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2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Schedule

Saturday, December 19th, 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment

The 2010 World Series of Poker schedule has been released. The poker world’s biggest tournament series will be awarding a total of 57 bracelets. In addition to the main event, players will be also vying for the coveted Player’s Championship which features a $50,000 buy-in. Tournaments will be held in all of the following poker variants:

  • Limit Hold’em
  • Omaha High-Low Split-8 or Better
  • Seven Card Razz
  • Seven Card Stud
  • Seven Card Stud High-Low Split-8 or Better
  • No Limit Hold’em
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball

In addition, there will be 6 cost-friendly tournaments with a $1,000 buy-in, ensuring that many amateur players can take part.

Here is the complete schedule of the WSOP 2010

Event Date Name Buy-In
#1 Fri, May 28th
12:00 PM
2-Day Event
Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em $500
#2 Fri, May 28th
5:00 PM
5-Day Event
The Player’s Championship $50.000
#3 Sat, May 29th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.000
#4 Sun, May 30th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better $1.500
#5 Mon, May 31st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#6 Tue, Jun 1st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2000 players max) $5.000
#7 Tue, Jun 1st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit) $2.500
#8 Wed, Jun 2nd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#9 Thu, Jun 3rd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#10 Thu, Jun 3rd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seven Card Stud Championship $10.000
#11 Fri, Jun 4th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#12 Fri, Jun 4th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Limit Hold’em $1.500
#13 Sat, Jun 5th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.00
#14 Sat, Jun 5th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
2-7 Draw Lowball (No-Limit) $1.500
#15 Sun, Jun 6th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10.000
#16 Mon, Jun 7th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $1.500
#17 Tue, Jun 8th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $5.000
#18 Wed, Jun 9th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Limit Hold’em $2.000
#19 Wed, Jun 9th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit) $10.000
#20 Thu, Jun 10th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Omaha $1.500
#21 Thu, Jun 10th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seven Card Stud $1.500
#22 Fri, Jun 11th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1.000
#23 Fri, Jun 11th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $2.500
#24 Sat, Jun 12th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.000
#25 Sat, Jun 12th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship $10.000
#26 Mon, Jun 14th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $2.500
#27 Mon, Jun 14th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better $1.500
#28 Tue, Jun 15th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Omaha $2.500
#29 Tue, Jun 15th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Limit Hold’em Championship $10.000
#30 Wed, Jun 16th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#31 Wed, Jun 16th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
H.O.R.S.E. $1.500
#32 Thu, Jun 17th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $5.000
#33 Thu, Jun 17th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha $2.500
#34 Fri, Jun 18th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship $1.000
#35 Fri, Jun 18th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Heads Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship (256 player max) $10.000
#36 Sat, Jun 19th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.000
#37 Sat, Jun 19th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
H.O.R.S.E. $3.000
#38 Sun, Jun 20th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship $10.000
#39 Mon, Jun 21st
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 player max) $1.5000
#40 Mon, Jun 21st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Seven Card Razz $2.5000
#41 Tue, Jun 22nd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better $1.500
#42 Wed, Jun 23rd
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#43 Wed, Jun 23rd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
H.O.R.S.E. Championship $10.000
#44 Thu, Jun 24th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No-Limit) $2.500
#45 Fri, Jun 25th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#46 Fri, Jun 25th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better $5.000
#47 Sat, Jun 26th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.000
#48 Sat, Jun 26th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Mixed Event $2.500
#49 Mon, Jun 28th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.500
#50 Mon, Jun 28th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Pot-Limit Omaha $5.000
#51 Tue, Jun 29th
12:00 PM
3-Day Event
Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em $3.000
#52 Wed, Jun 30th
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed $25.000
#53 Wed, Jun 30th
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Limit Hold’em Shootout $1.500
#54 Thu, Jul 1st
12:00 PM
4-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $1.000
#55 Thu, Jul 1st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
Thu, Jul 1st
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
$10.000
#56 Fri, Jul 2nd
5:00 PM
3-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em $2.500
Sat, Jul 3rd
2:00 PM
1-Day Event
Ante Up For Africa Poker Tournament $5.000
#57 Mon, Jul 5th
12:00 PM
13-Day Event
No-Limit Hold’em Championship Main Event $10.000

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Win a Nokia N96 at the first All-About-Poker-Tournament

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 | Tournaments | 6 Comments

On 26th of August in the year 2008, we started our little poker blog with a Poker Tracker 3 Review, which means that we will celebrate our first birthday in about four weeks. Reasons enough for us to organize a little online poker tournament. So we proudly present:

The first All-About-Poker-Tournament
30th of August on PokerStars

In addition to the normal prize pool, Nokia is sponsoring a Nokia N96 and a copy of Million Dollar Poker for the winner. All in all a prize pool of over 500$. Big thanks to Nokia!!

Who can participate?

Everyone who has the PokerStars Software installed. If not already done, you can download it here.

How much is the buy-in?

Actually we wanted to arrange a freeroll, but private tournaments on PokerStars have a minimum buy-in of $5 (+$0,50). If you write about the tournament in your blog or website, we will pay the buy-in for you as well as for the first 10 commentators of this post. So, be quick!

What can I win?

Besides the normal prize pool (depending on the number of participants), the winner gets a Nokia N96 and a copy of the mobile game Million Dollar Poker.

Facts

  • Date: 30th of August, 20:00 CET
  • Host: PokerStars
  • Tournament-ID: 182830379
  • Password: AAPCeleb
  • Buy-in: free for the first 10 commentators, $5 (+$0,50) for the others

So, shuffle up and deal and may the best win!!

SkyLowLow & El Gordo

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WSOP 2009 Celebrated Worldwide

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment

The WSOP is a worldwide event, always has been as a matter of fact. This year, and in the past few, Australia has been sending its best and brightest in the poker spheres to battle it out on the felt with avid poker players from the rest of the globe. Shane Warne, a famous sports personality hailing from the island in the south, is supported by 888 online poker Australia and has a seat at the WSOP 2009. Warne brings with him quite the following, and Is a much publicized celebrity who the crowd loves.

2008 saw many winners, the most famous of which is debatably Scott Nguyen, 2009 also saw many winners including the highly popular Phil Ivey. Surprise anyone? Well that’s for you to decide.

Well, this year, look out for Shane Warne, and learn some texas holdem rules. He is a bright young hopeful looking for placement on the large tables. Also, look out for that number sequence, the three eights in a row. It could be you they fly out next year!

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What’s New in the WSOP 2009?

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 | Tournaments | No Comments

Among the online poker rooms it’s business as usual, meaning that myriad WSOP-related promotions are popping up months ahead of the actual events, and there are literally hundreds of ways to qualify online.  Actually at least one poker site has offered WSOP packages since September last year, which is interesting considering that the official schedule was released little over a month ago.

Harrah’s has announced a handful of new additions and changes to the 2009 iteration of the World Series of Poker. The much debated delay of the Main Event final table that was introduced last year returns again, however.

New Events

There are 57 bracelet events in 2009 – two more than last year. One notable addition is a $1,000 No-limit Holdem “Stimulus Package” tournament, which is expected to entice a huge playing field and be the biggest event ever besides the Main Event. Another addition for 2009 only is a $40,000 No-Limit Holdem tournament to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Series of Poker.

Other than that the usual “World Championship” events in all different poker variations return. The No-Limit Holdem Main Event comes with several day 1’s and 2’s again, and will run between July 3 and 15.

No Re-Buys

Another highly noteworthy change this year is that there will be no re-buy events. The reason for this was that many participants felt that re-buy events provided too much of an advantage to professional players who have little to no limitation on the number of times they can re-enter the tournaments by re-buying.

Registration and Satellites

The buy-in to the Main Event is the usual $10,000, but there are plenty of other events for those on a tighter budget. 35 out of the 57 tournaments have a buy-in of $2,500 or less, so combined with the removal of re-buy tournaments this should be one of the most amateur-friendly WSOPs to date.

As usual there are also lots and lots of online satellites to all of the different events. Read more about the WSOP 2009 and specific online satellite offerings at learn-texas-hodem.com.

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EPEC III in Sardinia – Poker at its best

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment

As I mentioned in a previous post, I won a trip to Sardinia to play the Everest Poker European Cup (EPEC) final tournament.

After a two hour flight and a subsequent fifty minute bus ride, I arrived at the Chia Laguna Resort with fantastic weather (about 24° C), where all players were awaited by the Everest Team.

After the check-in, I was relaxing at the pool and awaiting the EPEC welcome party. Besides the other German and European players, I also met Silke Burghardt again, who, like myself, won the EPEC-qualification in Munich.

The next day stood under the sign of poker. The famous and probably best poker tournament director Thomas Kremser welcomed the players and said the holy words “dealer, shuffle up and deal” and the EPEC tournament began. First all went right, I could win a few pots but then I had a little downswing and after two hours. I was all-in with A10 unsuited against AQ unsuited. Fortunately, I got a ten on the river to double up with this two-outer.

After that, the poker god was not really well-minded to me and so after about four hours of playing time, I was busted with AJ suited against AK unsuited. My opponent flopped a full house and I was nearly drawing dead. Only the last ace would have helped me to split the pot. But turn and river was a blank card so the tournament ended for me. After that I had a lot of time to cheer for the other players and to explore the environment of the beautiful resort and the beach.

Here are a few pictures of the tournament and the beach:

EPEC Beach Pic 3
EPEC Beach Pic 4
EPEC Poker Table Pic 1
EPEC Poker Table Pic 2
EPEC Poker Table Pic 3
EPEC Beach Pic 1
EPEC Beach Pic 2

The first day of the tournament was played down to 36 players, which were all in the money. The 36th still got € 400, which was, looking at the drink prices in the disco (4 Euros for a Coke, 8 Euros for a Cuba Libre), not bad.

After about four and a half hours of playing time on the second day, the nine finalists were found. The final table contained three Swiss players, two Swedish players, an Italian player, a French and two Dutch players.

Chip counts of the last nine players

Seat Name Land Chip count
1 Sohail Ghaleh Assadi Switzerland 86.000
2 Mario Cotogno Italy 155.000
3 Johan Carlvik Sweden 264.000
4 Paweł Kabat Poland 204.000
5 Dirk Willem Karsies Netherlands 304.000
6 Marvin Torsoh Netherlands 173.000
7 Pablo Finini Switzerland 464.000
8 Susanne Birkemose Sweden 91.000
9 Gael Seydoux Switzerland 153.000

The nine finalists played about five hours before the two last players were found:
Pablo Finini and Gael Seydoux, both from Switzerland, played the heads-up, which lasted only a few hands. Pablo Finini defeats his opponent and won the third EPEC tournament. He took a prize of € 21.000 and Gael Seydoux, as the runner-up, received still € 16.000.

Here are a few pictures and videos of the final table:

EPEC Poker Final Table Pic 1
EPEC Poker Final Table Pic 2
EPEC Poker Final Table Pic 3
EPEC Winners Pic 1

Payouts of the EPEC III

Position Name Land Payout
1 Pablo Finini Switzerland € 21.000
2 Gael Seydoux Switzerland € 16.000
3 Johan Carlvik Sweden € 12.000
4 Marvin Torsoh Netherlands € 9.000
5 Susanne Birkemose Sweden € 7.000
6 Sohail Ghaleh Assadi Switzerland € 5.000
7 Dirk Willem Karsies Netherlands € 4.000
8 Mario Cotogno Italy € 3.000
9 Paweł Kabat Poland € 2.000
10 Jacopo Spandri Italy € 1.600
11 Ferenc Koreck Hungary € 1.600
12 Angelika Von Hielmcrone Germany € 1.600
13 Herman Campmans Netherlands € 1.300
14 Kersten Rutzel Germany € 1.300
15 Christian Müller Germany € 1.300
16 Benoist Fechner France € 1.000
17 Enrico Garzotto Italy € 1.000
18 Martin Sarat France € 1.000
19 Barna Jankacs Hungary € 800
20 Marco Orlandi Switzerland € 800
21 Maurizio Cuomo Italy € 800
22 Samuel Roman Alegre Rinne Spain € 600
23 Joffrey Huber Germany € 600
24 Clément Judic France € 600
25 Johann Richter Austria € 500
26 Emmanuel Rapinier France € 500
27 Jimmy Garnoy France € 500
28 Richard Dutour France € 400
29 Michael Hoegerl Germany € 400
30 Silke Burghardt Germany € 400
31 Istvan Marosi Hungary € 400
32 Teppo Helminen Finland € 400
33 Christophe Lacas France € 400
34 Cyril Gras France € 400
35 Piero Mormina Italy € 400
36 Jürgen Lautwein Germany € 400

I wish to thank Everest Poker for this great and well organized event. I hope that I can participate again in such a poker event in the near future.

Finally, many greetings to Stephi, Silke and Thomas, Robert and Nicole, Joffrey, Mareike and Klaus, Albert and Era and Robert “Susi” Werthan of Pokerfirma.de. Perhaps we can see us again in another tournament.

You can find more pictures of the EPEC III tournament on Flickr.

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WotR “Hörertreffen” 2009: Party, chicks and a trip to sardinia

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 | Tournaments | 1 Comment

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I played the final table of the Webmasters on the Roof Series of Poker (WotR) in Munich on Saturday, 24th. The event was hosted by Mediadonis and Fridaynite and sponsored by Everest Poker, which all made an incredible job. The location, the 089 Bar in Munich, was also great and the party really amazing.

And best of all, Silke Burghardt and I survived the final table (besides Marcus and Fridaynite) and therefore won the two tickets to Sardinia in May to play the final EPEC 2009 tournament. We started with 4.000$ chips and blinds of 25$/50$. I really had no hands and played only four hands the whole tournament. With an M-ratio of 2, I had to call an all-in move with K9 against the AQ of Marcus. I turned a full house (Kings full of nines) so I doubled up and survived. Sorry Marcus! In the end, the last player was eliminated by Silke.

In Sardinia, there will be about 200 participants, who qualified in several Everest Poker events (live and online poker). The prize pool of this tournament is overall $100.000. The tournament’s prize structure has not been published yet.

Here are some pictures of this fantastic evening:

WotR Munich 2009 Pic 1
WotR Munich 2009 Pic 2
WotR Munich 2009 Pic 3
WotR Munich 2009 Pic 4
WotR Munich 2009 Pic 5
WotR Munich 2009 Pic 6

Special thanks to Thomas Luk, Nils Hennig, Silke Burghardt and Gianfranco Murgia for a great party.

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Germany rocks the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2009

Sunday, January 11th, 2009 | Tournaments | No Comments

At the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2009 on the Bahamas, the players from Germany are really incredible:

  1. Team Germany wins the World Cup of Poker V and is therefore the inofficial Team-World Champion. Every Member of the team wins $20.000.
  2. In the 5000$ side-event of the PCA 2009, two German players reached the final table. Florian Langmann finished in second place behind Peter Eastgate, the winner of the wsop main event 2008 and Jan “50 outs” von Halle finished in ninth place. Florian Langmann gets $184.300 and Jan von Halle $25.000. Peter Eastgate, the winner of this event, enhanced his bankroll with $343.000.

Last but not least Benny Spindler, a 23 year old German player, finished in third place at the main event of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and received $1.100.000. After 5 hours of play in a threesome, Benny Spindler lost an important flop with A K against A 8 (his opponent made a full house) and was then extreme short-stacked. After that, Benny Spindler lost his last chips to Poorya Nazari, who finally wins the tournament against Tony Gregg.

Also mentionable is the ninth place of Jan Collado Fernandez in the same event. He was busted only one place before the final table. Overall twelve players form Germany finished in the money at the main event of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2009.

Here are the results and the payouts of the final table:

Position Name Country Payout
1 Poorya Nazari Canada $3.000.000
2 Tony Gregg USA $1.700.000
3 Benny Spindler Germany $1.100.000
4 Alexandre Gomes Brasil $750.000
5 Pieter Tielen Netherlands $550.000
6 Dustin Dirksen USA $400.000
7 Dan Heimiller USA $300.000
8 Kevin Saul USA $234.000

So, as you can see, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) 2009 was really a good tournament for the German players. Congratulations to this incredible performance!!

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Munich, I’m coming!

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 | Tournaments | 3 Comments

On Tuesday, I won the second Webmasters on the Roof Series of Poker qualification-tournament on Everest Poker which was hosted by Mediadonis and Fridaynite, two well-known German webmasters. Therefore, I will travel to Munich in January 2009 to play the final table against the six other qualifiers, Fridaynite and Mediadonis, who was part of the PokerStars-Beat the Stars-tournament in Germany and is a regularly participant of EPT- and WSOP-Events.

So cross your fingers for me!!!

If I finish this tournament first or second, I will get an EPEC-Package for the final-tournament in Sardinia at the end of may with a prize pool of 100.000 €.

Here is the list of the participants of the final table in Munich

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Peter Eastgate youngest winner of the WSOP Main Event 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 | Tournaments | 1 Comment

Peter Eastgate is the winner of the main event of the WSOP 2008. He defeated Ivan Demidov and is the youngest winner so fare. He displaced Phil Hellmuth from this title, who won in 1989 at the age of 24.

After a marathon final table, which lasted more than 14 hours, Peter Eastgate won the tournament when he turned a street from Ace to five and his opponent had only two pair.

Peter Eastgate gets $9.152.416 and the bracelet. Ivan Demidov as second gets anyhow $5.809.595.

Congratulations to Peter Eastgate!

Here are the results and the payouts of the final table:

Position Name Country Payout
1 Peter Eastgate Denmark $9.152.416
2 Ivan Demidov Russia $5.809.595
3 Dennis Phillips USA $4.517.773
4 Ylon Schwartz USA $3.774.974
5 Scott Montgomery Canada $3.096.768
6 Darus Suharto Canada $2.418.562
7 David (Chino) Rheem USA $1.772.650
8 Kelly Kim USA $1.288.217
9 Craig Marquis USA $900.670

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Michael Martin winner of the EPT London 2008 (Season 5)

Monday, October 6th, 2008 | Tournaments | 2 Comments

After a roller-coaster poker match with a lot of suck outs, Michael Martin won the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) in London 2008. He defeated Michael Tureniec in the heads-up with 4♣ 4 against K 9♣, turning a set. Michael Martin won the first price which is £1.000.000. Michael Tureniec as second receives at least £525.314.

Michael Martin had in the middle of the final table with blinds of 40.000/80.000 only 95.000 chips left and survived three all-ins in a row with a pair of eights, a pair of nines and a pair of aces. After that, he took the chiplead and eliminated all the other players.

Michael Martin was second at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam in November 2007 and fifth at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo (Season 4).

Michael Tureniec won his seat to EPT London in the $800 Last Chance qualifier on PokerStars – only three days before the tournament started. The second place is the biggest success in his poker career.

Here are the results and the payouts of the final table:

Position Name Country Payout
1 Michael Martin USA £1.000.000
2 Michael Tureniec Sweden £525.314
3 Marcin Horecki Poland £303.439
4 Eric Liu USA £234.920
5 Philippe Dauteuil Canada £195.766
6 Alan Smurfit Ireland £153.351
7 Johannes Strassmann Germany £120.723
8 Anthony Lellouche France £81.569

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