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PokerGuru Weekly News Update 22-03-11
March 22, 2011, 11:23:23
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In this edition of the PokerGuru Weekly News Update you can read about the brand-new Aces Unlimited Poker Conquest and the Aces Unlimited Player of the Year 1 Lac prize, exciting PokerStars news and promotions, The Shark and IPRT present “India Poker Open”, Casino Royale 16 Lac Bad Beat Jackpot and Vivek Rajkumar’s back-to-back WPT Final tables.

 

Aces Unlimited Poker Conquest and the Aces Unlimited POY

The 4 Seasons of Poker Aces Unlimited Tournament Series will be kicking off with the Summer Edition from 18th-22nd May in Sol Poker Room, Pride Casino. The Poker Tournament Schedule features new and unique events catering to the full circle of Poker community Players, with a range of buy-ins from 5K to 25K:

18th May - 5K Freeze-Out + 1 Re-Entry (DeepStack Turbo)

Starting Stack: 10000 Chips   Starting Blinds: 25/50   Blind Levels: 7 Min.

1 Re-Entry is allowed only if the player is knocked out of the tournament, before the end of 9 Blind Levels.

19th May - 10K (7K+2K+1K) Bounty + Max Bounty

Starting Stack: 7500 Chips    Starting Blinds: 25/50   Blind Levels: 24 Min.

7K will be going to main Prize Pool. 2K will be given to each player who knocks out an opponent. 1K will go into a Prize Pool, which will be given to the Player who collects the maximum bounty. If there is a tie, the prize will be distributed accordingly.

20th May - 5K Rebuy + Addon

Starting Stack:3000 Chips   Rebuy Stack:3000 Chips   Addon Stack: 5000 Chips   Starting Blinds:25/50   Blind Levels:24 Min.

Rebuy period ends after 3 levels of play. Unlimited Rebuys can be taken during this period. Rebuys are permitted, only if you have starting stack or lesser or busted. Player has the option of buying a Double Rebuy, only if he loses all his/her chips.

Addon will be on offer for all players still in the tournament after the end of the Rebuy period.

21st May - 20K Freeze-Out (Main Event)

Starting Stack: 12500 Chips   Starting Blinds: 25/50   Blind Levels: 24 Min.

22nd May - 10K Shoot-Out

Starting Stack: 7500 Chips   Starting Blinds: 25/50    Blind Levels: 24 Min.

 

Aces Unlimited has also introduced a Player of the Year Contest, which will award the POY a cash prize of Rs. 100K! The POY contest starts May 2011 and ends in Feb 2012, over 4 events.

2011-2012 Aces Unlimited POY events schedule:

4 Seasons of Poker - Summer Edition

18th-22nd May, 2011    - Casino Pride, Goa

4 Seasons of Poker - Autumn Edition

17th-21st August, 2100 - Casino Pride, Goa

4 Seasons of Poker - Winter Edition

16th-20th Nov, 2011      - Casino Pride, Goa

4 Seasons of Poker - Spring Edition

22nd-26th Feb, 2012       - Casino Pride, Goa

 

 

PokerStars deals hand 60 Billion and $1,000,000 Guaranteed Sunday Storm

Road to 100 Billion

PokerStars is on its way to 100 Billion hands and they are celebrating every 10 billion hands with a milestone hands promotion. The first milestone is hand 60 Billion, which will be dealt before the month of March is over. During the 60 Billion hand promotion, players will be awarded close to $1,000,000 in prizes. To be a “Road to 100 Billion” winner, all you need to do is play on a cash game table and be dealt into a millionth hand (e.g. 59,902,000,000), and PokerStars will give you a cash prize that could be worth thousands of dollars. If you're lucky enough to win the sixty billionth hand, you will receive at least $60,000!

 

The $1,000,000 Guaranteed Sunday Storm

The PokerStars Sunday 1/4 Million has a new name - the Sunday Storm - and it’s re-launching with a huge one-time $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool on March 27th. You can buy-in directly for just $11, but there are also free-to-enter qualifiers running every hour, meaning you can win your seat for free. In addition, all players making their first real money deposit with the code ‘STORM’ will be credited with a ticket for entry into the Sunday Storm, along with the regular PokerStars 100% First Deposit Bonus up to $600. Don’t miss out on playing the first-ever Sunday Storm, and taking your share of the biggest guaranteed prize pool ever awarded for an $11 tournament. Play now>>>

 

The Shark and IPRT present "INDIA POKER OPEN"

The Shark and IPRT will be hosting their poker tournament series “India Poker Open” at Casino Carnival, Goafrom May 12th to May 15th. They have announced an exciting 4-day schedule:

5k No Limit Hold’em Rebuy - May 12th   - Starting chips: 3000, Re-buys: 3000, Top-up: 4000

10K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout - May 13th  - Starting chips: 10,000

MAIN EVENT 100K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout - May 14th - Starting chips: 15,000

15k Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout - May 15th - Starting chips: 10,000

The starting blinds and levels are:

May 12th (5k No Limit Hold’em Rebuy) - 25/50 and 30 minute levels
May 13th (10K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout) - 25/50 and 24 minute levels
May 14th (100K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout) - 25/50 and 30 minute levels
May 15th (15k Pot Limit Omaha Freezeout) - 25/50 and 24 minute levels

For the Main Event, there will be a special offer until April 1st: Sign-up for the 100K No Limit Hold’em Freezeout for only 90K!

 

Casino Royale Card Room Bad Beat Jackpot zooms past 16 lacs

The Royale Poker Room‘s steady action has increased the Bad Beat Jackpot to Rs. 16,19,510. No Limit Holdem tables with stakes Rs. 100-200 and Rs. 200-500 qualify for a shot at the Jackpot and the only requirement is that you lose with Aces full of Jacks or a better hand. In addition, there is a 10% payout for a Royal Straight Flush! Casino Royale’s Poker room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week giving you the opportunity to collect a massive Bad Beat payout anytime you want poker action!

 

Vivek Rajkumar’s back-to-back WPT Final tables

After his second place finish at the 2011 L.A. Poker Classic, Vivek Rajkumar had another chance at a second WPT title at the very next WPT tournament Bay 101 Shooting Star. This time Vivek finished in 4th place for $295,800 which brings his total career winnings to just over $4 million.

Final table results from the Bay 101 Shooting Star Main Event:

1st: Alan Sternberg - $1,039,000
2nd: Steven Kelly - $595,300
3rd: Mike Matusow - $369,800
4th: Vivek Rajkumar - $295,800
5th: Casey McCarrel - $221,800
6th: Mike Sexton - $148,000


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