Poker news from WPT Vienna, SCOOP, UKIPT and EPT Berlin

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poker news tourneysMorten Christensen has been crowned the World Poker Tour’s (WPT) latest champion after winning the Vienna stop. Denmark’s latest WPT winner took home €313,390 and was in with a chance for almost the entire of the event.  Second place went to Konstantin Tolokno (€191,740) with Ben Wilinofsky taking home €122,910 in third.

PokerStars are guaranteeing $30 million in prize money across the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) events this year. Taking place from May 6-20, the event features 40 events and 120 tournaments. Stars announced the fourth annual championship earlier this year and announced that buy-ins would be set at three different levels to make it affordable for a wide variety of players.

UKIPT’s latest stop in Nottingham has reached its final table with UK-players dominating the field. UK player Iqbal Ahmed leads the players with a chip count of 6,680,000 and his closest challenger Ian Senior has little over half the chips – 3,765,000. The remaining players at the final table are: James Cummings (2,575,000), Nick Woodward (2,445,000), Grant Pirie (2,430,000), Hasmukh Khodiyara (2,350,000), Robert Baguley (2,115,000) and Barry McMahon (1,750,000). The winner will take home £210,400 after 1,625 entrants meant a prize pool of £1,137,500.

EPT Berlin gets underway today with organizers predicting the event will set new records. PokerStars firmly believe the field could top 1,300 players and become the largest in the history of the EPT – not including the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The EPT’s stop in Berlin has never been without controversy and it was the scene of a heist two years ago.


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