Posts Tagged ‘high roller’
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: Friday, October 18th, 2013
Recently, the team at poker.com brought you news of two approaching tournaments to be held at the breathtaking Punta Cana and St. Maarten islands as part of the Caribbean Poker Tour (CPT), as well as several ways you can win a trip and even a seat at these spectacular events!
Both stops are set to feature festival of poker tournaments and this week World Series of Poker bracelet winner Chad Holloway was announced to take part in the Learn.PokerNews tournament in St. Maarten.
“Learn.PokerNews is a great way for new players to learn about poker, and I’m thrilled they now have an event specifically designed for readers to test out exactly what they’ve learned” Holloway told Pokernews.com recently.
The Learn.PokerNews event has a buy-in of only $440 and is open to new player wanting to expand their knowledge in a professional environment.
“The Learn.PokerNews Challenge coincides with the CPT Main Event, World Poker Tour Main Event, and the Lucky Number 7 High Roller. Toss in a great venue and it has all the ingredients to be an exhilarating experience. I’m very much looking forward to it” Holloway concluded.
Both events will incorporate a $1,650 buy-in Main Event, but only St. Maarten will host a World Poker Tour Main Event, featuring a $3,500 buy-in, and the $7,000 Lucky Number 7 High Roller tournament.
In great news for all poker players hoping to take in as much of the Caribbean Poker Tour as possible, there are still a couple of trips up for grabs, including a seat! Simply visit the CPT site and enter one the satellite tournaments designated!
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Returning for what turned out to be a relatively short day of poker, Thomas Muhlocker has defeated Daniel Negreanu and eight other final table contestants to win the European Poker Tour Barcelona €10,000 High Roller event.
The day’s proceeding started when the unofficial final table of nine returned to the tournament room, each aiming to claim a good slice of the huge payday on offer. Boasting names such as 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel, current World Series of Poker November Nine star David Benefield and the always dangerous five-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winning Pro Daniel Negreanu, the sparks were always going to fly from the get go.
Negreanu’s situation leading into the event was particularly engaging, as he had disagreed with a ruling so ferociously on day one he essentially removed himself from the tournament, returning only late in the day with his A-game on display and forcing his way into the final.
Progressing quite rapidly, the first elimination came quite early when a large confrontation with Ole Schemion left Raoul Refos crippled beyond salvage, setting up the official final table.
Benefield, who had carried the short stack into the final table, found his tournament come to an end when he moved all in against Schemion before the flop, only to be completely dominated.
Schemion’s streak of high fortune continued almost immediately after dispatching Benefield, when Richard Yong opened with a pre-flop raise against a hidden hand of pocket Aces. Letting out a chuckle and shake of the head, Yong left the final table in seventh position for a total prize of €66,000.
Although it seemed he posed an unstoppable threat to the rest of the table, Schemion lost the majority of his stack just a few hands later when Negreanu pulled a flush over the top of his substantially weaker hand, leading to an eventual bust at the hands of Jean-Noel Thorel.
Duhamel and start-of-the-day chip leader Joni Jouhkimainen followed next, the latter running into pocket aces and forced to settle for fourth place.
By this point, Negreanu was without doubt commanding the table and further extended his lead heading into heads-up play by disposing of Thorel with an amazing straight flush.
Able to score his first double up with an over-pair over Negreanu’s pocket fours, Muhlocker made the killing move on pocket nines when Negreanu had once again pulled a pair of fours.
For his steady, under-the-radar technique, Muhlocker walked away with a handy €390,700 and the added confidence gained from beating the five-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner in heads-up play.
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Thursday, August 29th, 2013
The Inaugural World Poker Tour Alpha8 $100,000 buy-in event has been won by Steven Silverman, who defeated 2013 World Series of Poker November Nine chip leader JC Tran in a heads-up battle.
Following seven levels of high quality action, nine players of an original 21 returned on the final day to play to a winner in the event sponsored by ClubWPT.com, exhibiting a winner’s purse of more than $890,000!
The win marked the second high roller victory for Silverman this year, who previously too out the €25,000 High Roller event at the 2013 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final in May for €775,400.
It took only nine hands for the first elimination to occur, when Bill Perkins was beaten all-in by Isaac Haxton, who exhibited a stronger hand of Ace-eight off suit. Perkins departure left 10 players and the official final table was set.
While many players managed to hang in there for at least a while, a constant stream of big loses eventually saw the numbers dwindle to a final four of Silverman, Tran, Jeff Gross and Matt Glantz, all in a position to make an assault on the top prize.
On hand #137, start-of-the-day chip leader Glantz moved all in for 262,000 and was called by Gross, who turned over a much stronger hand of Ace-six to Glantz’s ten-eight to send Glantz to the runner-up bar and set up a three-way showdown.
After Silverman moved over the top of Gross eight hands later, what looked to be the most likely final showdown between the day’s most consistent performers began.
Highlighting the close nature of the whole tournament’s play, the final hand saw Tran Pull a queen-eight, just less than Silverman’s championship hand of Queen-nine. While both players managed two-pair, Silverman’s slightly stronger hand meant the difference of over $300,000 in prize money and of course, the title of inaugural Alpha8 champion.
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