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The Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) starts in just a few weeks. That first event is a $ 27 six-max with a $ 750,000 guarantee. Do you want to play it? Of course. But are you ready to play it? Well, that is another question.
Have you done your homework? We lined up three guys that know how to play tournaments; WSOP champion Jonathan Duhamel, PCA Super High Roller winner Eugene Katchalov and, one of the outstanding players of 2012, Dan Smith (just ask anyone who’s been forced to sit at the same table as Smith this year in EPT side events). Listen, ingest, learn. And if in doubt, jam and hope.
Head on through to the official PokerStars TCOOP page to find out more about the high-octane online festival. It’s soooo much fun.
When most people think of the term two-a-days, they envision football players sweating their a** off in the summer trying to get ready for the upcoming season. But thanks to Carbon Poker, you’ll have a much more pleasant thought of this term. Assuming you’re interested in winning major cash through Carbon’s Two-A-Days promotion, keep reading to find out all of the details.
Earn a $ 1k Freeroll Ticket
The great thing about Two-A-Days is that it’s not one of those lofty promotions where only elite cash and tournament players have a shot at making money. Instead, you merely need to earn two VIP points every day throughout the month. Doing so will qualify you for a big $ 1,000 freeroll that takes place the second Saturday (15:00 CET) of the following month.
Okay, so it may be a little tough to make sure that you play poker every single day. However, the light two-points-a-day requirement ensures that consistent players have a chance at a $ 1k freeroll seat – no matter what stakes they play.
Before you hit the Carbon Poker tables and begin accumulating VIP points, remember that you need to visit your Player Admin area and click “Activate Promo.” After doing this, the VIP points you earn will begin counting towards the promotion. Those who complete the two-points-a-day requirement for an entire month can register for the $ 1k freeroll by going to “Tournaments” > “Special” in the software.
Carbon Poker Bonus
If you’re not already a member of Carbon Poker, but would like to participate in this freeroll along with all of the other great Carbon promos, you should sign up and make a deposit. Doing so qualifies you for the generous 100% up to $ 600 Carbon Poker bonus, along with 14 days worth of tickets for the New Depositor Freeroll.
The WSOP 2012 Main Event will soon be upon us and a young Aussie named Micheal Weiss is getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime. I caught up with him to find out how he was getting on:
Hey Michael thanks for catching up with us, okay so the basics where you from and how did you get into poker?
I’m from Canberra in Australia, I first started playing poker at 16 after watching the WPT on TV.So what kind of games would we usually find you in?
The games i play online are predominately $ 5-$ 10 and $ 10-$ 20 6max and HU, however will play up to $ 25-$ 50. As for live anything up to $ 50-$ 100. I have had a lot of live experience earlier when i was 18-19 years old. it was only around 20 when i started playing full-time online. However i still like attending the bigger events such as the Aussie Millions and plan to do a lot more traveling to the bigger events around the world.
So have you ever been to a live event before?
The Aussie Millions has been the only event i have been able to attend, as i just missed out on age at last years world series.
Nice, well any hobbies you want to let us know about?
Interests outside of poker: Golf and tennis are my favorite sporting hobbies playing a few times each week. I also trade the stock market though in-spite of recent events haven’t been doing to well : ) Also like to cook and i love eating out, I also try to balance poker with some sought of a social life, so going out is something i will to do on a regular basis.
So is poker a full time gig for you now?
I have been playing poker full-time for the last 2 years. Prior to that i was studying psychology at university only finishing one semester. at which point i started a cleaning business and worked in retail. all that lasted about a year until i was ready to move to poker full time.
So when you walk into the Main Event next week and sit down who would you love to have at your table?
Favorite pros would have to be Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. I would like to play cash against any of these pros one day but it might be a while before that happens. However if it were to be in a tournament i think Ivey would be the guy i would fear the most.
Fair enough, well Las Vegas is going to provide you with a few interesting stories and we wish you all the best there Michael! Good luck at the tables!
Hi again, poker fans!
I’ve been very busy lately, and this explains why I could not write any new blog entry in the last two months. In my last column, I spoke about the long journey I spent in the United States west coast. I then participated in various charitable activities here and there in the Montreal area. I was about to go to Asia.
In fact, I spent a total of three days in China. Almost as much time spent in the plane as in Asia! I went to Hong Kong and Macau in order to play in the Macau Millions Championship and also to play in a cash game with the winners of a major competition organized by PokerStars. I had a wonderful stay even though I could not stay as long as I wished. I indeed had to come back very quickly to participate in a North American Poker Tour event, a tournament that was held at Mohegan Sun Casino near Boston. I was still lost in my jet lag when I had to participate in the $ 5,000 main event of the series. Unfortunately, fatigue and bad cards hurt me, and I could not finish in the money. I spent about one week there, and I then went back to Quebec for a few days.
The bags just unpacked, I had to redo them for a major trip to Europe! Indeed, after the benefits of a few days off, I left for about 3 weeks to play in a few tournaments of the European Poker Tour series. I had to go to Italy, but I first stopped by Paris to attend the very popular show of Morandini at the Direct 8 channel. It’s a huge show in France, a bit like “Tout le monde en parle” in Quebec, for those who know. Time for an interview, followed by a photo shoot for a magazine and another interview, and I was already in the plane ion my way to San Remo, Italy. I spent about ten days there playing almost every day. Unfortunately, the results were not there for me. With the great start of the year I’ve had, I expected to have a sequence without a win sooner or later. As they say, ”it’s part of the game.” I finally left for my final destination, Madrid, Spain, where I participated in the Grand Final of the European Poker Tour. I played only the two largest tournaments before returning home. Again, I could never take off in any of my two tournaments, so I did not reach the money places. It is sometimes difficult to have consistent good results in tournaments. It should be noted that only 10% of the players will finish in the money, so that 90% of players leave empty-handed at each event.
So, I was back in my hometown, Boucherville, after having spent a great trip in Europe. The sun was nice and I had eaten very well, but I was back with no score from this long trip. Time to rest? No! I immediately participated in PokerStars SCOOP, a large series of online tournaments played every day for two weeks where there is always an event with three different entry prices. The small, medium and large ones. Say that the small costs $ 20, then the average will be $ 200, and the large one $ 2000! I have played in many, picking up some results here and there, but nothing major. A series of tournaments where my high expectations were not achieved!
I finally got some days off to recharge. I had a good time with people who are important to me and did several things here and there. I took a break to think about anything but poker. It is important to keep a good mindset. In poker, one must have a clear head and a clear mind. It is important to have the rage to win, and I can tell you that these few days of rest have given me a taste of winning as never before!
Now I’m flying for a major six weeks trip to Las Vegas for nothing less than the World Series of Poker! I’ve been waiting a very long time for this moment! Several friends and I rented a huge house in Las Vegas for the duration of the trip, where we’ll spend most of the summer. I’ll play poker ten to 12 hours a day, a minimum of six days per week! I’ll try to play as many tournaments as possible in order to have as many results as possible!
Of course, the last tournament of the series, the Main Event in early July, is the most important one, and this is where I will defend my title! But the whole month of June has two tournaments a day, every day, with different variations of poker, with different entry price! More than ever, I have a mad desire to play my best poker and win another bracelet! I honestly believe that I am a much better player than I was last year at this time. I really want to give the best of myself and have several very good results! We’ll see what the summer will bring me, but my mental strength and my rage to win make me very optimistic! I am motivated and ready! The next six weeks will be all poker for me, more poker, and the WSOP Main Event! Shuffle up and deal!
Me proudly flying the PokerStars flag on my way to winning last year’s WSOP main event
Throughout the summer, you’ll be able to follow my live results. Every day, several times a day, I’ll give you reports and news of my tournaments, both on my Twitter my Facebook FanPage. Just follow me to get results in real time throughout the summer!
I now fly to the desert of Nevada. Thank you all for following me! I wish you all the best of luck at the poker table!