Luka Kovac gives answer of a question that was in the minds of several poker players regarding the path to becoming a member of Team PokerStars Pro Online in a blog titled How To Make Team PokerStars Pro Online.
The poker player from Slovania begins by talking about how he became this exclusive team’s members by going for it during Team Pro Online week and how he was being selected among five-hundred applicants. He thinks that he was selected as Slovenia was not being represented on the list and the fact that he plays generally limit hold’em, a variant of poker not widely played by other members of the team members.
The whole time of Kovac’s tale is not really coincidental, as Team Pro Online week would happen later in the month with several interesting promotions. This is also your chance on PokerStars to apply to potentially become the next member of Team PokerStars Pro Online if you are a supernova or higher.
The World Poker Tour carried on their 3rd Canadian stop of this year with Day 1b of partypoker.net WPT Montreal at the Playground Poker Club.
Settled just outside of downtown Montreal, Quebec, 235 players came through Playground’s doors on Saturday to try to qualify for Monday’s Day 2.
Another ten 1-hour levels of play came to an end with just ninety-six players still having chips. Among them was Freddy Deeb, who ended 2nd at the very last WPT event he cashed World Poker Tour Legends of Poker in LA this last August. He looks to be going for another deep run, holding a 4th-best heap of 180000 in chips.
The Golden Nugget and Casino will host the Grand Poker Series which is into its eighth edition, and it will kick off Wednesday, May 27. The tournament offers guaranteed pool prize money of $1,600,000 and is poised to keep top players of the world engaged till July 3 with an action packed schedule.
This is one of the best tournaments for low-stake players and this Grand Poker series offers a schedule of 56 events where the buy- ins will be starting with a minimum of $100 and ending with a maximum of $560. The event is likely to draw players who love the low-stake series and also from the field which is camped in Las Vegas to play in the 2015 World Series.
Jason Sides of Golden Nugget said, “We have strung up an interesting schedule of poker that would appeal both the advanced as well as the novice poker players.” The Vice President continued to elaborate that the tournament offers affordable buy- in for players, fantastic structure and guarantee money of over a million dollars.
The $560 Main Event is the summit of the series and it has guarantee prize money of $500, 000 for players to win from. There are 11 different tournaments with $100,000 guarantee money featured by Grand Poker series with $350 buy-ins. There are about 20 tournaments that the 2015 edition series hold which are played in different forms except hold’em and they also include H.O.R.S.E. events numbering two. (more…)
Jason Somerville in his four-year Poker career has been very consistent in his form on tour thus has registered winnings worth $2.5 million in live tournaments. He h as also earned online cashes worth $1.5 million during this period.
In the early days he had many close encounters without winning anything substantial. His best time came in the 2011 season where he won his first WSOP bracelet. The next year it became more amazing and achieved solid poker wins, but the 25-year old poker player’s success could be attributed more to the time away from the table than on it.
He quipped “the year has been different for me. The first six months were spent m ore on concentrating on my personal life than travelling and playing. “It was necessary because I had to focus on my personal life too so that I find happiness”.
Here you must know that the Long Island, NY resident is pointing towards the blog post in February where he opened up to the rest of the poker community. He was not sure of positive reactions from his peers when they know about his homosexuality leanings, but it came as a surprise when the community members accepted him back without any conditions.
Somerville said, “It was an overwhelming support from the poker community,” and continued excitingly that he did not encounter any negative vibes from the people whatsoever. He said that he was feeling awkward initially to be in the situation but the community treated him as it has always been before he revealed his sexual orientation, if not more than that. (more…)