Since Poker Masters was launched as an inaugural event this year, there are mixed responses from the poker community regarding what the event involved and how it played out.
It was on from September 20th
and was a high stakes roller series that was streamed and broadcasted live on PokerGo as a subscription on demand service.
Viewers who witnessed the event and saw the highest amount of buy in events where the big players participated, many were turned off by this mere fact. The amount of money that was required to take part in a certain buy in event of the tournament was enough to buy a luxury car for most people. On the other hand the players at the event were tossing such money around to play a set of cards. Those who spent around $500,000 to play such games were not people general poker players identify with. For instance, many wanted to know where the players were getting the money to invest in the games. For instance, Sontheimer who was a name unheard of till now in the live tournament games ended up becoming a name in the poker world as he ended up winning nearly five million. Continue Reading
The $1,500 Stud Eight-Or-Better Event saw as many as 595 players taking part in the event.
There were bracelet winners also in the fray. But, the title went to a 68-year-old retired man from Whiting in New Jersey called Ernest Bohn.
Bohn was not worried seeing such a strong line up enter the final table of the event. Bohn just believed his instincts and played with a clear mind. This has been the first ever cash prize that Ernest has got into the WSOP summer series and he was all over the moon.
Bohn said that he had come to Las Vegas with a plan in mind and it had worked for him. The end result is that he has taken the $1,500 Stud Eight-Or-Better Event title and also won his first gold bracelet of his career at 68 years of age. Bohn took home $173,228 first place prize money. Continue Reading
If you are a poker player you will realize the philosophical aspect of poker as well.
That is what all players realize, especially as they play and find that the chips have a way of going round and landing at different hands at different times. There is much significance that is attaché to the shape of the chips as well. There might be several geometric varieties that can exist in shapes, but when it comes to poker chips, the circle is the shape that is most common. The Weekly Poker News Quiz was held recently and it talked about the idea that led to the chips being circles mostly in this game.
There are arguments that point out how the other game accessories tend to be round in shape as well. These include circular tables, round chips and others. Again, the games tend to move clockwise, which again suggests a circular shape in the turnout of events. Continue Reading
In order to maximize the participation of the poker players, the World Series of Poker have decided to conduct all the signature events of 2017 during the weekends.
WSOP events will be taking place from May 30 to July 17 and all signature events have been arranged to be held during the weekends. This is a very good move by the WSOP think tank as this will boost the poker player participation in the WSOP events.
This year the WSOP will be returning to the popular Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and there will be six straight weeks of events at this wonderful hotel and casino. The events include daily deep stack tournaments, golden bracelet events, cash games, and satellites. The entries recorded for all these events totaled to 53,727.
The world’s largest live poker event, according to the WSOP, will be the re-entry, no-limit hold’em Colossus III. It will take place from 2nd to 4th of June this year and will carry guaranteed $1 million prize money and allows one re-entry per flight. This will be followed by the Millionaire Maker event on June 10th and 11th with one million dollar prize money for the first place. Continue Reading
There is a new poker room in town and it offers online poker games to most US states.
Called Ignition Casino, it is a platform that is new and has joined the online poker forum recently. It has several tournaments and cash games lined up for the players. The online poker room offered by this new website has several new games on offer. At the start is the $1,100 which is a lucrative amount of Welcome Bonus being offered to all new players who sign up at this platform. Those who come online will also find a Poker Drip Match Bonus which offers amounts up to a thousand dollars and can be redeemed at one go. A free-roll ticket is also made available at the time of signup by the members of the site. They also get cash bonus of ten dollars for free. Hence, if you want your poker bankroll to multiply this site will certainly make it happen fast. Continue Reading