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by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
German Poker Professional Philipp Gruissem has claimed his second straight World Poker Tour Alpha8 title after his win in London only a few weeks ago was followed by a victory in the $100,000 buy-in St. Kitts event this past Sunday.
Outlasting a skilled field of 23 players at the Royal Beach Casino, Gruissem claimed an attractive $1,086,400 for his troubles and has now won two of only three Alpha8 high roller events since the inception of the series earlier this year.
Day two of the tournament began with 16 players still in contention for the seven-figure prize; however after hours of play it was a heads-up meeting with Tom McDonald that stood between Gruissem and the major prize.
On the final hand of the match, Gruissem moved all-in prior to the flop with an AH-5D hand, immediately called by McDonald who featured the slightly stronger AD-6C; essentially meaning the champ would have to hit a five to claim the entire pot.
That is precisely what happened when the board turned out JH, 5H, 4C, KS, 10H, securing the second major title in succession for Gruissem and awarding McDonald a healthy $679,000 runners-up check.
As a result of finishing positions, there was a lot of movement all over the Lock Poker Player of the Year table, peaking with Gruissem and fellow final-table player Scott Seiver moving into the overall top 10.
This tournament marked the ninth final table for Seiver this season, who also won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure super high roller tournament for over $2 million and finished runner-up to Gruissem at the memorable London Alpha8 tournament in October.
Jason Koon, who finished fourth for a cool $298,760 and 300 POY points also made a move, registering his sixth final table of the season and consolidating position 30 on the overall standings sheet.
The St. Kitts event was the last World Poker Tour Alpha8 event for 2013, with play scheduled to resume at the Emperors Palace Hotel Casino in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2014.
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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!
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by Bridget Wright | Published: Sunday, October 6th, 2013
Lock Poker is known as the one of the industry leaders in providing a fun and safe online poker experience for members of all skill and knowledge levels.
Play has never been more lucrative at Lock Poker, as they are pulling out all the stops with this week’s list of amazing deals!
Players who have not yet experienced what Lock Poker is all about are in for a real treat, with an unprecedented Welcome Bonus!
By entering the unique code: THEFUTURE before depositing any amount, players can take advantage of an incredible 200% match bonus! In simple terms, deposit $100 and receive a $200 bonus – you play with $300!
Looking to build up your bankroll quickly? Every Sunday, Lock Poker offers all members a $100,000 Guarantee Tournament! Buy your seat with Cash, VIP points or even win one in a satellite tournament offered many times throughout the week!
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It’s clear Lock Poker offers great promotions all year round and when couple with their safe, fun and fast games; they are a clear market leader.
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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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by Bridget Wright | Published: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Following a few more tournaments, there has been and looks as though there will be a reasonable amount of noticeable movement in the Lock Poker 2013 Card Player of the Year race!
Later this week, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will kick off its monstrous $10,000,000 guarantee main event, which will undoubtedly call for standings changes in the Player of the Year race.
Further to this, there will be a $100,000 buy-in beginning next week and an already completed $560 no-limit hold’em event with a ridiculous $1,000,000 guarantee; one that has so far made the largest impact on the Player of the Year race!
A total of 2,289 entries to this tournament were lodged and were finally whittled down to Raymond Piccin, who defeated Darren Rabinowitz heads-up for the title.
This was Rabinowitz’zs eighth final table of 2013 and has been paid for his consistency by rising to 52nd in overall standings.
The Arizona State Poker Championship saw a total of 1299 entries compete in the $1,080 no limit hold’em main event, eventually won by professional Joe Kuether who earned himself 960 Player of the Year points and a climb to 26th on the overall standings.
The World Series of Poker Circuit Foxwoods tournament kicked-off this month, crowning Jason Strasser as champion of the marquee $1,675 no-limit hold’em event. A prize of $186,600 and 840 Player of the Year points were awarded to Strasser, who has this year made a large career change and not been able to play much.
The final event awarding Lock Poker Player of the year points over the past month was the World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus event; the first of the WPT circuit this season.
Alexey Rybin was crowned champion following eight grueling days in the $4,400 main event, which drew an overall field of 262 big-name players. For his troubles, Rybin was awarded 648 Player of the Year points.
After the best all-round performances of the season so far, Daniel Negreanu remains atop the leader board with a huge 3,768 points and $1,765,118 in combined earnings!
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