On May 27, during the early hours, two of the biggest names of professional gambling sat down in a high-stakes and private poker match. The venue was the Ivey Room, a posh enclave in Las Vegas in the Aria Resort & Casino. Leon Tsoukernik, an entrepreneur from Czech and casino mogul, was opposite to Matthew Kirk, an Australian gambler, who is known for his hefty bets. There was a couple of other players present at the spot to watch the match.
Though, the session didn’t last long, however, money exchange of big amount take place at the time.
The PokerStars Championships in Barcelona was a huge hit and plenty of new players have made it to the final draws in the major events.
The titles and the money of each of the events have been changing hands a lot this year. The €10K 8-max Event was one other event that attracted a lot of players to the table and at the end; it was the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess who won the event. By virtue of this win, he was richer by 155,500 Euros.
There were 59 players who took part in this event and this meant that the prize pool for the event went to €572,300. The final table had lesser known poker players fighting to win the event. The final table players had a total of 10 million dollars and a little more in earnings and Riess on his own has already amassed $10million+ as tournament cashes. (more…)
Fedor Holz has retired from professional poker for about a year now.
He is still quite active in the poker world and has won about $2,000,000 by playing only high stakes tournaments. It looks like he has not lost his touch of the game despite retiring from the game and also reducing the amount of events and tournaments that he plays.
Holz is now fully involved with his start-up called Primed Mind that is a mindset coaching app. He is playing lesser number in tournaments than before and is focusing on the start up more. He came second in the ultra-tough SCOOP $2,100 PLO event even though this event was not his favorite. He is a specialist in no-limit hold’em event. This proves that a class master at the poker event can play all formats of the game. (more…)
It is not always that poker celebrities like Mike Matusow turn up to play at ongoing poker tournaments.
However, his fans had a bit of luck when they saw Mike as well as Phil Hellmuth, two legends in professional poker; battle it out like the good old days at the WPT LA Poker classic tournament. This 2017 tournament was held in the last week of February. Held at Commerce Casino, the two legends playing against each other was the highlight of a side event of the tournament. Mike, aka The Mouth, tried to win over Phil aka The Poker Brat but admitted defeat in the end of the $1100 tournament. This tournament saw a total of 72 runners. When Mike entered the game he had an advantage of 2-1 in the hold of chips. Mike held on though Hellmuth got the better of him. Mike won about $14,400 for the efforts he put in. (more…)
Jerry Wong is the poker player that plays games with all skills and not the luck.
This was proven in 2016 when he finished eighth in the main event of (WSOP) World Series of Poker. Then entries in the event were 6,737. Now, again in the year 2017, he is showing his great skill of playing poker. In early 2017 he has won the (SHRLHPO) Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open of WPTDeepStacks re-entry event.
This tournament is the second largest in the history of Florida having the entry of 4,567 players. It is a $360 buy-in tournament with a $500,000 guarantee. The event will have the prize pool of $1,426,800.
Speaking about the last year’s event, Wong said “The poker is the game and players do everything to win it. It is the player who decides what is best for them and everyone takes action according to their financial interest.” (more…)
Championships and festivals are what poker players and enthusiasts wait for, either to witness or to take part in.
PokerStars being one of the premier companies that not only runs different online operations, but also different live events, its yearly schedule is eagerly awaited by its fans. With the Thanksgiving holiday having been a lull for most poker communities across the world, it is time to perk up and find the upcoming event schedule of this organization for the upcoming year. The events for the end of the year are more or less known by all with the Unibet Poker Fest coming up this week in Romania.
If you look at the different festivals and championships that PokerStars has lined up, the schedule has been designed to cover the first half of the year. The New Year would be kicked off by the championship event in the Bahamas which would be held from January 6th and it would end on 14th. There would be a festival held in London subsequently from January 22nd for seven days. (more…)