For the first time, PokerStars is anteing up to create a guaranteed £1 million first-place prize. In addition to the mad loot on the line in the Main Event, the London EPT will also include a £1 million high rollers event. “With the promise of £1,000,000 for first place and a special High Rollers event as well, London EPT is set to be one of the best EPT events of all time,” says a PokerStars representative.
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With 10 years under its belt, Sportingbet has a lot to celebrate, and its poker site Paradise Poker has no qualms dishing out lots of extra cash for the party. The fun starts October first with the kickoff of the €10+€1 with €10,000 added tournaments. The tournaments will run daily from Oct.
Yoshihiro takes home $128,250 for the first-place finish in Seoul, nearly $50,000 more than his countryman and second-place finisher Hidenari Shiono.
The war of words began last week when Rosenkrantz chewed Benyamine out for an alleged hit and run at $300/$600. Benyamine split in short order to go play with durrrr and the gang at RailHeaven (for more information click here). Rosenkrantz also mentioned that he would never “quit” Benyamine at heads-up because it was too profitable.
The Everest Poker Team is made up of 11 members who were chosen from a pool of 200 Everest Poker players in the Live the Dream contest. The players were chosen for their poker skills as well as on the basis of their interviews and blogs and on how they showcased their personalities for a panel of judges in Vienna. Since being chosen, several of the Everest Poker Team members have found success.
The evening begins with High Stakes Poker at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the World Poker Tour at 9 p.m.
The second to last event in the WSOPE series brought out a total of 165 players for this three day event. With 20,000 in total chips for each player (in a format best described as “Second Chance”), this deep-stacked event brought out many of poker biggest names.
Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is giving the lawyers for the defendant domains additional time to file legal briefs before he holds the hearing in what he describes as a “very complex” case. One favorable outcome of today’s hearing, according to published reports, is that none of the domain names seized last week by the state will have to transfer ownership during the postponement. The eyes of the online poker community had been on today’s potentially groundbreaking hearing, which sought to determine whether the state would be successful in its attempt to seize control of the domain names of all online gambling Web sites accessible to Kentucky users
Oktoberfest will feature 12 events set over 12 days on the pokers. Like the Super Series, Oktoberfest will be capped off with a PKR Masters and Tournament of Champions, which will bring the best players from the series together for a shot at a piece of $5,000 and the champion title.
An Associated Press story about the matter didn’t give a reason for the delay. The hearing is the next step in a lawsuit filed by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky against illegal online gambling sites
Sure, it’s not exactly the biggest poker market in the world, but the country that’s been so torn by war in the last several decades has something to cheer about, as native son Sherkhan Farnood won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E event at the World Series of Poker Europe last night. Farnood, a 46-year-old dual resident of Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, earned the bracelet after taking down a star-studded cast of card players at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square in London, England