It has been another action-packed week in the world of poker and as always that eant that some stories escaped our attention, but don’t worry we have compiled a summary of the poker news stories you may have missed this week. The stories include a 23-way deal in a live poker tournament, ‘Nicolak’ signing for Cardrunners, and a new pro at Full Tilt.
23-way Deal at Foxwoods Poker Tournament
The Foxwoods World Poker Finals have been running this week with a $400 buy-in NLHE DeepStack event drawing a field of 956 players to create a prize pool of $324,000, however there was a major shock in store as the players ended up making a 23-way deal with player John Agelakis coming out on top of the pile as the winner to claim $12,011 in cash, the championship trophy and a commemorative leather jacket. The most shocking thing is that despite there being 22 places between John (the winner) and 23rd place, the winner only received $1,920 more than 23rd place, and the deal has caused controversy in the online poker community with one forum poster even stating that it was the worst thing they had ever witnessed.
John ‘Nicolak’ Kim Joins Cardrunners
Cardrunners have announced that they have signed yet another cash-game specialist to their team of instructors. The player who has signed is John Kim who plays online using the alias ‘Nicolak‘ and has been playing poker for over ten years and accumulated over $600,000 in online poker winnings, with $250,000 of that coming from a poker tournament win on PartyPoker in 2005. The addition of Kim bolsters the training site and no-one can deny that it is the best poker training site for cash-games with Kim joining players such as Mickey “mement_mori” Petersen, Brian “Stinger” Hastings, Dan “Jungleman12” Cates, and Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen as poker instructors at Cardrunners. Kim’s first video is already available on the site and sees him four-tabling $5-$10 six-max No-Limit Hold’em games.
Full Tilt Poker signs Felipe Ramos
After announcing the signing of Audley Harrison and James Blake, Full Tilt Poker have announced a new addition to their Full Tilt Pro’s roster – Brazilian poker player Felipe Ramos. Ramos was previously signed to PartyPoker as part of Team PartyPoker and most of you may recognise him better by his online poker alias of ‘Mojave’ under which he has accumulated over $400,000 in online winnings, and also over $400,000 in live poker tournament earnings. Ramos is currently third on Brazilian all-time money list behind Thiago Nishijima and Alexandre Gomes, and he has also won a PokerStars WCOOP event (the first event of the 2009 WCOOP series).