It is not easy to rattle Joe McKeehen. He sports a stoic reflection, talks in a monotonic voice, never too low or too high, and sees for those minute things.
It might be a raised eyebrow, an intercepting finger on the green poker table felt, or how fast someone would move their hands. The power to see what no one other people see has come through patience, practice and time.
Back on Tuesday at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Penn & Teller theatre, the red-bearded, soft-spoken McKeehen saw through each one. La Salle High School as well as Arcadia University grad did something that none thought he could do when he got hold of World Series of Poker 2015 championship, collecting a hefty US$ 7.68 million in 1st place prize money. And, he won it sporting an Allen Iverson jersey.
The 2015 Spring Championship of Online Poker or SCOOP is starting from Sunday on PokerStars and players from the all over the world are priming themselves to the online challenge.
The poker festival held annually is starting on 10 May and end on 24 May and the tournament will be divided into a total of 138 events or 46 event types, which will command low, medium and high buy-ins, while a juicy $40 million guarantee is dangling for the grab.
Three different event types will be featured in each of the 15-days, but the first day will feature four of them. The series will start at 8.00 AM ET on 10 May, and the SCOOP -01-L: $11 NL Hold’em will be waving a $75, 000 at players, while, SCOOP-01-M: $109 NL Hold’em will offer a guaranteed pool of $150,000. There will be a hefty $300,000 guarantee on offer to the SCOOP-01-H: $1,050 NL Hold’em event.
The poker series will offer to low-limit and high limit players and the buy-in accordingly will array from as low as $7.50 to a high of $21,000. A huge guaranteed prize pool is offered to each event. Most events are likely to be the no-limit Hold’em, but there are other poker variants that the PokerStars would be offering. These variants would include limit hold’em, H.O.R.S.E., pot-limit Omaha, 2-7 single draw, badugi and 8-game. (more…)
Jason Mercier is basically from Davie which is in United States. He is basically a teacher.
He knows Poker from his schooling him learned first poker. Then after he got success in poker is a change his career path and he becomes professionally poker player. He played his 1st game in European poker tour. He won $1.3 million in his career. He has won total 20 career titles and 130 careers cash and he is ranked at 130 in poker player of the year in 2015 and won 590 points.
He has played in all the series and he won total 108 casinos. In world series of poker and total winnings was $2,206,140 and cashes was 41 and he has gone through 13 final table and he has won 2 bracelets in this series. And in world poker tour wining were $188,671 total cashes was 8 he has not won any championship in this series. In European poker tour winnings was $2,180,384 and total cashes he won was 10 and he has gone through 6 final tables and 2 championship was won by him. He has won $162,860 winnings in poker player of the year and rank was 190. (more…)
The World Series of Poker deserves ascription as the most significant tournament that has now gained momentum globally. The circuit tournaments have been a leeway for many determined players to climb up the ladder of success a notch up higher. Layne Flack is among the most excellent players who have showcased their skills at the WSOP where he has minted six bracelets. His name came to the fore of the poker industry as the “Back-to-Back Flack upon winning twin successive Legends of Poker tournaments in 1999. He went ahead to resuscitate the same accomplishments three years down the line in 2002 and 2003 tournaments. However, a close glimpse at his poker C.V reveals he has concentrated on the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour where he has won venerable accolades.
At the WSOP, his bracelets have come consecutively, beginning with the WSOP 1999 $3,000 PL hold’em that gave him a bracelet as well as $224,400. Later, he clinched twin bracelets in 2002, in the $2,000 NLHE along $303,880 and the $1,500 NLHE where he wrung out $268,020. The following year, he left no chances as he went ahead to clinch WSOP twin bracelets again in the $2,500 Omaha High-Low Split and the $1,500 PL Omaha with Rebuys for $120,000 and $577,725 respectively. (more…)
Poker is a leveled playing ground that treats all players on an equal footing; women with latent potential have not hesitated to leverage opportunities available in an ever-growing industry. Among those women who deserve the thumbs up for a terse and intriguing poker C.V is Beth Shak.
At the onset of her poker career in 2004, she had apprehension of shouldering immense losses choosing to play fictitious money games that provided leeway to play real money games. Playing online vibrantly has seen her join lucrative sites that have given her plethora bucks for her purse. For instance, she is a Pro Team in the Full Tilt Poker and is known for her unique approach to the game. (more…)