Friday, September 21, 2018

Poker fever comes to Dublin




More than a thousand participants compete in the eighth edition of the Winamax Poker Open, which combines face-to-face games with 'on line'.


The poker fever has arrived these days in Dublin with the Winamax Poker Open, from September 17 to 23, at the premises of the imposing Hotel City West in the Irish capital. The event, which celebrates its eighth edition, welcomes a thousand players from around the world in the various modalities of this championship, an unmissable event for lovers of this practice.

Among the Spanish participation, stands out the presence of Pablo Beautell from Tenerife and the media from Leo Margets. The Catalan, who is our greatest ambassador of this discipline that drags millions of followers, is one of the most important rivals in this tournament organized by Winamax. Other elite players include the Irishman Max Silver, the Belgian Davidi Kitai and the Italian Mustapha Kanit.



The program of the Irish poker festival consists of 40 tournaments, for all tastes and pockets. All events have a peculiarity: they will be played on short tables of six players. Among all the tournaments, highlights the Main Event, which is celebrated in the modality of 'Texas Hold'em No-Limit' for three days, from Friday to Sunday.

Also outstanding is the WPO High Roller program, which is held for two days and with an entrance fee of 1,500 euros, as well as the Warm-Up, which is the inaugural tournament, of 300 euros of buy-in. Finally, highlights the Monster Stack, also two days long and with a price of 300 euros.


Record of participation

The tournament is open to everyone and allows you to get very attractive prizes. The different games are disputed in person or in the online mode. In this eighth edition, the record of face-to-face participation has been broken when it reached the thousand registered, a record that expects to increase in the coming years.

Winamax organizes three tournaments throughout the year. The WPO of Dublin, the SisMix that the last season was celebrated in Marrakech but that in this one has predicted to arrive at Spain, and the WPT of France. There are three competitions of the highest level that allow you to live the passion for poker in all its splendor.


Friday, September 14, 2018

Brandon Adams wins Event # 2 $ 25K NLH from Poker Masters for $ 400,000



The tournament, the second of this new edition of the Poker Masters, began by bringing together an impressive group of well-known players at the PokerGO studio facility located at the gates of the Aria Resort and Casino. When it all came to an end, Brandon Adams had achieved victory in Event # 2: $ 25,000 No-Limit Hold'em.

The day began with a lot of action and never stopped. In fact, it was precisely this action that benefited Adams, who usually does not lift his foot off the accelerator and enjoys putting his rivals to the test. It is that point of aggressiveness that is allowing him to be one of the most outstanding players of this Poker Masters. He came to this second event in the fourth position of the general classification, and there he had no problems to destroy his rivals. He managed to add another 300 points, was made with a prize of $ 400,000, and was placed in the first position of the general classification.

The leader of the tournament before starting Day 2 was Jared Jaffee, who shortly after starting was in an unbeatable situation when flopped set against Adams and his pair of aces. However, the board took an unexpected turn giving full Adams, who left Jaffe very short and placed leader to set the pace of the tournament in the following minutes.

Curiously, the two of them, Jaffee and Adams, ended up fighting for the heads-up victory. The confrontation did not last long (only two hands), and Adams ended up claiming the title. Jaffe had to settle for second place and a prize of $ 262,000, plus 210 points for the classification by the purple jacket.



Final table action


The day was not very long, something that Adams contributed with his repertoire of movements, which pushed his stack and bluffed when he needed it. Daniel Negreanu understood his strategy quite quickly and tried to play two tens very slowly. The board came loaded with low cards to the turn, which was when the Canadian moved all in to see how Adams paid him instantly with two ladies. The ten that the PokerStars star needed did not come on the river and that made him the first eliminated from the final table.

Shortly after, Jason Koon ran into two confrontations against Bill Klein, and was left with "pipes." He was able to win a pot soon after to get back into the fight, but Jaffe ended up eliminating him from the tournament with a pair of tens. In the next orbit, Klein became the shortest stack and that led him to move all in with king-jack before a raise from Jake Schindler, who paid him at once with ace-eight. That was enough for Schindler to take the pot, eliminating Klein from the tournament.

After a couple of levels with only three players, Schindler became the next to take the path of the cashier counter. Adams decided it was time to squeeze and began to move all in right and left. After having to fold several times, Schindler decided he had had enough and decided to pay with a lady-ten when Adams had ace-five. Schindler could not connect in the community and Adams took the pot and the tournament reached the heads-up.

As we have already said, the face-to-face was one of the shortest they are remembered. On the second hand, Jaffe moved all in from the button and Adams paid at once. Jaffee had a king and Adams an ace. The turn gave Jaffe a good pair of outs to stay alive and fold, but none of them appeared on the river and Adams took the victory.

Adams is no stranger to Poker Masters, last year he won the # 4 $ 50,000 No Limit Hold'em event and in this edition he finished fourth in the first tournament of the festival, Event # 1: $ 10,000 No-Limit Hold'em . This victory places him leader in the race for the purple jacket.