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Best poker news of the week Jan, 13-20
Hello, gamblers! To be honest, this week was uneventful, but we managed to find the most interesting poker news! Phil Galfond’s first battle, new facts about Mike Postle’s trial.
Fries and a Coke Not Included. WSOP announces its “Value Menu”
On January 15, WSOP released the schedule of the 2020 events, including 25 bracelet events with buy-ins of $1,000 or lower. This “Value Menu” definitely offers something for all tastes.
Many professional poker players claimed that many tournaments (online and offline) offer unlimited re-entries in their favor. In view of this, organizers announced that there would be one No-Limit Hold’em event to freeze out.
They announced new 3 events for poker players:
- – freezeout, a $1,000 buy-in tournament, starting on May, 27th
- – $1,000 Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em, starting on June, 7th
- – $500 No-Limit Hold’em Freezeout with a 25,000-chip starting stack, starting on June, 15th
Here is the complete “Value Menu”. For further details, visit the World Series of Poker’s website.
|May 27||Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
|May 27||Casino Employees Event No-Limit Hold’em||$500|
|May 28-31||BIG 50 No-Limit Hold’em||$500|
|June 1||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$600|
|June 2||Super Turbo Bounty NLH||$300|
|June 7||Forty Stack No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
|June 8||Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed||$600|
|June 10||Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||$1,000|
|June 14||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|June 15||Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em||$500|
|June 16||8-Handed Mixed NLH/PLO Deepstack||$600|
|June 17||Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship||$1,000|
|June 18||Seniors No-Limit Hold’em Championship (50+)||$1,000|
|June 19-20||Double Stack No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
|June 21||8-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|June 22||Super Seniors No-Limit Hold’em (60+)||$1,000|
|June 22||TAG TEAM No-Limit Hold’em (2-person teams)||$1,000|
|June 23||Deepstack Championship No-Limit Hold’em||$600|
|June 24-25||COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em||$400|
|June 26-27||CRAZY EIGHTS No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed||$888|
|June 29||Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
|June 30||FINAL 500 Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em||$500|
|July 4-6||Little One for ONE DROP No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000 + $111|
|July 12||No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack||$800|
|July 13||Super Turbo No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000|
Poker critics believe that low buy-ins make a bad image of the tournament and organizers would rather eliminate $1,500-under events. However, WSOP has its own menu and I agree with it. I think they try keeping as many players as they can among such competitiveness. To keep the low and mid-stakes players away from those other properties, the WSOP has added numerous cheaper buy-in tournaments, in recent years. This is the right choice! So, if you are going to WSOP this summer, fries and drinks cost extra.
Win PSPC 2020 Platinum Pass playing at Spin&Go on PokerStars
PokerStars gives you a chance to win the Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players Championship 2020 (PSPC). Spin&Go 10 promotion has started in the poker room. Playing it, you can become the proud owner of a ticket to the exclusive tournament.
To take part in the Platinum Pass draw, you have to play ten Spin&Go buy-ins of one level (Micro, Low, Medium and High). After that, you automatically become a participant of the leaderboard, where a ticket for the PSPC 2020 will be raffled off.
The leaderboard participants are to receive various prizes every day. In addition, after participating in ten Spin&Go tournaments, the player will get a ticket for a weekly freeroll, with a prize pool of $ 10,000.
Good luck to all the participants!
Phil Galfond’s first battle against poker players
January 22, the most expected event in the poker world kicks off – the Galfond Challenge. According to the rules, a high roller is to play 50,000 hands against Phil and benefit. An online poker player with the nickname “Venividi1993” opens the challenge. Many professional players will also take part in the competition.
As a result, Phil will play poker with six opponents: “Venividi1993”, Bill Perkins, Chance Kornuth, “Action Freak”, Brandon Adams and Daniel Cates. The heads-up rules and winnings will be slightly different in each case.
The best one will receive $150,000 (if Veni wins) or $100,000 (if Galfond wins).
Phil Galfond is one of the most popular players at high stakes and this challenge brings the American even greater popularity. During his career, he has earned about three million dollars in live tournaments.
I am waiting for this challenge so much! This promotion made Galfond and his poker room even more popular. Not sure of stakes, but the guys need some crazy hot run to win this game, as Galfond has a huge edge especially in PLO. Anyway, good luck to all the participants! I ‘m going to watch it live!
Poker Journal Investigation denies Mike Postle’s Fraud
Last week, I told you about the investigation against Mike Postle. Mike is accused of foul play. According to the plaintiffs, he used a mobile phone to get information about the opponents’ pocket cards. Stones Live director, Justin Kuraitis, supposedly sent this information to his friend.
In light of this news, Rounder Life magazine published an anonymous article on its website, with an “independent inquiry”. The author claims that the fraudster’s win rate is far from being as high as it is considered to be.
Rounder Life notes that the actual amount of Mike’s prize money is much lower. The approximate sum of $329,000 that is widely used in investigations can be $100,000 less: “maybe even less by $150,000.”
The poker community has not processed the facts yet. However, the large winnings and high win rates are just a part of the evidence of Postle’s unfair play.
It turns out to be very interesting to follow this information. Can you imagine for a minute that Michael will be justified? Let us see what will happen then.
Steve O’Dwyer won $ 322,000 in Aussie Millions tournament
On January 16, one more Australian Series tournament ended with a buy-in of AU$25,000. 169 entries have provided a prize pool of AU$4,000,000.
The closer the tournament was approaching its final, the fewer participants remained at the table. Steve O’Dwyer stopped a step away from heads-up. The Irish poker player is the eighth in the All-Time Money List. In this tournament, Steve took third place and won $322,000. After the Irishman had left the tournament, only two players remained in the game: Farid Jattin and George Wolfe. They decided to share the prize and Farid got $678,000, and George $566,000.
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