Titan Time

Titan Time
  There is $20,000 up for grabs in the Titan Time promotion being staged this month at Titan Poker and players can race to their share of the prizes, no matter if their preference is cash games or tournaments. Titan Time consists of two 3-day races every week, ranking players by the number of Points they earn at Titan Poker. The Monday through Wednesday races rank players by the Points they generate at cash tables, while the Friday through Sunday races rank players by the Points they generate at tournaments. Players who enjoy both cash games and tournaments will find it easy to compete in all the competitions, as the race dates don’t overlap. Titan Time’s leaderboards are updated automatically, making it easy for players to see where they stand and ensure that they’ll earn enough Points to finish at the top of the rankings and win a cash prize. Lasting three days at a time, players will be sure to make extra spurts of activity to finish in the money. To be eligible for the prizes in the Titan Time promotion, players must remember to opt-in on the Titan Poker website. Prize money will be distributed to winning players throughout the month, soon after the conclusion of each of the races.   Please click here to visit Titan Poker Promotion Date: 10 November 2011

Strategy with Kristy: Mike Watson Discusses Playing Big Stacks

Strategy with Kristy: Mike Watson Discusses Playing Big Stacks
December 09 2011, Kristy Arnett Related Articles Strategy with Kristy: Randal Flowers Discusses Bluffing Preflop Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Amanda Musumeci Discusses WSOP Main Event Strategy with Kristy Podcast: Ben Wilinofsky Discusses Short-Stack Strategy Related Players Share It Tags Tournament Strategy, South Point, PokerNews Podcast, Mike Watson, Poker Player Interviews Print Mike Watson, also known as “SirWatts,” has accumulated more than $4 million in tournament winnings and is also one of the most respected high-stakes no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha players online. For this edition of Strategy with Kristy, brought to you by South Point, Watson discusses the strategy behind playing a big stack in a no-limit hold’em tournament. Here is a snippet from the interview: If you’re at a table with a player who’s good and has a big stack, how do you combat them? I mean, it’s a very difficult situation obviously. That’s the nightmare scenario in a tournament. Ideally you have position on them, but if you’re out of position, sometimes you have to tighten up a little bit. You might open-fold some of the speculative hands you’d usually try to pick up some chips with. If they’re going to give you trouble and three-bet you a lot, there’s not much you can do. All you can do is come up with a balanced strategy against them. You’re going to have to four-bet as a bluff sometimes. If they’re really over-aggressive, you might be looking to four-bet light for value hoping to induce them to spew. Sometimes, you can even take flops against them even though you’re out of position and try to outplay them postflop. They might be less comfortable in a postflop game. Players have to learn how to adapt, and for those who came up when no one was really playing that aggressive preflop, learning to four-bet as a bluff can be scary. I think it’s hard for players to integrate these types of plays into their game. Yeah definitely. I used to always be a very tight player, I think most people would say. That’s definitely stuff I used to be uncomfortable putting into my own game. Once you look at the game and break it down to a more theoretical level, you realize you just have to do stuff like that. These are plays that just have to be in your arsenal because it’s the only way to effectively combat the increased aggression of other players. Podcast Powered By Podbean Tune in every week for new episodes of Strategy with Kristy, brought to you by South Point. Feel free to send in questions, ideas or suggestions for the podcast to kristy@pokernews.com. Also remember to follow PokerNews on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news. Follow Kristy Arnett on Comments

Double Challenge Jackpot Is Over $5,000

Double Challenge Jackpot Is Over $5,000
Posted by Bradley, December 29, 2011 More and more players are playing the nightly Double Challenge tournaments, competing not only for their share of the prize money but also for a chance to win the Double Challenge Progressive Jackpot, which a few days ago passed $5,000. At this moment, the jackpot stands at $5,179.50. Three times in the last week the number of players participating in the tournaments set a new record, and this only serves to boost the jackpot even faster. Buy-ins to the Double Challenge tournaments, one staged at 21:35 GMT and the other staged at 21:40, are $1 + $1, with the first dollar going to the tournament prize pool and the second dollar being added to the progressive jackpot. A player who manages to win both Double Challenges on the same night wins not only the regular prize money but also the jackpot as well. The Double Challenge jackpot was last won on September 17th, when “Burbon11” from Spain captured a $2,170 prize. The jackpot previously passed $5,000 in May when “Jcambi” from Argentina won the all-time record Double Challenge jackpot prize of $5,356. That record will most likely be broken before the next time a player succeeds in winning both of the nightly tournaments.

888 Poker $8 Free

888 Poker $8 Free
The offer of $8 free directly from 888 Poker is now (February 11th) ended. Instead of the free money offer, 888 Poker are now running their WSOP2010 campaign. Simply go to this page at 888 Poker to see all the different ways that you can win a package to the WSOP. They have some unusual ways to win WSOP packages, such as by referring friends, or posting on various social networks. No related posts. Written by admin · Filed Under $8 Free  Tagged as , $8 Free, 888 Poker, direct from poekr room, ended free money offers, free bonus, free poker money, no deposit required, social networks for poker, WSOP, WSOP package

PKR Adds Jake Cody to Their Team

PKR Adds Jake Cody to Their Team
Jake Cody is the most recent poker player to be added to the PKR’s team of players that they sponsor. Cody is a triple crown winning poker star who has won over $3 million playing poker. He is only 22 years of age, making him one of the most accomplished players of poker in the world. He recently won a World Series of Poker bracelet to his accomplishments, and had won the World Poker Tour and the European Poker Tour before that. Not only has this young poker player won this triple crown accomplishment, he managed to do so within 520 days. Doing this well in poker tournaments in such a short space of time, and at such a young age is unprecedented in the poker world. When starting out with online poker playing, Cody only deposited $10, from which he grew a bankroll and ultimately it turned into his incredible fortune. Cody will now be representing PKR in some of the biggest and most popular poker tournaments worldwide. On Sunday night, he will be playing on the PKR website for the first time as a member of the PKR team. He will be playing two Bounty Day tournaments. “I’m very excited about joining Team PKR Pro” said the new Team PKR member, Jake Cody. “I’ve been patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along. When I spoke to PKR I was really impressed with the whole setup and the ideas that they have going forward, and I knew straight away I wanted to be part of it! It’s a great site to be involved with right now and I think I can help take it to the next level.” The PKR Marketing Director, Simon Prodger, welcomed Cody to the team and explained that PKR is “really excited that PKR’s players will have the opportunity to interact with Jake and benefit from his insight and experience.” Related Posts Mobile Poker from PokerStars Available in Italy Marrakech is Next Stop of WPT Heinz Wins the WSOP The United States and Online Poker Regulation Two New Poker HOF Members Announced   Share on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace…

Gladiators Battle for Prizes and Prague Seat

Gladiators Battle for Prizes and Prague Seat
Posted by Steven, November 23, 2011 At press time, “huguenot0” from Germany is slightly ahead of “THVIKTOR” from Sweden in the month-long $5,000 Gladiators Race. The German player currently has 122,550 Points, just ahead of the Swede with 121,115 Points. The winner will receive a $1,000 prize, while $830 will be awarded to the runner-up. The $5,000 Gladiators Race is a monthly competition for Titan Poker’s Diamond and Titanium VIP players. It is an all-points race that awards cash prizes to the top 15 players during the month, and these prizes are in addition to all other benefits and promotions granted to VIP players. This month, a seat at the upcoming iPOPS Live Main Event in Prague is also at stake. The five players who finish the month at the top of the Gladiators Race standings will compete in an exclusive five-seated freeroll tournament on December 2nd. The winner of that tournament will receive a €1,450 iPOPS Live prize package, awarding him entry to the iPOPS Live Main Event, which will be staged on December 10th-11th in the Czech capital. The Gladiators iPOPS Freeroll is one of the exclusive iPOPS offers that Titan Poker offers its players. “No24isgoin4it” from Germany was the October winner of the $5,000 Gladiators Race while fellow German “ToMaTi25” was September’s top gladiator. This month’s race runs through November 30th and the December race kicks off on December 2nd.

Poker Endurance Record Attempt by Phil Laak

Poker Endurance Record Attempt by Phil Laak
Submitted on Tue, 2010-05-25 10:02 Set your calendar for June 2 as Phil Laak is going to attempt to break the record for playing consecutive hours of poker, which now stands at 78. He’ll be at the Bellagio in Las Vegas trying to break Paul Zimbler’s record for playing poker that was set in 2009. Laak Challenging Others to Play Laak, who is known at The Unabomber due to the way in which he dresses, has sent out a challenge to those via his site, Unabomber Poker, to play him. The event starts at noon on June 2, 2010, and Phil Laak is going with real cash games that start at $10/$20. The Run The Unabomber is looking to run straight through without breaks until the end of the World Series of Poker (WSOP). That will be more than three straight days of poker. How’s he going to do it? Laak has been training. Fried food, ice cream and cheese have been cut out of his diet. He’s planning on being active the day before and getting 10 hours of sleep, waking around 11 am for the noon start. You can Play at this Charity Event Laak is giving half of the cash from the event to Camp Sunshine, which helps kids who are facing the challenges of life changing diseases. Anyone has a chance to play against The Unabomber as he attempts to set the record for consecutive hours of poker playing. Here are three ways to qualify. On May 27, Unabomber Poker will host a $50 buy-in tournament at 6 pm PT. The winner gets to go to Vegas. The buy-in is refunded to everyone after the tournament. For those with a literary bent, you can write a 100- 250-word essay on why you should get the chance to play against the bleary-eyed Unabomber. Submissions should be sent to blog@unabomberpoker.com. Finally, if you play one hand of poker on Laak’s site, you’ll be part of a random drawing for the event. Each of the three winners gets three nights’ free accommodations at the Bellagio. So, if you want to be part of history and take on Phil Laak, get over to Las Vegas as The Unabomber tries to set the new poker playing record on June 2.

Rio Jackpot Tournament

Rio Jackpot Tournament
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