The Nightly Turbo: The Brunson 10's New Manager, ChipMeUp, and More
The boys of the Brunson 10 have a new den mother, some ChipMeUp news from the 2010 Aussie Millions, and more, all in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.
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The World Series of Poker has an off day during the Fourth of July. The Aussie Millions does not do the same for Australia Day, but Lynn Gilmartin snuck away from the Crown Casino and made her way to St. Kilda beach to check out what the locals are doing on their holiday.
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Lookin After the Brunson 10
Pamela Brunson has taken on the role of manager of the Brunson 10. She'll be responsible for handling PR requests and scheduling, as well as internal management of the Brunson 10.
Pam may have her hands full with the youngsters on the team. Zach Clark, Amit Makhija, Chris Moorman, and Dani Stern currently make up the team. Alec Torelli left the group recently to explore other opportunities. The remaining spots remain to be filled this year.
"Mark my words, 2010 will be the year of The Brunson 10. I'll be spending the next 11 months filling the remaining six spots with online poker players who've proven themselves. Thanks to the smartest people in the industry now on board at DoylesRoom.com to help, that task should be a really easy one," said Doyle Brunson.
Find out more at Gambling911.com.
Rushed Hold'em Manager
Full Tilt Poker introduced Rush Poker recently, and there have been mixed reviews. One thing's for sure, you play a lot of hands fast.
Popular tracking-software maker Hold'em Manager has released a new version that is compatible with the way Rush Poker works. We could sit here and explain to you why it didn't work before and what changed to make it work now, but we don't have the credentials to do that, so we'll let the company do it for us.
“Because of the nature of the new Full Tilt Rush Poker tables, we couldn’t use the traditional HUD (Heads-Up Display) approach. Instead, what we’ve done is designed a tool where you can inject your database stats on players directly into the Full Tilt notes feature," said a spokesperson from the company.
PokerNewsHeadlines.com has more.
The Calagary Flames Ambassadors and the Calgary Flames Hockey Club have raised $300,000 at their 5th Annual charity poker tournament recently for the Flames Foundation for Life.
In the past five years, the annual tournament has raised over $1.4 million. The Flames Foundation for Life dedicates money to education, medical research, and amateur sports and recreation.
The buy-in for the event was $650 and first place took home $5,000 in cash, four tickets to anywhere that West Jet flies, Flames playoff tickets, two Top Shelf Experience tickets, and a $7,500 ring. There were 350 players that entered the event and bragging rights went to Ken Carter.
We've said it before and we'll say it again, regardless of how they act at the table, poker players have the biggest hearts.
Read more about it here.
ChipMeUp Fantasy Poker Winner
Last year, ChipMeUp introduced the Fantasy Poker League competition. The competition was during the World Series of Poker and allowed ChipMeUp members to choose a team of players they thought would make the best of the WSOP.
There were two leagues in the competition. One won an Aussie Millions Main Event package and the other won a PokerNews Cup package.
ChipMeUp member Luke Abolins or "Resteal" had the winning combination for the Fantasy Poker League and was sent to Melbourne to play in the 2010 Aussie Millions. While in Melbourne waiting for Day 1c of the Main Event, he played the Bounty event and final-tabled it.
He has 50 percent of himself in the Main Event and the other 50 percent has been left over for the runners-up of the Fantasy League Competition.
ChipMeUp.com has more.