Metro Card Club pays out over Php 10M…

admin | February 4, 2020 | 0

For players in the Philippines, nothing was more thrilling this past weekend than the inaugural Asian Poker Championship hosted by the Metro Card Club. The four-day series packed the country’s most popular card room from January 31 to February 3. Players of all levels were in attendance. Bringing everyone in was the Php 22,000 (~US$ 430) buy-in Main Event amassing a Php 10,495,400 (~US$ 206,800) prize pool at the 541 entry turnout. Mixed in with the high percentage of locals were a large contingent of KMGM (Korean Mind Game Members) players.

The festival concluded with Philippine player Noel “the Kid” Araniel earning the title along with Php 1,525,877 (~US$ 30,000) for his largest live score to-date. Immediately following his win, Araniel brought his momentum to the last side event – High Roller – and took that one down as well to add another Php 670,000 (~US$ 13,200) to his winnings. read more

Timothy Adams wins SHRB for AU$2M; Stephen Chidwick…

admin | February 4, 2020 | 0

The Australian Poker Open was born in style his week, with two of poker’s biggest talents taking down titles in the inaugural series. The Super High Roller Bowl also welcomed its first Australian edition, with a champion’s prize of over AU$2 million being claimed by Timothy Adams. Here is a rundown of the aussie action.

Super High Roller Bowl Australia: Winner – Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams – Photo Poker Central

This AU$250,000 (US$167,300) event, held in partnership with World Poker Tour, attracted 16 runners to the table, generating a prize pool of AU$4 million (US$2,676,800). Just 3 players would go on to get paid, with all of them already being established regulars on the High Roller circuit. read more

Timothy Adams wins AU$250,000 SHRB; Stephen Chidwick wins…

admin | February 4, 2020 | 0

The Australian Poker Open was born in style his week, with two of poker’s biggest talents taking down titles in the inaugural series. The Super High Roller Bowl also welcomed its first Australian edition, with a champion’s prize of over AU$2 million being claimed by Timothy Adams. Here is a rundown of the aussie action.

Super High Roller Bowl Australia: Winner – Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams – Photo Poker Central

This AU$250,000 (US$167,300) event, held in partnership with World Poker Tour, attracted 16 runners to the table, generating a prize pool of AU$4 million (US$2,676,800). Just 3 players would go on to get paid, with all of them already being established regulars on the High Roller circuit. read more

AJPC Asian Circuit Taiwan 2020 Schedule

admin | February 4, 2020 | 0

The AJPC Asian Circuit Taiwan 2020 will be held from March 18th, 2020 – March 22nd, 2020 at the CTP Club, Taipei,  Taiwan.

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GPI 2019: Alex Foxen officially Player of the…

admin | January 4, 2020 | 0

Alex Foxen wins GPI POY for 2nd year in a row

Alex Foxen – Photo WPT.com

Alex Foxen has officially won the 2019 Global Poker Index (GPI) Player of the Year award. With his title win, Foxen achieved the unparalleled feat of winning the GPI Player of the Year award two years in a row. In 2018 he was the only player who earned more than 4,000 points finishing with 4,095.52 to claim the 2018 POY title. No player in history had ever won any of the major POY races in consecutive years.

Foxen’s 2019 run for the POY title featured one of the most notable come from behind win since he went into the final month of year as an underdog in twelfth place with 3,236.71 points. Burns, Winter, and Chidwick were dominating the leaderboards, as they were placed one through three. However, Foxen knew that a first or second place finish at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event would get him to top spot. read more

Asian Poker Tour ready to kick off the…

admin | January 4, 2020 | 0

Now that the holiday season has passed, it’s back to action for the Asian Poker Tour. Last year, the brand had its biggest year with 11 events hosted around the region. For 2020, another 11 events are lined up with the first one just around the corner.

Coming to Ho Chi Minh City is APT Kick-off Vietnam 2020 taking place from January 10 to 21 at the Pro Poker Club. This will be the third consecutive year the APT hosts its season opener in the bustling city. Players can look forward to 25 tournaments and ₫ 14 Billion (~US$ 604,400) in guaranteed prizes. Special promos will also be offered throughout to celebrate the two year partnership between APT and host venue Pro Poker Club. We’ve got all that for you below including the festival’s biggest events. read more

WSOP Circuit at the Star: Abdine wins the…

admin | December 4, 2019 | 0

The 2019 WSOP may have ended over in Rozvadov, but circuit events continue to roll on, with Australia being the latest nation to play host to the series. In what is a great build up to the Aussie Millions in one month, players have been battling it out to get their hands on a WSOP Circuit ring at Star Casino in Sydney.

AU$5K Challenge – Winner: Shivan Abdine

5K Challenge champion Shivan Abdine – Photo by The Star

The AU$5,000 (US$3,380) Challenge tournament was one of the biggest events listed on the schedule and always looked like creating a hefty prize pool. The 203 entries ultimately sent the final figure soaring to AU$1,000,000 (US$676,000) with AU$260,000 (US$175,980) set aside for the winner. read more

Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker…

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once.

But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go to war with. Meanwhile recreational players find the player pool stays concentrated with sharks, and if they lose their stack, they may not be able to afford another try. read more

TIME TOURNAMENT BUY-IN(NTD)
Wednesday Mar.18
11:00 S1 Opening Event Satellite 2,500(2,200 + 300)
13:00 #1 Opening Event Day1A 10,000(9,000 + 1,000)
16:00 S2 Opening Event Satellite 2,500(2,200 + 300)
18:00 #1 Opening Event Day1B 10,000(9,000 + 1,000)
Thursday Mar.19
13:00 #1 Opening Event Day2 10,000(9,000 + 1,000)
16:00 S3 Main Event Satellite 4,500(4,000 + 500)
18:00 #2
Events Buy In + Fee (TWD)
Nov. 28 to Dec. 9
20:00 CTP Daily Deepstack (No APT POS Points) 1,600 – 4,200 400 – 800
Thu, Nov. 28
13:00 Event 1: Monster Stack Day 1 – 2 Million Guaranteed + 1 CTP Championships Pass 15,000 1,500
18:00 Satellite 1: Main Event 3,300 300
Fri, Nov. 29
13:00 Main Event Day 1A – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 1,000
13:00 Event 2: Ladies of Poker 7,000 700
13:00 Monster Stack Final Day
14:00 Event 3: Head Hunter Day 1 2,000 Bounty  10,000 1,000
15:00 Event 4: High Rollers Day 1 80,000 8,000
18:00 Satellite 2: Main Event – Hit and Run format 3,300 300
Sat, Nov. 30
13:00 Main Event Day 1B – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
13:00 Head Hunter Final Day 2,000 Bounty
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
14:00 Event 5: Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 8,000 800
15:00 Event 6: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
18:00 Satellite 3: Last Chance “1 in 5” Main Event 6,600 600
Sun, Dec. 1
13:00 Main Event Day 1C – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
13:00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
14:00 Event 7: NLH Single Day Event 7,000 700
18:00 Satellite 4: Championships Event 5,000 500
Mon, Dec. 2
13:00 Main Event Day 2 – 6 Million Guaranteed 30,000 3,000
15:00 Event 8: No Limit Hold’em Day 1 9,000 900
18:00 Satellite 5: Championships Event – Hit and Run format 5,000 500
Tue, Dec. 3
13:00 Main Event Day 3 – 6 Million Guaranteed
13:00 No Limit Hold’em Final Day
14:00 Event 9: No Limit Hold’em Day 1 9,000 900
15:00 Event 10: High Rollers Day 1 80,000 8,000
18:00 Satellite 6: Championships Event 5,000 500
Wed, Dec. 4
13:00 Event 11: Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 10,000 1,000
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
13:00 No Limit Hold’em Final Day
13:30 Main Event Final Eight – 6 Million Guaranteed
15:00 Event 12: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
18:00 Satellite 7: Championships Event – Hit and Run format 5,000 500
Thu, Dec 5
13:00 Championships Event Day 1A – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
13:00 Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
14:00 Event 13: NLH Single Day Event 7,000 700
18:00 Satellite 8: Last Chance “1 in 5” Championships Event 10,000 1,000
Fri, Dec 6
13:00 Championships Event Day 1B – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
13:00 Event 14: WeLoveSport Super Deep Stack Turbo 7,000 700
16:00 Event 15: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo 5,000 500
22:00 APT Players Christmas Party
Sat, Dec. 7
13:00 Championships Event Day 2 – 6 Million Guaranteed 45,000 4,500
15:00 Event 16: 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi Day 1 9,000 900
18:00 Event 17: Deep Stack Turbo 5,000 500
Sun, Dec. 8
13:00 Championships Event Day 3 – 6 Million Guaranteed
13:00 5 Card Pot Limit Omaha Hi Final Day
13:00 Event 18: Monster Stack Day 1 15,000 1,500
15:00 Event 19: High Rollers Day 1 70,000 7,000
18:00 Event 20: Deep Stack Turbo 5,000 500
Mon, Dec. 9
13:00 Event 21: High Rollers Single Day 50,000 5,000
13:00 Monster Stack Final Day
13:00 High Rollers Final Day
13:30 Championships Event FINAL Eight – 6 Million Guaranteed
14:00 Event 22: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo 5,000 500

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Event organizers in Asia tighten security around their…

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

The poker world was shaken a few weeks ago when Mike Postle supposedly cheated on a live stream hosted at the Stones Gambling House. Across the world, the community reacted strongly to these allegations which in turn revived other fears and stories.

Talking with Somuchpoker, three of the major live event operators in Asia – Asian Poker Tour, World Poker Tour, and Asia Poker League – stated new measures have been implemented to reinforce the fairness of the games. Main changes are bringing their own decks of cards and banning any electronics at a streamed table. read more

Poker King Cup Vietnam 2019 – Official Schedule

admin | October 4, 2019 | 0

September 17, 2019 (Danang, VN) – Poker King Club, in partnership with Diamond Entertainment Company Limited, is pleased to announce the first-ever Poker King Cup Vietnam 2019, kicking off from December 4th to 10th, 2019 at the Golden Bay Hotel.

The seven-day event features two events pre-guaranteed: The Main Event (buyin 22,000,000 VND) with a whopping 8 Billion VND guarantee, and the kick-off Diamond Cup (buyin 7,700,000 VND) set with a 1.5 Billion GTD. In addition to that, the event will also have all your favorite Poker King Cup side event staples, including: read more

Five reasons to follow the 2019 WSOPE

admin | October 4, 2019 | 0

The WSOP has become one of poker’s oldest and finest institutions over the years, providing many of the greatest moments in the history of the game. That fact alone should be enough to convince you to tune in to the WSOPE when it starts on October 13th in Rozvadov. But if not, allow us to give you five more good reasons to watch Somuchpoker‘s regular coverage of the  WSOPE this year.

WSOPE is returning to Rozvadov

Player of the Year race

Most of the points for Player of the Year (POY) are collected in Las Vegas during the summer, but WSOPE is where the sharp end of the race is to be found. With limited events left to play, normally there are at least two players in contention for the title going into WSOPE. This makes for compelling viewing as those near the front of the race try to accumulate every fraction of a point they can. Sometimes they even must weigh up whether to play purely for the bracelet when they go very deep or be cautious in the hope of locking up POY points. read more

Red Dragon JEJU 2019 Schedule

admin | September 4, 2019 | 0

The Red Dragon JEJU 2019 will be held from November 9 to the 15th at the Jeju Shinhwa World, Jeju Island, South Korea.

Schedule

TIME TOURNAMENT BUYIN (KRW)
Saturday, November 9
16:00 Satellite – Red Dragon Main Event – NLH 300,000
17:00 Red Dragon High Roller – NLH – Shot Clock 5,000,000
19:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry 500,000
Sunday, November 10
13:00 Red Dragon High Roller – NLH – Shot Clock 5,000,000
13:00 Red Dragon Main Event – NLH – DAY 1A 2,500,000
16:00 Satellite – Red Dragon Main Event – NLH 300,000
19:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry 1,000,000
Monday, November 11
13:00 Red Dragon Main Event – NLH –  DAY 1B 2,500,000
13:00 NLH – High Roller – Shot Clock 5,000,000
16:00 Satellite – Red Dragon Main Event – NLH 300,000
20:00 Red Dragon Main Event – NLH – Day 1C 2,500,000
Tuesday, November 12
13:00 Red Dragon Main Event – NLH – Day 2 2,500,000
13:00 NLH – Knockout – Day 1 1,000,000
16:00 Satellite – Baby Dragon – NLH 200,000
19:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry 500,000
Wednesday, November 13
13:00 Red Dragon Main Event – NLH – Final Day 2,500,000
13:00 NLH – Knockout – Final Day 1,000,000
13:00 Baby Dragon – NLH – Day 1A 1,500,000
16:00 Satellite – Super High Roller – NLH 1,000,000
20:00 Baby Dragon – NLH – Day 1B 1,500,000
Thursday, November 14
13:00 Baby Dragon – NLH – Final Day 1,500,000
13:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry – Day 1 1,000,000
17:00 Red Dragon Super High Roller – NLH – Shot Clock 10,000,000
19:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry 500,000
Friday, November 15
13:00 NLH – Final Day 1,000,000
13:00 Red Dragon Super High Roller – NLH – Shot Clock 10,000,000
13:00 NLH – Single Re-Entry 500,000
15:00 NLH – Knockout 1,500,000

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Will solver tools kill online poker? partypoker’s Rob…

admin | September 4, 2019 | 0

Over the past decade, poker software has slowly crept up from a ground level and wrapped itself around the very fibres of our game. It is now inseparably knitted into the fabric of online poker, and while that fact is irreversible and widely accepted – is the gradual shift from post-game analysis aids to potential in-game “solvers” threatening the existence of the online game?

Poker solvers are becoming increasingly popular

Imperfection has always been the beating heart of poker, because if everyone plays perfectly with pinpoint balance, the only profit-makers are the poker rooms. Some would argue that the tendrils of technology should be sheared before they choke the life from poker’s online world through players using them during play. But, if that is our goal, is it even an attainable one? read more

Angle shooting: When players get caught using dirty…

admin | September 4, 2019 | 0

With poker being highly competitive and players seeking to find ways to expand their edge, angle shooting can sometimes surface during a live game. However, these tactics do nothing to improve the reputation of the game, or the players involved. There is little tolerance in the modern poker world for shady techniques used to gain an edge.

Angle shooting is classified as anything which is not clearly outside the rules in a way where punishment could be enforced but does take unfair advantage of an opponent by underhanded means. read more

Florencio Campomanes clinches the APPT Manila 2019 Main…

admin | August 4, 2019 | 0

After four days of heated competition that included a final day that ran for 13 hours at Okada Manila, semi-retired Filipino player Florencio Campomanes railroaded the latter half of the final table to become the newest APPT Main Event champion. He pocketed his largest live tournament career score of ₱ 11,092,500 (US$ 214,900) and one of the most prestigious titles in Asia.

Florencio Campomanes

This major victory was long overdue for Campomanes who has been using the #thebestisyettocome in his facebook posts for some time. And arrive it sure did. read more

Aaron Zang wins £1M Triton London event, Bryn…

admin | August 4, 2019 | 0

Seven years ago, the idea of a poker tournament with a seven-figure buy in was something new. The $1,000,000 buy in 2012 Big One for One Drop ushered in a new era of high stakes tournament poker and the world watched on, gripped by the excitement of such a staggering amount of money on the line. Not since that day has a tournament created such a buzz – until now.

As the number of entries ticked ever higher for the £1,000,000 Triton London tournament, it soon became we were about to see the biggest 1st place payout in a poker event. read more

Six little known stories from the life of…

admin | August 4, 2019 | 0

Poker may have existed long before Doyle Brunson was around, but in terms of competitive poker for big money and the WSOP, Brunson was one of the founding fathers of the game. An all-rounder of exceptional ability he amassed ten WSOP bracelets in his career, including back to back Main Event titles in 1976 and 1977. Having now lived the lion’s share of such a long and eventful life, Doyle Brunson’s time has been marked by many interesting stories.

Here is our collection of lesser-known gems from the life of poker’s greatest legend. read more

WSOP Main Event takes off; Day 1A field…

admin | July 4, 2019 | 0

The biggest WSOP event of all has finally arrived – event 73. The $10,000 NLH Main Event is underway, with the first of three starting day flights having played out last night. With the smoke having cleared after the opening salvos, we have all the latest on risers and fallers to bring you.

Typically, the first starting flight is the smallest, meaning that we cannot get an accurate read on total entries yet, but numbers are significantly up on day 1A in 2018, which is surely a good sign. read more

WSOP 2019: Campbell doubles, Baker binks and Schulman…

admin | July 4, 2019 | 0

Yesterday’s action has brought the best and worst of doubles to the fore, with one player taking his second runner-up spot of the series while another claims his second bracelet this summer. In addition, former bracelet winners have been getting busy, with two of them adding to their career collection in the last 24 hours. Here is the latest from the WSOP.

Event 67: Robert Campbell wins second bracelet of the series as Yueqi Zhu takes runner-up again

Robert Campbell – Photo WSOP

Not too many players get heads-up for a bracelet twice in one series, but in the $10,000 Stud hi/lo Championship events, both of the final two opponents found themselves in that exact situation. The event attracted 151 entries this year, with the prize pool growing to $1,419,400. As you might expect, there were countless big names scattered through the field. As the final table was set, Mike Matusow was perhaps, the most familiar name, but those paying attention to this series so far will have recognised Yueqi Zhu and Robert Campbell too. Both players had already been heads-up for a bracelet this summer, with Australian Campbell having claimed one title already. For Zhu, only a 2nd place had come his way this summer, in an event which he had won last year. With Matusow falling in 4th, Zhu and Campbell soon got the action down to heads-up, giving both players a second golden chance at a coveted golden prize. read more

Big Cash Games action in Las Vegas during…

admin | July 4, 2019 | 0

Reports suggest the current blinds in Bobby’s Room are $4K/8K and $250K pots are changing hands. Who said summertime in Vegas was all about the WSOP? This cash game action does of course spring up partly due to the WSOP bringing players together, but many players head to Vegas at this time of year purely for the cash games.

Big action in Bobby’s Room with Gus Hansen involved

Just like last year, Gus Hansen is treating the poker world to regular Instagram updates of his cash game exploits. His posts have provided details of the huge blinds and six-figure pots changing hands, along with letting the poker world know that he is currently winning in the games. read more