EPT Copenhagen goes to a Dane; WPT LAPC day two done; GSOP 8 gets underway


PkrMickey Petersen took down a field of 299 players in becoming the new EPT Copenhagen champion. The Danish player was noted for his “pure” play throughout according to PokerStars Poker Blog as he took the first prize of DKK 2,515,000 and all that comes with it. The final battle was a PokerStars Team Online v PokerStars Team Pro battle as Pierre Neuville took on Petersen on home soil but showed he was no match.

Gordon Vayo is taking a slender lead into the third day of the World Poker Tour (WPT) LA Poker Classic (LAPC) main event. There have been a number of side stories in this year’s tournament with both Phil Ivey and Jonathan Duhamel showing some of their best stuff on day one. Their influence has since disappeared with only Ivey left as Duhamel was kicked to the curb in the final moments of day two. The same fate didn’t befit Vayo (284,000) who was a mere 4k chips ahead of the second placed player Behzad Teranie (280,000). Sitting in third was Greg Mueller (279,700) and they’ll be back later today striving for the $1,370,240 first prize.

The Grand Series of Poker opened up its eighth season with 2,419 players taking a shot at the virtual gold on offer. Event #1 had a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000 and it was dominated by chiips111 for much of the day. It wasn’t to be though as the player settled for 7th place and $10,542. pasikko ended up taking the top prize of $78,213 and a $5,000 Grand Slam Finals entry to boot.