Changes to 2008 World Series of Poker in Togel Singapore
The $50,000 HORSE event is one step closer to becoming the premier event at the WSOP. The WSOP has announced that the dates of the event have been changed from noon on Sunday, June 22, and is now set to begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. That displaces the $2,500 buy-in 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball contest originally scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. June 25, which is now set to start at noon on June 22.
The move was made so that ESPN could increase the coverage for the event. The poker community would like to see this event become the true championship for the best all-around poker player, and increased coverage is one step toward that. ESPN is expected to begin airing coverage of the HORSE event sometime in July. The WSOP schedule will run from May 30 through July 16, 2008, and will include 55 bracelet tournaments and satellites.
Why is Online Poker Okay in the UK but Not the US?
Online poker is okay in the U.K. but not in the U.S. because of a difference in political structure. In the U.S., politicians are funded by private companies and organizations who donate large sums of money to empower the candidates that they want in power. The current politicians in power in the U.S. have friends that donate money to them who control the horse racing industry. These people feel that online poker is cutting into their gaming profits.
This, combined with the current government thinking that their lottery profits were also in jeopardy, prompted the decision to outlaw the game. This is supposed to force bettors to gamble on the horses and lotteries instead.
In the U.K., the government is a parliamentary system with representatives from different areas. The governments don’t make choices based on what their benefactors would want. Instead, they have recognized the potential of regulating and taxing the industry.
Bob the Butcher’s Online Poker Academy
One of poker’s most colourful personalities is Bob (‘Bob the Butcher’) Clarke. The U.K. player is the man behind ButcherPoker and is one of the most recognizable players in all of Europe. ButcherPoker has signed an agreement with Vega Promotional Systems, giving them the rights to promote the “Bob the Butcher” brand.
The newest development in this promotion is the announcement of an online poker academy. The academy will provide both land-based and online tutoring of No Limit Texas Holdem to players from all over the world. They will also be holding mini-camps where players can get intense instruction at all levels of the game and tips from Bob himself.
This academy should definitely be a big hit in Europe. Many other poker personalities are running similar poker schools State-side, and the European players should flock to this opportunity to be taught by an established player like Bob Clarke.
L.A. Poker Classic Update: Men is the Man
At the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic being played out at the Commerce Casino, Men “The Master” Nguyen is indeed showing that he is the master of the game. With his latest win, Nguyen has become the only player at the high profile event to win more than one event. Nguyen won event No. 20, a $2,500 buy-in limit hold’em tournament that gave him close to $43,000. He also won event No. 14, a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, which gave Nguyen nearly $82,000; and event No. 10, a $300 buy-in seven-card stud eight-or better tournament, adding more than $15,000 to his winnings. and 204 points.
Looking to learn more about Men Nguyen? Here’s a great interview with “The Master” shortly after he picked up the 2006 Poker Player of the Year award.
EPT 2008 Polish Open Preview
The EPT will be making a return stop in Warsaw Poland, from March 11-15, 2008. Casino Poland Ltd will host the Polish Open 2008 at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino. The event will follow the standard EPT4 structure for a five day No-Limit Tournament, and will cap the players at 400. The buy-in for the main event will be 21,000 zlotys ($8600 USD) which could create a prize pool of $3,280,000.
Europe’s most popular poker tour is now in its fourth season, and Season 3 saw sellout tournaments in Barcelona, London, Copenhagen, Dortmund and Warsaw. Last year’s EPT Final had a 10,000 EUR ($14,700) buy-in and accumulated a prize pool of $9,700,000. A whopping 706 players entered the event, making it the richest tournament ever held outside the U.S.
For more info on the event in Poland visit the home page of Casino Poland at http://www.casinospoland.pl.
Can You Play Too Cautiously?
Can you play too cautiously? That’s a question that winning players easily know the answer to, because they’ve learned that aggression is the most important thing about this game. There is a myth that exists in the minds of the recreational poker player – that playing tight is the best way to play. In fact it’s quite the opposite, and tight play should be reserved for specific situations where that sort of style will serve you best.
One place where it’s possible to play Togel Singapore too cautiously is late in a tournament. That applies to any shorthanded situation, but more so in a tournament because of the large blinds. If you play too cautiously is this situation your opponents will just keep stealing pots and blinds on you, until they have a lead that is too big to come back against. It is gambling after all, get in there and play.
Exclusive Poker Tournament Series for Poker Bloggers
Bodog Poker Bloggers Tournament Series
This is pretty cool — a poker tournament series exclusively for online poker bloggers. Created by the folks over at Bodog Poker, this unique poker tournament is expected to draw a huge response from the online blogging community. And with a $12,000 WSOP grand prize with Team Bodog it’s no small wonder.
Bodog Poker Bloggers Tournament Series
According to their website…the Bodog Poker Blogger Tournament Series is composed of a series of 18 qualifying tournaments that run weekly from Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 to Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008. The top 30% of finishers in each qualifying tournament will earn points based on their finish. These points will be used to rank players over 4 months of qualifying. At the end of the qualifying series, the top 18 players on the Tournament Leader Board will play in the Final Tournament on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 with the first place finisher winning a $12,000 WSOP prize package!
So here’s what I’m thinking…an open challenge to all online poker bloggers to meet up in this tournament series? What do you think?