Wendy Freedman is the most talked about poker players in the US today. She has 2 WSOP final table appearances, WSOP Circuit rings and multiple tournaments cash around the US. Her resume has improvised especially this week as she cleaned out HPT (Heartland Poker Tour) Black Hawk Main Event held in Colorado. She picked up an extra $167,696. The poker pro has now picked up more than $1 million. With this victory, Freedman is the 2nd woman to achieve a title of HPT Main Event and she is the first one to do it in the last 5 years. one of her recent final table tournament was in the month of May as he completed 4th place at 365 NLHE event which were part of the WSOP Circuit hosted in New Orleans.
There were around 496 entries for the Main Event and it was a great turnover of the event with a buy-in worth $1,650. As far as Cord Garcia is concerned, who took down the event twice did earn but failed to make it on the 2nd day. Similarly, Ben Keeline and Chris Tryba were unable to get their Lady Luck and were in 21st and 41st place respectively.
The adults in the age of 21 as well as older are invited to come and play the real Las Vegas style poker tournament at the Sand Canyon Country Club. The event is going to take place in the coming month. The annual advantage for the football team of Canyon High School includes a tri-tip dinner with the chefs at the golf club, including the prizes and payouts for the final 15 players.
The tournament name is Real Texas Hold’em Poker and it will be held on Saturday that is February 24, at 7 p.m. In the event the check-in, beverages and dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., and a not obligatory basic clinic of poker playing is offered from 4-5 p.m. at the cost of $20.
A court battle was on for high stakes between two poker players of wealthy status which heated up on Wednesday. The lawsuit has been on since summer and a counter claim was put in on Wednesday. Matt Kirk, a poker pro of Australian origin, put in a claim of two million that he states that a casino owner, Leon Tsoukernik owes him. He claims that the amount was loaned by him to Leon in late May at Aria casino on the famed Las Vegas strip.
At the court the judge stated that allegations about gambling debt were not enforceable, but Kirk wanted to pursue the claims under unjust enrichment and fraudulent inducement. It is ironical that Tsoukernik had to take loans from Matt Kirk when his casino, King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, which hosts World Series of Poker Europe, also has a poker room that is deemed to be the largest in Europe. He states that he was intoxicated and induced to play for higher claims. He had been tired and drunk and needed the dealer as well as Kirk to help him in counting the chips when they were playing at the Ivey’s Room. He misread the cards and continued to play till five in the morning due to which he played poorly and lost about three million in the game session.
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