What's it Like to Win $1 Million in Five Minutes?
What does it feel like to win $1 million playing poker?
Most of us will never know. Many of us will be lucky to hit
a five-figure score. A few others reading this may some day hit a six-figure
score but a seven figure?
Never is the word that will come to most of our minds. Poland's 'bladsonpoker' probably thought the same thing
Spin & Go
PokerStars and Caesars Become the New Super Powers of Poker
If you can't beat them, join into a partnership to take on
your biggest enemy. At least that is what has happened between Caesars and
PokerStars. In case you missed it, Caesars Entertainment has reversed
their opinion regarding PokerStars operating in the United
States. Caesars now supports an Amaya-run PokerStars and thinks that
the door should be open to them to operate.
Macho Man Randy Savage,
online poker legislation,
Daniel Negreanu's Take Applies to Everyday Life - Not Just Poker
Daniel Negreanu wrote a great blog about making his choice
to play poker and to gamble. Head over to
FullContactPoker. com and read it sometime. His words got me
to thinking about the recent decision by Victoria
Coren-Mitchell to leave PokerStars because they are now
offering casino games.
Paying the King's Ransom to Play at PokerStars
PokerStars, PokerStars, oh how the industry loves to talk
about PokerStars. You would think that PokerStars can be US online poker's
savior after reading Steve Ruddock's recent piece. Meanwhile, California Tribes (minus the Morongo) view them
as the devil. Love them or hate them, PokerStars is the world's top site
and where the majority of the ROW spends a large portion of
their online poker dollars.
online poker rake,
PokerStars Double Bubble Events to Pay 50 Percent of Fields
PokerStars has decided to introduce a new concept at the
2015 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Two of their
tournaments will pay approximately 50 percent of the field
in what they are calling "Double Bubble" tournaments. For example, an event that pays 40 spots will now pay 80
spots. The additional 40 spots will get their buy-in back
and continue to play for the money in the top 40 spots.
Double Bubble Tournaments,
PokerStars is a Business - Not a Political Platform
PokerStars recently issued a directive stating that players
are no longer allowed to wear items at the table that make a
political statement. This stemmed from the recent EPT High Roller Event where
Daniel Colman wore a "Free Palestine" shirt at the final
table and Olivier Busquet wore a "Save Gaza" shirt. Whether the shirts were worn as a political statement or to
support the innocent caught up in the conflicts, PokerStars
stepped in and said no to future occurrences. This has brought forth a string of post from various media
Politics in Poker
Amaya Buys PokerStars But Slow Your Roll on US Legalization
Amaya purchased PokerStars this week for over $4 billion. I
didn't see that one coming. Amaya has made themselves the
most powerful online gambling company in the world with the
move. Some would make you think that the deal will result in
nationwide online poker legalization in short order.
Amaya Gaming Group,
online poker legalization,
Flipout Tournaments - Luckbox Poker Variant is Bad Timing
Full Tilt Poker is released a new tournament variant on
Wednesday called a Flipout tournament. The way these
tournament works is that the entire field goes all-in on the
very first hand and the winner are then in the money. For example, in an 81 players SNG, the final table would be
reached after the first hand. It is part Kamikaze and part
single-table SNG all in one.
Full Tilt Poker,
PokerStars Spending $750 Million to Become Virtual Online Poker Monopoly?
I woke up on Tuesday around Noonish and sat down to my
computer to see what the current buzz was regarding the
poker world. As some of you know, I do some legal article writing for
another site and when I sat down to look at that site's
twitter, there were 125 new tweets to read. Immediately I
knew something was up and then I see it. "PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker for $750 Million.
Full Tilt Poker,
Online Poker Monopoly,
PokerStars Buys Full Tilt,
PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker
The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #10 - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom
Due to the April 15th indictments, I was forced to rethink
the rest of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Poker
list. In fact, the next player on the list fell about three spots
as a result. Back in late 2009, a new player exploded on the scene. In a
short amount of time, this player took a staggering $5
million from internet superstar Tom Dwan and instantly made
himself a high-stakes legend.
20 Most Influential People in Poker,
SuperStar Showdown Challenge,