The final 9 players in marquee no limit-Texas Hold’em main event of the WSOP is all geared up to start their competition for $8.8 million in Las Vegas post beating several competitors. The players representing France, Australia, Ukraine, and the U.S. will take home a minimum of $1 million. The plan is to outsmart one another until 3 players move ahead in the other round of play at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Friday. Nic Manion is the chip leader who is a small stakes poker champion of Muskegon, Michigan. His previous cash in a series event was worth $5,769. Now, he is reaching the final table with over 112.7 million chips.
The main event rookie, Manion rode pocket aces to the pot which made him become the chip leader on Wednesday. He flipped over his hand when he got both calls and he did not stay to see what others had. Manion headed straight to his rail and began to look up at the TV. He realized they had set up pocket kings and his aces. Now, the only solution to lose the hand was a flush and fortunately, the turn card had no flush draw on board and hence it was a finished game. There is no monetary value for chips in a tournament as each player loses all their chips before elimination from the final table. The popular tournament drew players and some took a risk of $10,000 or won a seat via satellite competitions with cheaper buy-ins. On the whole, the series has over 120,200 entrants till now, and organizers are under the belief that the weeklong event can be the biggest ever.
In the online poker space, the France and Spain are no longer going to be alone as they have taken a secure cutter to their chain-link ring fences and now both the countries are planning to share online poker liquidity. According to the expectations of people, on Tuesday the PokerStars became the first online poker room to merge the player pools of the both the countries.
The announcement of both countries shared liquidity deal came in the month of July. In addition to France and Spain, Italy and Portugal are also involved in the agreement to merge their pool of online poker players. Earlier the hope was that the merger for shared liquidity will get done will be over end of 2017, but it extended a couple of weeks and finally happened in the year 2018 not too bad still.
It talks about the supercomputers, and then they are more than what they sound like. They much bigger, more sophisticated than any PC or Mac and at the same time faster.
But even within that range, there are machines exist which are more ‘super’ than others. And this is the fact revealed in the event in Pittsburgh. In Denver at the SC17 supercomputing conference, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) won five awards for work from HPCwire, it is a magazine, which is globally recognized
The poker community of high stakes games came forth to make it big on the epic fight that happened between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.
Indeed, poker and martial arts combined their strategies and skills on this epic weekend event. There was a Flight 1b session commencing for the legends of World Poker Tour at Bicycle Casino while many pro poker players were witnessing the money fight that ensued between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather at Bike Brewery.
The match between the two fighters was a much talked about event as it brought Mayweather out of retirement to take on McGregor in an undefeated boxing duel. The game took place at the T Mobile Arena. When the game started Mayweather was considered as a favorite in the betting circles whose odds were at -2250 and the odds for Mayweather were down to -375 just before the fight started. Small bets were being placed on the Irish champion of UFC while large bets were on Mayweather. (more…)
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2017 is around the corner, and for the poker player it means to start gearing up fun sweats in Las Vegas.
So, no matter whether you are inside the Rio or following tournament from home, making prediction is always a fun.
The same is the condition of the PokerNews team as well. HQ is busy these days in coverage and planning of the event, but some managed to get some free time, dust off the crystal ball and start making some predictions for the tournament. The team of prognosticators of this year includes Reporting Manager; Global Live Frank Op de Woerd, Media Chief Creative Officer (CCO); iBus Matthew Parvis, Poker Content Head Brett Collson, Video Head Sarah Herring, staff editor Mo Nuwwarah, strategy Editor Martin Harris and Email Marketing and Social Media manager Pamela Maldonado.
Here are some of the outcomes of predictions for the WSOP 2017. (more…)
Erik Seidel is an eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.
He has had some of the most outstanding poker wins in his career and has also been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. He has been winning cash amounts in every tournament that he has played since 1991. His form has started to take a dip in 2015 and his performance at the 2015 World Series of Poker clearly shows that he is losing a grip on his poker skills.
Seidel is the third best all-time poker money earner and he feels that there is so much more left in him to give to the poker world. He said this on the sidelines of the 2015 WSOP event. He said that he has not done anything to compete among the best in the world. He feels that he is really lagging behind when compared to others. He says that his biggest handicap is that he does not have a structure to his game and this could be the reason why he has done well in many WSOP events. (more…)