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Day 1b of the Day 1b of the 2013 Pokerstars.Net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event drew a total of 100 entrants. The event was held on Friday last week and showcased a very high level of play in all the tables. This high level of play has been similarly witnessed in most of the games held last week in both the tournaments that started this week and also those that came to an end. Among those who made it to the day were some of the major names in the poker world.
The games had eight levels of play and from all the entrants of the day, only 35 players made it to the next day, Saturday, which was the second day of the Texas Holdem Poker event. Mike Kim was one of the players who made it to the day 2 ending his day as the leading stack holder amounting to 179, 300. Another poker pro who made it was Chane Kampanasangokakon who finished the day with a stack amounting to 134, 500 joining the rest of the players who finished the day with over the 6 figure mark on day 1b of the event.
However, day 2 of the event was not so kind to many. The day 2 witnessed eliminations of most players including some of the majors in the games. The games ended with a spectacular display at the final table where most players managed to earn a cool amount of cash as the finalists. The biggest win of the day went to Ben “bittech86” at the $400/$800 put limit Omaha table against Tolerrence. Both players have had a great year in their games and on this particular game they managed to attract a worldwide audience.
Eli Elezra, a professional poker player, played his first live tournament after qualifying for the final table of the 2001 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $2K event. In this event, he came fourth and earned $41K. After three years, he achieved a great success by winning the 2004 Mirage Poker Showdown tournament and got $1 million as a winning prize for that tournament. The year 2007 brought a huge success and glory to Eli Elezra as in this year he got his WSOP bracelet for the first time by winning the first place in Better for $198K or $3K World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi Low split 8.
In the year of 2008, he continued his good form by entering into another final table of World Series of Poker and he finished fifth in the $10K Mixed Event earning $108. Eli Elezra learned to play cards from his friends while living in Jerusalem, Israel. It has been told by all that he earned over $2 million from his live tournaments. Eli Elezra played some of the biggest cash games around the world, and he was also the winner of World Poker Tour (WPT) event.
Eli Elezra was also invited to all of the shows on NBC and on GSN like “High Stakes Poker”. He said to an interview that he will try his best to win another WSOP bracelet. He had never played a game in Israel, but now he is getting calls to play in Israel as the game is getting very popular over there. In the interview, he also gave advices to the newcomers who want to join this game. He told that patience is the key of this game and also added to play the games online which have low limit cash. Now playing this game is not the only source of income of Eli Elezra, he also has 20 businesses in Las Vegas area.
It is a fact that if you are not sure about history then you can repeat it in your future also. Here are some sad poker facts that we should never repeat. These poker facts are –
- Amarillo Slim has passed away in the year 2012. He was eight three years old and his contribution to the poker world is unforgettable. He was an expert of No Limit Hold’em poker tournaments. He has made various final tables during his entire career. His reputation in poker world was really good and everyone can learn something good from Amarillo Slim.
- The year 2012 was not pleasant for Matt Marafioti. He has posted poor comments at the Twitter during WSOP main event. This is the reason why other followers and his girl friend are not happy with his reaction. No one is sure why he is posting poor comments. He has apologized for his mistake but people are not able to forget this incidence. For every player, it is necessary to stay polite at social networking websites.
- ADZ and Aguiar are two polar names in the poker history. It is very sad that they have taken the twitter flight to solve their personal disputes. We don’t know why they both were behaving like immature personalities. Their fight at Twitter has become ridiculous and it is irritating for their followers also. The situation has become embarrassing for both poker faces also.
- Brad Booth was a popular face in the poker world but last year 2012 was not good for him. He has lost his entire winning amount and he has taken debt from other people. He said that he needs help and finally he got it. Now he is ready to pay for all his misdeeds and he will be a poker star soon.