Unibet and Micrograming have posted positive growths even if online poker ring game traffic might have declined as per standard parameters.
The traffic decline detected is about 18.5% as per annual figures. There are several factors that contribute to the trend of real money being circulated in online poker games. There has come on stringent regulations in online poker that makes it more difficult to make money online. As a result the popularities of many poker rooms have declined and several countries have seen many online poker initiatives being shut down. The overall base of players might have declined and so has liquidity gone down among players for the game. There is another reason that ring games have declined in popularity in online poker. It is mainly due to a shift that has come about in the game format. The recreational players prefer to the sit and go lottery style games in the online gaming forums. That is much in demand among the poker networks online as compared to ring games online in case of poker.
Phil Hellmuth, the well known poker player, would again host Tiger’s Poker Night, a yearly charity poker event arranged by WPT.
The event, this year, is fixed for 29th April in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. As per a press release, cards would be in the air in front of the KÀ Theatre at around 7:15 PM (PST).
The US$ 11000 buy-in would feature a few of poker’s top players, along with celebs with a warmth for poker. To add to that, WPT’s very own Lynn Gilmartin and Vince Van Patten would be playing. Prizes for the contestants include a round of golf with Tiger Woods, professional-amateur playing positions in premier PGA TOUR events as well as other unique, high-end items.
The Master Classics of Poker 2015 €4250 Main Event saw yet another thirteen players enter the contest before registration shut down at the start of the second day to bump the overall pack to 291 entries. Everyone but one of those late registrants broke before the day’s end, with only Andrew Leathem making it to the third day with a pile of 201000 in chips.
However, all eyes would be on Donald Rae of the United Kingdom since he managed to get an overnight lead with 682000. The Brit was followed by World Series of Poker Europe 2015 bracelet champ Makarios Avramidis (635,000) and his fellow Greek Georgios Zisimopoulos (550,000). Timothy Adams (507,000) and Kilian Kramer (536,000) ended in the 5 five.
The second day was all about money. The money bubble split at the bginning of Level 18 when Zisimopoulos open-shoved the button with jack-3 and Helppi called with ace-9 suited from the blinds. Several other notables did not even make it as far. Kevin Killeen, Ludovic Geilich, Bryn Kenney and Fatiy Aydin, all fell in the 1st level of the day, with Paul Hoefer, Tom Hall, Micha Hoedemaker, Jason Wheeler and Matthias de Meulder.
The Global Poker Index (GPI) is known as the most ideal platform where professional players are subjected on the anvil of feats. Every week the entity releases a list enclosing 300 top-notch players by applying criteria that weighs a players’ performance for six half-year phases. However, the tournaments must meet various pre-requisites prescribed by the GPI. Various factors are multiplied to get the composite results for every player. Belgium Davidi Kitai was ranked 3rd on February 2015 garnering 3708.64 while his overall live tournament’s winnings exceed $4,758,870. The GPI and performance in significant poker events online and in live tournaments are imperative when determining the successes of professional poker players.
Apart from his limelight in the poker circles owing to his top ranking, he has also played various games where he has left commendable results. He minted his first-ever bracelet at the WSOP in the 2008 Event #38 $2,000 pot-limit hold’em where he brought down a final table to rake in $244,546.
This was followed by his successes in the 2013 WSOP Event #19 $5,000 pot-limit hold’em and recently in the 2014 WSOP Event #15 $3,000 six handed NLHE that gave him $224,560 and $508,640 respectively as well as twin bracelets. Along the same lines, he has final tabled at the WSOP in 2012 in a $5,000 pot-limit Omaha six-handed where he placed fifth in his heat for $92,064 and again in the 2009 WSOP Event #45 $10,000 World Championship pot limit hold’em placing fourth to walk away with $183,638. Continue Reading
Britain is home to numerous poker players who have plunged into the global poker circuits to leaving a permanent mark. Most well-known players from Britain participate in regional poker or worldwide high-profile tournaments where they have performed amazingly well.
One player every enthusiast would consider a hero in the poker arenas is Matt Perrins. He has not only shone at home but has also overseas in international poker tournaments against the backdrop of fierce competition.
Matt catapulted himself to the top-notch player’s hegemony that he shares with other US players by notching the WSOP for the trove bracelet twice. A brief review of his poker resume paints the picture of a talented and distinct player with a global winning bent. Continue Reading