GGPoker-branded on the internet poker service goes reside in the Netherlands

GGPoker-branded on the web poker service goes live in the Netherlands

Irish iGaming concern NSUS Restricted has announced that its GGPoker-branded online poker service has received permission from the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) regulator to start offering its wares to punters in the Netherlands.

The Dublin-headquartered operator employed an official press release published by European Gaming Media and Events to declare that its domain at received a Dutch license on October 1 and has now gone totally live following a short ‘soft launch period’. The firm furthermore pronounced that the web site utilized this two-week interlude to resolve ‘any delays encountered’ by punters and partially streamline its ‘account set up and funding processes.’

Conscientious concern:

NSUS Restricted, which was currently licensed by authorities from the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man, stated that its service also comes comprehensive with KSA-mandated ‘responsible gaming and other safer gambling characteristics’ so as to make sure that punters can have ‘peace of thoughts and handle’ each time they step up to the virtual baize.

Trailblazing triumph:

For his part and Marco Trucco, Europe Managing Director for NSUS Restricted, utilized the press release to proclaim that his business has now turn out to be ‘among the very first international operators to receive a Dutch license’ with the domain at allowing online poker aficionados in the Netherlands ‘to take pleasure in the best poker computer software and the most exciting tournaments and cash game action.’

Read a statement from Trucco…

“The on the web poker landscape has changed a lot because the closure of the Dutch market place many years ago. Arguably the biggest distinction is that GGPoker is now the largest poker website in the world and the spot where every person loves to play. We’re actually excited to welcome Dutch players to to compete for the most prestigious poker achievements or just to have some fun at the tables.”

Tempting tournament:

The receipt of a Dutch iGaming license for NSUS Limited comes just days just before the Saturday start of its Very good Game Series of Poker (GGSOP) extravaganza, which is to function a $7.25 million aggregate prize pool. The operator utilised a second press release to disclose that this online poker series is set to run for two weeks providing aficionados the chance to compete for money prizes across 54 events featuring buy-ins from as low as $2.50 and up to a maximum of $50.

Paul Burke from NSUS Limited divulged that qualifying flights for some of the GGSOP’s earliest events have currently begun with the whole affair set to conclude from November six with a $50 buy-in primary occasion featuring a guaranteed $200,000 prize pool.

Burke’s statement read…

“The GGSOP is a tournament series made for each sort of poker player with reasonably priced acquire-ins and lots of events from which to pick. With millions in money prizes up for grabs, we know GGPoker players will relish the opportunity to take down a GGSOP title.”

five Things You May Not Comprehend About the WSOP

five Issues You Could Not Understand About the WSOP

This is our third go to to the Planet Series of Poker (WSOP), but the initial where we have played any bracelet events. Over time we have noticed a quantity of “glitches” that we would not have anticipated going into such a storied occasion. Right now, we thought we would share some of them with you.

Numerous of the Dealers Are Brand New

This is not surprising if you actually feel about it. The WSOP is enormous and demands hundreds of dealers to run smoothly. The Reunion tournament alone held 4,000 to 5,000 players on its biggest days. That is a lot of dealers. Several dealers sat down at my table and announced “this is my initial day dealing, be patient with me.” A lot of proceeded to prove their novice status via misdeals, pots shoved the wrong way, and only a passing expertise of the rules of the game.

Pro Tip: Do be patient. They are trying their ideal. Also, dealers get their reps in as the month goes on. Even the new dealers will be more skilled by the end of the month following hundreds of hours dealing at the WSOP.

The Lines Can Be Horrendous

This year we heard stories of players waiting six hours to register for a tournament. We had been fortunate to invest only two hours in line to register for the Reunion on Day 2 of the WSOP. At most, there are 12 windows open to register at the WSOP, and at worst there can be only 3 or 4. This year things have been slowed additional by the requirement that players prove their vaccination status prior to their initial acquire-in. Once again, be patient.

Pro Tip: You can get in to any tournament as early as you like. If you program to play in one of the massive tournaments, register a couple of days in advance, preferably early in the morning. The lines will be a lot shorter, and you can get back hours of your life.

You Do not Want to Money Out Instantly

Money-out lines can be as poor as registration lines. For some cause, the approach to turn your tournament-winning ticket into money is extended and multi-stepped. Nevertheless, you can get your money-out anytime you like. We advocate waiting for a slow morning after your occasion to turn that ticket back into cold challenging cash. You have all month. No reason to wait with the other 200 folks who just busted out right after the cash bubble at 1am.

Pro Tip: Did you know that you can register for your subsequent tournament as you cash out of the last a single? Two birds. 1 line.

The WSOP Requirements a Weather Report

I don’t mean outdoors, either. Depending upon which area you are assigned, and exactly where you are seated, you will invest your hours either sweltering or considering that you have been stranded someplace in Siberia. The Rio Convention Center is a large facility with variable air conditioning service. Be prepared for all climate situations by layering up.

Pro Tip: By no means come to play with out a sweatshirt or jacket. Nonetheless, if you somehow arrive in only shirtsleeves, the handy WSOP store will be content to sell you a hoodie.

Bring Your Personal Meals

You will definitely want to pack in your own snacks and meals if at all achievable. We have been shocked final week when we paid over $19 to split a sandwich and a tiny bag of chips. When examining the receipt, we saw that we paid no much less than $6.50 in tip, service charge, gratuity, and tax. Aren’t tip and gratuity the very same point? What?! Even if you are willing to pay usurious rates, the lines are long and everybody desires to consume at the identical time. You will be significantly better off bringing meals in your trusty backpack (which also holds your sweatshirt and phone charger).

Pro Tip: The Rio is a Pepsi facility. If you are a Coke particular person and failed to pack a single in, you will want to cross the quarter-mile (at least) to the Smash Burger and hope that 37 other folks didn’t beat you there.

WSOP 2021 – The Reunion

WSOP 2021 – The Reunion

Paul and I are extremely excited to be back in the thick of WSOP action after a two-year break. We are spending the month of October in Las Vegas playing a couple of WSOP events along with some tournaments at other card rooms about town. We arrived on Friday and immediately traveled to the Rio for our vaccine status clearance and to purchase into the significantly-anticipated Reunion event.

Registration for The Reunion was an odyssey of its personal. At the beginning of the first WSOP in two years, the staff was understandably a bit confused. Every single time we asked a employees member a question (such as exactly where do we get our vaccination confirmation slips), we got a diverse answer. We finally located a really skilled lady at the Rewards Card desk who had all the answers.

Then we located the registration line. Pro Tip 1: as long as you have completed the CLEAR app registration, you require not stand in any other line ahead of you buy-in. At 7 pm in the evening of the 1st registration day (so Flight A is closed and B and C are still to come), we waited for two hours to get our seat cards. Rumors have it that players waited up to six hours the previous day when all cages had been not yet open. Pro Tip 2 (not a single we did): if you want to strategy for a number of flights (or multiple separate events), you can buy them all at as soon as, and then if you did bag-and-tag on Day 1, you can get the other flights/events refunded (of course before they start).

Excited to get seated the subsequent morning, we arrived at the Rio 20 minutes early. Tournament area doors had been all closed. We swiftly learned that play in the Reunion started half an hour late on Day 1A. Luckily, we only had to wait about 15 minutes past ten to hear that magical phrase “shuffle up and deal!” and we had been underway!

For a tournament that starts with 50,000 chips and enjoys 30 minute blind levels, (a dream for amateur cardroom players), the Reunion moved quick. This was partly since the massive blind ante started at Level 1. Another factor was the omnipresence of pros and severe amateur players which led to some relatively aggressive play from these unafraid to rebuy. Serious players, from Dan Shak to Qui Nguyen, Barry Greenstein, and Matt Berkey were heavily sprinkled all through the room. If you sat down at a table and believed you recognized someone poker renowned, you most likely did.

It was about 12 hours from the tournament start to the funds bubble, and much more than 15 to the finish of Day 1. That is a looong time to sit in a very uncomfortable chair and play poker. The exhaustion, nonetheless, was tempered by many breaks (and strategic mid-level trips to the restroom, avoiding the crowds). And, of course, the excitement of playing in a four,400 player tournament field with pros, semi-pros, and excellent amateurs.

Sadly, I went out about an hour and 200 men and women just before the money. Paul, nonetheless, with some strong coaching by Steve Blay, produced it to the funds at about ten:30 in the evening. He did not last into Day 2, but recovered most of both our get-ins. Most importantly, we each got to experience the excitement of a WSOP bracelet event. Seeing the childlike excitement of very first-time WSOP players as soon as the bubble burst alone was worth it.

The Reunion occasion all round seems to be a smashing good results, with 12,975 entrants more than the 3 flights. Day 2 (nowadays) will see the 638 survivors (a shade beneath five% of the field).

Hopefully, this is the very first of many bracelet events we play this month. We appear forward to sharing our experiences with the APT community.

Rok Gostisa wins the WPT World Championship

Rok Gostisa wins the WPT World Championship

Gostisa wins WPT Planet Championship

Rok Gostisa

We’ve had WCOOP and WSOP online conclude their Main Events, all that is left is to report on is the WPT On the internet Primary Event at partypoker.&nbsp

1,178 players took portion in the $five,300 Main Event and the final table included an in-form Talal Shakerchi and David Peters.&nbsp

They all played second fiddle to Rok Gostisa, nonetheless, who took it down for $959,492 following this insane final hand:

WCOOP stats

Talal Shakerchi

This year’s WCOOP was the greatest of all time and PokerStars have just published some intriguing stats from series.&nbsp

  • There have been 1,428,869 entries which includes 294,277 re-entries across 306 events
  • $122,340,165 was awarded which includes $18,342,344 in first spot money
  • $3,102,427 was awarded in bounties
  • The $5.50 Phase occasion attracted 141,219 entries
  • Talal ‘raidalot’ Shakerchi won the general leaderboard soon after winning the most WCOOP titles – 3 in total
  • Brazil had the most title winners with 57&nbsp
  • They also had the most runners up with 54
  • Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Martins became the 1st player to win a title in three consecutive WCOOPs, he also won three titles in this year’s series alone

Chidwick the most recent Poker Masters winner

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Prolific High Roller Stephen Chidwick took down yet an additional nosebleed title this week, winning the $10,000 No Limit event at the Poker Masters for $183,600.&nbsp

The most recent final table has just formed in the series in the $25,000 event with Daniel Negreanu, Ali Imsirovic, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Koon and Seth Davies still in contention.&nbsp

The leaderboard for the ‘Purple Jacket’ is nonetheless wide open and will go down to the wire in the $100,000 Primary Occasion this weekend. Here are the newest champions:

Event Field Winner Prize
Event #1: $ten,000 No Limit 82 Shannon Shorr $205,000
Occasion #2: $10,000 No Limit 86 Sean Perry $206,400
Occasion #three: PLO 69 Adam Hendrix $186,300
Event #4: $10,000 No Limit 73 Brock Wilson $189,800
Event #five: $ten,000 No Limit 66 Daniel Negreanu $178,200
Event #six: $ten,000 eight-Game 30 Maxx Coleman $120,000
Event #7: $ten,000 No Limit 68 Stephen Chidwick $183,600
Event #8: $25,000 No Limit 57 Christopher Brewer $427,500
Occasion #9: $25,000 PLO 43 Miles Rampel $365,500

Norm playing poker

Poker and comedy lost one particular of the funniest folks who ever lived this week. No doubt you’ll have seen a lot of footage of his stand-up this week, but here is a reminder that Norm Macdonald really loved the game of poker:

What is your favourite Norm moment? Let us know in the comments:

How to Make $50,000 in A single Night – Part two

How to Make $50,000 in One particular Evening – Part two

By Alex Fitzgerald, Featured Coach

As I mentioned Monday, I am at the moment generating a video series on a current big tournament win. It’s not for sale yet. I will be introducing it in a free webinar (sign up right here) on Monday on Advanced Poker Training. In the meantime, I am sharing some suggestions to aid you run deep in your next tournament poker game. You can locate my earlier post, with tournament suggestions 1 via three here.

Sleep, Caffeine Intake, and a Standing Desk

If you want a burst of energy in the course of your tournament, you need to have to manage your sleep the evening just before. Attempt to not drink caffeine after 2:00 PM the day just before a tournament day, so that it doesn’t interrupt your sleep that night. The improved sleep top quality will support you play better.

Humans did not evolve to sit at desks all day. If you can afford it, Veri tends to make a $700 adjustable desk. You can convert it to a sitting or standing desk easily with the push of a button. If you are drained throughout an on the web tournament session, shift to standing and move about when you can.

During my $250,000 GTD win I was packing up to move cross country. Most of my apartment was in boxes. I had no standing desk. The night prior to I had been out to dinner with my pals. Because I was not organizing to play the next day I had an espresso with dessert, then I went house to watch the Canelo fight. I was hurting throughout most of the thirteen-hour session. I’m seasoned enough that I can deal with playing without a standing desk or fantastic sleep. But I would not suggest it.

Unbeknownst to me I also had a root canal fail the day ahead of. Root canals have a 98% chance of succeeding. This one particular did not. Speak about running negative!

I did not sleep properly, I was at a makeshift desk, and I was pounding ibuprofen to get previous my tooth discomfort. How did I make it to the dentist appointment the next morning with $55,000 in my pocket?

Effortless. I was meaner than the other guy.

By no means Give Them an Inch

When I play on the web poker, the method is typically relaxing. I have practiced the fundamentals so several times that it’s like breathing to me. Like playing chess in the park. I like winning. I like beating my opponents.

People have told me ahead of that they do not recognize how I could say poker isn’t about the funds to me. But if you are only pondering about money, then you’re likely to freak out when the payout jumps come. The narrowminded focus is going to bite you in end.

This is my fifteenth year in the game. I have supported my disabled mother and other household members by way of my winnings. The cash implies a lot to me, I assure you.

If you focus on loving the game the money will come.

But I don’t enjoy the game the same way other folks do.

You know why I really like the game?

I adore watching grown guys give up.

You may possibly have much better teeth than me. You may well have a far better education. Your household may be wealthy. You may have each and every benefit on Earth. But you will not outwork me. I will watch you break.

Tournament poker is largely about who is tougher. It’s not about who is the best poker player. It’s about who can play the best poker for the longest period of time. If you are an incredible poker player for the first four hours of a poker tournament but then you give it away in hour 5, you’re a loser.

I adore being aware of that an infected root canal won’t modify how I play. I really like seeing how soft other poker players are. One particular hand doesn’t go their way, and they throw the tournament away. I 3-bet twice and they desperately shove their terrible hand into me. I enjoy watching them break.

It’s All About the Fundamentals

This is why practice is so important. Everyone in poker desires to analyze super sexy river bluffs endlessly. Do you know how hardly ever those hands come up? I recently located a couple of them in my database for a teaching lesson. They have been there, but it was tough to find scenarios where that could even be applied.

Do you know what I obsess more than? Opens. 3-bets. Continuation bets. Double barrels. River value bets.

John Wooden, the legendary NCAA basketball coach, spent 85% of his practices on passing. Why? Great passing increases shot selection. Shot selection increases points per possession. Enhanced points per possession indicates far more points per game. Good passing means fewer turnovers. Denying your opponents possessions decreases their typical score.

Fundamentals. That’s what gave Wooden ten championships.

You know what I do when someone keeps three-betting me? I wait for a hand that would adore to be three-bet. Then I check-raise the flop for value. I bust the guy half the time simply because he’s so positive that I’m mad. He calls down with third pair and will not let go.

I do not care if you 3-bet me. It’s tournament poker. I’ll be at a new table soon. I can wait.

Playing the Extended Game

The tournament took thirteen hours to win. You know what I did throughout most of it? I listened to an audiobook on my speakers. I picked it due to the fact it’s not that intense. Because I was single-tabling it was simple to comply with the action.

Anytime I wanted to play a hand I paused the book. I focused on the certain hand. I talked myself by means of a few choices to wake myself up. There’s no law against talking to your self. Bruce Willis does it in Die Difficult. Tennis stars talk to themselves continuously since their coach is not allowed to be there with them. You are in the exact same circumstance.

Whenever other players had been playing, I listened to my book. I replayed every single hand after it was completed. When I needed to take a note, I did. I watched the hands on the other tables. The audiobook played to help me get via the early morning hours, but I wasn’t paying significantly focus to it.

I was chilling, sipping my coffee and water. Completely relaxed and in my element. I didn’t get nervous if I didn’t win a pot for a few orbits, or if one particular of my continuation bets failed. I’ve been in that spot ahead of. I’ll be in that spot once more.

I was too busy re-watching hands, taking notes, and formulating a strategy to win. There was no time to be concerned. I was too focused on winning.

I knew specifically why I made every move. That’s how significantly I had studied prior to I got to this circumstance. I wasn’t learning on the job to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars. I had already gotten in my practice

Individuals attempted to drag me out into a brawl. I declined. Alternatively I focused on my bread and butter bets. I executed.

As soon as I got to the final table, I turned the audiobook off. I didn’t rush anything. I took it one hand at a time. That’s how I won.

Register now for my APT webinar on Monday…

Self Study: Why do we verify back when we have Variety Advantage?

Self Study: Why do we verify back when we have Variety Advantage?

We return to our series exactly where Barry Carter tries to plug a leak of his with the help of a expert poker player. Previously he solved how to play against a disconnected player, why we overshove AK occasionally&nbspand why our blocker lets us reraise against sturdy ranges.&nbsp

This was a 3-bet pot, 30 massive blinds effective and we are the Button obtaining been 3-bet by the Modest Blind. I put this hand in a solver and, as soon as once again, was confused by the line it took.&nbsp

We defend the three-bet with J Q and the flop comes 7 six five. The Modest Blind checks.&nbsp

In-game I bet this flop, I felt this was a great spot for a bluff. We have two more than cards and a backdoor flush, but far more importantly I felt like we had substantial range advantage on this flop, particularly following the verify. We have sufficient strong hands that I felt my hand made a great bluff.&nbsp

This is the GTO preflop three-betting range for the Modest Blind:


And this is the GTO preflop defending range for the Button:


Not only did the solver not bet my hand, it checked back pretty a lot every thing. It checked back most of the variety such as AA, TT, 89, 77, 66 and 55.&nbsp

I was completely shocked so several hands check back when, in my opinion, we have range benefit here. So I consulted my coach Dara O’Kearney for a line check:

Line verify time

Dara O Kearney
Dara O’Kearney&nbsp

Barry Carter:&nbspI understand why my own hand may possibly be a check back but why do we verify so several powerful hands? Shouldn’t we be piling in with lots of hands here?

Dara O’Kearney: We check these hands simply because we have very few hands that can stand a check/raise. Most of the hands we will force folds from have really tiny equity, largely just weak Ax or worse.&nbsp

We would have to fold most of our 9x kind hands to a verify/raise which would genuinely suck, so we protect the variety by checking sets, 98 and AA.

Barry Carter:&nbspBut the way I understood Range Benefit it meant that we can bet a lot here, because we have a lot of worth which also signifies we can bluff far more with hands like my own.&nbsp

Dara O’Kearney:&nbspOur Variety Benefit would be much more significant with 100 massive blinds exactly where the Little Blind can’t just verify/shove factors like QQ or KK. With 30 huge blinds deep they can just go with any over pair here.&nbsp

Barry Carter:&nbspSo distinct kinds of Variety Advantage match distinct stack sizes? Variety Advantage with mainly one pair hands is very good when we have shallow stacks, Variety Benefit with sets or far better work better for deeper stacks, and not necessarily the other way around?&nbsp

Dara O’Kearney:&nbspYes, when we are shallow with the kind of Variety Advantage you have we do not have the implied odds to continue chasing draws. Extremely deep you can float with gutshots or backdoor draws. You can even call with 1 pair hoping the guy will shutdown understanding you can hit your two outer to win a large pot. You can not do any of this when there is not much behind you.&nbsp

Barry Carter:&nbspSo if I flip it around, in a spot like this if I was the Modest Blind, a very good technique with a massive hand may well be to verify/raise when the flop favours the Button and they should be betting a wide range of hands?

Dara O’Kearney:&nbspCorrect. When you are shallow with a good hand on a board that is greater for your opponent, you need to go for a verify/raise.&nbsp

Play the valued added Chip Race tournament

chip race

On the eve of the upcoming Unibet Online Series, Dara’s podcast The Chip Race is hosting its second ever Chip Race PKO tournament on Unibet.&nbsp

It has a €50 acquire-in and a €13,000 assure at 19:00 BST on Saturday September 11. There are €5 and €10 satellites running about the clock at Unibet.&nbsp

On leading of the assure there are added value prizes. The top thirty finalists will each win a UOS ticket worth €5-€25 and on top of that there are special guest bounties.&nbsp

Bust Dara (Dokey), David Lappin (Lappin), Ian Simpson (Ianyyy) or unique guest journalist Alex O’Brien (AlexOBrien) to win a seat for an exclusive SNG to play for a €1,100 Unibet Open Principal Occasion ticket.&nbsp

Thoughts on the hand? Let us know in the comments:

Indiana’s ‘FatboyFish’ Requires Down Worldwide Poker US Poker Open Main Event

Indiana’s ‘FatboyFish’ Takes Down International Poker US Poker Open Main Occasion

The first ever on-line edition of the US Poker Open on Worldwide Poker wrapped up with the SC250,000 assured principal event.

A total of two,208 entries were created in the tournament, enabling the prize pool to easily clear the guarantee and settle at SC301,770. The final 306 players finished in the income, earning a minimum payout of SC241.

Soon after seven hours of play, it all came down to Indiana’s ‘FatboyFish’ and California’s ‘Petrenjello’ for the SC48,132 1st-spot prize.

‘Petrenjello’ was left with just 3 massive blinds by the final hand, forced to make a stand with JDiamond Suit 3Diamond Suit. He would discover some improvement as the board ran out AHeart Suit sixSpade Suit twoClub Suit KDiamond Suit JClub Suit, but it wasn’t enough to beat ‘FatboyFish’ and his ADiamond Suit fiveDiamond Suit.

With the series in the books, the interest turned to the USPO leaderboard, where ‘FlushMe2Tears’ topped the Sweeps Coin bracket and ‘richfromkeynote’ took down the Gold Coin bracket.

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World Series Of Poker Removes Mask Mandate For 2021 Events

World Series Of Poker Removes Mask Mandate For 2021 Events

The 2021 Globe Series of Poker will be played without having a mask mandate.

According to a tweet from the organization on Tuesday afternoon, since all the players, media and spectators will be needed to show proof of vaccination, the occasion is compliant with NV Emergency Directive 050. The directive was signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak and permitted for events that demand proof of vaccination to disregard the existing indoor mask mandate.

By complying with the directive, players will be permitted to take their masks off while they are sitting at the tables.

At the end of August, the WSOP announced its new requirement for this year’s reside series with mixed reactions from the poker globe. When it was initially released, nonetheless, the organizers said that masks would be needed for anyone in the playing area.

Initially, it was rumored that the mask mandate would stay in spot because the dealers and staff at the event would not be needed to receive the vaccine. Caesars Interactive Entertainment never directly responded to any of these accusations but did release a statement to one more media outlet relating to the concern.

“As with all Caesars Entertainment Group Members, WSOP Team Members are strongly encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Caesars is committed to generating vaccination straightforward and accessible for all Group Members. Moreover, the Company is delivering considerable incentives for Team Members who pick to be vaccinated,” study the statement.

A handful of poker pros responded to the tweet relating to the new mask improvement with continued skepticism about unvaccinated employees.

Aside from the staff concern, the reactions looked to be quite split. Some players wanted to keep mask mandates in location, whilst others had been thrilled to play poker like it was 2019.

According to the “Frequently Asked Questions” portion of the WSOP website, medical and religious exemptions to the vaccine requirement will not be permitted and are not permitted below the emergency directive.

The 2021 WSOP Schedule is Here!

The 2021 WSOP Schedule is Here!

Ever since we learned back in April that the 2021 World Series of Poker would be reside in the fall, we have been counting the days. There are at the moment just below 100 days to go until kick-off, by the way.

This week, the WSOP did us the kindness of publishing their schedule. As you might envision, we have been studying it assiduously. Not surprisingly, some things stay the exact same as previous years, and some factors have changed.

WSOP Schedule Similarities

Most of the old standards can be identified within the 2021 WSOP schedule. You will find the $ten,000 Principal Occasion. There is a Ladies tournament. There are Seniors, and Super-Seniors events, as nicely as a variety of PLO and mixed games. There is also the crowd-pleasing Tag Team event.

It appears that the WSOP will also continue the traditions of Everyday Deep Stacks, satellites, and the Little One for A single Drop.

Regardless of years of rumors of a venue modify, the 2021 WSOP will play out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

WSOP Changes

So what has changed?

A large theme this year is that the WSOP is bringing back freeze-outs in higher numbers. There are a number of tournaments in 2021 which are enabling only a single entry. No rebuys, no re-entries. Personally, I’m a fan. I hate playing tournaments exactly where the guy with the capability to rebuy (or add on) the most, has a huge benefit. As I made my WSOP tournament plans this week, I leaned toward freeze-outs when possible.

There are also a number of new events. This year’s WSOP features a COVID-relief charity event. Also, on October 1 there is a Reunion occasion with a $5M prize pool. Although the Seniors Occasion is a perennial favored, this year for the very first time there will be two beginning days.

In what will definitely be a new favourite, the Poker Hall of Fame bounty tournament will invite living Hall of Fame members to freeroll into the $1,979 No-Limit Hold’em tournament open to all players. Each participating player will have a bounty corresponding to the year they were inducted into poker’s most exclusive club and the 2021 PHOF inductee will be announced.

Craziest New WSOP Event

In what I envision as a moment of sheer insanity, the WSOP decided to introduce a $1,000 Flip N Go. In this event, each player will be all in preflop on the very first hand. They will be dealt three cards (as in Pineapple) and choose two to play. One player will win the table and fast forward into the cash, exactly where the tournament will then play out below a classic structure. Who desires to play $1,000 for a single bingo hand? I guess we will discover out!

I don’t know about you, but I’m already operating through my WSOP schedule. I am also waiting to see what other offerings will be in town this October to round out my WSOP expertise with a couple of tournaments elsewhere in Vegas. Planet Hollywood Goliath Tag Team Switch, anyone?

The Bankroll Challenge returns – with a KKPoker Increase!

The Bankroll Challenge returns – with a KKPoker Boost!

In the Bankroll Challenge we encourage our members to get greater by blogging about their poker journey and setting some ambitious objectives.&nbsp

Our members found that obtaining a weblog kept them accountable to their ambitions and it’s a fantastic way to assist them get to know their fellow PokerStrategists. As the saying goes ‘what gets measured, gets managed’ and just getting a weblog keeps you on your A-Game.&nbsp

To assist you on your journey and with a tiny bit of luck you can win $one hundred that we will raffle once a month amongst our active bloggers, regardless of where they play, accompanied by a unique badge for their forum avatar for any individual succeeding in their first Bankroll Challenge.

And for all our existing Bankroll Challengers, keep in mind that the 1st update on your challenge is due by Monday, September 5. Don’t be concerned although if you’ve currently routinely updated your weblog considering that starting the Bankroll Challenge. This is only the minimum requirement where we encourage every single participant to create at least a single meaningful post each 1st and 3rd Monday of a month.

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What’s far more, anyone finishing their first Bankroll Challenge at KKPoker will get a month’s Platinum Card and Samurai Era Pack, with the cards unlocking exciting game functions like opponent HUD stats and the Samurai Pack unlocking particular card themes and a new table layout.

How to join the Bankroll Challenge

The specific cards in the Samurai Era Pack available at KKPoker

The challenge is open to all PokerStrategists and you do not need to be tracked to us to participate. Don’t forget though that you will benefit from additional prizes if you take portion in the Bankroll Challenge at KKPoker.

To participate, all you want to do is:

  • Begin a blog in our forum.
  • State your starting bankroll, your regular stakes/games and your poker space in the 1st post.
  • Set a long term bankroll objective of at least $500 and/or a minimum of five occasions your beginning bankroll.
  • Sign-up to the Bankroll Challenge in our registration thread, with a hyperlink to your personal weblog, your initial bankroll and your objective.
  • Post at least when a week in your weblog.
  • If you participate at KKPoker, your final results will be tracked automatically but you nonetheless want to update your blog at least when a week.

After a month we will raffle $one hundred amongst all eligble PokerStrategists regardless of where you play. Players participating at KKPoker get an exclusive KKPoker Enhance exactly where you are capable to win Silver, Black and Platinum Cards on leading.

Why should you play at KKPoker?

We feel KKPoker is the ideal place to commence a new Bankroll Challenge because the games are actually soft and it has some exclusive characteristics. Also with 50% Rakeback, you will reach your financial objective so significantly sooner.&nbsp

There are also numerous benefifts to mention but some of the best consist of:

  • Mobile-only app with a extremely soft pool of opponents
  • one hundred% up to $500 Bonus
  • 50% instant rakeback exclusive to member
  • Fast Fold money leaderboards
  • VIP Shop to obtain stats on your opponents
  • Exclusive freerolls and private games
  • 2 StrategyPoints per $1 in rake

You can also buy Silver, Black and Platinum Cards at KKPoker like the ones we are raffling off each and every month in the Bankroll Challenge. These unlock exciting game features which includes the ability to rabbit hunt, tracked stats and opponent HUD stats.&nbsp