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by Bridget Wright | Published: Monday, September 15th, 2014
Lead the gold rush at 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.
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’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 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 Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Carbon Online Poker Series (Carbon OPS) is 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’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
| OPS ME Satellite – [5 Seats Gtd]
||Daily at 19:00
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.
What are you waiting for? Register for this incredible series today and play your way to big win at Carbon Poker.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Friday, September 12th, 2014
The World Series of Poker released its list of 10 nominees for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and it includes first-time and returning candidates alike.
The finalists were once again nominated by the public, making it the sixth straight year it’s been done that way, and the list includes five returning candidates and five first-timers. Poker top-dog Daniel Negreanu leads the band of newcomers in his first year of eligibility.
Each candidate is voted for based on the following criteria:
- Be a minimum age of 40 year old at the time of nomination
- A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
- Played for high staked
- Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
- Stood the test of time
- Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Other first-time nominees include Frenchman Bruno Fitoussi, 1975 WSOP Main Event runner-up Bob Hooks, six-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Ted Forrest, and respected tournament director Jack McClelland.
The five returning nominees are Jennifer Harman, Humberto Brenes, Mike Matusow, Chris Bjorin, and Huck Seed.
It is now in the hands of the 21 living Hall of Fame members and 20-member media panel to cast their votes for the newest member/s before the October 10 deadline.
Up to two of the 10 nominees will soon join an elite list of Poker Hall of Famers that includes the likes of Johnny Moss, Doyle Brunson, Benny Binion, David “Chip” Reese, Thomas Auston “Amarillo Slim” Preston, Stu Ungar, and Phil Hellmuth. Last year, both Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy were voted to join the prestigious club.
The 2014 Poker Hall of Fame class will be inducted as part of the WSOP Main Event final table festivities at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during a special ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Negreanu’s nomination is an accomplishment in and of itself, considering it was the very first year he could be nominated, but he may miss out due to being younger and still very much in the game. He could still have some of the best wins ahead of him, and members may wait to see those. Either way, keep checking poker.com to learn which lucky player/s is inducted.
If you want to play your own hand of poker, head on over to Bovada Poker – the best online poker room for players in the United States. With heaps of tournaments to enter (including WSOP-sponsored ones), and promotions galore to help you win bigger you’ll never want to play your hand anywhere else.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Get ready to win yourself entry coupons to the fastest Sit & Go’s on the poker planet. Supersonic Sit & Go’s are the hottest tournament format in the industry right now. The only thing faster than Supersonic Sit & Go’s is the speed this format is growing in popularity.
So for the entire month of September, Carbon Poker is offering up over $5,000 in prizes through Supersonic Freerolls that kickoff every single day.
The daily freeroll will award tournament entry coupons that span from $1.10 to $11.00 that are good for the Supersonic 4-Max Sit & Go’s. The fastest tournament possible!
Supersonic Freeroll Details
Tournament Name: Supersonic Freeroll
Date & Time: Daily at 20:00 Server Time
Tab Location: Tournaments > Regular or Special
Supersonic Freeroll Payout Breakdown
Each daily Supersonic Freeroll will award tournament entry coupons that span from $1.10 to $11.00. Below is the prizing breakdown for the daily freerolls paid out in entry coupons for the Supersonic 4-Max Sit & Go’s.
1st – 3rd
4th – 9th
10th – 18th
|19th – 100th
Supersonic Freerolls will begin on September 1, 2014 00:00:01 and end on September 30, 2014 23:59:59.
A Supersonic Sit & Go is a format where blinds increase faster than any other game type you have experienced before.
There are two Supersonic Sit & Go formats to choose from:
4-Max, where the blinds increase every 2 minutes and players begin with a 300 chip – starting stack.
And Heads Up, where blinds increase every minute and players begin with a 1,500 chip – starting stack.
Supersonic Sit & Go’s do not offer a time bank to allow for the fast paced, non-stop action!
Head on over to Carbon Poker this month and check out these super-fast freerolls to bank yourself some serious coin.
by Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Before April, hardly anyone would have been able to tell you who Dan Colman was. But with three big poker event wins under his belt in just five months, he’s become a household name in the poker world.
A win in April’s European Poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller was his introduction to the community, but Colman didn’t stop there. Since then, the 23 year-old has completed one of the most dominant runs in poker history.
Colman, who went on to win the World Series of Poker $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop in July as well as finishing runner-up in last month’s EPT Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller, added another $1,446,710 to his yearly winnings on Wednesday when he beat a field of 1,499 players to take out the $5,300 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.
Colman outlasted a tough final table to claim his staggering fourth seven-figure score of 2014. He now has more than $20,000,000 in cashes since April under his belt, and has climbed past Phil Ivey into third place on poker’s all-time list behind Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari.
2014 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Results
Colman didn’t begin Wednesday’s final table in the lead, he had to work for it. He trailed to Mike Leah in chips but it didn’t take the poker wunderkind long to command the table. After John Dolan eliminated Martin Hanowski in 6th place, Colman got all of Joe Kuether’s chips. Dolan himself exited a few hands later, and his strike also came from Colman.
It then came down to three-handed play, with the lead shifting back into Leah’s favor. However, Colman reclaimed the pole position after eliminating Shawn Cunix in 3rd place.
Colman then took 25,450,000 into heads-up play against Leah’s 19,550,000. The heads-up sit-and-go specialist, who has become known for his impressive knack for closing the deal, grinded Leah down to 11,500,000 before finishing him for good.
Dan Colman is undoubtedly becoming a fantastic professional poker player. Where will he strike next? How many more wins will he add to his season belt? Only time will tell. But one thing for sure, the entire poker world will be watching his every move with anticipation and excitement.
Want to improve your poker game to one day become as good as Dan Colman? Open your real money account at Bovada Poker and begin playing your hand. Practice is the only one you’ll improve, and why not do it from the comfort of your own home?