What Are You Doing You Dafty Old Cow?

What Are You Doing You Dafty Old Cow?
published on 04/15/11 at 6:25 am Today marks the one year anniversary of the passing of a PokerPlasm Legend, “Handsome” Eddie LeFrancois. Known for his crude, unrelenting, and derogatory poker playing style, he was a breath of fresh air in a poker world filled with donkeys, self-appointed experts, and Euro trash. He was always there to listen and give his opinion. If you needed a freeroll to enter to get your mind off the day, he would find one. And his gambling exploits were always good for a laugh. To honor his memory, Eddie’s good friend, RudyRudeth, plans on enjoying a game of late night poker. “Hopefully he’ll be watching over me and I’ll kick arse but its more likely he’ll be watching and yelling ‘what the f#$* are you doing you dafty old cow’!” Ahhh, the memory of Eddie lives on! Here is to you, our good friend! Related posts: Remembering A True Gentleman In The Game Of Life

PokerNews Weekly: PokerStars Acquires Full Tilt Poker, Tony G’s Olympics, and More

PokerNews Weekly: PokerStars Acquires Full Tilt Poker, Tony G’s Olympics, and More
August 04 2012, PokerNews Staff Were you inundated with paperwork at the office, or couldn’t pull yourself away from some of the best cash games of your life, thus missing all the news in poker this week? Well, we’ve got you covered. The easiest way to catch up on all of the top news stories of the week is in the PokerNews Weekly. This week, Lynn Gilmartin comes to you from the World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic with summaries of PokerStars’ acquisition of Full Tilt Poker, Tony G parading at the Olympics, and the tragic passing of Ryan Young. Follow PokerNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news. Follow PokerNews Staff on   Recent Articles World Poker Tour Merit Cyprus Classic Day 1a: Panyak Takes the Lead Attorney Maurice Verstandig’s Analysis of PokerStars’ Acquisition of Full Tilt Poker Want to Boost Your Bankroll? A Free $50 from PartyPoker and Poker770 Should Do the Trick The Nightly Turbo: Greenstein’s Full Tilt Poker Loan, Prague Poker Festival, and More The Online Railbird Report: Isildur1 Returns to Virtual Felt and “L0ve2playU” Wins Big Most Popular This Week PokerStars Acquires Full Tilt Poker Assets; Players to be Refunded (UPDATED 10:15 a.m. PDT) Chris Ferguson’s Attorney Releases Statement on PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Settlement The Nightly Turbo: Ryan Young Killed in Car Accident, Full Tilt Poker News, and More PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker Settlement: Industry Reactions The Nightly Turbo: Tony G’s Olympic Experience, Bad Beat Jackpot Record in AC, and More   Related Articles PokerNews Weekly: September 30, 2011 PokerNews Weekly: September 23, 2011 Video Vault: Welcome Videos   Tags Video, WPT, Video, Tony G, Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Black Friday Comments No comments yet. Be the first to post one!

Andy Bloch Wins First WSOP Bracelet

Andy Bloch Wins First WSOP Bracelet
Andy Bloch has been playing poker for two decades now, but had yet to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet. This poker player has already won more than $4,500,000 in poker tournaments, but had yet to win a WSOP event. Bloch once finished in second place in the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. poker tournament, having lost to the now deceased poker great, Chip Reese. Bloch has been playing in WSOP events since 1992, and the second place in the H.O.R.S.E. tournament took place in 2006. Bloch has often been known as the “best player never to win a bracelet.” With his win at Event #7, Bloch won the $1,500 Seven Card Stud WSOP 2012 poker tournament. He beat Barry Greenstein, who took second place. Stephen Su came third, and David Williams made it to fourth place. Huu Vinh came fifth, and Lee Goldman came 6th. 7th place went to Caroline Hermesh, and Scott Abrams took the 8th place. The lowest winnings at the final table of this tournament, taken by Scott Abrams, was $11,618. Barry Greenstein won $78,038 in second place, and Andy Bloch’s win won him not only the bracelet for this WSOP bracelet event, but also $126,363. The 7th and 8th place holders, Caroline Hermesh and Scott Abrams, were eliminated about an hour into the last day of this tournament. Soon after Hermesh was out, Lee Goldman was also knocked out. At this stage, Williams held the chip lead, only dropping the chip lead after a break. Within 20 minutes of returning to the poker table, Williams had dropped his chick count to below that of Su and Greenstein. When the game was down to three players, Block was already in the lead, although it was still possible for either Greenstein or Su to turn the tables. Bloch’s chips stack did get smaller, but after dinner, he took just 15 minutes to climb back into the lead. Related Posts Changes Coming to Microgaming’s Online Poker Network Record 12th Gold for Hellmuth at WSOP Auto Top-Up Feature at Americas Cardroom Canadian Wins $1 Million WSOP Big One Seat Blaze Poker from Microgaming   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

Lawyers for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker in USA to make deal with DOJ

Lawyers for Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker in USA to make deal with DOJ
Online Poker, Poker, Poker Legal Issues, Seizure of Poker Domains, poker blog May 8th, 2012 Poker Tilt image from Compatiblepoker.com Lawyers for both Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars are in the USA today negotiating with the Department of Justice for a settlement and deal between the two companies. The lawyers are most likely getting an OK from the DOJ for the final terms of the sale of Full Tilt Poker and repayment of the players in the United States. Play Online Poker Poker Blog Copyright 2008 – 2012 Pokerbloggs.comSubscribe to PokerBloggs.com

CelebPoker Package Winner Achieves Ambition

CelebPoker Package Winner Achieves Ambition
  CelebPoker Package Winner… UK CelebPoker player Matthew Tranter took the next step in his poker career by winning a package to the Irish Winter Festival that took place from October 29th – 31st, 2011. As a loyal player of CelebPoker, Matt will be aiming for more package wins in our online satellites for land based poker tournaments. We caught up with him to find out a bit more. What do you do (occupation, studies, hobbies etc?)I have been making a living by playing poker for the last couple of years. Prior to this I studied software development. I greatly enjoy skiing, socializing, reading and a wide variety of music; primarily drum & bass and dubstep which I find very helpful as a driving force during long poker sessions. How long have you been playing poker and how did you start?I have been playing poker for 5 years. Poker first caught my attention when some of the better players started to move over from the real time strategy game “Starcraft” that I was playing competitively at the time, they all showed great results and this opened my mind to the advantage of investing my time and dedication into a more profitable venture. Televised poker also added to the appeal to get involved in this exciting game; seeing the pros at the time playing high stakes tournaments for millions of dollars helped fuel my desire to learn and hopefully one day compete with and defeat these great players. Did you use any special strategy to win the tournament?I vary my play style based on the players on my tables at the time. On some tables it is advantageous to play tight (only the best hands) and some loose (many hands), however either way I will try to play those hands aggressively making my opponents make tough decisions whilst giving me information about the strength of their hands. In this tournament I was able to play a loose aggressive style (this means i was playing a lot of hands whilst betting/raising/re-raising rather than calling) and had a very large stack going into the final table.A tight player will make it into the money positions in a tournament more than a loose player, however a loose player will go on the win much bigger prizes more often when they do make the money. Any key moments you remember from tournament?The final table is the most important part of the tournament, with the pay increasing steeply with each extra position gained; here outplaying the other players really matters.I was lucky to have a 2 – 1 chip lead on 2nd place going in to the FT and couldn’t really ask for a better start. The other players were all playing tight against me; trying to avoid me at all costs unless they had a monster hand. This is always a good thing as with nobody trying to contest pots with me I was effectively being given permission to constantly steal chips from the other players allowing me to extend my chip lead significantly… a lot of the pots i won on the FT could have gone to the other player had they tried to play back at me. What do you plan to do with the prize money?I plan to use a lot of the prize money to work my way into a number of large live events. I will be playing the Irish Winter Festival tournament in October and hope that this will be the first of many over the next couple of years. It has been an ambition of mine to expand in to the live poker scene for quite some time now and huge prizes are ready for the taking.I will also re-invest a lot of the money on the Celeb Poker cash/tournament tables in order to continue progressing up through the stakes striving to improve by playing better players and to earn bigger pay days. Advice to other players?You might have to play countless tournaments in order to take a big finish or it could happen on your first one. The important thing is to not let this high level variance affect your play, if you’re not happy with your results so far it does not necessarily mean you’re a bad player as luck is certainly a large factor in poker. Keep a clear head, always be trying to improve your game (there are many resources out there for an aspiring poker player to learn from), put in the hands and the results will follow. Publish Date : 03/11/2011 Print Article    Send To Friend 

Free Money at Betfair Poker

Free Money at Betfair Poker
The latest free poker money bonus to be released in 2010 is a $10 free bonus offer at Betfair Poker. This offer is ONLY available to all new players from the U.K. You can not already have an existing account. If you do you will not be eligible for this bonus. The free money is available directly from Betfair Poker themselves. You can click here to claim this free money now. Betfair does not accept American Players in their poker room. No related posts. Written by admin · Filed Under $10 Free, Betfair Poker  Tagged as , $10 free bonus offer, Betfair Poker, free $10, free poker money, no deposit bonus, not for existing accounts, players from the U.K.

Zoom Poker for Mobile Devices

Zoom Poker for Mobile Devices
There have been reports that the popular online poker site, PokerStars, may be adding Zoom Poker to the growing list of mobile poker games, possibly as early as a summer mobile poker release. Zoom Poker is a very popular online poker product that has gained much popularity with online poker players. The application is being developed for both the Android mobile systems and the iOS mobile platform. The applications are being developed so that they will operate in conjunction with the existing PokerStars mobile applications. The new application has been in development since 2010. Jeffrey Haas, the Mobile and Social Gaming Director of New Platforms from PokerStars, said: “We want to cater to players on whatever devices they may have, wherever they might be and whenever they want to play poker. Expect to be playing Zoom Poker on your mobile device this summer.” The new application will be somewhat intuitive, using the hands-on interface, and the native gestures used for the newer mobile devices. This means that players get to experience the Zoom Poker game in a hands on way that is impossible when using a keyboard and mouse to play the same game in an online poker room. Those who are using smart phones can play on up to four virtual tables at the same time, and those who are playing on tablet computers can enjoy games at up to five tables at a time. PokerStars takes responsible gaming seriously. “We’ve worked very closely with our responsible gaming team to make sure that all the functionality we’ve put in place in the PokerStars client is also available on the Mobile app. Functions include self-imposed deposit restrictions and the ability to cut yourself off from accessing the site for a certain amount of time,” said Haas. Related Posts Apple Pie Poker Launch Barney Frank Thinks This is Not the Year for Online Poker Legislation Casino Hold’em from World Match Win a WSOP Main Event Seat at Cake Poker Launch of Circle Line Poker   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

Win a WSOP Main Event Seat at Cake Poker

Win a WSOP Main Event Seat at Cake Poker
Cake Poker had a very popular and successful $100,000 points race in March. The online poker site has decided to run yet another $100,000 points race this April. In addition to this, Cake Poker has decided to give away a seat to the WSOP Main Event in Vegas valued at $10,000. There is also a special Easter long weekend reload bonus being offered to players at the Cake Poker online poker site. Players who wish to try their hand at winning a place at the Main Event can join in with the round the clock satellite games that begin on 5th April 2012. Players could win this seat starting with an amount as small as $0.30. There will be daily satellites that will take place, and there will be a weekly $10,000 Main Event Final. The Main Event Final will take place on Sundays at 5pm (GMT). Players can join in with the first Main Event Final on Sunday, 15th April 2012. On the Easter weekend, Cake Poker is offering its players a special 50 percent reload bonus. Players can make use of the 50 percent reload bonus only one time, and can deposit a maximum amount of $300 when using this special online poker reload bonus. The special reload bonus is available over the Easter long weekend, from 6pm (GMT) on Friday, 6th April until 6pm (GMT) on Tuesday, 10th April. The points race, with its $100,000 prize pool give the top 350 players every week a portion of $20,000. At the end of the month, the top 350 players for the entire month will each receive a portion of the remaining $20,000 from the $100,000 prize pool. Players who end in the money in at least two weeks in the month will be given entry to a Main Event Kamikaze tournament. The winner of this tournament will receive a $10,000 Main Event seat as a prize. Related Posts Barney Frank Thinks This is Not the Year for Online Poker Legislation Casino Hold’em from World Match Launch of Circle Line Poker Last Chance Saloon at Paddy Power Poker Microgaming’s Bad Beat Jackpot Reaches 500,000 Euro   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…