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Australian Poker News 8 – 13 July

  Sapphire Series Main Event gets its winner   The uber popular Sapphire Series poker tournament hosted at the Crown Hotel and Casino, Perth, recently came to a conclusion with Eddie Setyanto taking home the title.   Who said the romantic poker story is...

WSOP Daily Update 7th July, 2013

The 7th of July has always been a favourite day for me. Maybe it’s because I’m British, and Andy Murray won Wimbledon yesterday, maybe it’s because the Main Event of the World Series of Poker is going on, or maybe it’s just because it was my...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th July, 2013

Our regular Isildur1 Watch correspondent has taken a well-deserved break from covering Viktor’s high-stakes action. Evidently, Rob had been heard exclaiming, “Noooo, Viktor! Bottom pair is not a monster!” and “Sit-out! Sit-out, damn you!” at random times...

WSOP Daily Update 6th July, 2013

As the last of the WSOP events are coming to a close, the biggest one of them all is just beginning. Day 1A of the WSOP Main Event is in the books and with two more starting days to go this years’ Main Event promises to be as good as ever. That being said, many of the...

WSOP Daily Update 5th July, 2013

Today saw the making of two more bracelet winner, surprisingly enough, both of them are repeat WSOP champions and are very well known names in the world of poker. Event #57: No-Limit Hold’em The $5,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em attracted 784 players and generated...

WSOP Daily Update 4th July, 2013

You really would expect the 4th of July to full of fireworks, and the WSOP hasn’t disappointed. We had two final tables, a massive entry to the Little one for one Drop, and all the other action you’d expect from Las Vegas this time of the year. Event #55...

Canada Poker News June 30 – July 4

  Another Final Table for Watson while Duhamel reaches the top   Michael “SirWatts” Watson has made yet another World Series of Poker final table with a fifth place finish, on Canada Day, in Event 53 USD$1,500 No Limit Hold’em. Watson managed to navigate through...

WSOP Daily Update 3rd July, 2013

Tuesday was a day that brought us bonus final table action when the final table of Event #53 ran over, and went into a fourth day of action. We also saw the aside action in the Players Championship start to have an effect, and all around the Rio, players busted out of...

Dana Castaneda makes epic comeback to win Event #54

2883 players took to the felt in No Limit Holdem Event #54, each putting up $1,000 creating a massive $2,594,700 prize pool. Three days later the final table was set and Barry Hutter was well in the lead with 2,408,000 chips, over a million chips ahead of Philippe...

WSOP Daily Update 2nd July, 2013

Tuesday was a day that brought us bonus final table action when the final table of Event #53 ran over, and went into a fourth day of action. We also saw the aside action in the Players Championship start to have an effect, and all around the Rio, players busted out of...

Bret Shaffer Wins First Bracelet in Event #53

Event #53 of the WSOP schedule, held in No Limit Hold’em format, saw 2,816 entrants pay $1,500 each, creating prize pool of close to $4 million. Taking the largest chunk of this prize pool home was winner Brett Shaffer, of Kansas, who walked away with $665,397...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd July, 2013

It’s time for another Isildur1 Watch, which means that Viktor Blom still isn’t in Las Vegas for some reason. He is still working on taking apart the competition left on Full Tilt Poker, as the majority of the high stakes community enjoys the summer in Las...

WSOP Daily Update 1st July, 2013

Bob Geldolf may not like Mondays, but I’m quite a fan after the action from the Rio on this particular Monday. I have a man I know leading the race to be a WSOP champion, and Doyle Brunson is back deep in the poker action at the WSOP, in short it was a busy day....

US News: July 1 to July 7

Bovada This Week Take Asia All In By subscribing to this promotion, you will earn up to $50 in weekly bonuses for a period of six weeks, and you will receive an entry into the grand prize draw with each bonus installment. The Grand Prize given away at the end of six...

Full Tilt’s Black Card Officially Returns

We exclusively reported back in March that the Black Card loyalty scheme was being revived by the new owners of Full Tilt. It had been altered to fit with the new market Full Tilt is being introduced to. the New Black Card allows players to directly convert their Full...

What’s Happening in UK Poker, 1st July

GUKPT Walsall starts on Sunday The GUKPT is out and about again, this time the festival bus is stopping in Walsall. The Festival starts on Sunday, and runs for two weeks. The Main Event starts on the 11th of July, and you can satellite in at the G Casino in Walsall,...

Isildur 1 Watch, 1st July, 2013

Sunday is traditionally the biggest day in the online poker week. With all the high guarantee Sunday Major tournaments, and the cash games that can spin off those, many fortunes have been won and lost online on a Sunday. But with so many of the usual high stakes...

Bovada Report: Week of July 1st, 2013

Poker 1. Poker’s Mini Series From June 24 to July 18, Bovada will be running 35 Mini Series events with over $150K in guaranteed prizes. There will be at least two events every day, as well as a $40K Guaranteed Main Event on July 14. You can buy in to an event...

WSOP Daily Update 30th June, 2013

Sunday’s are traditionally a day of rest, but for us in the Poker Media, during the WSOP, days off are given the same standing as Unicorns and Bad Poker Players with limitless money reserves. I haven’t had a day off in weeks. Given this, you would have...

Aus News 23 – 28 June.

  Asia Championship of Poker releases July tournament schedule for the Platinum Series   PokerStars have announced the dates and details of the upcoming schedule for the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Platinum series 2013. The ACOP Platinum series is...

WSOP Daily Update 29th June, 2013

Saturday saw the One Drop Event #47 keep on grabbing the limelight, as it overran it’s scheduled time, over shadowing some of the other smaller events. We still managed to grab the information to bring you all the important action from the Rio Event #47 We have...

Marco Johnson’s Event #48 Win Second to None

Event #48 ($2,500 LHE 6-max) of the WSOP played down to a winner Friday night. That winner was Marco Johnson, of Walnut Creek, California, who was finally able to clinch his first career WSOP bracelet, after three second place finishes. In addition to the gold...

WSOP Daily Update 28th June, 2013

As you’d expect, the majority of the attention in the Amazon room on Friday was grabbed by the big buy in $111,111 One Drop Event #47. It was expected to play down to a winner, but life is never that easy. The other big event was the start of the $25,000 6-Max...

Ben Volpe Wins WSOP Event #45: $1,500 Ante Only NL

Event #45 of the WSOP is in the books and has crowned a victor in the person of Ben Volpe. The resident of Chicago, Illinois triumphed over a field of 678 competitors, each entering for $1,500, earning his first WSOP bracelet and $201,399. The structure of the event...

Vladimir Shchmelev wins PLO8 Event #46

On the day of the Big One For One Drop Event #47 kicked off, the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better Event #46 also started and with all the biggest names in poker concentrated in the high roller event, Event #46 was a good chance for other players to shine. With...

WSOP Daily Update 27th June, 2013

Most of the attention on Thursday was grabbed by the $111,111 One Drop Event #47, but we also had our eyes on the two final tables booked for the day, and the two new events starting during the day. Event #45 The $1,500 Ante Only No Limit Hold’em Event #45 has...

Jeff Madsen Wins 3rd Bracelet in Event #35

Can you remember what you were doing 7 years ago, back in 2006? Jeff Madsen can – he was winning 2 WSOP Bracelets and gaining two 3rd places on his way to becoming 2006 WSOP Player of the Year at the age of just 21 years and 5 weeks. Even at that young age, Jeff...

Isildur1 Watch, 27th June, 2013

It is starting to seem that Viktor Blom is not going to Las Vegas this year. I’m as surprised as anyone, I was sure Viktor would have left his comfy London home, and headed over to the US to partake in the worlds biggest poker festival. He’s even missed...

WSOP Daily Update 26th June, 2013

The 25th of June saw a single final table in the form of the $3,000 NLHE Event 44, with the other events being over shadowed by the start of the first of the “Big Three” starting with the beginning of the $111,111 One Drop Event #47. Event #44 The $3,000...

Isildur1 Watch, 26th June, 2013

Yesterday, Viktor Blom logged into Full Tilt Poker. “What’s unusual about that?” I hear you ask. Well, nearly everyone who plays the high stakes games is in Las Vegas, a place that doesn’t allow people to play on the site. So, Viktor seems to...

WSOP Daily Update 25th June, 2013

The 25th of June saw the culmination of two WSOP Events, so we have two new bracelet holders out there.  We also saw the start of two new events, as well as the continuation of Event #44. In all, it was a busy day, and yesterday also saw us post an interview of Max...

Jesse Martin Wins $253,524 in NL 2-7 Event #43

After battling his way through a tough and fearless crowd, each of whom put up $10,000 to play, Jesse Martin was crowned the No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball champion Tuesday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, receiving a prize of $253,524. The event, #43 of the WSOP...

Steve Gross, from short stack to victory in Event #41

Exactly 400 players put up $5,000 each creating a massive $1,880,000 prize pool in Event #41. This was a six handed PLO event and many high stakes pro’s were right there gunning for the $488,817 first place prize. After three days of play only 7 were left, playing...

Jared Hamby Wins $1,500 NL Hold’em Event #40

Jared Hamby, a professional player from Elkhart, Indiana, just collected a cool $525,272 for his victory in WSOP Event #40. This win marks Hamby’s first career WSOP bracelet. The tournament featured a buyin of $1,500 and attracted a large field of 2,161...

Isildur1 Watch, 25th June, 2013

With the WSOP happening in Las Vegas, I was expecting to be covering high stakes games from the floors of the strip casinos involving the enigmatic Viktor Blom. Thing is, he hasn’t left yet, and is still playing online. I don’t get why he hasn’t gone...

WSOP Daily Update 24th June, 2013

The 24th of June was the 26th day of the 2013 WSOP, and saw the culmination of two Events, awarding two bracelets. There was also action in three other events, and we have the round up of all the action below. Event #40 With 21 players heading into Day 3 of the $1,500...

US News: June 24 to June 30

Bovada This Week Poker’s Mini Series From June 24 to July 18 Bovada is running a massive promo for tickets to side events at WSOP 2014. You can play your way to the World Series of Poker and compete for huge WSOP-sized prizes for a fraction of a buy-in.  Daily...

Bovada Report: Week of June 24th, 2013

Poker 1. Poker’s Mini Series From June 24 to July 18, Bovada will be running 35 Mini Series events with over $150K in guaranteed prizes. There will be at least two events every day, as well as a $40K Guaranteed Main Event on July 14. You can buy in to an event...

What’s going on in UK Poker, 24th of June

UKIPT Series Event Back at the Hippodrome The UKIPT Series is a low buy in tournament for those of us who find the Main UKIPT tour a little expensive. The second of these series events kicks off on Friday, and the first of these £250 + £25 Events was won by Jake Cody....

WSOP Daily Update 23rd June, 2013

The 23rd of June 2013 saw the culmination of two WSOP Events, and the start of two more, including the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw event, that was bound to be full of big name players. As usual, we’ve brought all the action together for you in this handy...

AU Weekly News 17 – 23 June

APPT Macau crowns its champion. Alexandre Chieng cruised pasted a talented final table to take home the title from the latest stop on season seven of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) to become Macau’s latest champion. APPT Macau began with a deep field of 388...

Simeon Naydenov Wins Event #36, $1,500 Shootout

Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov bested a field of 1194 to take the WSOP bracelet and $326,440 cash in WSOP event #36, $1,500 No-Limit Holdem Shootout. This was his second final table at a shootout tournament at this year’s WSOP: coming up tenth in that event, he ended up at...

Michael Moore Wins Event #37: $5,000 LHE

The $5,000 Limit Hold’em Event #37 played to a close Saturday night. The winner was 63-year-old Michael Moore, who finally realized his longtime dream of winning a WSOP bracelet. Along with the gold bracelet, Moore took home a prize of $211,743. The field for...

WSOP Daily Update 21st June, 2013

The 22nd saw a large number of big name pros walking the halls of the Rio Casino, and saw a lot of them jump into the $5k 6-Max PLO event. We have the action from all the day’s events coming up for you. Event #36 The final day of the $1,500 NLHE Shootout Event...

Full Tilt Poker Rush Week Promo

Full Tilt will be holding a “Rush Week” promotion next week. Running from Monday June 24 to Sunday June 30, this promotion will reward players of the popular Rush Poker tables. It will award cash to players who reach specified Full Tilt Point goals while playing at...

WSOP Daily Update 21st June, 2013

The 21st of June is the Summer Solstice, and on the longest day of the year, we saw some pretty impressive poker. It seems poker players are more likely to be sat in the Amazon Room of the Rio Casino rather than our on a hill top, dancing naked to celebrate the height...

Erick Lindgren Wins 2nd WSOP Bracelet in Event #32

Erick Lindgren has struggled to stay out the poker news in recent years, but mainly for the wrong reasons. However, he’s back in the limelight for the right reasons after winning his 2nd WSOP bracelet in Event #32 – a 6 handed No Limit Hold’em event....

Michael Gathy Wins WSOP Event #34 for $278,613

Belgian pro Michael “Timmy” Gathy joins his countryman David Kitai as a two-time WSOP bracelet winner after beating a field of 1,629 in Event #34, $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Holdem, winning $278,613. The final table was reached late on day two and consisted of the...

WSOP Daily Update 20th June, 2013

The 20th of June saw three final tables, one of which was won by a player who has a less than spotless record away from the table, and another giving Jason Duval the chance to knock Daniel Negreanu off the top spot in the Player of the year race. We also saw action...

Isildur1 Watch, 20th June, 2013

Viktor Blom is a complicated man, and over the past few months has been making my life very interesting. I have been “stalking” one of poker’s elite around Full Tilt poker, and it has given a fairly decent insight into the world of a high stakes...

Jarred Graham Wins First WSOP Bracelet: Event #31 PLO8

Australian Jarred Graham just shipped his first WSOP tournament last night in Event #31, a $1,500 PLO Hi-Low tournament. The event drew 936 competitors, generating a prize pool greater than $1 million, of which Graham took home $255,942. Among the entrants were Daniel...