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  1. Pavel Plesuv made quick work of the final table at the World Poker Tour Seminole Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open on Wednesday for his second live tournament win of 2018. Plesuv, who won the $3,500 Mid-States Poker Tour Championship at the Venetian in June, eliminated the final three players standing in his way to pick up $504,820 which includes entry to the WPT Tournament of Champions event at the end of the season. The Czech poker pro, who also won a partypoker Powerfest High Roller title in September, started the final table with the biggest stack. After the two short stacks busted, Plesuv went to work. Ravi Raghavan started the final table with 17 big blinds and it didn't take him long to find a spot to get it all in. On just the second hand of the day, Plesuv raised to 175,000 from the cutoff before Raghavan moved all in from the small blind. Marius Gierse re-raised all in from the big blind for 6,100,000 and Plesuv folded. Raghavan turned over [poker card="ac"][poker card="jh"] but found himself in trouble after Gierse tabled [poker card="ah"][poker card="kd"]. The board ran out [poker card="5s"][poker card="4d"][poker card="2s"][poker card="8h"][poker card="8d"] to eliminate Raghavan in sixth place. Just 13 hands later, Jeremy Joseph raised to 225,000 from UTG before Chris Kennedy called from the button and Plesuv defended his big blind. After the [poker card="9s"][poker card="8c"][poker card="7s"] flop, Plesuv checked, Joseph bet 225,000 and Kennedy moved all for 2,625,000. Plesuv folded, but Kennedy called and turned over [poker card="jd"][poker card="9d"] for top pair with a gutshot. Joseph showed [poker card="kd"][poker card="ks"] for an overpair and then sweated through the [poker card="4h"] turn before the [poker card="kc"] river gave him an unneeded top set to send Kennedy out in fifth. Plesuv's stack got a major boost after taking down a massive pot against Joseph. With the board showing [poker card="8d"][poker card="7c"][poker card="3h"][poker card="9c"][poker card="5c"], Plesuve bet 3,000,000 into the 4,200,000 pot. Joseph used up four of his time banks before calling and getting the bad news after Plesuv showed [poker card="th"][poker card="6c"] for a turned straight. Joseph mucked his [poker card="jd"][poker card="jh"] as Plesuv raked in the 10,325,000 pot. On the very next hand, Plesuv picked up even more chips and ended one player's run. James Gilbert raised to 250,000 from the cutoff, Plesuv called from the button before Gierse moved all in for 4,950,000 from the big blind. Gilbert folded but Plesuv called and flipped over [poker card="9d"][poker card="9h"] while Gierse showed [poker card="ac"][poker card="qc"]. The [poker card="7c"][poker card="6s"][poker card="3d"][poker card="3s"][poker card="6d"] runout gave Gierse no help and he was eliminated in fourth. Not surprisingly, Plusev was responsible for the next elimination as well. From the small blind, Plesuv raised to 400,000 and Joseph called from the big blind. After the [poker card="th"][poker card="7c"]6s] flop, Plesuv bet 550,000 and Joseph called. The turn was the [poker card="3h"] and Plesuv lead out again, betting 1,300,000. Joseph raised to 3,500,000 and Plesuv responded by moving all in. Joseph called and showed [poker card="qh"][poker card="9h"] for a flush and straight draw while Plesuv showed [poker card="kd"][poker card="ks"]. The [poker card="ac"] river was a brick for Joseph and he was sent to the rail in third place. Heads up play began with Plesuv holding a nearly 6-1 chip lead over Gilbert. Despite this it took 68 hands for Plesuv to finish off his final opponent. Gilbert opened to 750,000, Plesuv moved all in and Gilbert called all in. Gilbert was ahead with [poker card="9d"][poker card="9h"] against Plesuv's [poker card="ad"][poker card="js"] but the [poker card="ac"][poker card="qs"][poker card="3c"] flop changed that. The [poker card="jc"] turn and [poker card="qh"] river finalized Gilbert's bustout. Final Table Payouts Pavel Plesuv – $504,820 Jim Gilbert – $326,565 Jeremy Joseph – $240,945 Marius Gierse – $179,710 Chris Kennedy – $135,505 Ravi Raghavan – $103,310
  2. Amid a flurry of recent news in the world of online poker ambassadorship, partypoker has announced the creation of their own “Team Online” and have revealed the first two players to be named to it. Online Twitch streamers Matt Staples and Hristivoje ‘AllinPav’ Pavolic are the first poker pros named in what is expected to be a series of announcements of new members to the expanding team. Matt Staples Matt Staples, younger brother of former PokerStars ambassador Jaime Staples, followed in brother's footsteps in becoming a full-time Twitch Poker streamers. From starting at the micros at age 18, Matt Staples, now 22, has come into his own as a full-time mid-high stakes regular tournament grinder. “Becoming a sponsored pro is something I’ve aspired to for a while now and I couldn’t be happier about the partnership,” Staples said. “There’s nothing I like more than streaming tournaments on Twitch and I’m pumped to have the opportunity to showcase and help grow partypoker and their Twitch community.” “Signing with partypoker ranks as one of my proudest achievements,” said Pavlovic. “I’m stoked to represent a company that has strong ethics at its heart, and I can’t wait to help build the great game of poker.” Pavlovic, also a regular MTT grinder, is known for marathon Twitch sessions and consistently posting his wins and losses on his Twitter feed. partypoker Tunes In It's clear that partypoker has decided to dive into the deep end when it comes to increasing their marketing efforts with regards to online streaming. Not only is it expected that their own Team Online will be growing throughout the next week, but they have also agreed to a sponsorship/partnership deal with Bill Perkins’ “The Thirst Lounge.” They also have plans to live stream a new online high stakes cash game. “We have been a bit behind the curve when it comes to streaming,” said partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters. ”We are hoping to make up for lost time by compiling an elite team that will be able to stream entertaining and engaging content 24/7.” In addition to their newly created Team Online, partypoker promises streaming sessions from some of their already established Team partypoker Pros including Ludovic Geilich, Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard and Fedor Holz.
  3. On Monday, partypoker released a new version of their online poker client that not only puts an end to third-party heads up displays (HUDs) but will delete all previous player notes and forces every user to select a new alias. The policy shift has been made to protect users from having automated data collected on their playing habits as well as attempting to stop the buying and selling of accumulated data for import into a third-party HUD. The changing of the username, which is forced the next time users log in, will essentially reset the playing field with all players getting a fresh start. "This client update is one of a number of initiatives that we are working on in order to provide players with a safe environment where they can play online poker,” said Tom Waters, partypoker Managing Director. “With this release, we will be making changes to our software that will prevent third-party tracking tools from working. We want our players to have a fresh start and therefore we are asking all players to select a new alias so that all third-party tool tracking is lost for all our players. At the same time, we have some great promotions running and I’m sure there will be a mad rush by players eager to secure their preferred screenname!” It’s not lost on partypoker that some players may not be fond of changing their username so they have implemented a 24-hour promotion to encourage players to jump aboard the name switch and to do it on day one. The $500K ‘Race to Alias’ is a promotion that has partypoker giving away cash prizes after a player chooses their new online moniker. The promotion gives players three possible ways to win a piece of the $500,000. The first way comes in the form of $10,000 giveaways to random players just after they select their new name via a ‘Login Click Card’. The second is hourly giveaways between $10,000 and $40,000 to those real money players who earn at least 0.10 loyalty points during that hour with an ‘Hourly Click Card’. Finally, $10K freeroll tournaments are scheduled every hour for players who win tickets in either the ‘Login’ or ‘Hourly’ Click Cards. “I am excited at all the changes partypoker has scheduled as part of the company’s next software update,” said partypoker ambassador, and the #4-ranked player in the world, Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard. “I encourage everyone to log in and update their player name on June 17 to take advantage of the huge $500,000 giveaway.” Like all partypoker users, Leonard, who is a former #1-ranked player on PocketFives, will not only have to change his screen name for the online client but also he’ll need to remember to add his new screen name to PocketFives in order to pursue his return to the rankings top spot. In fact, all of our PocketFives members will need to add their new screenname to their profile pages to make sure that their results are tracked for accolades like the Triple Crown, PLB leaderboard points and, of course, career lifetime total earnings. Updating a PocketFives profile is easy. Log in to your account and go to your own profile page. When there simply click the ‘Edit Poker Names’ button underneath the website banner. A dialog box will appear where you can select the poker site - choose ‘Party Poker’ and then type your new username in the box called ‘sitename’ - click the Create New button and you are finished. For questions regarding adding your new partypoker user name email us at support@pocketfives.com
  4. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak becomes more and more of a concern, the poker world, specifically the live poker world, is being affected. Several major tournaments and brands have canceled or postponed operations, and there will likely be more changes coming. One of the changes is the famed Irish Poker Open moving to be played online at partypoker. On March 10, the Irish Poker Open announced that the event would be postponed. Less than a week later, it was announced that partypoker and the Irish Poker Open had partnered to make the event still happen, only now it will take place online at partypoker and is scheduled for April 6-12, 2020. [ptable zone="888poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"][ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"] "Since our announcement last week regarding the postponement of Irish Open 2020, considerable efforts have been made to find an alternative date to run Irish Open 2020," said JP McCann of the Irish Poker Open. "However, as the uncertainty surrounding live poker events continues, we feel that the best decision to take at this point is to cancel the live festival for 2020. "We would like to thank partypoker for taking the initiative to help ensure Europe's oldest running poker festival goes ahead during these very challenging times. We hope to see you for the first time ever on the virtual tables for the 40th Anniversary of the Irish Open." Tom Waters, partypoker Managing Director, added: "We are delighted to be associated with Europe’s oldest Poker Festival. The Irish Open is a truly unique event and following the disappointment of its cancellation this year, an online Irish Open series looks a perfect fit for both event organizers and partypoker.” The Irish Poker Open features a €1 million guaranteed main event that will begin on April 6. The Irish Poker Open Main Event remains a multi-day tournament. The 2020 Irish Poker Open scheduled will have some revisions, but both sides said that the majority of the slate will remain intact. Full details on the schedule of the online version of the Irish Poker Open have yet to be released. When those are revealed, PocketFives will provide an update. The Irish Poker Open is the longest running poker tournament in Europe and the second longest running poker tournament in the world, behind only the World Series of Poker. It was first organized in 1980 by Terry Rogers and has been a staple of the poker calendar ever since. Past winners include Griffin Benger (2017), Neil Channing (2008), Joe Beevers (2003), Liam Flood (1996, 1990), and Noel Furlong (1989, 1987). In 2019, the Irish Poker Open €1,150 Main Event drew a field of 1,807 entries. Weijie Zheng topped all competitors to take home the €300,000 first-place prize.
  5. Another live poker tournament is making the transition to be held online. Poker Central and partypoker announced the debut of the Poker Masters Online tournament series, with more than $15 million in guaranteed prize money. The brand new Poker Masters Online kicks off Sunday, April 12, 2020, and runs through Sunday, April 26, providing two weeks of high-stakes action. The series consists of 30 events with buy-ins ranging from $10,300 to $51,000, and there will be an overall series champion crowned. The overall series champion will receive an additional $50,000 cash prize and a Poker Masters purple jacket. [ptable zone="Global Poker Article Ad"][ptable zone="GG Poker"][ptable zone="Party Poker NJ"] The Poker Masters Online is not set to replace the live version of the Poker Masters at this time, but "as a result of current circumstances" the event partnership between Poker Central and partypoker was formed to give high-stakes players a tournament offering to satisfy their appetites. The live version of the Poker Masters regularly takes place in Las Vegas during the fall. The opening day of the series features two events priced at $10,300 to enter. The first is the Poker Masters #01: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] and the second is the Poker Masters #02: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max]. The Poker Masters Online Main Event comes your way on Sunday, April 26, and boasts a huge buy-in of $51,000 and $2 million prize pool guarantee. Please find the full schedule of events below. Poker Masters Online Schedule Date & Time (UK) Event Buy-In April 12 at 18:00 Poker Masters #01: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 12 at 21:00 Poker Masters #02: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 13 at 18:00 Poker Masters #03: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 13 at 21:00 Poker Masters #04: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 14 at 18:00 Poker Masters #05: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $10,300 April 14 at 21:00 Poker Masters #06: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 15 at 18:00 Poker Masters #07: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 15 at 21:00 Poker Masters #08: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 16 at 18:00 Poker Masters #09: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 16 at 21:00 Poker Masters #10: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 17 at 18:00 Poker Masters #11: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $10,300 April 17 at 21:00 Poker Masters #12: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 18 at 18:00 Poker Masters #13: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 18 at 21:00 Poker Masters #14: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 19 at 18:00 Poker Masters #15: $500K Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $10,300 April 19 at 21:00 Poker Masters #16: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 20 at 18:00 58Poker Masters #17: $500K Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $10,300 April 20 at 21:00 Poker Masters #18: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 21 at 18:00 Poker Masters #19: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $25,500 April 21 at 21:00 Poker Masters #20: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 22 at 18:00 Poker Masters #21: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $25,500 April 22 at 21:00 Poker Masters #22: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 23 at 18:00 Poker Masters #23: $1M Gtd [PLO, 6-Max] $25,500 April 23 at 21:00 Poker Masters #24: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 24 at 18:00 Poker Masters #25: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $25,500 April 24 at 21:00 Poker Masters #26: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 25 at 18:00 Poker Masters #27: $1M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $25,500 April 25 at 21:00 Poker Masters #28: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300 April 26 at 18:00 Poker Masters MAIN EVENT: $2M Gtd [NLH, 8-Max] $51,000 April 26 at 21:00 Poker Masters #30: $250K Gtd [NLH, 6-Max] $10,300   "We are pleased to be able to give players the chance to continue doing what they love and play the tournament in online format," Tom Waters, partypoker managing director, said. "The Poker Masters brand carries significant weight in the poker community and we believe this innovative online format will be appealing for fans and players alike." "We know partypoker is the right landing spot for our tournament brand to evolve into a new format," Sam Simmons, Poker Central president, added. "We value this partnership as a way to bring the poker community together in these uncertain times." The Poker Masters Online will not count towards Poker Central's High Roller of the Year leaderboard. The Poker Masters Online comes immediately following the 2020 Irish Poker Open, which will also be played online at partypoker. The Irish Poker Open takes place April 6-12. The €1,100 buy-in Irish Poker Open Main Event kicks off Wednesday, April 8, and boasts a €1 million prize pool guarantee. The World Poker Tour also recently announced a new partnership with partypoker to launch the WPT Online Series, consisting of 10 events and $15 million in combined guarantees, including a $3,200 buy-in, $5 million guaranteed WPT Main Event. The first WPT Online Series will run May 10-26 on partypoker.
  6. The World Poker Tour and partypoker have tabled their hand with their summer plans. On Friday, the two premier poker brands announced the first-ever WPT World Online Championships, a nearly two-month-long online series that offers players a shot at becoming a WPT champion while guaranteeing $100,000,000 million in total prize money. Just weeks removed from the successful conclusion of the record-setting WPT Online Championship series, the World Poker Tour and partypoker have teamed up once again. The WPT World Online Championships will take place from July 17-September 8 and hold 12 WPT Online Championship events. Five of the 12 events will be considered full-featured WPT Main Tour Events. The winners of those tournaments will earn all the same perks as a player who has gone the distance in a live event. This includes membership in the WPT Champions Club, a $15,000 seat to the Season XVIII WPT Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas, and the player's name engraved on the WPT Trophy. The $10M Gtd Main Event, which kicks off on August 29, has a $10,300 buy-in and two starting flights, each with a single re-entry available. The tournament will take five days to play out and, as the tournament progresses, has a structure close to that of a live event with levels at the final table extended to 60 minutes each. The other four WPT Champions Club tournaments each have a $3,200 buy-in and a $3 million guarantee over a variety of NLHE formats. “The WPT World Online Championships brings together the World Poker Tour and partypoker together once more for what will be the largest series in both of our histories,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour in a press release. “The spectacle on display during the WPT Online Series will be heightened once more come July with another major milestone for the World Poker Tour. Five WPT Champions crowned in a single series is a first for the WPT in 18 seasons and we look forward to welcoming them all into the WPT Champions Club.” The full schedule is packed with No-Limit Hold’em events including 8-Max, 6-Max, and Knockout tournaments. For variety, there is also a Pot Limit Omaha, PLO Hi-Lo, as well as Heads Up tournament. Most of the events also have three tiers of buy-ins. For each of the Main Events, there is a Mini and a Micro version of the events. In addition to the Main Event, there are a pair of tournaments aimed at pleasing the biggest names in the game. The $25,500 High Roller on September 5 guarantees $10 million while the $102,000 Super High Roller has a $5 million guarantee. Also of note, on July 29, the WPT is holding a one-off WPT Shooting Stars for Charity PKO tournament with a $1,100. “This is a true series for players across the board,” said Hermance Blum, WPT VP Europe. “Limited re-entries, buy-ins at all levels, and five ways to become a WPT Champion are all highlights of the first-ever WPT World Online Championships.” With no live World Series of Poker taking place in Las Vegas this summer, the race to fill the void with online offerings is on. The WPT World Online Championships will go head-to-head with the recently announced World Series of Poker online schedule which kicks off on July 1. Like the WPT, the World Series of Poker was forced to adjust to the times. They pivoted to offer 31 gold bracelet events for players in the United States on the WSOP.com platform and another 54 bracelet events on through their partnership with GGPoker which concludes on September 6. Between the two series, there will be no shortage of online titles to battle for this summer and the industry is still awaiting a potential announcement from PokerStars as to what they may have planned. “I’m delighted that we have been able to partner with the WPT to revive the WPT World Championships and bring the series online for the first time,” said partypoker Managing Director, Tom Waters. “We want to give the festival more of a live event feel, so the tournaments will be structured as such, including single re-entry for all No Limit Hold’em event, freezeouts, limited late registration, and limited Day 1’s. Due to popular demand, players will be able to see each other’s real names at the tables.” WPT World Online Championships Schedule [table id=55 /] * bold events indicate Main Tour events. For a Full Festival schedule of events, click here.

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