Escazu, (PressExposure) October 21, 2008 -- The World Series of Poker Europe and European Poker Tour London events have been the talk of the poker world over the past few weeks. Now, the attention shifts thousands of miles westward. The Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Canada will play host to the World Poker Tourâs North American Poker Championship. Itâs a tournament that is popular with younger poker players because of Canadaâs lower legal gambling age. In the fray at Fallsview will be Court Harrington, Tournament Reporter for PocketFivesLive.com, which provides coverage of online poker players in the biggest live tournaments. Harrington just returned from to London, where PocketFiver Scott âemptyseat88â Fischman finished sixth in the WSOP Europe Main Event.
PocketFivers have dominated recent live poker tournaments. Michael âMartine23â Martin took down the EPT London event, outlasting a field of 596 entrants en route to a Â£1 million payday. Eric âp3achy_keenâ Liu, who is an instructor for popular poker training site CardRunners, finished fourth in that tournament. PocketFiver Vivek âPsyduckâ Rajkumar won the WPT Borgata event and Amit âamak316â Makhija took second in the WPT Legends of Poker tournament, banking $563,320.
In last yearâs North American Poker Championship, PocketFivers finished 1-2: Scott âBigRiskkyâ Clements took home the first place prize of $1.4 million and defeated Jonathan âFieryJusticeâ Little heads-up; the runner up pocketed $715,000. PocketFiver Barry âbarryg1â Greenstein and Jeff âActionJeffâ Garza also reached the six-handed final table, finishing fourth and sixth, respectively. This yearâs tournament boasts a buy-in of $10,300 CAD. The first of three starting days kicks off on Friday with Day 1A and the tournament plays down to a champion on Thursday, October 16th.
For those players who are headed to Fallsview, coverage on PocketFivesLive.com is completely free. Itâs a great way to let friends and family back home know whatâs going on. To sign up, visit PocketFivesLive.com, home of the best WPT coverage.
In this weekâs Online Poker Rankings update, the top six players remained the same as last week: Alex âAJKHoosier1â Kamberis (#1), Chris âmoorman1â Moorman (#2), Dan âdjk123â Kelly (#3), Shaun âshaundeebâ Deeb (#4), Jim âP0KERPR033â Campbell (#5), and Kevin âBeL0WaB0Veâ Saul (#6). One of the biggest stories of the week was the rapid rise of PocketFiver âTheRealPokerccini,â who vaulted 22 spots from #47 to #25. He has the fourth best PocketFives Leader Board (PLB) score and is ranked 23rd in the Pro Poll. He entered the Rankings last week and piled up 85 cashes in September in tournaments that are tracked for a grand total of nearly $200,000.
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