Restore The Shore Poker Tourney

Partypoker along with Borgata Hotel will be hosting a charity poker event “Restore The Shore” . The poker tournament will occur over a six month period and will help restore the Jersey shore hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. The storm was one of the most costliest of storms in American history. Hometown Heroes , a non profit , is also in partnership with Partypoker. The dates for the events are:

January 4, 2014 – Seaside Heights

February 1, 2014 – Tom’s River / Ortley Beach

March 1, 2014 – Brick

April 5, 2014 – Union Beach

May 3, 2014 – Ocean Gate

June 7, 2014 – Lavallette

15 Days of Freerolls at America’s Cardroom

America’s Cardroom has done away with the Bad Beat Jackpot and decided to use the remaining money for the 15 days of Christmas Freeroll. For 15 days there’s a freeroll tournament for all
players at America’s Cardroom . Start time is 6:15 pm. The tourney will begin as soon as the first 1000 players sign up.The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 11th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Thursday, December 12th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Friday, December 13th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Saturday, December 14th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Sunday, December 15th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Monday, December 16th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Tuesday, December 17th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Wednesday, December 18th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Thrusday, December 19th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Friday, December 20th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Saturday, December 21st 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Sunday, December 22nd 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Monday, December 23rd 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Tuesday, December 24th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.000,00
Wednesday, December 25th 6:15pm ET 15 Days of Christmas Freeroll $0+$0 $1.500,00

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Aussie Millions Poker Tournament Added to Asia Pacific Poker Tour

The biggest news for Season 8 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour is the agreement with Crown Melbourne to have the 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship added to the APPT schedule. The AUD $10,600 Main Event takes place from February 2 till February 9.

“The Aussie Millions is thought of as one of the major poker events in the poker world and by affiliating with the biggest poker tour in the region, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour will further guarantee the event’s success in the coming years,” said Xavier Walsh, Crown Melbourne Chief Operating Officer. “This initiative will provide Crown with significant exposure in Asia, Europe and America, and forms an integral part of Crown’s global marketing strategy to attract further international visitors to Australia and Crown Melbourne”.

“The Aussie Millions becoming part of the APPT is a great fit for both Crown Melbourne and Global Poker Tours Ltd.” said McDonagh. “Linking one of the best tournaments in Asia Pacific with the region’s biggest poker tour benefits everyone. Personally, I can’t wait to again be actively involved in one of the very top big buy-in events in the world.”

APPT Season 8 online satellites are running now to Aussie Millions, MPC20, and APPT Seoul.

Asia Pacific Poker Tour Season 8 from PokerStars

Pokerstars has announced the Season 8 schedule for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour, APPT. It will commence January 10th with the 20th celebration of the Macau Poker Cup and conclude November 19 in Auckland , New Zealand.

For Season 8, every poker tournament in the Asia-Pacific that is affiliated with PokerStars is now a branch under the APPT tree. The schedule now includes ANZPT tournaments and PokerStars LIVE Macau special events such as the MPC, Macau Millions, and the Asia Championship of Poker.

“Having the entire Asia-Pacific poker calendar, news, and updates in one location is huge. The APPT website becomes much more user friendly and improving the player experience is something we look to enhance each season.” said APPT President Danny McDonagh.

The following are tour stops for the APTT Season 8:

MPC20 (Macau, China S.A.R): January 16-21, 2014
Aussie Millions Poker Championship (Melbourne, Australia): February 2-9, 2014
ACOP Platinum Series III (Macau, China S.A.R): February 22-23, 2014
ANZPT Perth (Perth, Australia): February 26 – March 2, 2014
Macau Millions (Macau, China S.A.R): March 7-16, 2014
ANZPT Sydney (Sydney, Australia): March 20-24, 2014
APPT Seoul (Seoul, South Korea): April 3-6, 2014
ACOP Platinum Series IV* (Macau, China S.A.R): April 24-27, 2014
APPT Macau (Macau, China S.A.R): May 21-25, 2014
Macau Poker Cup (Macau, China S.A.R): August 8-13, 2014
ANZPT Melbourne (Melbourne, Australia): Aug 29 – Sep 1
Asia Championship of Poker (Macau, China S.A.R): November 3-8, 2014
APPT Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand): November 19-23, 2014

Latin American Casinos Hosting the Latin Series of Poker Day 1 Events

Several casinos across Latin America have signed on to participate in the Latin Series of Poker. Countries that have confirmed hosting Day 1 of the events are Honduras, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Peru, Aruba, Panama and Chile.

The LSOP has confirmed starting dates for the Day 1 Event at the following land based casinos:

Country

City

Venue

Dates

Costa Rica San Jose Full House Club January 17th & 18th
Panama Panama Majestic Casino January 24th & 25th
Honduras Tegucigalpa Rounders January 28th
Honduras San Pedro Sula Bluff Poker Club January 29th
Chile Puerto Varas Dreams Casino January 30th & February 1st
Aruba Oranjestad Aura Casino February 1st & 2nd
Colombia Bogota Hollywood Casino February 5th & 6th
Peru Lima Atlantic Casino February 6th & 7th
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Casino Hispaniola February 7th & 8th

Latin Series of Poker, LSOP, Changing the Way Poker Tournaments are Played

The Latin Series of Poker Millions, a $1 million guaranteed tournament happening in Panama this March 2014,will revolutionize  poker tournaments  by spreading the Day 1 tables through several casinos all over Latin America.

“It’s a $1 million guaranteed tournament and it costs just $850 to get into,” stated the LSOP administration. The goal is that by hosting in several cities across Latin America , a larger showing will happen. Maybe the $1,000,000 guarantee will exceed expectations. The major tournament is from March 7th to the 15th but day one is scattered across several cities with a buy-in of $850.

So instead of players needing to go to Panama and put up money for a hotel and expenses , they will instead get that out of the way and be in the money right away for the next day. Day 2 happens in Panama but Day 1 is a series of poker tournaments across Latin America several weeks before Day 2.

While Day 2 continues in Panama, Day 1 events are schedule to take place several weeks earlier at a number of casinos around the world. Locations for the Day 1 tournaments will be .

Poker players who sail through Day 1 in their city will earn a seat at the Day 2 table in Panama. Advancing players will be in the money right away and will move to Panama with the chip stack they ended with on Day 1. Day 1A will also be held in Panama for players who prefer to play the tournament in Panama.

Several online sites are giving away packages or have satellite seats including America’s Cardroom, BetCRIS, Ya Poker and Black Chip Poker.

10 Packages For LSOP, Latin Series of Poker, at America’s Cardroom

This Sunday 12/22/13 is one the most important days for online poker players. There will be 10 packages available for the LSOP from America’s Cardroom. The package includes a buy-in, hotel stay at Hard Rock Megapolis, Breakfast, Gift Bag , 24/7 VIP Support Line and $750 for travel expenses. It’s a great poker tournament and it’s innovative with several tournaments leading up to it and a very large jackpot to be split among winners.

America’s Cardroom going all out to promote the LSOP and get members to win and join the fun in Panama. Poker is taking off and Latin America and America’s Cardroom is right there to get more and more winners .The Latin Series of Poker is a 7 day poker tournament. It’s jackpots are seeing an increase due to more spotlight on the events.

“This time of the year, things tend to get quiet for online poker players, but we refuse to slow down,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “So on Sunday, we’re paying out another 10 packages for one of the most anticipated LSOP events in history. We love hanging out with our players at LSOP events. As anyone who has been with us to Punta Cana for the last four years can tell you, they go all out and do an excellent job. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for Panama.”

The 10-package guarantee takes place this Sunday, December 22nd at 6:00pm ET. The No Limit Hold’em tournament costs $50+$5 to get into and guarantees to pay out at least 10 packages for the LSOP Millions. More on the LSOP, Latin Series of Poker, later.

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Damon Shulenberger Wins Longest Poker Tourney in History

In a scene almost from They Shoot Horses Don’t They? , poker player Damon Shulenberger has won the APT-RWM Iron Poker Challenge. This tourney took over 48 hours, 48 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds to be exact. He didn’t have sleep for two days.

Damon Shulenbergers get $18,240 for his efforts.

This tourney was sponsored by the Asia Poker Tour, APT and Resorts World Manila, RWM . It was a successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for poker tourneys. The longest was 36 hours in Delaware, US.

In this tourney there were no breaks except for table redraws.

This tournament was only part of a five day of poker events sponsored by the Asia Poker Tour. Additional events included , High Rollers Day.

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa near Palm Springs in California to host the Heartland Poker Tour

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa near Palm Springs, California will host the Heartland Poker Tour for a 10-day series starting on February 27, 2014, with the crowning of a new HPT champion at a nationally-televised Final Table on March 10. After three successful stops in California the poker tour going for more.

The Heartland Poker Tour arrived in California in 2013 for the first time and had two major winners, Kris Tong and Michael Rosenbach each won $165,000 and $180,000 respectively . And many other players won lesser amounts. Over $2,000,000 was won in California.

“We are thrilled at this opportunity for poker players to experience our world-class resort by hosting HPT,” said C.J. Graham, General Manager of Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.

Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa features a 20-table poker room, along with nearly 1,400 of the latest slots and many styles of table games. The four-diamond resort property also includes a 340-room hotel with a full-service spa. Players will enjoy many popular dining options at Agua Caliente, including an award-winning restaurant, The Steakhouse.

Sit and Crush Poker Tournaments at America’s Cardroom

You’ve all heard of Sit n’Go Poker Tourneys. Well there’s a new game in town Sit and Crush courtesy of America’s Cardroom. Sit and Crush is a new type of points challenge that gives players cash and tournament prizes just for playing Sit n’ Go and On Demand poker tourneys. It’s a points race like The Beast poker tourney.
“For months now, our cash game players have been raking in the cash through The Beast, our twice-monthly points race that rewards players for enjoying the tables,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We’re excited to bring the same incentives to our players who live for crushing tournaments and hand over 6-figure prize pools every month to our most dedicated Sit & Go and On Demand tourney players.”
Sit and Crush is very simple and easy. All players have to do is play as many Sit n Go tourneys as possible. It’s funded by the Sit n Gos themselves so it’s like a cash back feature for Sit n Go players with a percentage of the fee of a regular Sit n Go going towards the Sit and Crush tournament. There’s a leaderboard to track who’s ranking and everyone who plays is automatically ranked. It’s a great give back by a leading online poker room . Visit America’s Cardroom

European Poker Tour News from Prague Chapter

This is the finals from the Europeon Poker Tour – Prague 2013:

Julian Track, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €725,700
George Sotiropoulos, Greece, €700,000
Stephen Chidwick, UK, PokerStars qualifier, €378,000
Ka Kwan Lau, Spain, PokerStars player, €283,800
Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €218,300
Max Silver, UK, PokerStars player, €160,200
Zdravko Duvnjak, Croatia, PokerStars player, €118,200
Jorma Nuutinen, Finland, PokerStars player, €84,600

German PokerStars qualifier Julian Track came out on top of a record-breaking 1,007 tourney entrants to win  the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event today for €725,700. As well as the title, trophy and cash prize, the 30-year-old also received a cool watch from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT 10 Main Events.

Track cut a deal with runner-up George Sotiropoulos when it reached the heads-up stage, splitting €1.4 million and playing for the additional €25,700. He stated being very tired after the 13 hour heads up tourney between Sotiropoulos. He had the flu too!

Sotiropoulos’s €700,000 for second place was the largest cash win a Greek player has ever had and immediately catapulted the 23-year-old college graduate to the top of the Greece all-time money list.

The final table had some well knowns in the European poker world including British pro Stephen “stevie444” Chidwick, who finished third for €378,000 shortly after finishing third in the Eureka Poker Tour Main Event for €92,500.

GPI Player of the Year Ole Schemion finished fifth for €218,300, topping a remarkable year including fourth in the PCA High Roller, three side event victories at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final and winning money in all three major tournaments at EPT Barcelona.

Max Silver, UKIPT Main Event Champ, finished sixth for €160,200 after being eliminated by Chidwick. It was his first EPT final, but the 23-year-old Londoner has already made four UKIPT final tables, has a first and second place in UKIPT High Rollers and made two WSOPE finals. Ka Kwan Lau finished fourth for €283,800 while Finnish poker pro Jorma Nuutinen, who was tenth last season, finished eighth for €84,600.

With 1,007 players from 60 countries, this season’s field was up 143 on last season and generated a prize pool of €4,883,950, of which 151 players were paid.

Other poker players who cashed included EPT Berlin runner-up Andrew Chen (13th, €49,200), Team PokerStars Pros Jonathan Duhamel (63rd, €13,200), Eugene Katchalov (71st, €13,200), Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (106th, €9,900) and Henrique Pinho (109th, €9,900) as well as PokerStars Team Online’s Marc-Andre Ladouceur (81st, €11,100).

EPT joined with the Eureka Poker Tour to have 47 events over the 11-day EPT Prague Poker Festival at the Hilton Prague from December 8-15. There were a record 171 tournament staff and dealers working at the event where they were also running the cash games for the first time in Prague.

330 players wonr seats to EPT Prague online at PokerStars, with dozens also winning a seat to the €1,100 Eureka Main Event. Every day of the EPT Main Event was broadcast live on EPTLive – now available on YouTube, Facebook and PokerStars.tv.

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst had a terrific festival, finishing seventh in the EPT Prague High Roller for €64,500 and winning the €5k EPT 10 PLO Championship for €100,700. Dimitri Holdeew, winner of the Eureka Prague Main Event, also won the EPT Main Event Last Longer contest run by Skrill, the official payment provider sponsor of EPT Season 10. He finished 15th and gets his €5,300 buy-in paid.

EPT PRAGUE HIGH ROLLER EVENT

Russian player Ivan Soshnikov won over EPT Campione runner-up Olivier Busquet to take the €10k High Roller title for €382,050 plus trophy and a SLYDE watch. There were a 176 entries for the event – 137 unique players plus 39 rebuys, creating a €1,724,800 prize pool.