Slightly confused what to do when you are dealt two queens in no-limit Texas Hold'em? Don't worry, you are not alone! Although it's the third best starting hand of the game, many poker players aren't as confident with pocket queens as they would be with kings or aces.
Loni Hardwood will lead the final seven players into today's WSOP National Championship final table at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. Hardwood, a U.S. pro with close to $1.3 million in live tournament earnings, accumulated 1,340,000 in chips on Day 2.
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 by "T".
The $2 Million Guaranteed WPT Man Event begins today at Choctaw Casino Resort in Oklahoma. Players will received 30,000 chips for a buy-in of $3,500 +$200, and registration (possible to re-enter if eliminated) will remain open until the start of Day 2. A large field of players is expected to show up for this tournament, which will crown a winner on Tuesday, August 4 (televised final table).
Check back on Monday morning for a brief recap on Day 1A & 1B and Day2.
There is currently a rumor that a very popular Las Vegas poker room has let go of at least one staff member due to theft. "Dan Druff", who broke the news on the alleged scandal, claimed in his first post that two unrelated sources had informed him that the poker room, widely considered to be one of the best run poker rooms in the world, fired a tournament director on suspicion of stealing tokes from the cash tips in a room with no witnesses.
A player under the alias EternallyYrs has been running pretty good at 888poker this month. The fact is that the player in question has made three final tables in three weeks in major Sunday tournaments, collecting a total of $28,302 in prize money!
The first day of the National Championship kicked off on Wednesday at Harrah's Cherokee in North Carolina. At the end of registration, 122 players had entered the tournament, including defending champion Dominik Nitsche, Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, and 14-time WSOP winner Phil Hellmuth.
A €300 buy-in tournament was played last weekend at the casino Golden Vegas in Bratislava, Slovakia. It was advertised that a €100,000 prize pool (click on picture to enlarge) would be up for grabs - the biggest tournament in Slovak poker history - and many players decided to re-enter on Day 1B when there still was a great overlay.
As a part of a new strategy to, for example, bring in new players, Full Tilt has removed heads-up cash games tables; changed the highest stakes to $10/$20 for No-Limit Hold'em, $15/$30 for Fixed-Limit Hold'em, $10/$20 for Pot-Limit Omaha and $2/$5 for Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Low; removed all Stud, Draw and Mixed Games. In addition, players will now be randomly seated at a table after selecting preferred game and stakes, and tables will be moved together once short-handed.
The 11th edition of PokerStars' MicroMillions concluded on Sunday with the $1 million guarantee Main Event. The $22 buy-in tournament drew 55,524 entries, which boosted the $1 million guarantee with another $110,480!
Here's something to look forward to. Last week a trailer for the upcoming movie Mississippi Grind (involving high-stakes tournament poker) was uploaded to youtube.
The movie, which was shown for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is about a gambler, Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn), on a losing streak who teams up with a younger charismatic poker player, Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), in an attempt change his luck. The two hit the road together and travel from town to town, casino to casino with the vision of winning back what has been lost.