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Negreanu appeared on Flip

Max stack doesn't help Negreanu win another WSOP b...

Yesterday, the final phase of the Flip & event concluded. The Go Bracelet Tournament ends at GGPoker, the cheapest $100 bracelet tournament on the published schedule.

Dozens of flip stages made it possible to crack the promised million guarantees, with poker players sharing from $1,260,365 to . A total of 798 players made it to the finals (and thus went directly to the ITM).

GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu has the biggest stack. It’s unclear how much money he’s invested in the game and how many times he’s flipped the stage. However, he started with 2,700 BB and averaged 40 BB.

In order to win the long-awaited gold bracelet, Negreanu even went live and attracted more than 6,000 viewers within minutes. With a huge lead, KidPoker began his path to victory.

Despite having so many chips, it is impossible to win the championship again. Negreanu gradually lost ground and ended up in 53rd place. His bonus was $2,652.

The prize funds Daniel’s investment in Flip & Go tournament, as he would definitely need more than 26 Stage 1 entries to get that many starting chips.

For comparison, last year Viktor Malinovsky decided to play the same way. He made 135 bets for $100 and won 1,255 big blinds. Negreanu makes twice as much.

The best result in Russian was achieved by Ukrainian player Andrey Derzhipilsky. He finished 12th and earned $6,168.

In such a difficult competition, the player with the Vietnamese flag won. He won his first gold bracelet and $122,000 in prize money and started another freeroll, earning a $100,000 ticket to the WSOP Paradise in the Asian continent.

Max stack doesn't help Negreanu win another WSOP b...

WPT will attempt to set a new record

WPT aims to set new world record

Last year, the World Poker Tour set a new world record by breaking the $15,000,000 guarantee in a live tournament. and achieved great success. Despite a $10,400 buy-in, the WPT still attracted 2,960 players and a $29,000,000 prize pool.

This year the organizers have set a new and ambitious record. The WPT World Championship will be held in December with a guaranteed prize pool of $40,000,000 and a buy-in of $10,400.

This contest requires a minimum of 4,000 entries to avoid overlap. The series runs from November 29 to December 21, while the historic championship has a four-day start from December 12 to 21.

This will be a fluid structure, with starting chips of 100,000, levels of 60 minutes, levels on day one of 90 minutes, and heads-up play of 45 minutes each.

Overall, the WPT is expected to outperform all competitors. In addition to the announced events, there are some other interesting matches on the show. For example, the Mystery Bounty has a $1,600 buy-in with a $2,000,000 guarantee; a cheap $600 rebuy offers a $1,000,000 bonus; and the legendary WPT Prime tournament returns for $1,100 with a $5,000,000 prize.

There will also be a rematch of the Women’s Championship, poker’s only event with a guaranteed prize pool of $250,000. Entry fee remains $1,100.

The largest tournament will be the WPT Big One for One Drop with a prize of $1,000,000. It’s sure to attract dozens of high-limit amateurs.

The WPT is not afraid of competition

Interestingly, while GGPoker and the WSOP will simultaneously host the Bracelet Series in the Bahamas, the EPT will be in Prague. By planning such a wide range of programming, the World Poker Tour may hope to attract a large audience, not just from North America, but from around the world.

WPT aims to set new world record

WSOP players cheating

US player accused of faking cancer to enter WSOP f...

American player Rob Mercer has been publicly accused of cheating. He allegedly faked a terminal cancer diagnosis to raise money to enter the 2023 WSOP Main Event for free.

The story came to the attention of the community in early 2023 when Mercer began accusing fellow poker player Jami Lafaye of manipulating her diagnosis on social media.

Mercer claimed he had terminal cancer, while Raphael had a curable cancer. She used the diagnosis to make money. Rob then offered to sponsor him for a race in Northern California, but he politely declined.

The social media controversy gradually subsided, and Rob disappeared from people’s sight for a while. Just before the WSOP, he resurfaced and set up a fundraising page on the GoFundMe platform:

“Hi everyone, my name is Rob and I am a 37-year-old semi-professional poker player with terminal cancer”. <…> “My lifelong dream was to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event, but I never had enough money to play in that event,” Rob wrote.

Mercer is asking $12,000 to $10,000 to purchase – $2,000 for transportation, lodging and other needs. Nick Vertucci quickly joined the collection and the required amount was quickly deposited into Rob’s account.

A few months later, new details began to emerge. It turned out that Rob had provided no documentation about the disease, and the doctor he named in his appeal was a general practitioner, not a specialized oncologist.

In addition, Rob also boasted about it on social networks. Media reported hanging out with an adult film star in Vegas, despite his claims on GoFundMe that he was nearly bedridden.

Rob shut down his social media accounts after a player in the poker community was caught cheating. . Once again, he wrote only a modest post about his illness, which few believed.

US player accused of faking cancer to enter WSOP f...

Mystery Millions Final Table

PokerOK Russian Mystery Million Final

The second night of the Mystery Bounty Tournament begins with the prize successfully surpassing the $10,000,000 mark. The top knockout prize of $1,000,000 was claimed by John Milly of Costa Rica, who finished 224th and earned an additional $7,937.

That’s great, but thanks to millions of Costa Ricans, our players are also reaping the benefits. John Milly sold 50% of his shares at odds of 2.0, so few bets were placed.

Artem TritonTriDan Sadovsky bought 10% of the shares and he managed to turn a few dozen dollars into $6. The total number of people.

As usual, a one-week break will follow after the tournament reaches the final table. The fight for the bracelet begins next Tuesday. Most interestingly, five of the nine finalists are Russian-speaking poker players.

The top two chips are occupied by Ukrainians. The first place goes to Igor Gulya who has an impressive 117 BB in chips. He is followed by compatriot Yuriy Oleynik who has 65 big blinds in the box.

Russian Dmitry Kurnosov is fourth in chips. He will start the game with 32 BB. He was followed by Poland’s Ilnaz Farrakhov with 29 BBs.

The list of top-ranked players is completed by another Ukrainian player, Alexander Pustovoy. He had moderate success on GGPoker, but is best known for his numerous Diprana’s in Sochi and other poker series. Alexander’s box contains 27 BBs.

Each received at least $25,000 in prize money and are vying for first place, a $354,000 guarantee and a gold bracelet. Since no trading is allowed at the final table of the WSOP Championship, the action will be played fairly to the end.

As for the mystery prize, the finalists didn’t have much luck coming up with the gold envelope. The biggest knockout went to Igor Guli for $5,760.

PokerOK Russian Mystery Million Final

Strange attendance numbers for EPT Barcelona

Records and anti-records: two sides of EPT Barcelo...

Strange things are happening in the Catalan capital: on the one hand, the EPT sets a new record for PokerStars-branded live tournaments, and on the other, it sets a counter-record for participation in expensive events.

The ESPT (Estrella Poker Tour) Main Event, held concurrently with the EPT, is the most attended event in PokerStars history, with 7,398 players taking part and a prize pool of €7,102,080.

The winner was Frenchman Lucien Cohen, known in poker circles as “The Rat.” He earned the nickname in 2011 after taking a plastic rat to the final table to win the EPT Deauville. The number also symbolizes one of the champion’s personal facts – in addition to poker, he also runs a pest control company.

Cohen is remembered by everyone for his inappropriate behavior in 2011, and by 2023, he hasn’t left his jokes behind either. Shouting loudly and “shooting” opponents with invisible weapons are an integral part of his performance.

While the cheaper €1,100 and €2,200 tournaments broke attendance records, the expensive tournaments were downright boring. This was all due to extremely low participation:

Anti However, the record is held by EPT Barcelona as the most expensive €100,000 event. In the 2022 series, 68 contestants competed for the title, with Nikita Bodiakovsky winning and winning almost €2 million. This year, just 10 players received €100,000 each, with a further eight players re-entering the field – for a total of 18 entrants.

The reason for the drop in attendance is Spain’s new poker tax. It’s unclear how this works, but PokerStars doesn’t tax winnings. Most likely, high limit players decided to get reinsurance rather than participate in the EPT. Live poker fans have a busy schedule, especially since September.

Records and anti-records: two sides of EPT Barcelo...

Poker Hall of Fame Candidate

Ten finalists for Poker Hall of Fame announced

Poker Hall of Fame nomination voting has ended. The ten players and industry representatives with the most votes have been announced on the WSOP website. Not much has changed from last year – the championship nominees remain the same.

All nominees meet the necessary criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame: be 40 years old, play high-stakes games, have sustained wins and respect in the poker community, and have stood the test of time.

Brian Rast has been adding points to his “Piggy Banks” over the past few days, beating the best poker players in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. It was his third PPC title and sixth WSOP bracelet. Brian is now just the second player in history to win the PPC three times (the first being Michael Mizrahi), which is sure to have an impact on the final vote.

As for the other candidates, the poker community is, as always, following sharing. Phil Helmuth is actively campaigning for his old friend Mike Matusow to be inducted, and Daniel Negreanu, in his second year joining the community, is campaigning for Isaiah Isaiah Sheinberg was elected to the Hall of Fame, becoming the person who has contributed the most to the Hall of Fame. Online Poker

Now it is the turn of the current members of the Hall of Fame. There are 59 current members and 31 living members. . They will decide who gets a photo in the special room and a free ticket to the annual WSOP $1,979 Hall of Fame bonus.

The winner will be announced at the final table of the World Series of Poker on July 13 The Main Event is created. Under recent changes, only one player is selected each year, but there is one exception to that rule: legendary commentators Lon McEachren and Norman Chad are always nominated as a pair.

Ten finalists for Poker Hall of Fame announced

Espen Jørstad tries to get 3% of its prize money from WSOP ME 2022

Espen Jørstad Takes $300,000 Off His WSOP Main Eve...

Where there is fame and big wins, there is almost always is in trouble. Something similar happened to Norwegian poker player Espen Jørstad.

This summer, Espen became the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event winner for a total prize pool of $80,782,470. After winning WSOP ME 2022, he bagged the biggest cash of his poker career: $10,000,000.

Supporting a poker pro like Espen is familiar. After the Norwegian succeeded in a WSOP team event (with Patrick Leonard) and won his first gold bracelet, the bet sales were of course quite successful, and the poker player kept a detailed log of all sales.

Nevertheless, the Norwegian has demanded 3% of his winnings, referring to verbal agreement . We’re talking about Greek champion Alex Theologis of the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet Championship. When the newcomer emerged as the chip leader on day seven of the WSOP 2022 Main Event, Theologis and Jørstad verbally agreed to swap 3 percent of their chips, The Greek reported.

After Espen’s win, Alex claimed “his 3%” of the Main Event win, which equated to $300,000. Jostad politely dismissed the poker player, saying they had no such agreement. The theologian went on to ask him to share, claiming Jostad simply “forgot or pretended not to know” their business.

The Norwegian poker player even met the Greek himself and showed him the original documents detailing all the details of the sale or exchange of shares.

At first, Espen didn’t really want it to open up about the situation and try to resolve everything peacefully. Jostad initially thought the theologians had just messed up and wanted to resolve the conflict. However, things escalated further when a drunk Irishman approached the Norwegian during a match in Cyprus and started yelling at Espen “3% back”.

Jostad was very disturbed by the situation and decided to speak publicly about it. The most interesting thing is that there is no explicit or indirect evidence to support the above transaction, other than the statement of Alex Theologis. In turn, Espen is ready to undergo arbitration proceedings involving other high-profile poker players to finally end the conflict.

Espen Jørstad Takes $300,000 Off His WSOP Main Eve...

Tony G Wins MPP $10,400 High Roller Championship

Tony G makes a splash at the MPP High Roller

Time for news about another eccentric poker player. Prolific Lithuanian poker player Antanas Guoga, better known in the poker world as “Tony G,” has once again made a name for himself.

Despite the fact that this player is mostly known for his antics outside of tournaments and for his friendly and helpful demeanor of teasing his opponents at the table. It’s no surprise considering he donated most of his winnings to charity.

The poker player gave refugees free accommodation at the Tony resort in 2019 when Russia made a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. Trakai city, Lithuania.

Although Tony became a famous player during the poker boom of the 2000s, he continued to showcase his skills at major live events.

The poker player recently won $10,400 worth of high rollers at the Mediterranean Poker Party Series Offline Championships. The MPP $10,400 High Roller featured 149 entrants vying for their share of the $1,370,800 total prize pool.

Of course, most of the prize money goes to Tony G. After a heads-up match, he won the match, earning him a $257,500 deal. Tony went heads-up with American poker player Alex Peffley for $10,000 less ($247,500).

Top UK live poker player Stephen Chidwick finished fourth in the tournament for a whopping $100,000. Famed Australian high roller Calais Burns was the sixth and final player at the final table. His total payout was $65,000.

A total of 20 players entered the prize pool. The MPP $10,400 High Roller has a minimum prize pool of $20,000.

Tony G makes a splash at the MPP High Roller

Latino Player Wins.

Latino Player Wins.

Armada celebrates Monday’s Victory with Brian Kaufman Heater $2,500, sale $19,811. Also, the Uruguayan grinder finished sixth in the $320 Bounty King for $3,152. Luis TaWebon Figallo finished fifth in the tournament for $2,175. He also took first place in the Bounty Builder 215 competition and won $4,677 as a Figalex25.

Another winner is El Martillo, whose winning bounty hunter’s Deepstack Turbo was $54, now $5,442. In another previous tournament, the Nilton Nav23 Vargas finished second for $1,872.

In turn, Grinder zagaz124 took first place, 22nd place Mini Monday for $4,859, and maketu7 for $1,759 Champion of the Big 11.

On the other hand TOY LOCAZO climbed to fourth place with $1,337 in the Bounty Hunters Encore $54, Alejandro RFerLico_0101 Fernandez Licona Finished second in the Hot 22 PKO and bagged greens for $1,219.

Latino Player Wins.

The Importance of Records – By Kristy Gazes

The Importance of Records - By Kristy Gazes

It’s not a glamorous topic, but we all know how important bankroll management is to your poker career. A great way to manage your bankroll is to keep a record of your games.

Accurate records not only help track your performance, but also allow you to analyze your game and be honest with yourself. We all like to think we’re successful players, but that’s not always the case.

Here are some key categories/stats to keep in mind for each game:

* Total Points (for games that are too big, you can’t inflate the odds). * How long have you been playing the game* What games/restrictions have you playedHow much do you make (how many big blinds or big bets you win per hour)* How much do you make (how many big blinds or big bets you win per hour)

Keeping these records is really helpful Help with the basics and put the game in perspective. Personally, I like to dig deep, which is why I track my emotions in games. How you feel while playing and your mood are crucial to your training results – don’t ignore these factors.

Be aware of the following: B. When and when you feel tired After training, you start to feel tired. If you performed poorly or below par and made mistakes, write down when the mistakes occurred and what caused them. Whether you admit it or not, poker is an emotional game. It pays to follow your gut – and hopefully it pays off.

Keep these logs daily and review them monthly to analyze your game. Be honest with what you see. They’re looking for patterns: I’ve lost again because I’ve played the game too much at this limit, I’ve lost again because I’ve played the game too long, or I’ve won more than usual when I’ve only played for a short amount of time

If you notice a pattern and find yourself failing at a certain game or limitation, ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong here?” The truth hurts sometimes, but don’t Do let your ego get in the way of being a successful player. If the logs show that you’re not doing well, then it’s time to step down to the floor, re-evaluate your game, and start over.

If you see these logs, then you can be honest with yourself as a poker player. Numbers never lie, which is why it’s so important to keep an accurate record of your games.

The Importance of Records - By Kristy Gazes

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