EPT San Remo, Final Table Qualifier Mercier Takes Title

September 28, 2022   |   by Crouse Linwood


Jason Mercier, a kodokmas qualifier from the US, picked up $1,340,867 for his victory in the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour San Remo Championship on Saturday. Mercier, who moved to the top of the leader board on Day 2.

Reactions to Wednesday’s Congressional hearing on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act were generally positive, with near unanimous media commentary noting that the US government is becoming aware that the UIGEA is all.

Two days of action have shrank the tournament field close to the money bubble here at the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic. This World Poker Tour event was scheduled for six days, but the small number of entrants have made for a much shorter affair. Only 75 players remain, leaving us just a few levels.

I write about fixed-limit stud – primarily $20/40 and $10/20. These are the games I tend to play and enjoy. However, as I’ve realized from recent emails from readers I’ve received both here and on my radio show, there is also.

Vega’s Latin American Poker Tour Expands to ‘Poker Tour of the Americas’

The Latin American Poker Tour has decided to break new ground for itself, and take the tour in a new direction according Vega’s CEO Michael Herron.

The PTA was contemplating the idea of starting a second tour to focus on North America, but decided to merge the idea into their existing LAPT tour. PokerStars has recently began its own LAPT, and in the spirit of avoiding confusion, Vega re-branded their.

Every 200,000 hands in the countdown to 1Billion is a “Countdown hand”, while every 5million hands is a “Jackpot Hand”. Cash players who participate in one of these hands can win prizes up to $14,000. The winners of the Jackpot hands also win ECOOP II tickets.

All players participating in the final 100 hands leading up to the Billionth hand gain entry to a special $10,000 freeroll. And that’s not all:

The Billionth Hand

Even with Sexton being the headliner, the PartyBets.com 16/1 favorite for the event is the recent Irish Open winner Neil Channing, while Sexton is going for 28/1 for the win.

A PartyBets.com spokesman said: “There was no choice but to make Neil Channing favorite to win considering his form but he does have a strong heat featuring his pal Mick McCool. 16/1 may be far too short a price to back for the man they used to call ‘Bad Beat'”.

The tournament itself is a No-Limit hold’em with a recommended donation of $300+30 to participate. There are optional $200 re-donations for extra chips during the first three 20min rounds, and a $200 last chance add-on.

The winner of the event takes home a seat for the 2008 WSOP Main Event, but will have to wade through a field thick with poker superstars. Preceding the tournament, a red carpet reception will be held inside The Venetian Poker Room from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.