This week was full of tournaments and tournament results. Lots of money being moved now that we’re into the new year. So don’t get behind. Check out who those lucky winners were and see how the game is changing as we leave January behind for a more romantic season.
The Winner’s Circle
Arron Fletcher has won the 2017 WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Casino de Marrakech for $140,224. The British player outlasted 510 others to claim the coveted gold WSOP Circuit Ring.
Jan. 22 was a huge day in online poker with three tournament festivals in full swing: the Turbo Championship of Online Poker, Powerfest and Super XL. Check out the winners here.
Michael Hahn surpassed $1 million in live tournament cashes by winning Heartland Poker Tour Ameristar East Chicago $1,675 Main Event for $190,417. It’s the biggest career live cash for the Indiana native.
Borgata Winter Poker Open drew a record 5,512 entries. The final seven banked over $150K each.
John Bonadies won the first Genting Poker Series Main Event of 2017, triumphing in Luton for £31,591.
Michael “MikeyCasino” Azzaro shipped the WSOP.com NJ/888poker $50,000 Ultimate Warrior for $13,500. This and more in the New Jersey Online Poker Briefing.
Michael Graffeo won the WPTDeepStacks Main Event in at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $290,687.
Grant Hinkle won his first WSOP Circuit ring and $375,427 at WSOP Circuit Choctaw.
PokerStars Festival London High Roller has its first winner: Joe “Magic” Johnson. Johnson lifted the trophy after six hours of play for £59,912 at the Hippodrome Casino. Yuriy Boyko labeled him “Magic Johnson.”
Bridges Roe won Event #8: AUD$1,150 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator, topping a field of 721 to bank AUD$160,725.
Syndey’s Rodrigo Meneses, who has over USD$200,000 in lifetime live and online poker earnings, added AUD$119,500 to his total after besting a field of the 357 players that played in Event #10, the $1,650 No-limit Hold’em Bounty event.
Hometown player Adrian Stonetook down Event #13: $1,150 Terminator on Jan. 22 for AUD$43,275
Nick “The Greek” Georgoulas has won Event #14: the Australian Poker Hall of Fame Classic for $32,620.
Canada’s Mark Radoja outlasted a final table full of local players to win the 15th event of the series for AUD$58,315.Event #15: No Limit Hold’em/PLO featured an AUD$1,150 buy-in and was the only event on the schedule to feature more than one poker variant with both no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha featured.
Corentin Hillion won Event #16: Omaha Hi-Lo for AUD$23,800.
George Psarras won Event #17: No Limit Hold’em for AUD$111,385, outlasting a field of 198 entrants.
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The Game Changers
It has arrived! The World Series of Poker announced its full 2017 schedule.
Playground Poker Club, partypoker and the World Poker Tour are teaming up again to host a new WPT Main Tour stop—the headline event in an expanded Playground Winter Festival.
Eileen Sutton, a writer and poker player in New York, is tired of playing it small. She instead calls herself a poker warrior.
If online poker is going to be ripped away from them, Australian poker players aren’t going to let it go without a fight. They’ve created a grassroots organization to fight for online poker under the banner “Australian Online Poker Alliance.”
Jeremy Enke, formerly of PalaCasino.com, will now serve as the chief marketing officer at PPIPOKER.net.
Rather than retell the same stories of presidential poker, here are three relatively lesser known ones about Harding, Hoover, Truman, Johnson, and Reagan.
The American Poker Awards has new award categories and a new sponsor.
The wait is over. The 888Live Rozvadov festival started Jan. 26 with over 20 events and satellites.
Online gaming helped Atlantic City casinos increase revenue in 2016.
Aspers Casino, Stratford, is giving away £1 million worth of Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades Brut Gold champagne. The Cash Game Festival runs the next day Feb. 15 through Feb. 19.
The 2017 GUKPT kicks off in London on Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 5.
Nick Petrangelo enjoys a second straight week on top of the overall GPI rankings. Bryn Kenney is the early Player of the Year leader for 2017, but Mustapha Kanit is quickly closing that gap.
888poker increased the number of prizes for the Super XL Champion of Champions after announcing that this is the best 2017 Super XL Series in 888poker history.
Philipp Gotschy was named the youngest qualifier in the PokerStars Festival London. At 20 years old, Gotschy bested the PokerStars Festival London Sat £82 qualifier on his birthday to get a seat into the Main Event.
PokerStars plans to radically alter the way players join cash game and heads-up sit & go tables by preventing table selection (for starters).
Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
Players at the next level up aren’t that much better; in fact, some are the same you battle with now.
Make Monday your favorite day of the week by getting a 30 percent reload bonus each week at Wonclub.
There are a number of basic poker rules that more or less have to be observed no matter what the variant is. These are the rules every beginning player must get acquainted with from the very start.
The progressive jackpot in Jackpot Sit & Go at PKR Poker stands at over €320,000! Win big money against soft competition at PKR.
Poker is “individualistic” in most ways, but the game also benefits from cooperation between players.
There is still one week left of Mission Month at bet365 Poker. You can still get involved.
Getting dealt pocket aces is great, but in some postflop spots they turn into a marginal made hand. Here’s how to play pocket aces multiple ways on a scary board.
Win 1,000-times the buy-in and some extra loot in the €12,500 Twister Races at Everest Poker.
Ben Saxton considers strategy and more in the uncapped cash games at the Beau Rivage poker room.
If an opponent faces a close decision, a false tell by you might push the player the wrong way. Here are three false verbal tells that work.
You only have until March 31 to pad your poker bankroll with this special free $20 offer from 888poker.
Analyze this set-over-set situation occurring late in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Would you fold?
Sarah Herring calls the clock on Jason Somerville with random questions like, “Did you go to prom?”
Herring and Matthew Parvis are in the same place for the PokerNews Podcast, talking everything from the American Poker Awards to the Aussie Millions and their experiences. They are joined by PokerStars Championship Bahamas Super High Roller winner Jason Koon.
Kristy Arnett and Sarah Grant explain how home game etiquette is different than casino etiquette. #throwback
WSOP Main Event sixth place finisher Kenny Hallaert reveals his thought process during a hand with Vojtech Ruzicka and what he now views as an error.