Wise Guys Results (31st Dec – 6th Jan)

January 7, 2013 by  
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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

World Sit & Go Masters 2012

This year’s World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (WSM), previously known as the European Championships of Single Table Tournaments or ECOSTT, was held in the fabulous city of Prague which of course is the Czech Republic’s capital and the cradle of Czech culture. This ‘Golden City’ is situated on both banks of the Vltava River in central Bohemia and is home to many famous writers, artists, athletes, sports players, models and film directors, bringing forth talents such as Mozart and Kafka to mention but a couple.

Vltava River, Prague

Vltava River, Prague

The WSM event was held in the 5 star Corinthia Hotel which is only two ‘metro’ stops away from the city centre, a place that boasts incredible museums and stunning medieval, baroque and renaissance architecture. The hotel is a landmark in itself, standing atop one of Prague’s seven hills and offering outstanding views of the capital city.

Corinthia Hotel, Prague

Corinthia Hotel, Prague

WSM TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Date Time Tournament Details Buy-in
Tuesday 27th 16:30pm Welcome drinks & buffet dinner
November 19:30pm Round 1 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (WSM) € 2,200
Wednesday 28th 12:30pm Round 2 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (WSM) As above
November 18:00pm 1 hour dinner break
19:00pm Round 3 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (WSM) As above
Thursday 29th 12:30pm Round 4 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (WSM) As above
November 18:00pm 1 hour dinner break
19:00pm Super Eliminator Tournament for 9 players As above
19:00pm MTT Turbo Bounty Tournament for players not in the
Super Eliminator € 120
01:00am End of Bounty Tournament & prize giving
01:00am End of Super Eliminator Tournament
Friday 30th 12:30pm Final table of the WSM – 9 players As above
November 12:30pm NL Hold’em Side Event € 550
19:00pm 1 hour dinner break
20:00pm Conclusion of WSM Final Table (if applicable) and
conclusion of NL Hold’em Side Event
10:30pm WSM Main Event & Side Event prize presentations and farewell drinks
Saturday 1st Players depart
December

Day 1 – Round 1 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters

Three 32Red Poker players were involved in the opening day of the Prague Poker Festival as the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters got under way on Tuesday 27th November 2012. Held at the King’s Casino, in the luxurious surroundings of the Corinthia Hotel, the 55-player event featured ‘LeoLeou’ (at the 32Red Poker tables) of Belfast, Vancouver’s Brant Taylor (stealth90) and our very own Poker Ambassador Angus Dunnington (AngusD).The format, with a scoring system along the lines of Eurovision, meant that everyone played four 9-player Sit ‘n’ Go rounds, with 12 points going to 1st place, 10 to second, 8 to 3rd, 6 to 4th and then 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point for 5th down to 9th. Significantly different to the usual set-up, where 4th is no better than last place, here every point counted, which explains why Angus Dunnington’s table, despite escalating blinds, still had all nine players involved after two and a half hours while other tables were well on the way to just a few survivors!

Jianping Zhang at the World Sit 'n' Go Masters in Prague

‘LeoLeou’ at the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters in Prague

Angus Dunnington at the World Sit 'n' Go Masters in Prague

Angus Dunnington at the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters in Prague

Brant Taylor at the World Sit 'n' Go Masters in Prague

Brant Taylor at the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters in Prague

‘LeoLeou’, Brant and Angus came 8th (2 points), 5th (5 points) and 6th (4 points) respectively. Angus said: “It was strange adjusting to the format as a couple of players amassed most of the chips and the shorter stacks – myself included – tried to find a balance that would help earn useful points.”

World Sit 'n' Go Masters 2012

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters 2012

Microgaming’s organising team certainly put together an interesting tournament, and everyone after Day 1 remained in contention for the final table, which would consist of the top cumulative scorers after four grueling rounds in a hectic schedule. The rest of the field would also have additional opportunities for success, with two further tournaments running alongside the latter stages of the Masters.

World Sit 'n' Go Masters 2012

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters 2012

Day 2 – Round 2 & 3 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters

Just as a successful race horse trainer likes to enter several runners in a major race, 32Red Poker remained in contention at the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters in Prague thanks to having three ‘runners’ in the hunt.

LeoLeou continued his unfortunate run in the second and third rounds on Day 2, following up an opening 8th place (2 points) with a 6th and 8th. Our Poker Ambassador Angus Dunnington got off to a great start in the second round and felt fortunate to have been drawn on a less demanding table than in round 1. He built up his stack and found himself in the ‘ideal’ position of getting KK at the same time the table bully was up to his stealing tricks. Alas this time his opponent did indeed have a hand… AA, and Angus went out in 7th place when a high finish seemed on the cards.

Angus Dunnington in WSM Round 2

Angus Dunnington in WSM Round 2

Which brought us to our third runner in the shape of Brant Taylor (stealth90). The man from Vancouver could have considered himself unlucky, too, despite finishing 3rd in round 2, and he kept up his great form by winning his third round to be amongst the leaders on 25 points with just one round to go…

Brant Taylor celebrates his table win on WSM Round 3

Brant Taylor celebrates his table win on WSM Round 3

Day 3 – Round 4 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters

Day 3 unravelled with Round 4 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters as well as a ‘Super Eliminator‘ and ‘Bounty‘ tournament as side events. Neither LeoLeou nor Angus Dunnington managed to qualify for the WSM final, but one 32Red player did, Brant Taylor (alias, stealth90). Brant now faced 8 other players in the final table of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters on day 4, where 9th place paid a whopping €5,000!

World Sit 'n' Go Masters Round 3

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters Round 3

Brant Taylor makes it through to the Final!

Brant Taylor makes it through to the Final!

Final standings after WSM Round 4

Final standings after WSM Round 4

Day 3 – Bounty Tournament

Meanwhile at the Bounty Tournament, last year’s WSM winner David Rudling knocked 32Red’s Poker manager Nick Diaz out of the tournament to win a top notch remote control helicopter. David proceeded to win the Bounty Tournament along with plenty of bounty chips (each worth €50) from every player he managed to knock out in the process.

Nick Diaz (white shirt), 32Red's Poker Manager

Nick Diaz (white shirt), 32Red’s Poker Manager

Nail-biting hand as Rudling claims his bounty prize!

Nail-biting hand as Rudling claims his bounty prize!

David Rudling (left) takes the choppa!

David Rudling (left) takes the choppa!

Day 4 – No Limit Hold’em Side Event (€500 buyin)

Meanwhile in the €500 NL Hold’em tournament Angus Dunnington (AngusD) narrowly missed the final table after fighting back from having a very short stack. Angus was looking forward to his favourite format and, sure enough, built his stack from 20k to 35k. This came crashing down after he lost a critical hand where he was favourite until the river, leaving him with only 5k! He managed to get to over 40k and Lady Luck intervened once more when he was eliminated in a make or break pot to finish 14th.

Angus Dunnington at the €550 game

Angus Dunnington at the €550 game

A pretty juicy side event nonetheless, for those who hadn’t made the final table of the WSM. This was also open to other players, so anyone battling through to the final table was in for a decent payout.

Unortunately for our other player LeoLeou, a place on the final table proved equally elusive as he survived longer than Angus but fell at the final hurdle. LeoLeou put in an impressive display for someone new to these tournaments, falling just short of the final table in 11th place. LeoLeou said: “Many thanks for organising this event. It was my first live tournament and I really had a lot of fun.”

Jianping Zhang (with headphones), Angus Dunnington (behind, white shirt)

LeoLeou (with headphones), Angus Dunnington (behind, white shirt)

 

Day 4 – Final table of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters (9 player)

The Final Table of the WSM was to take place in a different room to the rest of the tournament, on a state-of-the-art table that had been set up to showcase the action to poker fans online across the globe via a ‘live’ broadcast. Angus Dunnington had been invited the previous day to take part in the final testing and sat next to David Brannan and the rest of his excellent Mind Sports International team as they played out hands to test the system. 32Red player Brant Taylor then took his actual seat on the Final day…

World Sit 'n' Go Masters 2012, Final Table

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters 2012, Final Table

Brant Taylor saying a few words before the big Final

Brant Taylor saying a few words before the big Final

Final table and starting stacks:

Steven Van Zadelhoff: 75,000
Artur Ladny Jacek: 70,000
Kemio Suominen: 65,000
Brant Taylor: 60,000
Mikko Koponen: 58,000
Martin Hanitz: 56,000
Mikael Johansson: 54,000
Anne Meri: 52,000
Kim Minseok: 50,000

Spot the donkey...

Spot the donkey…

Day 4 of the World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters ended in success for 32Red player ‘Brant Taylor’ who, after a gruelling stint at the final table, managed to finish in an impressive 3rd place, winning €15,000! In his own words, “Great week, great result and thanks for the support and everything Nick! … Almost! … Thank you for making it even funner.” This was well earned in view of the fact that 9th place paid €5,000 and with each successive elimination he could see his ultimate prize getting jucier.

World Sit 'n' Go Masters 2012, Final Table

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters 2012, Final Table

It was a great day for poker in general as the latest technology was used to bring the excitement of a final table into people’s homes across the globe via a live stream.

The WSM Final Table was streamed live for all to see.

The WSM Final Table was streamed live for all to see.

Brant Taylor hoping for a good flop...

Brant Taylor hoping for a good flop…

It was a very enjoyable event packed with fun and excitement, some interesting plays and the usual highs and lows with good and bad luck. We all had a great time in Prague and we look forward to the next offline event

Tournament: World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters
Location: Kings Casino, Prague
Date: 27th – 30th November, 2012
No. Entrants: 55
Prize Pool: €104,000
Finishing Positions: See below…

Position Name Location Prize Money
1st Steven Van Zadelhoff Netherlands €23,000
2nd Mikael Johansson Sweden €19,000
3rd Brant Taylor Canada €15,000
4th Anne Meri Finland €12,000
5th Mikko Koponen Czech Republic €9,000
6th Keimo Suominen Finland €8,000
7th Jacek Ladny Poland €7,000
8th Martin Hanitz Norway €6,000
9th Kim Minseok Philippines €5,000
World Sit 'n' Go Masters 2012 winner, Steven Van Zadelhoff (Sweden)

World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters 2012 winner, Steven Van Zadelhoff (Sweden)

Wise Guys Results (12th – 18th Nov)

November 19, 2012 by  
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Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (22nd – 28th Oct)

October 29, 2012 by  
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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (15th – 21st Oct)

October 22, 2012 by  
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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (1st – 7th Oct)

October 8, 2012 by  
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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (10th – 16th Sept)

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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (3rd – 9th Sept)

September 11, 2012 by  
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WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (27th Aug – 2nd Sept)

September 4, 2012 by  
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Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

WISE GUYS WINNERS!

WISE GUYS WINNERS!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

Wise Guys Results (20th – 26th Aug)

August 28, 2012 by  
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WISE GUYS, Exclusive to 32Red Poker

Win at the 32Red Poker cash tables and you may qualify for even more cash rewards with our Wise Guys weekly leaderboards. Yes, we reward our biggest winners at 32Red Poker and we reward them well, with over $1,000 in prizes every week!

Congratulations to last week’s prize winners…

32Red’s Wise Guys

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

Deputy & Sheriff Wise Guys Winners!

32Red Poker rewards loyalty, and winners – so if you’re a winning player, don’t be shy and try out our Wise Guys weekly competition. Have fun at the tables and good luck this week!

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