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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.
¿Busca la transmisión en vivo de LAPT5 Colombia en español? Haz click aquí.
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.
Seventeen players played the iPOPS Live Barcelona Main Event on behalf of Titan Poker. For some of them, this was the first time they had played a land-based poker tournament, while others had previously represented Titan Poker at poker tournaments in Malta, Dublin, Austria, or even in Barcelona itself.
“Barcelona is my favorite city and I’ve been here six times to play poker,” one of the players said. “The hotel was really great and the tournament schedule is perfect.”
Included here are more videos from iPOPS Live Barcelona, where our players tell about how they qualified for the event and speak about their experiences.
Take a look at what our players have to say.
Interview with Romanian player Alexandru Marcu:
Interview with German player Steffen Carl:
Interview with Dutch player Leon Piso:
Interview with Spanish player Marc Grau:
Simon Ravnsbæk was studying at an advanced business school and then he discovered poker. So what do you do when you find you’re getting better and better at poker?
This could work
Simon Ravnsbæk started with poker in 2005. Together with his friends he was drinking beer around the table, while cards flew through the air. Simon soon discovered that the game suited him remarkably well and capabilities stretched to more than home games, so it was not long before he was active online.
Since then it has been a great deal of live tournaments here we caught up with him at the WPT Venice and he’s had a lot of cashes, where the biggest one came last year during the WPT Vienna, where Simon could put $ 241,000 into his pocket for a third place in the Austrian capital.
But Simon is actually a cash game player, and when we managed to catch up with him he dived directly into it.
SR- I may not have the traditional entrance to the game with tournaments and freerolls. I went directly into the full ring cash games. It was 9- and 10-handed on PartyPoker at that time when the Americans still were there. It was insane juicy cash games, so I went fairly rapidly from 0.5/1 to 2/4, and wasn’t there also 3/6 at that time? And finally, I was up on 5/10.
Hard to find time for both school and poker
SR – The Problem was that I found out that the more time I spent at poker, the better it turned out for me. It meant less time for studying and the natural consequences of that, but today I am happy that I managed it anyway, and got my bachelor’s degree in 2008. It’s always nice to have something to fall back on.
Life as a professional poker player
SR- Yes, I have lived professionally as a pokerplayer since 2008. There are still many who look strange to me when I tell them what I do. And when you meet one, it’s very nice to be able to tell them that you actually have an education.
Choice of games over time
SR – Nowadays I switched to shorthanded (6 persons) and Heads Up cash game. I’ve had some sparring with my friend Jakob Tøstesen and as a result of that, the choice came down the two game types. It has also made me a better tournament player, so eventually I started to play tournaments every Sunday.
When you run deep in a tournament, the prices rise explosively eventually and it is here that the many hours at the small tables and heads up benefit you. That I am running good at the moment I ow to my experience from the cash game. In that sort of way, my entry to the game has been completely different than, for example. Frederik Brinks, who has only played tournaments.
- There is no doubt that the Danish championship probably feels like the biggest win I’ve had. Just that you know all the heads you played against and to be at the top of the podium at the end, it was a really great feeling. And then it’s probably the only chance I’ll ever get to call myself Danish champion at anything…
And although Simon has been around the world and played WSOP, EPT, Partouche Poker Tour, Master Classics and The Nations Cup, it’s still the two WPT final tables that have made the greatest impression.
SR – It was not until the final table at WPT Venice and Vienna it dawned on me how big it really is. A gigantic show. I grew up with Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten on Danish television, and suddenly you are a part of it yourself. It was fantastic.
Life outside of poker
SR- Of course there is more to life than poker. But right now I am not thinking about what I could do instead. I think when that time comes, I’ll find out what I want. It’s also a question of what can be allowed or what abilities you have. I could imagine to start something myself, but will not refuse the possibility of more studying. It could be a good challenge.
I try at the same time to keep a good contact with friends outside the poker environment. When you are in the center of it, so things can be a little “gambling addiction like”, and it’s very good to have contact with the “normal” world.
Advice for beginners
SR – It’s hard to start today. I was lucky that I started at a time when the game was completely different. It has become incredibly easy to become skilled today, making it extremely difficult to make a living out of it. Anyone can very quickly get coaching, watch videos on the web or otherwise acquire knowledge. I didn’t have those opportunities, so the only advise I can give as I have used myself are hours … lots of hours in front of the screen. The more time you spent, the more experience you get.
BRM (Bank Roll Management)
SR – Of course you have to have it. However, I have not had an actual formula for it, since I basically have always been very conservative. It may sound a little sacred, but I’ve never gambled for money I couldn’t afford to lose and I have never gone broke – and it will not happen. Maybe it’s a matter of practice at keeping things down to earth?
Vegas and the WSOP
SR – I have doubts. Last year I was there a whole month and this is a very long time when you are in Vegas. Right now I do not think that I am leaving, but I also know that when the time is approaching, it starts to tingle in your fingers. Should I go, then it would only be around the main event.
Qualify to Vegas with PartyPoker
PartyPoker of course has qualifiers running right now for the WSOP 2012 so make sure you give it a shot today!
Bryan Piccioli aka enterthewu19 on cashing at WPTs, EPTs and WSOPs plus life down south in Mexico and final table strategies and more
Back for some more perfect poker talk, and this time we’re catching up with Bryan Piccioli aka enterthewu19 who recently cashed for $ 34k in our $ 100K High Roller Tournament.
DW: Hey Bryan thanks a lot for taking some time to speak to us.
BP: No problem Dany… I’d love to answer some questions and be on the blog.
DW: So first things first how’d you get started in poker?
BP: Well my dad always played at least once a week when I was growing up, so I was always around the game. I first started playing seriously when I was 16 years old with a few friends from high school.
DW: What’s your ‘usual’ so to speak cash, tourney, what kind of stakes do you go in for?
BP: I play only tournaments, very very rarely will I dabble in cash games. I’ll play pretty much any stakes tourney. For online, I’ll play something as small as a $ 5 or $ 10 turbo up to whatever freezeouts are running. For live, I’ve played probably 10 to 12 $ 10k buyins in my life, and will grind as low as like a $ 200 buyin live. I would definitely consider myself mainly an online player, but I enjoy traveling and the live grind as well. I like switching it up between the two every few months.
Lights, Action, Poker!
DW: Tell us about your live poker escapades, seems like you’ve done well from them right?
BP: Yes, I’ve played in a bunch of WPT/EPT/WSOP events. I have one WPT cash at Foxwoods, two EPT cashes at PCA main event and EPT grand final in Monte Carlo both in 2010, and 3 small WSOP cashes. Unfortunately no final tables in any big live events yet.
Music Non Stop
DW: Okay so outside of poker what’s Bryan do for kicks?
BP: I am big into music and sports. I am almost always listening to music while I play (both live and online).
DW: I’m guessing this is a full time gig right? You don’t have a regular 9-5 office job you’re not telling us about right?
BP: No, I don’t have a day job. I dropped out of college after 2 1/2 years to play poker professionally. I won satellites to two EPT’s within a few days so had to take the remainder of a semester off, then I just never went back. But even before then, I was always playing semi-professionally. I’ve been playing full-time since early 2010.
DW: Pro’s name a few and what you really think about them
BP: I think most of the “TV pros” are pretty overrated and not too difficult to play against. I’ve played with my fair share of them, and I would much rather prefer having one of them at my table than an experienced online high-stakes MTT player, with a few exceptions like Ivey, Antonius, etc.
DW: My favorite question of course, so you win big, I mean really big. Go on what do you do?
BP: If I won a big live event, probably the first thing I would do would be to buy a nice house somewhere. Then I would definitely get some nice gifts for my parents and my sister.
DW: Nice, alright then do you play this tournament regularly? How’d you prep for it?
BP: The $ 530 high roller on Party is part of my normal Sunday schedule, I play it almost every Sunday. I am normally playing tons of tables, especially on Sunday, and sometimes will be on up to 20 or more tables at once, so I wasn’t really focusing too much on this tournament until it reached the money bubble. Once we got ITM I was on fewer tables and able to concentrate more the deeper the tournament got, and got lucky enough to come out with a win.
DW: Taking it all in your stride I see, alright then did you celebrate a decent payday like that?
BP: I didn’t really do anything to celebrate my victory, but something pretty cool about the tournament was that I got heads-up with one of my roommates, Chris aka PAGE_UP_V on PartyPoker. I had a big chip lead 3 handed then Chris knocked out the other guy in 3rd, so after that we just chopped according to our stacks. I think I got $ 34k and he got $ 32k. Chris, myself, and 2 other guys live together down here in Cabo, Mexico, and we all put in pretty high volume at tournaments, so I’d say I’m at the same table as one of my roommates at least 2-3 times a day. We get used to playing against each other and it’s fun to try and run some crazy bluffs on someone when you are sitting at the same table just a few feet away from them.
Welp that’s it. I hope I did ok, probably not my best effort considering I just got done playing like a 10 hour session and I’m pretty burnt out at the moment.
Next up on the Live Circuit!
DW: You did just fine, I’ll let you get some well earned rest I guess. So for those at home wanting to taste the live action thrill of poker remember the WPT Vienna is the next big stop on the international tour, with online satellites currently running on PartyPoker.
And as well as that the Premier League Poker will also be heading to Vienna, with $ 13,000 trip packages up for grabs at PartyPoker for you to join the likes of Tony G, Patrik Antonius, Vanessa Selbst, and Erik Seidel in one of the world’s biggest buy-in poker tournament!