The Global Poker League was concluded recently and it has been in the news as it was the inaugural session of this tournament that was held for the first time this year.
While Montreal Nationals won the title, there are many aspects of this tournament worth noting as well. The Cube was the venue for the novel tournament that was held in Las Vegas. The Berlin Bears and Montreal ended up in the final struggle for the title. It was concluded last Thursday and it featured several star players in the teams.
There was an eleven match series held in the tournament and the best of the eleven matches was decided for. The two teams contested for a while and the final winning amount was a check of $100,000. It is hoped that Global Poker League will move on to subsequent sessions in the following years. The first season saw preparations start off from February of this year. Continue reading “Global Poker League Events”
The US$ 1 million $25000 buy-in Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown no-limit high roller drew in a pack of ninety-four entries, easily exceeding the guarantee to build a prize kitty of US$ 2350000. David Malka came out as the winner with the title, the 1st spot prize of US$ 658000 along with 756 POY points.
It was his 2nd title of the year, after winning the US$3,250 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament at the World Series of Poker Circuit series at Bicycle Casino for another US$70,355 and two-hundred-sixteen points. With these 2 victories, Malka has jumped to sixty-second spot in the rankings with nine-hundred-seventy-two points.
Malka went to the No 1 spot tough the final table on the way to win, including the likes of World Series of Poker 2013 main event 4th spot ender Sylvain Loosli (Second – US$ 481,750), Tim West (Third – US$ 298,450), Player of the Year 2015 race 3rd place finisher Nick Petrangelo (Fourth- US$ 206,800) as well as WPT Championship main event winner 2009 Yevgeniy Timoshenko (Sixth – US$ 101,050).
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The World Poker Tour, from 2nd to 8th Jan, will go back to Asia for the WPT National Philippines Festival of Poker. It would include the biggest buy-in event in the history of WPT – a US$ 200000 Super High Roller.
Poker King Club’s President and CEO Winfred Yu said that they, at the Poker King Club always targets to press the boundaries of poker that led to us being named as Home of the World’s Biggest Game. That target is now returning to the World Poker Tour National Philippines with a the Super High Roller, and they are happy to include the gravitas of well-known poker players into that mix, like Mr. Richard Yong, the Australian Millions champion and businessman.
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If women can do what men can do, Maria Stern would be a clear illustration of this trite adage used in all spheres of life to empower women.
No sooner had the ink dried after her husband won three trove WSOP bracelets than she leapt at hers on the same year in 1997 catapulting the Stern’s to the apex for couples who have won the accolades. She has participated in myriad events at various global circuits where she has always left an indelible mark. Based in the poker hub of Las Vegas, Nevada, her resume incorporates magnificent accomplishments that would inspire other women to strengthen the global poker sisterhood. A keen glimpse at her exemplary accomplishments will shed light on why she is a classical top-notch.
At the fore, her record contains numerous games in the Seven-Card Stud and Texas Hold’em tournaments. Her nascent achievements include her fourth place in the World Series of Poker $1,000 Women Seven Card Stud tournament. In clinching her first ever bracelet in 1997 in the $1,500 seven card stud tournament, she also took home a sizeable $140,708. Additionally, she has also thrown her hat in other games where she has performed incredibly. Continue reading “Maria Stern poker accomplishments cement her reputation on the poker landscape”
Poker has developed at a breakneck pace, today, it accounts for billions of shillings in the gambling industry worldwide.
The World Series of Poker is one of the profound international circuits that players can leverage to get rich and entrench a trove title under their belts. The English have played in poker arenas featuring in many events where they have participated with flying colors. Praz Bansi is an English poker player who has played in the WSOP and other home events where he has squeezed plethora dollars and coveted titles.
His record encompasses achievements that propel him to the pedestal like other poker superstars. A strategy that Bansi has always used to rake in more cash for his wallet is cashing, it’s in record he has cashed continuously at the WSOP since 2006. Continue reading “Pramesh ‘Praz’ Bansi Oeuvre in Poker is Illustrious”
Poker is heady per se, no player can win consistently, and even pros like Phil Ivey have suffered heavy losses that they have had to cope up with. It is no surprise that most players opt to cash and finish runner-up. The critical undertaking is to cushion the bankroll against substantial losses by offsetting it by any means possible. Marco Caldwell Johnson subscribes to these notions as he has a total of 22 cashes. However, in the course of his losses, a WSOP bracelet finally found its way to his hands in 2013 after eluding him twenty-two times. Johnson also sailed through online in the limit HORSE getting a WCOOP championship title and other prizes. Throughout his poker career, ostensibly, he improves after every tournament.
He won the 343-players $2,500 6-Handed limit hold’em 2013 WSOP Event 48 that added a colossal $206,796. He had previously emerged 2nd at the 2,317-players $2,000 NLHE WSOP Event #48 scooping $491,723. Antecedently, he had finished runners-up thrice in the WSOP. This includes the $2,500 limit hold’em 6-handed 2012 WSOP Event 40 and the $1,500 PL Omaha High-Low Split-8 Event 31 2013. In September 2012, he went ahead to triumph during the $320 Buy-in PokerStars.com 2012 WCOOP Limit HORSE Event #41 overcoming a huge pool of 598 entrants to walk away with $33,727.20. He also earned himself $85,481 at the $150 plus $13 buy in (Full Tilt Poker) 200k Guarantee NLHE with re-buys online. Suffice to say, his largest online prize was when he ranked third in the $10,000 plus $300 buy in PokerStars WCOOP HORSE Event #44 earning a good $133,900 in 2011.
With his wide array of winnings that he has accomplished hitherto, one cannot impugn his resume is not excellent. Additionally, Marco Caldwell Johnson has managed to win a WCOOP bracelet in the $320 Limit HORSE in 2012 where he got $33,727.20. The record he has established up to now depicts a player who is expectant of more cash for his winnings and trophies alongside.
Can you imagine the proud feel one would enjoy when they have gained enough of titles by playing the poker game? The first thing one should note in this game is the risk involved in it due to which not many people would be showing interest towards playing these games. However, few people who have realized the potential income that could flow into their account provided they were able to apply the best strategies would be able to continue in this world. One such person who has been able to survive in this world not just for the name sake but for the real cash prizes is the great player Aaron Been who has been doing wonderful job in the poker business.
Irrespective of how many tables he has played one should definitely give a big round of applause to him for winning nearly 87 of them. The total amount that he was able to make from the cash prizes is quite interesting which is $1,035,380. Of course he has done very good job in few of the attempts he made in the online games and hence was able to win nearly 6 titles in his name thus proving how smart he is with respect to playing the poker games. His biggest achievement was on January 30th in the year 2011 when he played the Full Tilt poker – The Sunday Brawl (bounty) where he was able to finish 1st either by applying effective strategies or by luck and was able to get his biggest cash prize of $266,113. This cash prize is considered to be the biggest amount he ever won even until today.
His recent record to the career was made on July 18th 2012 which he made by playing in Bellagio Cup VIII Main Event where he placed himself at the final table smartly and was also able to finish 8th, thus winning $26,926.
Like many guys, even Lex Veldhuis is also a bad lover of sports due to which he enjoyed lot of time in playing sports. Soon his competitive instincts have led to the situation of playing the computer games. He spent his time equally in playing both the outdoor games and indoor computer games. He began with the Nintendo and quickly upgraded his skill sets to become eligible for playing the best strategy games like the StarC raft which every individual who is fond of the online games would be interested to play. It was through this fantastic game that the fellow poker pro by name Bertrand Grospellier has encouraged him to join the poker war with them. Surprisingly Lex got his first deposit from Gropellier alias Elky which is around $10 for playing at the PokerStars in the year 2005 after which he was able to build up his own poker history.
His first big winning price was recorded as on date February 2006 where he has won the 20th position in the EPT Deauville No Limit Hold’em Main event thus winning the money prize of $10,536. Since then he never got good winning prize money that crossed $20,000. But in May 2009 when he played the WSOP No Limit Hold’em he did his magic by clearing 7th position at the final table thus finally being successful in winning huge cash prize of $277,939. Again in October 2010, he played the Dutch Poker Open Main Event in which he was able to achieve 1st finishing at the final table thus winning the cash of $86,130 which is also a considerable amount.
As he now understood what to do when playing the poker games, he now gained confidence in splitting the time he has with him among both the places like the Las Vegas and the Rotterdam. Personally he has interest to complete his degree in criminology but could not make out time being busy in poker.