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7-HOUR HEADS UP DECIDES WORLD SERIES OF POKER EVENT 44
2014-06-26


Event 44 at the World Series of Poker featured an epic 7-hour heads up that took evenly matched survivors Jordan Morgan (30) and Evan McNiff (28) into an exhausting additional fourth day of action before the winner was decided.

Day 3 of the event - a $1,500buy-in NLHE competition that pulled in 1,914 entrants and offered a prize pool of $2,583,900 - saw a final table formed comprising McNiff and Morgan, along with Jason Johnson, Raymond Foley, Bryan Dillon, Robert Chorlian, Joseph Iarussi, Ryan Spittles and Michael Anselm.

By early evening the heads up stage had been reached following the elimination of Jason Johnson at third for $204,464 and Morgan, who hails from Oklahoma, faced Californian McNiff holding a 4 to 1 chip lead.

It should have been a walkover, but instead the resilience and fighting spirit of McNiff turned it into a six hour marathon that had still not been decided when officials stopped play in the early hours of the following morning, ordering an extra day to reach a resolution.

On Day 4, Morgan and McNiff took their places with almost even chip stacks, but it still took an hour for Morgan to knock his very worthy opponent out for a runner up prize of $295,727 in a classic race result at hand 133.

It was a special day for Morgan, because in addition to his first WSOP bracelet and the main prize of $478,102, he was celebrating his ninth wedding anniversary.

The Oklahoman's win is the biggest so far in a career that has brought him success in both land and internet poker using the handle iMsoLucky0. His previous best win was in 2005, when he collected $405,072 after taking a second place in the NLHE event at the US Poker Championships in Atlantic City.




ONLINE POKER OPERATOR TO CONCENTRATE ON TWO REGIONS
2014-02-18

Citing a lack of player Apuestas Deportivas Golf Betting NFL Picks liquidity, Bodog88 Poker's stand-alone network has restricted action to just two regions, withdrawing from all other markets to concentrate on China and Vietnam.

Asian players were informed of the decision last week, and have ten days to exhaust loyalty and VIP points, whilst valid tournament tickets will be reimbursed at cash value.

The decision does not affect the company's casino and sportsbook operations, which remain active in all jurisdictions.

In addition to Bodog88, which is Asian-facing, the brand is carried by Bovada, which operates in the US market, and BodogEU which services Canadian players.



BIG TURNOUT FOR DAY 1B OF THE EPT BERLIN MAIN EVENT
2013-04-25

Top international poker ace Michael Mizrachi was among a star-studded Day 1B starting field of 565 players in the Pokerstars European Poker Tour Berlin main event Monday...and he ended the second starter day as the chip leader on 175,400.

The big Day 1B registration list brought the total number of players competing in this year's main event to 912 - well ahead of last year's 745 entries.

Among the A-list players around the tables were Sorel Mizzi, Vanessa Selbst, JC Alvarado, Kitty Kuo, Tobias Reinkemeier, Theo Jorgensen, Jake Cody, Mickey Petersen, Benny Spindler, Bryn Kenney, Sam Grafton and Marvin Rettenmaier.

Top three finishers on the day were:

Michael Mizrachi 175,400
Robin Ylitalo 172,800
Daniel Reijmer 162,600

Ronny Voth, the Day 1a chip leader (see previous InfoPowa report) is the overall chip leader going into Day 2 today. With a main prize of around Euro 880,000 to be won, competition is likely to be fierce.