The love and passion for poker for Maria Konnikova began when she was undergoing many tragic and unfortunate events in her life. Maria is a writer and author and has written many popular books. But due to unforeseen events, she lost her tracks. She overcame all her tragedies and became a poker star. She said at one of the Poker Stars events that when you have a good health and things are going smoothly in life, that’s when one realizes how lucky they are. During her tough times, she began to read about chance and luck without knowing where it would lead to.
Thereafter, she started to stumble on poker and took a closer look. She said there is some personal information that only you have and public details that everyone else has and people try to make strategies out of it. This was something that caught her attention, although she had a nil idea about the game, she decided to give it a shot. Unlike other poker players, she is not somebody who was born in a gaming house. Most of the poker players get into the game as they have played several games before, especially when they were younger, but Maria did not have an iota of a clue on what poker was all about.
The player from New York won the prize amount of $54,540.
The inaugural event Card Player Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino (CPPTGGC) drew a big field of 456 runners, and created the total prize pool of amount $237,120. The game last for three days and on the final and the third day of the event, the title, the first place prize amount $54,540 and the trophy went to the native of New York Vincent Moscati. Continue reading
The World Series of Poker Europe 2017 is currently going on and the recent venue is at Casino Rozvadov which is in the Czech Republic. There were about 529 entries initially for this event which now has about six players remaining. The tournament has seen five days of action so far and the final six who are left would be contending for the bracelet that would be awarded to the winner of WSOP Europe along with a top prize of more than a million dollars. Maria Ho was heading the group when the event moved to the final day. If she is able to procure the bracelet at the end it would be her fourth win to reach the final table, but she still needs to go the whole way to secure the gold bracelet which would be her first.
When she entered the final day of the main event she was leading with a total of 7,830,000 of the number of chips she holds. She will be able to play for 78 blinds in total with the chips she holds. Marti Roca Da Torres from Spain sits in the second place. Contenders for the first position are Niall Farrell, who also holds a considerable number of chips on the final day. Farrell has had a good run so far and even had huge wins at the high roller event. Farrell has also had a Triple Crown win that includes winning at events like the European Poker Tour, World Poker Tour and WSOP. On the fifth day of the event there had been 12 players at the event. Among others who performed well on this day was Kevin MacPhee. The latter had won the main event in WSOP Europe in the year 2015. It remains to be seen how these contenders can work out for the final position.
There are many celebrities who indulge in poker and some who do so at a professional level.
D.J. Alexander has been seen recently at the World Poker Tour and the way he has been playing, he has been making a mark for himself in the world of live poker tournaments. He made news when he reached the final table of WPT Legends. He has donated five percent of his win to Houston relief fund, which is his home town. He is not new to poker and has been attending poker tournaments on and off. Indeed, his total earnings in tournaments amount to 1.7 million till date. This week he has been able to increase his earnings sufficiently as he made the final table of WPT Legends of Poker tour, an event that was hosted at Bicycle Hotel and Casino located in LA.
The Texan is a soft spoken and tall 31 years old who hails from Houston. He recently gave an interview to PokerNews where he talked about his journey in the world of competitive poker. Continue reading
The MGM Resorts is a very popular destination for all casino and poker enthusiasts both on the ground and online.
The MGM Resorts Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa has been ruling the roost as far as the Atlantic City casinos are concerned. But, with the introduction of many gaming websites, MGM Borgata could not withstand its number one position and is now pushed to the second position.
All this will change as MGM Resorts is looking to come out with a real money online casino and poker site. It is looking to regain the number one position in the Atlantic City through the playMGM service that is going to go live very soon. This live service will be offering over 300 casino games and cash-play poker. This means that players can play with real money on this site and win big. This is a very impressive move by the MGM Resorts and this makes it the first real money online casino and poker website. Continue reading
Not everyone continues to play poker beyond the age of sixty and still be good at it.
Raymond proved most people wrong when he made it to the final table in 2007, at the age of 62. He reached the final table of the World Series of Poker, the Main Event. He was the first person to do so from Africa and that too at the age of 62. He was the elder statesman at the table and he finished in the third place which was a notable achievement.
Rahme has a large family, having fathered six children and has numerous grand children as well. He lives in Johannesburg and continues to pursue poker as a hobby. He is a retired bed and breakfast operator who made history when he reached WSOP. Continue reading