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”

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”

Macau brings in top gambling regulator

The world’s biggest gambling center has a brand new leader for its regulative body.

Asia Gaming Brief’s report suggested that Assistant Public Prosecutor-General Paulo Martins Chan will run Macau’s Gambling Inspection and Coordination Bureau effective 1st Dec.
Manuel Joaquim das Neves, the current gambling regulator, who has been at the head of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau for around 18 years and has seen Macau’s historic rise and also dealt with its accompanying challenges, last month said that he would retire. His term is over on 25th Nov.

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The Bygone Era Of Poker: Stan Schrier Reflects on WSOP Final Table 2001

Unless you did not belong to the pre-poker boom era, there is no reason for you to know Stanley Schrier. He is the game’s elder statesman, and also the participant member of the greatest final table in the history of World Series of Poker Main Events. The table also included legendry Phil Hellmuth, Carlos Mortensen and Mike Matusow among others.

It was 2001 and the Binion’s Horseshoe in Las Vegas downtown was packed with the 613 world best players. Only some years prior to the event Schrier aged 60plus relocated to Vegas after selling out his business in Omaha so that he can p lay poker here. But that was the first time he was in the WSOP. Legendry players were falling like nine pins and they included Billy Baxter, Barny Boatman, Mike Sexton, Allen Cunningham and Jim Bechtel, but Schrior was there like a rock. The field was left with just 11 players and that was the time the field los tone of the most promising and now world famous player.

Shrier said, “I knew Daniel Negreanu really well” to PokerNews recently at an Omaha poker event.  He said, he took a beating and went out which I did not know when as he was playing in another table. But some experience it was. Continue reading “The Bygone Era Of Poker: Stan Schrier Reflects on WSOP Final Table 2001”