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The Eureka poker tour held in Czech Republic continued to thrill poker fans around the world. The 2013 event was however dominated by one man who eventually became the champion after showcasing a spectacular level of pay throughout the events. Lybaert, the poker pro managed to beat a total of 421 players who included some of the worlds’ famous poker pros to earn a cool €115, 000 which was the first place prize this was however his first ever major victory.

The Belgian poker player entered the event with only one win in all his live poker tournaments. His only win came this month at the €700 buy in main eventUKIPT London. At this event, he managed to earn himself a total of € 1, 200 at the 139th position. The win in this week’s tournament makes him gives him a name in the poker world after his amazing level of  playat the eurekamain event Poker tour Czech Republic.

Lybaert entered the event as the leading player in a number of chips on the day 2 of play and was able to maintain his leading position all through. However, his lead was cut short towards the final event when and entered the final event as the second in largest chip holder in the final table. He later managed to regain his leading position in a huge pot against thepoker stars qualifier and his main competitorKasparas. He continued to build up his stack throughthe games eliminating more people as the lay went on. He finally went into a heads-up play, Lybaert held on eight to one chip lead against Leib who was no match for him. Lybaert was finally crowned the winner at the end of the event.

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Luca Pagano from Italy always had a passion for crunching numbers. He had a great mind full of analytical capabilities and had a great love for the numbers. These are the two criteria which are very important to being a poker player. It is not all luck at the poker table. One has to ensure that he does well in analyzing the pros and cons of the event and then make his move. Luca Pagano was also a computer enthusiast and had his degree in computer engineering. He has also played his hand in the stock market. When he started playing poker, he found that nothing could beat the excitement and the money of a poker game.

Luca Pagano started with PokerStars and tried his hand at the free money tables. He soon found out his passion for the game as it was very easy for him to win at the tables in a very short period of time. This encouraged him to move up to the real money games and there has been no turning back ever since. His winning in the money counter began with PokerStars and has yet to see an end. He has to his name many cash finishes in some of the biggest online tournaments.

His live tournament earnings have also been very high and he has won many events. In the Barcelona event in Season 1, he secured the third place and cashed a sum of $24,500. In the Grand Final of Season 4 in Monte Carlo, he finished sixth and had to his credit earnings of an impressive $533,253. In the Season 6 of the EPT Warsaw, he made an appearance in the final table and earned a cash prize of $128,930. In the year 2011, he won the IPT San Remo in his home ground.

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One of the top names in poker is Paul Wasicka. Based in Las Vegas, Wasicka was the runner-up at the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2006. He also won the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2007. Paul Wasicka has some advice for his fellow poker players.

When playing heads-up position at the poker table is important. Wasicka also adds aggressive playing and reading one’s opponent to this list. Playing aggressive in your position can often help you win the pot rather than the cards in your poker hand. You can still win even with a poor hand. It’s all about reading your opponents and responding with aggressive playing. (more…)

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It’s not as easy as you might think to become a top poker player. It takes years of hard work, practise, commitment and dedication to perfect both your card skills and your poker face before you can live the life of luxury.

Poker players like Paul Wasicka and Vanessa Rousso (known more commonly as Lady Maverick), have made big names for themselves in the world of poker. Every poker pro started at the bottom and worked their way up the list of rankings. (more…)

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