Event 13 There’s nothing in tournament poker quite as unhinged as a rebuy event. The early stages play more like a cash game than a tournament as the players gamble it up to amass a big stack before the rebuy period ends. Yesterday saw the first rebuy event of this year’s WCOOP, the $215 No-Limit Hold’em , attract a big field of 2,234 with its $1 million guarantee
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Frank has been working against the UIGEA since it was passed into law. Initially he introduced a bill that would legalize online gambling , but it hasn’t gained much footing yet. After a committee hearing earlier this year that outlined the problems the Federal Reserve and the Department of the Treasury are having implementing the UIGEA, Frank and Senator Ron Paul jointly introduced H.R
The three players first headed to Macau for the Asian Poker Tour event at the Galaxy Starworld casino. Their stint in the tournament didn’t result in any cash, but while there they were signed as ambassadors for the Asian Poker Tour
Event 11 If there is a single variant of poker that owes its popularity to the Internet, Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo would have to be it. There are no dealers miscalculating pots or players asking how much it costs to bet pot (as some did at the WSOP this year); online, the math part of the game is handled automatically, which means that players can lose themselves in the pure action the game brings.
[Press Release]WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2008) – Surpassing its initial goals, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy organization with over 1 million members, raised over $140,000 for paralyzed veterans through the two charity poker tournaments that were among the most popular events held during the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The tournament at the Democratic National Convention, ‘Poker at the Ballpark’, was held at Coors Field and featured over 180 players from across the nation including Hollywood stars Ben Affleck, Seth Myers, Sarah Silverman, Richard Dreyfuss and Montel Williams as well as professional poker players Andy Bloch and Victor Ramdin.
Online poker training site CardRunners is celebrating their merger with StoxPoker by offering free limited passes. We enjoy CardRunners videos (particularly GreenPlastic’s) and have picked up a few tricks here and there that we still use today at the no-limit table. To pick up your pass which gives you full access to the site for 24 hours, text “cardrunners” on your cell phone to 32075.
Monday saw thousands of tournament hopefuls in action at PokerStars for the ongoing 2008 World Championship of Online Poker, every one of them dreaming of adding their name to the growing list of winners in the world’s longest-running online poker tournament series. By early Tuesday morning, three of them had claimed their places in the WCOOP history books.
The €8,000+€250 tournament marks the first stop of the EPT’s eagerly anticipated Season 5, and promises to be one of the most well-attended events of the entire year. Last year Sander Lyloff outlasted 541 players only to face a heads-up battle with good friend and poker tour roommate Mark Teltscher
They are CEREUS. Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, two online gaming sites that have each been embroiled in significant scandals that rocked the online poker community over the past year, will join together on a new poker platform-the CEREUS network. I could not have made this one up
Pokerstars.com guarantee £1 million prize pool for EPT London. The fifth season of the European Poker Tour gets into action in Barcelona in September, but Pokerstars.com, which sponsors and runs the tour, announced that they will add £250,000 to the London event, which takes place at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in early October. They are also guaranteeing the first prize at a staggering £1,000,000.
The Celebrity Poker Tournament costs $1,250 to play in and is open to the public. It starts at 7 p.m.