Poker News Updates October 19, 2019

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Ace King
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Welcome to our new Poker News blog, all the latest tournament, player and juicy stories related to the game for this day October 19, 2019. 

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11:31 am - A water leak has forced the closure of part of the Encore Boston Harbor poker room.

From WHDH:

All of the games are up and running on Saturday as the casino says they have plenty of room for other poker rooms while a small portion of the room is closed off.

Cellphone video shows water pouring down from the ceiling and people running away. Poker players said a tournament had just started when the waterfalls began, and gamblers in the packed room quickly fled.

“We sat down for poker and all of a sudden there was chaos, people running,” said poker player Nathan Abbott. “I looked up and water was coming from four or five different spots.”

11:31 am - James Chen has won the World Series of Poker Europe €250,000 Super High Roller.  The Taiwanese poker pro won his first bracelet and $3.8 million USD.

“What can I say, it feels great to be the first from Taiwan to win a bracelet and hopefully this will inspire other players to try and keep improving their game and reach their own dreams,” Chen said in the winner interview and added the following.

“It's definitely nice to win a bracelet, it is a big reason why I am here. I wouldn't say that winning a bracelet necessarily means you are a good player or not but when I was a beginner in poker it was always just a dream of mine to win one.”

Event #4: €250,000 Super High Roller Results
Place    Winner    Country    Prize (in EUR)    Prize (in USD)
1    James Chen    Taiwan    €2,844,215    $3,157,079
2    Chin Wei Lim    Malaysia    €1,757,857    $1,951,221
3    Christoph Vogelsang    Germany    €1,185,161    $1,315,529
4    Tony G    Lithuania    €799,045    $886,940
5    Cary Katz    United States    €538,722    $597,981

- Ace King,