Dec 18

Poker World Mourns The Death Of Thor Hansen

The poker world experienced a great loss with the death of poker legend – Thor Hansen. This 71-year-old Norwegian poker legend was battling against cancer for several years. Even with the cancer diagnosis in 2012, his passion for poker games never went down. He continued to play poker in Scandinavian championships and on European Poker Tour. He passed away in the morning of 5th December.

Born on 23 June 1947, he was a well renowned professional poker player. Over the years, this legend had earned the title of ‘Godfather’ amongst his Norwegian poker players. His career got a kick start when he was appointed by Larry Claxton Flynt to play poker for him. Larry Flint was impressed with his performance at Las Vegas in the mid-1990s when Hansen had played against him. He gets the credit to be amongst a few men to influence and bring poker to Europe and the Scandinavian countries. Adding to this, he is known to have partly owned the Poker Blue Company.
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Aug 18

$35 Hand Of A Poker Player Made Her Win Million-Dollar

At the SkyCity last night, there was a lucky poker player from Auckland present who turned a $35 hand into more than a million dollars. She won the event and claimed the prize amount which is the largest. He won one of the largest-ever progressive jackpots at a New Zealand casino. The gaming staff said the winner goes to the casino with her husband once in every couple of months, she hit the jackpot with a Royal Flush and was quickly handed a cheque for the amount $1,108,585.60.

On the Caribbean Stud Poker, She placed $35 total on a single hand and was dealt a Royal Flush. The odds for the same are 649,740 to one, and she won the whole jackpot. The Group chief operating officer (GCOF) Michael Ahearne said when the win happen the whole casino staff were over the moon. He said “This is surely a case of right place, right hand, because for more than seven years, the progressive jackpot has not been this big.”It is really superb to see a simple player walk away with such a big amount in a single hand,” he said. “This win news has staff buzzing and the whole staff is talking about the same for the whole day.”
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Oct 17

PokerGo Subscription Service And Events

PokerGo has been in the news with the number of events that one can check out streamed live on the website.

For instance, the final tables of WPT that were televised as part of the North American Main Tour were streamed live on PokerGo. The simultaneous events that one could also watch the whole of last week was a Poker Master event, an inaugural high stakes roller event that was launched this year.

There are several other live streaming events that PokerGo subscribers can look forward to. For instance, the WPT Montreal that will be held in November. There is the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic event that is coming up in December. When it comes to the World Series of Poker Main Event that is shown on ESPN, one can check out these episodes on the website. Last weekend the Poker Nights returned to ESPN which would be aired every Sunday night and replays shown on Tuesday nights. Continue reading →

Aug 17

Reynolds Wins $1,000 Buy-In No-Limit Hold’em Event

The 62-year-old accountant Thomas Reynolds got his cards in the right place and had every bit of luck that he needed to capture the $1,000 Buy-In No-Limit hold’em Event title at the 2017 WSOP.

He was able to topple as many as 2020 entries in this event to take home the first place prize money of $292,880.

There is something about the 2017 World Series of Poker as it has been seeing massive fields in many of the events. It could be the chance to win the gold bracelet along with the prize money in the major events that is drawing many poker players to take part in the events.

Reynolds from Raleigh in North Carolina is a very happy man and is proud of what he has done at the $1,000 Buy-In No-Limit hold’em Event. This achievement is sure going to make him and his family members proud as he has not cashed at any of the WSOP events that he had participated before. By virtue of this win, Reynolds earned his first WSOP gold bracelet at the age of 62 years. He is very proud of the feat that he has achieved. Continue reading →

Apr 17

FOP Auckland Starts Off

Payday is often big in poker and it is not unusual that poker players in Kiwi will want to take advantage of the situation.

The Sky City festival that hosted a Poker event had Te Rangi Matenga as the winner of the Main Event. He also becomes the fifth Kiwi player with a total of seven years to make the win.

The card sharks of New Zealand usually come to the Sky City casino in Auckland and they all have their eyes set on the prize pool that is generated in this poker tournament, it is the best and biggest in the country. The cost fee for entering the Main Event at the Festival of Poker is $1,650. The organizers are expecting a high turnout, about 150 players approximately who will come up from different parts of Asia and Australia. Continue reading →

Feb 17

2017 Bahamas PokerStars Championship Won By Greenwood

The 2017 PokerStars Championship Bahamas had 159 entrants, and the event went on for three days.

At the end of it, Luc Greenwood was announced as the winner and he bagged a prize of $779,268. Greenwood has not tasted such a huge prize money, success in his career so far and he is over the moon after winning the Bahamas PokerStars Championship. He defeated Nick Petrangelo who also won a handsome amount of $740,032 after the duo struck a deal.

This win by Greenwood is ten times more than his previous big cash winning of $75,000 that was achieved way back in 2010 when he finished in the 21st position. Greenwood, by virtue of this win, has joined his brothers Max and Sam to win the poker millionaire title. He now has more than $1.2 million in lifetime earnings. The third place was grabbed by American Michael Rocco and he earned prize money of $409,020. Continue reading →

Dec 16

New Power Couple Of Poker

After tying knot Natasha Barbour and Jason Mercier (Player of poker) have become the premier power couple of poker.

They have met since long and in 2016 during the World Series of Poker, Mercier proposed Barbour for marriage and she said yes. On 20th November they both got married and became the most powerful couple of poker.

Mercier has five World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and one EPT title. While, Barbour has one WSOP Circuit Ring with appearances in two WSOP final tables. Combined, both have the earning of 18.5 million Dollars. After marriage, they not only have become the premium power couple, but also have created the history.

Both the poker players have a great winning history Mercier being a consistent threat to so many players is champ of the high stakes tour and on the other hand Barbour has proven herself in poker and is among the top female players. In last two WSOP, Barbour finished as runner-up and third. It is also expected that she will be the next woman to win an open – field bracelet. Continue reading →

Nov 16

PokerNews Cup winner

The PokerNews Cup was a new event held in North America this year.

It was organized at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. At this event Ryan Van Sanford was the lucky one to claim the title. He won the event as well as won the prize money of $68,676. Being 23 years of age, he comes in from the state of Colorado. He played between 120 players at the tournament, which was a $2,150 buy-in format. His overall earnings in tournaments have gone up to $900,000 as a result.

Van Sanford was able to defeat Dominic Picnic who was the chip leader on day one. The battle between them lasted for about 45 minutes. Van Sanford moved at all when Picnic revealed that he was holding A of Hearts and 2 of Diamonds and raised the stakes to 150,000. Picnic then made the call and that put an end to his participation. All the chips were then moved to Van Sanford. Van Sanford was definitely elated with the win. Continue reading →

Jun 16

High-Stakes player Terrence Chan chews over on newest MMA victory

Terrence Chan, the high-stakes cash game player, was the champ in a mixed martial art battle previous month in Manila, his 6th career battle in his quest to 1 day compete in Ultimate Fighting Championship. Terrence is now 6-0.

Chan, who weighed in around hundred and twenty five pounds but also battles at hundred-thirty-five, took no harm in his speedy submission win, a tear under the banner of World Series of Fighting Global, that as per him, is regarded either the number two and number three mixed martial art promotion after the UFC.
In spite of his full-time MMA developing, the thirty-five year old still competes hard at World Series of Poker in Sin City Las Vegas. Still, he is looking for his 1st bracelet, but he does have thirty cashes there lifetime as well as over US$1 million in lifetime event earnings. Continue reading →

Jan 16

Omaha poker experiencing new popularity

No matter which type of Omaha poker you get engage in, you can get tournaments and cash games every day of the week. With their recent popularity explosion, you only have to drive to your local casino or card room to be in a game. Whether you are an advanced player or a novice, Omaha game is there for you.
At the Hollywood Park Casino in California, Corey Silver, the Tournament Director, created the only Big O (5-card Omaha) event in Los Angeles. The weekly US$ 2500 guarantee event took place on Saturdays at 3 pm features a US$ 60 buy-in for ten thousand chips as well as one US$ 60 rebuy for fifteen thousand chips.
Players play fiften minute levels. A US$5 event food voucher or US$10 cash game food voucher legitimate the same day till midnight is a great benefit for the players.  The event players get a double jackpot slip good for just that day.

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