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April 23rd Poker news ... WSOP Betting Online at wsopbettingonline.com
ONLINE POKER TOURNEY ENDS IN STYLE
The main event of the 23rd edition of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) generated plenty of excitement and a three way chop as it ended another successful tourney this week, with German player "Itahaschi" besting a field of 3,326 competitors in the $635 buy-in event...but not taking home the most money.
"Itahaschi" banked $270,828, but runner up "DiaperSniper14" playing from Canada logged off $301,118 richer than he started, thanks to a three way chop approaching the heads up stage of the game.
The $1.5 million prize pool guarantee on the event was easily surpassed by the high turnout, with the pool ultimately worthy $1.9 million.
The FTOPS XXIII main event easily eclipsed the $1.5 million guarantee by offering a $1.9 million prize pool.
It was a fitting end to a successful tournament, in which 38 events took place over two weeks, with the two biggest events of the festival wrapping up on Sunday.
The other big event Sunday was the FTOPS $2,100 buy-in NLHE Re-Entry, which took two days to decide and attracted a large entry field of 599 top online players.
Toby "sexystuff1989" Lewis and Clark "Snake8484" Hamagami duked it out in the heads up, with Hamagami trying to repeat his week-old victory in the Pokerstars Sunday Million, but it was Lewis who took the honours after an exciting confrontation that included a two-way chop.
Lewis took home $253,063 - his best online career win yet - leaving runner-up Hamagami with a $223,141 second placing prize.
The winner was actually on holiday when he decided to enter the event, playing from Croatia on an internet connection that wasn't the best he had ever used, according to his tweets.
HUNGARIAN LOTTERY LAUNCH SPORTS BETTING SITE
The Hungarian National Lottery Szerencsejtk Bicimotos Zrt has launched its long-awaited online sports betting website at tippmixpro.hu following a five-month testing period.
The website due for launch around the middle of last year was developed by GTECH G2 who reportedly failed to meet the delivery deadline and was subsequently charged HUF 106 million ($473,284) in penalties according to the Budapest Business Journal (BBJ).
The BBJ said taking into consideration the penalty, the cost of developing the site and operating it for six years will amount to HUF 422 million ($1,884,210).