Carbon Poker introduces Poker Maximus II, an online tournament series that is US player friendly! Poker Maximus II begins on September 6, 2012. Thirty-five guaranteed events will run through the next eleven days for a total guarantee of $1,300,000 in prize money.
The opening event is an affordable $11 buyin tournament with a staggering $15,000 guarantee. The series features the affordable $11 tournaments as well as higher buyin $33, $60, $109 and $215 tournaments. All budgets should find something to like in this schedule of tournaments. Satellites of all varieties are available in the sit and go format as well as the traditional multi-table tournament style.
Bovada Poker, the new brand name of Bodog Poker in the USA has an exciting Holiday promotion for all you United States players. Bovada poker will host weeday freerolls December 19-23, and again December 26-30. the top 25 players in each of these freerolls will win entry to the $100k Guaranteed the following Sunday. So, if you win a ticket December 19-23 you MUST play the December 25, 2011 $100K Guaranteed tournament. The next week’s winners must play the January 01, 2012 $100k guaranteed. You can only win one ticket per week, and they must be used that week. Players not able to play the corresponding tournament are encouraged to not play. There will be no cash value and the tickets are not transferable.
For those who do have time on Christmas Day and New Years Day, these freerolls are a great chance at playing a big tournament with no real bankroll impact.
The Holiday Countdown continues. Bovada Poker is giving their loyal players cash bonuses for playing on a couple of the historically slow weeks of the year.
Earn Poker Points during the week of Dec. 19 – 25 and Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, and qualify for one of two different bonuses each week.
Level 1: Earn 50 Poker points within a week and get $15 cash
Level 2: Earn 100 Poker points within a week and get $30 cash
You get the highest bonus you reach for each week so no double dipping. But it is cash not a 20x rollover bonus like some sites.
The last Bovada Holiday Poker Countdown event is a drawing for free entry to every $100K Guaranteed tournament of 2012. That is fifty-three $162 entry fees paid by Bovada.
To get entries to the drawing just earn 5 poker points on December 24 and again on December 25. Earn more points both days and gain more entries. the more you play, the better your odds of winning.
Holdem Poker Chat is proud to announce weekly freerolls at Luvin Poker. These events will be held every Wednesday at 9pm eastern time. Only players who use our link to Luvin Poker will be eligible to play in these exclusive freerolls.
Luvin Poker is a great site that particularly caters to woman poker players. Ladies should check them out this Monday November 07, 2011 for a special Ladies Only Freeroll with a $100 prize pool. Luvin Poker also recently announced that all cash ring games in US dollars will have a $1 rake cap.
Ladies Only Freeroll:
site: Luvin Poker
date: Monday November 07, 2011
time: 9:00 pm et
name:Girls Night In- $100 Ladies Only Freeroll
password: None, gender specific
Weekly Exclusive Holdem Poker Chat Freerolls
site: Luvin Poker
date: Wednesdays for the rest of 2011
time: 9:00 pm et
name: $25 HPC Freeroll
password: None, only players who signed up through Holdem Poker Chat can register
Holdem Poker Chat looks forward to seeing you at the Luvin Poker tables
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 is pleased to announce that players from the United States are now allowed to sign up for new accounts. Sign up for a new Carbon Poker account with Holdem Poker Chat and we will put you into a monthly $500 Freeroll! Also, play in an exclusive $500 added tournament for only $2.20.
These special tournaments will not have a password. They are not a “new players only” deal either. Any player who signed up to Carbon Poker through our links, at any time, will be issued coupons to play. The first of these great value added tournaments will run on November 12 and 13. Get ready to play today.
Name: Exclusive $500 Freeroll
Where: CarbonPoker Lobby
When: November 12th @ 15:00 CarbonPoker Server time.
Location: CarbonPoker>> Tournaments>> Private>> Scheduled.
Name: Exclusive $500 Added Value – $2.20 Buyin
Where: CarbonPoker Lobby
When: November 13th @ 15:00 CarbonPoker Server time
Location: CarbonPoker>> Tournaments>> Private>> Scheduled.
The latest rumors about embattled Full Tilt Poker and their fall from grace had unknown European investors set to buy up the beleaguered franchise. Now ERG Magazine is reporting that those investors are only interested in certain UK and Ireland based parts of the company. The word is that they want nothing to do with anything facing the United States.
Many industry watchers think that such a deal has very little chance of being completed in time for the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) hearing slated to take place in London on Thursday July 28, 2011. Most believe that Full Tilt Poker will not be allowed to restart operations with their AGCC License without some sort of financial deal in place by that time.
Whether or not a deal for just some of the assets does take place, will non-US players return to the brand if they do not see US player balances being paid?
The LA Times is reporting that European investors are poised to buy a majority stake in Pocket Kings, the parent company of Full Tilt Poker. So far this is the only report on the matter, but the Times got this quote from Phil Ivey’s lawyer, David Chesnoff “Mr. Ivey intends to dismiss his lawsuit as he believes Full Tilt is taking steps to see that the players are paid.” No statements directly from Full Tilt Poker were obtained but the report says “Attorneys close to Full Tilt said that the deal reached Thursday was part of broader negotiations to clear up its legal problems with Alderney and U.S. prosecutors.”
This should be tentative good news for US players with money on Full Tilt Poker. Any attempt to resurrect the brand should probably include paying players their outstanding balances. The report does not name the investors in any detail, and does not go as far as to say that US players are guaranteed to be paid.
It seems a bit odd that the LA Times broke this story. Usually news like this comes from more poker-centric sources. The story does have a couple inaccuracies. It states that three sites were “shut down” by the US government. PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Bet. In one paragraph of the story they correctly mention that those “three” sites still operate outside the US and then in the next paragraph they call them “shut down”.
I am sure more information should become available soon. Check Holdem Poker Chat for up to the date information
Yet another Hold’em tournament was found in Event 15: $1,500 Pot Limit Hold’em. Unlike No Limit, players in this event are only allowed to bet or raise the value of the pot rather than the entirety of their stack.
765 players registered to play this event, creating a prize pool just over $1 million. All came out with the hope of earning a bracelet by paying one of the smallest buyins in this year’s WSOP. Only one, however, would make true on that wish.
A min-cash would almost double your entry fee, and many well known pros made at least the nearly 3k. John Dolan, Alessio Isaia (with his 3rd cash this WSOP), Hoyt Corkins, and Christian Harder all went deep in this event and made some good profit on their $1,500. However, all would exit the tournament before the final table was formed, either to enter another tournament or watch disappointedly from the rail.
Ted Lawson, Ali Eslami (also cashing for his 3rd time this event), and Allen ‘Chainsaw’ Kessler made this final table very difficult to overcome. While Lawson and Eslami bowed out early, Kessler had his sights strongly set on the bracelet.
To win the bracelet, Kessler would have to overcome lesser-known pro Brian Rast. Rast, who was staked by ‘The Magician’ Antonio Esfandiari, proved too much for the Chainsaw and ended up taking the bracelet and the $227,232 that went along with it. Kessler would have to be satisfied with the 2nd place prize of $120k and the hope of winning his first bracelet some other time.
Bodog Poker launches their Mini Poker Series Saturday June 11, 2011. The Mini Poker Series boasts as one of its prizes the very first 2012 WSOP Main Event prize packages to be won. The series boasts 30 preliminary events, all with guaranteed prize pools. The real jewel is the final and you cannot buy into it, you have to win your way in. All events are holdem poker, but some interesting structures await.
Bodog Mini Series of Poker is accessible to everyone. All of the 30 preliminary events have a small $11 buy in. Getting into the final event can be done with quality or quantity, or a little of both.
Mini Poker Series Events #1- #30
1. Top 3 winners receive a ticket to the Mini Poker Series
Final on July 14th
2. Players finishing 4th to 9th receive a ticket to the Mini
Poker Series Semifinal on July 12th
3. Prize pool will be distributed as per Bodog’s standard
multi-table payout table
Mini Poker Series Semifinal
1. Top 50 finishers will receive entry into the Mini Poker
Series final on July 14th
How do I get invited?
1. Play in 15 to 24 Mini Poker Series Events OR
2. Place 4th to 9th in any Mini Poker Series Event
Mini Poker Series Final
1. 1st place Grand Prize: $12,000 prize package, including
a 2012 Main Event buy-in
2. 2nd and 3rd place prize: Bodog Poker Open VI prize
package, including a buy-in for every BPO event
3. 4th to 9th place prize: $162 Tournament Ticket for entry to the
$100,000 Guaranteed Tournament every Sunday at 4PM ET
How do I get invited? 1. Play in 25 or more qualifying events OR
2. Finish in the top 50 in the Semifinal OR
3. Place in the top 3 in a qualifying event
Luvin Poker and the Everleaf Poker Network know that you’re sick of bad beats? That is exactly why they invented the patent pending Bad Beat Guard!
The concept is simple really, anytime you play at a BBG table (labeled as “BAD BEAT GUARD”), you’ll have a shot at recovering the money lost from each and every bad beat you experience at a cash game table.
Whenever a player goes all-in at a BBG table, the software automatically calculates the winning chance of every player in the pot. These chances are then displayed as a percentage under the name of each player. Now, if someone loses a hand while their winning percentage was higher than the bad beat cutoff (the percentage displayed in the table label), they’ll have what they put in that pot refunded, in full!
Aside from that, everything about the BBG tables is identical to to all the other tables.
Get to those tables and start saying no to bad beats!
Terms and Conditions:
Not all poker tables have a Bad Beat Guard*. Texas Hold’em games featuring BBG are identified by the description (e.g. Bad Beat Guard).
Standard ring-game and tournament rules apply while playing tables with a Bad Beat Guard. The rules of play do not change; only pot distribution is occasionally modified to refund players if a qualifying Bad Beat occurs.
If you take a qualifying Bad Beat in a main or side pot, you’ll be refunded the entire wager you committed to that pot. However, this does not necessarily mean you’ll be refunded the entire wager you committed to every pot that hand. Each main or side pot is evaluated separately for qualifying Bad Beats to ensure required conditions are satisfied and pots are distributed appropriately.
The calculation of win probability includes the hole cards of players who contributed to the contested pot and still remain at the showdown, as well as the community cards shown at the point of the hand when the relevant All-In wager was made for that pot.
The calculation of win probability does NOT include the cards of players who folded in the hand. This is true even if a player called the All-In wager in the pot, but folded in a later round of betting for another side pot.
The calculation of win probability includes the probability of winning by a tie. Therefore, a player with 64.74% probability to win outright and 5.65% probability to win by tie, will show a win probably of 70.39%.
The Bad Beat Cutoff % is a distinct percent (i.e., 70%) set prior to play commencing, which acts as a hurdle percentage rate upon which your win probability must exceed in order to qualify for a Bad Beat. The BBC% of each game can be found in the table or tournament description (e.g., @ 70%).
In order to qualify for a Bad Beat, your win probability when rounded at 2 decimal places must exceed the BBC%. Therefore, if the BBC% is set at 65%, then a player with win probability of 64.99% or even 65.00% would NOT qualify.
If there are two or more hands that qualify for a Bad Beat in the same pot (due to probability of a tie), then each player would be refunded the entire wager they committed to that pot, effectively overturning both Bad Beats. The high hand is then awarded the remainder of the pot.
A player receiving disconnect-protection is considered to be “technically all-in” for Bad Beat qualification purposes.
Luvin Poker does not tolerate collusion. All players must act independently and not reveal their hands to other players, nor tell them how to act. Failure to abide by these rules may result in the closure of your account.