Ronni Kaiser from Switzerland is a very good player.
He does not make many attempts in the live tournaments. But, whenever he does make an attempt, he makes sure that he does it with a bang and makes heads turn towards him. His performance at the PSC Barcelona €10,300 High Roller event has made him richer by €735,000.
The PSC is being hosted in Barcelona for the last one week and there has been a huge turnout for the event in Barcelona. As many as 557 players have so far competed in various events for total prize money of 5 million Euros. There have been more than 70 paid places that have been decided in the PSC event so far and the likes of Ben Tollerene, Steve O’Dwyer, Philipp Gruissem and John Juanda have all won handsomely. Kaiser is another well-known face in the poker world and he too has made his presence felt in the PokerStars Championship at Barcelona by taking home €735,000 from the €10K PokerStars Championship High Roller. Continue Reading
If you look at the United States Poker Championship, that was run regularly and of the value $10,000, there were several poker pro players involved including Men Nguyen.
There were others like Daniel Negreanu and John Hennigan who also played this championship in a consistent manner as it continued till 2010. Even if Men Nguyen might not be seen in the latest poker tournaments, it is hard to ignore the feats he achieved in this field. In tournament poker he gained fame considerably. He was nicknamed The Master and had a steady following everywhere he went. Indeed, many might wonder why his name never went up in the Hall of Fame. There were certain controversies that might keep his name off that list, but his popularity definitely remains high among poker player community even today.
His career earnings were about ten million and he was considered to be 25th in having won money in tournament games. Continue Reading
Brian Hastings has been into poker full time, but it might be time for him to give it up for something else.
The recent announcement states that he would be considering taking up a full time job. The news that he has decided to quit playing poker at a professional level has shocked many of his fans. They are hopeful that they will see Brian back on the playing field soon. As per Brian, he has undergone the ups and downs of playing poker at a professional level. Being a native of Pennsylvania and 28 years of age, he is now planning to shift his focus and work on a startup venture that he has undertaken.
He is considered a poker player of high profile and like some others; he is now choosing to shift his focus from the game to other alternatives. Continue Reading
Poker has evolved significantly in the last few decades to allow players more flexibility and latitude when venturing in high-profile events. Today, players can participate in cash games from the coziness of their home daybeds online, but this does not mean that live events are withering away.
In fact, the WSOP, WPT and EPT circuits continue to host live events where large field of entrants lock horns in tough elimination phases. Brandon who has played widely in the poker casinos has seen his resume scintillate midst fierce competition online and in live events where he has appeared several times.
On the online side, he was the winner of the FullTiltPoker $100 re-buy tournament that netted him $49,320. He also placed first in the BoDog Sunday Major while final tabling at the Cake Poker’s monthly event. However, he had won above $465,000 in the Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars prior to the vortex of the Black Friday crack down. Conversely, on live poker, he has played on the World Series of Poker where he has cashed twice. Continue Reading
With the prominence of poker today where it has morphed to become a virtual game playable online, women have not shied away from the lucrative tournaments. One woman who has participated in the poker arenas and emerged a great heroine is Victoria Coren.
Poker enthusiasts would love to share a seat with the player who has played widely in global based events. What catapulted her to the hegemony of revered female players is not a single game but multitudes of accolades and earnings that she has made in the main events.
She has played to win the European Poker Tour in 2005 and 2006 in Sanremo and London respectively. The main event that distinguished her behind the corridors of the casino was when she clinched the first prize in the Late Night Poker tournament. A closer look at her magnificent winnings along her career reveals she is among the women who stand as epitomes to novice female players. Continue Reading