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It’s time for another great week of Sunday Majors freerolls! And just like we did for our brand new Sunday Majors line up we’ve gone and done the same by revamping our freeroll offerings! From now on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights are partypoker Sunday Major freerolls!
The partypoker Sunday Majors Freerolls
If you’re playing our Sunday Majors then make sure to check out our hyper-turbo freerolls all of which are giving out 250 x $ 1 tickets each!
The important stuff
When? This Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday!
How much? Free!
What can I win? Tickets to Sunday Majors tickets.
- Tuesday 12th at 20:30 GMT
- Thursday 14th at 20:30 GMT
- Saturday 16th at 20:30 GMT
All you need to do is do what you do best play poker, come top 250 and with one of those lucky tickets you can enter either the $ 5,000 6MaxSpeed Rebuy at 15:45 CET Sunday or the $ 5,000 Speed Rebuy at 19:45 CET Sunday.
We’ll be giving out the passwords on Facebook and on Twitter and you can register here
To all of you poker champions out there we salute you and here’s to crushing the Sunday Majors!
The all new partypoker Sunday tournament schedule
The all new partypoker has introduced a new Sunday tournament schedule. The key changes are the addition of an action-packed fun $ 10K Super Bounty and a wide range of new low buy-in tournaments featuring the best of the old but also new speed, rebuy, add-on and PLO tournaments – a great Sunday mix if you want to win top prizes and have fun playing tournament poker.
It may not mean much at this stage but with a level left to play on Day 1A Mustapha Kanit looks like the early leader. Others out ahead include the likes of former EPT winner David Vamplew, and recent WPT Paris champion Matt Salsberg.
Their success however is built on the departure of others, a distinguished list of characters who will now opt for either an early flight home or another full week of side events.
David Vamplew in action
As for the Team PokerStars Pros Marcin Horecki began and finished his Sanremo campaign today, tweeting happily about his progression to day 2:
@MarcinHorecki: “Already made day2 of EPT San Remo with 0 chips :/ I guess I will have to win GoCarting side event instead!”
More about that on Monday.
Of the Team Pros who started today all but Horecki remain. Ana Marquez, Jude Ainsworth, Jonathan Duhamel, Victor Ramdin, Leo Fernandez and Jason Mercier continue into the last level, as does Team Online’s Mickey Petersen.
Right now they have 75 minutes left to play before they can safely bag up their chips for the night. A long day is almost at an end.
FastForward Poker is here to stay! Thursday the 6th of September will be a day long remembered as we’ll be taking down that old beta sign and putting it back into PartyPoker storage ready for our next fantastic idea. Yes that’s right FastForward is about to become a regular feature of PartyPoker. Woo Hoo! And if you haven’t had a chance to check it out well there’s no better time than now!
Skip To The Action!
So how’s it work? Well FastForward Poker lets you “skip straight to the action” And we like the sound of that! You see in FastForward Poker the action is always on you!
But how you may ask? Well simple, if don’t like those cards, say for example those Jacks are just not cutting it for you today maybe? Then just click the button and WHOOOOOSH!!! We’ll Fast Forward you to your next hand quicker than that NASA Curiosity Space Crane and believe us that is fast! More hands, more action more fun, and much more WHOOOOOSH!
No Waiting Times
Okay and here’s where it gets even better, you don’t even have to wait for the action to hit you! That’s right, because here on PartyPoker it’s WHOOOOOSH time! If you don’t want to play a hand just hit the ‘Forward Fold’ button and boom it’s time for a new hand. I mean come on that’s pretty awesome right?
And you know what? The people at your table they won’t even know you folded until it’s your turn to act. Heck you could be raiding Tony G’s house in between and they’d have no idea!
How does it work?
Okay here comes the science, the mechanics of the whole operation, so pay close attention – as soon as you fold you’ll be moved straight to another FastForward table, you’ll get brand new hole cards and a bunch of different players. You don’t need to wait for play to come round to you. If you don’t like your hole cards just fold and go!
So where can I play FastForward you’re probably asking right? Well the good news is you can play FastForward at all our No-Limit Hold’em cash tables, starting from $ 0.01/0.02 stakes.
And finding FastForward is super easy, really we mean that, all you need to do is head to the ‘FastForward’ tab in our client lobby and take your seat. If you’d like to know more about FastForward you can read the FAQs here.
Yep no problem you can play FastForward heads-up. This is the fastest heads-up poker experience online, yep that’s right THE FASTEST! So what are you possibly waiting for? Go Play FastForward Poker right now!
The moments before a big tournament kicks off can tell a lot about a player. Are they sat in their chair nervously counting and recounting their stack or perhaps burying their head into a smartphone, piling their first big event anxieties into cyberspace? Barny Boatman, a player who’s seen more felts than most, sits with his right arm slung back over his chair talking up to the lanky rangy EPT Live commentator James Hartigan. The pair are talking about poker tours in the UK with Boatman coming from a background of sawdust experience, Hartigan fluffing off from a theoretical standpoint but is doing well to make it sound like he knows what he’s talking about. It is his job after all.
Four seats to Boatman’s right is Scott Seiver an American with $ 4,272,749 in live winnings. Siever, who comes in off the back of a televised TV triumph, is looking for the third leg on a poker pedestal of glory* having taken a WPT title in May last year and a WSOP bracelet ‘way back’ in 2008. He’s yet to cash in a EPT main event (although has made some good scores in PCA side events). Another highly rated American, this time with EPT experience, is also at the same table, albeit arriving late. Olivier Busquet put in a powerhouse performance at EPT Campione, the last stop of the EPT, finishing second to Jannick Wrang after an incredibly tough final table. All three players are experienced and dangerous.
*Yes, I am aware this sounds like nonsense. Go with it.
The next table along Bill Chen sits twisted in his chair, looking back over his shoulder as the announcements take place. He’s been here many times before but looks like he’s taking it in for the very first time. Today is the just the first step of a six day journey for some. For others, the trip will be significantly shorter. Stay with us to find out who stays the distance.
It’s been a slow start for me poker-wise in 2011. Although there is tons of luck and variance in poker, I’ve never been one to attribute a downswing to either of these. I just don’t see how that can be productive. Instead, I try to be honest with myself about if I’m truly playing my “A” game, and if I’m letting outside factors leak into my poker game. I recently caught myself not being focused at the table, and not having the feeling of inner peace that I have in the past. I decided it was time to take a step back and revisit some of the lessons that helped me get to where I am today.
In college, my main focus was on baseball. It took up a ton of my time, and after mixing in schoolwork and a social life, there really wasn’t time for much else. The majority of my goals centered on the sport. When my eligibility ran out, I found myself with a huge void in my life. I had 40-50 extra hours of time on my hand per week, and had no real goal or focus to put them towards. I’d always done a lot of thinking, being interested in subjects like Philosophy and Psychology. Well, having a ton of extra time on your hands can be pretty self-destructive if you tend to overanalyze things. I found myself falling into a nasty cycle of negative thoughts. I would think about thinking, try to solve life’s big questions, and convince myself that something was wrong with me. I would sit in Psychology class, and just because I had one of many symptoms of some disorder we were covering, I would say, “oh no! I’ve got x disorder!” It was a really vicious cycle, as I would then try to solve my problems by thinking even more about them. I would spend most of my time in my head, oblivious to the present moment and reality. My body’s reaction was to feel a lot of fear and anxiety.
One day, I was wandering aimlessly about a bookstore. For whatever reason, I picked up a book titled “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. The cover claimed it as “A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment”. This was not the type of book I would ever read. It’s about as far away from science or sports as you can get, but I guess I was so lost at the time I decided to open it. Upon reading the introduction, I saw that the author had gone through a lot of the things I currently was, so I skeptically decided to buy it and give it a shot. I’m glad I did. I won’t go into many details of the book, but I will tell you it taught me to find the ‘off button’ to my rambling thoughts and to find a priceless sense of inner peace. This was the most valuable book to my poker career and I highly doubt the author has ever played a hand. I highly recommend it. It’s not light reading, and I’ve given it to friends that weren’t able to get much out of it, but worst case scenario you’re out $ 7 and can think I’m a quack. Here’s a link to Amazon:
Back to 2011, I’ve had a lot of personal stuff going on that has been clouding my mind. Throw in the fact that I’ve made enough money the past couple years where I no longer need to immediately win to be financially secure, and it’s easy to fall into cruise control at the poker table. This isn’t who I want to be. I just started rereading “The Power of Now” and it’s apparent I’ve drifted pretty far from where I was when I was happiest and playing my best poker. Over the next couple weeks I’ll be working to get back to where I want to be. Look out for me come April, as there are tons of tournaments going on in my backyard of Las Vegas, my favorite place to play. I had a similar start to 2009, and that year ended up pretty damn good!