The Weekly Turbo: Tournaments Galore

Weekly Turbo

Too many tournaments can be overwhelming, but it's also entirely awesome for all you poker aficionados playing along. So, because information overload is occasionally good, here's the latest in poker.

The Winner's Circle

Alejandro Vazquez Gomez

Alejandro Vazquez Gomez walked away with the most money and the trophy after the 2017 888Live Poker Festival Barcelona €200+20 Opening Event. The event ended in a nine-way ICM deal.

"LebleuPetit" won the $5,200 buy-in Powerfest event at partypoker and banked a cool $248,983.

Matt Salsberg and Fredrick Arni made a deal at Commerce that saw each bank over $160,000 in the 2017 California State Poker Championship $1,100 Main Event. Salsberg also walks away with a $10,000 L.A. Poker Classic seat.

“meks2410” hit a full house in PokerStars' $1 million Spin & Go tournament to take the win and to become the second PokerStars millionaire.

Joe McKeehen wins again. The former world champ took down the Parx Big Stax XXI 1100 for $106,126.

Catalin Pop, who already emerged victorious in the 531-entry strong 888Live Rozvadov Main Event in February, defeated Fraser MacIntyre heads up to claim the trophy and lion's share of the €134,400 prize pool worth €40,000.

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The Game Changers

Ty Stewart

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart responded to WSOP changes, proclaiming that this year could be the best yet.

Poker Central has acquired the global television and digital media rights for the World Series of Poker. The company will oversee televised coverage and original episodes throughout the year. One big change is that WSOP will crown its winner in July.

Garry Gates has moved into a new role with PokerStars as senior consultant of player affairs for PokerStars Live, and his first move is to roll back the payout structure after overwhelming player requests.

Partypoker organized a $25,500 Super High Roller with a $2 million guarantee that would give all the associated fees to charity.

Severin Rasset, director of poker innovation and operations for PokerStars, announced today in a blog post a new rewards program for the world's biggest online poker site. Called Stars Rewards, the program launches in Denmark next week.

partypoker is introducing a new loyalty scheme May 22 which pays out up to 40 percent rakeback every week.

The WSOP Circuit schedule has been released with new venues in Florida and California.

Big names are heading to Barcelona for the upcoming €2,200 High Roller and the Main Event of the 2017 888Live Festival Barcelona.

Poker pro Dara O’Kearney offers advice on buying action, swapping and surviving the long WSOP grind.

Currently in Canada: The partypoker MILLION North America Main Event prize pool, CA$5,709,750, topped the former record held by WPT North American Poker Championship.

Leering... er, looking at cultural references to strip poker over the decades.

Partypoker announced its U.K. Championship Series is May 21 through May 28 and guarantees more than $200,000.

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, which will be commemorated with a 10 month celebration with special guests and monthly prizes through February 2018.

These top gun tourneys could make you a top gun at Merit Poker.

In just a few days, the PokerStars Festival Chile kicks off at Casino Enjoy Viña del Mar for 21 events over the course of eight days from May 20-31.

What's in store for players and fans at the 2017 WSOP? Find out more about four big changes coming to the series.

The 2017 PokerStars Championship Sochi is just around the corner at the Sochi Casino and Resort on May 20-31.

In case you missed the Playground Poker Spring Classic.

All 56 player names are out (except one businessman) for the Super High Roller Bowl. So it's time for an update.

Sam Grafton climbs to eighth in the U.K. online poker rankings following a string of impressive results.

Have you got what it takes to become part of 888poker's 8-Team?

Bryn Kenney still leads for GPI Player of the Year; Nick Petrangelo remains overall rankings leader.

Make it 2020 for Resorts World Las Vegas, being built on the northern Strip on the old Stardust site. This and more in this week's Inside Gaming.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson

Daniel Negreanu reviews an old High Stakes Poker battle with Doyle Brunson for a $352,700 pot.

No November Nine means no more coaching or simulations for players making this year's WSOP Main Event final table.

PokerNews readers have until June 4 to score as many hat tricks as they can at bet365.

With the WSOP only two weeks away, here are some more ways to add needed aggression to your seven-card stud game.

Splashing around in position in tournaments gives you a chance to capitalize on others' errors.

Before you even make a deposit, get 15 free spins to play Starburst.

Accurate bet sizing based on your opponents' ranges and tendencies will extract optimum EV.

Climb the weekly leaderboards at TigerGaming and you can win a share of $20,000.

Win the 2017 WSOP Main Event after qualifying via 888poker and get $10 million.

Down to three and in the money of a single-table sit & go — learn how best to go for the win!

Turn your deposit into a 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event package.

Play Day 1s online or live at Dusk Til Dawn and other partner casinos in the U.K. and Ireland in the £1 million guaranteed Grand Prix, which heads to DTD in June.

You're the chip leader on the money bubble. Play or fold with 10-2?

Four Main Events will cap off the biggest Powerfest ever at partypoker on May 21.

Win the 2017 WSOP Main Event after qualifying via 888poker and get $10 million.

Aggression met with aggression: A hand that started out with plans for a triple-barrel bluff ended with a fold on the flop.

The partypoker MILLION Germany Main Event at King's Casino guarantees a €1 million prize pool. Get involved.

Check Tape

Matt Glantz

Only by calling the clock do you find out that Matt Glantz most wants to fight Olivier Busquet. Solely for the challenge, obviously.

Remko Rinkema came back to the PokerNews Podcast to talk Poker Central and Super High Roller Bowl.

PN Blogging Excerpts

Tennis: John McEnroe and Ilie Nastase

"With the much more refined and stringent Code of Conduct in tennis today, misbehavior at the professional level has become a rarity. It can be the same way in poker."

"So it was only fitting that we were in the Bellagio poker room when I received an email notifying me that I had been selected to be on the inaugural show for POTS!"

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