Looking for a quick recap of who is winning what in live poker tournaments lately? Look no further, we’ve got you covered. Phil Laak captured the poker spotlight this week by snagging his first WSOP bracelet with a win at London’s WSOP Europe. Read on for the more details as well as the 2010 English Poker Open results.
WSOP Europe: With his arm in a cast after last month’s ATV accident, Phil “The Unabomber” Laak, scored a solid £170,802 after beating out two other players at the table, Andrew Pantling and Chris Bjorin. After winning, Laak gave props to his record-breaking poker marathon for giving him the focus to win.
“I’ve won something like 80 percent of my cash sessions since I broke the record,” Laak told the press.
Since shattering the world record with 115 hours of continual poker play, Laak wrote on his blog that his poker game has greatly improved, as well as his patience, athleticism, confidence and overall happiness levels. Laak also claimed that his general love for mankind, the universe and all things became higher than ever before.
“The newer and more sensitive Phil that I have been living with is, I believe, a better Phil,” Laak wrote. “I love this guy. I want to hug him. So score one up in the sensitivity department as I have more of it.”
English Poker Open: German player Fabian Quoss prevailed at the 2010 English Poker Open, grossing a total of £220,650 in the £3,500 buy-in Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament.
In the final hand, both Quoss and Sebastian Crul went all-in pre-flop, with Quoss’ A-Q against Crul’s A-5 suited. An ace hit the board, giving them each a pair of aces, but Quoss’ Queen kicker sealed the deal. This win broke Quoss’ streak of finishing second, something he has done three times since last summer. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride no longer!
Quoss, who also finished 7th at the WPT London, beat out 193 players including poker pros Phil Laak and Liv Boree.
Both players Laak and Boeree have also been running hot lately. Boeree proved she was a force to be reckoned with when she finished first at the EPT San Remo. Laak, for his part, has been apparently crushing the cash games while proving he’s in the best tournament poker shape of his life by finishing 15th of 764 at Partouche and now with his more recent win at the WSOPE.