Hoyt Corkins Wins 2010 Southern Poker Championship

Published on 2010-01-28 05:12:00

1. Hoyt Corkins Wins 2010 Southern Poker Championship.

Hoyt Corkins must really, really like playing in World Poker Tour events.

Just a few minutes ago, Hoyt Corkins defeated Jonathan Kantor to take down the 2010 Southern Poker Championship for $739,486. In addition, Corkins will also gain entry to the $25k WPT World Championship at the Bellagio in April.

The final hand of the tournament came when Corkins, who had about 4.4 million chips in his stack, pushed pre-flop holding Ah-7c. Kantor, who had about 1.9 million in his stack at the time, decided to call holding Kc-10h.

The flop brought an Ace, putting Corkins far ahead in the hand. The turn gave Kantor a flush draw, but the river bricked out, giving Corkins the victory.

This is the second WPT title for Corkins, as he also took down the World Poker Finals main event in 2003 for just over a million dollars.

Corkins has a total of six final table appearances in WPT events over the course of his career, as well as 14 money finishes.

With his victory on Wednesday evening, Corkins now has over $5 million dollars in lifetime tournament cashes.

2. T.J. Cloutier's 2005 World Series of Poker Bracelet Finds a New Home (for now).

T.J. Cloutier's 2005 World Series of Poker bracelet ($5k NLHE) has found a new home.

The bracelet, which was being auctioned by the "Plano Pawn Shop", ended up fetching $4,006. There were a total of eight bids.

Cake Poker ended up purchasing the bracelet. They have said that they plan on having "a few photo shoots with it" before returning it to T.J. Cloutier.

The question is - will Cloutier actually hang on to it this time around?

3. Dikshit Sells the Rest of His PartyGaming Stake.

Anurag Dikshit, who helped start PartyGaming back in 1997, has sold off the remainder of his stake in PartyGaming.

Dikshit originally sold 2/3rds of his stake in the company in October, and was able to offload the remainder a few days ago. A substantial portion of the proceeds from these sales was given to his charity, the Kusuma Trust.

The US government also was on the receiving end of a great portion of Dikshit's net worth, as they received $300 million dollars from the PartyGaming founder after Dikshit pled guilty to breaking American gambling laws in late 2008.

Dikshit will be sentenced in the United States on December 16th, 2010, and could face up to two years in jail.


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