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December presents a number of bankroll building opportunities for online poker players at Party Poker. The online poker room has launched Pokerfest: Micro Turbo Edition, featuring a guaranteed prize pool of over $270k and 67 events with buy-ins as affordable as $0.11, which will be held from December 1 to December 15. The $50k Main Event has a buy-in of only $11 and will be played at 13:30 ET on December 15.
Party Poker is also giving its loyal customers the opportunity to learn more about their favorite game from successful professional poker players. Players can now receive valuable poker tips everyday through Party Poker’s Advent Calendar. The online poker room has announced that it will provide the best tips from poker pros from December 1 to December 25.
On December 1, Phil Hellmuth, the professional poker player who had won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) championship 13 times, gave three poker tournament tips. Though greatly admired for his poker prowess, Hellmuth is also the most criticized; but players will be glad to get any tip from him as he is undoubtedly one of the most successful poker players in the industry and his tips will definitely help them win during a live poker tournament. On December 2, Tobias Reinkemeir, professional poker player from Germany, provided valuable tips on how to bluff effectively.
Besides learning from poker pros and taking part in the Pokerfest Micro Turbo Series, players can plump their bankrolls by taking part in one of Party Poker’s Sunday Major events. Every Sunday, the online poker room holds $200k guaranteed tournaments, which have a buy-in of $215.
This Sunday, Party Poker player MexicanBeech took part in the Sunday Major event and won a cool prize of $45,591. Players who cannot afford the $215 buy-in can qualify for the event by taking part in various satellites.
Full Tilt Poker has signed an agreement with YouTube, according to the terms of which, the former has launched a sponsored poker channel, which hosts selected poker content from television shows such as Million Dollar Cash Game, High Stakes Poker, and Poker after Dark.
Most of the videos are full length, but the online poker room plans to show content from live poker events so that poker fans get a never-ending source of poker entertainment.
The YouTube channel also contains Full Tilt Poker’s banner advertisements along with its live tweets. Players interested in checking out this channel must first reveal their date of birth to show that they are of the legal age to view adult content.
Ever since it was acquired and re-launched by The Rational Group, parent company of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker has never lost its position in the list of top five online poker rooms. But it had to struggle to maintain its position of second biggest online poker room after its sister site PokerStars.
The Rational Group is also planning to re-brand Full Tilt Poker as Full Tilt Gaming. The new Full Tilt Gaming, which could be rolled out early next year, will offer not only poker, but other casino games. Sam Hobcraft, former director of gaming for Betfair, has been appointed to handle the task of introducing a portfolio of casino games into Full Tilt Poker.
According to a press statement issued by The Rational Group, PokerStars will be retained as a poker-only site. The company further said that it will “remain committed to building our leadership in poker with PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker and continuing to deliver the highest quality poker experience to players.”
The company wants to provide more gambling options on Full Tilt while maintaining the same level of high-quality security, player experience, and support.
Sky Poker has announced that it has intensively upgraded its software program to attract a larger number of players.
The Sky Poker software now has over twenty enhanced and new features, all of which are capable of giving players a better online poker gaming experience. Sky Poker has extensively re-designed its online poker tables, enabling players to re-size them according to their preferences. Besides, players also stand a chance of getting a table position they desire. These features are boons to poker players who play at multiple tables as they have to quickly move from table to table.
Sky Poker tables now look clearer and better, making it easier for players to use them. Grinders as well as recreational players can opt top to play with either automatic tiling or full screen. Moreover, Sky Poker software now allows players to automatically top-up their real money accounts while playing a cash game.
Many players are very happy about these developments. One of Sky Poker’s most loyal players was heard to comment that the software upgrade has given the online poker room a fresh and professional atmosphere. If players visit Sky Poker now, they will come to know that the online poker room intends to make many more changes.
Sky Poker now occupies the 25th position in PokerScout’s ranking system, assigned on the basis of player traffic volume. The online poker room has a seven-day average of around 350 players at its cash game tables. The poker action at Sky Poker is equal to the combined action at online poker networks such as Merge and Chico.
Sky Poker is an online poker gaming brand belonging to Sky Betting and Gaming, a company based in the UK. The company has offices in West Yorkshire, Leeds, and Isleworth and operates online gaming services such as Sky Vegas, Sky Bet, and Sky Bingo.
MagicHoldem, a noted company that develops educational services and tools related to online poker, has signed an agreement with Poker770 and Everest Poker, two major skins on the iPoker Network.
According to the terms of this deal, Poker770 and Everest Poker will receive fully licensed MagicHoldem products such as the Video Poker Tool, the Texas Hold’em Calculator, and MagicHoldem’s real-time direct back-office marketing tool.
Speaking about the new partnership deal, Des Duffy, Europe region director for Everest Poker, said that the online poker room gives importance to educating its recreational players on hand management basics so that they continue to have good experiences while playing online poker. Expressing his appreciation of MagicHoldem’s products, he said that they are “definitely a big step in the right direction with that aim in mind.”
MagicHoldem is one of the leading providers of poker education software in the market. Its online bankroll management tool and odds calculator are not only powerful, but also simple and easy to use. They are very popular among recreational poker players who often struggle with bankroll management and calculating poker odds.
MagicHoldem’s Video Poker School comprises 14 lessons. Revealing more details about this product, Roy Samuelov, vice president (business development) for MagicHoldem, said that players will be able to enjoy poker only if they understand it well. He also claimed that players who use MagicHoldem products play for longer periods of time and return often.
MagicHoldem, which was launched in 2010 by a group of professionals from the software and business sectors, is a partner of PokerNews and can be downloaded through PokerNews links. Professional poker player Tony G., who owns PokerNews and happens to be a MagicHoldem fan, says that players who do not learn poker are losing a lot, adding that the MagicHoldem Poker Coach is the best tool for recreational players.
Poker pro Richard Lyndaker, who plays under the moniker nutsinho, has become one of the most noted of NL Hold’em and PL Omaha players online. He specializes in high-stakes cash poker games online.
Although Lyndaker focuses and specializes in cash poker games online, he has succeeded in accumulating over $1 million in cash prizes playing live poker tournaments during the last five years. However, he did not succeed in grabbing a championship title till Nov 18, 2013, which was a Monday. On that day, he defeated an impressive field of 353 players and won the NL Hold’em Main Event of the Nevada stop of the Heartland Poker Tour (HPT), which had a buy-in of $1,650.
Having emerged as the champion of the HPT Nevada Main Event, Lyndaker got 600 Card Player Player of the Year (POY) Points along with a big cash prize of $122,548. Though relatively smaller than the large cash pots he had won playing online poker tournaments, Lyndaker said that he had to defeat a number of tough opponents in order to emerge victorious.
The final table of the HPT Nevada Main Event had notable poker pros such as Dan Alspach, Tim West, and Dylan Hortin. Players who could not make it to the final table, but finished in the cash were Dennis Phillips, Dan O’Brien, Justin Young, Trevor Pope, Allen Kessler, Erica Schoenberg, and Christina Lindley.
The runner up of the event was Stephen Patch, who took home $74,346. The players who finished third and fourth were Cory Waaland and Shaun Suller, who won $49,785 and $34,722, respectively. The players who finished fifth and sixth were Tim West and Tony Cuppone, who won $26,041 and $20,425, respectively. The players who finished seventh, eighth, and ninth were Edward Liu, Dan Alspach, and Dylan Hortin, who won $17,259, $14,297, and $12,255, respectively.
Poker players have several opportunities to win exciting prizes at Bovada Poker, a US facing online poker room of great repute. Bovada is currently running a special promotion called Mystery Month, which includes several chances for players to win tickets to lucrative tournaments or special cash bonuses every week.
Needless to say, players need to have real money Bovada Poker accounts in order to take part in this promotion. Once they have become registered users at Bovada Poker, they only have to play as much real money poker as possible and earn poker points. The online poker room will then reward them on the number of poker points they have earned. For instance, if players accumulate 75 poker points in one week, they will receive a prize under Tier One; and if they accumulate 150 poker points in one week, they will receive a prize under Tier Two.
Prizes under Tier One include a cash bonus worth $5, a tournament ticket worth $5.50, a tournament ticket worth $7.70, a cash bonus worth $10, a ticket to a weekly $5k freeroll, a tournament ticket worth $11, a cash bonus worth $15, and a cash bonus worth $20.
Prizes under Tier Two include a tournament ticket worth $162, a cash bonus worth $20, a tournament ticket worth $22, a cash bonus worth $30, a tournament ticket worth $33, a cash bonus worth $50, a tournament ticket worth $55, a cash bonus worth $20, and a ticket to a weekly $5k freeroll.
The online poker room will distribute the prizes on Mondays. Players who do not have a Bovada Poker account can sign up for one through a Card Player link to grab better deals. If players sign up through Card Player, they will receive a new player bonus of 100 percent up to $1k on their initial deposits.