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POKER NEWS: WPT LA Classic final table set; Belgium and Portugal get new tours

TAGs: Belgium, PokerStars, portugal, WPT

wpt-final-table-belgium-portugalThe World Poker Tour (WPT) LA Poker Classic final table is now set with a familiar face atop the chip count heading towards the line.

Former World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event champion from exactly 10 years ago, Carlos Mortensen, will take seat six in the final and with it will be looking for a record fourth WPT title.

Chip leader going into the previous day, Vivek Rajkumar, trails closely behind and he could win his second WPT title if Mortensen fails to hold onto his lead.

The remaining players amongst the final six are Darryll Fish, Gregory Brooks, Amir Lehavot, and Steve Gross. The final table commences at 4pm PST and a winner will be crowned when it’s all said and done.

PokerStars has announced that two European countries are to get their very own poker tours.

Much like the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), Belgium and Portugal will see PokerStars sponsored tourneys get underway later this year.

The Belgian Poker Series will have three stops and gets underway at Casino de Namur from April 14 through 17 and have a prize pool of €200,000 with a €730 + @70 buy in. Dates and venues for the remaining two events have yet to be announced.

Portugal is the other country to benefit from a poker tour, the Portugal Poker Series beginning with an event at Casino Vilamoura between the same days mentioned above. It will then move to Figueira de Fox from June 10-13 before finally touching down in Espinho from October 13-18.

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