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A fresh batch of great poker events is all set to take place across North America and Asia. These events promise huge cash prizes and are ideal to challenge an individual’s level of poker skills. These major tournaments are all set to start over the next few days.

The WPT DeepStacks heads to Vietnam for some exciting event that brings some of the best grinders and guests together from all over the world. the event takes place from 26th September to 4th of October, in Ho Chi Minh at Pro Poker Club. It features a series of events with variations in buy-in fee. This is indeed one of the most exciting venues that welcome the poker series, which includes 2-day WPT Vietnam VND 7,700,000 tournament. The VND 22,000,000 Main Event along with a prize pool of VND 8 Billion will be held on 29th September and continues till the 2nd of next month. The VND 44,000,000 High Roller is yet another event which will continue for 3 days starting from 1st till the 3rd of October. It features 2 starting flights as well as another day of play. There would be only 2 re-entries allowed with endless poker action.

Vanessa Selbst, who is known as the most successful woman in tournament poker, is currently working at Bridgewater Associates and she is here to learn another big-money grind: hedge funds.

Selbst, who has won a total of $11.9 million in prizes in the span of 12 years in the card game, has joined the world’s largest hedge fund. This has been revealed by one of the trusted sources, who do not want to disclose his identity

The future of online poker is here. The online cryptocurrency poker room CoinPoker, which was launched recently has taken a fresh move and will be launching its pre-ICO (pre-Initial Coin Offering) on November 16 at SpectroCoin exclusively. It will launch the Pre-ICO with a hard cap of 100 million “CHIPS” or CHP tokens.

The price of one CHP has been kept as €0.05 and the company is offering the bonus of 30% during the pre-ICO. As far as the popularity of CoinPoker is concerned, it has attracted the attention of the community of the online poker already and also the communities of crypto. The pre-ICO will conclude on Dec. 1 at the latest and the remaining of ICO will be carried out in the 2018 first quarter.

Action clock concept has been implemented in the World Poker Tour season this time.

It is the sixteenth version of this tournament and the events are coming to an end by the end of August 2017. As the new season was started on the World Poker Tour, the authorities announced that there would be a 30 second action clock that would be used in the Main Tour events. This is a new rule having been added and it will be used in WPT Choctaw and will continue till the end of the season this year.

This is the first time that the action clock concept has been implemented. It was also introduced in 2016 in WPT Tournament of Champions. This year it remains as a key feature of the Main Tour Events. It would remain applicable till the tournament is concluded. Players would be limited to 30 seconds within which they need to take action. They would also be eligible for time extension chips. (more…)

These days live streams of sessions of online poker are popular, and on the on the YouTube, Doug Polk is one of the most popular poker stars.

In his status, he added as one of the best players on the internet alive after he won $271,000 in a stream.

Polk is regarded widely as the player of the heads-up no-limit hold’em cash game; on party poker he entered a $5,200 tournament. The tournament has the field of 274 players, who created the prize pool of $1,424,000. In the event Polk finished as the last man standing.

This victory of Polk is one of the biggest internet poker scores, live streamed on the YouTube. Moreover, the players in WCOOP 2016 streamed a second place. It was the high roller event for $455,000. (more…)

It is not often that professional poker players like Ivan Demidov come into the news or gossip circles.

However, the last rumor that was raised about Ivan was how the payment for WSOP Main Event runner up position of 2008 was not given to him. This is, however, recent news that has emerged in 2015. It is said that the World Series of Poker in 2008 had something different for the fans, November Nine. This event was about pausing the main event in order to get back to the members of the final table in the month of November. It had worked out well and in that year Ivan had spurred interest among Russian fans, by finishing in the runner up position.

The position had won him about six million in the tournament and it sure as hell could have turned his life in a different direction completely. However, he states that the money was never paid to him. (more…)

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