Out to Sea with Jamie Gold, EPT Vienna Update and Katchalov Wins

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EPT Vienna: Sebastian Trisch Leading After Day 2; Players Playing for $1.127M Up Top

Sebastian Trisch is the Day 2 chipleader at EPT Vienna (photo courtest EPT/Neil Stoddart)

Sebastian Trisch is the Day 2 chipleader at EPT Vienna (photo courtest EPT/Neil Stoddart)

Two days of action are now in the books at EPT Vienna and there are only 189 players left, including chipleader Sebastian Trisch. The German bagged up 568,000 and finds himself over 100,000 ahead of any other player. The closest threat is Artur Koren who finished the day with 463,000.

With registration closing just prior to the start of the Day 2 the prizepool was announced and the eventual winner will earn $1.27M and 135 players will make the money. That means the money bubble should burst some time during Day 3 play on Wednesday.

Some of the players who didn’t make it through Day 2 include Mike McDonald, Dan Cates, Liv Boeree, Steve O’Dwyer, Philipp Gruissem and Eugene Katchalov.

Top 5 Day 2 Chip Counts

  1. Sebastian Trisch – 568,000
  2. Artur Koren – 463,000
  3. Ali Abdalla – 451,800
  4. Marko Neumann – 421,900
  5. Ivan Neytchev – 377,100

Eugene Katchalov Busts EPT Vienna Main, (Finally) Wins Eureka High Roller

On Monday we told you about Eugene Katchalov’s big score at the Eureka Poker Tour’s High Roller event in Vienna. The former BLUFF Player of the Year was heads-up with Nikolaus Jedlicka when the two agreed to pause the tournament for a few days so they could both play the EPT Vienna Main Event. On Tuesday night the pair returned to finish things up with Katchalov coming out on top, winning the extra $38,267 to go with the $168,120 he won after the chop.

If You’ve Ever Wanted to Get on a Boat with Jamie Gold, Good News

Jamie Gold is a man of a thousand sponsorships. Okay, maybe not a thousand, but there’s been a bunch. First there was Bodog, then there was Aced, then there was some luxury jet company, a Beverly Hills Pawn Shop, then he had his very own poker room at the Tropicana in Las Vegas. The partnerships never lasted long but maybe his newest venture will be a hit.

Gold is now working with Island Breeze Casino, a casino cruise company, to offer the “Jamie Gold Poker Room” on board the Island Breeze II which is based out of the Port of Palm Beach. Players can board the ship at the Port for $10 ($25 if you want the buffet) and travel to international waters to play slots, table games, bet on sports or play poker in the room Gold apparently designed himself.

According to the company website “Jamie Gold will be hosting games of all levels on a regular basis including Limit and No Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha and 7-Card Stud. Catch Jamie as he shares tips, stories and a relaxed good time while enjoying your favorite poker game.”

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Lance Bradley

Editor in Chief at BLUFF.com
Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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