Global Poker Index ratings

As per the latest global poker index, Bryn Kenney has the lead in both overall as well as POY ratings.


His rankings have moved up to the number one position for GPI overall ratings as well as in the race of being 2017 Player of the Year. After success at the PokerStars Barcelona championship event, Bart Lybaert, Stephen Chidwick and Bryn Kenney have gained high positions in the overall rankings. The Global Poker Index is released every week and it showcases the current top poker players in live tournaments. For the rankings the results of players are considered over half year periods taken consecutively six times.

The entire list comes on the GPI official website and the rankings can be found in the last publication that was done on August 23rd. Bryn Kenney gained the title of Player of the Year for the 2017 Global Poker Index for the first half of 2017; this has come about since he remained at the top for 21 weeks consecutively; Nick Petrangelo took the lead in July however, and Dario Sammartino then moved on to claim the number one spot which he has maintained for the past five weeks. Continue reading “Global Poker Index ratings”

Hectic Action At Venetian Poker Room

The Deep Stacks Extravaganza has started at the Venetian Poker Room.


This summer series this year will be held from May to July. The Deep Stacks III is considered to be one of the most important series and is as important or next to the World Series of Poker. The summer schedule of the Deep Stacks Extravaganza will see more than 110 tournaments. The event will also see a total prize pool of $21 million guaranteed amount.

The tournament has kick-started on May 15th and will go on inside the Venetian Poker Room till the July 23. The tournament will be held in a wide range of formats that includes multi-day, single-day and bounties events. Some of the popular game options like limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha and no-limit hold’em will be featured during the course of the tournament.

The Venetian Poker Room is geared for the event and is looking forward to making it a huge success. They are treating the event as more than just a poker game. They are taking all efforts to make the tournament work like clockwork and without any glitches. Continue reading “Hectic Action At Venetian Poker Room”

Hellmuth Beats Matusow And Won L.A. Poker Classic

Phil Hellmuth got the victory over Mike Matusow in the latest game between two great minds of poker.


Hellmuth and Matusow were the last two men present at a side event of the festival of the L.A. Poker Classic. Both the players have encountered each other many times over the years. And each time they confront they give fun time to the fans.

The event is taking place in the Commerce Casino of Los Angeles. And the casino has become the place to see some quality poker action. Event as usual, in the event it features a schedule rich the two-day $1,100 buy-in Omaha 8/Stud 8 or Better.

The tournament has total 72 players and the prize pool of $72,000. The involvement of two players who are world famous in a side event with a low buy-in fee like surprised many fans and players. But, probably this was a matter of prestige and pride for Matusow and Hellmuth. Probably they want to show their proficiency in a different form of poker. Continue reading “Hellmuth Beats Matusow And Won L.A. Poker Classic”

Lesniak Announces To Fight Governor Election

Sen. Ray Lesniak filed a paperwork at New Jersey State Election Law Enforcement Commission to fight election for the post of Governor. Mr. Lesniak is the man who made all the effort for the legalization of online poker in New Jersey’s 2013.


According to NJ.com reports, Ray said, he is willing to replace outgoing Governor Chris Christie.

Mr. Lesniak said “This is a difficult battle, but I am not going to leave it, I believe that support of the people is with me, the recent election has shown that, one can go directly to the people and ask for vote if they have good reason to stand for.” Mr. Lesiak has not the only one contesting this election, but there are more than 12 people have filled the paper to contest the election of governor. Continue reading “Lesniak Announces To Fight Governor Election”

Bwin Poker In Bulgaria

PokerStars has been expanding its presence in different countries.


Being a successful online gaming venture by Amaya Gaming, PokerStars has been hitting the right buttons with licensing authorities in different countries. Its present focus is extending its presence in different countries in Europe. It should not come as a surprise that rival sites are following suit as well. For instance, bwin.party has also launched its poker service following a similar move by PokerStars in Bulgaria.

Bwin Poker has been successful in getting a license to have an online poker site in this country, second to PokerStars. The latter has been following up with licensing authorities and getting their sites operational in countries like Bulgaria and Portugal. Bwin had a license to open an online site for poker in Bulgaria but that was prior to regulations that came into effect. As a result the license had to be renewed as the old license was not valid anymore. Continue reading “Bwin Poker In Bulgaria”

Phil Galfond Launches Poker Room

Phil Galfond has launched a new venture, an online poker room which is his latest venture which is not supported by any established gaming business.


It is not his first website as he founded Run it Once as a training site for poker. This site is well known among the gaming community, but it remains anonymous in general. He has a lot of ambition and intelligence for someone who is 31 years of age. After having launched the training site, the latest venture is definitely a challenge in which he hopes to succeed.

The plans are open and are advertised on several poker forums. Many poker players have also stated their support for his site. However, there are several challenges in setting up an online poker room that he will have to overcome. There will also be certain compromises that need to be made. For instance, he had opposed the VIP scheme that had been launched by PokerStars. It could be that his plan to launch the online poker room is a retaliation effort that he does not want to make evident. Continue reading “Phil Galfond Launches Poker Room”