Poker news from NAPT WPT and WSOPC


Poker pro Vanessa SelbstMaybe the organizers of the North American Poker Tour (NAPT) should think about renaming it the SelbstNAPT such has been Vanessa’s dominance in recent times. The Team PokerStars Pro already had the chip lead going into yesterday and she simply built up her count throughout the day and only has leader Tyler Kenney ahead of her. As one of the up and coming female stars on the live poker circuit she knocked aside all in her path as if a warrior bounding towards live poker glory. Former NAPT Mohegan Sun winner Joe Tehan, Thomas Hoglund Jr, Dan Shak, Vincent Rubianes, Steve O’Dwyer, Kenney, and Aaron Overton, join her on the eight person final table. It will also be broadcast by ESPN.

WPT eventOver at the World Poker Tour (WPT) event in Indiana, veteran Erik Seidel is still in the running but the man who went into yesterday’s action in second place leads the chip count. William Reynolds even has his best friend Tom Marchese for company on Wednesday’s final table. Reynolds is known for his aggressive online play and his seat at the table represents his first ever WPT tournament cash. The other players joining Reynolds, Marchese and Seidel on the final table are Andy Whetstone, Ali Eslami, and Mike Scarborough with the televised action getting underway at 4PM ET.

WSOPC latest eventThe latest event on the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) came to a conclusion yesterday with a familiar name the victor when all was said and done. Kyle Cartwright won his third WSOPC ring in two months as he took down the main event in St Louis and the purse that was a cool $142,290. Cartwright’s win also opens up another spot to qualify for the $1m National Championship, with the leader board provided with another spot. The next circuit event begins on April 15 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, and the main event running from April 28-30.


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