WPT Prague Continues; Poker in the Movies
More Stars Arrive in Prague
The WPT’s jovial jaunt to the Czech capital, Prague, grew even brighter and breezier yesterday thanks to another bumper turnout.
Having welcomed 115 players on Day 1A, the tournament’s second starting day rolled out the red carpet to 179 players, taking the running total to 294.
One such player was Russian grinder, Mikhail Mazunin. After enjoying a rush of cards, Mikhail stormed up the chip chart to finish the day with a stack 203,600.
That haul put him almost 50,000 chips ahead of Alexander Staengle who finished the session with 157,500.
Today marks the last chance for players to re-enter and make it through to Day 2, which kicks off tomorrow.
Genting Finale Starts Tomorrow
Genting Poker’s final tournament of the season starts tomorrow with a host of British talent expected to attend.
Indeed, with a guaranteed prizepool of £200,000 and a string of qualifiers over the last few weeks, the Fox Club will be buzzing when the cards are in the air tomorrow afternoon.
Poker Murder Mystery
Poker and murder might not be two themes you’d instantly put together for a Hollywood movie, but one director seems to have made that connection.
Poker Night, which is set to star Delroy Lindo, Ron Perlman (Hellboy) and Beau Mirchoff (Desperate Housewives), focuses on a detective who falls into a web of deceit after a killer invades their regular poker game.
It seems that poker based films have been en vogue in recent times, with productions such as Boom, The King’s Men and All-In using the game as a cinematic centrepiece.
Filming is currently taking place and the film is expected to be released some time next year.
In Case You Missed It
Today saw the release of Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Ana Marquez.
In this edition she talks about her admiration for Bryn Kenney, her thoughts on those chasing her on Spain’s GPI 100 and how her game has changed now she’s in the spotlight.