If you are a tournament poker player that loves huge series, you’re in for a treat as PokerStars recently released the finalized schedule for the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker. On September 4th the online tournament extravaganza commonly referred to as WCOOP will kick off, so August will be the last month for you to grind the games on your Bwin Poker download.
In total there are 62 events to choose from over 22 days, and the guarantees add up to an astounding $30 million. This series has something for everyone, including a No Limit Omaha Hi/Lo 6-max Knockout tournament. Have you ever seen so many descriptors for one event?!
The first event of the series takes place at 10:00 AM EST on September 4th, and it features a $215 No Limit Hold’em 6-max MTT with a cool $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The series will then wrap…Read More
I wrote a couple weeks ago that PokerStars has the strongest Sunday tournament schedule of all the sites out there. Sites like the Everest Poker download have the potential to give them a run for their money, but PokerStars is still number one in the industry when it comes to exciting promotions and announcements. They recently made their Sunday schedule even more exciting with the addition of two new tourneys.
The first of these new tourneys will be a regular part of the schedule as PokerStars introduces the Sunday Cubed, yet another Sunday Major. It features a $55 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with an optional $100 for a rebuy and add-on. The guarantee is a cool $50,000.
The Sunday Cubed, like the Titan Poker bonus code, is going to appeal mostly to those in Europe and Asia thanks to the fact it starts at 05:00 ET. This…Read More
There are a lot of poker rooms for you to choose from, especially if you do not live in America. While everyone is able to make a Bodog Poker download, a few of the other sites out there specialize their marketing to specific areas of the globe.
PokerStars is an example of a site that does a good job of marketing in as many places as possible. They have several regional promos, which means that you need to live in a certain area of the world to participate. An example of this is in their poker leagues.
To participate in a poker league on the PokerStars download, you play in certain tournaments with the intent of earning points. The more points you earn, the higher up on the leaderboard you place. The top players receive pre-determined prizes and, of course, bragging rights.
Right now there are three different…Read More
If you are a tournament player, you probably know that the best US poker sites have big guarantees for their Sunday MTTs. PokerStars recently changed the times for its Sunday Majors in order to accommodate their European players better.
Everything gets started with the Sunday Kickoff, which is at 8:00 AM ET. The buy-in of the tourney is $109, and it has a guarantee of $75k. If you are a fan of rebuys, you can play the $109 rebuy at 12:00 PM ET. It carries a guaranteed prize pool of $200k.
The second largest guaranteed prize pool of the day belongs to the Sunday Warm-Up which begins at 11:00 AM ET and features a $500k prize pool. It costs $215 to play this event.
Microstakes players get a Sunday Major at 1:30 PM ET. This tournament also has a $200,000 guarantee, but the buy-in is just $11!
The flagship…Read More
If you are looking to win huge in a poker tournament, the weekend definitely offers the best chances. A huge percentage of the population gets weekends off from work, and what better way to spend their free time than at the tables! Because of this, the number of people that download PokerStars goes up a lot when the work week is over.
Saturday brings a lot of traffic to the top Texas Holdem sites, but there aren’t many poker tournaments that are exclusive to the day. This is strange when you consider that Sundays offer a number of tourneys with guaranteed prize pools on almost all poker sites.
To fix this discrepancy, PokerStars decided to come up with what goes by the Saturday Lineup. The Saturday Lineup provides 7 new tournaments that run exclusively on Saturdays. All of them have guaranteed prize pools, and they are meant to…Read More
People often choose poker rooms based on game selection and poker bonuses. Some sites are better for cash games than others, while some sites are better for tournaments. If you also really enjoy live games, live tournament satellites might also be important to you. There have always been live satellites on PokerStars, but getting into big events around the world is now even simpler with their recent change.
A previous entry stated that PokerStars is not offering any WSOP promotions this year. The PokerStars download doesn’t actually have any WSOP Main Event satellites at the moment. This does not mean that you can’t get into the WSOP Main Event via PokerStars though. You get to Vegas by winning a Main Event Passport.
The Main Event Passport is not limited to just the WSOP. Upon winning a Main Event Passport, you have five options: the WSOP Main Event or…Read More
That’s it! Take down the set and pack up the cameras, High Stakes Poker Season 7 has officially wrapped. It’s not been the best or worst of seasons. Commentator wobbles and a lack of intelligent play has been countered by big pots and big excitement. Just like the rest of the industry, HSP poker video is in a transitional phase, but there are plenty of reasons to hope. Not least this final episode, which was as exciting as any this season.
It would be easy to think of Johnny Chan as a spent force. The 10-time bracelet winner doesn’t court the limelight like he used to and can be spotted in only the occasional tournament. Counting him out in any game, however, would be a big mistake and if you’re playing opposite him, it could prove expensive.
Chan was all over the felt this week, beginning his assault by…Read More
Due to what has been dubbed as Black Friday, people living in the US cannot download PokerStars. Everyone else in the world received a much better fate as they are still welcome to play on the site, but they have seen some pretty significant changes take place.
Some of the changes have been pretty good. For instance, those living in Europe were dealt SCOOP tournament starting times that were much more European-friendly than in other years. There have also been some bad changes. For instance, SCOOP had much smaller prize pools this year.
Some people will also be disappointed about the lack of PokerStars presence at the WSOP this summer. Years past have enjoyed some huge Series incentives courtesy of PokerStars. For example, wearing a PokerStars logo used to earn people significant VPPs for the next year. They also used to give bonus cash for winning the event. For…Read More
There’s not much more action to squeeze out of High Stakes Poker Season 7, but the collected degenerates are doing their damnedest to give us a few exciting hands to talk about.
In fact, the action proved too much for a certain magician at the table. Antonio Esfandiari ended his friendly spat with Phil Laak and left an empty seat behind. Any fears that the chatter might die down with Antonio’s departure were quickly abated when Daniel Negreanu arrived to take his place.
He wasted no time mixing things up against the player affectionally known as Rolex. Holding K-10 Daniel put in a prelop raise and saw Rolex and Bill Klein make a call with Q-J and 8-8 respectively. The flop connected with two players as it ran out K-2-J, enough for both to put chips in the middle. That was the end of the free money for Negreanu, Rolex…Read More
People that live in Eastern or Central Europe can take part in Arena 2, a PokerStars promotion. You will be competing for one of one hundred iPad 2 devices! People have been competing for these prizes since the start of the month, and you have the until the end of the month to get your hands on one of the devices.
iPads are given out in the Arena 2 Daily Final tournaments. If you download PokerStars and make your first deposit between now and May 29th, you will receive an Access All Areas pass that will allow you to play every Daily Final. You must use the bonus code “ARENA” in order to receive your Access All Areas pass. Keep in mind that your first deposit is also eligible for a 100% bonus up to $600.
If you don’t want to risk any money out of your pocket, you…Read More