Powerfest, last seen back in April, will return for its tenth edition at the end of this month.
While the room has not yet revealed the full schedule, as per the banner displayed on the homepage of the room’s website, Powerfest has been scheduled to return from July 28 to August 11 boasting over $27 million in guarantees.
So partypoker is in Las Vegas this year in a big way. They have just run their first ever MILLIONS event on US soil, and they hosted a star-studded player’s party just last night.
Maybe they’re all nursing hangovers, but we haven’t yet seen much coverage from these two events over at the Aria. Here’s really all we could scrabble together…
The Main Event is in the bag—PokerNews was on hand to report on the event which otherwise has mostly stayed off of social media. Tom Marchese was crowned the champion a few hours ago and took home a cool $1 million. But that’s about all we could work out… we’ve searched high and low for the entry numbers and we can’t find them. No data over on GPI. Friend of the 'fuse William Shillibier did a grand job with the live reporting, so read his reports on PN and Twitter for more.
Rob Yong, partner of partypoker parent company GVC, announced that the online poker room will be trying out a new incentive program that rewards players that start cash games and help keep them going.
Currently called the Table Starter Cashback program, partypoker is rewarding players at its 6-max cash game tables that play heads up or three-handed. The “good pros” as Yong calls them will receive double cashback points when playing shorthanded.
But be aware, in order to be eligible for the incentive program you must first opt-in in the client.
If all goes well during the month of July, expect to see the program extended to partypoker’s Fast Forward games, but don’t take our word for it, listen to Rob tell you himself.
Players at Run It Once Poker now have the ability to download hand histories for the hands they have played.
The online poker site founded by professional poker player Phil Galfond announced late last week that it was testing the new automatic hand history download feature and that “full access to all previous hand histories” would be available soon.
On Tuesday, the site announced via Twitter that historical hand histories can be requested from Customer Support by email.
🚨 Historical Hand Histories are now available! 🚨 To access historical HHs, please make a request to our support tea… https://t.co/h6vnRcX9na— Run It Once Poker (@RunItOncePoker) July 02, 2019
If you are wondering how to enable automatic downloads of your HHs, this Tweet might be helpful:
My Account -> Playing History -> Automatic Downloads -> Tick the ‘Enable Hand History downloads’ box. Your hand his… https://t.co/a2QmGigApu— Run It Once Poker (@RunItOncePoker) June 28, 2019
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.