Thursday, 10 April 2014 15:15

PKR Offers Three Routes To WSOP Holiday Package

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PKR WSOP Experience

Worlds best 3D online poker room PKR is offering a massive $4,500 package their famous poker vacation in the month of June. This holiday comprises of a $1,000 World Series of Poker tournament, six nights at the Palazzo Hotel, $1,500 in cash and an invitation to their VIP events, that consisted of an all-inclusive VIP areas at Wet Republic, Pure and V Bar last year. 

PKR is offering three different ways to win this incredible WSOP Experience package:

WSOP Experience satellites: Daily from $0.30 into weekly $270 Finals

Road to Vegas league: Daily $12 freeze-outs leading to Final with an additional $4,500 package

Club PKR: Loyalty tournament with 3 added $4,500 packages and more than 100 satellite tickets

PKR's VIP Manager Jake O'Leary who is organizing this event for the 7th time said:

"Poker has brought our qualifiers together but it's a big ask to win a WSOP event, so we ensure they get maximum value from every other aspect of their trip. Top class hotels, great nights out, good company and amazing memories guarantee they'll be thinking about next year as soon they get home."

Satellite events leading to PKR’s WSOP Experience have already commenced and their Road to Vegas tourney, which is in the league format, has also just started. PKR customers can utilize the remaining 17 days to attain the target for the loyalty points. This will ensure they get an opportunity to play for 3 $4,500 packages in the Club PKR Final on 27 April.

 

 

Monday, 07 April 2014 15:34

FTP Re-Launch Sees Phil Ivey On $3.3M Downswing

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Phil Ivey On $3.3M Downswing

Post the re-launch of Full Tilt Poker; Phil Ivey changed his online screen name to “Polarizing”.  It looks like the change in name has got Ivey some back luck along with it. The poker legend is down $3,371,872 playing on Full Tilt Poker since then. When Ivey played under his own name, he has generated a massive $19,242,744 from 2007 and 2011 on Full Tilt Poker.

However, now Ivey has got the rare uptick but he has failed to capitalize on that momentum.  He had taken a break from FTP in October 2013 after his $2.69 million were frozen at the site. He finally made his return to the site last month. He has been playing various games like 2-7 triple draw, Limit Omaha-8-or-Better and mixed games.

As “Polarizing”, Phil has lost a further $700k to show a $3.4 million loss. He in fact was the biggest loser last week and ended up giving away $945,412 of his bankroll over 71 sessions playing mostly 2-7TD and PLO. Phil Ivey gave an interview in March to his site (iverypoker.com) were he stated the following:

“The least fun is the downswings and when you’re losing. Poker is a job you can put your heart and soul into, work the extra hours, feel like you’re doing everything right, and still you lose money. Poker is a long-term game and you have to keep that vision or you’ll lose heart. In the long run, the better players who put the time in and work on their games will come out ahead.”

 

 

Monday, 31 March 2014 12:02

Month of Majesty 2 at 888Poker

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Win tickets to the $180,000 Royal Series with 888poker Month of Majesty 2!

Choose thy Path…To enter the "Month of Majesty", thou must first complete 1 of these 3 noble quests:

The path of War

Choose your team at the 'The White Knights Vs. the Dark Lords' tourney and if they win you'll be part of the Majestic Month. The tour is 3 times daily in the lobby, for 8 cents only! 

or 

The Path of Peace

Deposit $10 or more golden coins with promo code: ROYAL888 (if making your first deposit) or CROWN888 (if you have already deposited)

or

The Path of Dragon

Finish in the top 1000 players in a $2,000 Dragon Slayers Freeroll which run twice-daily at 08:08 GMT and 18:08 GMT.

The month of Majesti 2 will take you on a Royal Quest to win Jacks, Queen & King Freerolls, leading to the $20,000 Royal Finale!

Zoltan Gal

Zoltan Gal of Hungary beat a record-breaking field of 1,432 on Sunday to take home the Eureka Vienna Main Event for a €208,655 payday. This huge turnout resulted in the creation of a prize pool of €1,389,040 with 215 players getting paid out.

Place

Player

Country

Prize

1

Zoltan Gal

Hungary

€208,655

2

Andreas Freund

Austria

€174,655

3

Blazej Przygorzewski

Poland

€98,210

4

Bryan Paris

USA

€72,230

5

Markus Stoger

Austria

€56,600

6

Stavros Kalfas

Greece

€43,240

7

Erik Scheidt

Greece

€33,090

8

Robert Malinowski

Poland

€23,430

 

Robert Malinowski happened to be the first player who left the final table by virtue of him being eliminated in the very fist hand of the day. Erik Scheidt and Stavros Kalfas took 7th and 6th spots respectively, and finally Stoger finished 5th after starting the day as chip leader.

Paris ended up on 4th position, which also happened to be his best ever, finish at a live tournament. Blazej Przygorzewski won €98,210 for a respectable third place. The last hand of the game had Gal opening for 750,000 and moving all-in after Freund three-bet to 1,950,000. Freund called and lost the hand to take home 2nd place and Zoltan Gal was declared the winner.

Eureka Poker Tour Vienna Main Event

PokerStars is not only the leading online poker site but they are so far ahead of their completion that they may retain their number one tag for another decade. The main reason behind the constant success of the brand is their ability to repeatedly stretch limits thereby setting the bar for perfection higher. This enables PokerStars to constantly be in the news for breaking several records online and offline. From Sunday Millions to Macau Millions, the brand PokerStars is on a roll.

The newest record shattering performance of PokerStars arrived on Day 1b of the Eureka Poker Tour Vienna Main Event. Day two commenced with 975 players and thus became the single largest starting flight in he history of this tour that dates back to March 2011. The event also happened to outdo the total number of entries in the event to 1432 thereby unseating Eureka Poker Tour Main Event’s previous best by 117 players.

Team PokerStars comprised of Marcel Luske, Eugene Katchalov, Luca Pagano, Maxim Lykov, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, Martin Hruby, Luca Pagano, and Michael Keiner. Those interested in following the fortunes of poker players participating in the tour can track the live updates from the PokerStars blog. The showpiece events of this tour are of course the €5,300 Main Event and the €10,300 High Roller.

New Jersey Online Poker Championship

Online poker giant Party Poker has recently announced it would be launching their online poker series in April for the state of New Jersey. This new initiative will be named New Jersey Online Poker Championship (NJOPC) and will take place between 19th and 27th of April 2014. It has already been established that New Jersey residents have taken to the Party Poker software and they are the leading poker room in that state. The new poker series is offering a guaranteed $200k Main Event as well as a freeroll event valued at $50k.

Players participating in this series can access it on Borgata Poker and also Party Poker NJ. This series will commence with a $50k freeroll and other events will be NL with buy-ins from $50 to $200. Out of the nine events, the seventh event will be a Players Choice event. Players of Party Poker are being talked to regarding this event by the customer support and forums to decide upon the format and buy-in amounts of the game that carries a guarantee of $15k. This has been seen as a very unique initiative by Party Poker by involving the players in the decision making process of a big series.

Players will most certainly look to get to the Main Events especially with a guarantee of $200k of which the winners will take $50k home. The buy-in for this event will be $200, which offers great value for such a massive tournament. In due course of time, Borgata and Party Poker NJ poker sites will release the dates of the tournament and the overall schedule. As per reports in PokerFuse, the main intention of Party Poker hosting an event of this type is to understand the response from their players.

Superwins.eu shares liquidity with Lock Poker

Online poker room Lock Poker quit the Revolution Gaming Network in 2013 as they cited several contract breaches by the network. As of now, Lock Poker has an outstanding player balance of $921,850 which dates back to almost 12 months spread across 350 players. Very recently, Lock Poker was a stand-alone online poker solution. But recently Superwins.EU and Lock Poker share liquidity. 

Rumors are doing the rounds that due to similar branding of both sites, it appears that Lock Poker may be trying to avoid pending payments to players. Also there are several other factors that link the two skins and also the possibility of a new skin sharing liquidity with Lock Poker whose credibility is under question is surprising.

However, the launch of the new brand Superwins.EU has led to the alerts among poker players. There are several threads on forums dissecting this new development and players and affiliates alike are very cautious of this new brand in association with Lock Poker.

On 2+2, one member named “The Woodsman”, posted:

“Is the Poker Players’ Alliance aware of what is going on with Lock? Are they trying to do anything about it? I mean what is the point of having an organization like that if a scam like this can go on in plain sight?”

There is intense scrutiny around Superwins.eu in the online poker world. This is being looked at a s an hapless effort by Lock Poker to sign up new players and get them to deposit.

Dan Cates Wins Big On FTP

Huge limit deuce-to-seven triple draw games have been played out on FTP off late, which have resulted in certain poker professionals winning massive amounts. Dan “jungleman12” Cates was one such beneficiary after adding more winnings to his already great run of results. To sum up his form, we can safely say he is up $1.1 million in just seven days and this takes his profits to a whopping $1.6 million for the entire month.

Dan “jungleman12” Cates is leading the high-stakes circuit with almost $2 million in winnings in this year. He now features in the black $9.3 million lifetime on FTP.  He also seems to have won around $370,000 by playing on PokerStars. Dan, who hails from Maryland, plays online poker from outside the US due to the recent regulatory restriction post Black Friday. Post the decision by the Rational Group to pay out players, he has now received his wire from FTP that was under a lockout.

Dan got an ACH deposit from the government with an amount that was owed to him back in 2011. Among all the players, he had the biggest amount in his FTP account. Germany’s kagome kagome was yet another massive beneficiary in the $1,000-$2,000 limit deuce-to-seven triple draw games and took home a whooping $920,000.

Online poker’s poster boy Viktor “Isildur1” Blom fell by $1.2 million in the past week. Russia’s Alex “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn also lost $783,000. Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond went down by $185,000 this month. Online poker legend Gus Hansen hasn’t had a great month despite his upswing recently, but he is reaching $16 million in losses lifetime on FTP.

Sunday, 09 March 2014 17:07

PokerStars Canada Cup To Be Held In May

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Canada Cup in may

Poker players from Canada are now preparing for the PokerStars Canada Cup, which is a new poker tourney established by PokerStars. This tourney will commence on the 16th of May and continue for up to 13 days at the Playground Poker Club. Many talented players will showcase their skill at this event. One standout performer will be WSOP bracelet winner Jonathan Duhamel.

At 26, Duhamel has already positioned himself as one of Canada’s best poker players today.  He first won the WSOP main event in 2010. He belongs to Greater Montreal Area and has never stopped playing at the Playground Poker Club despite winning the WSOP.

PokerStars brought him on board as soon as he began making a name for himself on the poker circuit. He will now represent the Canada Cup on behalf of PokerStars. This cup comprises of 12 poker events, which can win players close to several millions in cash.

The cup has events like  $150 buy in no limit Hold’em event with a possible jackpot of $100,000, the $10,400 buy in High Roller tourney, and $3,300 buy in Main Event, with a guaranteed $2 million as the winning amount.

 

 

Sunday, 09 March 2014 15:46

Action Poker Joins Equity Poker Network

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Action Poker Joins Equity Poker Network

Action Poker has been acquired by Equity Poker Network (EPN) this week and will move to the new network immediately. There will be no hassle for existing Action Poker player in the migration process as both Chico Poker Network and EPN make use of the same poker software that was built by Playsafe Holding AS from Norway.

Interestingly, Clive Archer the founder of Action poker is the owner of EPN as well. EPN intends to position Action Poker has a Euro facing poker site that will support the Full Flush (EPN’s flagship site), which is a US facing site.

A press release was sent out by EPN:

”EPN is committed to reviving the Action Poker brand and to giving it a fresh new look and a place to call home. Poker has been given a “sweeping facelift as part of its move over to EPN. Action Poker was once a great, competitive, and respected brand but in more recent times, its standing in the poker community has lapsed.  We plan to restore it to its former glory, and to create a sister site to our flagship FFP brand that we can be proud of. We’re excited to be the instrument of Action Poker’s rebirth.”

EPN has not been growing at rapid pace as of now. They launched the network ins November with 5 brands — Full Flush, IntegerPoker, Gear Poker, Heritage Sports, and HiroPoker (left the network since). 5Dimes group of skins merged with EPN after the launch. Bellugo Poker has also joined the EPN, which along with Action Poker takes the tally of skins to 10.