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Olivier Busquet Wins EPT Barcelona Super High Roller

by | Published: Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

olivier busquet EPT Barcelona winnerThe momentous 100th stop of the European Poker Tour got off to a great start as Olivier Busquet won the EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller. He took out a total prize win of €896,434, securing the second live tournament of his career.

Busquet topped an elite, record-breaking field of 77 competitors to take out the top prize, a record which previously stood at 64 entries.

For his victory, Busquet had to defeat his good friend and most recent winner of the World Series of Poker Big One for One Drop, Daniel Colman. Colman shouldn’t be too upset, he has had an impressive year in live tournaments, and earned himself €843,066 for coming in second place.

Final Table Results

Place Player Prize
1 Olivier Busquet €896,434
2 Daniel Colman €843,066
3 Vladimir Troyanovskiy €473,200
4 Scott Seiver €364,200
5 Sam Trickett €288,400
6 Sven Reichardt €225,500
7 Morten Klein €177,500
8 Dan Shak €138,600

Busquet had an amazing day from the outset. He scored a runner-runner double up aginst Sven Reichardt that vaulted him into second place and from there, he was an unstoppable force.

Busquet and Colman easily defeated the other six players at the final table and then the two went to heads-up play. Busquet pulled off an impressive bluff-shove on the river with five high, and then managed a full house against Colman’s trips to score another big win.

On the final hand, Colman limp-shoved his short stack preflop with big slick, but couldn’t hold up against Busquet’s Queen and Jack of Hearts. Despite “losing”, Colman walked away with an impressive €843,066, earning himself another big score and taking his 2014 yearly earnings to a whopping $18,492,964.

Busquet had this tournament in the bag, with hardly anyone managing to send a ripple in his smooth-sailing journey to the top spot.

Busquet, who also works as a televised poker commentator when he’s not playing himself, scored the largest prize earning of his live poker career and moved to nearly $5.9 million in tournament earnings.

The EPT Barcelona action is still going strong, with the Main Even taking place tomorrow. There has been speculation that this will be the largest EPT event outside of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in history, so it’s one you surely won’t want to miss. The action kick off at 12 PM local time.

If you’re itching to play a hand of poker yourself, head on over to Bovada Poker Bovada Poker which can accommodate all your needs. Satellite events, tournaments, and even WSOP qualifying events will keep you busy all day and all night. Not to mention the Welcome Bonus and ongoing promotional offers will help you earn a bigger win.

Coolest Setup Giveaway!

by | Published: Monday, August 18th, 2014

Do you have the best setup imaginable for your online poker playing? Did you spend hours upon hours planning and constructing yours to help improve your game? Well it’s time to share because Carbon Poker Carbon Poker wants to find the coolest online poker setup in the world and reward it!

carbon poker setup giveawayThe leading online poker room wants to know how much you love playing poker with your personal online poker setup. How many monitors do you play on? Do you have a cool desk? Maybe an amazing view to look at while you play your hand? Or perhaps a tricked out chair? Whatever it is that makes your game special, Carbon Poker wants to see the coolest poker setup.

Starting August 1st and running to September 29th Carbon Poker wants you to take a photo of your own personal online poker setup.

All you have to do is post your picture on your Instagram, tag it with #carbonpokersetup and add this caption “This is my poker setup @carbonpoker. My username is [enter here].”

Carbon Poker Carbon Poker will then reward the top 3 Instagram photos posted with these requirements based on how many likes your picture gets.

The top 3 pictures with the most likes will win the following prizes:

Place Prize
1st $215 Entry Coupon
2nd $109 Entry Coupon
3rd $60 Entry Coupon

Not too shabby for simply taking a picture, is it?

In addition to all this, the Carbon Poker staff will choose a fourth Instagram photo that they deem their favorite. This user will also receive a $215 tournament entry coupon to that week’s $125K Sunday Big Ticket.

Every Sunday of every week Carbon Poker runs a gigantic $125,000 guaranteed tournament titled Sunday Big Ticket! The buy-in for the tournament is $215, but yours will be paid for if you win this prize!

Tournament Name: Sunday Big Ticket – $125K Gtd – [Super Deep]
Game Type: NLHE
Date: Every Sunday
Time: 15:00 Server Time
Buy-in: $215 (Cash, Entry Coupon or VIP Points)
Starting Stack: 10,000
Tab Location:  Tournaments > Regular

Make sure you follow Carbon Poker Carbon Poker on Instagram to stay informed about the latest information regarding the Coolest Setup Giveaway, as well as all the latest news, exclusive offers, and promotions for the rest of the site.

What are you waiting for? Take a photo of your awesome poker setup today and you could win yourself a $215 entry coupon just like that.

PokerStars 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Schedule

by | Published: Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Once again, the richest online poker tournament series in the world will be taking place in September.

pokerstars WCOOPLast week, Pokerstars Pokerstars released its schedule for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which will run from September 7 – 28. The annual online series will offer a variety of popular games and formats in 66 events with a total $40 million in guaranteed prize money.

The event kicks off with a $109 no-limit hold’em WCOOP event on Sunday, September 7 at 8:00 AM ET but the fun doesn’t stop there with two $215 no-limit hold’em events scheduled for opening day, including a Sunday Million special tournament with $1.5 million guaranteed.

As we’ve come to expect, the festival will be highlighted by a $5,200 buy-in Main Event with a $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The two-day Main Event will take place September 28-29 and, for the first time ever, the final will be broadcast live.

One of the most exciting additions to this year’s roster is the side promotion that will see four protégés win training from Team PokerStars Pros (Andre Akkari, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, and Vanessa Selbst), and receive buy-ins to three events, including the $5,200 Main Event. The protégés will be voted for by the general public and can be followed on PokerStars’s facebook page.

Last year’s event was a complete success with PokerStars handing out more than $62 million across 66 events, crushing the $40 million in guarantees offered. The total number of tournament entrants across the series was 144,945, up nearly 15 percent on the 2012 total of 126,041.

Online qualifiers to all the 2014 events are now live, with cash buy-ins starting from less than $1 and Frequent Player Point satellites from just 1 FPP. Continue reading for a look at the 2014 WCOOP schedule (all times EDT): (more…)

The Punta Cana Mixer

by | Published: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Win yourself a ticket to the Punta Cana Poker Classic at Bovada Poker Bovada Poker. You could jump right in with a $5,500 Prize Package just by playing your favorite games across the Bovada brand.

bovada punta cana mixer

Bovada Poker’s ultra-exclusive 18-seat poker tournament on September 4 will award three $5,500 Prize Packages for the Punta Cana Poker Classic. To win your seat, all you have to do is enter now on the online poker room’s promotional page then play poker, play blackjack and bet on sports every day from August 11 to 31.

You’ll earn draw entries based on your play, and Bovada will have a draw every week for three weeks, with each one awarding four seats to the special tournament. The other six seats will go to the social media contest winners.

Ways to Earn Entries

Ways to Earn Entries from August 11 to 31 Number of Entries
For every 50 poker points earned 1
For every $10 wagered in the sportsbook 1
For every $10 wagered on blackjack 1
For playing in a Punta Cana tournament (with buy-in of up to $11) 1
For playing in a Punta Cana tournament (with buy-in of $22 to $44) 2
For playing in a Punta Cana tournament (with buy-in of $55) 3
For playing in a Punta Cana tournament (with buy-in of $270) 4

So that means you’re not restricted to just playing poker to earn yourself entry tickets. If you’re a fan of playing blackjack or placing a bet on your favorite sporting events, this is the promotion for you. Watch those entries to the draw rack up while you go about your usual online gaming activities.

With all the online gambling entities you could want in the one place, the Bovada Poker Bovada Poker brand is your one-stop destination. Why would you need to go anywhere else?

Be sure to visit Bovada Poker on facebook and enter the weekly contest from August 11 through 31 for even more chances. The social media contest will award six seats to the 18-player tournament.

Live Every Week like it’s Shark Week!

by | Published: Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Carbon Poker Carbon Poker is kicking off the week celebrating one of the biggest yearly events – Shark Week – with freerolls!

carbon poker shark week promotionShark Week 2014 will be bigger and better than ever as Carbon Poker enters the water. You’re going to need a bigger bet! Good thing the online poker room is on hand to help you out.

Starting Sunday, August 10 and running through to Friday, August 15 Carbon Poker will be running daily $500 Shark Week Freerolls in which the winner will gain entry to and play in the $2,000 Shark Week Championship event on Saturday, August 16.

The winner of the Championship event will not only take home a cash prize, they will also receive a Shark Week Championship Accolade, allowing you to brag about the players you’ve stalked and devoured throughout the weeklong series.

$500 Shark Week Freeroll Details:

Tournament Name: $500 Shark Week Freeroll

Date: August 10 – 15

Time: 20:00 Server Time

Buy-in: Free

Tab Location: Tournaments > Special/Regular

$2,000 Shark Week Competition:

Tournament Name: Shark Week Championship

Date: Saturday, August 14

Time: 20:00 Server Time

Buy-in: Winner of each $500 Shark Week Freeroll

Tab Location: Tournaments > Special/Regular

Don’t forget to grab your FREE initial deposit bonus of 200% to get up to $5,000 in FREE cash at Carbon Poker Carbon Poker before beginning your shark week tournament to begin your play with a bigger hand.

Just make your first deposit with Carbon Poker and use the special Initial Deposit Bonus code CARBONPK to earn your 200% bonus – up to $5,000! That’s $5,000 free cash on your first deposit of up to $2,500.

For example, if you deposit $2,500.00 by using the CARBONPK Bonus Code, you will automatically receive $10 in FREE cash every time you accumulate 1500 Player points (150 Player Pts for every $1).

All bonus codes are entered in the cashier at the time of deposit.

This deposit bonus offer has the following play requirements:

  • Initial deposit & one use only
  • Min. Deposit Amount: $25.00
  • Bonus paid in $10 increments
  • $1 earned every 150 Player Points
  • Any unused bonus expires on withdrawal

What are you waiting for? Open your real money account at Carbon Poker Carbon Poker today to begin your journey in the deep blue sea. Just make sure you don’t get bit!