December 11 2013, by Daniel Smyth

Stars Deep in Prague, Jens Kyllonen Hacked, ‘Odd_Oddsen’ Wins

European Stars Shine at Eureka Prague

Despite the massive success of this year’s Eureka Prague Main Event, the old saying that “the cream always rises to the top” seems to be ringing true. Although more than 1,300 players took to the felt just a few days ago, some of the game’s top players have still managed to climb up the chip counts and make it through to the event’s final stages.

Indeed, at the start of today’s session the UK’s Stephen Chidwick was leading the way and at the time of writing he was still going strong with just 16 players remaining. Also making their way through the crows, into the money and just a few steps from the final table was Chris Moorman, Mark Dalimore and Marcin Horecki.

For live updates from the felt and a look at which players are going to be competing for tomorrow’s top prize of €226,600, click here.

Kyllonen Infected in Barcelona

Following the theft and subsequent return of his laptop during this year’s EPT event in Barcelona, Jens Kyllonen has found out that his machine was infected by a trojan.

After suspecting that something was amiss with his machine, Jens took the computer to security experts F-Secure to get it checked out.

A series of tests soon confirmed Jens’s suspicions as they technicians found that a RAT (Remote Access Trojan) had been installed on the computer and the attacker was able to see all of Jens’s poker activity.

The incident falls under the category of a “sharking attack” and F-Secure have said that it was significant because it wasn’t carried out online but in person via a USB stick.

Poker’s Political Victory in Norway

Ola Amundsgard, known as ‘Odd_Oddsen’ online, has triumphed in his heads-up showdown with Norwegian politician Erlend Wiborg. Having challenged any Norwegian member of parliament to a freeroll match worth $170,000, Amundsgard sat down for a 10,000 hand session of $0.50/$1 PLO last weekend.

Using a 100% min-raise from the button strategy and adapting to his opponent’s limited set of skills, Amundsgard cruised to a $5,000 lead after just 1,000 before his opponent decided it was easier to quit.

Following the match Wiborg told Norsk Pokerforbund that his opponent was “simply too tough” and that he was pleased the match showed that “poker is a game of skill“.

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About the author

Daniel’s first assignment in the poker world was to interview Patrik Antonius who was just starting to set the game alight. Following that he began to produce freelance articles for a number of poker companies. From there he took on the role of feature writer and strategy editor at WPT Poker Magazine.

After three years with the magazine he decided to move into a freelance role and now produces a variety articles for some of the industry’s most prominent media outlets.

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