Poker News Update: WSOP, EPT, SCOOP and More!

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With WSOP about to kick off we look at some of the live and online winners of the week!

With WSOP just around the corner the poker circuit hasn’t quietened down this week after the finalĀ for EPT Season 9 in Monte Carlo. There have been some huge winners over the last few days, so if you want to get in on the action and are not sure where to begin, try your hand at womens beginner poker and start practising!

On Sunday the 2013 California State Poker Championship wrapped up with a $2,080 Main Event. 258 players made up the starting field and in the end 2012 WSOP gold-bracelet winner Brent Hanks won the first prize of $117,760. Hanks beat another WSOP gold-bracelet winner, Gavin Griffin, into second place after they went head to head and the board ran out with Hanks on top. Griffin took $82,640 for his victory and Daniel Park came third with $53,160. Hanks’ victory was the third largest of his career and pushed his live tournament winnings up to over $1.4 million.

At the 2012-2013 WSOP Circuit Harrahs New Orleans Main Event, Luke Graham took home a win that every womens beginner poker player dreams of. Graham beat a field of 762 players to secure himself a $228,600 prize and a seat at the National Championship. Graham went head to head in a fierce battle with Joseph Hebert and it seemed that Hebert was in with a chance until Graham hit a hand that allowed him to emerge as the winner. Hebert took second place and $140,932 and Kasra Khodayarkhani came third with $103,899.

In online poker the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) has been making headlines, with some big winners emerging. The tournament is now almost half-way through and many womens beginner poker players have been keeping a close eye on the proceedings to pick up some tips and tricks from the pros. Jarcon86 has won Event #25, beating 131 other entrants to take the prize. He took away $68,120 for his efforts.

Event #22-H; the $2,100 NL Hold ‘em game saw Str8$$$Homey bank $377,000 after he beat a field of 1048 players. Str8$$$Homey beat David “WhooooKidd” Baker and stopped him from claiming his second SCOOP title, but he did manage to take home $272,480 for second place. It was an epic final-table battle as Str8$$$Homey won Event #23 at WCOOP in 2009 and is a two-time WSOP bracelet winner, whilst Baker is an accomplished player with a previous SCOOP title to his name. Str8$$$Homey may have emerged as the winner but the fight was suitably fierce and entertaining.

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