After delivering a highly powerful analysis tools for years, the PokerRanger team recently updated their software to a brand-new iteration, including a large range of features from their users’ wishes.
Back in 2013, a new poker analysis tool hit the market, taking the strategic breakdown of poker hands to a whole new level by providing players with a huge range of features to pick apart spots and ranges.
After almost eight years, the PokerRanger team now released a new iteration of their software, implementing a vast range of new features and tools directly from user feedback to further enhance the breakdown capabilities of one of the most powerful analysis tools out there.
Apart from covering most of the features of other tools like (Power) Equilab, Flopzilla (Pro), Combonator and partly even CardrunnersEV, many additional features have now found their way into PokerRanger 2, providing players with one of the most complete tools out there to dive into range management and expected value analysis. Furthermore, the team is looking to continue improving PokerRanger 2, now even more frequent than in the past, just recently adding a new unique feature most other poker analysis tools don’t offer: a new Dark Mode to help put less strain on your eyes when stuying late at night.
Check out PokerRanger 2 with a free trial
If you would like to see what PokerRanger 2 has to offer, you can check out the software with a free trial of 21 days, enabling you to test out all the features provided to see how exactly and to what extent they can help to improve your own game. The free trial comes with no strings attached and you’ll have the full functionality of PokerRanger 2 at your disposal for three weeks.
Afterwards, if you’re convinced, you can then choose one of three subscription plans that best suits your needs, with two of the longer plans currently being offered with an early bird discount up until February 14, 2021:
1 Month: €8.99
3 Months: €23.97€15.98
12 Months: €83.88€69.90
What’s offered in PokerRanger 2?
You can find the full range of features provided in PokerRanger 2 below, with the following video offering a brief introduction to the software by the development team:
The team is highly dedicated to providing players with as much assistance as possible to understand and utilise all the capabilities of PokerRanger 2. So make sure to check out the official support thread in our forum or the PokerRanger 2 website if you want to dive deeper into the software.
Online poker went live in Michigan in January of 2021, and it was only with one operator, PokerStars Michigan. Other licensed companies launched online casinos and sportsbooks, but they held back on the poker segment to begin with.
This development could well have prompted other stakeholders to move their online poker plans up. WSOP.com is one: While the final launch date for WSOP MI is still up in the air, as the company is currently focused more on going live in Pennsylvania before the summer, it might not be too long of a wait.
WSOP is one of the largest and best-known brands in the poker world and the name behind the largest yearly tournament series taking place in Las Vegas and (as of late) online. The company will certainly want to establish a foothold in Michigan.
On this page, we bring answers and predictions for the launch of WSOP.com in Michigan. Some of the information is based off of what we know about the two rooms currently in operation, namely WSOP Nevada and WSOP NJ, and we will make sure to update the information here as we obtain it.
When will WSOP MI go live?
There is no definitive date for the launch of WSOP Michigan. The operator is currently divided between several fronts, putting a lot of effort towards the launch in Pennsylvania. A realistic timeframe would be a few months, but it is possible the operator moves the launch date up and surprises MI players. The operator seems set on launching before the end of 2021.
Do I have to be physically present in the state to access WSOP Michigan?
You need to be within the state borders to play for real money at WSOP MI. This is one feature that all US regulated sites have in common and there is no reason to think that things will be any different when WSOP.com launches in Michigan.
The operator uses geolocation to make sure players adhere to this rule, and trying to bypass it is grounds for having your account closed. Also worth noting is that the minimum age limit to legally play on WSOP.com is 21.
Will WSOP.com Michigan combine player pools with other states?
Creating interstate online poker compacts is currently work in progress, not just for WSOP but for poker operators in the US in general. WSOP.com aims to offer combined player pools at some point, but it is difficult to say when and if this will happen.
Right now, there is an ongoing battle with regards to the Wire Act interpretation and if it should apply to online poker. Things are currently looking good for poker players and operators, and if the trend continues, we will start to see more rooms combining their pools across states.
Since WSOP MI is set to launch later this year, it is not impossible that there will be more clarity on the matter by that time. So, in theory, the room might have combined pools from the get-go, although it is likelier that they will kick off catering to Michigan players only and potentially expanding later.
What kind of a welcome offer will there be for new players?
Looking at what the room offers at New Jersey and Nevada, players from Michigan are probably looking at a 100% welcome bonus up to the maximum of $1000.
Like most poker bonuses, you will not receive the full amount immediately, but you will need to unlock it by playing real money cash games and tournaments and gathering Action Player Points (APPs). The bonus is released as follows:
The initial $10 releases at the rate of $1 for every 10 APPs
You will unlock the next $50 by receiving $5 for every 50 APPs
The rest of the bonus releases at the rate of $10 for every 100 APPs
The timeframe to release the bonus is usually 60 days, so there is plenty of time to do it. Action Player Points are awarded based on the rake generated, as follows:
2 APPs for $1 paid in cash games (based on contributed rake)
2 APPs for every $1 paid in tournament fees
Will there any other rewards offered by WSOP MI?
WSOP Michigan will very likely feature their simple but rather generous Poker Rewards program. Action Player Points that you gather by playing real money games can be used for more than just to unlock bonuses.
These points can be turned into real money when you convert them to WSOP Points. The number of WSOP Points you can get from your APPs depends on your loyalty level:
Bronze: Achieve 200+ APPs in a month and get 4x WSOP Points’ multiplier.
Elite: Gather 1500+ APPs and enjoy 12.5x multiplier.
Champions Club: Based on the yearly number of points. Achieve 20,000 or more and get to the maximum multiplier of 16x.
You can exchange WSOP Points for cash on your account. The process is very simple and you can redeem the points at the rate of $1 for 100 WSOP Points. The minimum number of points you can convert is 1000.
What deposit methods will be available for WSOP Michigan players?
WSOP offers a good variety of deposit options for the players in other states, and it is likely that Michigan players will have access to the same or at least very similar array of deposit methods, which includes:
Some of these options have been thoroughly tried and tested by players, and PayPal and ACH seem to be top picks. Of course, in-person deposits are always a good option if you happen to find yourself in the vicinity of the actual property.
Credit and debit cards are always touch-and-go in the US. Despite the fact the sites have licenses to offer online poker games, many banks still block gambling-related transactions by default, so there is no guarantee your card will work with WSOP MI.
Does WSOP have a land-based partner in Michigan?
WSOP still does not have a land-based partner casino in the state of Michigan, which is a crucial step in the process. Before they launch, they will either need to find a partner in the state or wait for interstate compacts to become available.
What cash games will WSOP MI offer?
The most popular game offered at WSOP.com is No Limit Hold’em, with stakes going up to $25/$50. Other available cash game tables include Pot Limit Omaha and Omaha 8, as well as some stud games.
The bulk of action happens at NLHE and PLO tables, though, and this trend is likely to keep at WSOP MI as well. If you prefer other variations, the action is usually scarce and mostly found at lower limits.
Will WSOP.com MI offer BLAST poker tournaments?
WSOP Michigan will likely offer BLAST games. These are four-handed sit and go tournaments featuring the hyper-turbo structure and offering a chance to fight for the prize that can go as high as 10,000x your buy-in.
This is an exciting format, not just because of the jackpot potential, but also because there is a timer set for every game. Once the time runs out, all players are forced to go all in every hand until there is just one player remaining holding all the chips.
Does WSOP offer any form of fast-fold poker?
There are no fast-fold tables of any sort currently available at WSOP.com. This may change by the time WSOP MI is ready to launch, but at this point in time, the room does not offer any quick fold variations.
Is WSOP.com software any good?
While there are better online platforms out there, WSOP.com has done a fine job with the desktop software. The company is not too keen on implementing regular updates, but the fact is that WSOP.com offers a nice design and a good range of options to personalize your playing experience.
There are a few different deck designs on offer and a solid selection of avatars to choose from. The actual play interface is fairly simple but it is clean and easy to use.
The plan is to roll out Poker 8 in Pennsylvania first and then move to other states. Depending on when WSOP Michigan goes live, players might have the privilege to play on the new platform from day one.
Will I be able to play WSOP Michigan from my phone?
Right now, WSOP.com offers mobile apps for Android and iOS devices, so Michigan players wanting to play from their phones and tablets should experience no problems. The current app does come with certain limitations, though. For example, you can only play one table at any given moment.
This problem, as well as many other smaller issues, should go away with the launch of the Poker 8 platform, as it will cover the mobile segment as well.
Put on your sceptical hat for this, but a newspaper is claiming that former Everton star Thomas Gravesen is one of the biggest winners in poker.
The Daily Star wrote that the Danish midfielder had won over $100 million playing poker since retiring from football and moving to the United States.
At this stage it would be remiss of us to point out that the Daily Star in the UK is not exactly a Pulitzer winning publication. Also, mainstream media tend to get turnover and profit gravely mixed up in these stories.
There are, however, rumours abound in poker that some of the biggest games and therefore biggest winners in poker are from the private games enjoyed by the rich and famous where most professionals are not allowed. Indeed, there is credible evidence to suggest that Rick Salomon and Tobey Maguire are two of the biggest winners in poker history from such games.
The article also claims that Gravesen lost $54 million in a single heads-up session in Vegas. That actually has some secondary evidence to be found, as five years ago somebody made the same claim on 2+2. They also said Gravesen was up $80 million at the time.
So it seems clear that Gravesen plays high stakes games and possibly has been a winner in them. However, it is probably better to wait for some respected players in the industry to confirm he is the real deal before we pay too much attention to the $100 million winner claims.
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He outlined the company’s specific expansion plans for 2021 with a launch in Pennsylvania as the top priority, with the goal of going live this side of the WSOP summer festival. The WSOP.com client in the Keystone State is slated to feature the Poker 8 software when it goes live. 888 also plans to go live with Michigan online poker as their next key market.
888 hopes WSOP.com will go live in Pennsylvania with Poker 8
Will then deploy to Nevada and New Jersey
888 and WSOP are also eyeing Michigan launch
888’s Long Partnership with the WSOP in the United States
The partnership of 888 and CIE dates all the way back to 2013 when the WSOP.com online platform was launched in Nevada. One year later, 888 became the official sponsor of the WSOP live festival in Las Vegas, a role it has retained ever since.
888 is also the software provider for the WSOP client in New Jersey online poker, as well as the three racinos in Delaware. During all these years of operating on the US market, the overall design of the software has barely changed. As a result, the major upgrade has been long-awaited and sought-after among players.
The trio of states represents the only cross-border liquidity sharing pool in the US right now. Cash game liquidity is shared but players based in Delaware are excluded from participation in the WSOP Online Bracelet and Circuit Events.
With the planned launch in Pennsylvania, the cross-border network could grow further and provide a significant traffic boost. However, this would require that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) joining the Multi-State Internet Gaming Agreement (MSIGA). The same hurdle applies to all other potential states, including Michigan.
Major Upgrade to Desktop and Mobile Experience
But what makes the Poker 8 software such a big step forward compared to the current WSOP.com client? Pokerfuse takes a closer look at the client, which rolled out to global dot-com player pool in late 2020.
First and foremost, Poker 8 represents a tremendous overhaul for the overall design. It is the biggest leap forward in several years for the 888poker software client. What may have felt cramped in the previous layout has received a much cleaner and more modern look and feel in general.
The existing two-tab system has been replaced entirely and all different game types remain separated distinctively. The navigation bar has moved from the top of the main poker lobby to the left-hand side. Included in the fresh look are symbols for each specific compartments, which portray a more visual appeal compared to the previous monotone design.
The beginner’s lobby, players will find eight different quick launch tables for various formats in a modern and sleek design.
The Blast and SNAP lobbies showcase all available limits for the Fast-Fold cash game variant and jackpot SNG variant, respectively.
Perhaps the biggest visual improvement in the lobby design of the global Poker 8 software has been made with the entirely separate and dedicated cash game lobby. The navigation bar includes the available game types, stakes, table limit, and type. By clicking on each symbol, players can include or exclude the respective quick launch tables.
888 has moved the filter from below the main tournament lobby to a more distinctive filter system with a search function above all available tournaments. Players can select by game variant, category, buy-in, speed, and type with a simple click.
For each respective tournament, the lobby has received a fresh new look, and six different tabs showcase all required details. When moving between tabs, an instant swipe effect takes place.
The new layout of the SNG lobby is very similar to the fresh design of the main tournament overview. Three separate compartments are shown in the navigation bar on top including the game type, the buy-in, and the number of players. 888 has retained the same individual lobby design with six tabs for SNG as well.
Perhaps the most vital improvement for the tournament functionality itself will become available when Poker 8 goes live in the regulated US markets. So far, the WSOP.com desktop client in Nevada and New Jersey cannot run multi-flight tournaments. This will be possible in the new Poker 8 client, which opens the door for bigger guarantees going forward.
New Mobile Client for Android and iOS Also Expected in US Markets
A fresh look and slick design across the entire client showcases the complete overhaul. The most notable visual change is the newly implemented portrait mode. Also included in the new mobile client are the same quick launch tables for all game types after log-in.
In terms of existing limitations and functionality, players are no longer limited to just one table at a time. The new Poker 8 mobile app allows for up to four tables at the same time.
Furthermore, Pot-Limit Omaha has become available recently for the global pool in the 8.4 mobile version. Until now, this is not the case in the WSOP.com client in Nevada and New Jersey. Four card aficionados are unable to participate in WSOP Online Bracelet and Online Circuit Events for PLO tournaments on the mobile client and have to rely on the desktop client instead.
Once 888, in partnership with WSOP.com, launches in Pennsylvania, the Poker 8 client for desktop and mobile is expected to become available in other regulated states soon after. Michigan was specifically mentioned by Sherman as the next key market.
They are then expected to provide Poker 8 for the WSOP.com client in Nevada and New Jersey in quick succession. A further expansion in more regulated states may also be on the horizon after the favorable developments in 2021 thus far.
If everything goes as planned, the Poker 8 software will become available until the summer in Pennsylvania. This may very well be in time for poker enthusiasts in the Keystone Stone to participate in WSOP Online Bracelet Events.
GGPoker, the flagship skin on the GGPoker Network, has obtained a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission for online gambling services.
The growing online poker room has moved all players on its “dot-com” skin over to this new license. This includes players from Canada, South and Central America, and Asia.
“GGPoker’s acquisition of a license issued by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission is part of our continuous licensing-optimization efforts,” said Paul Burke, General Manager of NSUS Limited, parent company of GGPoker.
“It is another step towards better serving and protecting all GGPoker players, by acquiring a tier-1 license for our ggpoker.com player base,” he went on to say. “We have very strong player protection measures in place, especially for player funds, and acquiring this tier-1 license is further evidence of our commitment to such efforts.”
Poker Fraud Alert Radio – 02/12/2021 – The Terrence and Mike Twitter Show
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This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by our own @FiveByFive! While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel looks at five different types of hands we might find ourselves with in the big blind when we see a monotone flop and it checks through to the turn.
Ep 245 – REC Room: HUD and Hand Review – Jim and Matt
Once a month a Premium member goes one-on-one with a member of the RECing Crew to break down a hand, talk strategy, or discuss how to otherwise get the most out of their poker experience! Email [email protected] if there’s a member of the RECing Crew that YOU’D like to connect with, and we’ll try to match you up! In this episode, we come back to part two of Jim and Matt in the REC Room, looking at the RecPoker HUD and reviewing some hands in PokerTracker4. We talk about HUDs at the beginning so the video version of this podcast will be more informative than the audio version – Sign up for a free Community account at rec.poker to watch the video versions of all our podcasts – and a lot more!
February 12th, 2021 – Heads-Up Battles, Betting Controversies and Strategy
On this episode of the Tournament Poker Edge Podcast, Clayton wraps up the heads up battle between Daniel and Doug, discusses the betting controversy between Timex and Terrence Chan, answers a viewer tweet and of course gets in to some strategy.
#117 Greg Vail: Red Chip Poker Coach and Author of SCOOP! Winning High Low Concepts for the Hold’em Mind
Today’s guest on the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast is the author of SCOOP! Winning High Low Concepts for the Hold’em Mind volumes 1, 2, & 3 Greg Vail.Greg’s a Red Chip Poker Coach and cash game pro who specializes in the world of Big O and Omaha Hi-Lo.Greg’s poker career is split into two acts: The first act was from 2005-2010.
PokerNews Podcast: Doug Polk Discusses Win Against Negreanu; Interview w/ Scott Stewart
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jeff Platt bring you all the latest news and highlights from the poker world. That includes talking to guest Doug Polk about defeating Daniel Negreanu in their highly-publicized heads-up duel. He shares thoughts on Negreanu’s play and tanking, explains some side action and coaching details, offers a take on how he sees himself as a HUNL player in today’s poker world, and tells listeners what’s next for him. In addition, they interview five-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Scott Stewart about his recent win in the bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open $2,000 Main Event, good for $177,817. Toss in stories about GGPoker applying for a Pennsylvania license, Twitter PokerShares drama between Terrence Chan and Mike “Timex” McDonald, Johnny Oshana winning the MSPT Poker Bowl V, and Sami Kelopuro taking down a hattrick of big buy-in online events in a single day, and it’s another great show of the PokerNews Podcast.
GPInterview – Matt Salsberg – Episode 4 – GPITHM Poker Podcast Network
On today’s pod, we welcome Matt Salsberg for his GPInterview. Matt reveals some very personal news on a recent health issue, reminisces about his WPT poker successes so far on the circuit and talks about life as a Hollywood writer and producer.
Whether you’re a seasoned player or just getting started, your biggest leaks at the table come from emotional decision making. Do you bring awareness and intention to every hand? Or do you make automatic plays based on your subconscious habits? Know the science. Know the numbers. Balance with logic. And catch yourself before you punt off your stack again! Your emotional leaks could be holding you back and costing your bankroll over time… In this episode, Peter Clarke, long-time online cash game coach and author of Poker Therapy, shares how he stays ahead of the game—by taking a philosophical and rational approach to solver GTO strategy. Click play to learn more! Click here to get the full show notes and resources from this week’s episode
Doug Polk Joins the Show To Discuss Beating Negreanu for $1.2 Million
Lance Bradley and Donnie Peters return for a new episode of The Fives Poker Podcast, and this time the two are joined by a very special guest. Doug Polk stops by to discuss his challenge with Daniel Negreanu, winning $1.2 million, and what’s next for him.
On episode #24 of the CardsChat podcast we have the pleasure of welcoming Eli Elezra. A 4x WSOP bracelet winner and WPT title winner, Eli is best known as a high stakes cash game player and TV poker personality over the last three decades. Away from the felt, Eli has led a legendary life growing up in Israel and serving in the IDF’s Golani Brigade, and has had incredible adventures on fishing boats and driving taxis in Alaska before moving to Las Vegas. On this episode, we’ll get to know Eli Elezra the family man, the businessman, and the poker legend a little better.
#116 Kenny Hallaert: Belgian Crusher with over $11mil in career earnings, including 2016 WSOP ME Final Table
Kenny (SpaceyFCB) Hallaert has cashed for over $10 million in his live and online poker careers combined.Even though he has yet to take down the elusive major live tournament, it’s easy to say he’s seen way more than his fair share of success on the green felt.
The best way you can gain a competitive advantage over your opponents is to improve your studying. James and Chris give their take on what effective study in poker looks like. They discuss how to make studying more enjoyable, and how to make goals for your study sessions.
Tactical Tuesday #13: Facing an Exotic Line with an Overpair & Maximizing Profit vs. Fishies
Tactical Tuesday goes back to its roots on this week’s episode with a pair of hand breakdowns brought to you by Coach Brad and his student Jon. The first hand comes from a recent $5/$10 session on Ignition where Jon faces an unexpected turn donk in a 3bet pot. The second hand is one posted in the hand history review section of Greatness Village by one of Coach Thomas’ students. If you’d like to potentially get one of your hands reviewed by Coach Brad on Tactical Tuesday sign up for the VIP Newsletter at: https://chasingpokergreatness.com/VIP Going VIP will also get you access to Poker Power Hour, a weekly group coaching session hosted by the coaches of Greatness Village.
First Flag – David Lappin – Episode 13- GPITHM Podcast Network
Roland is joined by Unibet Ambassador David Lappin on today’s First Flag. The GPI Global Poker Award winner talks about the Dutch flag he captured in 2007 and reveals which flag remains the most important one he’s collected in his career.
Ryan Laplante joins us from his training site Learn Pro Poker to talk about playing live again in the pandemic era, what kind of tells he looks for in villains, and we go over a hand where Ryan soul-reads a foe to make a killer river call!
The Chip Race – Season 14 Episode 4 – Ana Marquez Ryan Fee Martin Jacobson Roland Boothby
What a show we have for you this week as we welcome high stakes crusher and Upswing Poker founder Ryan Fee. We sit down with one of Spain’s greatest ever players, online and live beast Ana Marquez. We’ve got strategy with a WSOPMAINEVENT champion as Martin Jacobson talks is through his most controversial ever spot, a hand versus Doug Polk from the ‘One Drop’ final table. Roland Boothby is here to discuss the GPI/THM’s new podcast network, including his new show ‘First Flag’. We’ve also got a news and results round-up from Ian Simpson.
Daniel’s day started in an unexpected way, with a call from a previous intimate acquaintance who asked for an out-of-the-ordinary favor. However perplexing that was, it did not stop Daniel from bringing his positive vibes and knowledge to join Steve in discussing more about stock trading, upcoming guests on the show, and Peruvian plant-induced spiritual experiences. You can get in touch with Steve Barton on Twitter here!
SHORTSTACK Crash Course | A Little Coffee with Jonathan Little
One of the many leaks that I see in poker players is not having the ability to adapt their strategy relative to their stack size. Many players will play the same way regardless of how many big blinds they have. It is vital that you are constantly changing your ranges depending on not … SHORTSTACK Crash Course | A Little Coffee with Jonathan Little Read More » The post SHORTSTACK Crash Course | A Little Coffee with Jonathan Little first appeared on Jonathan Little.
Episode 94 – Tournament Poker Bankroll Management and a Cashout Strategy
Welcome to Episode 94! MTT Coach Gareth James and Peak Performance Mindset Coach & Educator Dr. Tricia Cardner are back discussing all things poker strategy & mindset. After catching up on our latest activities, we turned to answering a bankroll question sent in by Kim who wants to hear our current thoughts on using a cash-out strategy while maintaining one’s roll. T
Unsurprisingly, G’s tweet brought back memories of old and generated a wave of interest. Alongside fans saying they’d “watch anything” the two were involved in, other names were thrown into the mix.
The outspoken Luke Schwartz and Will Kassouf have been touted as players who could raise the stakes when it comes to table talk. Doug Polk and Mike Matusow also have a lot to say.
We could even kill two birds with one stone and add Negreanu to the game. He’s currently trying to get a one-on-one with Hellmuth but a ring game for bragging rights could also pique his interest.
In reality, if we’re laying odds, we’d say there’s a better chance of Hellmuth playing G than Negreanu. The Poker Brat is a demonstrably strong player and his WSOP record speaks for itself.
But when it comes to playing heads-up against the game’s elite, he’s often more talk than action. Indeed, we can’t forget the famous incident with Tom Dwan in 2008 (see video above).
Pros Lining Up to Take Down Phil Hellmuth
Hellmuth never accepted Durrrr’s challenge and, so far, he’s not accepted Negreanu’s. Neither has he responded to G. He has, however, thrown out a few facts on Twitter which suggest he may be willing to play someone.
We know G has spent less time playing poker and more time fighting political battles over the last five years. That could be reason enough for Hellmuth to accept his challenge over Negreanu’s.
There’s also the small matter of the match taking place on TV. If there’s one thing Hellmuth likes more than winning and the sound of his own voice, it’s winning and hearing the sound of his own voice on TV.
Would anyone be interested in a televised match between the two? Well, fans certainly want it and, so it seems does PokerStars.
As usual, it was a power-packed Sunday on Delta Corp’s market-leading poker site, Adda52! Headlining the action was the 30 Lac GTD Mega Suits. The INR 5,500 buy-in tourney running as part of “Fast & Furious February” on the site registered a total of 475 entries by the time late registration closed. After more than nine hours of intense play, it was online reg Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall who came out on top of the field to take it down for took for INR 7.35 Lac, while Myron ‘zzzzz369’ Pereira came in second for INR 4.35 Lac. The win took Mall’s overall online earnings to INR 6.14 Crores.
25 Lac GTD Adda52 Millions
The 11,000 buy-in Adda52 Millions featuring INR 25 Lac guarantee found a winner in none other than the last year’s top-ranked online player Gaurav Sood who plays on Adda52 under ‘gauravarod’. He topped a field of 204 entries to claim the top prize worth INR 6.95 Lac. The young talent was in terrific form yesterday and picked up six ITM finishes yesterday, including this mega victory. Sood happens to be one of the most prolific MTT crushers and this is his seventh online MTT title of 2021.
Vishal ‘vishalkumar1270’ Kumar finished runner-up for INR 4.06 Lac. He also notched up a final-table finish in last night’s Mega Suits (7th place for INR 82,500), taking his cumulative score to INR 4.88 Lac.
12.5 Lac GTD Big Slick
The 12.5 Lac GTD Big Slick fared no better than the Mega Suits and Adda52 Millions and could must a field of 380 participants. After almost eight hours of play, it was the former Godfather winner Anirban ‘ajgar5’ D Das who shipped the event for INR 2.41 Lac. The mystery player ‘bhaibha0i001’ came in second for INR 1.78 Lac prize. Adda52 regular, Vishal “Darky012” Ojha (5th for INR 71,975), Vinayak “bhai_on_mary_jane” Bajaj (6th for INR 53,199), and Devrat “Vickypune” Singh (7th for INR 39,320) were the other notable regs who ended their run at the final table of the marquee online tourney.
Since October 2019, I have lost close to $20k on online websites and buying call options amidst the AMC/GME hype. Being only 21 and a college student and not wanting to keep falling down the rabbit hole, I’ve tried so many times to stop and have just failed so many times. I gambled consistently during my classes and lost so many good friends as I would stay home and gamble, this disease is sickening. I’m about to graduate in June and wondered where all the time went, and it’s sad to say that most of my time in college was spent in my apartment watching the Lithuanian basketball league at 3 in the morning, or betting absurd amounts of money on roulette spins and losing all my balance after two spins. I guess I’m here to say that if there are any college students out there, who happen to be in my shoes, just go out. Have a good time. Gambling is becoming more and more popular among college students and I would hate to see more people fall into this deadly trap.My “last straw” occurred just this past Friday when I went over to my friends’ house to bet on these overseas and international basketball games (yes, we are both huge degenerates). We each lost about $100 that night on his account. However, trying to win everything back I had just lost, I went and logged back into his account without his permission when he was asleep and fired away every penny remaining in his balance (about $600 worth on the computerized blackjack). Let’s just say, he was not happy, and while I did end up paying him everything I had lost on his account and my own bookie for the original 300 I lost that morning, I just came to this realization.I guess it made me finally understand that I really do have a serious problem, that logging into someone else’s account could have gotten me killed, and that I don’t wanna deal with this stress anymore. Gambling is a complete lie, and there is nothing else that can tell me otherwise now. I have had no urges to gamble so far since Saturday morning, and the longest I have been able to quit since October 2019 was two weeks. So, let’s see if this truly was my final breaking point.
Sheldon Adelson, an American businessman – and billionaire – died on January 11, 2021. At the age of 87, he lost his battle with cancer, after almost two years of treatments. And while Adelson owned many businesses, he will be mostly remembered for his involvement in the gambling industry.Over the years, the casino mogul took live gambling to an entirely new level. However, it was clear he wasn’t a big fan of online poker. How did this tycoon influence the industry? And what could he possibly have said to influence Intertops login options and online betting in general? Let’s take a closer look at the man’s history and involvement with poker.Adelson’s Career and Early LifeSheldon Gary Adelson was born in 1933 in Boston, and from a young age, it was clear he had an eye for business. At the age of 12, he began selling newspapers, which turned into a passion of his further down the line.After serving in the US Army, Adelson started various businesses, some more successful than others. He tried his luck in travel, hotel toiletries, and mortgage banking. But his first major success came when he helped build the Interface Group with several partners, launching the highly successful COMDEX. Soon enough, the technology trade show became one of the largest in the field, and Adelson helped run it smoothly till it was sold in 1995.His next project included venturing into the gambling industry, and in 1999, he opened the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. Slowly but surely, it turned into a highly popular gambling resort. Later on, Adelson had the chance to expand his businesses in Macau, which is a beloved gambling destination for travelers. One casino turned into two, then three, and before he knew it – Adelson was in charge of a billion-dollar empire.In September 2020, Adelson was listed by Forbes as the 28th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $33.8 billion. A big chunk of that came from his share in the gambling empire, which was worth approximately $14 billion at the time of his death.Adelson’s Influence on Online PokerWhile Adelson opened many land-based casinos both in the US and abroad, he wasn’t a big supporter of online gambling. In fact, when the DOJ announced the Wire Act didn’t apply to online betting (under Obama’s administrations), the casino mogul did his best to fight that decision.He founded the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling, trying to promote the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) with little success. Later on, he supported multiple Republican presidential candidates, which were more likely to adopt his views on online betting.After spending a lot of money on the issue, he got some support from Trump’s administration, as the DOJ went back to its original stance on the Wire Act a few years ago.But while his campaigns against online gambling left a lot of players disheartened by his actions, there is no ignoring all the good things he did. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Adelson donated millions of dollars to multiple causes. He supported wounded soldiers and contributed a lot to the fight against drug addiction – matters that were close to his heart.In ConclusionEven though Adelson campaigned against online gambling, he still deserves respect for all he was able to achieve in his life.