APT Joined Hand With Geutebruck Korea Inc To Schedule Events

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has signed a fresh two-year agreement with Geutebruck Korea Inc (GK) to organize several poker tournaments at the poker rooms of latter in South Korea, such as at Paradise Casino Walkerhill in Seoul, and the Incheon based Paradise City, close to the main international airport serving the capital of the country.

 

Under the agreement, some of the confirmed poker tournaments scheduled for 2018 include: APT Korea Seoul at Paradise Casino Walkerhill, this will take place from June 15 to 24; and the APT Korea Incheon which will take place at Paradise City, and will be organized from August 10 to 19, 2018.

The Paradise Casino Walkerhill (PCW) is run by operator of South Korean casino, Paradise Co Ltd. And the casino, Paradise City – opened on 20th of April 2017 – is a result of the venture of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., the Japanese pachinko operator and Paradise Co. At both the properties, the casinos are for foreigners exclusively.
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Powerfest By Partypoker

There is a Powerfest scheduled worth $35 million by partypoker that is coming up.


It will start on the first weekend of September and it will have 330 events with the aforementioned amount as guarantee in each. This Powerfest schedule was revealed by party poker recently and those who regularly take part in online tournaments will surely be interested. There would be about 330 tournaments and hence, the schedule will run from 3rd to 24th September.

For those who are new to Powerfest, it is a series of online poker tournaments that was launched last year and proved to be a success. This year it has more events under its fold and its stature has grown as well. Last year this series was launched in the month of February and the guarantee sum was around $5 million. The same year the tournament returned and had a prize pool of the guaranteed sum of $7.8 million. By September 2016 the prize pool amount reached ten million. Continue reading “Powerfest By Partypoker”

Lepik Wins Unibet Open, Copenhagen

Kaarel Lepik from Estonia had an epic battle in the Heads-up of the Unibet Open Copenhagen’s main event and went on to win it.


He entered the Copenhagen Circuit along with 5 other players who were looking to get a qualification to play the main event. He was the only player from the group of six to qualify for the main event and to finally make it to the top. He had a really fierce battle with Sigurd Carlsson and overcame his opponent from the Faroe Islands after trailing him for a long time in the heads-up.

Peter Harkes, the 2011 Unibet Copen Riga winner, was also at the final table and was looking to bid for his second Unibet Open title. But, he had to finally settle for the third place. The chip leader of the final day, Monica Vaka, did not have a good showing at the final table and had to settle for the seventh place. If she was able to show the poker form that she displayed to become the chip leader, she would have become the first female to ever win the Unibet Open title Continue reading “Lepik Wins Unibet Open, Copenhagen”

Ukrainian poker Yevgeniy Timoshenko

The Ukrainian poker Yevgeniy Timoshenko was not at the top of his game at the 2017 Aussie Millions Event.


He had to succumb to a defeat at the hands of Finnish poker Samuli Sipila, who does not have the kind of experience that Tymoshenko has. The Ukrainian had a huge advantage over Sipila in terms of game experience. But, this experience came to no avail as he was not able to get the better of the eventual winner at the side event. The event was the Pot Limit Omaha and this is getting popular among both poker players and fans alike. The buy-in for this event was a huge amount and it was $2,500. This was pretty high for any player.

The prize pool was AUD$283, 500 as there were 126 players who took part in the event. The event saw a lot of popular and known players taking part and the prize money were distributed among the top 15 players. Phil Laak took part in the event and finished in the 9th place and took home AUD$8, 505. Continue reading “Ukrainian poker Yevgeniy Timoshenko”

Seven-Card Stud Course By Poker Academy

Those who are keen to play poker like professionals, there is a good news for them, ThePokerAcademy.com is launching the new courses on seven-card stud. It is the new course and academy had already announced about its launch.


This course has been designed by Twitch streamer and (WSOP) World Series of Poker winner of bracelet Jason Somerville associated with RunItUp.tv both.

This stud course is offered online and at discounted prices for the first few days exclusively for Card Players. However, if somebody missed the opportunity to avail the discount offer to get this course then not a problem. One can email to the poker academy and ask for the promo code to avail discount. The email ID on which one has to send the request is studcourse@thepokeracademy.com. Continue reading “Seven-Card Stud Course By Poker Academy”

PokerStars Rewards Program Changes

Those who are regular players at PokerStars will be interested to know the kind of rewards program changes that the company is announcing for the coming year.


Indeed, PokerStars rules the roost when it comes to online poker rooms and its rewards programs make all the difference.

The changes that would be introduced were announced about a week back and it has intimated its customers through email notifications to that effect. There was a post on the same topic that was published on the blog on the site in October. There are certain important changes that are worth noting. For instance, StarsCoin will be earned by all players including games like Full Tilt and poker games. One can also earn StarsCoin when they play casino action or indulge in sports wagering. There are other changes to note such as those who play high volumes or those who keep inactive accounts. Supernova is a status that would be achieved monthly and to achieve the same one would need to earn VPPs to the amount of 10,000. Continue reading “PokerStars Rewards Program Changes”