If you are a veteran follower of the poker events, then you would always think about the World Series of Poker final table of 2005 whenever you think about Steve Dannenmann.
That event was won by an Australian chiropractor Joe Hachem, who got the better of a strong 5,619 players to win the $7.5 million prize money event. He became a star overnight, but there was one more player who made a huge mark for himself at the final table and that was Dannenmann.
The CPA from Maryland, Dannenmann was very happy to be part of the event and said that he had a very good time playing the final table of the 2005 WSOP main event. He said that nothing has changed in his life after the 2005 event. He is sad that there are not many $10,000 tournaments now like before and this is why he does not play poker that regularly nowadays. (more…)
Patrick Serda, a waiter at pizza shop turns into a million overnight.
And this does happen because of any lottery game or because of some miracle. But, the money came from poker. The waiter won nearly $1 million in tournament of poker of international level. However, despite winning the poker tournament Prague says he will keep his job going.
Serda beat 400 international poker players filed on Monday and secured the second position. He pot for €719,000, the amount is nearly $1 million Cdn.
Sharing his thought after the win, Serda says “The things is really unpredictable, the amount I have won, has not come into my account yet, but it is reflected in my online account.” “I have no plans as of now, but this is really great to receive this big amount.” He said. (more…)
PokerStars have been going great guns and they show no signs of stopping.
Their recent plans of expansion include spreading their operations in different parts of Europe. It had recently launched its operations in Portugal as well as in Bulgaria. The Portugal site is not operational as yet. However, those who are into online poker can look forward to accessing the world standard online games to be found on PokerStars website.
The details of its site and its start of operations will be announced soon. PokerStars being an online gaming company, details regarding its operations are often on the front pages of most online poker sites. Indeed, this online poker venture is so much more than simply a website. (more…)
The Poker Room, named Run It Once is set up by Phil Galfond, and he is all set to announce the Player Council which will basically manage the platform top.
As per the hints given by the US professional, the player will remain at the center of the project irrespective of the category. Also, the poker room should inspire the casual players to risk their funds in the game they love playing. All beginners and enthusiastic players should be inspired for liquidity and for the growth of the poker game. Professionals should get inspired to project the dream that unites numerous individuals in poker.
The role of the Player Council is to make the players feel as an active participant of the project to lead to the tables as well as towards the growth and wellbeing of the poker room.
He will represent the field and also dialogue with the staff member of Run It Once. There will be constant comparison and he will serve to talk about any modifications. Galfond said that they would regularly take part in the meetings held by their manager in the Poker Room. He also said that the meetings with the Executive Board members may be arranged whenever the need arises. The Player Council will be given the opportunity to recheck the claims made to the community on funds safety, rewards, rakes and other issues. (more…)
This might be bad news for poker players expecting a re-opening of the poker room of Trump Taj Mahal.
On Wednesday, speaking to a leading news agency, Billionaire Carl Icahn said that if the lawmakers of the Garden State and state voters let casinos in north Jersey, he would not be spending $100 million on upgrades as well as other enhancements to the Taj Mahal that he acquired recently for less than $300 million thanks to the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of the casino.
The Taj closed its poker room early in 2015 and it has not re-opened since then. Originally, it had planned to re-open the storied room previous summer. With 48 tables, the poker room of Taj was once the 2nd largest in the city behind the Borgata.
Icahn added that even though he had planned to invest up to US$ 100 million in the this old casino, just as he made significant investments at Tropicana, obviously it would not be heady to proceed with those investments when gaming in north of Jersey is really an open issue, and they would have to wait to see the outcome of those proposals. He would pump between $10 million to $20 million into the casino for some maintenance works regardless of north Jersey decision. (more…)
On Tuesday, Alex Jacob, the ex poker player, is all set to compete Tuesday in the semi-finals of Jeopardy Tournament of Champions 2015. He quite convincingly won his quarter-finals match earlier on Friday.
Today, Jacob is taking on Vaughn Winchell and Brennan Bushee. Both Winchell and Bushee are 5-time champs on the show, while Jacob won 6 times in a row on the show back in April, sacking up US$ 151802.
The champ of Tournament of Champions would receive US$ 250000. The 1st runner-up would receive US$ 100000, when the 2nd runner-up would get US$ 50000. The other players in semis round were Kerry Greene, Dan Feitel, Catherine Hardee, Matt Jackson, John Schultz and Andrew Haringer.