Archive for February, 2015

Talking Poker: Reverse Implied Odds

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This week’s Chatting Poker introduces “reverse implied odds” and brings in Randy Lew of PokerStars’ Team On the web to aid make clear the idea.

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Global Poker Index: Schemion, Seiver Still Lead; Negreanu Rejoins Overal Top 10

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Ole Schemion even now tops the all round GPI, Scott Seiver stays the speed-setter for 2015 GPI POY, and Daniel Negreanu is back again in the general top 10.

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Play your cards right this Valentines day at the partypoker WPT National London

Off the back again of the good results from Period XII’s WPT Nationwide British isles, the WPT Aspers Accumulator returns kicking off the first of a few 2015 occasions this valentines weekend at Aspers Casino Stratford Westfield. The £200 buy-in, £100,000 assured function runs from February twelve-fifteen with on the web qualifiers obtainable now on partypoker.

The partypoker WPT British isles tour commenced last time and has continued to develop generating an exhilarating buzz among the poker neighborhood. Check out out the dedicated partypoker site below to see what you can knowledge at a WPT British isles celebration.  www.partypoker.com/site/category/wptnuk

partypoker pro Tony Dunst has verified he is traveling from America just to enjoy the celebration at Aspers Stratford. “I’ve visited the U.K. before but in no way played any poker there I’m seeking forward to my very first opportunity in performing so at WPT National. I’ll be there making an attempt to acquire all the pounds, and hold down the ping-pong desk. Come and attempt to defeat me at the partypoker lounge.”

The WPT players get together on Saturday night from ten.30PM at Aspers Sky Bar. Don&#8217t neglect to seize your VIP bracelet from a WPT staff member to gain accessibility to the exceptional spot with beverages, DJ and giveaways.

The partypoker WPT Countrywide Uk £600 Principal Event is split into a few £200 flights. Players have the choice to acquire-in to one particular, two or all three of the Working day 1 flights. At the conclude of every flight chips will be bagged and moved forward to Day 2. All chips from every single flight are accrued to give gamers their overall starting stack for Working day two.

In excess of 100 gamers are presently qualified for the celebration with day-to-day qualifiers at partypoker nonetheless working. Players can possibly get seat only or packages for the Main Function.
See the partypoker website for more information:

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For further details see the WPT function web page listed here: http://www.worldpokertour.com/Shared/Tournaments/Seasons/Regional_and_National/partypoker_WPT_National_London.aspx

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #270: GPI Talk With Alex Dreyfus

Alex Dreyfus joins the software to chat about the forthcoming American Poker Awards, the International Poker Index, his beef with Poland, and the World-wide Poker Masters. 
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Gabriel Nassif – Magic Hall of Fame and Poker Star Part 2

Gabriel Nassif discusses lying to his mom to perform Magic when he was sixteen and then ultimately locating himself competing on the professional tour America at the tender age of seventeen. He also reveals in which his nickname &quotYellow Hat&quot originated.

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World Poker Tour® Announces Partnership With Europe-Bet.com

Europe-Bet.com to Have Unique Rights to WPT® Model in Ga Two WPT National Activities and a Principal Tour Quit to be Held in Tbilisi in 2015

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Los Angeles, CA (February 11, 2015) &#8212 Hot on the heels of an historic alliance with Ourgame in Asia, the Planet Poker Tour® today introduced a partnership with Europe-Guess.com, below which it has agreed to license items and solutions on an exceptional basis in Georgia. Europe-Guess.com will host 3 WPT® activities in 2015, like a WPT Principal Tour celebration, and will have the correct to distribute the Globe Poker Tour tv present, goods, and a lot more.

The kickoff event at the Europe-Bet.com Poker Club in the Georgian cash of Tbilisi is a $ one,000 acquire-in WPT Nationwide celebration on June 4. This tournament functions a $ two hundred,000 promise and culminates with the final table on June seven. The Entire world Poker Tour will return in November with the coveted WPT Champions Cup™ for a WPT Main Tour stop, and once more in December for a 2nd WPT National occasion.

For far more info on the total festival of poker, click below.

Qualifiers to the first Europe-Bet.com WPT National Georgia are already stay on the internet site, and gamers can locate a variety of methods to make their way to this inaugural WPT in the Georgian funds right here.

Europe-Bet.com Poker Club opened in September of 2012, and is the only establishment of its variety in Ga. Open 24/7, the one,four hundred-square meter club features bars, restaurants, up to 20 poker tables, and a specific VIP zone. The ground ground is offered for particular situations or large tournaments, like the 3 WPT-sponsored occasions prepared this year.

“We proceed to strive to sustain our model positioning, not only as the undisputed market place chief in Georgia, but also as a globalized operator,” stated Europe-Wager.com CEO Nicolas Fleiderman. “Our partnership with Planet Poker Tour will support us expand our poker penetration at a solid rate. We are enthusiastic to host WPT occasions at our leading poker club, and to showcase our strong on the web supplying.”

WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “Following our announcement with Ourgame in Asia, this new arrangement marks the ongoing enlargement of the WPT worldwide licensing initiative, growing the tour like in no way ahead of. Europe-Wager.com is fully commited to the extended-phrase expansion of poker in Georgia and past, and by functioning alongside Mr. Fleiderman and his crew, the World Poker Tour has an chance to grow its footprint in Europe. We are thrilled to kick off this partnership with a $ two hundred,000 guaranteed WPT Countrywide event in June, and look forward to sharing the WPT encounter with everyone associated with the spectacular Europe-Wager.com Poker Club.”

Mediterranean weather, unique landscape and famous local hospitality make Georgia a a single-of-a-sort travel spot. Pursuing the fall of the Soviet Union, Georgia’s attraction was opened to the rest of the entire world, supplying snow-covered mountains, sunlit shorelines and internationally acclaimed cuisine. Georgians are especially very pleased for obtaining abundant wine background courting again eight,000 several years. Lovers of architecture will enjoy a combination of historic and present day structures, such as cathedrals, towers and city walls. Shardeni Street, situated in the energetic funds of Tbilisi, is full of bars, golf equipment and dining establishments with an abundance of nightlife scenes to investigate. Today’s Ga is a region with powerful traditions that share Western values and welcome new guests with open arms.

For a lot more information on World Poker Tour functions, sponsors, and promotions, remember to go to www.WPT.com.

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About Europe-Guess
Launched in 2010, Europe-Bet.com has established itself as the biggest impartial operator in Georgian regulated gaming market place and the area, supplying Sportsbook, Poker, Casino and Cell game titles online and offline. Given that gambling was controlled in Ga the exact same year, the on-line division experienced started out expanding very swiftly. From the quite initial times, Europe-Wager.com has been working its unbiased on the internet poker area and organizing many tournaments sequence. The company operates a community of betting shops, land-based mostly and digital casinos, and a poker club.

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Planet Poker Tour (WPT) is the leading title in internationally televised gaming and leisure with model existence in land-based mostly tournaments, tv, on the internet, and cell. Top innovation in the activity of poker given that 2002, WPT ignited the global poker growth with the generation of a distinctive tv demonstrate based on a series of higher-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in a lot more than a hundred and fifty international locations and territories, and is at present making its thirteenth season, which airs on FSN in the United States. Period XIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a special on the internet membership web site that provides within access to the WPT, as properly as a sweepstakes-based mostly poker club obtainable in 35 states across the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Period 2 of the new WPT Alpha8 sequence of super-high roller poker tournaments which is at present in manufacturing and which airs on FOX Sporting activities 1 in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand name license, partnership, and sponsorship chances. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.celebration electronic amusement plc. For more data, go to WPT.com.

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Seals With Clubs Chairman Bryan Micon: “The Police Raid Was Completely Unnecessary”

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“It has been a huge violation of my personal independence,” Bryan Micon told PokerNews on Monday in the course of an distinctive cellphone job interview from Antigua, the place he fled with his loved ones right after being raided by police at gunpoint.

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Sunday Briefing: Jonathan Gill Finishes Fourth in the Sunday Million

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Jonathan “Gil3000″ Gill completed fourth in the PokerStars Sunday Million for nearly $ seventy five,000.

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Brian Altman Wins the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

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Heading into the final table of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Difficult Rock Lodge &amp On line casino, Brian Altman and Mark Dube held seventy two% of the chips in enjoy. When playing cards received in the air on Wednesday afternoon, the two ongoing to accumulate chips and were heads up in just a number of hrs of play.

Following a heads-up fight lasting above two hours, Altman proved triumphant and acquired his 1st WPT title by outlasting an total subject of 1,027 players, earning $ 723,008.

With two gamers holding so many chips, the eliminations came fast and furious in the early phases of the last desk. On Hand #twelve, Jon Graham was the initial participant to hit the rail when he moved all in from the cutoff with KspadeQdiamond and was called by Kelly Minkin’s QheartQclub. The board ran out 10heartfiveheartfivediamondJheartsixspade and Graham was eliminated in sixth spot for $ 146,245.

Less than an orbit later on, a lot more chips went to Dube when he eradicated Sanjay Gehi in fifth spot. Brian Altman lifted to one hundred seventy five,000 on the button and Dube referred to as out of the modest blind. Gehi moved all in from the large blind for 1,880,000, and Dube referred to as soon after Altman mucked his hand.

It was a flip for Gehi’s tournament lifestyle with his 10spade10diamond flipping with Dube’s AclubJheart. There was an ace on the flop as the board ran out AheartQdiamond6clubKspade8heart and Gehi was removed in fifth place.

At the start off of 4-handed engage in, Greg Rosen was the brief stack by a wide margin. He held just over 1.three million, but he was ready to double by means of equally Dube and Minkin to go away Minkin as the brief stack.

Minkin identified a double of her possess by way of Dube and it eventually finished up getting Rosen who was eliminated in 3rd spot.

Minkin lifted to three hundred,000 beneath-the-gun and was known as by all a few gamers at the desk. On a flop of Qspadeeightspadesixdiamond, motion checked in excess of to Rosen on the button, who moved all in for one.seventy two million. Altman verify-called out of the modest blind and was way forward.

Altman tabled QdiamondJdiamond and was up in opposition to Rosen’s Aheartsixheart. The change was the 4club and the river was the sevendiamond to put away Rosen in fourth spot and leave the table three-handed.

Rosen qualified for this match by means of a $ a hundred satellite event here at the Tough Rock and was ready to parlay his $ 100 into a fourth place finish value $ 220,189.

Minkin was not able to hold on significantly for a longer time herself and she discovered herself on the rail just 5 hands later when she moved all in out of the tiny blind for 1.88 million and Brian Altman rapidly called out of the massive blind.

Minkin was way forward with her 9spade9club in opposition to Altman’s 4heart4diamond, but the deck didn’t cooperate with her. The board ran out 6club4heartthreeheart9heartsevenclub to give Altman a straight and the pot. Minkin’s aspirations of getting to be the initial woman non-invitational WPT champion fell just quick and the law firm from Arizona took home $ 262,912 for third place.

That remaining Altman and Dube, the two favorites to be heads-up at the commence of the working day, heads-up with Dube holding the slight chip direct.

At the start off of heads-up engage in, Dube ongoing to chip absent at Altman’s stack and opened up a full two-to-one chip direct, but a single cooler seemed to change the program of head-up perform.

With blinds of one hundred,000/200,000 and a twenty five,000 ante, Altman raised to 250,000 and Dube 3-guess to 1.3 million and Altman called. The flop was Qspade8clubsixclub and Dube led out for one.55 million. Altman called and the rest of the chips went in on the fourspade flip card.

Dube confirmed eighthearteightdiamond, offering him center established, but required to find a board pairing river in opposition to 7diamond5diamond, supplying Altman the nut straight. The river was the sevenclub and Altman doubled up to consider a two-to-a single chip guide of his very own.

In excess of the next number of arms, Altman extended his lead and held it in excess of the ultimate 34 fingers of engage in.

With blinds obtaining improved to two hundred,000/400,000 with a fifty,000 ante, Dube elevated on the button to 900,000 and Altman known as. The flop was Aspade5spadethreespade and Altman checked. Dube wager one.one million and Dube verify-elevated to two.6 million. Dube tanked for a number of times prior to transferring all in for his last 9.6 million and Altman snap-called.

Dube showed two purple aces, providing him leading set and was in trouble against Dube’s Kspadeeightspade, providing him the nut flush. The fourclub and the 8heart finished the board and Altman took home the trophy and the $ 723,008 very first place prize income. Dube took house $ 434,462 for his second place end.

Right here are a look at the final table outcomes:

1st:  Brian Altman  &#8211  $ 723,008
2nd:  Mark Dube  &#8211  $ 434,462
third:  Kelly Minkin  &#8211  $ 262,912
4th:  Greg Rosen  &#8211  $ 220,189
fifth:  Sanjay Gehi  &#8211  $ 180,752
6th:  Jon Graham  &#8211  $ 146,245

The Entire world Poker Tour is off to Canada for the televised $ five,000 purchase-in WPT Fallsview Poker Traditional from February thirteen-sixteen. Be on the lookout for dwell updates straight from the match floor on WPT.com.

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Five Thoughts: Bad Actors, Zinno Wins Again, Fish Defends His Turf, and More

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Undesirable actors are no more time negative and Zinno wins an additional Globe Poker Tour title in this week’s Five Ideas.

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