Mike Takayama Wins Asia Player Of The Year

Mike Takayama from the Philippines is a 29year old ex-billiards champion from Mandaluyong City. He was named as the Asia Player of the Year recently as he was the first Filipino to achieve the title. He took part in the race, which took place in November 2017 until August 2018 made him win $20,000 prize. Takayama has planned to save the money to open a cafe with billiards theme.

Takayama said he is happy to have won the Asia Player of the Year award as many players play with an aspiration to achieve this award here. He hopes that people look up to him and feel inspired. As per Takayama, there are some amazing players who are eagerly waiting to get a big break. If they continue to play well, they will soon be the winner like him. The players believe perseverance is the key and thanked his wife for rendering constant support. He also said he could have been possible without support from his friends and his belief in God.

Wichita Underground Poker Bust

In Wichita, Kan case surrounded the bust of a poker game continues to unfold as four more men indicted on charges and which include two former police officers and one former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.

Group of Individuals is involved in this Mackey and Zajkowski are officers in Wichita, police force and are involved in illegal games and Frederiksen was a state trooper.

Joe McKeehen Possess All Skills To Become A Successful Poker Coach?

If Ted Williams is considered as the greatest hitters of all-time, failed to succeed as a baseball manager, perhaps, the former champion of the main event of the World Series of Poker isn’t a qualified coach for poker. Chip Leader Coaching, a leading poker training site has signed Joe McKeehen to be the coach of poker and help young players to learn the skill of improving their game. However, many poker players are surprised to see McKeehen in this role as he is known for his rough game.

McKeehen, won the WSOP main event in the year 2015, and he won the amount of $7.7 million in it, after winning the event, he didn’t attach himself with the poker community. Opposite to most of the previous champions of the event, he refused to accept the offer to serve as a poker ambassador, and even made his Twitter profile “private” so that, he didn’t receive post or the likes of the people whom he doesn’t know.

Legal Poker Sites In The US

Poker sites have been legalized in many states of US, but it is still a long way to go when all fifty states will have legalized online poker rooms.

Till now there are selected online sites that have made it legal for one to play online poker in the country. Indeed, from 2011 the situation has changed greatly. At such a time there was little regulation of online gaming activities and spurious sites that promised a lot and delivered nothing. Today that is no longer the case as most sites are reputed and reliable.

Even if one does not stay at a state that has legal online poker sites, there are still possibilities to explore. Here are some sites that allow citizens of other states to play and earn as well and are legal entities. (more…)

48th Edition Of WSOP To Start On May 30th

Las Vegas is gearing up for the 48th annual World Series of Poker event.

It is set to start on 30th May. This year’s edition will be held over 49 days and there are as many as 74 WSOP gold bracelet events to be held during this period. The events will be held over a wide range of poker formats. The players and the organizers are looking forward to a wonderful season of the WSOP event this year too.

The main event of the World Series of Poker will commence on the 8th of July. The tournament organizers are looking for about 7,000 players to pay up the entry fee of $10,000 for the event. They are looking to make this one of the biggest prize pools and the richest prize in sport. (more…)

Russia To Host First Partypoker LMN

Sochi Casino and Resort in collaboration with the Poker Club Management is holding the Million Nation Event (MNE) of Partypoker at Sochi in Russia.

This is the first MNE of Partypoker and it is going to take place in Russia. Partypoker has made all types of announcement with regards to the same.

Like the Partypoker launched its tours last week, the LIVE and LIVE National, the casino announced that it will open its door to the public on 20 January 2017.

The Million National of Partypoker that will take place in Sochi will have a buy-in of $1,100 buy-in. It will offer $1 million prize pool and Partypoker has given the guarantee for it. It will offer $200,000 prize amount to the player who stood in the first place.

If combined both live and online elements, then schedule for the same will go this way. Out of five opening days, the first two will take place online. It will take place on Partypoker online platform on 12 March 19 March 2017 respectively. Three opening days of last will take place at the resort and casino of Sochi. The event will take place on 24 March, 25 March and 26 March respectively. (more…)