Trump Taj Mahal re-investment not to take place if casinos allowed in NJ, says billionaire

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…)

Poker Player contends Jeopardy’s Tournament Of Champions’ semis

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.

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Sheraj Nasir: Winner Of 2015 WOT Canadian Spring Championship

Sheraz Nasir who is the Edmonton, Alberta bookkeeper made a note of the 2015 partypoker World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship which took place Playground Poker Club which is just outside of Montreal, Quebec. The event took place on Wednesday; he made efforts for acquiring $237,390.

Nasir got hold of the last day of the first event on the WPT Season XIV timetable straggling just chip pioneer Trevor Delaney and grabbing a huge amount of inspiration. He had before it made the 10th-place finish he positioned at WPT Montreal back at Playground during last  November, however, the day came when he had to make a genuine stamp on the WPT as well as the City of Montreal.

In simply the first hand out of six-handed play, Dylan Wilkerson became penniless as he had lost the game with nines against Levi Stevens. He has been two time runner up in 2014 WPT as well as champion of 2014 WPT Johannesburg.

Lu “Chanel” Zhang, after it, started getting steam maneuvering in what resembled a dead heat with Delaney ahead of he all of a sudden exploded, pushing with sixes following the waterway on a king high board. While the Zhang who had aces and decided to bust him fifth so he took a stranglehold at this time in the event. (more…)

Jonathan Karamalikis: A tactical poker player

Jonathan Karamalikis, is born in United States. Jonathan is a US poker player. Jonathan started his poker career in the year 2007.

In the end of the year 2007 Jonathan played his 1st poker tournament in Adelaide, in which he was ranked 4th and was awarded with token prize of $27, 2715. After that, in the year Jonathan played more four tournaments, in which his ranking and prize token was very well good. After that, in the year 2009 Jonathan played six more tournaments. This year for the first time he was ranked 1st in an event which was held in Melbourne, and his prize token money was $20,741. This year he was rewarded with many high cashes with top ranking.

After that, in the year 2010 Jonathan played more twelve tournaments. This year was lucky for Jonathan as many times he was ranked 1st in the tournaments and had won a very good token money. This year, out of twelve tournaments five times he was ranked 1st and his highest prize money was $454,304 which is one of his highest prize money won. After that, in the year 2011 he played more nine poker tournaments. This year also he was ranked 1st in a tournament held in Sydney and was rewarded with a cash prize of $74,755. In the other events also his score and ranking were also good. (more…)

Germany’s Martin Finger is well-positioned to garner more earnings in poker

The GPI traces player’s performance for their antecedent three years of play, in qualifying events with 21 or more participants.

The formula applied appraises result age, field obstacles and number of entrants to come up with live tournament ranks for different gurus. The GPI scores earned by players are attained by multiplying various factors, including Buy-in, Aging and Finishing. Germanic Martin Finger was ranked 50th by the GPI in the February 2015 release list. However, his eminence was not stoked by this as he boasts a WSOP bracelet under his belt and two EPT wins. He has made numerous appearances at high-profile poker tournaments where his results speak for themselves.

At the fore of his resume is his winning at the PokerStars EPT Prague Main Event where he took home €720,000. Similarly, he brought the final table down at the 2013 PokerStars EPT £50,000 Super High-Roller where he garnered a lump sum of £821,000.  He minted his first-ever bracelet on the same year in the World Series of Poker Event #21 $3,000 NLHE Six-Handed that saw him squeeze out $506,764. He has also finished in the money in the 2014 WOSP Event #60 $1,500 NLHE placing 169th for $3,460, Event #21 $1,500 NLHE emerging 138th for $3,098 and in the $1,500 Ante-Only NLHE Event #47 for a 66th position and a meager $2,718. (more…)

Hans J. “Tuna” Lund ventures in poker have always come into fruition

If you are contemplating joining poker, it is one of the most profitable gambling games that you can venture in but the chances of winning, highly unpredictable. Due to the improbabilities involved, experienced gurus and whiz kids are inclined to win as well as lose in any tournaments that they may venture. Perusal of Hans J. “Tuna” Lund resume demonstrates this, winning here and losing there but depending on your efforts and skills.

Lund is American-based, his trophy case encompasses twin World Series of Poker bracelets and has also performed fairly in other events where he has thrown his hat in. His career stretches to the late 1970s starting with a bracelet at the WOSP in 1977 in a $1,500 NLHE Main Event alongside $46,800. He reappeared in the WSOP again in 1988 where he placed second.

Lund has a penchant for World Series of Poker Circuits; he continued joining the events and played in 1990 in a heads-up battle where he finished second in his heat to Mansour Matloubi. He had finishes in the money from 1991 to 2007 while his second bracelet came in the 1996 WSOP $1,500 Ace-to-Five-Draw tournament that came with a grand prize of $71,400. (more…)