“Our vision for the Irish Winter Festival has always been that of affordable poker tournaments allowing for lots of play and offering some seriously chunky prizepools”, said Paddy Power, communications manager for Paddy Power Poker. “The tournament structure for the Irish Masters is one that players will love, with a big starting stack and hour-long blinds. With so many chips at each player’s disposal, we expect a lot of cunning play; losing one big pot won’t necessarily mean a player will be in too much trouble!” The Irish Masters is the main event of the Irish Winter Festival.
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bwin Poker is making sure its players have an even better chance of going by offering up 30 $18,000 Premium Live Poker Packages for the event. The poker site will begin hosting qualifiers for the prize packages on Saturday, Sept.
Event 27 The $530 No-Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout offered a change of pace from the multi-table extravaganzas that comprise the bulk of the schedule, one that was apparently welcome as 729 players turned up to play the equivalent of three straight single-table tournaments. That built a prize pool of $364,500, easily topping the guarantee of $300,000. One of the big stories at the final table was the appearance of Team PokerStars pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier
Vivek Rajkumar pulled off a record-setting win by taking down the final table of the WPT Borgata Open in just 48 hands. It was an appropriate accomplishment for the pro, who dominated the event and has been on the cusp of a big live-event win for years. Rajkumar had racked up nearly $500,000 in tournament cashes in the past few years through WPT, World Series of Poker and other events
All of a sudden you make a few grand, then a few more.
Deeb outlasted 747 players to take down $144,112 for first place and the coveted WCOOP title.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), seeks to limit the scope of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act to illegal online sports betting and to have the law include a clear list of what is considered illegal online gambling. “The PPA is pleased that the House Financial Services Committee today recognized the need to provide necessary clarification to what constitutes ‘unlawful Internet gambling’ under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by passing H.R
Still, online poker operators must be pleased with the surge in traffic volume so far this month, as players are hitting the felt across the board – from the mega rooms to the small fry – in droves.
It stands as the second-biggest pot ever online – for a truly sick $605,000 – and now temporarily sits in David Benyamine’s bankroll. But it could have – and perhaps should have – belonged to Patrik Antonius.
Because of its emphasis on skill, DuplicatePoker.com is the only online poker room that is 100% legal in the U.S.
Event 23 featured some more No-Limit Hold’em, with the twist of one rebuy and one add-on this time around. Then came some 2-7 Single Draw action that drew a field of more than 300 players willing to pay $530 to play. Event 23 No-Limit Hold’em, the unofficial game of the poker boom, was on the schedule yesterday with this event.