Aria Multi-Tables, WPT Bellagio Takes Rebuys
Multi-Action Launches at Aria
Multi Action Poker was introduced at the Aria Poker Room in Las Vegas on December 5. It is a new adventure for live players in cash games.
The rules are simple. Two dealers at the same table deal with their own decks and pots. Each player has a separate chip stack for each dealer, and they cannot be transferred from one game to the other. The games are dealt simultaneously without attention to the speed of one hand over the other. Up to nine players can compete at one table.
WPT Five Diamond Sees Many Rebuys
With an all-star lineup of players, the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic kicked off at the Bellagio in Las Vegas on December 4. It was a $10,000 buy-in NLHE Main Event that brought players from around the world, including reigning champion James Dempsey. The reentry option saw many players take advantage and rebuy after busting out, such as Sam Trickett buying in four times and Daniel Negreanu playing on a fifth rebuy.
Day 1 ended with 374 players, though only 269 made it through the five levels of play. The chip leader was Jeremy Kottler with 134,975 chips.
Day 2 allowed reentries to continue to Level 8, but official numbers were still not released at post time. The unofficial board showed 503 entries, with 176 of them moving on to the next day, according to WPT live updates. These numbers are likely to change, though. What will not change is that Michael Mizrachi was the end-of-day chip leader with 272,600 chips.