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Flaminio wins eight Masek sets record

Flaminio wins eight, Masek sets record

There was a first win for a Ukranian player at the European Poker Tour Main Event in Vienna, Austria - Oleksii Khoroshenin managed to edge out all participants. There are still many EU countries that haven’t been able to produce a winner at an EPT Main Event win: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.

Dominick Panka, who has had all his live tournament clashes this year at final table appearances, managed to regain the BLUFF Player of the Year lead, after taking the eighth spot at the €2,000 Eureka Poker Tour High Roller, which is also part of EPT Vienna.

The EPT High Roller events are continuing with the trend of attracting quite impressive numbers of players. There were 181 entries in Vienna, which makes it the ninth EPT location in a row, that has a High Roller (where the buy-in is at least $10,000) featuring 100+ entries.

Alexandru Masek broke the deadlock with Chris Reslock at the summit of the career rings list by winning his eighth World Series of Poker Circuit ring on March 26, on Event 7 – a $365 no-limit hold’em six-handed tournament for a total of almost $20,000. Masek and Reslock have both won their rings at five different WSOPC casinos.

The WSOP Circuit is now making its second visit to Harrah’s Cherokee, North Carolina, where they are continuing to set records. Event 4: a $365 No Limit Hold’em which allows re-entry, attracted a field of 1,615 entries, leaving last year’s record in the dust (set at the same event) by 300 entries.

Sylvain Siebert will be joining the World Poker Tour when it heads to the Playground Poker Club near of Montreal. He has reached the final table for three straight times now: 5th place in 2012, 4th in 2013 and recently 8th at the WPT National Canadian Spring Championship.

Flaminio Malaguti has also achieved another succesfull series at the recently concluded Hoops and Hold’em series at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He won a whooping eight tournaments during the ten-day series which gave him 20 tournament wins for this year.

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