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Betfair Collaborates with Playtech

Posted on January 11th, 2013

In an attempt to resuscitate its troubled poker revenues, the officials at Betfair are collaborating with the Playtech network. At present, Betfair has a partnership with Ongame; however, this collaboration has not earned the company any substantial profits. As a matter of fact, the company is facing a lot of financial crisis at present, as […]

Poker Platforms Offering More Variety to Players

Posted on January 4th, 2013

Now that 2013 has finally arrived, what’s new with poker? PokerStars has launched the world’s fastest poker variation called Zoom Poker. On the other hand, PokerNews is making the new year more special by allowing poker players to sign up with Full Tilt Poker via their online poker platform. By doing this, players can reap […]

New Poker Apps Launched

Posted on January 2nd, 2013

Players at PartyPoker have more reasons to party this New Year! The poker site has completely modified its tournament calendar and has increased its monthly guaranteed promotions and bonuses to $15,000,000. Apart from this, the player traffic at PartyPoker has shot up as Bwin.com merged with PartyGaming to form Bwin.party. To add on to this, […]

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Hellmuth will Not Play in Premiere League and More

Friday, March 16th, 2012 by Nadia

Quite a few big poker tournaments such as the Poker Players Championship, PartyPoker Premier League V and Wynn Classic Championship will be held in the next few months. High stakes games too will be back in May 2012 at Aruba with the Poker Players Championship by PokerStars.

Phil Hellmuth to be Absent from Party Poker Premiere League V

Some of the best known pros in the world of poker tournaments have registered for the Party Poker Premiere League V. However, Phil Hellmuth is possibly giving the Premiere League a miss this year. He has not yet registered for the Vienna event which is accompanied by a buy-in of $125,000. The news about the absence of Hellmuth was disclosed by poker pro, Tony G. According to Tony, Hellmuth didn’t get a sponsor this time and the player doesn’t have enough money to fund himself.

Eminent pros have registered for the Premiere League such as Sam Trickett, Luke Schwartz, Dan Cates, Vanessa Selbst, Erik Seidel, Patrik Antonius and Tom Dwan. According to a few pros, Hellmuth, who didn’t meet with big successes in the previous Premiere League competitions doesn’t want to face the strong player field this year.

With the exception of 2012, Hellmuth had been a part of all Party Poker Premiere League events. The best Premiere League performance of the player had been a 9th place finish in the 4th session of the event in Las Vegas. Hellmuth has never made it to the final in the Premiere League competitions.

Apart from the Premiere League, the other big event to take place next month in Vienna is the Big Game VI – a 48 hour tournament. Many pros participating in the Premiere League are expected to join the Big Game.

Win Classic Championship Running

The Win Classic Championship is running at Las Vegas till today. A large number of professional players registered for the $5,170 buy-in event in Las Vegas. Last year, 212 players took part in the Win Classic Championship. Tim West took the winning title after besting Annette Obrestad in a heads-up battle.

Player Poker Championship in May

The PokerStars sponsored Poker Championship will be held in the Aruba Island in two months. The championship was previously called the Aruba Poker Classic organized by Ultimate Bet. The poker room cancelled Aruba Poker Classic in 2009. The event is returning this year for the first time after its closure.

The Poker Championship will be held between May 3rd and 7th this year at the Westin Resort and Casino of Aruba. Total 6 events will be conducted with buy-ins ranging from $330 to $3,300. The biggest event will be a No Limit Hold’em tournament with a buy-in of $3,000+300. It will start on May 4th and continue till the 7th of the month.

In the No Limit Hold’em competition, each player will be given a chip stack of 25,000 at the beginning. PPC Commissioners like Bryan Oulton and Sandy Swartzbaugh have been working to organize the event at Aruba. Swartzbaugh stated that the organizing team is trying for the expansion of the Caribbean poker series. 6 destinations such as Turks, St. Croix and Bahamas are on target for hosting the event.