Kid Poker, known on his Canadian birth certificate as Daniel Negreanu, has racked up another big win in the poker world, capturing the title at the first World Series of Poker Asian Pacific main event of 2013. Beating out a 405 player field at the event held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, Negreanu has now officially notched his fifth WSOP bracelet, his first since 2008. His payout, meanwhile, of AU$1,038,825 (or USD $1,038,825) was his first 7-figure payday in any WSOP event.
In heads-up play against the man that would become runner-up Daniel Marton, Negreanu had a commanding chip lead of 9 to 1. This also gives Negreanu the lead in the 2013 Player of the Year contest, admittedly still early in its running. But having finished fourth the Event #3, the WSOP APAC AU$2,20 Mixed Event, certainly helps. That event, incidentally, comprised of 8 games in one, was won by Kid Poker’s good friend and fellow poker pro Phil Ivey, who claimed with this win his 9th World Series of Poker bracelet.
Neagreanu’s first WSOP bracelet came in 1998 when he was just 23 years old, at the time the youngest player ever to pick up a WSOP bracelet. This WSOP APAC Main Event win brings his career winnings to over $17 million. Daniel Neagreanu travels the world representing the Poker Stars team of professional players in events like the upcoming PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino European Poker Tour Grand Final, Europe’s largest poker tournament, taking place in Monaco, as well as the upcoming World Series of Poker in Las Vegas this summer.
Hero Poker would like to welcome players from Australia and New Zealand with a huge $3,000 freeroll. The game will award the top 30 players with $100 each. Only players from Australia and New Zealand will be allowed to register for this event which takes place on October 19, 2011.
Date: Wednesday Oct 19, 7pm Vic/NSW time! Game: No Limit Texas Holdem Tab Location: Tournaments / Scheduled / Special (priority listing) Blinds: 10 minutes starting at 5/10 Prize Payout: Top 30 places Payout: $3000 paid out to the top 30 places $100 per player Maximum Players: 500 Starting Chips: 3,500 chips Breaks: 5 minutes every 60 minutes Registration opens: Now (Oct 11, 5pm) Late Registration: ends 30 minutes in Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand players only Note: Australian players may only deposit using the moneybookers service. Time Bank: 60 seconds
As an added bonus for all ANZ players, Hero Poker will also hold a $300 freeroll every day in October. Again exclusively for New Zealand and Australia poker players.
Date: Every single day for the month of October: 7pm NSW/Vic 9pm NZ time Game: No Limit Texas Holdem Tab Location: Tournaments / Scheduled / Special (priority listing) Payout: $300 paid out to the top 10 places $30 per player Maximum Players: 500 Registration opens: 1 hour before tournament start time Late Registration: ends 20 minutes in Eligibility: Australia and New Zealand players only Note: Australian players may only deposit using the moneybookers service. Time Bank: 60 seconds
Get in on both of these great events Aussies and Kiwis and build yourself a risk free bankroll on Hero Poker
Carbon Poker, the flagship of the Merge Gaming Network now allows Austalian players on their servers. The Merge Network was based in Australia to some extent previously and certain rules locally (that I am not entirely familiar with) forbade them from accepting customers from Down Under.
No lengthy explanation was readily available from Carbon Poker, but this is what they had to say on Facebook: “Happy to announce that we are now accepting all our Australian friends as real money players with CarbonPoker. Exciting news to help grow Carbon!” So if you are Australian, welcome to the Merge Network and see you at the tables.