Best rakeback poker rooms

Posts Tagged ‘Events’

“Poker Night in America” Taping Two Television Events in August

Although it hasn’t been the groundbreaker that many thought it would be, the syndicated poker program Poker Night in America has continued to take its shots. In the month of August, the PNIA cameras will be traipsing the country in broadcasting four tournaments live while also taping cash game events and a “made for television” effort for future broadcast. The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, FL, kicks off in a couple of days with a unique series of tournaments. Called “The Big 4,” the schedule of the SHRPO features (naturally) four tournaments that will play out simultaneously. Beginning on August 9, a $ 1100 No Limit Hold’em (NLHE) with a $ 500,000 guarantee will kick off the festivities for “The Big 4.” Following that the $ 5250 SHRPO Main Event (with a single re-entry) and a $ 3 million guarantee will open play on August 11. As these

World Poker Tour Changes Tournament Formats, Goes To “Shot Clock” For Events

After experimenting with it during its closer of season event for the past two years, the World Poker Tour became the first tournament circuit to shift its tournaments to run on a “shot clock.” Furthermore, the Season XVI events will be played in an eight-handed format, a change from the nine or ten player tables of past years. “The World Poker Tour is proud to be the first to implement the Action Clock across all of its Main Tour events,” said Matt Savage, the WPT’s Executive Tour Director, during the announcement of the rule changes. “Many players, both recreational and professional, have expressed concerns that unnecessary tanking has taken a lot of the fun out of poker. Poker should always be fun, and it was a no-brainer decision to bring the Action Clock to all WPT Main Tour events following its success in the WPT Tournament of Champions and WPT500

Big Weekend Events for 2017 WSOP Announced

The World Series of Poker continues to trickle out details of the schedule for this year’s WSOP. Last week, the schedule what the WSOP calls its “flagship weekend anchor events” was announced. The 2017 WSOP will run May 30th through July 17th, meaning that there are six weekends available during the Series. It appears that the WSOP wants to have absolute poker blowouts on those weekends, packing the Rio to the gills with gold bracelet hopefuls. Starting things off on the opening weekend is a tournament we have talked about in previous articles: the $ 565 Colossus III. Introduced in 2015 (hence the ‘III’), the Colossus is the lowest-priced open tournament in WSOP history. As such, it has attracted more players than any live poker tournament ever; in its first two years, it attracted almost 44,000 total players. It will feature two starting flights per day for three days –

Final Preliminary Events Wrapping Up at 2016 WSOP

While the first Day One for the 2016 World Series of Poker’s Championship Event was held on Saturday, several other tournaments either wrapped up or were near their conclusion. In one event in particular, a popular professional player picked up the second leg of poker’s Triple Crown in winning a WSOP bracelet. Event #63 – $ 1000 No Limit Hold’em Fighting through a sizeable 2452 player field, poker professional and World Poker Tour analyst Tony ‘Bond_18’ Dunst emerged as the champion of the tournament. There were 25 players left on Saturday that had a shot at this tournament championship and they took roughly four hours to determine the final table. Dunst, who eliminated Pratik Ghatge in tenth place to bring the final nine men together, was in second place behind Jason Rivkin at the start of the action, but he was closely pursued by Matas Cimbolas, Josh Field and Francisco

2016 WSOP Preliminary Events: Three More Bracelets Awarded as Halfway Point Nears

As the 2016 World Series of Poker nears its halfway mark, three more bracelets were awarded at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. One was a tournament that needed some overtime to take care of business, while the other two events played out as scheduled on Saturday. Event #23 – $ 2000 No Limit Hold’em Two men, Bulgaria’s Viliyan Petleshkov (8.175 million) and Spain’s Cesar Garcia (5.48 million) were the final two men left standing on Friday evening when the WSOP curfew sounded its bell. While they both may have wanted to continue the fight, it was necessary for both men to take the benefit of an extra day of play. Having played for 12 hours on Friday, the men came back at 1PM on Saturday afternoon, refreshed and ready to take care of the remaining business. As to whom the rest benefitted the most, it