Archive for May, 2015

High Lights From A Week of APPT Macau Poker Action

The 2015 PokerStars.net APPT Macau poker festival is in the books, all tournaments have finished. And with that, we look back one more time, one more look back at all the fun we had. Scott Davies showing his excitement, Bryan Huang and Danny McDonagh battling it out in Poker Jeopardy!, Celina Lin and Randy Lew taking their personalized quiz, and so much more.

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2015 WSOP Day 3: Wang Defeats Kenney for Gold; Colossus Kicks Off

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Day 3 of the 2015 World Series of Poker saw the Colossus kick off and Michael Wang defeat Bryn Kenney heads up to win gold.

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Zinno Continues to Chase WPT History

Day 2 of the WPT Amsterdam Main Event at the Holland Casino has ended with 65 players still clinging to the hope that they will be a WPT Champions Club member. 341 entrants created a total prize pool of €992,310.

The man who will lead the field when we return for Day 3 will be Joep van der Bijgaart. He bagged up 438,000 chips, after firing four bullets, and leads a series of big stacks including Barrie Pietersz (367,500), Giacomo Fundaro (312,000), Jason Wheeler (278,000) and Guy Goosens (271,500).

Other notables still in with a chance of winning a WPT title are Scott Davies (215,000), Noah Boeken (69,500), Andrew Chen (61,000), David Yan (238,000), Sorel Mizzi (254,000) and WPT Champions Club member Giacomo Fundaro (312,000) The group of players who are in line to win four WPT titles is an exclusive one. There is nobody in it. Anthony Zinno bagged up 116,000 chips and will hope to fill that void. Players who were less fortunate include WPT Champions Club members Yevgeny Timoshenko and Dominik Nitsche.

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Final figures:

Total: 341

Day 1A: 130 entries

Day 1B: 194 entries

Day 2: 17

Prizepool after deductions: €992,310

Video Coverage: Bryn Kenney was the star of today’s video. WPT Royal Flush Girls Dalia and Jeannie challenged the poker pro at the Ellen Degeneres heads up game. Watch the full video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6_sqcqz5Y

Full live updates: As always the hand for hand action plus pro interviews can be found on WPT.com.

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2015 WSOP Day 2: First Bracelet Awarded; Two Brits Cash in Event #4

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Day 2 of the 2015 World Series of Poker saw the first bracelet won and British players progress in both Event #3 and #4.

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2015 WSOP Day 1: Ludovic Geilich Bags Up Big Stack in Event #2

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The 2015 World Series of Poker has begun and Ludovic Geilich is second in chips after Day 1 of the $ 5,000 No Limit Hold’em Event #2.

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Mike Sexton’s Tips for partypoker presents: WPT500 at ARIA

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The partypoker presents: WPT500 returns to Aria Resort & Casino on Sunday, July 31 with the first of 10 starting flights. The event carries a whopping $ 2 million guarantee, and concludes during Independence Day weekend with Day 2 on July 5 and the final table on July 6. Every player who reaches Day 2 will not only make the money, but they will also be credited with an $ 800 bonus.

Online and live qualifiers are running now. For more information and a full schedule of events, head to WPT.com.

We had a chance to talk with WPT commentator Mike Sexton, who offers a few tips for both professionals and first-time players.

How excited are you for the return of the WPT500 at ARIA?

Mike Sexton: I’m very excited about it for a number of reasons: 1) the guarantee has doubled ($ 1 million to $ 2 million) since last year, 2)  it’s going to pay a lot of people with the winner getting at least $ 260,000, and 3) you know if you’re in the money on Day 1.

How often do you get to win at least $ 260,000 for a $ 565 investment?

How many bullets are you willing to fire?

MS: I will use every opportunity I can to qualify for Day 2!

What is the best way to navigate such a huge field?

MS: Don’t think or worry about the large field.  It’s irrelevant. Just concentrate on beating your table. If you continue to beat it, you’ll advance to Day 2.

Are you playing differently than you would in any other tournament?

MS: The first 8 levels are 30 minutes each, then 40 minute levels to the final table, and then one-hour levels. This means you can take your time and feel the table out the first 4-5 levels as you’ll have chips, but if you haven’t accumulated many more than the starting stack at the end of Level 5 or so, you’ll need to start playing faster. I love the structure and think it’s very fair.

Is the $ 800 bonus for making Day 2 going to affect your strategy? Will you play the earlier flights during the first weeks of June?

MS: Everyone wants to make the money, me included. My strategy could change, however, if I’m very low on chips near the money on Day 1. I’m liable to gamble more then to give myself the best chance to accumulate chips to bring to Day 2. Obviously, your chances to win increase if you have more chips going into Day 2,  but regardless of your chip count, “if” you get to Day 2, you’re on the jellyroll for the BIG bucks! As for me, I’ll be playing on Day 1A (and 1B if necessary) for sure.

If you could give one piece of advice to new players who are coming to ARIA for this great event, what would it be?

MS: Just enjoy playing poker and feel blessed to have the opportunity to play in this first- class event at ARIA. Simply put, have FUN!

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Sin City Scene: Whist Stove & Spirits

Caitlyn explores the south facet of Sin City at Eco-friendly Valley Ranch’s sizzling new eating destination, Whist Stove &amp Spirits!

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FantasyWired Podcast 5/26/15: Two Aces and a Wildcard

Clayton Kershaw? David Cost? Jose Urena? Matt and Brett split down a extremely interesting and very diverse pitching slate. 
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Sold Out Tiger Jam 2015 Rocks Las Vegas, Raising More Than $1 Million for Tiger Woods Foundation

Poker legends, movie star friends, and golf supporters joined Tiger Woods and Ed Sheeran to elevate cash and awareness for Tiger Woods Basis

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WPT President Adam Pliska, Tiger Woods, and WPT Anchor Lynn Gilmartin

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Las Vegas, NV (May 26, 2015) &#8212 The 17th-annual Tiger Jam returned to Las Vegas, welcoming celebs, sponsors, and rock stars for a memorable, star-studded weekend that raised much more than $ one million for the school-access plans of the Tiger Woods Foundation. The bought-out event featured a Friday evening charity poker match, adopted up by Ed Sheeran becoming a member of host Tiger Woods at MGM Grand the place the GRAMMY-nominated singer executed his prime hits for a non-public concert with Tiger Jam friends.

To be part of the social gathering in 2016, intrigued guests can sign up for the wait list at www.tigerjam.com.

Kicking off the weekend Friday, Could 15, sponsors and guests have been handled to a non-public exhibition from Woods, adopted by a spherical of golf at Shadow Creek.

Right after examining Shadow Creek off the bucket checklist, poker excellent Phil Hellmuth took to the microphone to emcee Tiger&#8217s Poker Night time presented by the Globe Poker Tour®, a Texas Hold &#8216em charity event. The occasion welcomed professional poker players Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, and WPT® commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, who gave the amateurs, which includes Mark Cuban, a operate for their money. The competition at the tables heated up as Tiger Jam guest and newbie competitor Travis Blackwood won the match. Tiger’s Poker Evening presented by the Globe Poker Tour created more than $ five hundred,000 to go toward the foundation’s college-obtain packages.

Visitors kicked off Saturday evening at an exceptional reception emceed by Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, at MGM Grand’s grand ballroom, mingling in excess of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and collaborating in stay and silent auctions filled with luxurious things. Notable auction objects integrated: A 2016 Acura MDX that offered for more than $ fifty,000 and a Complete Swing Golf Simulator that offered for a lot more than $ 30,000. The silent and dwell auction items lifted a lot more than $ 575,000.

Following the auction, visitors attended a private functionality with Ed Sheeran at MGM Grand’s Producer’s Pool. Right after the primary live performance celebration, attendees ongoing to rejoice the evening at Hakkasan for a submit-live performance get together.

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About Tiger Jam and the Tiger Woods Foundation
Considering that its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised a lot more than $ seventeen million for packages of the Tiger Woods Basis by means of its sold-out performances and a single-of-a-variety auction objects. In which you come from shouldn&#8217t suggest failure. At the Tiger Woods Basis, it doesn&#8217t. Our applications split the cycle of poverty with college-entry possibilities for reduced-revenue college students. At Tiger Woods Finding out Center satellites across the nation, students in grades 5-12 are immersed in an interactive STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. Right here, they make the connection amongst college and profession, even though organizing a road map to college. Tailor-made to the demands of the 1st-generation scholar, the Earl Woods Scholarship Plan offers four-yr school scholarships coupled with an unyielding assist system. But we don&#8217t end there. Via committed mentors, specialist growth workshops and internships, our one particular-to-a single philosophy assures the success of our students in college and past. See how our students are smashing the cycle of poverty at tigerwoodsfoundation.org and @TWFoundation.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand is “The Leisure Authority,” creating the supreme Las Vegas encounter. A selection of magnificent suites and regular accommodations provide each require while attendees discover signature eating by movie star chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar &amp Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin 3 star cafe, Joël Robuchon world-course enjoyment at the MGM Grand Backyard garden Arena the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil master illusionist David Copperfield Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and Hakkasan Las Vegas Cafe and Nightclub a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-using tobacco convention heart. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).

About Globe Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier title in internationally televised gaming and leisure with brand name existence in land-dependent tournaments, television, on the internet, and cell. Foremost innovation in the activity of poker considering that 2002, WPT ignited the world-wide poker growth with the generation of a distinctive tv demonstrate primarily based on a collection of substantial-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in far more than one hundred fifty countries and territories, and is at present producing its 13th year, which airs on FSN in the United States. Season XIII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique on the internet membership site that provides inside obtain to the WPT, as properly as a sweepstakes-based mostly poker club offered in 35 states throughout the United States. ClubWPT.com also sponsors Year two of the new WPT Alpha8 series of super-higher roller poker tournaments which is at the moment in manufacturing and which airs on FOX Sports one in the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand name license, partnership, and sponsorship options. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital leisure plc. For much more data, go to WPT.com.

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Sunday Briefing: Ludovic Geilich Grabs a $186K Score

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Ludovic Geilich was one of the big winners this weekend, banking more than $ 186,000 in a $ 5,200 buy-in SCOOP event.

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