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What’s your ideal poker vacation? If you’re like a lot of people, you dream of winning the World Series of Poker Main Event, claiming millions in prize money, and donning that coveted gold bracelet.
The first poker championship to ever be arranged on Norwegian soil took place in Oslo this week and the event was closely followed by local Norwegian Poker sites such as Norskcasino.com (site in Norwegian). The finals followed 5 county championships, that saw the county champions and 2000 players fight for the titles in Oslo. The highlight of the tournament was the main event, which saw poker star Felix Stephensen becoming historic by taking home the first national title.
San Jose, Costa Rica – November 19, 2015 – Forget about sleeping during the day after Thanksgiving. Poker players in the United States are going to want to practice their bluffing skills all day long in preparation for the OSS V. Americas Cardroom today announced the return of its Online Super Series.
San Jose, Costa Rica – Nov 10, 2015 –This year’s sixth-annual Punta Cana Poker Classic is in the books with its biggest turnout ever. Luis Yepez, of Venezuela, was the overall winner, finishing atop of a record-high field of 567 players who combined for an $824,985 prize pool.
Americas Cardroom’s Million Dollar Sundays is coming up again! The popular $1,000,000 GTD tourneys have reccently shaken things up in the poker industry.
Americas Cardroom has had three of them already this year with the next one on Sunday, September 13th, followed by four more in October (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). They call this the $5 Million GTD Promo as that’s the minimum amount of money that will be awarded.
The World Series of Jackpots Provide Americas Cardroom Players With Expressway to World Series of Poker
San Jose, Costa Rica – May 26, 2015 – New York to Las Vegas in under 7 minutes? It's possible with the World Series of Jackpots. Americas Cardroom today announced new Jackpot Pokertournaments that award players who hit the Sit & Go jackpot with $12,500 WSOP prizepackages featuring the $10,000 Main Event buy-in, and money for travel and accommodations.
Americas Cardroom has posted their upcoming super satellite schedule for their $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar SundayTournament on April 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm ET. Players may now qualify for their entry to numerous 40 and 100-seat mega satellites through a wide variety of low buy-in super satellites. Players can win their seats to these for free via daily freerolls on the site.
THE ONLINE SUPER SERIES IV REMATCH!
OUR BIGGEST TOURNAMENT SERIES EVER
IS BACK WITH $2 MILLION IN PRIZE POOLS!
The Goodfather of Poker, the man, the legend, Doyle “TexDolly” Brunson has confirmed his participation in the $1,000,000 GTD Tournament on AmericasCardRoom tomorrow at 3pm ETThe first One Million Dollar tourney since Black Friday and Doyle is ready to play on a
Italian player Raffaele Sorrentino is leading the 127 remaining players heading in to Day 3 of the £4,150 EPT 11 London Main Event. He has 491,400. A whole bunch of team PokerStars Pros are also still in including Johnny Lodden, Jake Cody, Liv Boeree and Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur.
EPT Live is returning to London on October 14th, 2014 for the Season 11.
San Jose, Costa Rica – As the leaves begin to fall across America, the Latin Poker Series is doing everything it can to drop more Punta Cana Poker Classic packages on the tables at the most popular US online poker sites – and whisk the winners away for the ultimate fall vacation. November's Punta Cana Poker Classic features an all-inclusive package valued at $4,100.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla – Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” (RRPO) returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida November 13 – December 3, 2014 held in the resort’s ballrooms. The series will feature 20 main events along with several secondary events and qualifiers. The exciting live poker action culminates with the live streamed and televised $2 Million Guaranteed RRPO Championship from November 28 – December 3.
Commerce, CA - Jonathan Chen was the final player to register for the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at The Commerce Casino this weekend. When it was all said and done, he was also the last player with chips. Chen finished off a tough field at the nationally-televised Final Table on Monday to earn $159,780 and an HPT title.
As this high roller heads-up shootout headed into its penultimate round, Dan "djk123" Kelly still had a record fifth WCOOP title in his sights. However, a giant obstacle loomed from above-- a gutsy Belgian who put the young American ex-pat to the test on only the third hand of their semifinal match. Facing a decision for his tournament life, Kelly folded when OtB_RedBaron shoved the river and never quite recovered his mojo. OtB_RedBaron claimed the rest of Kelly's stack and went on to face ForTheSwaRMm in the final round.
Black Hawk, CO For the seventh consecutive time, Heartland Poker Tour surpassed the $1 million mark with its Main Event prize pool at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour. In the end, it was deli owner Nader Wahdan who defeated the field of 686 entrants for the massive payday of $226,891.
Rancho Mirage, CA (September 8, 2014) - Monday morning, Raffi Der Gregorian listed his total career poker earnings at $0. By the end of the day, the Glendale, California man outlasted the field in the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa to join the elite club of HPT Champions. He can now adjust his earnings total to $74,276.
San José, Costa Rica – Se aproxima el cierre de uno de los eventos más esperados por los latinoamericanos. El segundo LPS Millions con garantía de USD $1 millón y tan solo $850 de buy-in. Las posibilidades de ganar un paquete cerraron el fin de semana pasado en la red Winning Poker Network. Los últimos "outs" serán en Ciudad de Panamá los días 14, 15 y 16 de Setiembre con los días 1L, 1M y 1N respectivamente.
San Jose, Costa Rica – Online qualifiers at the Winning Poker Network for the upcoming LPS Millions are over, but poker players still have a number of outs if they want to take a seat. Americas Cardroom today confirmed that poker players can still buy in to the $1 million tournament onsite in Panama for $750+$100 or purchase a $2,050 package in advance.
Below are interviews with Germany’s Andre Lettau, both in England and in Espanol.
The 27-year-old online pro won the record-breaking 100th EPT Main Event in Barcelona for a life-changing first prize of €794,058. This was his first European Poker Tour.
Jason Mercier finished second at the EPT 11 Barcelona High Roller event, taking home a cool €473,500.
The eventual winner was Ihar Soika from Belarus who took home €747,200.
The event had a total of 393 entries and became the biggest High Roller in the history of the EPT.
At the start of #EPT100, Hossein Ensan, 50, took down the first ever EPT Seniors Event for a best live cash of €4,535. He then won a seat in a live satellite to the record-breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event and is going in to the final as chip leader with 10,295,000.
The University of South Carolina is known for producing football players, not poker players.
Grid stars such as George Rogers, Sterling Sharpe and most recently, Jadeveon Clowney, have made it to the NFL after first starring at the Columbia, South Carolina-based university known as "the other USC."
But all that's now changed.
Dutch PokerStars qualifier Bram Haenraets, who is playing his first live tournament, is chip leader going in to Day 5 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. The 30-year-old from Amsterdam - who won his seat in a €82 satellite on PokerStars - has 4,395,000.
There are 25 players left from the 102 who started Day 3 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
The EPT 11 Barcelona Main Event can be watched live courtesy of PokerStars.com.
More play commences on Tuesday with the Final Table to begin play on Wednesday.
EPT 11 Barcelona set records over the past week with 1496 Players taking part (beating the previous record of the 1,240-strong EPT6). The winner will receive €1,261,000.
While attending this week’s EPT Barcelona events, poker pro Jason Mercier spoke to PokerStars TV and was candid in recounting the time he nearly died outside an Italian nightclub following a brutal and -what he says - was an unprevoked stabbing. The attacked occurred right after his first European Poker Tour win in 2008 at San Remo.
Belarus PokerStars qualifier Andrei Konopelko is chip leader going in to Day 4 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. The 50-year-old from Minsk - who won his seat in a €530 satellite on PokerStars - has 1,451,000.
There are 102 players left from the 292 who started Day 3 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
Czech pro Vojtech Ruzicka is chip leader going in to Day 3 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. There are 292 players left from the 906 who started Day 2 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
Following the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High-Roller event of this past week in which WSOP One Drop winner Dan Colman wore a “Free Palestine” shirt and his backer Olivier Busquet wore a “Save Gaza” shirt, PokerStars has put an end to so-called political statement apparel during tournament play.
You will begin hearing about this relatively new concept over the next few years – the free pay per head.