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Last week, the World Series of Poker launched its real money online poker room. WSOP.com joins Ultimate Poker as the only current legal operators of online poker action in the state of Nevada. The launch of WSOP.com was expected earlier this summer during the WSOP tournament action, but apparently some of the regulatory matters delayed things.
“It is gratifying to see this day upon us,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart, quoted in the media. “Our players have played an important part in the success of the World Series of Poker the past decade, and we will work very hard to cultivate a strong poker community and positively represent the game of poker in the online world as we have in the land-based environment.”
For the past 4.5 months, Ultimate Poker has had a monopoly in legal online poker in Nevada. The launch of a second online poker room will be warmly welcomed by online poker players.
Compatible Poker reported that the new WSOP.com site has an easy sign-up process. The site detailed the process and noted that “Providing all the player information is correct, the sign up process will take less than half an hour, and then real money play can begin.”
On USPoker.com, John Mehaffey reported on the different features and offers at Ultimate Poker and the newly launched WSOP.com. Mehaffey compared the two online poker rooms in a number of categories that are important to online poker players.
With a full suite of online games, WSOP has an advantage over Ultimate Poker, which only offers Texas Hold’em. WSOP has many more useful features than Ultimate Poker’s software. Ultimate Poker has a bigger variety of deposit options and a better deposit bonus. According to Mehaffey, Ultimate Poker also has a better VIP program.
Mehaffey concludes his comparison of the two rooms by stating, “The fact that there is now competition in the Nevada online poker market can only be a good thing for players.”
Poker News Report said that “WSOP.com did little to distinguish itself from Ultimate Poker. But at least online poker players in Nevada now have two mediocre options.”
As Poker News Daily reported, “Other sites have been rumored to come online (in particular the MGM Resorts International/bwin.Party offering) but, as of yet, there have been no firm dates announced for any further expansion of online poker in the Silver State.”
American poker players are particularly interested when Nevada will join other states and create larger player pools for online poker. So far, only New Jersey and Delaware have legalized online gaming in addition to Nevada.
The post Why More Online Poker Rooms Is Good for the USA appeared first on Titanpokerblog.
You just doubled up when your 9-9 went up against aces and a nine came down on the flop. You won another race when your A-8 sucked out on an A-K, knocking your opponent out of the tournament. In the current hand you need to river a club to complete your flush and drag another big pot. When you hit the flush, you know you’re running extremely well.
While there’s no arguing that poker is a game of skill, luck plays a significant role. We can’t determine a specific skill vs. luck ratio, but whatever the percentage, luck is a substantial part of the equation. Studies on the subject have become increasingly popular in light of the national debate over legalizing online poker. All seem to come down on the side of skill, except this one.
Poker Should Be Regarded as a Game of Chance
Listen to the information the authors gathered to arrive at their conclusion that poker is a game of chance. If you’re not already skeptical, you will be. Researchers at Germany’s University of Bremen enlisted 150 average players and 150 self-described expert players to take part in an afternoon of Texas Hold’em. They sat at six-handed tables, comprised of three average players and thee experts. Instead of using cards, they played on computers, clueless to the fact that the game was rigged! The hands they were dealt were predetermined, so that when an average player had good cards, an expert had bad ones, and vice versa. The most troubling part of the study is that they played only 60 hands; then the experiment was over.
An online poker player averages 60 – 90 hands per hour. Some interesting information came out of such an insignificant sample. Particularly, that expert players were able to minimize losses when faced with extraordinarily bad hands. That’s impressive, but when it came down to winning money, experts did no better than the others. The final cash balance between the two groups was almost a tie. The results showed that card distribution was the decisive factor for successful poker playing.
Bad Beats Only Happen to Good Players – Joe Crow
The cards weren’t on Joseph Cheong’s side in a YouTube video I just finished watching. Cheong stayed cool after a painful bad beat at a World Series of Poker Main Event. Here’s how the hand went down:
Blinds are 80 thousand/160 thousand. Joseph Cheong is the chip leader with $ 29 million, and Filippo Candio has 13 million.
Candio picked up 7s-5s from early position, and raised to $ 385 thousand. Joseph Cheong drew pocket aces on the button, and re-raised to just over $ 1.1 million. Candio made the call, ready to see a flop.
The flop came down 5c-6h-6c. Cheong bet 1.5 million. Candio check-raised to $ 4.4 million.
That’s when Cheong said what you’d expect to hear. “What did you start this hand with approximately? I’m all in.”
Then Candio with fives and sixes, and a runner runner straight draw, said the unexpected, “I call.” With 13% equity in the hand, Candio was ready to race.
The turn was an 8s, giving Candio an open-ended straight draw, but he was still way behind.
A lucky 4c on the river, completed Candio’s straight making him the new chip leader.
“Excessive good fortune” were the words Norman Chad used to describe the hand. I would call it a major suckout, but either way luck was in control of that crucial hand on the way to November Nine.
The top pros make regular appearances at final tables, and have multiple titles to their names. Unlike any other sport, in poker one-hit wonders making rookie mistakes can get lucky and beat pros at their own game. This comes as no shock to seasoned players who know the luck factor evens out over an extended period of time. In the long run, skill determines who wins and who loses, but even the best players have to get lucky to stay in the game.
Classic YouTube Best Poker Clips – More WSOP Golden Moments with Phil Hellmuth, Greg Merson and Filippo Candio Caught in a Major Blow Up!
We’re back with more Classical YouTube Best Poker Clips and this week’s round-up features one of the most famous hands in history at least for Phil Hellmuth that is, one of the end of the longest Heads Up ever in WSOP Main Event History and one of the funniest and emotional outbursts in poker ever!
1 – It’s the 1989 World Poker Series Final Table and Phil is up against Johnny Chan. The Orient Express Chan goes all in holding Ace Seven and Phil goes in with a pair of nines, now watch history unfold:
2 – Here we see the end game of Greg Merson and Jesse Sylvia at 2012 World Series of Poker.
3 – Question for you all, how do you say “Blow Up” in Italian!?” Watch and learn, watch and learn:
Missed last weeks one with Scotty Nguyen, Sam Farha and Matt Damon don’t worry it’s right here!
FLH (Fixed Limit Hold ‘em) was on yesterdays PokerFest III menu and it seems it was a popular choice amongst you poker fans out there. Once again here’s a mini round up of all that’s good when it comes to taking down a PokerFest-III event.
In total there’s going to be a staggering 64 events in this PokerFest and the best part is the Grand Final will have a $ 1,5 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool. Best get your name down for that one!
Once again here we presenting the heros of the poker felt, the ones who stood the test of time, knew when to hold them and knew when to fold them:
FML? No Way It’s FLH TIME BABY…
Thursday will be known FLH Speed day on PartyPoker and here’s our 26th of Aprils PokerFest III hero’s:
Event #19 Gtd:$ 500 – Game:FLH Speed – Buy-in 10Pts Winner – rramass777
Event #20 Gtd:$ 750 – Game:FLH Speed – Buy-in $ 1 Winner – mihai87pvl
Event #21 Gtd:$ 4,000 – Game:FLH Speed – Buy-in $ 11 Winner – irbis77
Event #22 Gtd:$ 20,000 -Game:FLH Speed – Buy-in $ 108 Winner – sickcallm8
Nice work guys and galls, sickcallm8 taking home a little over $ 5k for his troubles wont be feeling too sick this morning we hope!
2 More Names Announced For Premier League VI as Daniel Shak and Marvin Rettenmaier Both Buy In For $125,000!
We’re getting closer and closer to what looks like the best line up of the Premier League ever and if you think that’s quite a brash claim to be making, did you read that headline?
Yes you read that last bit right as you were counting the zeros for the forth time… both Daniel Shak and Mad Marvin Rettenmaier have both now signed up with the buy in being a staggering $ 125,000.
Daniel Shak is truly a legend in the poker world with a string of cashes as long as my arms and amounting to nearly $ 5 Million this is one player who knows his way around the table.
And for those of you doing the math with a 125k buy in and 16 players participating that’s a total prize fund of US$ 2,000,000 which we hope will be more than enough for a new pair of shoes for Dan.
We we were fortunate to catch a few words with him direct from his home in Las Vegas during a unusually early 7 am call he told us – “I’ve been following the premier league since its inception 6 years ago and I’ve always been interested in playing and very pleased to finally be able to participate this year. I always like the challenge of playing against the best players in the world and this certainly qualifies!”
It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad Mad World….
Then of course if that’s not enough we’ve now got our very own back to back World Poker Tour winner Mad Marvin Rettenmaier joining in on the quite expensive side of fun, when asked about his $ 125,000 poker game he told us “It’s great to be in a position to play in the PartyPoker.com Premier League this year. I’d be mad to turn down the offer! I hope I can do myself and my sponsors justice.” We hope so too Marvin we hope so too.
So Who Do You Want To See?
Who would you like to see in this year’s PartyPoker.com Premier League? Let us know in the comments below and remember to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook now!
We’re currently in the middle of Poker Maximus IV, which has featured some really big tournaments lately. Some of the prize pools have been as large as six figures, and the top players in these events got paid big-time. Of course, lots of other people have earned major money in Poker Maximus IV, which you can see below.
Event #11: $ 100,000 Guaranteed, NL Hold’em, $ 100 + $ 9 buy-in
1. Y0J1R0 – $ 19,000
2. Nasirovsky – $ 12,050
3. w1n3v3rS – $ 8,850
4. Pokernate12 – $ 6,500
5. darogio – $ 5,150
6. SilvioBerlusconi – $ 4,000
7. reisss555 – $ 3,100
8. markdube – $ 2,400
9. lolBlackFriday – $ 1,900
Event #12: $ 100,000 Guaranteed, NL Holdem, $ 500 + $ 30 buy-in
1. bearmule1233 – $ 25,376
2. 1MVDJJ – $ 16,848
3. Petey23allin – $ 10,400
4. mrblonde2020 – $ 7,800
5. NewberryKA – $ 6,448
6. runlikemike1 – $ 5,200
7. BigBalla2 – $ 4,160
8. brilliantcorners – $ 3,328
9. TheGfactor33 – $ 2,600
Event #13: $ 10,000 Guaranteed, H.O.R.S.E., $ 30 + $ 3 buy-in
1. ABBABBA – $ 2,711
2. MPEATMisDOWN – $ 1,851
3. SHIPDALOOT12 – $ 1,179
4. AllinMoeRon – $ 884
5. Rebeca90 – $ 719
6. CheckStats – $ 589
7. AgentCooper72 – $ 459
8. gwsanche1 – $ 341
9. chincheckyou – $ 259
Event #14: $ 20,000 Guaranteed, NL Hold’em 1R/1A, $ 10 + $ 1 buy-in
1. tbare123 – $ 5,026
2. moemoney11 – $ 3,420
3. FrankKGB – $ 2,241
4. TooCold12 $ 1,698
5. SlickmoneyC – $ 1,290
6. AlexBalex – $ 1,018
7. BewareoftheBeard $ 815
8. JCarcedo – $ 652
9. Penithbref – $ 516
Event #15: $ 30,000 Guaranteed, NL Hold’em Turbo, $ 100+9 buy-in
1. SilvioBerlusconi – $ 7,320
2. guttaville88 – $ 4,860
3. Moonraker1 – $ 3,000
4. standardpoker – $ 2,250
5. 1baddad1 – $ 1,860
6. BAMF39 – $ 1500
7. eastcoastgrinder – $ 1,200
8. BobaGanoush – $ 960
9. edge444 -$ 750
Event #16: $ 10,000 Guaranteed, Heads-Up NL Hold’em, $ 30 + $ 3 buy-in
1. ottodix90n6 – $ 2,220
2. Girlcanplay3 – $ 1,300
3. tsharptop – $ 700
4. bikecards1621 – $ 700
5. AK474U – $ 300
6. Zapstar3311 – $ 300
7. cobycola – $ 300
8. YoungRoach $ 300
Event #17: $ 7,500 Guaranteed, Stud, $ 55 + $ 5 buy-in
1. OMARTUGGY – $ 2,163
2. BrentCarter – $ 1,405
3. 4to1Dog – $ 937
4. RACCOOOON – $ 624
5. skeeza7 – $ 499
6. zackbaker – $ 390
7. YourGoneAA – $ 312
8. junaris78 $ 249
9. BustAmany $ 195
How’s your week been? Relax it’s nearly time for the weekend and trust us when we say this weekend on PartyPoker is going to be the place to be!
PartyPoker is now Bigger and Better than ever before, with upgraded tournaments, a guaranteed $ 15 million to play for every month, and a tournament starting every 15 minutes you won’t want to miss a single hand!
So here’s our 3 reasons why you need to bring your A game to the virtual felt this weekend:
- 1) First up, new to the scene? Don’t forget to check out the New Player $ 1,500 freeroll
- 2) Want to experience the Live side of poker? We’ve got you covered to with qualifiers to all major events, coming up is the WPT Vienna Satellite this Sunday at 13:55ET where 1 Package is guaranteed!
- 3) And no Sunday would ever be complete without our fantastic 300K Guaranteed right? So wipe everything from you calendar, sit back and fight it out for a piece of our six-figure prize pool.
- Bonus!) Let us know how you’re getting on in real time too by tweeting updates using the hashtag #300KPartyPoker we’ll be on the lookout for your tweets and pics and will retweet the best ones.
So as Kara and Marvin will now tell you below, go make us proud!
How About Some Tunes Too?
So there we have it 3 reasons why you need to make PartyPoker your online home this weekend. Need some tunes to go with that? No problem check out our latest Spotify playlist right here with more to come every Monday. Enjoy!
We’ve made it through another week, and we have plenty of tweets to go through. We know you’re just as busy as we are, so sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all of Team PokerStars’ tweets and that’s why we’re here. We’re finding the best tweets from the week to get you caught up on all of the goings on from the members of our team. Here goes nothing.
First we’re going to start with the battle of the cuteness. Jason Mercier and Vanessa Selbst both have very cute little pups and they like to post very cute pictures of their very cute little pups, and so we have the battle of the cuteness.
Jason Mercier: “I miss my pup best pup ever ”
Vanessa Selbst: “Indie is helping out around the house while I’m away…”
Who wins? We’re not getting in the middle of that.
In other news, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier’s new website is up, “My new site is finally online ! http://www.elky.com Please let me know how you guys think i could improve it ! (sections, challenges,…),” and he also like to tease us with photos of macaroons – “Cheat day in Paris just before playing day 1b of WPT. #artoftiming #timetoshipit.”
Obviously, the pros are still working on getting WCOOP bling, but none harder than Lex Veldhuis who has a busted computer and has been trying to get it fixed for quite some time. “On my way to the computer store for the 6th time. They cant seem to fix my resolution problems. This is more tilting than 9max Limit Holdem.” Sixth time’s the charm? That’s how that saying goes right?
We all know Daniel Negreanu is on the WCOOP grind in Toronto, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about his moves on the live felt – whenever that day comes again. “Next time I play live poker and a guy tanks for more than 90 seconds I’m going to sing this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw … till he decides.”
Dear anyone in the future who could be at Negreanu’s table, we watched the first 25 seconds of that video and we beg you, please make your decisions quickly.
To leave you, we’re going to toot our own horn a little. Here’s Rafa Nadal’s new PokerStars ad.
Thank you PokerStars ad team for not letting Rafa fall into a manhole. We don’t think we could take the “so that’s why he didn’t play the Olympics and US Open” rumors.
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Sometimes this job turns into a bit of a waiting game. You’re waiting for someone to bust. And while you might have acquaintances, even friends, who are playing in the tournament, your loyalties go out the window when you’re on the job. You’re waiting for someone to bust. It doesn’t matter who.
For the last hour or so we’ve been waiting for someone to bust. Canada’s Liam McMillan finally unwilling obliged when his king-jack couldn’t best Ruben Ospina’s ace-seven. With McMillan’s elimination, the waiting ended. Eight players remain in the 2012 PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Colombian National Poker Championship. At their head is a Spaniard: Raul Paez, a man for whom tournaments in this buy-in range are something of a specialty.
The eight players that will return at noon tomorrow to play the final table of this event are:
Seat 1: Raul Paez (1,734,000) (Spain)
Seat 2: Hernan Villa (568,000) (Colombia)
Seat 3: Robbie Renehan (561,000) (Ireland)
Seat 4: Ruben Ospina (1,165,000) (Colombia)
Seat 5: Weider Vanegas (1,152,000) (Colombia)
Seat 6: Jayr Fregona (286,000) (Brazil)
Seat 7: Luis Herrera (549,000) (Colombia)
Seat 8: Cristian Velasquez (672,000) (Colombia)
Trailing Paez in 2nd chip position is the Day 1b and Day 2 chip leader, Ospina. As a Colombian, Ospina represents a fresh hope for Colombia. Last year, remember, local Jonathan Monsalves fell at the last in a heads-up battle with Argentine Julian Menendez.
Ospina isn’t alone though. Four other Colombians will join him at the final table, giving the host country a better than even shot to bring home the gold.
All that starts at noon local time (GMT-5) tomorrow. For now, there are a few more hours of waiting before we get down to the business of determining the LAPT Season 5 champion of the Colombian National Poker Championship.
Many online poker players realize that the top reason for multi-tabling is because it increases hourly profits. After all, multi-tabling enables you to play far more poker hands per hour, which is key for successful low and mid-stakes players in regard to maximizing earnings.
But one of the lesser known benefits of playing multiple poker tables is that it allows players to collect more bonuses and rewards. That said, let’s go over this topic more in-depth and discuss how players can make more money with online poker.
Increase VIP Rewards
As you may already know, there is an extensive and lucrative VIP program in place at Carbon Poker. Depending upon what level you’re at within the program, you can collect the following online poker bonuses: exclusive freeroll tickets, free poker training, monthly cash bonuses,personal poker coaching and free check withdrawals.
Assuming you multi-table, your chances of earning bonuses increase greatly with regard to your respective VIP level. For example, you might earn 30 VIP points a day single-tabling, but 90 daily VIP points when playing three tables at once. Seeing as how this is triple the benefits, you can definitely see how playing multiple tables can be beneficial.
Get your Signup Bonus Faster
Another point worth making about the subject of multi-tabling and poker rewards is that you can earn your signup bonus quicker. Using the Carbon Poker bonus as an example, where you get a 100% up to $ 600 match deposit bonus, players receive $ 1 of the reward for every 75 VIP points earned. 10 points are given for every $ 1 in cash game or tournament rake generated.
So if you could generate 40 VIP points a day while single-tabling and 150 points when playing four tables, you’d be unlocking $ 2 of the reward each day. Obviously this is more than you could expect when playing just a single table, which definitely makes multi-talbing worth considering.