MTT Madness in Prague; Gus the Racket King
Impressive Turnout for WPT Prague
The final starting day of the World Poker Tour’s Prague main event attracted the biggest field yet, with 273 players taking to the felt.
A mixture of fresh faces and previous casualties took the overall field to 567 players and pushed the prizepool to over €1.5 million mark.
Of those making their way through the field yesterday, Yannick Bonnet was the most successful, bagging a haul of 197,200 at the end of the day.
PokerStars Say Eureka in Prague
While the WPT Prague thunders on in the Kings Casino, another popular event began in earnest at the city’s Hilton Hotel.
PokerStars’ Eureka Prague tournament is the final stop on the tour’s second jaunt across Europe and after Day 1A 222 players had filtered through the doors.
Today’s session has already seen over 300 players register their interest, meaning the field could breach the 600 player mark.
Gus Swaps Bets for Serves
Gus Hansen is best known for his prowess at the poker table, but last weekend he proved he’s also adept at swinging a racket.
Taking part in the Racketlon World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, Gus took on some of the sports best players.
The tournament features a mixture of table tennis, tennis, squash and badminton and requires competitors to be proficient in all disciplines.
Going into the tournament Gus was ranked 71st in the world, however, after reaching the quarter-finals and beating some notable opponents, such as Belgium’s Peter Duyk (ranked 9th in the world), he now sits in 59th place.
Indeed, while Gus might be struggling to break into the GPI 300, he can at least be happy that he’s got some world-class skills away from the poker table as well as on it.