The 2008 World Poker Tour Five-Diamond Championship Main Event television final table is finally set after 5 grueling days of play. Nearly 500 players poined up the $15,000+ buyin for this tournament, and for the players who went out on the bubble and for those who made it to play on under the WPT lights DEFINITELY made it worth the price of admission.
The final two tables included WSOP finalists Clonie Gowen, Brett “GetCrunk” Richey, and Nick Schulman. The aforementioned three went out just before the final table of 9 players – earning themselves at least $72,000+ each. The three players that went out before the TV final table were WSOP bracelet winner Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Joe McGowan, and Ben Straate. Each of them earned at least $100,000+ paydays for their finishes.
The televised final table will feature some of the biggest names in poker – both live and online. The biggest headliner will of course be 2008 WSOP Main Event final tablist David “Chino” Rheem. Rheem is looking for some serious revenge after his M.E. dreams were crushed when his AK couldn’t hold up against eventual winner Peter Eastgate’s AQ. Those who will be chasing him are big-time tournament pros Hoyt Corkins – who is also a WPT winner himself – Amnon Filippi, Steve Sung, Justin Young, and Evan McNiff.
The winner will take home the coveted World Poker Tour trophy, an entry into the season-ending $25k WPT Championship, and a nice paycheck of $1,538,730!
PartyGaming Founder To Pay $300 Million Penalty!
Anurag Dikshit, the man behind PartyGaming and it’s existing software platform, is paying a hefty price this week in order to avoid prison time for violating the 1961 Wire Act.
How hefty you might ask yourself?
Try $300,000,000 healthy – and no, the added zeros in that figure are not typos.
Dikshit, who is actually worth a little over a billion dollars, will be paying forward three separate payments of $100 million to the U.S. Department of Justice over the next several years. He will stay …