World Series of Poker officials are looking to auction off items from the final table of the Main Event.
Ty Stewart, director of marketing and corporate alliances for the World Series of Poker said: "This is the first time that the public has had the opportunity to bid on authentic items from the World Series of Poker Main Event, and the centerpiece of the auction will be the Final Table itself. We have very passionate fans and we expect this auction to generate a lot of interest."
16 items are available through the WSOP auction in total and the actual table used by the November Nine had received a bid of over $25,000 with three days of the online auction left.
Pub poker at risk
05/11/2008 AT 16:43
Winner Peter Eastgate is looking at a tax bill of around $6.6 million as Danes owe their government 45 percent on the first four million Danish Kroners won gambling and that figure jumps to around 75 percent on anything above that.
The 22-year-old Dane will get to keep only $2,491,871 of the $9.1 million paid out although he recently moved to London where the UK doesn't tax poker winnings.
Russ Fox calculated on that the November Nine will lose $14,793,416 of the $32,731,585 prize pool in tax.
An attractive field has lined-up for this week's Polish Open, the four-day Texas Hold'em No Limit tournament being the latest stop on the fifth European Poker Tour season.
A field of 400 players are playing for a prize pool of $2,700,000 at the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw.
Gavin Griffin, last year's EPT Grand Final winner, EPT Player of the Year Luca Pagano, EPT London finalist Marcin Horecki and PCA champion Bertrand Grospellier are amongst those in attendance.
Team Poker is the latest spin on the game with Eric Morris, Matt Parvis and Justin Bonomo winning the first Dream Team Gaming event at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
The winners pocketed $39,000 for their efforts as well as commemorative rings valued at $5,000 apiece.
Each player received a score based on their finish in the tournament and the results of each team member were added up in order to determine the team's score. Scores were based on what place each player finished in and cash prizes were awarded to both the highest-ranking team and overall individual winner of the tournament.
Each team was allowed two time outs per tournament prior to the final table and any team member who had been eliminated was able to give advice on a particular hand altough specific precautions were taken against collusion
Final table logo to boost MS
22/10/2008 AT 13:11
Digest: Poker records tumble
19/09/2008 AT 10:58