“My friends are idiots, and I take care of them,” Oberlin said to explain the nickname. He certainly showed he could take care of a final table as well, walking away with $143,064, a gold and diamond trophy ring and the $10,000 buy-in to the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event for his WSOPC win. Oberlin is a finance student from Grand Rapids, Mich., who got started playing poker when he was 4.
Gus Hansen’s career earnings ($5.9 million in tournament cashes; who knows how much in cash game profit), of course, say otherwise. Well, times is good for the haters now, as they’ll have ample opportunity to prove just how “bad” Hansen is with the introduction of the new six-max $500/$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em “GusHeaven” table at Full Tilt Poker, with a seat reserved at all times for the Great Dane
This marks the second year that PKR.com has held a poker-themed Oktoberfest on the site and if the first edition was any indication, there will be some tremendous value for poker players with varying bankrolls. “We’re really excited as this will make our seventh festival on PKR.com,” said PKR Cardroom Manager Neil Wright. “Our players really enjoy them and they keep getting bigger and better as a result.
The PartyPoker.com Premier League III will take place in London Nov. 24-30 with a new $75,000 buy-in and the added money being increased to $350,000, making for a total prize pool of $1.25 million
The PTA will have five stops on its tour during the 2009 season, and when it moves on to its second season it plans to expand to six stops. The tentative schedule for 2009 is as follows: Feb.
Annie Duke, poker pro and UltimateBet cardroom consultant, emphasized that the Points Race gives every player at UltimateBet a month to win a piece of $115,000 in free cash. To qualify for the promotion, online poker players must earn RAI$E Status Points by playing in any real-money raked ring game, sit-and-go tournament or multi-table poker tournament Oct. 1-31
With an estimated prize pool of more than $2.5 million, some big-name pros making the trip to play and key changes to the structure, it should be an excellent event.
The multiday binge of all things cards is being held in the facility’s newly remodeled World Series of Poker Room, with 10 events being played in all.
Toth was born in a small town near Budapest. He’s been playing online poker with great success at RedKings, and capitalized on his experience with a cash in the ((PokerStars.com)) European Poker Tour Grand Final last year. He finished in 45th place in the Grand Final to collect more than $53,000 for his efforts.
Especially when you’re playing online with the same players every day at nosebleed stakes, getting to know your opponents, and trusting your reads are the most important thing a player can do.
Built on a cliff that looks right over Niagara’s world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest gaming resort facility in Canada. To feel any closer to the falls you’d have to try your luck in a barrel.