Posts Tagged ‘tournaments’
by Bridget Wright | Published: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
World records continue to drop in the world of Poker in 2013, as American Damon Shulenberger claimed the APT Resorts World Manila Iron Man Poker Challenge in the Philippines to set a new benchmark of 48 hours, 55 minutes and 58.5 second for the ‘Longest Continuous Poker Tournament’.
Smashing the previous record of 36 hours, 34 minutes and 41 seconds set by Peter Konos in Delaware last season, Shulenberger managed to out-wit, outplay and outlast a total of 114 fellow competitors to record his place in history and walk away with the $18,240 winner’s check.
“I have never experienced anything like it in my life” a dazed yet excited Shulenberger said following the final hand.
“Not only going without sleep for two nights straight but I started at level 1 at 8PM and never left the table for five minutes, until almost 50 hours later, with winning the championship.
“I don’t think I’ll play poker again for at least a month.”
Following a four-hour long heads up round, it was Korea’s Choi Byung Kyoo who claimed second prize and a healthy $10,670 check for his troubles.
After remaining in with a shot for almost the entire round, the short-stacked Kyoo played his remaining chips with a hand of King-Seven off suit, immediately called by Shulenberger who had been concealing an Ace-Four off suit. The board ran Ace-Two-Three-Jack-Ten to pair up Shulenberger’s Aces and deliver the US native the monumental title.
“I am most a casual player, so whereas some people like to play all night, all day I’ve always maintained a commitment to sleeping by at least 2a.m. or 3a.m. so I never did an all-nighter like some of my friends” Shulenberger concluded.
Rounding out the top five were German Sandro Simon, Lim Dae Hoon of Korea and local Florencio Campomanes.
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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!
by Bridget Wright | Published: Saturday, August 24th, 2013
Carbon Poker is well-known in poker circles the world-over as one of the leading providers of safe online gambling fun.
Trusted by Professionals like Faraz Jaka, Carbon Poker is without doubt the best place for players of all skill levels to practice among keen and willing peers.
Beginning on August 27th, existing Carbon Poker members will be eligible for a 100% reload bonus for up to $2,000!
Adding to an already huge list of exciting promotions that fill out the remainder of the August calendar, this unique reload bonus is joined by week eight of the Race for Riches beginning today and the Poker Maximus Freeroll giveaway, where players who earn 100 VIP points or more will receive free entry!
Carbon Poker are bringing the biggest and best poker tournament series back with Poker Maximus VI!
Featuring over $3,000,000 in guaranteed spanning over 85 events in 15 days, Poker Maximus VI will officially begin on Sunday September 8th, running solidly though to Sunday the 22nd.
Players have been asking for Poker Maximus to run longer and Carbon Poker have listened, adding four extra days to what was already a huge tournament!
Members who have existing tournament entry coupons will be able to use them throughout the Poker Maximus VI series and buy-in with cash or VIP points!
If you love poker and would like to take advantage of this fantastic reload bonus and take part in the biggest and best poker tournament online, join up at Carbon Poker today!