December 5th, 2012 9:35 pm EST
Over 500 Entries For Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
1. "Durrrr" Loses.
According to HighStakesDB.com (link below), Tom "durrrr" Dwan managed to lose nearly $800k on Full Tilt Poker in the first three days of December.
According to the tracking site, Dwan finished the month of November with a loss of $95k, and has followed this up with an additional loss of $777,000 through the first three days of December. Dwan sustained his losses playing against the likes of Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky and "DealMeInFast".
Dwan, Gus Hansen and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, the three men that comprise Full Tilt's "The Professionals" group, have not enjoyed much success on Full Tilt Poker 2.0 since the site launched on November 6th.
You can read more about Dwan's December results here.
2. $5 Million+ Prize Pool For Doyle Brunson "Five Diamond World Poker Classic".
Late registration for this year's Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic has now closed.
Players were allowed to re-enter after busting this year, which resulted in the tournament getting over 500 entries (504 to be exact). Players such as Daniel Negreanu and Sam Trickett bought in multiple times, with Negreanu reportedly buying in 5 times (5 x $10,000).
The 500+ entries means that the total prize pool will be in excess of $5 million. Last year's event, which was won by James Dempsey, finished with a total of 413 entries.
Phil Galfond is the early chipleader of the event.
3. Jim Ryan, Co-CEO of Bwin.Party, Retires.
Earlier today, Bwin.Party revealed that co-CEO Jim Ryan has decided to retire so that he can return to Canada with his family. As of January 15th, 2013, current co-CEO Norbert Teufelberger will assume the role of Group CEO.
Jim Ryan became CEO of PartyGaming back in 2008, and later took on the role of co-CEO following PartyGaming's merger with bwin Interactive.
You can read more about the move here.
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