PokerStars Galactic Series Awards €17 Million

PokerStars recently launched one of the biggest online poker series for people who became a part of the Southern European shared liquidity market. The new series known as the Galactic Series provided around 186 events last month for a sum of €16,973,768 as prize money, close to €2 million which is more than €15 million as the guaranteed amount. The series had drawn 50,612 players altogether with € million guaranteed and Main Event drew around 6,430 entries. The best part was that it was the biggest single event which hit the liquidity market. The French contingent proved that they had come to play. There were 5 French players who made it to the final table and out of which the top 4 finishers belonged to French.

There were a total of 42 events which French players won across the series and Spain claimed 30 event wins with Portugal having 20. The SpadeJack10 from Spain captured the title, which is the first one of the series by achieving the Sunday Warm-Up for €24,864. The Midnight Express event had a winner which was eduardo7673 who completed strong by achieving €6,988. In addition, there were other highlights of the successful event which included the Sunday Special. It did surpass €350,000 guarantee by over €20,000 and Super Thursday had a guaranteed amount of €150,000 which increased to €100,000. As far as the €10 Classico event is concerned, it was successful as it drew 15,000 entries in 3 editions of the Sunday.
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Poker Pub Crawl To Raise Money For Locals

The sixth-annual Black Hills Home Builders Association Poker Pub Crawl Fundraiser (BHHBAPPCF) will take place on Saturday and will happen between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A released has been published by the (BHHBAPPCF) and according to the release the association support members of the Rapid City community (RCC) who are struggling tragic life circumstances or with health. In 2017, the just past year, the association raised the fund of $25,000 for Mark Schuh and Jordyn Bruski.
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Dominik Nitsche, The 888poker Ambassador Wins Biggest Score Of Career At WSOPE

Earlier this week, 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche raced to the top of a star-studded field of 88 unique entrants, who made 44 re-entries between them, in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop event at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe festival.

This latest win was Nitsche’s fourth in a WSOP event, meaning Nitsche now has four WSOP bracelets to his name. The talented German’s previous three bracelets came from wins in $1,000 no-limit hold’em events, so the €111,111 buy-in here made it extra special for Nitsche, as did the monster-sized €3,487,463 he took home as a prize.
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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”