Monday, June 23, 2008

PSO WSOP freeroll

Congrats to Windbreaker a.k.a. Inheritance on Absolute for taking down the main event seat. He battled back from T165 or 2 BBs to win the tournament which is a huge achievement. I will out him also as the biggest luck box in the tournament because he had the uncanny ability to suck out on everyone!

Gold999 also deserves a shout out for getting 2nd and taking down $1,000 in the chop.

I bombed out 18/35 when I tried to out think a terrible calling station and ended up out thinking myself into a terrible position where I had to call for pot odds after I got to short. Chalk up the mistake to rust and I'll get over it. I still have a ticket to the $75k guaranteed on Cake that I will use one of these Sundays. Last Sunday had about 10k in overlay but I just wasn't feeling it as I got home 8 mins before the kickoff and didn't want to force it.

I know this wasn't much of an update as my new website venture is taking up most of my spare time.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Online Poker Bonuses

Here are now millions of players around the world that have made online poker one of their favorite forms of entertainment. The number of poker rooms available to players has also continued to grow by leaps and bounds. The players are reaping the benefits of this increased competition as the poker rooms are now giving more and more back to the players. The poker sites are offering bigger and better online poker bonuses, better promotions for current players, and an expanded selection of games. In this article we will explore the sign up bonuses offered by some of the top online poker rooms. The card rooms that we will discuss are PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Party Poker, and Cake Poker.

Poker Stars has always been on the cutting edge of online poker technology, dating back to their beta testing period. Unlike some of the other poker sites, PokerStars did not rush their software to market. They had an extended beta testing period in which the team was able to work out many of the kinks before the real money tables were opened for business. All of this patience and hard work has helped Poker Stars to become the largest poker room in the world. With the Poker Stars marketing code PAWSUB443 new players can get both a cash bonus plus entry into special freerolls. The amount of the cash bonus is $50, and the freerolls can have prize pools that will sometimes top $12,000. These freerolls are put on by Poker News, and players using our marketing code will be eligible for these freerolls.

Full Tilt Poker is now the second largest poker site, trailing only Poker Stars. One of the main reasons for the success of Full Tilt is their large sign up-bonus. New players can enter the Full Tilt referral code ZZBONUS in order to get up to a $600 bonus on their first deposit. The bonus is 100% match, meaning will match your first deposit dollar for dollar. Another big reason for the success of Full tilt is their impressive team of poker pros who help to promote the site. The name of the top of that list is Phil Ivey, considered by most to the best poker player in the world today. Some of the other Full Tilt pros are Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Mike Matusow, Allen Cunningham, and Gus Hansen.

Party Poker was once the biggest card room on the planet, but they have now slipped to third due to the fact that they no longer allow US players to sit at the real money tables. Party Poker is still the favorite of non-US players, and for good reason. They have a huge selection of tables, tournaments running around the clock, and great promotions for new and existing players. New players to the site can use the PartyPoker bonus code CARDBONUS to claim a 120% up to $200 bonus. is also known to offer frequent reload bonuses for their existing players.

Cake Poker is one of the newest brands to surface on online poker’s Top 10 list. Cake Poker has aggressively promoted their brand to new players, and they have also gone out of their way to take care of their existing players. The Cake Poker sign up code EZBONUS will get new players the best bonus. This code is good for a 100% match bonus on your first deposit, up to a maximum of $500. This bonus can be used at any of the real money tables, and is gradually released into your account as you continue to play more hands on


Friday, June 13, 2008

WSOP Bracelets

I was looking for a reason to post today and I woke up and saw that Daniel Negreanu won his 4th WSOP bracelet this morning. A good ol' Canadian Boy! I also read that DN made more money in prop bets than the actual 1st place prize money of $200,000. Phil Ivey and Daniel bet on who would win their next WSOP bracelet first and DN took it down.

Another interesting fact is that the last three WSOP winners are associated and instruct at poker training sites. Mike Matusow, Vanessa Selbst, and Daniel Negreanu.
This make me think that there is a lot to learn from these players and training sites.

We shouldn't think we know it all about anything in life and especially poker. We could all use some extra help fine tuning our games.