Carnivale of Poker Concludes 5 Live Poker Events
The World Series of Poker 2013 does not comprise just the usual bracelet events; in fact, WSOP 2013 is special because it has rejuvenated the Carnivale of Poker, which had been regularly held from 1998 to 2000 and was considered to be the world’s second biggest live poker event at a time.
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The Carnivale of Poker and the WSOP 2013 are being held simultaneously. The event schedule is quite attractive, including poker tournaments on variants such as HORSE, Hold’em, Omaha, and Chinese Poker. The Carnivale of Poker also includes an innovative points system, which challenges players to earn points. Based on the points players earn, they will be assigned positions on a leader board, and the top players on the leader board will win a share of a large prize pool of $100k.
The Carnivale of Poker is almost halfway through; the first five tournaments have already been played, and the results are as follows.
Event #1 was an NL Hold’em tournament, which had a buy-in of $365, a prize pool of $101,100, and a player field of 337. The champion Wesley Chong won the first place prize of $24,282, and Joshua Atkinson, the runner-up, won the second place prize of $14,991. The first player to the eliminated from the final table was David Redlin, who won a prize of $2,038 for his efforts.
Event #2 was an NL Hold’em tournament with a buy-in of $580. It attracted a field of 258 players, who generated a prize pool of $129,000. The champion of the event was Thomas Brabham, who took home the first place prize of $31,617. The player who finished second was Joshua Vizcarra, who won a prize of $19,535. The first player to be eliminated from the final table was Thomas Larsen, who won the ninth-place prize of $2,888.
The champion of event #3, a PL Omaha tournament, which had a buy-in of $365, a prize pool of $45,000, and a field of 150 players, was Joseph Mitchell, who won $11,934. The champion of event #4, an NL Hold’em tournament, which had a buy-in of $365, a field of 270 participants, and a prize pool of $81,000, was Drew Scott, who won a first-place prize of $19,857. And the champion of event #5, an NL Hold’em tournament, which had a buy-in of $580, a field of 166 participants, and a prize pool of $83,000, was Adrian Apmann, who won a prize of $22,003.