August 30, 2009
The winner of the six max pot-limit Omaha tournament of the FTOPS, “Smouse156” took home over $76,000.
833 competitors took part in FTOPS’ six event for a chance to win a portion of the $416,500 prize pool.
Thus, the 102nd spot was rewarded with $791 alongside 17 other competitors. The next-placed 18 online players became $874 richer. This was followed by $999 for the next best 12 while $1,166 was give away to the dozen players finishing above those. So, it is easy to imagine how prizes for the better finishing players grew: $8,954 for the seventh place, $14,369 for the sixth, $22,491 for the fifth spot, $31,654 for the fourth, $41,650 for the third spot and $71,000 for the second.
The 13th edition of FTOPS is set to offer 25 events with the total prize pool of $19 million.
August 22, 2009
This year’s poker festival, Poker in The Park, organized by Bluff Europe, takes place on August 13 from 5 o’clock in the afternoon till 9:30 in the evening and on August 14 from noon until 9:30 in the evening in London, Leicester Square.
It’s been announced that there will be 9 Heads-Up Challenge automated poker tables at the festival for players to compete against each other in free Texas Hold’em tournaments. Besides, Bluff Europe is hosting the Heads-Up Poker marquee in which the most successful player will get the title Heads-Up Poker Champion and his/her photo will be published in the magazine.
Professional players such as Neil Channing, Nick Persaud, Ian Frazer, Paul Jackson and Kara Scott will give autographs and answer questions of the 15,000 poker enthusiasts that are expected to take part in the festival.
August 13, 2009
There is still a chance to win a ticket to the annual Irish Classic Poker Festival main event that is to take place on August 16.
Every Wednesday from 9 o’clock in the evening London time, Betfair has been offering one seat to the main event for as little as $2.20. Besides, the qualifiers will be entered into the Free Million Dollar Game freeroll, which will award one competitor with a seat to the Betfair-sponsored WSOP Europe.
The main event of the Irish Classic Poker Festival will be a $140,000 guaranteed no-limit hold’em tournament with a $1,551 buy-in.
August 9, 2009
Survivor Tournaments and the use of the Euro currency throughout the tournaments are the newes features that have been recently added to Microgaming Poker Network’s portfolio. In addition to that gamblers will soon be able to take part in two additional daily tourneys: Breakfast and Bedtime Bounty.
The tournaments have been designed to make the poker network even more payable. The Survivor Tournament, with its very rapid pace, is supposed to ascend rapidly and eliminate the “weakest” player at every level. The other two tourneys use half of their buy-in as a part of their prize pool and another half as a bounty on the player’s head.
The running promotions are supposed to keep gamblers interested and continue company’s expansion.