by | Published: Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Darren Elias scored the biggest tournament win of his career (spanning both online and live) on Friday, after taking out the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open for a tidy $843,744.

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Darren Elias after winning the WPT Borgata Poker Open

The massive 1,266-entry field was whittled down to just six, who returned for the finale of the event on Friday. This was Elias’s third time at a WPT final table and as the old adage proved: the third time was the charm.

Elias was able to wait patiently in the wings as 25 year-old Kane Kalas, son of the late Philadelphia Phillies sportscaster Harry Kalas, eliminated all four other final table players on the way to heads-up play with Elias. But what makes poker such an entertaining game is the fact that you’re only as good as your last hand. Despite Kalas knocking out all the other players and leading in chips 2-1, it was Elias that scored the final knockout and captured the title.

It took Elias 42 hands to overtake Kalas’s 2-1 chip lead but he managed to pull out a small lead of his own.

The win becomes Elias’s first major title on his live poker resume, and proved to be a career-high for the 27 year-old poker pro. Along with his win, Elias was awarded a seat to the WPT World Championship at the end of the season, which will also be held at the Borgata in the spring (a fact Elias will hope will work in his favor).

Prior to this victory, Elias’s largest live score came back in 2011 at the Borgata Poker Open where he placed fifth for $230,610. Online, Elias has managed two bigger scores than that, one for $396,988 and the other for $574,695, but both have been well and truly topped by his performance in Atlantic City on Friday.

Final Table Results

Place

Player

Prize

1

Darren Elias

$843,744

2

Kane Kalas

$500,364

3

Jose Serratos

$308,067

4

Aaron Overton

$259,012

5

Blake Bohn

$213,999

6

Ray Qartomy

$174,637

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by | Published: Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Are you kind of a big deal? You’ll want to head over to Bovada Poker Bovada Poker this Sunday to get your cut of $100,000 in The Big Deal tournament.

Every Sunday at 4 PM ET you can play through cheap-seat qualifiers starting from as low as $1.10 or buy-in directly for $162 to win big!

Bovada Poker is giving away a guaranteed prize pool of at least $100,000 with a first-place payout of at least $20,000 every single Sunday. You can qualify for the online poker room’s biggest guaranteed tournament for as little as $1 – what a steal.

Just pick your level of qualifying tournament and follow the path to the Sunday $100K. Register for a Cheap Seat, use Poker Points, or buy in directly to our most generous online poker tournament.

Anyone who plays in at least one Sunday $100K Gtd tournament each month will also get a free ticket to that month’s $2K Vacation Shootout tournament. Each all-in shootout tournament takes place on the Thursday following the last $100K Gtd tournament of each month.  The lucky winner scores two tickets to the destination of their choice or a $1K cash alternative. Pick from an exciting lineup of destinations including New York City, San Francisco, Miami, Los Angeles or Las Vegas. These are the kinds of benefits you can expect from playing at Bovada Poker.

Bovada 100K Guaranteed Event

$100K Qualifying Schedule

This guaranteed poker tournament lets you win a cut of $100K by doing it your way: buy in to qualifying tournaments for as little as $1 and play your way through the week, or buy-in directly for $162 to the final $100K Tournament held every Sunday afternoon at 4 PM ET.

Register at Bovada Poker Bovada Poker now for Sunday’s $100K Guaranteed tournament or qualifiers under the $100K Guaranteed tab in the Scheduled Tournaments lobby.

Tournaments Name

Buy-in

Day and Time (ET)

Cheap Seats

$100K Cheap Seats*

$1+$0

Daily at 12:40 AM, 3:40 AM, and 7:40 AM

Guaranteed Tournaments

$100K Special Qualifier 10 Seats Guaranteed

$18 + $1.80

Saturdays at 2:10 PM

$100K Special Qualifier 50 Seats Guaranteed

$18 + $1.80

Sundays at 2:10 PM

$100K Semifinal 5 Seats Guaranteed

$20 + $2

Thursday – Saturday at 8:40 PM

$100K Quarterfinal 1 Seat Guaranteed (Turbo)

$5 + $0.50

Monday to Saturday at 2:40 PM

Semifinals

$100K Semifinal**

$16 + $1

Daily at 4:40 AM and 9:40 AM, Thursday – Saturday at 10:10 PM, Sundays at 1:10 PM

$100K Semifinal (Turbo)**

$16 + $1

Sundays at 2:40 PM

$100K Semifinal (Rebuy)**

$7 + $0.70

Daily at 11:40 AM, Thursday – Saturday at 11:40 PM

$100K Semifinal (DS)**

$35 + $3.50

Monday – Saturday at 3:40 PM

Last Chance Qualifiers

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$4 + $0.40

Sundays at 1:16 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$7 + $0.70

Sundays at 1:36 PM and 1:46 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier**

$16 + $1

Sundays at 1:56 PM and 2:16

$100K Last Chance Qualifier **

$30 + $3

Sundays at 2:46 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier (Hyper Turbo)**

$20 + $2

Sundays at 3:46 PM, 4:16 PM, 4:36 PM and 5:26 PM

$100K Last Chance Qualifier (Hyper Turbo)**

$40 + $4

Sundays at 5:16 PM

*One player for every $17 in the prize pool will win a tournament ticket to any $100K Semi Final.  
** One player for every $162 in the prize pool will win a Tournament Ticket to the $100K Guaranteed.

 


by | Published: Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The NFL is back! To celebrate, Carbon Poker Carbon Poker wants to send you to the Super Bowl XLIX with over $10,000 up for grabs.

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NFL Super Bowl freeroll at Carbon Poker

The 2014 NFL season may only be in week 3, with too little time played to know which teams will make it to the playoffs let alone the Super Bowl, but this is one promotion no fan will want to miss out on!

To get yourself there, all you have to do is correctly pick the winning team of a 2014 Monday Night Football game across the 17-week regular season schedule, then dominate on the poker table. It’s as easy as that. Not to mention, you can pick on multiple weeks thus giving you a bigger chance at winning.

How Do I Enter?

All you have to do is sign-up or login to your Carbon Poker Carbon Poker account where you’ll find the “Game of the Day” feature. Correctly submit your pick for any Monday Night Football game this season, and face off against the other winners in a Tuesday night freeroll.

Freeroll Details & Prizes

Just pick a straight up winner and you’ll be eligible for a weekly freeroll! The top 25 finishers in each weekly tournament will win a $10 free sports bet to use at Carbon Sports!

But if you manage to finish in the top 3 of the weekly Super Bowl Freerolls, you’ll automatically be entered into the online poker room’s Super Bowl Championship Freeroll, taking place on Sunday December 28th at 20:00 Server Time. Win the Championship Freeroll and you will be awarded with two tickets to Super XLIX in Arizona plus $2,000 in cash!

In addition, if you finish in the Top 3 multiple times you will enter the final freeroll with a larger starting chip stack. Every week you finish in the Top 3 of the weekly freeroll, 1,500 chips will be added to your final starting stack!

The Top 25 finishers in the Super Bowl Championship Freeroll will win a $50 Free Sports Bet.

Tournament Details

Name: Super Bowl Freeroll
Day & Time: Tuesday’s at at 20:00 Server Time
Tab: Tournaments > Regular / Special
Prizes: Top 25 Win $10 Free Sports Bet & Top 3 Advance to Super Bowl Championship Freeroll.

Name: Super Bowl Championship Freeroll
Day & Time: Sunday, December 28th at 20:00 Server Time
Tab: Tournaments > Regular / Special
Prizes: Top 25 Win $50 Free Sports Bet & Winner Receives Super Bowl Package.

This is a fantastic promotion for fans of both poker and football, so start picking your Monday Night winners now!


by | Published: Monday, September 15th, 2014

bovada-strike-it-gold-promotionLead the gold rush at Bovada Poker Bovada Poker for a share of over $3 million in guaranteed prizing. Start by hitting the felt in the Contender Series beginning September 8 and play your way to strike gold.

With over $3 million in guaranteed prize money and more than 100 events, this year’s Golden Spade Poker Open is the online poker room‘s biggest poker tournament series on record. Step into the action from September 8 through November 2 and you might just strike it rich with some gold.

The GSPO starts with the micro to low-stakes Contender Series from September 8 to October 5 and finishes with the mid to high-stakes Championship Series from October 6 to November 2. The $400K Guaranteed Main Event will see the winner take home at least $70,000 cash. To get in on the gold rush, qualify or buy in to GSPO events starting September 8.

How to Qualify

Bovada Poker is running more than 2,000 qualifiers from September 8 to November 2. With buy-ins as low as $1.10, there is something for every player no matter your bankroll. Take a look at the chart below to find out your options then hit the felt for your seat in over 100 GSPO events.

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GSPO Schedule

Be part of the gold rush from September 8 through November 2 and grab your cut of over $3 million in guaranteed prizing. The Golden Spade Poker Open has over 2,000 qualifiers and over 100 events.

Contender Series: Sept. 8 to Oct. 5

  • $1 million guaranteed.
  • Micro to low-stakes tournaments.
  • $12K Gtd Kickoff Event on Sept. 20.
  • $75K Gtd Main Event on Oct. 5.

Championship Series: Oct. 6 to Nov. 2

  • Over $2 million guaranteed.
  • Mid to high-stakes tournaments.
  • $25K Gtd Kickoff Event on Oct. 18.
  • $400K Gtd Main Event on Nov. 2.

The full schedule is available to view on Bovada Poker Bovada Poker’s promotional page.

Terms and Conditions

  • A player can win a maximum of one entry to an event.
  • If a player qualifies multiple times for an event, additional entries to that event are forfeited.
  • Tournament tickets can’t be used for other tournaments and can’t be exchanged for money.

Online poker tournaments at Bovada Poker Bovada Poker like the GSPO have something to offer every player, so what are you waiting for? Grab your pick-axe and pan and head on over to Bovada Poker today to get the chance to strike it rich on gold rewards.


by | Published: Sunday, September 14th, 2014

carbon poker OPSCarbon Online Poker Series (Carbon OPS) is Carbon Poker Carbon Poker’s biggest online poker series with the largest amount of cash up for grabs. The good news is it’s back this September!

Featuring over $2,000,000 in guaranteed prize pool across 79 events and over $500,000 in Main Events, this series brings non-stop poker action over 15 days!

Carbon OPS will officially start on September 14th, 2014 and runs through to September 28th, 2014.

Players can take part in the series by buying in with cash or through existing tournament entry coupons.

Carbon OPS Tournament Schedule

This time around, Carbon Poker has added all of you favorite poker games such as Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, HORSE, Razz and Badugi. In addition, the online poker room has also added two Mega Stack events, which have 15,000 chip starting sticks to provide lots of play and action.

Throughout the Carbon OPS, there will be a minimum of 4 events on each day. There are far too many playable events to list them all here so make sure you check out Carbon Poker Carbon Poker’s promotional page.

Carbon OPS $250K Gtd Satellites

Everday, Carbon Poker is guaranteeing seats to the $215 buy-in $250,000 Main Event through daily qualifiers.

Unlimited Rebuy Satellites
Tournament Name Start Time Buy-In
 OPS ME Satellite – [5 Seats Gtd] Daily at 19:00 $11.00

Carbon OPS Satellites Sit & Go’s

Carbon OPS Sit & Go satellites are running around the clock. You can qualify for as little as $0.21 for your shot at taking down the event.

carbon poker sit and go schedule

What are you waiting for? Register for this incredible series today and play your way to big win at Carbon Poker Carbon Poker.


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