Saturday, October 25, 2014

PokerStars 10th Anniversary: See a person win one million

10th-ann-thumb.JPGHow many chances for your life do you get to look at a man win one million bucks? Those individuals who were awake early Monday morning got to look Kyle "First-Eagle" Weir do it within the PokerStars 10th Anniversary Sunday Million. Now, people who weren't awake now have their chance to look it, too.

This morning, released a different Online Poker Show to commemorate Weir's historic win.

If you missed it the primary time, Weir beat out the richest online poker tournament field in history when he triumphed over greater than 12,000 people to win greater than 1,000,000 dollars. At one point last week, he considered himself unemployed. Now he's a millionaire.

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Kyle Weir (he's the only at the left)

This special Online Poker show report is greater than only a replay of the general table. It again has the funny and expert commentary of Nick Wealthall. He's joined this time by Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree.

To watch the entire show, just take a look at the video below.

There was a large number of news to report at the 10th Anniversary celebration. In the event you missed any of it, here is a full wrap-up of the PokerStars 10th Anniversary news.

Thanks again for celebrating with us.

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2014 ACOP: The Countdown Begins!


There's something special concerning the number. Seven Elevens, Seven Dwarfs, seven minute abs, and for the needs of this blog... weeks.

That's the time-span between now and the start of the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker which occurs on the 'PokerStars LIVE on the City of Dreams' poker site in Macau from October 24 to November 9.

The countdown begins!

Staying in keeping with the theme let us take a look at the highest 7 stories as we approach the impending 2014 ACOP:

1. Past Seven Months

Okay, it's September so it's probably just a little towards eight months but bear with me.

PokerStars LIVE Macau has always been the unquestioned #1. poker site for tournaments in Asia. However the 2014 season has shattered record after record through four major tournaments - namely the 2 Macau Poker Cup series, APPT Macau Season 8, and the 2014 Macau Millions.

ACOP trophies sept14.jpgThe ACOP trophies on display

In those four poker festivals, the poker site has served over 11,000 players and awarded greater than HK$73 million (USD $9.5 million) in prize money.

Amazingly, that HK$73m figure is also exceeded within the 2014 ACOP alone meaning that in case you are only going to go to Macau once a year, then THAT IS IT.

2. ACOP Title Events (aka 'Spadies')

For those who find themselves new to the series, the 2014 iteration has 22 cash tournaments over the 17-day poker festival.

14 of these tourneys are referred to as ACOP Title Events or, more recently nicknamed, Spadies for the trophies resemblance to the PokerStars logo. Buy-ins for these events are generally a minimum of USD $1,000.

The Spadies are what's bringing the best-of-the-best to Macau and whether you're seeking big dollars, an ego boost, or a gorgeous piece of hardware then these are for you.
Here's the schedule:

3. ACOP Main Event (aka 'Gold Spadie')

The 2014 ACOP Main Event has a buy-in of HK$100,000 (USD $13,000) and springs with a HK$15 million prize pool guarantee. It is a deep, slow structure with 90-minute levels and a 30,000-chip start bank with the intention to take five grueling days (Nov. 4-8) of concentration to win.

If you're up for the challenge and end up alive at the Day 5 Final Table then that suggests you could have a shot at taking home some serious money and the celebrated Gold Spadie.

4. 2m Spadie

One of the good new additions to the schedule is the 2m GTD Spadie which, of course, has a HK$2,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

The HK$8,800 buy-in event kicks off on Oct. 30 and is an ideal place to begin for those searching for a condensed poker trip.

You might say it is the warm-up to the warm-up because the official HK$25,000 ACOP Warm-up event happens only some days after.

Word across the campfire is this can be some of the biggest turnouts for the ACOP and organizers have already prepared two Day 1 flights in anticipation of an incredible field.

5. High Roller and Super High Roller

The HK$250,000 (USD $32,000) High Roller is returning as a freezeout this year. The high stakes challenge has previously attracted the likes of Phil Ivey, Jeff Rossiter, Jonathan 'Monster Dong' Karamalikis, and Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov.

The 2014 ACOP has added an ideal High Roller event and the buy-in is about at HK$500,000 (USD $65,000) with the choice for 2 rebuys. Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier and 2012 World Champion Greg Merson have confirmed their attendance and that list is anticipated to grow substantially because the event approaches.

6. More Satellites

Whether it is a 10k tourney or 100k tourney, there are simply more ways so that you can play this year.

Online - Searching through the PokerStars Client, there are satellites and feeders running on a daily basis to the 2m Spadie and Main Event. Having trouble finding them? Visit the 'Events' tab, then click 'PSLIVE' and 'Macau'

Live - In case you didn't check the 2014 ACOP schedule before then take another look. There is a satellite, qualifier, or mega satellite running nearly each day at PokerStars LIVE Macau.
And that isn't only for the primary Event but for plenty of of the Side Events -- including the HK$250,000 High Roller for as low as HK$2,500.

7. Beer Pong Championship

Are you sick of going to PokerStars Welcome Parties with loud music, free flowing alcohol, women dancing provocatively, and watching your buddies doing stupid things?

2013ACOP BeerPong sept14 2.jpgAnyone for beer pong?

No, neither am I.

That's all still at the menu. But wait, there's more.

The Beer Pong tournament is back!

Last year, what started out as an concept in hopes of bringing more interaction between players from all walks of life, ended up becoming one among most mentioned post-party topics - namely, "Why wasn't it bigger?"

And that's how the likely-to-be-annual ACOP Beer Bong Championship came to life.
So get your best table tennis gear on and begin practicing your toss while intoxicated because this time it's official!

Okay, that's it for now but stay tuned for more goodies as we approach the 2014 ACOP. I WILL BE back with more in days.

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Harrison twins announcement move Kentucky from 12/1 to 4/1

On Friday, Aaron and Andrew Harrison announced that they are going to play their sophomore seasons at Kentucky in preference to enter the NBA Draft. This announcement had huge affects at the 2015 National Championship odds.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

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With November Nine Set, Players Eye WSOP Main Event Title

Published on July 22, 2013 by Tom Jones

When the sector Series of Poker Main Event began, over 5,000 poker players from around the globe settled in on the Rio in Las Vegas for his or her chance to become famous. After a few weeks of play, nine players have emerged to create the general table.

The November Nine took various different paths to get their seat on the final table. JC Tran, a reputation well-known throughout the poker community, will head to the overall table in November with the chip lead. Tran will spend the following couple of months pondering how he's going to defend his 38,000,000 chips.

Unlike in past years when there were large discrepancies between the chip counts for players on the final table, every player on the table this year goes to November with enough chips to do damage. Of the nine players, all except short stack David Benefield have over 10,000,000 in chips. Benefield will start the general table with 6,375,000.

Amir Lehavot sits slightly under Tran, in second position with 29,700,000. Marc-Etienne McLaughlin made a run at being the chip leader right before the overall table was set, but lost out on that chance and can must accept third position, with 26,525,000.

Jay Farber was the tale early within the tournament, racking up a large chip count with some aggressive play and some big hands. Farber lost a few of his speed halfway throughout the event, but played well enough to land the fourth position, with 25,975,000.

Sitting slightly lower (25,875,000) than Farber is Ryan Riess. He parlayed a robust start and a run of giant hands late within the tournament to his final table seat.

Sylvain Loosli (19,600,000, Michael Brummelhuis (11,275,000), and Mark Newhouse (7,350,000) make up the overall three spots. Brummelhuis becomes the primary Dutch player to ever make the general table on the main event. Loosli was sitting pretty in second when the tourney reached three tables, but a string of lost hands took him all the way down to his current position of sixth.

With the general table set, players will now embark on their lonesome strategy journeys until play resumes in November. In past years, players have enlisted the expertise of top professionals to assist them prepare for the overall table.

Play will resume in November and the participants on the final table will play down until a champion is crowned.

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Alexandre Chieng wins ACOP Platinum Series VI

This past weekend, the 'PokerStars LIVE on the City of Dreams' poker site completed ACOP Platinum Series VI and the 4-day series drew totals of 664 players and nearly HK$1.8 million in prize money.

China's Alexandre Chieng won the HK $5,500 Main Event after beating a 270-player field. The 2013 APPT Macau champion stormed to an enormous chip lead early into Day 1 and not looked back as he continued his dominance within the Day 2 final.

In the general hand, Japan's Masashi Sato moved all-in pre-flop for his last 157k tournament chips and was called by Chieng who was sitting with nearly 2.4m.

Sato: [Ts][6h]
Chieng: [Js][3c]

The board ran [Ah][Ac][9s][Kh][8s] and Chieng's Jack kicker proved to be enough to seal the win.

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1. Alexandre Chieng (China) -- HK$279,300
2. Masashi Sato (Japan) -- HK$191,400
3. Yubin Zheng (China) -- HK$115,400
4. Yuri Ishida (Japan) -- HK$91,100
5. Khoo Fong Ko (Singapore) -- HK$72,900
6. Kwangjin Lee (Korea) -- HK$60,800
7. Andrian Chin (Australia) -- HK$48,600
8. Mansour Zadeh (Iran) -- HK$36,500
9. Wai Wa Chan (Hong Kong) -- HK$30,400

Chieng's victory moves him into No. 8 at the Asia Player of the Year rankings - the exact same rank he finished with last season. The Chinese businessman has always been forthcoming about his pursuit of the highest rank.

"I need to do what last year's winner did." said Chieng relating to Jian Yang who won two tournaments within the last two months to win the 2013 APOY title. It was an out-of-nowhere finish to the year and stunned Terry Fan who had held the highest rank for many of the season.

For complete result of the ACOP Platinum Series VI please click here.

For the 2014 Asia Player of the Year rankings please click here.

The next special event at PokerStars LIVE Macau is the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker which happens from October 24 to November 9. Online satellites are actually running to the HK$100,000 Main Event which comes with a HK$15 million prize pool guarantee.

For additional info at the 2014 ACOP please visit

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South Dakota Harming Economy By Limiting Slots at Tribal Casinos

A lobbyist for tribal gaming told South Dakota lawmakers they were holding back the economy by severely limiting the choice of slots allowed at tribal casinos.
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