PartyPoker Premier League VI: Dan Shak Wins Group B, Esfandiari Wins Group A

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Every single hand from the PartyPoker Premier League VI is being drip fed to the poker fanatics through the vehicle of live streaming. Nothing is being missed and the poker fans are lapping up every single chip. Even the participating players can’t get enough of it, as proved when Phil Hellmuth contacted his nemesis Tony G – via Facetime – to try and help him in his Group A Heat #3 match up. It seems poker has gone all tag team on our arse.

But not everyone has the time to sit in front of their computer and watch Tony G catching quick glimpses of the ample bosom of Jennifer Tilly. So for those of you who prefer the quick hit, here is the round up of the latest action.

PartyPoker-VI-dan-shak--antonio-esfandiari-phil-hellmuthThe only IveyPoker pro who is not classed as a pro…it’s true…is one of the in form poker players in the world right now. Hedge Fund Manager, Dan Shak, is currently seated in third spot in the 2013 Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the year (POY) race. Shak earned close to $1 million in January alone, after taking down six figure cashes in the High Roller events at both The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) an the Aussie Millions, and it seems he has not lost his touch after defeating the German with the coldest stare down in the business, Tobias Reinkemeier, in heads up action to take the second heat in Group B.

“I feel really good. I got heads-up with a chip advantage and then he seemed to win like the first 20 hands in a row. I was almost embarrassed, he was so outplaying me. So I decided I wasn’t going to be pushed around anymore. I’m really happy, I stayed composed and didn’t tilt.” Shak told Kara Scott in his post match interview.

That win pushes Shak into a shared Group B lead alongside that man Reinkemeier.

Group B Overall Standings

  1. Dan Shak – 27pts – $54,000
  2. Tobias Reinkemeier – 27pts – $54,000
  3. Jennifer Tilly – 14pts – $28,000
  4. Talal Shakerchi – 10pts – $20,000
  5. Phil Laak – 7pts – $14,000
  6. Jason Mercier – 6pts – $12,000
  7. Igor Kurganov – 5pts – $10,000
  8. Tony G – 4pts – $8,000

Group A is starting to move into the business end of proceedings with the third heat consigned to history. The man who took maximum points was the man who was propping up the table at the start of the heat. The worlds top money earner, Antonio Esfandiari, taking out last years champion, Scott Seiver, in heads up action for a much needed boost, after picking up the bagel in the second heat. The win moves The Magician off the bottom and into joint second place with one final heat remaining.

Group A Heat #3 Final Standings

  1. Antonio Esfandiari – 16pts – $32,000
  2. Scott Seiver – 11pts – $22,000
  3. Phil Hellmuth – 8pts – $16,000
  4. Sam Trickett – 6pts – $12,000
  5. Jonathan Duhamel – 4pts – $8,000
  6. Marvin Rettenmaier – 3pts – $6,000
  7. Daniel Negreanu – 2pts – $4,000
  8. Daniel Cates – 0pts – $0

And that means the Group A overall standings looks like this:

Group A Overall Standings

  1. Jonathan Duhamel – 31pts – $62,000
  2. Antonio Esfandiari – 19pts – $38,000
  1. Sam Trickett – 19pts – $38,000
  1. Daniel Cates – 18pts – $36,000
  1. Phil Hellmuth – 18pts – $36,000
  1. Daniel Negreanu – 16pts – $32,000
  2. Scott Seiver – 15pts – $30,000
  3. Marvin Rettenmaier – 14pts – $28,000

So there’s your quick hit. Make sure you tune in tomorrow for more of the same.


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