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

APT Finale 2019 Schedule

admin | November 4, 2019 | 0

The APT Finale 2019 will be held from November 28th to December 9th at the Chinese Texas Poker Hold’Em Association Taipei, Taiwan.

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

Ken Chan wins WPT New Zealand Main Event;…

admin | June 4, 2019 | 0

The World Poker Tour New Zealand 2019 festival at SkyCity Auckland casino ran from 23rd May to 3rd June, and came to a conclusion with finding a Main Event champion.

Ken Chan takes down the Main Event

Ken Chan – Photo WPT

The NZ$2,000 buy-in Main Event had 333 entries, and Ken Chan came into the third and final day as the chip leader. The final table lasted 8 hours and it all came down to Chan’s beating Sarah Saifi’s by rivering a straight on a board. read more

WSOP 2019 in full swing: Record smashed, Negreanu…

admin | June 4, 2019 | 0

Big 50 becomes record-breaking 50

The WSOP is no stranger to large tournament fields, with the Main Event regularly attracting well over 7,000 players and events like the Colossus consistently trebling that figure. Despite the name, the event commands a buy in of $500. The name Big 50 is in honour of the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker this year.

Big 50 field – Photo WSOP.com

The Big 50 has certainly lived up to its name in terms of field size, with each of the four starting day flights adding thousands of players to the field. By the end of day 1c the field had already swelled to over 19,000 with the casino struggling to find enough rooms to cram the players into. By the end of day 1d the overall figure had breached the 26,000 mark. This smashed the previous record set by the Colossus event which attracted 22,374 runners back in 2015. read more

WSOP 2019 in full swing: Record smashed, Negreanu…

admin | June 4, 2019 | 0

Big 50 becomes record-breaking 50

The WSOP is no stranger to large tournament fields, with the Main Event regularly attracting well over 7,000 players and events like the Colossus consistently trebling that figure. Despite the name, the event commands a buy in of $500. The name Big 50 is in honour of the 50th anniversary of the World Series of Poker this year.

Big 50 field – Photo WSOP.com

The Big 50 has certainly lived up to its name in terms of field size, with each of the four starting day flights adding thousands of players to the field. By the end of day 1c the field had already swelled to over 19,000 with the casino struggling to find enough rooms to cram the players into. By the end of day 1d the overall figure had breached the 26,000 mark. This smashed the previous record set by the Colossus event which attracted 22,374 runners back in 2015. read more

Manila Megastack: Lisa Tan Meiling becomes first woman…

admin | June 4, 2019 | 0

Over the past ten days, running from May 24 to June 2, PokerStars LIVE Manila held the 12th edition of their highly popular Manila Megastack series at Okada Manila. 26 events were up for grabs. Numerous well known players lifted trophies with some even bringing home two for the shelf.

Stealing the ultimate spotlight was Singapore’s Lisa Tan Meiling for her victory at the Main Event. Not only did Meiling capture her first-ever live tournament title, she also became the first woman to ever win the Manila Megastack Main Event. We have the results below along with winners of other events. read more