The PokerStars Championship in Barcelona looks to have welcomed all the professionals with open hands.
It is not just the professional poker players who have been winning events at the Championship, the professional sportspersons and DJs have also earned a lot of money playing at the final tables of some of the main events this year. One such man who has made it big in the music industry by winning a Grammy award has made it huge at the final table of this poker tournament. He has the third place at the €2,150 buy-in turbo event and by virtue of this win, he took home €44,000. This man is none other than popular DJ Zedd whose real name is Anton Zaslavski.
DJ Zedd finished in the 3rd place in the event that saw a total of 226 entries. He just fell two places short of the title and the first-place prize money of €92,700 was bagged by Finnish poker star Pasi Sormunen. The second place also was won by a Finnish player Jorma Nuutinen and the prize money that was claimed was €62,400. (more…)
The legend of poker Doyle Brunson is now contemplating on a comeback to the poker world.
It was three summers ago that he announced that he was retiring from playing the poker tournaments. He felt that the playing house was taking a toll on him and that he could not concentrate for long at the old age.
It looks like Brunson has a change of mind and wants to again get back into the thick of the action and that he loves. The Hall of Famer has won 10 WSOP bracelets in his illustrious career of poker. It looks like the 83-year -old veteran is looking to add another WSOP bracelet to his kitty. Brunson is still active and playing the Las Vegas high stakes cash games. He prefers this kind of games rather than taking part in long tournaments. (more…)
Peter Eastgate was just 22 when he managed to attain the peak of the success in the poker game before his career was really started.
In that year 2008, he became the youngest player to win the WSOP champion and in the event he won the prize amount of $9.1 million (This is the amount that he has in his account post tax deduction from the Danish government).
However, for Eastgate, the success is too much at too young age. Later, Eastgate took the decision, he moved to London, played tournaments of poker there, gambled and everything that he wanted to do. But, then he began to tire of winning the money that he really didn’t need.
The player gave an interview to the PokerListings Dirk Oetzmann. In the interview he explained the problems of being a multimillionaire. A person who has already achieved the height of his career in the professional that he love. (more…)
Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel has been ordered by the federal judge to close the operation of its online bingo platform.
The tribe launched this gaming platform to check the response of people in it before launching the poker game online. The decision has been taken a few days before.
California Judge, U.S. Southern District Anthony Battaglia said in this judgment that tribe’s bingo online game platform, violates the Enforcement act 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement. The platform was launched by the tribe in the year 2014. The state of California is also ordered to close the operation of the Desert Bingo gambling website. The state was trying for the legalization of online poker.
The UIGEA has also put the restriction of online gambling sites for the processing of payment. According to the California, the reason why the tribe online Bingo game site has been asked to close is, because the platform was offering gambling online to the people who are not allowed to play games of gambling. (more…)
PokerStars had a super sized game on Sunday where Ole Schemion was the winner.
There are weekly contests that are held by PokerStars on its website and these give poker players and enthusiasts an option to win big in their leisure time. Ole Schemion is, however, no newbie on the poker playing front. Known as “wizowizo”, he is dubbed as one of the big winners in online poker and he did it again on November 27th
. This is one of his performances at an online poker game as he is known to participate and perform well in the live tournament games more often. He is known to have won more than one million by playing in the live events. However, the game that he played online this Sunday shows that he is not one to back down when it comes to winning tournaments which are held on a virtual platform. (more…)
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…)