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AU Weekly Poker News: 1 – 7 September

  Sliverman  defeats JC Tran to take WPT Alpha8 High Roller.   Steven Sliverman overcame a spirited performance from JC Tran to claim the first-ever World Poker Tour (WPT) Alpha8 series High Roller event pocketing a huge US$891,660 in the process.  ...

Bovada Report: Week of August 27th, 2013

Poker 1. Zone Poker Since the launch of Rush Poker a few years ago, this format has become more and more popular and numerous other poker rooms have adapted this format and now you can play it at Bovada with Zone Poker! The moment you fold your hand at a Zone Poker...

Weekly Tournament Recap: August 27th

Another FTOPS has come and gone, but don’t worry, high stakes tournament action is far from over. Over the next month you can catch the MiniFTOPS on Full Tilt Poker and the mother of all online tournament series – WCOOP (World Championship Of Online Poker). WCOOP is...

US News: August 26 to September 1

Bovada This Week Last Chance to Win Punta Cana Package In the last week of the three-week promotion ending September 1, you can still clinch a ticket to the Caribbean to play in the Punta Cana Poker Classic and earn up to $50 in cash bonuses just for trying. There are...

AU weekly Poker News 25 – 31 August

Steve Smith claims the 2013 New Zealand Poker Championship   The New Zealand Poker Championships (NZPC) are easily the most prestigious and highly regarded poker championships held inside New Zealand. Hosted at the Christchurch Casino, Christchurch, 2013s...

U.S. News: August 19 to August 25

Bovada This Week 100% Poker Welcome Bonus – Deposit Fee Waived Bovada just added appeal to its continuing promotion of awarding a 100% matching bonus of up to $1,000 on a first deposit by waiving the 4.9% deposit fee on the VISA deposit option. The site gives no...

Weekly AU Poker News 18 – 24 August

Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon won by Tom Alner Out of a field of 645 participants a champion has finally been crowned as the UK’s own Tom Alner showed poker class to claim the 2013 Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event and a seat at the HK$100,000 ACOP Main Event.  ...

Weekly Tournament Recap: August 19th

With the FTOPS Main Event being played out over the weekend, the action was as good as ever on both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. The Main Event itself attracted 3,327 players, boosting the original $1.5m prizepool to just shy of $2m. But even though this was the...

Bovada Report: Week of August 19th, 2013

Poker 1. Zone Poker Since the launch of Rush Poker a few years ago, this format has become more and more popular and numerous other poker rooms have adapted this format and now you can play it at Bovada with Zone Poker! The moment you fold your hand at a Zone Poker...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 19th August.

GUKPTGoliathTowers over Coventry Coventry is the place to be this weekend, that is if you want to try and climb over 1999 other players to raise a GUKPT trophy. The expected first prize of more than £35,000 may also be a motivator to those of you who are more results...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th August, 2013

Since we last checked in with Viktor Blom, he’s played two days of action, and has seen action across Fixed Limit Omaha, Fixed Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and No Limit Hold’em. He’s played 2853 hands across these games, at both heads up and 6-Max tables,...

Isildur1 Watch, 14th August, 2013

Today sees the return of The Isildur1 Watch. We’ve had a little time off, and while I’ve been off enjoying the British Summer, Viktor Blom has been working pretty hard. Since the last Isildur1 Watch on the 18th of July, he has played 23,125 hands at 231...

Weekly Tournament Recap: August 12th

Unfortunately, summer is inching closer to the end with every passing day, but even though that means less fun outdoors and colder weather, it also means that more and more players will be steadily returning back to the virtual felt to play the best game in the world!...

Bovada Report: Week of August 12th, 2013

Poker 1. Zone Poker Since the launch of Rush Poker a few years ago, this format has become more and more popular and numerous other poker rooms have adapted this format and now you can play it at Bovada with Zone Poker! The moment you fold your hand at a Zone Poker...

U.S. News: August 12 to August 18

Bovada This Week Bovada Launches Its Version of Fast Poker – Zone Poker From the days of Rush poker on Full Tilt, U.S. players have not seen this high-speed format in cash games where you don’t have to wait for the whole table to decide what to do with their hole...

AU Poker News 11 – 14 August

2014 Aussie Millions Schedule announced   Australia’s premier poker tournament is set to run at the Crown Casino, Melbourne, from Thursday 23 January through to Monday 10 February. The announcement has been greeted with excitement across the poker world as the...

Bodog Debuts Zone Poker

Bodog has recently introduced its version of fast-fold poker – Zone Poker. Ever since Full Tilt introduced Rush Poker early in 2010, this type of poker has become popular with players, since it allows them to fold hands they don’t like and immediately receive a...

Jason Somerville AMA Summary

On the 5th of August, Jason “JCarver” Somerville visited FlopTurnRiver.com to answer a plethora of questions from our forum. Jason is a WSOP Bracelet winner, and has been a coach on PokerVT for some time. He recently signed with Nevada regulated poker site...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 5th August

UKIPT Galway heading to the Man Event Finale The Full Tilt Poker sponsored UK & Ireland Poker Tour event in Galway is heading ever closer the Main Event. Thursday sees the start of Day 1a, and you still have time to play for a seat on PokerStars and Full Tilt. The...

US News: August 5 to August 11

Bovada This Week Big Deal – $100K Guaranteed The Big Deal tournament with at least $100,000 in guaranteed prize money remains one of the most popular Bovada’s running promotions. The tournament takes place every Sunday at 4 pm ET and you can qualify for as...

AU Weekly Poker News: 4 – 10 August

  APT Macau Main Event Crowns Champion.   At the conclusion of the eight day Asian Poker Tour (APT) festival, Norway’s Henrik Tollefsen claimed victory in the HKD$25,000 Main Event taking home HKD$981,700.   Hosted at the StarWorld Hotel and Casino,...

Weekly Tournament Recap: August 5th

Despite August traditionally being the slowest month in online poker with many people preferring the outdoors to a good old poker game, this weekend saw an unexpected spike in attendance at the biggest tournament at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Perhaps this has...

Bovada Report: Week of August 5th, 2013

Poker 1. Punta Cana Poker Classic Hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Dominican Republic the 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic will take place from November 12th through November 16th featuring a $500,000 Guaranteed Main Event. From July 22nd through October...

Canada Weekly Update – August 3

2013 World Series of Poker dubbed “The Year of the Canadian” Although Canadians are usually the minority when it comes to the WSOP (making up less than 10% of all players), that hasn’t stopped the Red & White from taking over. Canadians have won 10...

Weekly Tournament Recap: July 29

Just over a day ago the fifth Micro Millions series has crowned its last winner and is now officially in the books. Awarding millions of dollars across a 100 events, the Micro Millions series is quickly becoming one of the most dominant low stakes tournament series in...

Bovada Report: Week of July 29th, 2013

Poker 1. Feel the Heat Hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the Dominican Republic the 2013 Punta Cana Poker Classic will take place from November 12th through November 16th featuring a $500,000 Guaranteed Main Event. From July 22nd through October 20th, play...

U.S. News: July 29 to August 4

Bovada This Week The Weekly $5K PTS Freeroll Put your poker points to good use with the weekly drive for $5K to score a payday without risking any cash! The Weekly $5K PTS Freeroll will be held every week with an option to buy-in directly for 1,000 points or get in...

AU Weekly Poker News 28 July – 3 August

Gavin Hanlon claims Tasmanian Poker Championships   A capacity field of 80 players took to the tables at the Wrest Point Casino and Hotel, Hobart, for the AUD$290 Main Event at the 2013 Tasmanian Poker Championships. Gavin Hanlon came away victorious following a...

What’s Going on in UK Poker, 29th July

APAT Welsh Amateur Poker Championship comes to Cardiff The Amateur Poker Association and Tour is hosting the Welsh leg of it series at the G Casino in Cardiff and all the action kicks off on Saturday. The £75 + £7.50 event is aimed at the recreational player, and...

Canada Weekly Update – July 23

2013 World Series of Poker dubbed “The Year of the Canadian” Although Canadians are usually the minority when it comes to the WSOP (making up less than 10% of all players), that hasn’t stopped the Red & White from taking over. Canadians have won 10...

U.S. News: July 22 to July 28

Bovada This Week Feel the Heat From July 22 to October 20, you can play in daily qualifiers as low as $0.44 for a chance to win a $5,500 prize package to Punta Cana Poker Classic. The Punta Cana Poker Classic is hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Dominican...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 22nd July

GUKPT Brighton The main event of the Brighton leg of the GUKPT is going to start with Day 1A on Thursday at 12 Noon at the G Casino just opposite the Brighton Pier. It will cost you £500 +£50 to enter but satellites have been running from Sunday, starting from £30....

Weekly Tournament Recap: July 22

In the mid – summer heat big prizes have been dealt out left and right over the weekend on both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. The Sunday Warm – Up and Sunday Million were both won by recently signed up players with less than 300 tournaments played between them....

Bovada Report: Week of July 22th, 2013

Poker 1. $15K in Monthly Freerolls Twice a month Bovada hosts a tournament with $7,5K prize pool and only a 1,000 PTS buy in! Satellites to these tournaments are running every day for as little as 25 poker points. Every day at 5:10pm ET you can join a 200 PTS...

Aus Weekly Poker News 21 – 27 July

Aus Poker News 21 – 27 July   Treasury Poker Masters enters record books   Stephen Boyd beat out 194 other players to collect the win at the 2013 Treasury Poker Masters at the Treasury Hotel and Casino, Brisbane, and the AUD$44,338 first place prize....

November Nine Betting Odds Released

The “November Nine”, the final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event, has been set. While we now have to wait until November to see more WSOP action, that doesn’t mean the betting is over. This week the sportsbooks have released the...

Isildur1 Watch, 18th July, 2013

The UK is currently undergoing a heat wave. It may not be on the scale of some heat waves around the world, but we’re seeing temperatures in excess of 30C, which for the British is the equivalent of sitting on the surface of the sun. I’m currently in an...

WSOP Daily Update 15th July, 2013

The 15th was the last day of the WSOP Main Event before the return of the last Nine contenders in November. 27 poker gladiators returned to the Amazon Room of the Rio Casino to play down to the final nine, regardless of how long it was going to take. We had a...

Bovada Report: Week of July 15th, 2013

Poker 1. $15K in Monthly Freerolls Twice a month Bovada hosts a tournament with $7,5K prize pool and only a 1,000 PTS buy in! Satellites to these tournaments are running every day for as little as 25 poker points. Every day at 5:10pm ET you can join a 200 PTS...

U.S. News: July 15 to July 21

Bovada This Week The Big Deal, $100K Guaranteed Tournament The Big Deal, taking place every Sunday at 4 PM ET, has guaranteed prize pool of at least $100,000 with a first-place payout of at least $20K. You can qualify for as little as $1. Here is a full qualifying...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 15th July

GUKPT Brighton This Sunday sees the start of my local GUKPT Festival, at the Brighton “G” Casino. the £50,000 guaranteed Main Event is planned to start on Thursday the 25th, and will cost you £500 +£50 to enter. Satellites will be running from Sunday...

Isildur1 Watch, 15th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has had a good go at splitting the attention of the Poker Media over the past 7 weeks or so, as we have all had at least one eye on the events in Las Vegas, but have had to leave at least part of our attention focussed on the enigmatic Swedish Poker Hero....

WSOP Daily Update 14th July, 2013

The 14th saw the reduction of the WSOP Main Event field from 68 down to just 27 hopefuls. They will be returning to play Day 7, where they will fight tooth and nail (and anything else they can find) to be one of the last nine players standing at the end of Day 7. The...

WSOP Daily Update 13th July, 2013

13 is considered an unlucky number to a lot of people, and the majority of the players who started Day 5 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event won’t have much evidence to contradict this assertion. 239 players started the day in hope that the 13 thing was a myth, but only...

WSOP Daily Update 12th July, 2013

The 12th of July saw Day 4 of the 2013 Main Event whittle the devils number of 666 players down to just the 239 players who do into Day 5. The bubble burst pretty early in the day, and 648 players went away with at least $19,106, and the remaining players are...

Isildur1 Watch, 12th July, 2013.

Thursday was another day that saw Viktor Blom taking advantage of a reduced number of high stakes regs on Full Tilt. I have seen an increasing number of the well known names returning after their Nevada trips, with Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene making a return...

WSOP Daily Update 11th July, 2013

Day 3 of the 2013 WSOP Main Event finally saw the three starting flights merge together into a single massive beast, something like the poker equivalent of Godzilla or Mothra. This massive leviathan of a poker event was made up of many recognisable names, and there...

Isildur1 Watch, 11th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has probably got only a couple of day to make hay while the sun shines. You see, the WSOP in Las Vegas is coming to an end, and as the field in Main Event thins out towards the final nine, more and more high stakes online pros are going to return home, and...

WSOP Daily Update 10th July, 2013

While there have been some rather interesting changes announced in the Poker Media world in the past 24 hours, the majority of the attention is still on a single casino’s poker floor in Las Vegas. As the crown jewel of Live Poker Events, the WSOP Main Event...

WSOP Daily Update 9th July, 2013

All of the poker media attention on the 9th of July in Las Vegas was pretty much all concentrated on the two day 2s happening in the Rio Casino. The two separate flights were both being run to allow the much bigger Day 2c to have enough room on Wednesday. The Open...

Isildur 1 Watch, 9th July, 2013

It seems that Viktor Blom has decided not to partake in the gluttony of poker that is the World Series Of Poker this year, as the final day to start playing the Main Event was yesterday, and Viktor Blom was amongst the runners. Where was he instead? He was online...

WSOP Daily Update 8th July, 2013

The 8th of July only had one World Series Of Poker Event going on, but it was the biggest event of the year, and the Main Event is currently the centre of the poker universe. The Rio Casino has some of the biggest names in poker sitting at their tables, and there are...

Canada Weekly Update – July 8

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will open in Coquitlam, British Columbia The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be a brand new renovation of the old Boulevard Casino, in the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia (Metro Vancouver). The new 80,000 square foot casino will offer...

US News: July 8 to July 14

Bovada This Week $15K in Monthly Freerolls On the second and last Sunday of each month Bovada runs a freeroll with $7.5K in guaranteed prizes. You can gain a direct entry for 1,000 Poker Points or qualify via a satellites running virtually around the clock for a...

Eli Elezra Ships WSOP Event #59 to Win 2nd Bracelet

Poker professional Eli Elezra scored his second career bracelet Friday in WSOP Event #59 – a $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event. Elezra walked home with $173,236 in winnings. The event drew only 282 entrants, but the field was among the toughest in any WSOP event...

Bovada Report: Week of July 8th, 2013

Poker 1. Explore Southeast Asia Hit the tables with Bovada from July 1 to August 11 and earn up to $300 in weekly cash bonuses and the chance to score a $5K Trip to explore Southeast Asia! With cash bonuses up for grabs over the course of six weeks, you have the...

Isildur1 Watch, 8th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has never been one to shy away from a small downswing. Indeed, he is known well for his habit of putting in the hands online, even when the cards aren’t falling his way. After a basically breakeven Saturday, Viktor fired up a few tables of FLO8 and...

What’s Going on in UK Poker, 8th July

GUKPT Walsall Main Event starts on Thursday The £500+£50 GUKPT Main Event is due to kick of in Walsall on Thursday at the G Casino.  The Festival started on Sunday, and will run for two weeks. Satellites are available in the casino, with a £30 re-buy turbo everyday...