The Winter Tournament at the Aviation was in full flow during the last newsletter so I will start with the outstanding results.
The € 200 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo was won by Angelo Besnainou € 9130 from 49 entries. This was Angelo’s second win at the Winter Tournament following his success in the € 500 Omaha/Holdem. Chuc from France took the € 500 Pot Limit Omaha € 22,410
The Main Event saw 49 players put up € 2,000 for the No Limit Hold’em and it was left to Donat Bernard from France to take the first prize of €37,500 from Hendon Mobster Ram Vaswani in second. Ram Vaswani had previously been successful in the Hendon Mob Heads Up Challenge against the Aviation team with his compatriots Barny Boatman and Joe Beevers winning as well. The only loss from the Mob was when Patrick Bruel beat Ross Boatman.
The Hendon Mob
Before finishing with the Aviation I would like to point out that in our last newsletter I asked Isabelle Mercier to respond about the number of entries at the ACF. Isabelle did respond and her answers can be found by clicking here Thanks for your prompt response and excellent points. I’m sure our readers will appreciate it.
The Gran Casino de Barcelona in Spain held its first ever poker festival the Barcelona Open. Finn Jenson from Denmark won the first event € 200 Limit ligaz11 Hold’em from a field of 71 picking up € 9,044. Pekki Salmi from Finland won the € 200 Pot Limit Omaha and €7,752, Van Kanpen Joop from Holland won the €100 No Limit Hold’em € 6,099 and the Main Event € 1,000 No Limit Hold’em was one by another Dane Kenneth Jenson € 14,000. The tournaments were well attended from players throughout Europe but it was the Scandinavians who took the main spoils.
Van Kanpen Joop
Over in Austria the annual Poker Party at Seefeld was won by Mario Bentivedo from Italy. This was a Limit 7 Card Stud tournament with Mario winning € 4,935.
The last remaining European event of the year take place in Russia the Olympia Open Poker Festival, Austria Christmas Poker Championships, Finland Helsinki Freezout and new to the scene Estonia Christmas Tournament.
Good luck to all the players who attend these events and watch out for the results on the website.
PokerPages does it again with another exciting Warm Up opportunity – your chance to go and play at the main event at the World Poker Open in Tunica in January 2003, where there is a guarantee of $1,000,000.
Warm-Up Started September 23 – Don’t delay download the software today !!!!
Even non-poker players have to agree, this is the experience of a lifetime! It costs you nothing to participate in this warm up and you could earn the chance to play against world class poker players, as well as take home part of a huge prize pool at the World Poker Open. The WPO is an internationally acclaimed poker event, famous for its players and action. Last January at the 2002 WPO main event, the prize pool was over $1,000,000! The big winner, Costa Rica’s Humberto Brenes won $502,460!
So now it’s your turn to get in on that action…for free! PokerPages is holding the first ever WPO Warm-Up on their exclusive software. Starting September 23rd, you will be able to play Round 1 WPO Warm-Up tournaments on the PokerPages Software. You can download it here. If you finish as one of the 15 top players of a Round 1 event tournament, then you will qualify to play in a Round 2. Be one of the top 20 to place in a Round 2 event, and you will qualify for the Final Event on Wed Jan. 1, 3pm CST. The 1st place prize is a $10,000 seat in the WPO 2003. See our schedules here.
Round 2 and Final Event Qualifications
Round Two Qualifiers List To get on this list, you must play in one of our WPO Round 1 Warm-Up Tournaments and be one of the top fifteen winners. These winners will be qualified to play in the coming weekend’s Round 2 events. Each Round 2 event will have approximately 300 players. Be one of the top 20 to place in a Round 2 event, and you will qualify for the Final Event on Wed Jan. 1, 3pm CST. Go to the Round 2 qualifier list to see who has qualified so far, or click here to view the schedule.
The Final Event Qualifiers List To get on this list, you must place at least 20th in a Round 2 event. Final Event qualifiers are then qualified to play in the Final Event. The first place prize is a $10,000 seat at the World Poker Open! Go to the Final Event qualifier list to see who has qualified so far or click here to view the schedule.