Archive for October, 2013
by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
After experiencing a few minor difficulties recently, Lock Poker is excited to announce their re-launch with all-new software under the title Lock Poker 2.0!
Players spoke and Lock Poker listened, ensuring the absolute best platform for all members new and old to utilize on their way to a brilliant online Poker experience!
While still offering the same great games and tables, Lock Poker has essentially updated their old software to brand new, state-of-the-art with great security walls, faster deposit and withdrawal options and a more user-friendly interface.
In continued brilliance, Lock Poker is offering upwards of 20 different tournaments a day, including a guaranteed $1,000 tourney with a fee of as little as 40 cents! What a great way to spend an evening – staking less than a dollar with a chance of a $1,000 return!
Of course, Lock Poker also offers members who enjoy a more high-rolling approach with a list of great high stakes games, including a daily $5000 guaranteed Satellite Super Turbo tournament with a buy-in of only $200.
As an added bonus, Lock Poker is offering all players looking to win a huge prize the opportunity to do just that every week! Are you looking to build up your bankroll quickly? Every Sunday, Lock Poker offers a $100,000 Guarantee Tournament for anyone and everyone! Buy your seat with cash, VIP points or win your seat in one of many weekly Satellite tournaments!
All players new an old can be assured of a 100% safe, professional and overall rewarding online poker experience at the all-new and improved Lock Poker!
To start playing at the platform trusted by Poker Professionals everywhere like Annette Obrestad, Francisco Costa and Greg Tiller, head over at sign up at Lock Poker today!
by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, October 28th, 2013
The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe came to a dramatic ending on Friday in the final table of the Main Event, with the season’s last bracelet (along with a cool €1 million) going the way of 19-year-old Spaniard Adrian Mateos.
Defeating local favorite Fabrice Soulier in a marathon heads-up matchup that lasted a grueling five hours, Mateos spoke of his excitement at winning the major event.
“With more money, I can play more events. You will see me more … Next year I can’t go (to Las Vegas), I have to wait, but I will be there”.
Beginning the final day’s proceedings fourth in chips, Benny Spindler boasted a very healthy stack but attempted a massive bluff against Jerome Huge and was called, exiting in sixth place just a few hands later after moving all in with a pair of Queens, only to be beaten out by Mateos’s King-Ten.
Sole American hopeful Ravi Raghavan was the next player to find a seat in the runners-up lounge, despite flopping a royal flush draw against two pair shown by Mateos. The Spaniard led out for 65,000 on a King-Ten-Eight flop and Raghavan raised to 175,000 before being called and in turn moving all-in. Mateous called and revealed King-Eight for two pair, only faced with a pair of aces by Raghavan.
Similarly to Spindler earlier in the day, Frenchman Jerome Huge ran a huge bluff during open play and was unsuccessful, tabling Four-Three for a lowly pair of threes completely counteracted by Soulier’s two pair of Aces and Queens.
Just after the start of three-handed play Dominik Nitsche continued the trend of unsuccessful bluffs and was crippled, never recovering before being shown his €400,000 prize for third place only six hands later.
Mateos entered heads-up play with a commanding 4-1 chip lead over his more favored opponent and slowly pulled further away from Soulier. It took more than 100 hands seal the deal once and for all, when Soulier moved all-in with the Nine-Eight of diamonds hand only to be called by Mateos, who held Ace-King off suit. Another King spiked the turn and Mateos was awarded the €1 million winner’s check.
The sky now appears the limit for the 19-year-old, who will have to bide his time for the next two years until an age of 21 will allow him into the major tournaments of Las Vegas.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
The tropical island of St. Maarten will play host to the Caribbean Poker Tour (CPT) next month, and will offer a dozen events including a World Poker Tour Main Event and a $7,000 buy-in, seven-handed Lucky Number 7 High Roller Tournament, set to be hosted by German Poker Professional Tobias Reinkemeier.
This past week, the CPT released all the specifics players and fans will need to know in regards to this fantastic high-roller tournament.
The tournament will stretch over a three day period and will see all players begin proceedings with 70,000 in chips, with unlimited re-entries during the competition’s first 10 levels – the first re-entry will cost $6,000 and each proceeding will cost $5,000.
Levels 1-10 will last 30 minutes each, with all levels from 11 onwards scheduled to last one hour. Late registration for the tournament will remain open only until level 4 is completed.
CEO of the Caribbean Poker Tour Leon Groenewoud highlighted to pokernews.com recently the tournament as an amazing trip for any fan of poker, no-matter their level of skill and overall interest.
“The CPT is the holiday of a lifetime with poker included” Groenewoud said.
“This is an opportunity to take your friends and family with you, and they will love it. With each package you will play at least two tournaments, and you don’t need any money for food or drinks.
“With our adventure vouchers you can choose the activities you’ve always wanted to try!” Groenewoud concluded.
What is particularly great about this CPT stop is literally any poker player can qualify, and in a number of ways!
Bovada Poker still has a few places available to enter the final competition for an incredible package to the Caribbean Poker Tour’s St. Maarten stop, including flights, accommodation and entry into the tournament!
To take part, head over to Bovada Poker today and stake your claim for a place in St. Maarten!
by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
The biggest poker tour on the planet is returning to Canada for the World Poker Tour Montreal event and Bovada Poker is giving all players the chance to get in on the game!
Running until November 3 2013, play in daily qualifiers or buy in to a satellite tournament and you could win a $6,000 WPT Montreal prize package, including your seat in what has quickly become one of the major events on the World Poker Tour schedule.
The WPT Montreal prize packages includes:
- $3,850 WPT Montreal Main Event Buy-In
- $2,150 for travel and accommodations
- A Bovada Swag Bag
Everyone knows Canadians love hockey and beer, but the Great White North has also become a hotbed of poker activity. Montreal is no stranger to the felt, as last year’s WPT Montreal broke a number of attendance records and attracted well-known pros from all corners of the world.
The 2013 WPT Montreal is already shaping to be bigger and better than ever before and this year the cameras will be rolling, as the tournament has developed such a following that the entire even is set to be televised.
With qualifiers running daily for as little as $0.66, you have a ton of ways to make it to the WPT Montreal! Bovada Poker have devised a detailed and complete schedule for the WPT Montreal, available for all to see in the Poker section of their website.
The weather in this great Canadian city may be known for its sub-zero temperatures, but the tables are heating up, so be sure to qualify now and win your seat in the WPT Montreal Main Event!
There is now less than two weeks to ensure yourself the best possible chance of playing alongside the pros at the WPT Montreal. Head over to Bovada Poker today, sign up and start playing!
by Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, October 20th, 2013
A brand new Tournament is launching at Carbon Poker this November, this time featuring over $1,500,000 in guaranteed prize pool over 15 jam-packed days!
Nicknamed the Carbon Online Poker Series (OPS), the lucrative fun will officially kick off on November third, 2013 and run through a greater portion of the month till November 17 2013!
Players can take part in the series by buying in with cash, using Carbon Poker’s unique VIP points, or through existing tournament enter coupons.
Carbon OPS will features 85 events over 15 days and more than $1,500,000 in prizes! Events are scheduled daily including $400,000 guaranteed in Main Events!
Further to this, the winner of each and every of the 85 Carbon OPS events will receive an exclusive Carbon OPS accolade! Throughout the tournament, there will be a minimum of four different events per day.
What’s particularly great about the early warning Carbon Poker are offering all current and soon-to-be members, is seats to the tournament’s Main Events can be won daily through a host of Carbon OPS Satellite tournaments! This means you can qualify for a seat in the $150,000 main event for as little as 21 cents!
Carbon Poker has fast become the undisputed leader in Online Poker rooms, and with tournaments like the Carbon Online Poker Series, it’s not hard to see why.
To give yourself the best possible chance of claiming your share in a huge prize pool, sign up at Carbon Poker today and start playing in one of the lead-in Satellite Tournments!