Welcome to Prague Poker Action

Welcome to Prague Poker Action
Posted by Bradley, December 8, 2011 Prague is becoming a major destination for poker tournament action. This month, the Czech capital hosted the World Poker Tour (WPT) and the European Poker Tour (EPT). The next event on the calendar is the iPOPS Live, the iPoker Network’s first live poker tournament. Two big events will be staged this weekend at the Ambassador Casino and Titan Poker’s players will be among the participants. The iPOPS Live Main Event is a €700 + €70 event and players qualified for their seats at Titan Poker’s satellite tournaments. This freezeout event kicks off on Saturday at 13:00 local Prague time. Players will start with 30,000 chips and enjoy exciting poker action throughout the day. The poker action will resume on Sunday at 12:30 local Prague time and will continue until the tournament’s conclusion. The other main event at the Ambassador Casino is the continuation of iPOPS #4 $500,000 Guaranteed. Twenty-seven players remain in the action after the online poker stage, and we previously posted their rank and chip counts. iPOPS #4 will resume play at 16:00 local Prague time on Saturday and action will continue until only six players remain. Blinds will start from 10,000/20,000. The players will be seated in the same table positions they were sitting in when the tournament was paused. They will resume play with the same amount of chips they had at that time. Players who do not show for the live tournament action will be blinded out until the first break. The final table will be staged on Sunday from 13:00 local Prague time and is set to be streamed live on the Internet with a 30 minute delay. First place stands to receive $90,000. It is important to add that all participants in the iPOPS events are invited to join a Welcome Party Friday night at 20:30 local Prague time. We hope that the players don’t get too drunk because they have a huge poker tournament to play the very next day.

Pius Heinz wins 2011 WSOP

Pius Heinz wins 2011 WSOP
The 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event title has finally been claimed. Pius Heinz, a 22-year-old professional poker player from Cologne, Germany, took the title holding Ace-King against Martin Staszko’s Ten-Seven. Neither hand improved and Heinz took home $8.7 million with ace-high. Not only was Heinz the first German to win the Main, he was the first to sit at the final table. Over 6800 players from 85 different nations started the event over 13 days, with a prize pool of $64,540,858. The top 693 cashed and the tournament broke, as usual, over a period of five months between the body of the event and the final table, the “November Nine.” Notably, third-place finisher Ben Lamb was looking to culminate a sick, sick run at the WSOP. He place in five consecutive tournaments, making the final table of four of them, and winning one of them. This unheard-of streak locked him up solidly for the WSOP Player of the Year title. For the first time, the Main Event was broadcast (almost) live. There was a delay of several minutes to limit the ability of players to exploit the private pocket card cameras. Although this could potentially allow players to learn about very recent hands during breaks, creating a unique angle on the most important final table of the year. The continuing high turnout of the WSOP is taken as proof that the allure of poker continues throughout the world despite a federal crackdown against online poker. # Player Earnings Country 1 Pius Heinz $8,715,638 Germany 2 Martin Staszko $5,433,086 Czech Republic 3 Ben Lamb $4,021,138 United States 4 Matt Giannetti $3,012,700 United States 5 Phil Collins $2,269,599 United States 6 Eoghan O’Dea $1,720,831 Ireland 7 Bob Bounahra $1,314,097 Belize 8 Anton Makiieveskyi $1,010,015 Ukraine 9 Sam Holden $782,115 United Kingdom Copyright © 2011 Ace Nine, LLC Legal  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map

It’s MAD MONTH at 888Poker

It’s MAD MONTH at 888Poker
  Weekends just got wilder! Every new player at 888Poker gets free entrance to 5 x $888 tourneys & an exclusive $8,888 MAD Freeroll every weekend!  All you have to do is deposit as little as $10 to be eligible.   And that’s not all…the $8 freebie is also back for players that are located in the following countries: Kuwait, Lebanon, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Greece, Ireland, Japan, , Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,   In addition, look out for the 888 Genie on the new PokerCam tables! Yes, throughout this MAD MONTH the 888 Genie will be popping up on the webcam poker tables, offering players amazing surprises & free prizes. You never know when the madness will strike. Login & play the PokerCam tables under ‘All games’ – ‘Hold’em’ tab.       For more information please visit 888 Poker   Promotion Date: 18 September 2011

First Timer’s Guide to Playing Live

First Timer’s Guide to Playing Live
1. 888Poker Download Read Review 2. PartyPoker Download Read Review Heinz wins 2011 WSOP Pius Heinz wins the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event over Martin Staszko. Blue Monday The second wave of U.S. indictments against online poker rooms fires out from Maryland. Player Migration Begins PartyPoker’s attempts to woo poker players away from US-facing rivals. Feds Indict Online Poker Operators News about the April 15, 2011 federal online poker indictments. Three Poker Book Gift Ideas Three Poker Book Gift Ideas for the Holidays See all Poker Articles >>

Feds Indict Online Poker

Feds Indict Online Poker
by Carson Cashman | April 15, 2011 Federal authorities unsealed an indictment against eleven people today, including the founders of Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. The charges range from bank laundering to wire fraud to violations of the UIGEA. US Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that the defendants “concocted an elaborate criminal fraud scheme, alternately tricking some U.S. banks and effectively bribing others to assure the continued flow of billions in illegal gambling profits.” Federal prosecutors are also seeking $3 billion (with a b) in civil money laundering penalties. Prosecutors claim that online poker rooms were deliberately miscoding prohibited online poker transactions as other legal types of transactions, such as jewelry and flower purchases. In addition to the indictments, several domain names were seized as well as an estimated 75 bank accounts associated with the tainted transactions. Prosecutors also allege the defendants established bank accounts under false pretenses with the intention of processing online poker transactions. News of the indictments is spreading fast. Wynn Resorts, who had recently announced a partnership with PokerStars just last month, immediately canceled said arrangement. Poker players are asking questions about their deposits and no one seems to know what’s happening. We’ve reached a new stage in the history of online poker. It’s uncertain how far-reaching this crackdown will be. Also unclear are the ramifications for future regulation of the industry. Is this the dawn of the terminal decline of online poker? History would say no. Prohibition of ubiquitous activities tends to fail (alcohol prohibition, anyone?). Perhaps this latest action by the government is the first step to a legitimate federal regulation of online Texas Hold’em poker. These prosecutions will certainly galvanize the millions of people in the U.S. who are affected by poker prohibition. Perhaps more important is the political environment as we approach the 2012 presidential election. Politicians on the right will have a hard time convincing their libertarian base that the government needs to monitor their banking transactions just as politicians on the left cannot reject the billions in additional revenue online poker regulation could bring. We will continue to follow this story closely as news develops. Copyright © 2011 Ace Nine, LLC Legal  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map