WPT ALPHA8 LONDON (NON-TV)

October 06-7 | Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London | London, England
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Dan Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 London!

02:25 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman Wins WPT Alpha8 London (£600,000); Max Altergott Eliminated in 2nd Place (£350,000)

02:00 AM, 10/08/14

Max Altergott Doubles Through Dan Colman

01:58 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman Doubles Through Max Altergott

01:56 AM, 10/08/14

Altergott Doubles Again

01:46 AM, 10/08/14

Altergott Doubles Through Colman

01:42 AM, 10/08/14

Talal Shakerchi Eliminated in 3rd Place (£224,000)

12:44 AM, 10/08/14

Dan Colman Doubles Through Max Altergott

12:16 AM, 10/08/14

Isaac Haxton Eliminated in 4th Place (£160,000)

09:46 PM, 10/07/14

Sorel Mizzi Bubbles A8 London

09:25 PM, 10/07/14

Chip Counts at the Break

08:52 PM, 10/07/14

Vladimir Troyanovskiy Eliminated by Talal Shakerchi

06:48 PM, 10/07/14

Colman Wins a Big Pot From Mizzi

06:31 PM, 10/07/14

Christoph Vogelsang Eliminated by Sorel Mizzi

06:19 PM, 10/07/14

Sam Trickett Eliminated by Talal Shakerchi

06:09 PM, 10/07/14

Alpha8 Final Table

05:29 PM, 10/07/14

Stephen Chidwick Eliminated by Talal Shakerchi

05:22 PM, 10/07/14

Unofficial Final Table

04:58 PM, 10/07/14

Igor Kurganov Eliminated by Vladimir Troyanovskiy

04:55 PM, 10/07/14

Fabian Quoss Eliminated by Vladimir Troyanovskiy

04:44 PM, 10/07/14

Faisal Alfalasi Eliminated by Dan Colman

04:32 PM, 10/07/14

Philipp Gruissem Eliminated by Stephen Chidwick

04:09 PM, 10/07/14

£600,000 For the Winner

03:59 PM, 10/07/14

Faisal Alfalasi Joins; The Final Number of Entries is Now 23

03:24 PM, 10/07/14

Shakerchi Puts a Dent into Haxton’s Stack

02:51 PM, 10/07/14

Erik Seidel Eliminated by Philipp Gruissem

02:08 PM, 10/07/14

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:04 PM, 10/07/14

The First Alpha8 Champion of Season II Will Be Crowned Today

12:09 PM, 10/07/14

Day 1 Concludes; Shakerchi Leads the Final 11

12:51 AM, 10/07/14

Max Altergott Eliminated by Talal Shakerchi

12:39 AM, 10/07/14

Daniel Cates Eliminated by Isaac Haxton

11:37 PM, 10/06/14

Jean-Noel Thorel Eliminated by Max Altergott

11:03 PM, 10/06/14

Chip Counts: End of Level 6; Gruissem and Cates Return

10:48 PM, 10/06/14

Philipp Gruissem Eliminated by Christophe Vogelsang

09:17 PM, 10/06/14

Dan Colman Eliminated by Fabian Quoss

09:14 PM, 10/06/14

Elior Sion Eliminated by Jean-Noel Thorel

08:51 PM, 10/06/14

Dan Cates Eliminated by Jean-Noel Thorel

08:39 PM, 10/06/14

Chip Counts: End of Level 4

07:20 PM, 10/06/14

Chidwick’s Dreams Come True: AA v KK v KK

07:07 PM, 10/06/14

Fabian Quoss Eliminated by Igor Kurganov

06:29 PM, 10/06/14

Chip Counts: End of Level 2

05:02 PM, 10/06/14

Jean-Noel Thorel Eliminated by Vladimir Troyanovskiy

04:44 PM, 10/06/14

Seating Plan

02:54 PM, 10/06/14

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:54 PM, 10/06/14

Welcome to Day 1 of the WPT Alpha8 London

01:36 PM, 10/06/14

Live Tournament Updates

Vladimir Troyanovskiy Takes a Seat

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Vladimir Troyanovskiy Takes a Seat, and we now have 14 players.

Table 2

Seat 1: Jean-Noel Thorel
Seat 2: Erik Seidel
Seat 3: Dan Colman
Seat 4: Christoph Vogelsang
Seat 5: Isaac Haxton
Seat 6: Philipp Gruissem
Seat 7: {Empty}
Seat 8: Vladimir Troyanovski

Sorted In: Vladimir Troyanovskiy, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:47 PM, 10/06/14

Jungleman Has Been Working on His Live Reads

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Sam Trickett and Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates are having a bit of banter.

"You've gotten better with your live reads Jungle. I used to love playing with you when you first started....you used to make me laugh." Said Trickett.

The Jungleman is in good spirits though, and takes it all in his stride. 

Sorted In: Sam Trickett, Dan Cates, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:42 PM, 10/06/14

Thorel v Colman

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Dan Colman opens to 1,000, in first position, Jean-Noel Thorel throws 2,000 in the pot and then goes to retrieve a thousand. The dealer stops him and the raise stands. Erik Seidel folds in the big blind and Colman makes the call.

Flop: Qclub Jheart 8spade

Colman bets 2,000, once checked too, and Thorel calls.

Turn: 9spade

Thorel checks, Colman bets 5,500, Thorel check-raises to 11,000, and Colman calls.

River: Kdiamond

Thorel bets 20,000, and Colman folds.

Thorel ~ 90,000
Colman ~ 65,000

Sorted In: Jean Noel Thorel, Dan Colman, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:38 PM, 10/06/14

First Hand For Trickett; First Winning Pot

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Elior Sion and Sam Trickett have just sat down in the small and big blinds respectively. This is their first hand.

The action folds to Stephen Chidwick, in the cutoff, and he makes it 1,200 to play. Both Sion and Trickett call and we head to the flop.

Flop: Qheart Tdiamond 6spade

Chidwick c-bets for 3,000, and only Trickett calls.

Turn: 4diamond

Trickett checks, Chidwick bets 7,000, and Trickett calls.

River: Tspade

Both players check and Trickett picks up the pot showing Jclub Theart, for trips; Chidwick mucks.

Trickett ~ 114,000
Chidwick ~ 105,000 

Sorted In: Sam Trickett, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:29 PM, 10/06/14

Sam Trickett Joins the Fray

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

The UK all time live tournament money earner, Sam Trickett, joins the fray.

Table 1


Seat 1: Talal Shakerchi
Seat 2: Daniel Cates
Seat 3: Max Altergott
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick
Seat 5: Igor Kurganov
Seat 6: {Empty}
Seat 7: Elior Sion
Seat 8: Sam Trickett

Sorted In: Sam Trickett, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:23 PM, 10/06/14

Elior Sion Joins the Party

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Local lad Elior Sion has just taken a seat next to Igor Kurganov.

Table 1

Seat 1: Talal Shakerchi
Seat 2: Daniel Cates
Seat 3: Max Altergott
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick
Seat 5: Igor Kurganov
Seat 6: {Empty}
Seat 7: Elior Sion
Seat 8: {Empty}

Sorted In: Elior Sion, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:22 PM, 10/06/14

Americans Do Battle

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Jean-Noel Thorel opens to 900 in early position, Dan Colman three-bets to 3,000, on the button, Isaac Haxton cold four bets to 9,500, from the small blind, Thorel folds, but Colman makes the call.

Flop: Kdiamond 8spade 7diamond

Haxton bets 11,000, Colman calls.

Turn: 4heart

Haxton bets 24,000, Colman Folds.

Haxton ~ 130,000
Colman ~ 80,000

Sorted In: Isaac Haxton, Dan Colman, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:19 PM, 10/06/14

Gruissem v Thorel

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Philipp Gruissem opens to 1,200, in the cutoff, Jean-Noel Thorel flats on the button, and Erik Seidel calls from the blinds.

Flop: Jdiamond 9heart 5spade

Seidel checks, Gruissem bets 2,500, Thorel calls, and Seidel folds.

Turn: Tclub

Gruissem bets 7,000, Thorel calls.

River: 9diamond

Gruissem bets 15,000, and after a few moments thought Thorel folds.

Sorted In: WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:09 PM, 10/06/14

Early Exchanges

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Stephen Chidwick opens to 1,200 in the cutoff, and then folds after Igor Kurganov three-bets to 3,400 on the button.

Jean-Noel Thorel opens to 900, under the gun, Erik Seidel calls in the next seat, as does Philipp Gruissem in the big blind. The flop is Tclub 9heart 7spade and a 1,600 Thorel bet takes the pot.

Erik Seidel opens to 1,200, in first position, Isaac Haxton flats on the button, and both blinds call. The action checks through to the turn on a board of Aheart 8heart 8club Qdiamond, and Seidel takes the pot with a 1,500 bet.

Sorted In: WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
03:02 PM, 10/06/14

Seating Plan

Level 1: 200-400, 50 ante

Table 1

Seat 1: Talal Shakerchi
Seat 2: Daniel Cates
Seat 3: Max Altergott
Seat 4: Stephen Chidwick
Seat 5: Igor Kurganov
Seat 6: {Empty}
Seat 7: {Empty}
Seat 8: {Empty}

Table 2

Seat 1: Jean-Noel Thorel
Seat 2: Erik Seidel
Seat 3: Dan Colman
Seat 4: Christoph Vogelsang
Seat 5: Isaac Haxton
Seat 6: Philipp Gruissem
Seat 7: {Empty}
Seat 8: {Empty}

Sorted In: Featured Blog, WPT Alpha8, Palm Beach Casino Mayfair London, WPT Alpha8 London
02:54 PM, 10/06/14

 

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $957,390
2 $558,478
3 $357,426
4 $255,304

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 200-400 50
2 250-500 75
3 300-600 100
4 400-800 100
5 500-1,000 100
6 600-1,200 200
7 800-1,600 200
8 1,000-2,000 300
9 1,200-2,400 400
10 1,500-3,000 500
11 2,000-4,000 500
12 2,500-5,000 500
13 3,000-6,000 1,000
14 4,000-8,000 1,000
15 5,000-10,000 1,000
16 6,000-12,000 2,000
17 8,000-16,000 2,000
18 10,000-20,000 3,000
19 12,000-24,000 4,000
20 15,000-30,000 5,000
21 20,000-40,000 5,000
22 25,000-50,000 5,000
23 30,000-60,000 10,000
24 40,000-80,000 10,000
25 50,000-100,000 15,000
26 60,000-120,000 20,000
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