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Earlier this year Finnish high stakes pro Jens Kyllonen made a post on 2+2 detailing how he and his roommate, Henri Jaakkola, had their laptops stolen and subsequently from their hotel room during EPT Barcelona. The news caused a wave of panic amongst the game's top player with many reporting similarly suspicious circumstances during the event.
Jean-Robert Bellande's dream of making a WPT final table was cruelly snatched away from him last night as Dan Smith ran amok on the penultimate day of the Five Diamond Classic.
Today we catch up with the WPT Five Diamond Classic, break records in Prague and graduate from the University of Poker.
Bored of elbowing your way through mutinous mobs of Christmas shoppers? Uninspired by tired old festive tunes assaulting your eardrums everywhere you go? To put it simply, just not feeling the Christmas spirit this year?
An unlikely chip leader in the form of Jean-Robert Bellande emerged on Day 4 of this year's WPT Five Diamond Classic as the field was cut from 59 to 21. After starting the day somewhere in the chasing pack, Bellande put on a blistering performance in the post-bubble carnage to storm into the chip lead (1,637,000) ahead of Keith Tilston (1,274,000) and Eddy Sabat (1,026,000).
Re-entry tournaments seem to be the hot topic in the poker world at the moment and with many pros, such as Daniel Negreanu traditionally benefitting from the format, questions are being asked as to their long-term feasibility. Indeed, while some players are in favour of them and want to see more, other pros such as Chris Moorman feel they are killing the game.