Win 2010 Apt Macau Seats At Celeb Poker

Asian Poker TourIt’s time once again for another Asian Poker Tour event held at City of Dreams in exotic Macau, fast becoming one of the new poker capitols of the world.

The 2010 Asian Poker Tour Macau will take place November 6th – 14th, with the Main Event scheduled for November 10th – 14th. Every Saturday, starting now, Celeb Poker will be giving away seats in this upcoming APT Macau 2010 Main Event via special satellites tournaments.

These APT Macau Super Satellite Tournaments can be bought into directly for $250 + $18, or players can enter one of CelebPoker’s many satellites taking place throughout the week prior to each big event in the form of ongoing Sit & Go tournaments and win their way into the super satellite.

The last 2010 APT Macau Super Satellite will be held on October 30th.

Celeb Poker reminds players that they must be 18 years old minimum in order to participate and that, by registering, they are implicitly assenting that they can indeed attend and play in the 2010 APT Macau Main Event, should they win a seat.

Celeb Poker will not do any refunds, transfers, or any cash-out of the equivalent value, but rather any player who wins a 2010 APT Macau seat and cannot attend forfeits their prize. Remember that travel documents are one of these crucial prerequisites.

Each Celeb Poker prize package into the 2010 APT Macau Main Event is worth $7,000 and includes the $4,180 + $320 ticket into the APT Macau 2010 Main Event, $900 to apply toward the necessary 7 nights of accommodations at the City of Dreams (November 9th – November 14th), a stipend of up to $1,500 to apply toward air travel and/or other expenses as each winner sees fit, and $100 to use for the necessary registration fees.

Cash In Big At The Big Up This September At Celeb Poker

Celb Poker's The Big UpSeptember, 2010 is The Big Up at Celeb Poker. What’s that mean? It means that throughout the September Big Up promotional period at Celeb Poker, players can “exchange less points for more cash”.

Earn $3,000 for just 225,000 Celeb Poker Points, or $2,200 for just 165,000 Celeb Poker Points. Either way, that’s only 75 points for every dollar earned. Earn:

  • $1,000 for 82,000 CPPs (that’s 83 points per $1)
  • $750 for 65,000 CPPs (that’s 87 points per $1)
  • $500 for 45,000 CPPs (that’s 90 points per $1)
  • $300 for 28,000 CPPs (that’s 93 points per $1)
  • $200 for 23,000 CPPs (that’s 115 points per $1)
  • $150 for 17,700 CPPs (that’s 118 points per $1)
  • $100 for 12,000 CPPs (that’s 120 points per $1)
  • $75 for 9,500 CPPs (that’s 126 points per $1)
  • $50 for 6,500 CPPs (that’s 130 points per $1)
  • $30 for 4,000 CPPs (that’s 133 points per $1)
  • $20 for 2,700 CPPs (that’s 135 points per $1)
  • $10 for 1,400 CPPs (that’s 140 points per $1)
  • $5 for 750 CPPs (that’s 150 points per $1)

To be sure to earn the right cash bonus rate during The Big Up month of September 2010 at Celeb Poker, don’t go to the ordinary VIP Club’s Claim Cash Reward tab, because if you do, you’re liable to accidentally get stuck with the regular (lower) rate of return on your hard-earned CPPs.

Instead, go the Promotions tab of the website and click on The Big Up. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page, past the informational charts, and you’ll see a grid of “Purchase Now” links, one for each of the above-mentioned cash rewards.

Click on the appropriate Purchase Now link for the amount of cash bonus you want, being sure you have the listed requisite number of CPPs earned during The Big Up promotional period of September, 2010 at Celeb Poker before you do so.

Win WPT France Seats At bwin Poker

bwin Poker is holding satellite tournaments awarding as their grand prizes free entries into the 2010 World Poker Tour’s France stop, better known as the WPT Amneville.

Get into the World Poker Tour action just in time for Season 9 of the WPT to start its second half. You can sit in alongside some of France’s finest poker players by winning one of the $8,500 WPT France Packages that bwin Poker is offering up for grabs through its WPT Amneville satellite tournament series.

The Season 9 WPT Amneville satellite series starts out with daily qualifiers, both of the freeroll and cash qualifier (or “Regular Qualifier”) variety. Let’s now follow both paths to WPT Amneville glory.

WPT France Freeroll

Would-be freeroll entrants need only collect a single Player Point and redeem it for entry into one of bwin Poker’s WPT France Freeroll Qualifiers by using the claim code “FRANCE”. Players can do this 7 times, entering the WPT Amneville Freeroll seven times before having to take their subsequent shots at a WPT France prize package through the regular qualifier path.

The WPT France Freeroll Qualifiers take place August 21 – October 2, every Saturday at 20:00 GMT + 1. And the WPT France Freeroll that these qualifiers lead into takes place on October 9 at 20:00 GMT + 1. At this event, 2 prize packages will be awarded into the WPT France 2010.

Live Event Qualifiers at bwin Poker

As for the cash qualifier path, players can enter Daily Live Event Qualifiers at bwin Poker, August 15 – October 10, which lead into the $17,000 WPT France Finals held every Sunday between August 22 and October 10 at 20:00 GMT + 1, so called because at each event, two $8,500 WPT France 2010 prize packages will be awarded.

Travel dates for the WPT France are November 1 – 7. Each prize package includes the $4,500 main event buy-in, $2,700 for hotel accommodations, and $1,300 to use toward flights and other expenses.

bwin Poker Hosting 5th Grand Series Of Poker And Mini Grand Series Of Poker

Grand Series of Poker 5bwin Poker has announced the 5th installment of its beloved Grand Series of Poker, along with the lower stakes but equally anticipated Mini Grand Series of Poker.

The GSOP 5 is a 15-day long online poker marathon with a total guaranteed prize pool up for grabs of $2.5 million. Of the 15 main events in the bwin Poker Grand Series of Poker 5 is the Grand Slam, a deepstack event boasting a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000.

bwin Poker is now hosting a wide range of Daily Qualifiers and Last Chance Qualifiers for the various main events in GSOP 5 with separate Grand Slam Qualifiers and Leaderboard Qualifiers (also for the Grand Slam deepstack tournament).

In terms of the leaderboard, bwin Poker will be tracking players’ progress throughout the event, and the player who earns the most points calculated by a careful formula gets a free Grand Slam ticket. The remaining top 100 players get to compete against each other in one of 3 Grand Slam Leaderboard qualifiers on October 9, at each one the winner receiving a seat in the Grand Slam.

The 15 GSOP 5 main events run from September 19 to October 3, with the Grand Slam taking place October 10 for a direct buy-in of $5,000.

Mini Grand Series of Poker 5

The Mini GSOP 5 is, just as it sounds, a miniature version of the GSOP, with lower cost buy-ins and smaller prize pools. The Grand Slam Mini deepstack event, for example, has a guaranteed prize pool of $30,000.

There are qualifiers into the GSOP Mini just as there are for the regular GSOP, including a separate leaderboard tracking players’ progress for one of four Grand Slam Mini tickets being awarded that way. The direct buy-in for the Grand Slam Mini is $525.

The GSOP 5 Grand Slam starts at 20:00 GMT and the Mini GSOP 5 Grand Slam Mini starts at 20:00 (GMT + 1), or 21:00 GMT.

Qualify For PKR Live V Now

Starting August 19th, the PKR Poker satellite tournaments into the fifth PKR Live weekend (PKR Live V or PKR Live 5, depending on where you look). The weekend will feature two key events: the two-day Main Event and the Sunday Terminator Bounty.

PKR Poker Live 5The PKR Live V Main Event will be standard No Limit Hold’em, while the Terminator Bounty adds the extra twist of a $50 bounty on each player’s head, giving everyone a chance to win, regardless of who wins the whole event.

The qualifier structure for winning free seats in the Main Event and/or the Terminator event starts with a $4.95 + $0.49 Stage 1 qualifier, happening 7 times daily and qualifying 1 in 6 players for Stage 2. The Stage 2 event has a $27 + $2.70 direct buy-in, takes place 3 times daily, and qualifies 1 in 6 players for the third and Final Stage.

The Final Stage of PKR Live 5 qualifiers are $150 + $12 direct buy-in events that give players a choice of which prize package to vie for. Five times weekly, the Final Stage satellite will qualify 1 in 8 players for $1,200 prize packages that include Main Event and Terminator seats, plus $500 in spending cash. Two times weekly, the Final Stage satellite will qualify 1 player for every $700 in the prize pool for a package of Main Event and Terminator seats without the $500 for expenses.

The PKR Live V event is being held in London’s Loose Cannon Club for the first time since the tournament’s inception. The dates are November 12th through November 14th.

The weekend will also feature a host of side games with endless banter on the rails and at the bar.

Who will join the following list of PKR Live winners?

  • PKR Live 1: Phillip ‘escalope’ Coneller
  • PKR Live 2: Karl ‘discomonkey’ Fenton
  • PKR Live 3: vd12345
  • PKR Live 4: Gab1988
  • PKR Live 5: ???

partypoker Introduces New Features

Playing online poker at partypoker has never been as rewarding, now that the site has introduced a bevy of new features to its poker software. The newest round of upgrades to the partypoker software includes improvements to the partypoker lobby, the poker tables, and multi-tabling functionality.

The lobby improvements make it easier than ever before to find exactly the table you’re looking for, adding a convenient Favorites Area for storing your most preferred tables and an easy-to-use Quick Search tool to find new ones to enjoy. You can now preview what the action is like at a table you’re considering sitting in at before you actually do sit in. Then, once you’ve found the game you want to join, you can use the Quick Seat feature of the partypoker client to get in on the action at any partypoker table within a matter of seconds. The Quick Seat search feature even works in Multi-tabling mode.

The poker table improvements include personalisable player avatars, even allowing players to upload their own images to partypoker, a better action area that makes placing bets a lot more simple and straightforward, and all your features bundled together in the same area of the display instead of all spread out and hard to use.

The multi-tabling improvements now include the ability to open and join other tables directly from within the table at which you’re still seated. There’s also a new lobby preference specifically for multi-tablers, and a convenient Open Table button. Viewing options for your multiple tables on partypoker just expanded, with the new cascading view and tiling view options. You can now easily resize your tables manually for easiest viewability, and you can set a default table size to make it all automatic. You can also sort your tables directly onscreen by game type or average pot size or any custom order you wish to set.

Qualify Now On Celeb Poker For The Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT)

Celeb Poker GUKPT BrightonCeleb Poker is giving players the chance to win a free seat in the 2010 GUKPT Brighton main event, the 7th leg on this season’s Grosvenor UK Poker Tour. The prize packages Celeb Poker is awarding to players winning these GUKPT Brighton 2010 satellites are each worth £1,800.

Every year the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour hits various leading poker locales around the United Kingdom offering live poker tournaments with big money prizes, and even bigger bragging rights to the winners. The dates of the GUKPT 2010 Brighton stop are September 16 – 19 at the Grosvenor Casino in Brighton, England.

In addition to competing for the prize pool and the GUKPT Brighton 2010 title, those battling it out at the GUKPT Brighton will also be playing to qualify for further legs of the tour, leading all the way to the last leg at which the 2010 GUKPT Champion will be crowned.

The Celeb Poker GUKPT Brighton £1,800 prize package includes the £1,070 buy-in cost for the main event, September 16th through 20th, £300 to put toward four nights of accommodations at The Jury’s Inn, also in Brighton, £30 for fees, and £400 to put toward flight money and spending money as needed.

Celeb Poker offers SnG Satellite tournaments into the GUKPT Brighton with buy-ins starting as low as £0.44 + £0.04 and going as high as only £8.00 + £0.80. Most of these events are rebuy/addon events, and many are either speed tournaments or turbo tournaments with rapidly increasing blinds.

As of August 16, the GUKPT satellite schedule commences, the Sit & Go satellites leading into Weekly Super Satellites 20:00 GMT for buy-ins of €60 + €6, with the first Weekly Super Satellite happening on August 16 and the last happening on September 6. These Weekly Super Satellites hosted on Celeb Poker are rebuy/add-on events with rebuys costing €30 for 3,000 in starting chips, and add-ons costing €30 for 5,000 additional chips.

partypoker Monthly Million Returns Next Month

You may have noticed that there was no Monthly Million tournament at partypoker on the first Sunday of this month (Sunday, August 1) as there usually would be. That’s because of the partypoker Summer Special that took place on Sunday, July 18, combining the rewards of July and August into a single, blowout event (and what blowout it was!). But fear not, the Monthly Million returns to partypoker on Sunday September 5, and the time to start qualifying for that event is now. And it only costs $1.

That is to say, there are many ways to qualify for the partypoker Monthly Million, but the cheapest of these paths starts at a mere buck.

Here is the full qualifying structure for the partypoker Monthly Million:

  • Daily $1 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuys and $8 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Speed event lead into daily $64 + $6 Monthly Million Qualifiers which each guarantee 19 seats in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite Qualifier Speed Rebuys for $2 and daily $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite Qualifier Speed events for $6 lead into the $50 + $5 Friday night $1M: MEGA Friday Satellite, with each guaranteeing 20 seats in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $1M: Super Satellite Saturday Qualifier Speed Rebuys for $1 and weekly $1M: Super Satellite Saturday Qualifier Speed events, running three times each Saturday, for $4 buy-ins lead into one of two weekly $32 + $3 $1M: Super Satellite Saturday qualifiers, one promising 15 seats guaranteed and one promising 3 seats guaranteed for a total of 18 seats guaranteed in the Monthly Million.
  • Daily $47 Monthly Million Sub Qualifier Extra Speed events lead into daily $160 + $12 Monthly Million Qualifier Extras, each awarding one in four players seats in the Monthly Million, with at least 3 seats guaranteed to be awarded.
  • Daily Country Specific Freerolls and Daily Player Points Qualifiers lead into Friday Monthly Million Specials with no direct buy-ins and 20 seats in the Monthly Million guaranteed.

There is also a new championship style blind structure to be aware of for the partypoker Monthly Million from now on. See the partypoker site for the exact blind structure in complete detail.

WPT Borgata Poker Open Coming Up, partypoker Running Satellites

partypoker WPT 2010 Borgata Poker Openpartypoker is running freeroll tournaments, single-table Sit & Go tournaments, and scheduled multi-table tournaments as satellites for their players to qualify for the premiere event on this season’s World Poker Tour schedule, the WPT Borgata Poker Open, held in Atlantic City, NJ, at the Borgata Hotel and Casino.

The $7,500 partypoker prize packages for the WPT Borgata Poker Open 2010 include the $3,500 main event buy-in as well as the costs for the accomodation in the hotel throughout the event and a little spending cash to play around with.

The qualifying structure for the 2010 WPT Borgata Open partypoker satellites is as follows.

It starts with daily freeroll tournaments, the WPT Borgata Freerolls, awarding the top 50 finishers a seat in the WPT Borgata Sub Qualifier Speed Rebuy. These events, also running daily, have direct buy-ins of $1. One seat in the WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier will be awarded for every $70 collected in buy-ins.

There’s also a WPT Borgata Sub Qualifier Speed tournament, also running daily. There is no freeroll qualifier for these events, only a direct buy-in of $3.50 + $0.50. At these events, one out of every ten players will get a seat in the partypoker WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier.

The WPT Borgata Satellite Qualifier has a $32 + $3 buy-in. It takes place on partypoker daily at 1:45 pm ET. On Sundays, it is a Turbo event. At these events, one out of every ten players will win a seat in the WPT Borgata Satellite.

The WPT Borgata Satellite takes place every Sunday at 3:20 pm ET on partypoker and has a direct buy-in of $300 + $20. One 2010 Borgata Poker Open partypoker prize package is guaranteed to be awarded at each of these events for every 25 players registered.

The 2010 WPT Borgata Poker Open main event is scheduled to take place from September 19 – 24. The prize package includes accommodations for September 17 – 23, though more nights will be added for players who continue to the final table.

The partypoker WPT Borgata Poker Open 2010 promotional period is from August 2 – September 5.

bet365 Poker Holds $2,500 Beginners’ Races

bet365 Poker $2,500 Beginners' RacesIt doesn’t take years of experience to win big at online poker. Sometimes you’ve just got to be in the right place at the right time, like at bet365 Poker while they’re holding their $2,500 Beginners’ Races.

bet365 Poker’s Beginners’ Races are just what they sound like: leaderboard tracked points races for new bet365 Poker players with a guaranteed cash prize pool of $2,500. What should be especially appealing to new online poker players about the bet365 Poker Beginners’ Races is that these races are only played on low limit tables.

Eligible table stakes to qualify for the bet365 Poker Beginners’ Race Leaderboard are only $0.25/$0.50 (or in other currencies: £0.25/£0.50 or €0.25/€0.50) or lower. New players will be eligible for 5 Beginners’ Races on bet365 Poker and each raked hand counts the same (regardless of the stakes).

How players are ranked on the bet365 Beginners’ Races Leaderboard is not by performance in the hands they play but simply the amount of raked hands they play. That’s perfect for players new to poker who may put in a lot of time playing raked hands but may not necessarily do so well in those hands.

The top 100 finishers in the bet365 Poker Beginners’ Races win cash prizes with the lowest possible cash prize awarded (for 61st place through 100th place) being $10. All players reaching 4th place and above win more than $100 each, with the 4th place finisher getting $105, the 3rd place finisher getting $120, the 2nd place finisher getting $135, and the 1st place finisher, the winner of the Beginners’ Race Leaderboard, getting $150.

Interested players must opt in to the race after opening their new bet365 Poker account. At that point, there are 5 different races you may compete in, the first being the one which is in progress when you opt in to the promotion. You may also compete in the following 4 races which would allow you – in the best case scenario – to come away with $750 overall (if you win all 5 races).

bet365 Poker Beginners’ Races Leaderboard periods typically run about every two weeks.