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Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge Debuts FLOP Social Poker
The First Land of Poker (FLOP) social poker app debuted at the Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge (PACP) in Estonia this week. WeOpt designed the First Land of Poker app to optimize player’s online gaming careers.
PACP took place at the Olympic Park Casino in Tallinn, Estonia, which is now a hotbed of live poker. The €25,000 PAPC High Roller event on April 4th was the highest buy-in tournament in Baltic history. Seventeen people entered the field, with Finland’s Pauli Aryas taking the championship. Aryas collected €163,300 ($183,492) for his victory.
Aryas defeated Holland’s Teun Mulder heads-up, which allowed him to take first prize. Teun Mulder is a rising star, due to a string of top finished over an 18-month span. Mulder collected a 1st place finish at an OlyBet Kings of Tallinn event in February 2019.
Koray Aldemir collected €81,600 in winnings for 3rd place, while Tommie Janssen collected €40,870 for his 4th place finish. While the high roller event was most noteworthy for those who follow star players, the main event winner’s is a rising talent.
Joris Ruijs Wins PACP Main Event
27-year old Dutch card player Joris Ruijs won the PAPC €1,500 Main Event, which lasted 2 days and had 160 entrants. Ruijs defeated Ville Jantunen heads-up to win the big prize. It is his sixth career win, which brings his total winnings to $1.7 million for his career.
Joris Ruijs attributed his growing experience and seasoning for his win in Estonia. He told Poker News Daily, “The experience was really fun. At a certain point, you’re not intimidated by the big names anymore, and then it becomes super fun to play against these kinds of players.”
Ruijs quipped, “I’m pretty sure that four years ago, I’d have peed my pants.”
Patrik Antonius Wins PACP €10k Event
Patrik Antonius won the PAPC €10,200 Championship Event. While the PAPC €10,200 Championship wasn’t the major high roller event on the docket, it draw a crowd of pro players and high rollers. Joris Ruijs said the event plays to Patrik Antonius’s strengths.
The main event winner said of the tournament’s host, “Antonius is a legend of the high stakes,” then added, “[Antonius is] somebody I’ve watched for hundreds of hours back in the days.”
Joris Ruijs named three poker greats that convinced him to become a poker pro. Ruigs named, “Him, Dwan, and Ivey, so to battle with him in his own event, that was pretty great.”
FLOP Social Poker App Debuts
The debut of the First Land of Poker (FLOP) social poker app is big news for WeOpt, the app’s designers. WeOpt Chief Technical Officer Remi Gelibert and WeOpt COO Idriss Bellamine lead the design team, who spent two years on the project.
FLOP helps players connect with card player friends, so they can enjoy poker games they like at the stakes they prefer. Once you download the app, you’ll receive friend requests from poker players you know.
When deciding whether to accept, you’ll peruse the online casino, poker game type, stakes, and number of entrants in that requester’s tournaments. If a friend created a poker table, you’ll easily be able to join. If not, you can comment on the games your friends play.
How First Land of Poker (FLOP) Works
FLOP is available for download on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. Downloading the app is simple. You’ll provide a name, location, and birthdate, but privacy settings make all other information optional for sharing.
Once you download the social poker app, FLOP prompts you to pick your favorite poker variants. Setup should take about two minutes for the average gamer, because FLOP is easy to use. For big tournaments, FLOP shows the full range of events. The schedule events calendar lists the buy-in, number of entrants, and guaranteed prize pool.