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The week in tournament poker august 8 14, 2010Document Transcript
The Week in Tournament Poker: August 8-14, 2010<br />Asia PokerNews takes you around the world of poker tournaments as the Macau Millions, PokerStars Russian Poker Series – Riga, Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Gold Coast, and the Florida State Poker Championship, took place over the past week or so.<br />(Main photo: Macau Millions winner Justin Chan addresses the crowd as PokerStars Macau's Fred Leung looks on.)<br />First, we stay in Asia, where PokerStars Macau at the Grand Lisboa Casino recently held the Macau Millions. Hong Kong's Justin Chan took home the top honors from the main event, besting many of Asia's top players to win the HK $275,000 first prize.<br />Missed the Macau Millions? No worries, as Asia PokerNews was there at the event covering all the action. Click here to visit the Asia PokerNews live reporting pages and find out how Justin Chan bagged the victory.<br />Next, we head to Florida, where Mike “The Mouth” Matusow won a cash prize of US $103,000 after winning the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the Florida State Poker Championships. The event took place at the Isle Casino in Pompano Beach with 140 entries showing up to play. Among those participating were Adam “Roothlus” Levy and November Niner Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi.<br />At the €1,850 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event of the PokerStars Russian Poker Series, Alexander Kuperman walked away with the title after the final five players chopped up the remaining money. 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Ivan Demidov won the second biggest buy-in event on the schedule.<br />Meanwhile, Nauv Kashya took home AUD$ 182,965 for topping the field at the ANZPT Main Event. He bested a tough final table that included Ricky Kroesen, Aaron Benton and Joel Dodds.<br />Here’s a look at the results from the latest tournaments:<br />Macau MillionsBuy-in: HK$ 2,000 + $200Guarantee: HK$ 1,000,000Prize Pool: HK$ 1,467,180Entrants: 741<br />1st - Justin Chan (HK $275,000)2nd - Tom Chou (HK $200,000)3rd - Lei "
Long (HK $130,000)4th - Jimmy King (HK $100,000)5th - Jonathan Azoulay (HK $75,000)6th - David Pan (HK $57,680)7th - Richard Hu (HK $45,000)8th - Li Jin Hua (HK $37,500)9th - Victor Chen (HK $30,000)10th - Jun Chen (HK $25,000)<br />Notable Finishes: Raymond Wu (23rd - $13,000), Bryan Huang (33rd - $9,000)<br />PokerStars RPS Main EventBuy-in: €1,850 + €150Guarantee: NonePrize Pool: €328,393Entrants: 183<br />*1. Alexander Kuperman - €45,000*2. Ganeev Murat - €45,000*3. Mikhail Rudenok - €45,000*4. Martin Meciar- €61,744*5. Arturs Jegorovs - €45,0006. Igor Yaroshevsky - €13,1257. Joao Candeias - €10,1758. Evgeniy Zaycev - €8,2009. Ernesto Estevez - €6,550<br />PokerStars RPS €1,000 NLHEBuy-in: €1,000 + €100Guarantee: NonePrize Pool: €34,920Entrants: 37<br />*1. Ivan Demidov - €10,270*2. Kaspars Renga - €9,000*3. Dmitry Vitkind - €7,0004. Viktors Caikins- €3,8255. Aleksandrov Mikhail - €2,7756. Sergey Ponasyuk - €2,025<br />ANZPT Gold CoastBuy-in: A$ 2,500Guarantee: NonePrize Pool: A$ 717,500Entrants: 287<br />1. Nauv Kashyap - A$ 182,9652. Ricky Kroesen - $116,2353. Liam O’Rourke - $64,5754. Aaron Benton - $50,2255. Joel Dodds - $41,9756. Brad Wilson - $34,4407. Le Vuong Van - $27,2658. Michael Spilkin - $21,5259. Dominic Coombe - $16,145<br />Notable Finishes: Maurie Pears (16th - $7,890), David Steicke (22nd - $6,100)<br />In other tournament news, the Detox Poker Series kicked off this past week. Matt Savage has been called in as the tournament director and the series looks to be drawing a great crowd out in Las Vegas. There are a handful of events on the schedule, but here are the results from the big $350 kickoff event with a $100,000 guarantee.<br />Detox Poker SeriesBuy-in: $350Guarantee: $100,000Prize Pool: $121,150Entrants: 399<br />1. Joe Tehan - $31,9432. Rickard Ziscino - $16,4323. Richard Watwood - $15,0654. Nicholas Gorman - $8,3605. Kevin Kramer - $6,2706. Steve Wilson - $5,2307. Amin Dobine - $4,1808. Jess Welman - $3,1409. Michael Regan - $2,090<br />* - Denotes a chop<br />Sign up for an online poker room through Asia PokerNews to get exclusive freerolls, bonuses, and promotions!<br />Join Asia PokerNews on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!<br />