It has been another action-packed week in the poker industry and while we have brought you the weeks biggest stories, there are several stories we just didn’t have enough time to report on – which is what this weekly summary is for! Below you can find summaries of poker news articles you may have missed during the week:
2011 European Poker Awards
The 2011 European Poker Awards took place in Paris, France, with UK poker professional Jake Cody picking up top honours. He won both the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Player of the Year’ awards after earning $1.7million from live poker tournaments in 2010. In the ‘Player of the Year’ category, Cody beat off competition from Sam Trickett, Tho Jorgensen, andVladimir Schemelev, and in the ‘Rookie of the Year’ category Cody beat off competition from Fernando Brito, Julian Herold, Toby Lewis, and David Vamplew. Despite being nominated Cody wasn’t present at the Awards and Simon Trumper accepted the award on his behalf, instead he was doing what he does best – winning poker tournaments. Cody managed to win the UKIPT Nottingham High Roller event for £42,000 with 2011 looking to be another big year for the youngster. In other awards Liv Boeree won the ‘Europes Leading Lady’ award, James Bord won the ‘Outstanding Tournament Performance’ award, Andreas Torbergsen won the ‘Internet Player of the Year’ award, TonyG won the ‘Rob Gardner Memorial Award (Best Poker Personality)’ award, Gerard Serra Retamero from (TK Events) of Spain won the ‘Poker Staff Person of the Year’ award, and Nic Szemetera won the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Poker With Bob iPhone App Released
‘Poker with Bob’ is a new iPhone application which has been released and only costs $0.99. Already the app has received great reviews. You will play against a very fun and exciting character named Bob, as you may already have guessed. The app revolves around the 5-Card Draw poker variation and there are rules available incase you aren’t already familiar with how the game works. There are a few ‘different Bob’s’ depending on your difficulty selection and you can choose from single player game mode or multi-player mode (which works by using Bluetooth with a friend). Of course, you should note that this is for ply money only, but it is certainly one of the most fun iPhone Gambling Apps available. Here is a video showing just how great the graphics are:
Artuu Pitkakangas wins Betfair Live! London
Artuu Pitkakangas (from Finland) has won the 2011 Betfair Live! London event. The event took place over two days at the Fox Poker Club in London’ West End and had a buy-in of £250. A total of 171 players entered the the tournament but in the end it was Pitkakangas who walked away with the victory for a payday of over £7,000. The next Betfair Live! event will be Tallinn and will run from 15th April to the 17th of April in what should be another exciting live poker event.