WPT Main Tour Events Adopt the Action Clock to Make the Game More Fun

WPT Main Tour Events Adopt the Action Clock to Make the Game More Fun

The organisers of the World Poker Tour (WPT) revealed that they have joined forces with Protection Poker in order to bring their Action Clock to all events included in the sixteenth edition of the WPT Main Tour. What is more, the WPT is to work in collaboration with all partners of the WPT Main Tour in order to set a requirement of transitioning to eight-handed tournament play once there are only ten tables left in a WPT Main Tour event. The World Poker Tour’s Executive Tour Director Matt Savage commented…

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PokerStars to Host 2017 ACOP October 13 through October 29

PokerStars to Host 2017 ACOP October 13 through October 29

PokerStars, the biggest poker company in the world, has released the official schedule for this year’s Asia Championship of Poker or ACOP. The biggest annual poker tournament in Asia is to take place between October 13 and October 29, 2017, and is expected to attract some of the best poker players from around the world. This year’s Asia Championship of Poker will be held at the PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room. The latter is located in the City of Dreams resort and casino complex on the Cotai Strip. The 2017…

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Maurice Hawkins Faces Legal Charges over $23,000 Backing Agreement

Maurice Hawkins Faces Legal Charges over $23,000 Backing Agreement

A South Florida lawyer has taken legal action against US poker pro Maurice Hawkins, claiming the player owns him just a little under the sum of $23,000 after he chose to back out of a staking deal the two of them had made. According to the Tallahassee attorney Hal Lewis, he and Hawkins had agreed on a deal back in 2016 whereupon Lewis staked his personal funds to back the professional player. Hawkins was supposed to use the money to buy his way into various tournaments in 2016. Under the…

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GUKPT Goliath Tournament Expected to Break Attendance Records in 2017

GUKPT Goliath Tournament Expected to Break Attendance Records in 2017

Grosvenor UK Poker Tour is expected to break attendance records from previous years for its 2017 Goliath poker tournament series. The event’s organisers released a press statement to announce the number of players who have so far registered for this year’s GUKPT’s Goliath has already surpassed the 5,000 mark. With two more days left to register for the event, the number of entries is expected to swell even further. The 2017 GUKPT Goliath tournament is to take place between July 27 and August 6 at the Grosvenor Casino Coventry in…

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Timothy Chung Secures Victory at the MPN Poker Tour Manchester Main Event

Timothy Chung Secures Victory at the MPN Poker Tour Manchester Main Event

English poker player Timothy Chung was crowned champion at the third MPN Poker Tour Manchester Main Event which took place at the Grosvenor Casino, located in the eponymous city, from July 20 to July 23. The event drew the attention of 288 participants who all competed for a share of the £150,000 guaranteed prize pool after contributing with a £550 buy-in. Two days after the start of the MPN Poker Tour Manchester, the 288 field was reduced to nine contestants who took a seat at the final table to compete…

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Dmitrii Kovalevskii Leads in Chips at PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event Day 1A

Dmitrii Kovalevskii Leads in Chips at PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event Day 1A

Russian poker player Dmitrii Kovalevskii emerged chip leader at the end of Day 1A of PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event. Day 1A suffered a slow start as only several tables were in operation when the event kicked off at 2 pm local time. Six hours later when registration had already closed, the field had escalated to 54 players who all contributed with an entry fee of ₩1,650,000. The festival is currently taking place at the luxurious Paradise City Integrated Resort in the city of Incheon, which borders the South Korean…

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ChampionChips Tournament Series by 888poker to Start July 23rd

ChampionChips Tournament Series by 888poker to Start July 23rd

Online poker operator 888poker revealed details regarding its soon-to-start series of poker tournaments, aptly named ChampionChips. The new tournament series target players from all walks of life as the events’ buy-ins range from $1 to $55 to accommodate different bankroll sizes. The second largest poker network in the world is to host the ChampionChips series from July 23rd to July 30th and offers as much as $150,000 in monetary prizes. The online poker operator announced the new tournament series will feature a total of 18 different events, with buy-ins as…

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2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set with Scott Blumstein Emerging as Chip Leader

2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table Set with Scott Blumstein Emerging as Chip Leader

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event has seen its final table set, with two players making their second appearance at the Main Event’s final. This year, not one, but two November Niners will be part of the event’s final table. The first one of them, the French poker player Antoine Saout, had his first appearance at the November Nine back in 2009. The other – Ben Lamb – became a November Niner two years later, in 2011. An interesting fact about their performances back then is that both…

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Adrian Moreno Conquers 2017 WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

Adrian Moreno Conquers 2017 WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

American poker player Adrian Moreno managed to get through a shaky final table, only to emerge victorious from the 74th event of the 2017 edition of the WSOP $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em. The player not only won the next-to-last gold bracelet that is to be awarded in over the 2017 WSOP, but also scooped a massive monetary prize estimated to $528,316, which also turned out to be the best one in his career. Up to date, the 48-year-old player has generated total live winnings of $663,056,…

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Patrick Lavecchia Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 WSOP Main Event Day 4

Patrick Lavecchia Proceeds as Chip Leader to 2017 WSOP Main Event Day 4

Yesterday night saw Day 3 of the 2017 WSOP Main Event end, with the money bubble being burst over the last official hand of the game. In addition, a number of players managed to surpass the 1,000,000-chip mark over this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker Main Event Day 3. Also, at the end of the night, the US poker player Patrick Lavecchia emerged as a chip leader, with a total of 1,552,000 chips on his account. Lavecchia has a narrow lead over the Portugal player Pawel Brzeski,…

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