more SCOOP history to possibly be made. Check out the top poker rooms today at our Titan Poker Top Online Rooms section.

*Resources: www.pokerstarsblog.com, www.pokerstars.com/scoop, www.thehendonmob.com