Harder Wins PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event

The United States poker specialist Christian Harder has become richer by $429,664 after winning the main event at the 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas.


This is the first PokerStars event to be held in the Bahamas and this victory to Harder came after he struck a deal with second placed fellow countryman Cliff Josephy. The third place was bagged by another American by the name Michael Vela and he ended up earning $259,980 as the prize money. The heads-up deal with Josephy paved the way for Christian Harder to win the six-handed final table.

The final day started at noon and it soon became five-handed with Rasmus Glaesel bidding goodbye after losing in the seventh hand to Josephy. The next player took a long time to go and he battled for almost seven hours. This player was Michael Gentili who started the final day with the most number of chips in hand. He had played for 99 hands after the exit of Rasmus before bowing out of the event in the 106th total hand. He won $140,940 for the fifth place finish.   (more…)

Mercier Plays Tournament After Marriage

We often hear stories of how pro players are friends off the tables in poker tournaments.


Hence it should come as no surprise that Jason Mercier and Natasha had found love while playing at the different poker tournaments and meets. Indeed, poker events are great venues to meet new people. As most poker events are arranged over extended weekends, you get to meet several new people and spend time with them in the different activities and events that are usually arranged in festivals and tournaments. Many people have found friends and acquaintances over such events.

Jason and Natasha culminated their friendship in marriage about a week back. The venue of their marriage was in South Florida. They were, however, already registered to participate in the main event of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament. There were about 760 entries in total and both of them made it to the final four tables. The buy in was about the amount $3500. Both the Merciers were unable to make it further in the event and they finished in 35th and 36th positions respectively. (more…)