Betfairs first online Togel Singapore poker tournament
A 31-year-old scaffolder from County Laois, near Dublin, has won Betfair’s first online poker tournament. His winning hand of a pair of tens sealed his victory over more than 600 entrants and he has walked away with £21,000 prize money, a fifth of the total £100,000 prize money, and a trip for two to the Melbourne Cup next month.
“It’s brilliant and fantastic that I won,” said the Irishman. “The small €5 and €10 tourneys are a great way to get experience and to learn the game. If the cards fall right, anyone can win it – everyone has a chance.”
The scaffolder, who plays under the pseudonym Zxnm, is a relative newcomer to poker. He has only been playing Texas Hold’em for a year and had previously played in just one satellite tournament. He won his place in Betfair’s tournament through a £10 single table satellite.
He has yet to decide what to spend his winnings on and he has never been to Australia before. “I didn’t even realise I was going until after I’d won and I haven’t even thought about who I will take with me.”
Binion murder trial begins
Jury selection has begun in Las Vegas for the retrial of the pair accused of the murder of Ted Binion, who ran Binion’s Horseshoe, the home of the World Series of Poker.
Ted Binion, whose family controlled Binion’s Horseshoe, was found dead in his home Sept. 17, 1998. In May 2000, his girlfriend, Sandy Murphy, and her lover, Rick Tabish, were convicted of his murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
In 2003, their murder convictions were overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court and a new trial was ordered. Tabish remained in prison while Murphy was released in December 2003, pending a new trial.
Binion’s family owned the famed downtown Binion’s Horseshoe Hotel & Casino, the home of the World Series of Poker. But he lost his gaming license over allegations of drug use and ties to a mob figure.
He fell for the much-younger Murphy when he spotted her at a local strip club. She lived with him until September 1998, when police were called to Binion’s Las Vegas home and found the 55-year-old’s body next to a bottle of antidepressants. An autopsy showed he had lethal levels of Xanax and heroin in his system.
Murphy, now 32, maintains Binion’s death was an accidental overdose. Police say it was a calculated killing during a sex orgy with Tabish, a 39-year-old contractor and that the motive was a piece of Binion’s $55 million estate and a cache of more than $5 million in silver bars and coins that Binion had buried in an underground desert vault in Pahrump, 55 miles west of Las Vegas. Tabish built the vault for Binion.
The case was the subject of James McManus’s best-selling book, Positively Fifth Street.
PokerNews will bring you regular Togel Singapore reports of the new trial as it happens.