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Sunday Million has been a favorite of online poker players for long. It is a regular and a weekly event that is hosted every Sunday and allows players to win large sums of prize money. The tournament was launched way back in March 2006 and today it is considered one of the prestigious online poker events to be associated with. There are usually more than 3,000, 000 entries seen every week, which is unique and about five hundred players emerge as champions. With players coming in from different parts of the world, the top prizes surpass amounts like $100,000 and prestigious titles are also won that hold weight in the world of professional poker.

The coming weekend will see the first version of Sunday Million being hosted live. The buy in amount is retained at €215 and there is a guaranteed one million in prize pool money. The live venue would be at King’s Casino on September 3rd which is located at Rozvadov in Czech Republic. Those who enjoy playing the game online will still be able to do so from their home computers. Some will qualify to play in the live rounds as well. There are some helpful tips that have been given by pro players of PokerStars in order to help other players know what to expect in a live online tournament and what playing strategies they should use.

For instance, Bertrand Grospellier or Elky states that multitasking skills would be required as well as patience and mental strength to endure through the games. Andre Akkari on the other hand states that, mind control as well as aggression would be necessary. Many people like to be passive and those who are in control put others in a position of disadvantage. Most experts also concede that online games include high volumes and one will find themselves in different situations. One should not be affected and simply stay focused, realizing that bad beats are inevitable outcomes.

The Italian poker player Luigi Shehadeh was very happy to win the 888Live Barcelona Open just before the World Series is set to begin.


Shehadeh is still very young in his poker career, but that did not stop him from winning the crown at the 888Live Barcelona event. This was the last big poker event to take place in Europe before the World Series and the Italian was happy to grab the 888Live trophy.

It looks like Shehadeh is at the peak of his poker form. It was just a month ago that overturned the challenge of 2500 players at the Campione Casino. Now, he has won the 888poker title at the Gran Casino de Barcelona. This is the 3rd festival of the 888Live Series and even though it was not the largest event of the series, it still had its wow moments.More Link

Sam Stein was 23 years old when he got featured on the cover of the popular Card Player Magazine.


The magazine was offered online as well and was a huge hit among the fans of Sam Stein as well as the poker game fans. He was the contender for the Card Player of the Year in 2011. In his short career, Stein was able to win $3.9 million playing poker. This was a great achievement for a newcomer to the poker world.

Sam Stein is from Hidden Hills in California State and was very successful in the 2011 WSOP event during the summer. He won the first bracelet of his career in the $3,000 pot limit Omaha event. Stein did not have any inhibitions to face the camera for the very first time and to pose for the cover of the Card Player Magazine. He finished third in the $10,000 pot-limit Hold’em event and the year 2011 was a very good year for him on all counts.More Link

After delaying for a month, finally the Portugal has sent shares of technical standard of its online poker liquidity to the European Commission for approval.


The country has got a new gambling licensing regime under which Portugal has welcomed online poker site. The first poker site that has been called by the country is Amaya Gaming’s PokerStar.

Though, the licensing was done earlier, but the country took some more time to decide on whether the sites operating in the country will allow sharing of liquidity with other online poker site operational in the European Union market.

On Tuesday, the national gaming regulator national gaming company ofMore Link

Baazov has been in the news recently with the bid that he placed when Amaya was placed on the market for privatization.


His investor company denied the claims which led to a lot of controversy as well. Baazov has now announced his alternative funder who has been secured for funding the bid of $6.7 billion that Baazov has placed on Amaya. This is his bid in order to have a stake in the privatization of the company. Being a founder of Amaya Inc, there was much controversy created when rumors arose about his bid to purchase shares of the company going in for privatization. His investor firm KBC Aldini Capital is a Dubai investor firm denied being involved in the bid. This again added more fire to the rumors.

Baazov’s bid for purchase of shares of Amaya Inc has involvement of two of his Hong Kong funds as well. Currently Baazov has the largest shareholding in the company, Amaya Gaming Inc which is the parent company for the successful online venture of PokerStars.More Link

New championships and festivals are lined up as part of the live tournament schedule on PokerStars.


For those who are regulars and enthusiasts in online poker, there is much to look forward to at the PokerStars platform. There would be a radical change in the live events that the site has planned.

Tours such as LAPT and EPT would be consolidated. As Day 2 of European Poker Tour Barcelona event was about to start, PokerStars stated that for the next year the live events will become restructured. They will become part of PokerStars Festivals and PokerStars Championships. The championship that is scheduled for the first part of next year will be in the Bahamas which will be held from Jan 6th to 14th 2017. It is being rebranded as PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The championships will last for the duration of 10 to 11 days and will end with a Main Event. The destinations that are confirmed for the championships next year are Panama, Macau, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and others.More Link