Update: New Eliminations at WSOP Main Event Final Table

2012-10-30 13:12:35 latest-poker-bonuses


The latest casualties at the 2012 World Series of Poker main event final table are 33-year-old Las Vegas player Jeremy Ausmus, and Russel Thomas, who busted out on fifth and fourth position respectively.

Ausmus was busted out by Jesse Sylvia and had to settle with the fifth placing prize of $2,155,313 fifth prize, which will hopefully manage to heal his obvious disappointment at the exit.

As for 24-year-old Thomas, he fell victim to Jake Balsiger, and received a handy $2,851,537.

These eliminations left Balsiger, Sylvia and Merson to compete for the main prize of $8.5 million, with each of them facing a prize of at least $3,799,073 when the play resumes on Oct. 31.

At the moment, their chip counts are the following:

Greg Merson – 88,350,000

Jesse Sylvia – 62,750,000

Jake Balsiger – 46,875,000

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Update: New Eliminations at WSOP Main Event Final Table

2012-10-30 13:12:35 latest-poker-bonuses


The latest casualties at the 2012 World Series of Poker main event final table are 33-year-old Las Vegas player Jeremy Ausmus, and Russel Thomas, who busted out on fifth and fourth position respectively.

Ausmus was busted out by Jesse Sylvia and had to settle with the fifth placing prize of $2,155,313 fifth prize, which will hopefully manage to heal his obvious disappointment at the exit.

As for 24-year-old Thomas, he fell victim to Jake Balsiger, and received a handy $2,851,537.

These eliminations left Balsiger, Sylvia and Merson to compete for the main prize of $8.5 million, with each of them facing a prize of at least $3,799,073 when the play resumes on Oct. 31.

At the moment, their chip counts are the following:

Greg Merson – 88,350,000

Jesse Sylvia – 62,750,000

Jake Balsiger – 46,875,000

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WSOP Final Table Reconvenes, First Bust-Outs Already Take Place

2012-10-30 09:13:50 latest-poker-bonuses


The 43rd World Series of Poker Main Event final table has finally started at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and the final nine have sat to determine the winner of this year&s competition that featured a massive prize pool of $27 258 025.

In the fight for the main prize of $ 8 531 853 and a WSOP gold bracelet valued at $150 000 were eight Americans and one Hungarian: commodities broker Michael Esposito (44), insurance actuary Russell Thomas (24) and an Arizona State student Jacob Balsiger (21) as well as six poker professionals Steve Gee (57), Greg Merson (24), Robert Salaburu (27), Jeremy Ausmus (33), Jesse Sylvia (26) and Andras Koroknai (30).

Their chip counts at the start of the action were the following:

6 Jesse Sylvia 43 875 000

8 Andras Koroknai 29 375 000

5 Greg Merson 28 725 000

1 Russell Thomas 24 800 000

4 Steven Gee 16 860 000

9 Michael Esposito 16 260 000

7 Robert Salaburu 15 155 000

2 Jacob Balsiger 13 115 000

3 Jeremy Ausmus 9 805 000

In the first few hours of the action, four eliminations took place – including that of the single non-American final tabler, Hungarian Andras Koroknai.

The first casualty was Stephen Gee of California, who was eliminated by Russell Thomas and went home with a hefty payout of $754,798.

Later on, 27-year-old Texas player Robert Salaburu left the action as the eight-placed player, falling victim to Jesse Sylvia&s aggressive style and picking up a very comforting prize of $971,252.

After the break, Greg Merson took the chip lead by busting out 43-year-old Michael Esposito of Seaford, New York leaving him with the fist over-million paycheck to $1,257,790.

Finally, the sixth place was well-earned by magnificent Hungarian Andras Koroknai, whose bold style was not enough to match Merson&s winning drive – in return, he&ll remember this competition by the $1,640,461 he took back to his homeland.

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WSOP Final Table Reconvenes, First Bust-Outs Already Take Place

2012-10-30 09:13:50 latest-poker-bonuses


The 43rd World Series of Poker Main Event final table has finally started at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and the final nine have sat to determine the winner of this year&s competition that featured a massive prize pool of $27 258 025.

In the fight for the main prize of $ 8 531 853 and a WSOP gold bracelet valued at $150 000 were eight Americans and one Hungarian: commodities broker Michael Esposito (44), insurance actuary Russell Thomas (24) and an Arizona State student Jacob Balsiger (21) as well as six poker professionals Steve Gee (57), Greg Merson (24), Robert Salaburu (27), Jeremy Ausmus (33), Jesse Sylvia (26) and Andras Koroknai (30).

Their chip counts at the start of the action were the following:

6 Jesse Sylvia 43 875 000

8 Andras Koroknai 29 375 000

5 Greg Merson 28 725 000

1 Russell Thomas 24 800 000

4 Steven Gee 16 860 000

9 Michael Esposito 16 260 000

7 Robert Salaburu 15 155 000

2 Jacob Balsiger 13 115 000

3 Jeremy Ausmus 9 805 000

In the first few hours of the action, four eliminations took place – including that of the single non-American final tabler, Hungarian Andras Koroknai.

The first casualty was Stephen Gee of California, who was eliminated by Russell Thomas and went home with a hefty payout of $754,798.

Later on, 27-year-old Texas player Robert Salaburu left the action as the eight-placed player, falling victim to Jesse Sylvia&s aggressive style and picking up a very comforting prize of $971,252.

After the break, Greg Merson took the chip lead by busting out 43-year-old Michael Esposito of Seaford, New York leaving him with the fist over-million paycheck to $1,257,790.

Finally, the sixth place was well-earned by magnificent Hungarian Andras Koroknai, whose bold style was not enough to match Merson&s winning drive – in return, he&ll remember this competition by the $1,640,461 he took back to his homeland.

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Online Poker for Florida?

2012-10-30 09:07:44 latest-poker-bonuses


An online poker player, Lisa Metzler, shares her poker experience in hopes of prevented Florida from moving forward with the legalization on online poker. She became a problem gambler spending over $20k per month. She spoke to Fox Tampa regarding her story and future efforts to influence lawmakers.

“I would sleep for an hour,” she explained. “Yes, that’s how addicted I got to it.”

She also overdosed and said, “After I got out of rehab, I started right up again with sweepstakes and the casinos.”

“I feel like there’s going to be many more cases like mine,” she said.

House conservatives in Florida have previously postponed Internet gaming but now the U.S. Justice Department says online poker in a violation of the Wire Act.

So far, Delaware and Nevada have licensed online poker and more states hope to follow suit as a means of generating income in the form of state taxes.

“It’s going to be spent anyway. So if it’s going to be spent, let’s get our piece that should be coming to us as a state,” said state Rep. Rick Kriseman.

Any decisions could once again be postponed by state legislators. It may be some time before they show their hand.

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Online Poker for Florida?

2012-10-30 09:07:44 latest-poker-bonuses


An online poker player, Lisa Metzler, shares her poker experience in hopes of prevented Florida from moving forward with the legalization on online poker. She became a problem gambler spending over $20k per month. She spoke to Fox Tampa regarding her story and future efforts to influence lawmakers.

“I would sleep for an hour,” she explained. “Yes, that’s how addicted I got to it.”

She also overdosed and said, “After I got out of rehab, I started right up again with sweepstakes and the casinos.”

“I feel like there’s going to be many more cases like mine,” she said.

House conservatives in Florida have previously postponed Internet gaming but now the U.S. Justice Department says online poker in a violation of the Wire Act.

So far, Delaware and Nevada have licensed online poker and more states hope to follow suit as a means of generating income in the form of state taxes.

“It’s going to be spent anyway. So if it’s going to be spent, let’s get our piece that should be coming to us as a state,” said state Rep. Rick Kriseman.

Any decisions could once again be postponed by state legislators. It may be some time before they show their hand.

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Phil Ivey to Teach Poker to the Masses

2012-10-30 09:05:14 latest-poker-bonuses


When considering the world&s best poker pros, Phil Ivey definitely comes to mind with his success in winning eight World Series of Poker bracelets and earnings in excess of $17 million playing poker. We saw him make the final table yet again at this year’s WSOP placing him at five final tables during his career.

Ivey gave ESPN Playbook an exclusive interview and talked about poker and such.

“I want to teach the world how to play better poker,” Ivey told ESPN Playbook. “I feel like there&s a big hole in the poker community. I speak with people all the time about poker, and people say they&d love to learn how to play but they don&t know where to start. It&d be nice to teach people how to play the correct way.”

To get the ball rolling in he launched IveyPoker.com which is a totally free website designed to teach those interested in learning how to play poker and there are some great teachers including Ivey and a few of his industry buddies.

Ivey spoke about his website and his quest to teach poker to the masses.

“I was looking at other social poker sites, and when I was looking through them, I saw a really big hole in those sites: People aren&t learning how to play. You see people just going on there and playing, but not really learning how to play the right way. What we&re doing here is teaching people how to become a winning poker player. I think a lot of people really don&t know how to play poker, and I think this is going to be an opportunity to play with the best players in the world”, Ivey said during the interview with ESPN Playbook.

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Phil Ivey to Teach Poker to the Masses

2012-10-30 09:05:14 latest-poker-bonuses


When considering the world&s best poker pros, Phil Ivey definitely comes to mind with his success in winning eight World Series of Poker bracelets and earnings in excess of $17 million playing poker. We saw him make the final table yet again at this year’s WSOP placing him at five final tables during his career.

Ivey gave ESPN Playbook an exclusive interview and talked about poker and such.

“I want to teach the world how to play better poker,” Ivey told ESPN Playbook. “I feel like there&s a big hole in the poker community. I speak with people all the time about poker, and people say they&d love to learn how to play but they don&t know where to start. It&d be nice to teach people how to play the correct way.”

To get the ball rolling in he launched IveyPoker.com which is a totally free website designed to teach those interested in learning how to play poker and there are some great teachers including Ivey and a few of his industry buddies.

Ivey spoke about his website and his quest to teach poker to the masses.

“I was looking at other social poker sites, and when I was looking through them, I saw a really big hole in those sites: People aren&t learning how to play. You see people just going on there and playing, but not really learning how to play the right way. What we&re doing here is teaching people how to become a winning poker player. I think a lot of people really don&t know how to play poker, and I think this is going to be an opportunity to play with the best players in the world”, Ivey said during the interview with ESPN Playbook.

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Muchos Poker - Multi Platform Cashier for Online Poker Venues Presents Its Offering

2012-10-29 17:56:37 latest-poker-bonuses


A relatively young online poker multi-platform cashier enterprise Muchos Poker has already seen a lot of success.

Namely, according to the LGA Malta-licensed company, its major advantage is that it can be used across as many as ten different online poker network software platforms, and that its simple integration into the systems enables financial transactions through a single centralized cashier facility.

At the moment, Muchos Poker is available on iPoker1, iPoker2, Merge, Enet, Ongame, 888 Poker, Boss Media, Revolution, and Casino di Venezia networks, and the negotiations are still ongoing the Microgaming Poker Network.

It was added by the company CEO Tim Heath that the multi-platform business model provides players with more flexibility without requiring them to register to several different cashiers. He also pointed out that Muchos Poker’s business model is not based on rakeback or deals but that they rather focus on player comfort and innovation.

“For the past three or four years affiliates and skins had a very simple business model. Their only selling point was to offer higher and higher rakeback, which squeezed margins and ensured there was no budget left to reinvest in innovation to improve the user experience,” he says, adding:

“Muchos Poker does not give the best deals, nor the best bonuses. And never will. We do not compete on price; we compete by providing our players with an innovative solution.”

Finally, Heath said that Muchos Poker is trying to change the fact that the typical online poker lobby may be intimidating for new players, by adding a more appropriate and easy-to-use interface for beginners. At the same time, he said, the system is flexible enough to comply with the requirements of individual national regulators.

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Muchos Poker - Multi Platform Cashier for Online Poker Venues Presents Its Offering

2012-10-29 17:56:37 latest-poker-bonuses


A relatively young online poker multi-platform cashier enterprise Muchos Poker has already seen a lot of success.

Namely, according to the LGA Malta-licensed company, its major advantage is that it can be used across as many as ten different online poker network software platforms, and that its simple integration into the systems enables financial transactions through a single centralized cashier facility.

At the moment, Muchos Poker is available on iPoker1, iPoker2, Merge, Enet, Ongame, 888 Poker, Boss Media, Revolution, and Casino di Venezia networks, and the negotiations are still ongoing the Microgaming Poker Network.

It was added by the company CEO Tim Heath that the multi-platform business model provides players with more flexibility without requiring them to register to several different cashiers. He also pointed out that Muchos Poker’s business model is not based on rakeback or deals but that they rather focus on player comfort and innovation.

“For the past three or four years affiliates and skins had a very simple business model. Their only selling point was to offer higher and higher rakeback, which squeezed margins and ensured there was no budget left to reinvest in innovation to improve the user experience,” he says, adding:

“Muchos Poker does not give the best deals, nor the best bonuses. And never will. We do not compete on price; we compete by providing our players with an innovative solution.”

Finally, Heath said that Muchos Poker is trying to change the fact that the typical online poker lobby may be intimidating for new players, by adding a more appropriate and easy-to-use interface for beginners. At the same time, he said, the system is flexible enough to comply with the requirements of individual national regulators.

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