Full Tilt Claims Moving, Jamie Gold Sells, Alpha8 Picks Hosts
Former Full Tilt Poker players in the US received good news on Friday as it now appears the claims process will start sooner than expected.
In other news, the WPT named its Alpha8 broadcasters and Jamie Gold's bracelet sold at auction for $65,725.
Full Tilt American Claim Process to Begin "Shortly"
In what is certainly good news to former Full Tilt Poker players in the US, Garden City Group has revealed it will begin the claims process shortly for those looking to retrieve their seized bankrolls.
According to a post on its FullTiltPokerClaims.com webstie on Thursday, "the calculation formula to be used for the Petition for Remission process will be based on players' final balances with FTP as of April 15, 2011 (the "FTP Account Balances")."
In addition, all those that file claims that are deemed eligible will receive the entirety of their bankrolls provided that total claims do not exceed the amount given to GCG for distribution to players.
Jamie Gold's 2006 Main Event Bracelet Sells for $65,725
Back in May, the poker world was buzzing over the news that 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jamie Gold was auctioning his gold bracelet off.
Bidding began on the bracelet on July 13th and by the time it ended on Thursday night it sold for $65,725.
Gold was not the one selling the bracelet but rather it was consigned by another person, meaning that Gold had likely sold it already or someone else filed a legal claim on it.
Gold joins a long list of pros to have put their bracelets up for sale. Peter Eastgate, TJ Cloutier, Brad Daugherty and Jerry Yang have all sold WSOP bracelets in prior years.
Ali Nejad and Olivier Busquet to Commentate WPT's Alpha8 Broadcasts
Recently the World Poker Tour announced a series of high roller tournaments called the Alpha8 series. These events will have buy-ins of at least $100,000 and will be held at locations around the world.
Now the WPT has announced its broadcast team for televised events with Ali Nejad and Olivier Busquet serving as host and commentators.
The two have a long history in poker broadcasting. Nejad is famous for his stints on the Ultimate Poker Challenge, National Heads-Up Poker Championship, Poker After Dark and World Series of Poker live broadcasts.
Busquet has been a regular over the last couple of years on ESPN and ESPN.com covering the World Series of Poker. Prior to broadcasting, he has had a successful tournament career with earnings exceeding $3 million.