In a potential landmark approval, the world’s largest poker site, Pokerstars, received approval to offer online gambling for residents of New Jersey. This is another notch in the return of online poker to New Jersey residents following Black Friday and potentially a breakthrough for other states to follow. Since 2013, New Jersey has allowed online gambling through approved sites. It’s started slow with revenues of 100,000,000 but has been showing an increase over last year.
Having one of the largest , most popular sites with major jackpots everyday will probably be the ticket to bring online gambling back to the US in a major way.
Other states may follow since Pokerstars had to pass a rigorous and unheard of DGE, Division of Gambling Enforcement, review process. Other states namely Pa and Ny may look to share in the fortunes of New Jersey. Look for legislation to start in 1-2 years.
Players must be in New Jersey to play. That could mean a laptop in a train station or physical address. Ha ha.
Poker pro Vanessa Rousso, one the top female poker pros with nearly $5,000,000 in career earnings, is a finalist on the reality show Big Brother and a favorite to win the $500,000 grand prize.
Big Brother is a reality game show where members live in a house with cameras everywhere. All the comings and goings are documented digitally and the interactions of the members, often heated, are the subject of news. Members have included former pornstar Jenna Jameson, and Janice Dickinson among celebrities. Big Brother is one of the longest running reality shows on TV on air since 2000. It’s hosted by Julia Chen.
Vanessa Rousso made her name as a poker player but she’s also a serious academic who graduated from Duke University in two and half years with a degree in economics and later went to law school. She’s a spokesman for Godaddy and was also in the tv show Million Dollar Challenge. Her poker history is impressive with 16 money finishes as the WSOP, and 2 final tables and 8 money finishes in the World Poker Tour.
Check out her hot Las Vegas mansion.
Federico Butteroni is one of the November Nine WSOP finalist. He hails from Italy and speaks in a very thick Italian accent. At 25, he’s pretty much a vet in the poker world having recorded cashes from 2010. He thinks European players are more aggressive than Americans and more unpredictable as well. For the Final Table at the WSOP, he’s not sure of his strategy yet. He just wants to rest before the tournament. He’s the lowest stack of all players going into the Final Table with 6,200,000 chips. How will he do stay tuned for the November Nine Final Table.
Here’s a list of his recorded cashes:
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
29-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #59) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 3,622
24-Jun-2015 United States $ 235 No Limit Hold’em 3PM Rio Daily Deepstacks 2015, Las Vegas won $ 31,756
12-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack (Event #28) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 45,633
28-May-2015 Czech Republic € 199 No Limit Hold’em – IMOP Main Event IMOP – Italian Masters Of Poker, Rozvadov won $ 1,668
10-Jun-2014 Australia No Limit Hold’Em – Event #9 Sapphire Series Poker Challenge, Perth won $ 6,301
09-Jun-2014 Australia A$ 100 No Limit Hold’em – Monday Night Weekly Tournament – The Poker Scene Monday 2014 Crown Casino Perth Recurring Tournaments, Perth won $ 187
04-Jun-2014 Australia No Limit Hold’Em – Event #6 Sapphire Series Poker Challenge, Perth won $ 3,887
01-May-2014 Australia A$ 330 No Limit Hold’em Last Sunday of the Month 2014 Crown Casino Perth Recurring Tournaments, Perth won $ 3,246
09-Dec-2010 Italy IPT € 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event IPT – 2 – Sanremo III, Sanremo won $ 6,706
Here’s a video clip where he talks about being and Italian poker player and getting ready for the WSOP.
Though he’s in 8th place going into the Final Table, you can’t count New Yorker Patrick Chan out from winning the WSOP 2015. In fact, don’t be surprised if he takes it down. He’s from Brooklyn!!! The same place as Vanessa Selbst. He’s been cashing for years after starting out online pre-Black Friday and his list of cashes is impressive with $500,000 in live cashes not including the huge WSOP pay day ahead. His favorite casino is the Borgata.
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
29-May-2015 United States WSOP $ 565 No Limit Hold’em The Colossus (Event #5) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 7,170
19-May-2015 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em (Event #8)WSOP Circuit – Foxwoods, Mashantucket won $ 12,964
21-Apr-2015 United States $ 100 + 20 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry (Event #27) Borgata Spring Poker Open/WPT World Championship, Atlantic City won $ 364
09-Apr-2015 United States $ 160 No Limit Hold’em #3Liz Flynt Spring Classis 2015, Gardena won $ 900
12-Feb-2015 United States $ 570 No Limit Hold’em 2015 L.A Poker Classic, Los Angeles won $ 23,890
08-Feb-2015 United States $ 350 No Limit Hold’em – Shootout 2015 L.A Poker Classic, Los Angeles won $ 2,650
28-Jan-2015 United States $ 2,350 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax Championship Parx Casino Big Stax X, Bensalem won $ 71,449
17-Sep-2014 United States $ 260 + 40 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WPT Borgata Open, Atlantic City won $ 2,465
31-Jul-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax VII, Bensalem won $ 1,676
14-Jun-2014 United States $ 300 No Limit Hold’em – Encore Presentation Phamous Poker Series V, Las Vegas won $ 5,047
31-May-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Millionaire Maker (Event #8) 45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 100,689
05-Feb-2014 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry WSOP Circuit – West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach won $ 1,936
12-Nov-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Deep Stack- Re-Entry Borgata Fall Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 29,406
19-Aug-2013 United States $ 310 + 55 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo WSOP Circuit – Connecticut, Mashantucket won $ 1,182
11-Aug-2013 United States $ 520 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WSOP Circuit – Connecticut, Mashantucket won $ 3,804
26-Jun-2013 United States $ 185 No Limit Hold’em II Rio Daily Deepstacks 2013, Las Vegas won $ 309
30-May-2013 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #3) 44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013, Las Vegas won $ 2,619
14-May-2013 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Six Max Mega Stack Challenge XXVIII, Mashantucket won $ 607
06-Apr-2013 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Foxwoods, Mashantucket won $ 3,329
15-Mar-2013 United States $ 2,325 + 175 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Event Foxwoods Poker Classic, Mashantucket won $ 6,754
10-Mar-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Three-Play Deep Stack Poker Tournament, Atlantic City won $ 1,439
09-Mar-2013 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 1,055
01-Mar-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Re-entry WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 716
27-Jan-2013 United States WPT $ 3,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 28,207
25-Jan-2013 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 783
15-Jan-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 1,120
01-Dec-2012 United States DSPT $ 2,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Main Event DeepStacks Poker Tour Mohegan Sun National Championship, Uncasville won $ 33,599
18-Nov-2012 United States $ 2,500 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Borgata Fall Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 131,895
11-Aug-2012 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Borgata $100,000 Guaranteed Saturday Series, Atlantic City won $ 28,279
22-Jul-2012 United States $ 1,000 + 90 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Deep Stack Double Play Open, Atlantic City won $ 3,212
01-Jul-2012 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #54) 43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012, Las Vegas won $ 2,667
19-Jun-2012 United States $ 600 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 6,852
11-Sep-2011 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry 2011 Borgata Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 1,083
11-Jun-2011 United States $ 340 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 2,294
21-May-2011 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Borgata $100,000 Guaranteed Saturday Series, Atlantic City won $ 689
16-Dec-2010 United States $ 570 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 1,163
Here’s a video clip with his foresight for the Final Table in November. He feels he could win with a good run of cards. Hello!! He also mentions where he grinds and mentions the Borgata Casino.
Max Steinberg is a 27 year old professional poker player who started cashing in tourneys in 2008. He has an impressive list of finishes and to date has nearly $2,000,000 in live tournament wins. He’s had 11 WSOP cashes. In 2013, he was in the Main Event when he knocked out Phil Ivey and went on to win $400,000 but this is his biggest cash to date . He’s guaranteed a million and potentially $7,600,000 in the November WSOP tournament.
Interesting to note, he won his seat this year with a Draft Kings satellite tournament for $27. Amazing! He’s also a spokesman for Draft Kings , the sport/poker site.
His recent cashes are below:
Aug 19, 2014 $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em 2014 10th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship $1,000 won $3,431
Jul 15, 2013 WSOP $10,000 Main Event 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $10,000 won $50,752
Jun 20, 2013 Event 32 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $5,000 won $23,791
Jun 16, 2013 Event 27 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $3,000 won $231,501
Jun 12, 2013 Event 20 – $1,500 Omaha 8/OB 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $8,377
Jun 05, 2013 Event 9 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 2013 44th Annual World Series of Poker $3,000 won $39,756
May 24, 2013 No-Limit Hold’em 2013 WSOP National Championship $10,000 won $219,799
Feb 28, 2013 Event 4 – No-Limit Hold’em Heads-Up (64 Player Max) 2013 Chicago Poker Classic $5,000 won $15,637
Aug 29, 2012 Main Event (WPT) 2012 WPT Legends of Poker $3,500 won $293,490
Jul 02, 2012 Event 53 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $21,114
Jun 16, 2011 Event 20 – No-Limit Hold’em 2011 Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza III $1,070 won $2,567
Mar 24, 2011 Main Event 2011 Wynn Classic $5,000 won $71,974
Oct 04, 2010 EPT London Main Event 2010 PokerStars.com EPT London – Season VII $7,415 won $14,145
Jun 04, 2010 Event 8 – $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em 2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker $1,500 won $352,916
May 24, 2008 No-Limit Hold’em Championship 2008 LAPT I – San Jose, Costa Rica $2,500 won $144,773
Here’s a recent video celebrating his November Nine victory;
He is the 2nd Final Table to also be an executive though retired. Pierre Neuville was a businessman who created a game, Eddy Merckx, named after a famous cyclist. He then went on to start a toy company that he later sold to Hasbro. Afterwards, he was vice president of Hasbro till he retired and from there went to start a personal consulting company with clients including Kevin Costner. At 72, he’s the oldest player in the Final Table, age is only a number!!
He started cashing in 2007 and hasn’t looked back! He’s been extremely successful in the European Poker Tour, EPT with over 15 final tables and has cashed in 39 events. Last year 2014, he had several WSOP cashes including taking home nearly $400,000 in the Six Handed Event. His most recent cash the million guarantee and potentially nearly $8,000,000 from the 2015 WSOP is his best cash to date. His total cashes are around $3,000,000. That’s a great way to retire!!
His recent live cashes history are below:
23-Aug-2015 Spain € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Hyper Turbo Bounty #27 EPT – 12 – ESPT – 6 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 968
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68)46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
05-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker (Event #16)46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 6,973
08-May-2015 Monaco € 2,000 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo ‘8 Handed’ (Event #78)EPT – 11 – FPS – 5 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 4,980
02-May-2015 Monaco EPT € 10,000 + 600 No Limit Hold’em – EPT Main Event (Event #27)EPT – 11 – FPS – 5 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 33,552
21-Mar-2015 Malta € 2,000 + 200 #18 No Limit Hold’em – IPT High Roller EPT – 11 – IPT – 7 – Malta, Portomaso won $ 42,032
06-Feb-2015 France € 500 + 50 #39 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Cash EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 968
05-Feb-2015 France € 1,000 + 100 #35 No Limit Hold’em – Cash – 6 Handed EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville 12th won $ 2,690
03-Feb-2015 France € 2,000 + 200 #24 No Limit Hold’em – Cash EPT – 11 – FPS – 4 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 4,200
17-Dec-2014 Czech Republic € 300 + 30 #57 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Edition of EPT Main Event EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,933
14-Dec-2014 Czech Republic € 1,000 + 100 #36 No Limit Hold’em Holdem EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,852
07-Dec-2014 Czech Republic EKA € 1,000 + 100 #2 No Limit Hold’em EUREKA – Main Event EPT – 11 – EUREKA – 4 – Prague, Prague won $ 2,210
30-Nov-2014 Belgium € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Belgian Poker Challenge – Namur, Namur won $ 3,182
13-Oct-2014 England £ 2,000 + 150 #24 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo 8 Max EPT – 11 – UKIPT – 4 – London, London won $ 47,577
18-Sep-2014 Morocco 7,700 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Tanger Poker Festival VI, Tanger won $ 5,224
27-Aug-2014 Spain € 100 + 20 #43 No Limit Hold’em – Hyper Turbo EPT – 11 – ESPT – 5 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 356
16-Aug-2014 Spain ESTPT € 1,000 + 100 #2 No Limit Hold’em – Estrellas Main Event EPT – 11 – ESPT – 5 – Barcelona, Barcelona won $ 10,364
18-Jul-2014 Belgium WPTN € 675 + 75 WPTN Brussels Main Event WPT National Brussels Summer Poker Challenge 2014, Brussels won $ 15,691
11-Jul-2014 United States $ 235 No Limit Hold’em Rio Daily Deepstacks 2014, Las Vegas won $ 797
08-Jul-2014 United States $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em #60 Deepstack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas $ 2,679
01-Jul-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #60)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,460
28-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #55)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,881
25-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #49)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 9,224
22-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #45)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 2,253
18-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 3,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #39)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 16,573
15-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #33)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,266
10-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em – Six Handed (Event #24)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas 2nd won $ 385,041
07-Jun-2014 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #19)45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 3,154
01-May-2014 Monaco € 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo Bounty 8 MaxEPT – 10 – FPS – 4 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 3,665
25-Apr-2014 Monaco € 2,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – FPS High RollerEPT – 10 – FPS – 4 – Grand Final, Monte Carlo won $ 5,666
29-Mar-2014 Belgium € 900 + 99 High Roller Planet Poker Deepstack Series, Namur won $ 20,615
12-Mar-2014 Morocco 9,900 No Limit Texas Hold’em Main Event Tanger Millionaire Maker, Tanger won $ 2,457
06-Mar-2014 Belgium WPTN € 1,350 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event win2day.be WPT National Brussels, Brussels won $ 5,630
27-Jan-2014 France € 800 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Random Bounty EPT – 10 – FPS – 3 – Deauville, Deauville won $ 2,803
Here’s a recent video clip:
What is a CEO doing at the WSOP? Ask Neil Blumenfield, president and COO of Elastic Intelligence. This company is at the forefront of accessing and sharing data that is in a cloud. Not clouds in the sky , computer clouds where information and data is kept. Their application is a breakthrough in the industry and was bought buy Intuit. The prez is Neil Blumenfield who also is a finalist in the WSOP 2015. It’s amazing that someone with his background is also a poker champ. He’s had modest cashes of around $150,000, but the million dollar payday and potentially more is his greatest. He’s also one of the oldest players at age 61 but not the oldest.
His cash history is scattered across the years. In 2008, he won over $15,000 in the Nevada State Poker Championship. In 2014, he place 286th in the WSOP Main Event. He’s also scored well in the Heartland Poker. He also placed in the WSOP Seniors Event.
His top live cashes history are below:
Jul 16, 2012 $10,000 WSOP Main Event 2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker won $38,453
Jan 27, 2014 $1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 2014 HPT – California – Thunder Valley won $37,749
Aug 18, 2015 $5,250 No-Limit Hold’em $5 Million GTD 2015 SHR Poker Open won $25,000
Oct 05, 2008 No-Limit Hold’em State Championship – Event 28 2008 1st Annual State of Nevada Championship Poker Tournament won $15,930
Jun 17, 2015 $600 No-Limit Hold’em Seniors $50K GTD 2015 Wynn Summer Classic won $4,641
Here’s a video clip of an interview.
Ofer Zvi Stern, mostly called Zvi Stern, is one your typical poker players. He plays with hoodie on , sunglasses so you can’t catch and facial expressions but he plays hard and going into the WSOP Final Table in November his chip count is a nice 29,000,000. He’s from Israel and is the 2nd Israeli to make the November Nine Final Table, Amir Levohat made it in 2013. He’s had only two live cashes of about $100,000 to his name but feels confident and this is poker where anything can happen and anyone can win no matter their chip count going into Final Table. His new live cash total is over $1,000,0000 so he’s definately doing something right.
His live cash history is below:
27-Aug-2015 Spain € 500 + 50 Pot Limit Omaha #50 EPT – 12 – ESPT – 6 – Barcelona, Barcelona 10th € 2,260 won $ 2,588
05-Jul-2015 United States WSOP $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
07-Jun-2015 United States WSOP $ 3,000 Limit Hold’em Six Handed (Event #19) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 9,501
01-Jun-2015 United States $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em MSPT Main Event #19 Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 2,512
29-May-2015 United States WSOP $ 565 No Limit Hold’em The Colossus (Event #5) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 3,009
12-Jan-2015 Bahamas $ 24,000 + 1,000 #24 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller 8 Handed PCA – 2015, Paradise Island won $ 44,540
01-Jul-2008 United States WSOP $ 1,500 Limit Hold’em – Shootout 39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2008, Las Vegas won $ 5,055
10-Jul-2007 United States WPT $ 10,000 + 300 Bellagio Cup III – No Limit Hold’em Bellagio Cup III, Las Vegas won $ 41,310
06-Aug-2006 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em 37th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2006, Las Vegas won $ 39,530
05-Aug-2006 United States WSOP $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em 37th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2006, Las Vegas won $ 1,289
Here is his interview from Poker News on Youtube:
When Joe Mckeehen goes into the WSOP Final Table, he goes in as chip leader with over 63,000,000 chips. He’s only 24 but is already a WSOP veteran who last year won over $800,000. He hales from Pennsylvania but is already a poker roadie with wins stretching around the country including Atlantic City, Vegas, Foxwoods, Florida and even Paradise Island. He’s a laid back gentleman in an interview but makes it clear he’s there to win the tournament.
He talks about strategy somewhat in that as chip leader he can put pressure on shorter stacked players and in this case everything worked out. It doesn’t always work out as you know. I’ve big stacked players make big bets and lose and short stacked players come back from the brink and win. Poker is really anyone’s game and there are no guarantees. Will this tournament have a major upset? Who knows but Joe Mckeehen appears very relaxed as takes a break before the Final Table in November.
His total cashes are near $2,000,000 not bad for a 24 year old . His recorded cashes are below.
05-Jul-2015 United States $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 1,001,020
27-Jun-2015 United States $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo (Event #56) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 12,376
04-Jun-2015 United States $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout (Event #14) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 5,413
29-May-2015 United States $ 565 No Limit Hold’em The Colossus (Event #5) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas won $ 5,000
23-Apr-2015 United States $ 1,000 + 90 No Limit Hold’em Six Max (Event #10) Borgata Spring Poker Open/WPT World Championship, Atlantic City won $ 3,395
13-Mar-2015 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Double Play Borgata Poker Player’s Series, Atlantic City won $ 1,232
06-Mar-2015 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event #10 WSOP Circuit – Baltimore, Baltimore won $ 4,703
19-Feb-2015 United States $ 1,000 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty Parx Casino Big Stax X, Bensalem won $ 1,179
13-Feb-2015 Canada C$ 4,700 + 300 No Limit Hold’em WPT Main Event 2015 Fallsview Poker Classic, Niagara Falls won $ 8,120
18-Dec-2014 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em (Event #8) WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 3,058
12-Dec-2014 United States $ 1,100 + 100 No Limit Hold’em Big Stax 1100 Parx Casino Big Stax IX, Bensalem won $ 13,105
03-Dec-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax IX, Bensalem won $ 27,236
13-Nov-2014 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up Event #14 Borgata Fall Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 3,104
01-Oct-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’m – Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax VIII, Bensalem won $ 894
11-Sep-2014 United States $ 1,500 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Heads Up WPT Borgata Open, Atlantic City won $ 37,248
07-Aug-2014 United States $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 500 Parx Casino Big Stax VII, Bensalem won $ 3,208
31-Jul-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax VII, Bensalem won $ 995
26-Jun-2014 United States $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Monster Stack (Event #51) 45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 820,863
08-Jun-2014 United States $ 2,100 No Limit Hold’em #26 Deepstack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 101,864
30-May-2014 United States $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Shootout (Event #6) 45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014, Las Vegas won $ 4,411
13-May-2014 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed WSOP Circuit – New Orleans, New Orleans won $ 949
25-Apr-2014 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Philadelphia, Chester won $ 6,013
24-Apr-2014 United States $ 580 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – Philadelphia, Chester won $ 6,091
17-Apr-2014 United States $ 600 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry Borgata Spring Poker Open 2014, Atlantic City won $ 33,873
08-Apr-2014 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Deeptack Re-Entry Borgata Spring Poker Open 2014, Atlantic City won $ 1,385
15-Mar-2014 United States $ 1,500 + 150 No Limit Hold’Em Foxwoods Poker Classic, Mashantucket won $ 61,285
13-Mar-2014 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’Em Foxwoods Poker Classic, Mashantucket won $ 2,508
27-Feb-2014 United States $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 500 Parx Casino Big Stax V, Bensalem won $ 1,002
20-Feb-2014 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 300 Parx Casino Big Stax V, Bensalem won $ 20,641
14-Feb-2014 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em Main Event WSOP Circuit – West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach won $ 68,291
19-Jan-2014 United States $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 770
17-Jan-2014 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack (Re-Entry) WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 69,808
15-Dec-2013 United States $ 150 + 30 No Limit Texas Hold’em Main Event Borgata Mini Series, Atlantic City won $ 413
06-Dec-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo WSOP Ring Event WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 746
30-Nov-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WSOP Ring Event WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 3,633
21-Nov-2013 United States $ 280 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Black Chip Bounty – 6 Max – Re-Entry Borgata Fall Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 471
17-Nov-2013 United States $ 400 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deepest Stack – Re-Entry Borgata Fall Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 30,963
01-Nov-2013 United States $ 2,500 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Foxwoods World Poker Finals, Mashantucket won $ 4,979
30-Oct-2013 United States $ 1,000 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry Foxwoods World Poker Finals, Mashantucket won $ 6,343
24-Oct-2013 United States $ 260 + 40 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry Foxwoods World Poker Finals, Mashantucket won $ 8,514
20-Oct-2013 United States $ 530 + 70 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry Foxwoods World Poker Finals, Mashantucket won $ 10,706
03-Oct-2013 United States $ 300 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Parx Casino Big Stax IV, Bensalem won $ 5,074
27-Sep-2013 United States $ 300 + 40 No Limit Hold’em Philly Poker Deepstack, Chester 2nd $ 14,123
06-Sep-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Borgata Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 1,171
03-Sep-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Borgata Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 1,138
22-Aug-2013 United States $ 5,300 No Limit Hold’em – Championship Event Seminole Hard Rock 2013 Poker Open, Hollywood won $ 14,544
08-Aug-2013 United States $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Parx Casino Big Stax III, Bensalem won $ 1,534
01-Aug-2013 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em Parx Casino Big Stax III, Bensalem won $ 3,000
06-Jul-2013 United States $ 10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em (Event #62) 44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013, Las Vegas won $ 24,480
24-Jun-2013 United States $ 3,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #44) 44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013, Las Vegas won $ 8,194
10-Jun-2013 United States $ 1,600 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 6,013
28-May-2013 United States $ 500 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 1,569
19-May-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – New Orleans, New Orleans won $ 1,623
15-May-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – New Orleans, New Orleans won $ 14,205
09-May-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em WSOP Circuit – New Orleans, New Orleans won $ 24,219
26-Apr-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WSOP Circuit – Harrahs Chester, Chester won $ 1,995
07-Apr-2013 United States $ 350 + 50 Limit Hold’em Borgata Spring Poker Open 2013, Atlantic City won $ 3,819
09-Mar-2013 United States [WSOPC] $ 1,675 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 174,147
01-Mar-2013 United States $ 365 No Limit Hold’em – Re-entry WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City won $ 1,112
14-Feb-2013 United States $ 1,500 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 1500 Parx Casino Big Stax I, Bensalem won $ 4,890
26-Jan-2013 United States $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stack Semi Turbo WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 1,013
12-Jan-2013 United States $ 1,090 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Delaware Park Winter Poker Classic, Wilmington won $ 4,236
21-Sep-2012 United States $ 200 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Deep Stack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 27,843
08-Sep-2012 United States $ 1,000 + 90 No Limit Hold’em WPT Borgata Poker Open, Atlantic City won $ 15,389
13-Aug-2012 United States $ 300 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Turbo 2012 Empire State Poker Championship, Verona won $ 15,885
01-Aug-2012 United States $ 200 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Re-Entry WPT Parx Open Poker Classic, Bensalem won $ 8,635
25-Jul-2012 United States $ 1,600 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty 2012 Florida State Poker Championship, Pompano Beach won $ 2,722
20-Jul-2012 United States $ 550 No Limit Hold’em – ReEntry 2012 Florida State Poker Championship, Pompano Beach won $ 19,019
15-Jul-2012 United States $ 550 No Limit Hold’em 2012 Florida State Poker Championship, Pompano Beach won $ 1,015
03-Jul-2012 United States $ 1,600 No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Extravaganza III, Las Vegas won $ 7,972
02-Jul-2012 United States $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em (Event #56) 43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012, Las Vegas won $ 2,757
15-May-2012 United States $ 175 + 25 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty Eastcoast Poker Championships, Verona won $ 3,168
14-May-2012 United States $ 175 + 25 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty Eastcoast Poker Championships, Verona won $ 1,157
13-May-2012 United States $ 200 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Deep Stack Turbo Eastcoast Poker Championships, Verona won $ 3,335
14-Jan-2012 Bahamas $ 10,000 + 200 No Limit Hold’em 6 Max – High Roller PCA – 2012, Paradise Island won $ 21,100
12-Jan-2012 Bahamas $ 2,000 + 150 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo PCA – 2012, Paradise Island won $ 116,230
10-Jan-2012 Bahamas $ 270 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Turbo PCA – 2012, Paradise Island won $ 3,680
10-Aug-2011 United States $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty Heartland Poker Tour, Verona won $ 3,957
08-Aug-2011 United States $ 300 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Turbo Heartland Poker Tour, Verona won $ 18,006
12-Jul-2011 United States $ 330 No Limit Hold’em 2011 Florida State Poker Championships, Pompano Beach won $ 923
26-Jun-2011 United States $ 350 No Limit Hold’em 2011 Summer Poker Classic, Verona won $ 1,612
23-Jun-2011 United States $ 350 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Event 2011 Summer Poker Classic, Verona won $ 2,276
21-Jun-2011 United States $ 175 No Limit Hold’em 2011 Summer Poker Classic, Verona won $ 200
17-May-2011 United States $ 165 + 25 No Limit Hold’em East Coast Poker Championships, Verona won $ 1,242
03-Mar-2011 United States $ 250 + 45 No Limit Hold’em – Bounty 2011 March Madness, Verona won $ 3,960
14-Aug-2010 United States $ 2,300 + 200 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event PokerStars.net Empire State Hold ‘Em Championships, Verona won $ 4,100
He’s an accomplished poker professional at the age of 24!!
Thomas Cannuli, 23, from New Jersey is getting ready for the WSOP 2015. He’s guaranteed a million but might get much more than that if he wins. He’s one of several November Niners who come from New Jersey along with Joshua Beckley. That would look great for the state of New Jersey. He’s mostly a cash game player with $50,000 in winnings so far . This year will be his best. He’s listed in tourneys from 2013. He’s had several WSOP cashes so far and this is a learning experience as well.
Though is experience is limited, he’s proving himself a great poker player of tomorrow. Will he become the next Phil Negreanu? He has an interview where he talks strategy for November 2015. He plans on taking time off, relaxing then getting back in the groove or grind for the big day. Some of his pals include Antonio Esfandiaras among others who been teaching the tricks for the Big Day. A humble guy, he credits working hard and luck with helping him wn.
Here’s the clip below.
Joshua Beckley is one of the November Nine WSOP members. With this title comes $1,000,000 allready and fame in the poker world like he’s never had before. He’s a 24 year old who comes from New Jersey and as you can see in his winner’s list most of his wins are from casinos in Jersey. He’s been a poker professional for only a year but being one of the youngest players, I thought it would be great to give this guy coverage.
After winning $98,000 at Parx Casino, Beckley set a trail blazing winning streak that saw not only take home over $200,000 but an additional $1,000,000 from his final table at the WSOP. With an even greater payday on the horizon, I’m sure most poker are watching in AWE at this kid. Including this years WSOP Main Event cash, he’s had a total of 5 WSOP cashes so far. It seems he’s bringing alot of zing to the poker world. What if he wins!!
Presently he’s an ambassador at America’s Cardroom and will be in some of the million dollars tourneys coming up this fall.
Here’s a youtube clip of a recent interview.
Here’s a look at his results:
14-Aug-2014 $ 1,500 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 1500 Parx Casino Big Stax VII, Bensalem 98,348
08-Sep-2014 $ 350 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Deep Stack Re-Entry WPT Borgata Open, Atlantic City $ 883
09-Oct-2014 $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax 500 Parx Casino Big Stax VIII, Bensalem $ 1,116
17-Oct-2014 $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em – 6 Max Parx Casino Big Stax VIII, Bensalem $ 1,280
11-Dec-2014 $ 365 No Limit Hold’em (Event #1) WSOP Circuit – Atlantic City, Atlantic City $ 1,366
26-Dec-2014 $ 260 + 40 No Limit Hold’em – Deepstack Re-Entry Borgata Poker Deepstack Challenge, Atlantic City $ 538
13-Jan-2015 $ 500 + 60 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Million #1 WPT Borgata Winter Open, Atlantic City $ 1,145
21-Jan-2015 $ 400 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Borgata Million #15 WPT Borgata Winter Open, Atlantic City $ 984
04-Feb-2015 $ 300 + 30 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax Parx Casino Big Stax X, Bensalem $ 53,564
20-Feb-2015 $ 1,500 + 100 No Limit Hold’em – Big Stax Parx Casino Big Stax X, Bensalem $ 33,932
23-Apr-2015 $ 1,000 + 90 No Limit Hold’em Six Max (Event #10) Borgata Spring Poker Open/WPT World Championship, Atlantic City $ 1,455
07-May-2015 $ 500 + 50 No Limit Hold’em Parx Casino Big Stax XI, Bensalem $ 3,847
31-May-2015 $ 565 No Limit Hold’em – Colossus Jr Phamous Poker Series – Goliath, Las Vegas $ 1,333
03-Jun-2015 $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six Handed (Event #12) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas $ 3,276
05-Jun-2015 $ 1,500 No Limit Hold’em Millionaire Maker (Event #16) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas $ 3,928
07-Jun-2015 $ 235 No Limit Hold’em 3PM Rio Daily Deepstacks 2015, Las Vegas $ 332
11-Jun-2015 $ 1,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #26) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas $ 2,397
17-Jun-2015 $ 1,500 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #36) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas $ 9,802
05-Jul-2015 $ 10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68) 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas $ 1,001,020
12-Aug-2015 $ 350 Pot Limit Omaha (Event #17) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, Hollywood $ 2,705
America’s Cardroom will be hosting Freebuy Super Series from August 28th till Sept.6. It’s a great way to play poker with no money and really test skill and luck. The freebuy tournament basically is a rebuy/addon tournament but you get to enter for free. If you need a rebuy/addon it’s up to your luck, skill or comfort level.
The tourneys are from $500 and up to $20,000 with rebuys from .01 cent and up to $20 and include NHL and PLO games. The entry period is two hours after start time. It’s a great way to win money for nothing! If you’re looking for some great action, join America’s Cardroom for the Freebuy Super Series.
Sunday August 2nd marked another Million Dollar Tourney at America’s Cardroom. One of the largest for online American poker sites that accept US players. Grand prize was $200,000 followed by $109,000 for 2nd. Buy-in was $500. The tournament itself lasted greater than 16 hours which is a long time and requires ultimate discipline to be on your toes that long sitting at a computer.
It was major success for America’s Cardroom . Previous attempts had been plagued with overloaded servers literally crashing the site and all tournaments. America’s Cardroom has planned for the fall 5 Million dollar tourneys coming your way. Get in on the action at America’s Cardroom.
MIT is offering a free open course in poker called Poker Theory and Analytics. The history with gaming is pretty impressive at MIT. Not only was the MIT Blackjack Team created there but also the Masscash Team that scored an impressive amount of cash playing the state’s lottery game.
The course is taught by Kevin Desmond , who became a trader for Morgan Stanley after being a professional poker player. He believes aspects of poker provide insight into better decision making like reading actions of others, comfortable self assessment, and making decision without complete information.
The class is four weeks and around 4 hours each week. It focuses on basic strategy, analysis techniques , pre-flop analysis , tournament play , game theory , economics and decision making.
Mr Desmond feels this is a good way to learn poker without gambling directly. Most of the time, you have to play real cash to learn these concepts. He feels that taking the class will help create a winning strategy that will not only work for poker but other applications as well.
The best part of this course is that it’s free. There are lots of places to pay to learn poker. Here you can learn risk – reward in a no money on the table environment. For more on the class check out MIT Poker Theory and Analytics.
The November Nine, the nine finalists of the 2015 WSOP is set. Chip leader Joseph Mckeehen is by far and away the chip leader with 63,000,000 chip more than twice as many as the next player. Zvi Stern from Israel is next with 29,800,000 chips. Next is Neil Blumenfield with 22,000,000 chips. Pierre Neuville from Belgium is next with 21,075,000 and is the oldest player at 72. He recently won a lifetime poker award from the European Poker Tour. Max Steinberg is next with 20,200,000 chips. Rounding out the November Nine are Thomas Cannuli, Joshua Beckley, Patrick Chan and Federico Butteroni.
About the November Nine
Joseph Mckeehen is a WSOP vet with over a million dollars of earnings. He placed 2nd in the 2014 Monster stack tourney for an over $800,000 payday.
Zvi Stern has just two live tourney cashes under his belt but is looking for a largest yet. His distinct style is hoodie and sunglasses.
Neil Blumenfield is a vet with previous WSOP cashes under his belt.
Pierre Neuville has over 19 cashes and nearly $600,000 in earnings from the WSOP. The payday for the final table is a million at least so this will be his best year yet. And he’s 72!
Max Steinberg has been a regular casher at the WSOP since 2010. He’s earned over $1,600,000 and this win will put him at the $3,000,000 threshhold and maybe higher. He has a twin brother as well.
Thomas Cannuli has three previous WSOP cashes and this is his biggest payday by far.
Patrick Chan is another WSOP vet. He’s had multiple cashes though his earnings are slightly over $130,000. His part of the November Nine is his biggest cash to date.
Joshua Beckley has been a professional poker player for only a year. He’s won close to $200,000 in that time and at least $1,000,000 from the 2015 WSOP. What a good year.
There you have at get set for part two in November.
There are 69 players left for the Tuesday making of the November Nine. Pierre Neuville is chip leader with 7,105,000 chips. Neuville is one of the oldest players out there at 72. He’s a regular in the European poker scene. The following are the top tens going into Day 6.
1 Pierre Neuville 7,105,000
2 David Stefanski 6,480,000
3 Thomas Paul 6,140,000
4 David Peters 6,130,000
5 Mozheng Guan 6,030,000
6 Andrew Moreno 5,320,000
7 Matt Jarvis 5,250,000
8 Thomas Cannuli 5,070,000
9 George McDonald 4,949,000
10 Brian Hastings 4,740,000
It’s going to be an exciting Day 6. Stay tuned!!
It’s Day 5 of the WSOP and new leaders emerged as the chip count gets bigger and bigger. Max Steinberg , a WSOP vet, is the frontrunner with 5,150,000 chips. He has been a regular at the WSOP and has over $1.5 million in cashes and one bracelet. Next is Pierre Neuville with 4,815,000. He has been a regular casher with nearly $600,000 in WSOP earnings. He’s been a fixture at the WSOP since 2008. Newcomer Bruce Perry is third 4,500,000 chips. Jake Toole is fourth with 4,335,000 he is a WSOP vet with multiple cashes . Poker Pro Joseph Mckeehen is next with 4,320,000 . He’s over the million dollar in earnings bracket. Interesting to note is he stated learning poker from watching it on tv. Scottish player George McDonald is next with 4,135,000 chips. Swedish player Ghattas Kortas is 8th with 4,060,000 chips. David Peters is 9th with 3,960,000 chips. He’s won one circuit ring and cashes of nearly $400,000. And rounding out the top ten is Danny Fuhs with 3,880,000 chips. He’s had previous cashes at the WSOP of nearly $900,000 and is poker pro.
Some well known players are still alive in the tourney including Daniel Negreanu and Matt Jarvis. Stay tuned for more highlights.
The final day of Day 1 at the WSOP, Day 1C, finished with nearly 4000 players buying in for a chance at poker history. Registration officially closed with 6240 entries for a prize pool over $60,000,000.
John Gorusch ended the day as chip leader with nearly 200,000 chips. Zack Megerdichian finished with 180,400. James Juvancic 166,350 and others filled out the top spots. Many well known players like Phil Helmuth, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu made it to Day 2 that’s to start Thursday. In addition some celebrities like Ray Romano, and Wade Townsend also made it to Day 2
Not everyone lasted that long Greg Merson, Jerry Yang are some of the casualities. But then again poker is poker and not everyone is going to make final table . Stay tuned for more!
It should come as no suprise that an online tourney has finally made its way to the WSOP and it had a massive payout. Anthony Spinella took the first place gold bracelet and $197,000 cash prize home for a buy-in of $1000 an excellent return on investment! The qualifier started online and finished at the Rio.
Final Table Payouts
1. Anthony Spinella – $197,743
2. Hunter Cichy – $116,066
3. Craig Varnell – $73,079
4. Andrew Rose – $55,884
5. David Tuthill – $47,286
6. Ryan Franklin – $33,530
The second day of WSOP has brought a new crop of players to the table in the quest to be part of the November Nine. Hamid Feiz is chip leader with over 180,000 chips. Feiz is repeat WSOP player with a cash in the WSOP 2014 Seniors No Limit Holdem and this year at Monster Stack he won over $11,000. His total WSOP earning are around $20,000. Most of the other top finishers are new to the WSOP including;
2. Adil Khan 156,800 chips
3. Srikanth Koneru 154,725 chips
4. Edward Grau 148,825 chips
5. Marko Neumann 146,675 chips. He’s had multiple WSOP cashes with earnings over $400,000.
6. Young Lu 141,750 chips
7. Alexander Wilkinson 139,025 . One previous WSOP cash.
8. Chad Power 135,575 chips. One previous WSOP cash.
9. Omri Shaked 134,250 chips
10. Jeffrey Tanouye 131,075 chips. He’s had multiple cashes at the WSOP though no bracelets.
Other top finishers include Dominik Nitsche who’s had WSOP earnings over $2,500,000. Also Greg Raymer with earnings near $7,000,000 including winner of the 2004 WSOP Main Event also finished strong.
A Minnesota man, Christian Pham, won $81,000 at the 2015 WSOP playing No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw. He meant to sign up for the No Limit Texas Hold’em but signed up for the other tourny by accident. Whe he got to the table he realized something was wrong when dealt 5 cards instead of 3. Instead of pannicking, he looked at the other players and listened to advice from a man sitting next to him. He folded the first 7 hands. He was chip leader at the end of Day 1. After 3 days, he won over 215 players. It’s not Pham’s first win. In 2014, he won over $200,000 at the WSOP as well. No limit 2 7 Single Draw is one of the 67 poker events at the 2015 WSOP.
Does his name sound familiar? It should since he won the 2010 WSOP. Jonathan Duhamel has won the One Drop for Water grand prize of nearly $4,000,000. It’s great to see players stay in the success loop since many have highs and lows.
Duhamel won at the final table that featured top players like Colman, Ben Sulsky and Phil Hellmuth who entered the final table chip leader and had his eyes set on a 15th bracelet.
Since his 2010 WSOP victory, Jonathan Duhamel has been very well including the 2013 Players Tourney that brought him over $200,000 in prize money. His career earnings exceed $15,000,000 and he placed well the current WSOP 2015 as chip leader going into day 2
The One Drop for Water is the charity event started by Cirqe de Soleil founders and has raised millions of dollars to support water relief for third world countries.
The WSOP Main even kicked off yesterday. There’s some changes to the structure this year. One of the great benefits is the first 1000 finishers will get a prize . This is great considering most players are taking time from work, paying hotel and air fare as well. Even if they don’t win a major prize they may break even or get some cash back making this more enticing. In fact, more players will probably want to join and that could still bring a bigger cash event .
The Main Event drew 741 players who ponied $10,000 in hopes of going for that grand prize , bragging rights and a big entry in the poker world.
After day one at the 2015 WSOP, Floridian, William Kakon emerged as the chip leader going into Day 2 to take place Wednesday. His lead isn’t the greatest though with a little over 150,000 chips . Fellow competitors Gjergj Sinishtaj has a little more than 149,000 and Alex Tran from California has a little more than 142,000 chips. It’s so far a tight match.
Day 2 is slated for Wednesday , while the finishings of the Day 1 entrants are Monday and Tuesday.
A Russian computer bot won $1.4 million playing poker at PokerStars. The games targetted were the $ 0.50/$1 and $1/$2 Six Max cash tables and the bot came out with total profit of $1.4 million dollars. The software basically exploits the table tracking fellow players styles and making use of different stack sizes. For recreational players this a nuisance.
Do bots win more than players who play without a bot. There are several types of poker software that are around and they don’t cost alot. Most of them are in the same category. They download all the information regarding fellow players and give a heads up on playing styles leading to you being able to make an informed decision before betting. For some the luck and skill goes out the window with poker software. Of course , there are variations and some teckies have made their own software that will provde the optimal bet for them. This must add to profits since PokerStars may change their TOS to not allow third party software. And there’s the new poker bots that supposedly indicates when to bet as well. One program was created by a player , Skier_5. None of these I have seen for sale.
It’s been around for over decade. It started as Doyle’s Room, in reference to the great poker player Doyle Brunson. And for a long time was a more or less struggling poker site. But things have changed.
If you go to any poker forum, you’ll see much written over the years about America’s Cardroom and ddos attacks leaving players stranded in the middle of a tournament. That’s right all your chips whether up or down stopped. Yes you get a refund but your game was what really mattered. Even as recently as December when they had a million dollar tourney, that whole week of the Online Super Series was an incredibly unbearable period for players with disconnections and such totally ruining players motivations. But for one reason players kept coming back. For one it’s one of the few cardrooms that takes American players. I read of players who live in the states and play at Pokerstars or Carbon but not sure how they get around it maybe grandfathered in who knows . But for new players American cardroom is the answer and it’s one of the largest poker sites with a variety of games from freerolls to $100 , $15,000 tournaments everyday.
The variety of games is cool. It’s mostly no limit but has some Pot Luck Omaha as well. There are rebuy/addon tournaments and satellites to almost all of their tourneys. There’s in fact a satellite to the WSOP, how cool is that! And Sunday they’ve added these great tournaments $25,000 for a $15 entry fee and a $3000 for only a dollar it doesn’t get any better. But be warned these two tourneys attract many players and they go for a much longer period of time as a results. Make sure you have 12 hours for these tourneys! And you can enter any tourney for a penny. Get To the WSOP or Any Poker Tourney for a Penny
Everytime you go to register, a popup appears that has a slots games where you can bet to win a free entry and use from 1cent and up to a dollar for a spin. So theoretically, you can enter even the monthly $100,000 for only a penny. It will probably take more than one cent but then it might be your lucky day.
And they’ve seemed to beef up their servers so there’s less disconnections if at all . The site is running much more smoothly than ever before. So maybe just maybe America’s Cardroom is really The Next Big Thing.
The WSOP 2014 was historic for two reasons. First it was the first time in over 5 years the main event winner would win over $10,000,000 and the first time a Swede would win the tourney. The winners of the Main Event were:
1st: Martin Jacobson (Sweden) – $10,000,000
2nd: Felix Stephensen (Norway) – $5,145,968
3rd: Jorryt van Hoof (Netherlands) – $3,806,402
4th: William Tonking (USA) – $2,848,833
5th: Billy Pappaconstantinou (USA) – $2,143,174
6th: Andoni Larrabe (Spain) – $1,622,080
7th: Dan Sindelar (USA) – $1,235,862
8th: Bruno Politano (Brazil) – $947,077
9th: Mark Newhouse (USA) – $730,725
It was an exciting game with blinds at 800K/1.6M! What numbers. Martin Jacobson, 27, became the first Swede to win the event. He’s had previous cashes at the WSOP final tables career earnings over $4,000,000. He stated:
“It is surreal,” Jacobson said. “I have been so focused the past couple days. I felt comfortable and surprisingly calm. I don’t know, it just felt like it was meant to be.”
Formerly, Jacobson was a chef. He had taken time out from poker to develop and healthy fast food restaurant concept. He stated he was burnt out from poker. This was right before the Aussie Millions, but he went for the Aussie Millions anyway and was back in the excitement with love for the game.
Here is a recap of the final hand!!
The first time based poker tournament at America’s Cardroom was a big success. 66 poker players qualified either through the $5000 buy-in or through satellite wins as low as $1.50. On the table was $330,000. The success of the tournament came as a big surprise. The original jackpot estimate was $250,000 but in the final hours leading up to the tournament more than 27 players joined bringing the pot to $330,000. The winner at the conclusion of the three hour tournament was bik6624235 who won with a full house. His take home for the event was nearly $30,000. Winners get a free bank wire.
America’s Cardroom saw a mixture of successful players and newbies. Some surprises were Kenyantrackstar and Common Joe Jug who were knocked out. They have won consistently in big money tournaments in the past.
The Cage will be back in November. Satellites are underway now at America’s Cardroom.
Ever have those periods in a tournament when the bubble is approaching. You’re almost in some money and you find yourself low in chip stacks and you either bust out before or slightly after the bubble. You have to forget about that first place prize or final table you envisioned. But maybe , there is a chance.
In a nutshell, you’ll have to take some chances. One of the things I’ve learned from playing loose freerolls is that anything goes. Everyone likes their bets hedged and will go in with Ace King but a pair of deuces will triumph. A three of a kind will win over two Aces When you take the initiantive and go all-in you see what people are holding.
Going all-in and/or raising the bet are really the only ways to move up at this point. You could wait for great hands but you’ll probably feel the pressure from your larger stacked opponents who are often reraising and might even raise your entire chip stack testing you!
Take initiative. There’s nothing like seeing a player who comes out betting 3 times the big blind. It brings implied value and if other players have so so hands they will often fold rather than be challenged and it’s tighter than going all-in because you will have some chips left if you’re wrong. If you’ve got a high pair go all-in. You can imagine the all those who will fold instead. These are the two strategies that will increase your chip count. But you have to be bold to do it and remember even if you lose that you took a position on the situation rather than let the blinds eat away at your chips. This strategy works at any stage of the game by the way. But if you’re low stacked , you have to act and be as cool , calm and collected about it. In fact remember CCC, Cool , Calm and Collected, during this period and forget about that sense of urgency that often comes up when you’re low stacked.
For big stacked players, you want to keep your edge a simple strategy is bet three times the big blind. It will give implied value to your hand and players might not want to challenge you unless they have a potentially, hot hand. Remember,you’ll still have to keep your edge or big stack could get smaller. For medium stacked players, sit tight and bet your regular game watchful of the short and big stacked players.
Failure is not an option. I can do it!. I will win and nothing gets in my way!
These are all great psyche ups for your match and all you really have to do is have a no excuse attitude about your ability to win and the rest will follow and you’ll be to go for your next tournament be it online or at real table.
Psyching yourself up goes along way before and especially during a tournament. Tournaments take several hours and your chips can go high and low and back again in that time. Think it through that you can do it and low and behold, you’ll find yourself at the final table in no time if that was your goal.
I read about poker players who were once more in the action and took time out. Reading what they have to say almost sounds like they’re new at the game entirely and they need coaches! I can see the need to have a coach as a new person but to need a coach after being in the limelight sounds excusey.
But coaches do count. I remember starting in poker basically naked and winning very quickly a lot of dough. Then I gained weight and my game went down.
Now the weight is almost off and my game is back.
But there are some poker coaches that do very well and give lots of info. One I recommend particular is Gripsed. He’s got a ton of videos from strategies at MTTs to real poker matches with winners of serious cash. He’s got a great ranking from Pocketfives and is usually in the money when he gets finished with a tournament. His Youtube channel has gotten over a million views and he gives lots of great info for those looking for poker strategy and tips. Some of videos are real tournaments and they be several hours long but you get a break down of hand to hand play. The one he shows , a member of the Gripsed family is usually winning something big. One of his members has so far won over $250,000 , two hundred and fifty thousand , this year alone.
For Gripsed click here.
The innovative LSOP concluded with Mexican poker player taking home over $130,000. Sanchez gained momentum, eliminating Ezio Fenocchio and took over the lead in chips. In a great heads up, Sanchez won with a full house including pocket aces. The winners of this tourney are:
Greg Sanchez – $106,961
Jonathan Arturo – $106,826
Adrian Mendoza – $91,089
Ueltom Lima Gomes –79,355
Jose Severino –77,608
* $24,345 extra for first place
Canadian poker player p0cket00 is one of the world’s top online poker players . He’s made over $8,000,000 since 2008. His favorite online poker sites are Pokerstars, Fulltilt and Partypoker but also plays at America’s Cardroom , Titan Poker and other online poker sites as well. His largest cash was $213,000 and he’s had over 5,568 cashes! Some highlights of his cashes are;
bwin Grand Tournament XXXII $213,000
Titan Poker 4th place $60,000
PokerStars 100k $27,200
Absolute Poker $42,000
Party Poker Monthly Million $88,600
Fulltilt 250K $43,000
PokerStars Sunday $100 Rebuy $16,000
He sounds like he’s on the bwin team from this video check him out.
This video below is from PokerStars 2013 Event 22 NL Holdem $2100
Everywhere there’s a playboy , a man of mystery, charisma and an ever blaring mouth. Poker has the man too in Dan Bilzerian. He’s a poker player and actor and will be in The Equalizer. He’s been on Howard Stern and made the news a couple of years ago after throwing a porn star off a roof. He’s the King of Poker bling, has a private jet and a luscious condo in Vegas.
A few years back, he claimed winning nearly 11 million dollars in one night. There are plenty of stories of him. How true they all are I don’t know but here are a few.
He claims to have made over $50,000,000 in one year. The largest amount he’s ever lost was $3,600,000. I could see this type of guy appealling to a lot of high rollers who’d to not only play poker with him but get to know this cool guy who doesn’t seem stuck in work or boardrooms. Here are some video clips and interviews of this hot guy.
EPT100 Wrap Up – Main Event – High Roller and Super High Roller Events Results
Andre Latteu , the hot German poker player, has done it by winning the Barcelone EPT100. His prize is a little over a million dollars , the title and a Slyde watch. It was a monumentous win full of the agony and joy that goes into a poker tourney but the stakes were so much higher. Imagine a million dollars for one day’s work. The results are below:
1 – Andre Lettau, Germany,$1,000,000
2 – Sam Phillips, USA, PokerStars qualifier, $1,300,000 in a 3 way deal
3 – Hossein Ensan (Germany) $864,000
4 – Andrea Dato (Italy) $484,000
5 – Andrey Shatilov (Russia) $380,000
6 – Kiryl Radzivonau (Belarus) $295,000
7 – Ji Zhang (Germany) $227,000
8 – Slaven Popov (Bulgaria) $160,000
The EPT100 High Roller Event
The High Roller event, Ept100 High Roller was won by Russian Ihar Soika. His prize was also nearly a million dollars, trophy, and watch. He was heads up with Jason Mercier from Team Pokerstars.
The results are below:
1. Ihar Soika (Belarus) $993776 and a SLYDE watch
2. Jason Mercier (United States) Team PokerStars Pro, $630000
3. Ismail Erkanov (Russia) $455000
4. Ami Barer (Canada) $368,000
5. Benjamin Pollak (France) $290,000
6. Marc-Andre Ladouceur (Canada) PokerStars Team Online, $224,000
7. Stephen Chidwick (United Kingdom) $167,000
8. Carlos Chadha (Canada) $120,000
The EPT100 Super High Roller Event
The Super High Roller EPT100 was won by Olivier Busquet who won over Daniel Colman. Yes, the One Drop winner of $15,000,000 placed second for a nice prize of $1,100,000. But the grand prize of $1,200,000 was all for Olivier Busquat bringing his total earnings as a professional poker player to $4,500,000.
The results are below:
1 – Olivier Busquet, USA, $1,200,000
2 – Daniel Colman, USA,$1,100,000
3 – Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Russia, $630,000
4 – Scott Seiver, USA, $484,000
5 – Sam Trickett, UK,$383,000
6 – Sven Reichardt, Germany,$299,000
7 – Morten Klein, Norway, $236,000
8 – Dan Shak, USA,$184,000
9 – Mustapha Kanit, Italy, $140,000
10 – Jake Schindler, USA,$122,000
11 – Ryan Fee, USA, $122,000
In this update from the EPT100, Dominik Panka gets another with two Aces. He beat Norwegian Karin Bruteig. She’s a newcomer to live tournaments with less than $10,000 in career earnings.
He will face Bram Haenraets , who is the chip leader at the next tourney. Interesting to note , this is Bram Haenraets’ first live tourney. All his previous wins have been through Pokerstars. His original satellite seat cost $80.
Pokerstars doesn’t yet take American Players online but is applying to do so.
Exciting news from Spain is the Estrellas Barcelona Main Event and the first EPT100 said to be one of largest in Pokerstars history of live events. The total entries stands at 2342. Dutch player Daniel Reijmer was the leader from day one and goes to day two with 209,300 chips. There are also some veteran players including Vallo Maidla, Jacques Zaicik. Last year’s tourney saw German player Soenke Jahn won the event taking home over $220,000.
Three Day Super High Roller August 18th
Pokerstars will feature a three day super high roller event with some to poker’s biggest players including Daniel Colman, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst among other players it’s a $65,000 event.
Ever go into a poker game and find people raising and when the final card is drawn you think ” that person went all in with a hand like that”. But you look at their chip stack and it’s higher than yours. They’ve been doing this a certain move in rounds over and over and have a payoff of a great chip stack as a result. Raising or going all-in gives implied value to hand that might be lackluster. Everyone who plays poker can tell you of the time a pair of aces lost to three of a kind 2’s or three of a kind 2’s lost to three of a kind 3’s. There really is no book on a good hand till the last card comes out. And there this is the loophole that can be exploited by raising or going all-in.
Going all-in might make an opponent think twice before playing but their ante is allready on the table. They fold, you win. I see this over and over again. It doesn’t always work but it’s a great way to build chips.
Once I was playing two tournaments at the same time and clicked the all-in button by accident. Guess what no one challenged my hand and I got the pot. Doing this over and over people will catch on and want to challenge you just for the sake of challenging you and some might just have good hands that might win. But raising and going all-in is another aspect of poker, the betting side of poker, that must be covered as well as having good hands. Yes you can take the pot by simply going all-in or raising. This is a more aggressive strategy for those who realize that there are many hands in poker and it’s just a game.
It’s best not wait till your chip stack is too low and you have room to breathe easy at the table. You’ll see some great results.
This December 14th, 2014, history will made with the $1,000,000 No Limit Holdem poker tourney at America’s Cardroom. The buy-in for this event is $540 total but every day there are freerolls to this event.
Yes, if you’re an expert professional poker player or a novice with a low bankroll, you have as good as chance to win. Everyday there are freerolls to the event at 10 am and 1:30 pm you have a chance to win satellite seats to another satellite for this event. Players are placing now for event and every night at 8:30 pm a winner gets their chance at the event.
The winner is guaranteed at least $200,000 but if history repeats itself it will probably be much more depending on how many people sign up regardless of the satellite seats. In fact, America’s cardroom’s top tourneys often break the original estimated tourney prize pool because more people register .
The satellite schedule is as follows.
10:00am and 1:30pm
3 Seats GTD to the Daily Super $6
$0.10 Rebuy and $0.25 Addon
Daily Super $6
2 seats GTD to the Nightly Satellite $109
7:15am, 9:15am, 11:15am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm and 3:30pm
The final table for the November 2014 WSOP is set. It’s an eclectic mix of players. Most have had previous WSOP cashes . It’s amazing previous winners don’t often repeat past perfomances but Mark Newhouse is back with a back to back final table finish. The grand prize of $10,000,000 will go to the winner and last place finisher will get about $750,000. Can’t feel bad for any of them, they’re all winners more one than the other. The November Nine is as follows:
Jorryt van Hoof will go to the final table in November as chip leader with a chip count of 38,375,000. He is the favorite to win as a result. He’s cashed in three previous WSOP events with earnings of $27,956. He also runs the Dutch website Nederpoker.
Norwegian Felix Stephensen is a first timer for the WSOP. His chip count is 32,775,000. His total career earnings are $17,000 so far. Now he’s guaranteed at least $730,000 for the final table.
Mark Newhouse is a WSOP veteran and the only player with back to back WSOP final table finishes. His chip count is 26,000,000 .He’s had 8 cashes and won $906,093 .
Andoni Larrabe from Spain will start with a chip count of 22,550,000 . He’s had 3 cashes and previous WSOP earnings are $20,068.
Dan Sindelar from Vegas his chip count going into the WSOP is 21,200,000. He’s had 17 WSOP cashes of $149,991 and career earnings over $330,000.
William Pappaconstantinou from Massachusetts will go into the final table with 17,500,000 chips. It’s 2nd time for his WSOP cashes. His previous was for a minor $5000 in the 2013 WSOP.
William Tonking is a newbie with total career earnings just under $100,000. He will go to the final table with 15,050,000 chips.He’s had 3 previous cashes with WSOP earnings of $14,701.
Martin Jacobson is the Swedish boy wonder. He’ll go to the final table with 14,900,000 chips. He’s the 2nd Swedish all time money poker player with over $6,000,000 in career winnings. He’s had 13 cashes and $1,204,983 in WSOP earnings.
Bruno Politano from Brazil will enter the final table with 12,125,000 chips. He’s a shop owner and doesn’s consider himself a professional poker player. He’ had 3 WSOP cashes for a total of $25,404.
The Big One for One Drop Tourney has crowned a new winner this July. Daniel Colman , a 23 year old , from Massachusetts has won the $15,000,000 top prize. Another Daniel , Negreanu won the second place prize of $8,000,000. Negreanu now moves to the top of the all time winner’s list of poker with this amazing win. Colman is now on the board as one of the top all time poker winners at the tender age of 23. His previous win was $2.2 million at the WPT Monte Carlo several months ago.
Another notable winner is Rick Salomon, yep the one with Paris Hilton won nearly $3,000,000 coming in fourth place. At one time, he owned an online casino. Pamela Anderson filed for divorce one day after this great win. Hello!!
The following is a complete list of winners.
1. Daniel Colman ($15,306,668)
2. Daniel Negreanu ($8,288,001)
3. Christoph Vogelsang ($4,480,001)
4. Rick Salomon ($2,800,000)
5. Tobias Reinkemeir ($2,053,334)
6. Scott Seiver ($1,680,000)
7. Paul Newey ($1,418,667)
8. Cary Katz ($1,306,667)
The Online super Series,OSS, concluded with a batch of new winners. It’s America’s Cardroom’s leading online poker series with 63 events spread over a little more than a week.
Highlights of this year’s OSS included Event 59 High Roller Tourney. Though originally a $50,000 pool tourney, the prize pool jumped ot over $125,000. It was won by player livegrind who took home over $27,000.
Another highlight was the Main Event $200,000. Comon-Joe-Jug was the winner after a headsup with Cartasdevida. The winner took home over $28,000 with the second place finisher getting over $23,000.
There were a total of 63 poker tourneys and this tourney has added to America’s Cardroom rep as a premier online poker destination.
The LSOP is coming into its own revolutionizing the poker tournament world. The first day is scattered across Latin America weeding out winners and giving players a break. They start in the money by the time of Day 2 , after getting vacations, buying plane tickets and hotel rooms.
The winner of this year’s LSOP is Carter Gil who won over $175,000 after recently winning over $200,000 at the LAPT in Uruguay in November. He cruised to his victory with an Ace King vs Ace 7 held by Raz Alon.
The LSOP is allready holding satellite tourney’s at America’s Cardroom. The buy-in is $50 for a shot at this great tourney. The next LSOP will be in September 2014.
The following is the winner’s list of the LSOP:
1 Carter Gill $175,070
2 Raz Alon $100,600
3 Maziar Keshavarzi $75,675
4 Leonardo Tarazona $57,250
5 Nacho Barbero $43,625
6 Francis Cruz $33,950
7 Adam Reynolds $26,190
8 Oscar Ortiz $20,370
9 Guillermo Echevarria $16,490
Also the LSOP had a High Roller Event with winners as follows:
1 Santiago Nadal Mexico $67,793.00
2 Jeiko Palma Panama $42,370.00
3 Richard Taraska USA $27,750.00
4 Carlos Garcia Colombia $20,125.00
5 Eduardo Bernal Colombia $14,830.00
6 Felipe Morbiducci Chile $11,650.00
7 Luis Melo Rein Venezuela $10,170.00
8 Valerio Varela Venezuela $9,110.00
9 Luis Arboleda Coella Ecuador $8,050.00
America’s Cardroom has created a new way to learn and play poker with Freerolls on Demand. A freeroll tournament is free to enter and you get points that can be used to enter real money tournaments. What America’s Cardroom has created is a innovative way to learn and play online No Limit Holdem Tournaments.
It’s very simple to play all thats needed is to sign up and look for the tab called TOURNEY at the top of the page. Click it and it will bring all the tourneys that are going on now and coming up over the next several days including the Freerolls. Click that and see all the Freerolls that are available to register for and you’re off and running.
The Freerolls at America’s Cardroom are running 24/7 and start when there are at least 270 players. Once this happens the tourney begins. Every player starts with 1500 chips and the rest is all up to you. Freerolls have always been a great way to test new strategies, assess player behaviour. For instance if someone goes ALL-IN you might want to fold or you might not if you know your hand is stronger.You can also assess your own playing strategy. For example I have a strategy where I wait for the first three cards to come up before I fold or call. This is too tempting to continue and lose more money sometimes. And so I came up with a tighter first two cards must be pairs strategy which means I fold more often but I keep my chips. This strategy is mostly looking for pairs to win. It works most of the time but I’ll never forget having a pair of Kings that lost . You’ll also see that poker is really a game of chance too.
Try as much as possible to hedge your bets, you’ll see nothing works 100% all the time. But you will find ways to keep a heads up in the game. Freerolls on demand at America’s Cardroom are really the best. If you sat on the sidelines of poker tournaments not wanting to get your feet wet, at America’s Cardroom, you’ll find a way to get and hold an edge.
The Latin Series of Poker has brought a new way to play poker tournaments. It’s revolutionized poker tourneys at land based tournaments but could also bring a new way to play online poker tourneys as well. The basis of the LSOP is that Day 1 tourneys are spread out over several days in several locations across Latin America. This is a great benefit to most of the players.
Most people are working jobs and can’t afford to take time off to plan a vacation and enter a poker tournament on top of that with a buy-in that may or may not be recovered. The LSOP solves that by having a buy-in on Day 1 at scattered locations over several days. And if you’re in the money on Day 1 , you have more motivation to take that vacation as well as time to place a vacation request at a job. These factors help to make the LSOP more accessible for more players giving it broader access .
The LSOP structure will probably equate with more people buying in and larger pots. Last year the pot was GTD $500,000 tournament and this year it’s $1,000,000 GTD tournament. The lesson to learn is that lower buy-ins and more convenient access will ultimately equal larger pools and more coverage and ultimately a more successful poker tournament.
Many of today’s larger tournaments don’t need this kind of exposure because they allready have it. The WSOP is a prime example. But for those who want to create a new tournament, for example Africa doesn’t have a major poker tournament I can think of. And even some of the individual Latin American countries might want their own poker tournament. This method of Day 1 tournaments can also work well online.
Many online poker rooms allready have tournaments with very low buy-ins and huge paydays. All this goes on very quietly without much attention. It only comes to the attention of the public when players talk of their history and reveal they are allready and online poker millionaire. But conceivably, this method could be used to create a super online poker series with a huge multimillion dollar guarantee perhaps even larger than the WSOP.
This larger than ever before GTD tournament can happen. There are so many poker players across the globe. All the online poker rooms need to bring this together and bring all their players and promote the hell out of this tourney and you will GTD tourneys larger than anything you could ever imagine. This is the power of internet.
Neteller, a leading online payment processor, has announced a return to the US market expected sometime this year. The new Neteller has a new look and feel but allows gamblers to make payments to online gambling casinos. In 2007, its founders left the US market under the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act.Skrill is the present payment processor for New Jersey and Nevada but has a major rejection rate
“The NETELLER service and Net+ Card being launched in the U.S. are brand new services that have been developed to meet the unique needs of the U.S. marketplace,” said Joel Leonoff, President and CEO, Optimal Payments. “With our U.S. financial institution sponsor, we are leveraging NETELLER’s flexible deposit and payment options and with our expertise, resources and management are offering something truly unique in the U.S. Optimal Payments has been the trusted payments processing partner across the globe for over 18 years and we have set the standard for excellence in service to consumers and merchants alike.”
“The new NETELLER service and Net+ Card we are bringing to the U.S. have been re-branded with a new look and feel. We are providing updated features, capabilities and security as well as quick access to funds through our Net+ Card.” said Neil Erlick, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Optimal Payments. “Together with our U.S. financial institution sponsor, Optimal Payments will continue to be a leading provider of integrated payments solutions.”
All the hotels are booked, the anticipation so high that day one events have been spread out over several days. It’s the LSOP and it’s a very in demand tournament. The day one events have been spread over several days. Day 1A, Day 1B and Day 1C will take place March 8th, 9th and 10th respectively at the Majestic Casino in Panama at 2 pm est. This was necessary to accommodate the volume of players.
“When you host a $1,000,000 Guaranteed tournament with an $850 buy-in, you expect the attendance to be massive,” noted Diego Chan, LSOP president. “The official schedule for the LSOP Millions always had Monday with no major events, with Day 2 resuming on Tuesday March 11th. We left that slot open for a Day 1C from the very beginning. Today is the right time to use it.”
The LSOP millions brought a new method of poker tournaments with Day 1 tourneys spread out over several casinos in Panama, Costa Rica, Aruba, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and the Dominican Republic. Many players are allready in the money and you can see their chip counts before the actual tournament starts that runs from March 7th to March 15th.
The benefit of this approach is it’s a more economical tournament for the player who in most tournaments has to get a flight, hotel and expenses and buy-in for a tourney. This method of scattered Day 1 satellite tourneys means less cost for the players and more players for even larger pots. Check out LSOP.com for the latest news.
Fabian Quoss wins $100,000 PCA Tourney. This is the first major title win for Fabian Quoss who placed at final tables at four major tourneys in 2013.
Dan Shak and Quoss went heads up in the final table. Shak has gone to the PCA Super High Roller final table three times previously and he’s someone to look at in the future obviously. His take home for the event was $1,178,980. Quoss wins cash , a trophy and SLYDE watch worth over $20,000. His career earnings stand at almost $5,000,000. He is now a top ranked German player at number four on the all time money list. Third place went to Vanessa Selbst who also won big in the regular High Roller tourney. She wins over $750,000 . Fourth place went to One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari who won over $570,000. The winners list as follows:
1 Fabian Quoss $1,629,940
2 Dan Shak $1,178,980
3 Vanessa Selbst $760,640
4 Antonio Esfandiari $575,920
5 Matt Glantz $445,520
6 Tony Gregg $347,720
7 Ole Schemion $277,080
8 Mike McDonald $217,320
Dominik Panka became the first Polish Poker Tour winner after going heads up against Mike McDonald . He won $1,423,096 among other prizes including a trophy and SLYDE watch. His previous lifetime winnings were just over $8000 and he’s just 22. Because of this win , he’s the most successful of all Polish poker players.
Panka states: “I’m an internet player and I haven’t played many live tournaments. I only started playing live last year and I expected my first big cash to be a tenth of this! It’s weird because I didn’t feel too much pressure on the final table. I concentrated on being a rock, a statue, and now I can’t really dance with joy because I’m still in that mindset.”
Panka’s opponent, McDonald, came close to winning a second EPT. His career earnings are over $7,000,000 and has been in the money at numerous events including EPT Dortmund, EPT Madrid, EPT Prague High Roller and other events. He won $1,064,865 for his efforts at the PCA, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Tour.
Both Panka and McDonald were from a field of 427 players who got their PokerStars Caribbean Adventure seats online at online poker site, PokerStars. McDonald was the very first, winning his trip to the Bahamas in a $700 qualifier last year.
American Isaac Baron finished third and managed to secure himself a $1,207,599 payday after cutting a three-way deal with McDonald and Panka. Originally the third place was going to win $774,060 not bad either.
The following is a list of winners of the PCA 2014 event.
1. Dominik Panka 400.00 pts $1,423,096
2. Mike McDonald 280.00 pts $1,064,000
3. Isaac Baron 200.00 pts $1,207,599
4. Madis Muur 176.00 pts $581,040
5. Daniel Gamez 152.00 pts $447,040
6. Srinivasan Shyam 132.00 pts $328,020
7. Pascal LeFrancois 112.00 pts $242,020
8. Fabian Ortiz 96.00 pts $173,220
9. Max Silver 80.00 pts $135,400
10. Thomas Hall 60.00 pts $112,400
11. Grayson Ramage 60.00 pts $112,400
12. Fabio Freitas 60.00 pts $100,700
13. Jorgen Lindebo 60.00 pts $100,700
14. Pal Zsibrita 60.00 pts $90,700
15. Antoine Saout 60.00 pts $90,700
16. Allon brock Allison 60.00 pts $80,700
17. Adrian Bussman 60.00 pts $80,700
18. Kyle Heron Sorel 60.00 pts $70,700
19. Robert Auer 60.00 pts $70,700
20. Roger Teska 60.00 pts $70,700
21. Jude Ainsworth 60.00 pts $60,700
22. Jeremy Wray 60.00 pts $60,700
23. Antonio Pace 60.00 pts $60,700
24. Anton Iaroslavskii 60.00 pts $50,900
25. Erik Olofsson 60.00 pts $50,900
Fake chips were found at the $2,000,000 Borgata Winter Poker Open by NJ gaming regulators. This lead to a cancellation of the Big Stack, No Limit Holdem Event, a tourney with a $560 buy-in. There were around 30 players left in the event at the time of cancellation. It’s not clear how the players will be reimbursed for the cancellation. No charges have been filed. The other events will go on as planned for the 18 day event.
“Thus far, investigators have found that one or more tournament entrants improperly introduced a significant number of counterfeit chips into the tournament, gaining an unfair advantage and compromising the integrity of play for the event,” Tom Ballance, the Borgata’s president and chief operating officer said Saturday.
“It is extremely unfortunate that the criminal actions of these individuals can have a detrimental impact on more than 4,000 other entrants,” he said. “We fully understand and regret the disappointment this cancellation causes our valued customers, and we will work diligently with DGE investigators to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. The integrity of our games and the confidence of our players is of the utmost importance to us.”
The PCA, Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, crowned a new winner of the High Roller Event. Jake Schindler won over $1,100,000 after a heads up with 2012 world champ Greg Merson. Merson’s take home was nearly a million at $948,996 in cold hard cash. Also in the booty , includes a trophy and watch worth over $15,000.
In third place was Vanessa Selbst , a team Pokerstars Pro, whose third place win pulls her up on the all time money list by two spots by winning over $600,000. Her lifetime winnings are over $9,000,000!
The full list of winners is below:
1. Jake Schindler, USA, $1,192,624
2. Greg Merson, USA, $948,996
3. Vanessa Selbst, USA, Team PokerStars Pro, $607,580
4. Mustapha Kanit, Italy, $492,600
5. Robert Mizrachi, USA, $389,720
6. Aleksandr Denisov, Russia, $295,920
7. Ole Schemion, Germany, $216,040
8. Joao Viera, Portugal, $157,940
This event had 247 entries including re-entries with a $6,051,500 prize pool.