Today is a very special day here at PokerNews HQ. We're not normally very sentimental around here, but our little baby is turning one! Today marks the one year anniversary of the Nightly Turbo. Hopefully, your game has improved since you don't have to go searching for the news anymore. OK, enough, let's get on with it. If you're planning your PokerStars European Poker Tour schedule, you might want to check out the latest stop that has been added. ESPN Inside Deal is back with Dennis Phillips, David Baker, and John Pappas to discuss, you guessed it, poker legalization, among other things. That's not all, but you know the drill, you'll have to read on to find out more.
In Case You Missed It
Adam Junglen sat down with us recently to discuss overplaying big pairs in tournaments. He recounts a hand he played in the 2010 World Series of Poker here.
Jared Vengrin recently won the Full Tilt Poker $750,000 Guarantee. In our latest Online Poker Spotlight, he tells us about the win, moving to Texas and more.
The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour Venice stop attracted the largest field in IPT history. Tamas Lendvai took top honors in the record-breaking tournament. Check out the recap for more.
Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan put another little notch in the "durrrr" Challenge. It was only a 36-minute session, however. Who came out on top? You'll have to read this.
ESPN's coverage of the 2010 World Series of Poker was back on Tuesday with the last of the non-Main Event coverage. Did you miss the Tournament of Champions episodes? As always, we didn't. Here's what you missed.
The Hills are Alive...
The PokerStars.net European Poker Tour has announced a new stop for the tour. It has been six years since the EPT stopped in Vienna, Austria, but that will change in the EPT's Season 7.
A five-day €5,300 buy-in Main Event with a guaranteed first-place prize of €500,000 has been scheduled for October 26 through 31. EPT Vienna will take place at the Concord Card Casino at the Kursalon.
“I am really looking forward to playing in an EPT event held in my new home town,” PokerStars Team Pro Johannes Steindl said. “I have been living in Vienna for three months and it is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. I’ll be playing my best game to try and take home the €500,000 guaranteed first prize!”
The first stop on the EPT kicks off next week in Tallinn, Estonia. Sign up for a PokerStars account today and qualify for your seat in one of the next stops on the tour.
ESPN's Inside Deal
ESPN's Inside Deal is back this week with Dennis Phillips joining Bernard Lee and Laura Lane in Bristol to discuss poker legalization, the Poker Player's Championship, poker sponsorship and more. John Pappas and David Baker also joined the show via telephone.
The World Poker Tour is headed to London and if you want to be there for the first televised WPT event in London, this weekend is your last chance to qualify for a seat on PartyPoker. The event will take place at the Palm Beach Casino in Mayfair from August 30 through September 4.
A variety of satellites are available on PartyPoker with freerolls and qualifiers starting as little as $1. The Main Event satellite will take place Sunday, August 8 at 14:15 EDT, and one in 20 players will win a $12,000 package that includes the $8,000 buy-in, $2,000 spending money, and seven nights in a luxury five-star hotel.
Sign up for a PartyPoker account today and win your way to London.
Not the Answer
On Monday, poker pro Matthew Casterella jumped off the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York. He survived the jump and walked away with only minor injuries. "He's pretty lucky," Matt Manza, a state police Investigator said. "I guess he just landed the right way."
According to reports, he stopped midway on the bridge, climbed over the railing and jumped. Luckily, Thruway Authority workers were there and Casterella was rescued immediately. No one knows for sure why he jumped, but many speculate that he had financial difficulties. Over the past five years, his poker earnings were more than $1.7 million with a first-place finish at the 2007 Borgata Winter Open, a ninth-place finish in the 2007 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond, and more recently, a fourth-place finish at the 2009 WPT Foxwoods Poker Classic.
Read more here.
Do You Love It?
In honor of the anniversary of the Nightly Turbo, we're going to leave you with a little video from this year's Aussie Millions. They love it. You love it. We love writing it for you. Now we're going to go eat some cake.