Castelluccio takes top spot in Bluff European Rankings

bluff-europe_rankings_160x160-3.jpg01 June 2012 (LONDON, UK)- Italian Sergio Castelluccio knocks the celebrated French rapper Bruno Lopes off the top spot, thanks to a fourth place finish at the EPT Grand Final, which sits nicely with his three other deep finishes in European Poker Tour and Italian Poker Tour events. Data from big events such as the Irish Open and the EPT Berlin have also been added to the rankings, and that’s altered our top ten beyond recognition.

The European circuit takes a break from big high buy-in events a few months for the WSOP, but there are still rankings points up for grabs in smaller events while the top pros are away in Vegas. From 3rd to 10th June the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour takes a wrong turn at Thanet and ends up in Belgium this month, in Blankenberge, a seaside town north of Bruges. You can qualify on G Casino Poker by playing feeders and satellites into a weekly four-seat guaranteed super satellite. The structure provides all bankrolls opportunities to qualify, starting with freerolls and buy-ins as low as £0.25.
Next the Mega Poker Series stops on Madrid for a €700+70 main event. Satellites run exclusively at where every Sunday you can take part in a €80+€8 super satellite and win a package worth €1,600. There are also daily qualifiers from just €0.24.
Then season five of France’s premier national tour, the Partouche Poker Tour, arrives in Normandy at the end of the month for a €1,250 NLH event, kicking off on 30th. Satellites are running at the Grand Casino de Forges-les-Eaux from 28th, and online for French players at
Running concurrently is the WPT National Madrid, a € 2,250 buy-in, qualifiers for which are running on up until 10th June.
The rankings are calculated using the amount of runners and the tournament buy-in as multipliers. This formula is designed to reward solid, consistent play, with no massive jumps for first place.

Ranked Events – June

2012 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour – Leg 6
Casino Blankenberge, Blankenberge, Belgium
3 – 10 June 2012

2012 Mega Poker Series – Madrid
Casino Gran Madrid, Madrid
12 – 17 June 2012

Partouche Poker Tour – Forges-les-Eaux
Grand Casino de Forges-les-Eaux, Forges-les-Eaux
28 June – 1 July 2012

WPT National Madrid
Casino Gran Madrid, Madrid
28 June – 1 July 2012

Rankings Top Ten

1 Sergio Castelluccio IT 12460
2 Bruno Lopes FR 11032
3 Koen De Visscher BE 10936
4 Jason Wheeler US 10902
5 Christopher Brammer UK 10540
6 Pratyush Buddiga US 10109
7 Clayton Mozdzen CA 10056
8 Heinz Kamutzki DE 7977
9 Kevin Vandersmissen BE 7307
10 Olivier Busquet US 7184


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