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RUSSIAN POKER ACE TAKES DOWN BARCELONA SUPER HIGH ROLLER
Russian poker pro Vitaly Lunkin is celebrating his weekend victory in the Euro 50,000 buy-in European Poker Tour Super High Roller Programa Descuentos Deportivos , in which he took home Euro 771,300 in prize money in a great start to the tenth edition of the popular Pokerstars series.
51 top players entered for the Super High Roller, which provided railbirds with an exciting display of talented and action-packed spectator entertainment in Barcelona over the weekend.
Final table seats and pay-outs were achieved by Lunkin and Erik Seidel, Steve ODwyer, Mike McDonald, David Benefield, Ole Schemion and Fabian Quoss - an international gathering of highly respected players.
When the heads up phase of play was reached it was Eric Seidel holding a small chip advantage as he faced Lunkin, but there was little in it as the duo battled to and fro and the hours passed.
Then Lunkin managed to pull ahead, forcing Seidel to up his game in closing the gap. It was all in vain however, as Lunkin scored a major double up that put him beyond contention and delivered the first prize of Euro 771,300, bringing his career earnings to well over $5 million.
Nevertheless, Seidel added Euro 557,100 as his second placing reward, boosting his career earnings to over $18 million.
AMAYA GAMING SIGNS UP COGETECH FOR ONLINE POKER
Montreal-based online gambling group Amaya Gaming has signed a deal to supply Italian betting and gaming provider Cogetech SpA with the poker platform from its Ongame Network Limited subsidiary.
The deal follows a similar agreement with Aristocrat Technologies recently (see previous InfoPowa report).
Cogetech, itself a subsidiary of the SNAI group, will use the Ongame platform to power a new poker offering at the IziPoker.it domain.
The signing of Cogetech is an important achievement for us in a key market, said David Baazov, Maya's chief executive. It is a leading and respected brand in the Italian gaming market covering both business-to-business and business-to-consumer verticals. Amaya Gaming will be able to support it across the board and we look forward to working together.
The deal was agreed in partnership with Italian distributor Active Games while the new poker offering from IziPoker.it went live on Saturday alongside the sites existing sports betting, skill, bingo and casino offerings.
Amaya Gaming is a perfect partner for us in the Italian market with outstanding products for both poker and casino,' said Fabio Schiavolin, Cogetech's CEO..
Ongame Network poker is built on a modern platform that enables both stability and new innovative features and Ongame Network is the only provider with full mobile support including both Android and iOS compatibility.