Longyun Claims Poker King Cup Macau Main Event

The Chinese poker player Longyun Li won his first live cash tournament last Friday.


The amount that he won was not a lower amount, but was a decent take home amount. Li whittled the challenge posed by 490 contenders at the Poker King Cup Macau Main Event to eventually take home $157,259 in prize money. This is his biggest win so far and he is very much excited about winning the main event in Macau. He had not got six-figure money earnings so far in his live poker career.

The final two players who faced each other at the final table were Li and Malaysian Michael Soyza. They were both evenly stacked and this promised for an exciting matchup between the two. There was a deal struck by the players when they reached the heads-up. They took to the Independent Chip Model to work on a strategy for the prize pool chop.

Soyza was in the lead with a slender margin and had a guaranteed prize of HK$1.135.000 whereas Li received HK$1, 101,000.The two players then went on to play for the extra 5 percent of the prize pool that will earn them the all-important main event title. Continue reading Longyun Claims Poker King Cup Macau Main Event

Forrest Hungry For More Poker Success

The poker man from Las Vegas, Ted Forrest, dropped out of the college to play in the professional poker league.


His decision was a right one as he is one of the most renowned poker players the country has ever seen. He has 6 WSOP bracelets under his belt so far and is still hungry for more. The love and passion for the game show up whenever he hit the poker table. The feat of winning 6 bracelets is a very big thing and it would be difficult for many players to replicate the performance and show that he has put up so far in his career.

The best achievement of Ted Forrest till date is winning three bracelets in one year. Even though Ted is regarded as one of the best poker players, he has not won a bracelet for some years now. He was able to play at his best in 2014 and won against Phil Hellmuth and this was one of his best performances recently. Winning over Phil was a big achievement as Phil is the proud owner of 14 bracelets, which is no mean feat. Continue reading Forrest Hungry For More Poker Success

Regulations For Poker In Europe

If you thought that online poker rooms have it easy, that is not so.


In order to run legitimate operations there are several approvals that need to be taken by licensing authorities. This is the situation for PokerStars that has been on the mission to expand operations in the different European countries. PokerStars has recently launched its website in Portugal but it is yet to be operational. The launch has happened as was announced in the third quarter conference meeting that was held by Amaya Gaming, the parent company of PokerStars.

Portuguese regulations are holding back due to certain clearances that the online wagering and sport betting sections need. PokerStars is a company that believes in running legit operations in full compliance with country wide regulations. The company has ambitious plans for launching unique online poker events in their Portugal site. For instance, they are planning to have ring side events in this country website. Continue reading Regulations For Poker In Europe

Philly Casino takes another step in becoming a reality

Finally, a brand new casino in Philadelphia took another important step toward becoming a reality earlier this week after City Council Rules Committee gave preliminary approval without dissent for the plan at a public hearing that took place on Monday.
A vote on zoning is anticipated by 3rd Dec, as per The Philadelphia Tribune. The casino has already beat out a few other contestants for the state license. The Las Vegas-style new casino, to be named Live! Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, would be a part of SugarHouse Casino as the only casinos in city limits. There are 2 more casinos placed just outside Philadelphia.

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Martin Staszko: A Male Poker Player

He was born on the 22nd of June in the year 1976. Filferda is his nickname in the game. He is basically from Trinec Czech republic.

His present age is 38 years of age. This player is purely known for his playing and his game. He is the best known as the runner up of the main event at the 2011 World Series of the poker where he finished second to Pius Heinz. He lives in the industrial southern Silesia town of the Trinec country. He does not belong to a strong family baground his parents are Rudolf. His parents work in iron works and the Zofie who works as a Pharmacist. He was an athlete at his school time he was long jump athlete.

He unfortunately could not show his hard work and passion in this game but he had proved himself in the poker playing. Before starting with the poker he also played chess which by his side played an important role in playing the poker games according to him playing chess helped him stay on the table on for a long time and also have patients and winning spirit on. But later he understood that poker playing will be much beneficial and useful for him as in this game we don’t need hard work and we have huge earnings also. His things had been changed at this time he thought that poker playing is a piece of cake with much higher earnings. Continue reading Martin Staszko: A Male Poker Player

Hevad Khan straddles online and in live events to earn more while cementing his reputation

The genesis of poker player to virtual games that offer more versatility is an interesting trend in the continuum of this gambling game. It has seen the emergence of poker gurus who have proclivity to bring a final table down while enlarging their bankrolls.

However, players can perform outstandingly well online and in live events, the resume of Hevad Khan is a crystal clear demonstration of this. Khan’s strategic play imperceptibly involves multiple-tabling at different high-stakes events, this has been ascertained as he has played live on cameras. Apart from his quirky approach in online tournaments, he has also final tabled at the World Series of Poker. His flexibility in the game has enabled him to enlarge his bankroll into a million bucks.

Khan plays online under the screen name “RaiNKhaN”, he won the PokerStars.com Sunday Warm-Up buy-in where he bested a pool of 2,504 entrants to rake in $97,856. In 2007, he played at the World Series of Poker tournament placing 6th for $956,243. Continue reading Hevad Khan straddles online and in live events to earn more while cementing his reputation