The Nightly Turbo: WSOP Circuit Heads to Indiana, Doubles Poker Championship Preview, and More
You've stumbled across the Nightly Turbo. We're sure you've read it before, but if you're new around these here parts, you're about to find the day's top poker news stories, nicely packaged so you don't have to go wasting your time looking for them. We're sending you off into the weekend with a reminder that the second stop on the World Series of Poker Circuit is about to begin, a preview of the Doubles Poker Championship, and more.
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The World Series of Poker Circuit is hosting its second stop on the 2010-2011 schedule at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana in Elizabeth, Indiana. Everything kicks off October 2 with a $350 no-limit hold'em event. There are 10 events on the docket for the Circuit stop which runs through October 12. The $1,600 Main Event gets under way October 10 and on the line is the prize money (obviously), the coveted WSOP-Circuit gold ring, and a seat to the $1 million WSOPC National Championship that will take place in May 2011 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
The reigning champion of the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Circuit event is Gabriel Cook, a 33-year-old high school special education teacher who satellited his way into the event and turned that into over $92,000.
“We are very excited to be hosting our eighth Circuit Event here in Southern Indiana and are planning on this Circuit stop being one of the biggest we have had in years,” poker room manager and tournament director, Jimmy Allen said.
Check out the entire list of events and the rest of the WSOP-Circuit schedule at WSOP.com.
The Doubles Poker Championship is down to its final two preliminary matches. They will air on GSN on October 2. When all is said and done in these two matches, we'll know the final 16 players who will be advancing to the semifinals.
Since we're good at math, we can already give you the list of players who have accumulated the projected 35 points that are needed to advance. Drum roll please; Erick Lindgren, Johnny Chan, Phil Galfond, Annette Obrestad, Andrew Lichtenberger, Phil Gordon, Huck Seed, David Benyamine, Allen Cunningham, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Toto Leonidas, and Nick Schulman. That's 14 players if you were counting, meaning there are only two spots left, which causes quite the dilemma for the nine players who are still in contention.
Who will it be? Will PokerNews' Tony G send his opponents on their way on their bikes and sneak into one of those spots? Or will it be Carlos Mortensen or Erick Siedel who will get one of the spots?
You'll have to tune in to GSN Saturday night at 9 p.m. EDT to find out.
Macau Poker Cup Championship
The PokerStars Macau Poker Cup Championship has recently been announced. The event, which is the grand finale of Asia's premiere poker series, will take place at the Grand Lisboa Casino November 2 through 7. This is the second year for the tournament. Last year, 158 players entered the inaugural event and it was Devan Tang who bested the field, taking home HKD $727,600 in prize money.
"The growth and popularity of the Macau Poker Cup series has been nothing short of amazing in its short three-year history," Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Macau operations manager said. "The excitement over the Asia Player of the Year race is peaking and that will surely create a thrilling finish in November's MPCC."
The Main Event features a HKD $20,000 buy-in and has a HKD $3,500,000 guarantee. There are ten events on the six-day schedule that count towards Asia Player of the Year. Team PokerStars Pro Raymond Wu is currently sitting on top of that leaderboard. There is a HKD $50,000 six-handed High Roller event on the docket as well as the Tournament of Champions, which will pit Asia's best players against each other.
Recently, International Arts Management announced that its client, online gaming brand GR88.com, had acquired the international college and university marketing organization LifeOfSports.com. Life of Sports has been the dominant online gaming marketing brand for universities and colleges for the past six years and has over 63,000 members worldwide.
“Lifeofsports.com has co-ventured with some of the biggest gaming brands in the online industry, including Full Tilt, 888 and Poker.com,” CEO of IAM Corp Peter Karroll said.
GR88.com, pronounced "Great Eight" is the newest contender in the online poker industry. The company is licensed by Olympian Trading Limited and operates under Netherlands Antilles, Kahnawake, and Costa Rican gaming licenses. Life of Sports has provided over $100,000 in tuition for students all over the world. “LifeofSports is a natural fit for GR88 as both organizations understand the college and university markets and the importance as well as reach of that audience,” Chris Neville, president and founder of Lifeofsports.com said. "Since 2005, Lifeofsports.com has successfully worked with various university poker championships in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
If you're an Anthrax fan and you couldn't get your hands on some tickets for their latest tour, don't give up hope yet. Scott Ian and the band are rolling across the country in a UB-branded tour bus. What does that mean to you? Well, UB is giving away tickets to the show.
All you need to do is follow UB on Twitter and/or Facebook then, at 1 p.m. local time on the day of the show, you'll get a shot at answering a trivia question. You'll have 90 minutes to get the answer in and then cross your fingers your name gets drawn at random for the win.
There's also UB swag up for grabs, but you're going to have to check out the UB Blog to find out more on how to get it, and where the band is headed next.
Catchin Up with the Newbie
She's not a newbie on the poker scene, but she is a newbie to the PokerStars Team Pro roster. Gloria Balding caught up with the newly minted Team Pro, Liv Boeree to after her introduction to the Team by Daniel Negreanu.
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