Selbst Near Miss, Ivey Goes Mobile, Wynn Signs 888
Vanessa Selbst nearly became the first female World Poker Tour champion this past Friday but fell short to Anthony Zinno at the WPT Borgata Poker Open.
In other news the Wynn Casino agreed with 888 to be its online poker provider in Nevada and the Ivey Poker App went mobile.
Selbst Just Misses First WPT Title at Borgata Poker Open
Vanessa Selbst nearly became the first woman in poker history to win an open WPT title this past Friday night.
She entered the final table of the Borgata Poker Open second in chips behind Cong Pham but it was Anthony Zinno who walked away with the title.
Zinno stayed out of everyone's way for most of the final table. Once play was three-handed Zinno caught a huge double-up in the form of pocket jacks against the A-9 of Selbst.
Selbst would battle back to gain the chip lead by heads-up play and took a massive 10 million chip lead early on. However, a monster double-up by Zinno would give him the lead and the momentum.
Selbst moved all-in pre-flop with A-8 and Zinno made the call with A-10. The board missed Selbst and Zinno took the lead.
A few hands later, Selbst was all-in for her tournament life with K-10 and Zinno again woke up with an ace, this time holding A-6. The board blanked Selbst again and Zinno took his first WPT.
For his first place victory, Zinno won $825,099. Selbst took home $492,569 for second.
Ivey Poker Now Mobile
Two months after its initial launch on Facebook the Ivey Poker App is now available for mobile devices. The play-for-free online poker site currently boasts over 10,000 users per month.
Phil Ivey himself commented on the launch, stating, "Bringing Ivey Poker to mobile was the next logical step. The app is ever-evolving. We want to offer as many platforms as possible to give everyone a chance to play."
A couple of the main features of the app include the ability to play with over 30 members of Team Ivey and training videos featuring Phil and several key pros.
Wynn Signs with 888 Holdings
Wynn Resorts revealed on Monday that it signed a contract with 888 Holdings to provide online poker services in the state of Nevada.
The Wynn plans to utilize the All American Poker Network, a poker network setup by 888 and the Avenue Capital Group. Just last week, 888 and Caesars Entertainment launched WSOP.com, the second online poker site to go live in Nevada.
Monday's signing finally gives Wynn a legitimate partner for online poker in the state. Prior to Black Friday, the Wynn had signed a deal with PokerStars but the proceedings surround Black Friday killed the deal.