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Eric Buchman, a highly experienced New Yorker who placed fourth in the 2009 World Series of Poker main event, won his second WSOP bracelet this week after a tense heads up against famous Russian poker pro Alexander Kravchenko in event 34, a $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud contest.

345 entrants ponied up the moderate buy-in for the event, generating a prize pool of $465 750, with $118,785 reserved for the winner.

The final table was reached on day 2, but play continued into Day 3 as six players were still active, including Buchman and Kravchenko, who faced Alexander Denisov, William Thompson, Bryn Kenney and Nabih Helmi.

By the time the heads up stage was reached Buchman held a 2 to 1 advantage over his opponent and, despite a fighting response from Krachenko, was able to build on his advantage until he dispatched the Russian with a full house against a pair and a busted straight.

Kravchenko more than covered his initial investment with a take-home of $73,360, whilst Buchman collected $118,785 and his second winner's bracelet.

Mallory Smith and David Prager, the initial final table eliminations on Day 2, enjoyed paydays of $14,228 and $10,921 respectively.


Online poker provider Pokerstars has announced that its European Poker Tour Grand Final will again be part of the successful Mona Apuestas Deportivas co Festival at the famous Monte Carlo Casino in Monaco.
A total of 48 events are planned over the eleven days of the festival, and the organisers have included more $500 or less buy-in tournaments than any other EPT stop.
Taking place from April 23 to May 2, the EPT Grand Final will be held in collaboration with the France Poker Series (FPS) for the first time at the EPT Monaco festival.
There will be two main events: a Euro 1,100 buy-in FPS tournament, and a $10,600 buy-in EPT main event.
"The EPT has been leading the way in live poker for ten years, and this years EPT Grand Final will be the biggest and best ever," said EPT president Ed Stauchly this week.
"With more tournaments than ever before at lower buy-ins alongside our other events, plus a wide range of cash games, a greater variety of players will be able to experience the EPT, creating a fuller festival atmosphere."
The full schedule is available on the Pokerstars website.

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The Canadian publication The National Post carried an interesting feature on the safety of physical vs. internet poker rooms in To video poker ronto over the weekend, observing that poker players relocating to the city from the legally restrictive poker environment in the United States prefer the internet.
Much of the article deals with the reputation and problematic safety of underground poker games, with anecdotes of players plagued by police raids or attacks by armed robbers attracted by the often large sums of money on the tables, painting a picture of a risky environment.
It also portrays a number of big name online and tournament players who have made large sums of money playing poker, illustrating the potential of poker for those with the skill and determination to pursue a career in the game.
"Every night, basements and backrooms across Toronto are packed with gamblers looking for a poker fix - and grinders looking to make the rent," The National Post notes. "Stakes are high, venues are shady and players are haunted by armed robberies and police raids alike. But while Torontos seedy gambling underbelly has spawned some of Canadas greatest poker talent, its storied reign may be coming to an end."
That end could be precipitated by a new generation of players' preference for the internet, the piece implies.
In the concluding paragraphs the article quotes younger poker pros who have never set foot in an underground game and have little inclination to do so, preferring the safety of the online environment with big, well regulated internet poker sites.
In addition to building large bankrolls online, this new type of player sharpens skills in internet games, with many then going on to success in international and well regulated land-based tournaments.
"In Toronto, their ranks are swelling. In recent months the city has become an online poker haven as dozens of American refugees were sent north last year by a U.S. crackdown on online poker," the National Post reports, adding that among them is 24-year-old Maryland native Greg Merson, fresh from winning the $8.5-million first prize at the World Series of Poker main event (see previous InfoPowa reports).
One young poker pro told the publication: All of the pros I know are like myself, in that they play primarily online, where in my opinion there is much more opportunity to earn a steadier and more substantial income, without breaking any laws.
Another said: Real pros sharpen their skills playing online, where its actually highly competitive and challenging.
The article concludes: "Online players dont have to worry about travel time or personal safety, and they can play upwards of nine tournaments at once - quickly amassing a level of experience that the pros of yesteryear could only dream of."