It's a brand new week, so put all those bad beats behind you and catch up on what you've been missing. The World Series of Poker has released the Circuit schedule, Tom Dwan made an appearance on the Poker Show, and if you missed the PokerStars party last night, well, you missed out. We're just leaving it at that.
In Case You Missed It
If you were too busy partying with Snoop Dogg yesterday you may have missed the Sunday tournaments. We've got the results though and you can find them in the Sunday Briefing.
The World Poker Tour held a press conference over the weekend to announce some changes coming to Season IX. Kimberly Lansing is coming back to WPT and you can find more about it here.
WSOP-C Schedule 2010-2011
If you missed this year's World Series of Poker, you should probably start making plans to get to Las Vegas for the 2011 WSOP. One way to get there, is by winning a World Series of Poker Circuit event. Lucky for you, you can start planning today, the 2010-2011 WSOP-C schedule has just been released. There will be 12 stops on the Circuit this season, with the first one kicking off rather soon, August 19 at Horseshoe Council Bluffs in Iowa.
There have been a few changes made to the format as well:
- There will be a cumulative rankings system throughout the season, awarding points for each WSOP-C "Ring" open event.
- 100 players will qualify through the rankings system to play in a season-ending national championship tournament
- There will be four regional WSOP-C championships with a $10,000 buy-in event plus two hours of national television coverage per stop.
- Structures and pay outs at all events will be standardized and the Main Events, outside of the four regional championships, will see the buy-in lowered to $1,500.
"We recognized the WSOP Circuit Events needed a shot in the arm, and we believe we’ve responded with steroids,” WSOP Vice PresidentTy Stewart said. “The new model is exactly what the WSOP is all about, giving poker players of all bankrolls the chance for compete for the kind of fame, fortune and respect that comes only with a WSOP bracelet and a national television audience.“
Find the entire schedule at WSOP.com.
Dwan on the Poker Show
In the latest episode of the Poker Show, Jesse May caught up with Tom "durrrr" Dwan at the 2010 World Series of Poker. The two chatted in Dwan's trailer just outside the Rio Convention Center.
He regrets not being able to play a lot of cash games in the past five weeks, talks about upping the odds for next year's bracelet bets, and more.
You can find the interview here.
Partying with Snoop
Last year, Nelly blew the roof off of Rain Nightclub inside the Palms Hotel and Casino at the PokerStars party. The PokerStars North American Poker Tour Venetian launch party had T-Pain rockin the mic. How do you top these amazing acts? You bring inSnoop Dogg.
Poker players and poker media alike are probably having rough day today down at the Rio after the PokerStars party last night. Rain Nightclub was jam-packed with players, media, and tournament staff, all making the most of their Sunday off from the World Series of Poker. This is definitely the one party you don't want to miss. If you couldn't make it, our video from the party will almost make you feel like you're there - almost. It should be up soon, so check the video page for it.
Photos from the party can be seen at the PokerStars Blog.
The rumors that Betfair Poker will be making the move to the Ongame Network have been confirmed. Betfair will complete the move by the end of this month and looks to control the fall in its liquidity.
“Betfair is doing something which is not done in the offline world, and is famous for being an innovative and driven company, and we want partners on the network like that, who are seeing possibilities, exploring new things," Ongame head Martin Lerby said.
Read more at EGRMagazine.com.
Calling the Clock: Trishelle Canatella
Lynn Gilmartin called the clock on Trishelle Canatella on break of the World Series of Poker Main Event. Find out who she learned the most about poker from, how long it took her to build a bankroll, and more.