With 99% of the poker world’s attention fixed firmly on the WSOP Final Table at the Rio in Las Vegas, you may have missed the news that Warren Zackey won the inaugural WSOP-Circuit Africa main event last Sunday. The native South African topped the 187-strong field to collect the equivalent of $232k US, which we’re guessing is a significant bump from what he usually takes home every week as a plumbing supplies salesman in Johannesburg.
Moving north to France, Day 3 is scheduled to get underway at the WPT Amneville. The original field of 542 has been whittled down to a mere 48 players, with France’s Nesrin Kourdourli the current chip leader at 957k, followed by Tyler Cornel at 769k and Ilan Boujenah with 743k. The action is scheduled to conclude on Saturday, and while the rest of the world may not turn away from the Rio to observe the finale, the lucky player walking away with the €426k first place prize probably won’t be too offended.