World Series of Poker Reaches the Final Round

World Series of Poker

Some of the biggest players were no longer in the running, like last year’s champ Joseph Hachem. Included in the group were Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu and Josh Arieh.

They all won prizes and the vast size of this year’s pool of prizes can be determined by the size of the wins for those that were beaten out on Sunday. For example, Sean Johnson won $164,932 before leaving.

The competition continues Monday at noon, Vegas time, and once that round is completed the field will be reduced to only 27 players after having started out with 8,773. At this point the lead goes to Jamie Gold who is holding chips valued at $7,330,000 and in second place is Eric Friberg with an impressive $5,905,000 in chips. From now on all those who are still in the running will finish with impressive checks even as they all strive to reach the finish and the grand jackpot of $12 million, or at least the final table where everyone one is projected to come out a millionaire.

Challenge TV Slated for daily broadcasts of this year’s 888 UK Poker Open

If you are an online poker player who is seeking a sponsored seat as a part of the 2006 UK Poker Open championships, you may still be able to qualify more This can now be accomplished by going to 888 satellite tournaments on the Internet every Sunday, or so the gambling group has announced this week.

The championships are scheduled to begin on September 5th and to continue through October 8th at Maidstone, England. Those wishing to participate may still be able to win a spot by using the Internet to play at a cost of $100 plus $5 buy-in. Free daily super satellites are also being offered through the site, in which players may win a place at the Sunday qualifier. September 17th is the last day for qualifying for the U.K. Poker Open.

888 promotions department manager Mike Herea notes that the U.K. Open will allow online poker players the opportunity to meet great poker pros, play real live high-class poker, and participate in one of Europe’s greatest action tournaments.

There will be a prize pool of half a million dollars with online players together with poker pros competing for a share of it. Challenge TV will be broadcasting this event at 11 pm daily.