Possibly the first chink in the armor of poker was when Harrah’s took over Binion’s Horseshoe Casino, the longtime legendary home of the World Series, after bankruptcy forced its closing in early 2004. Harrah’s did not jump in and take over the Horseshoe over any great altruistic needs; the powers there have seen where the game is going and wanted to get in on their share of the wealth. Along with ESPN, Harrah’s had to concoct something to allow them to retain some piece of the poker world and, thus, the WSOP Circuit was created.
The WSOP Prediksi HKCircuit will be five events, including the World Series. Oddly enough, all the events will be held at Harrah’s properties in different locations across the United States. Besides the prize money, players will earn points for playing the tournaments in the circuit that count towards entry into the big money freeroll at the end; the top 100 players will square off in the Tournament of Champions at the end of the Main Event.
Here are where the clouds start to rumble. While more tournaments are great and the additional money fantastic, where will the players go? Will the players who have made their name with the WPT, such as Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Erik Lindgren, stay and play those tournaments, only to miss out on the chance to compete in the WSOP Circuit? Will the legends of the game, such as Doyle Brunson, T. J. Cloutier and Dan Harrington, exclusively play on the WSOP Circuit and take their drawing power from the WPT? Furthermore, can both organizations exist without one taking away from the other, in players, prize pools, sponsorships and television time?
This does not even begin to look at the additional impact of the World Poker Players Association (WPPA) or the Professional Poker Tour (PPT). How will these organizations find their way into the mix? Rather than beat each other to death and eliminate each other, maybe there can be a way to incorporate these organizations together and make a year-long tour, much like the PGA or the USGA does. It may be the first step towards a nationwide or international poker organization, something that has been talked about for years. It would be good for all to remember what happened in Indianapolis not a decade ago.
Players on Full Tilt Prediksi HK Poker after outage
Players were left in the dark for hours Monday night as Full Tilt Poker’s poker servers went offline.
Players were locked out of games about 7 p.m. EST Monday, according to one player posting on the Cardplayer.com forum. Full Tilt came back online shortly after 2:30 a.m. EST Tuesday.
A Full Tilt customer support representative said in an e-mail at 10:15 p.m. EST Monday that Full Tilt technicians were “working on the issue” and that all players who were active at the time of the outage would be refunded tournament fees and money they had in an active pot in a ring game. He further said that players who were in the money in tournaments at the time of the outage would split the prize pool “according to chip count.”
A notice at Full Tilt’s Web site said, “All systems are down. We are working on the problem and will be up shortly.” The notice was still posted at 2:45 a.m. EST Tuesday, even after Full Tilt came back online.
Full Tilt is one of the newer online poker sites, having gone live in September. It is backed by several celebrity poker players such as Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, Phil Gordon and Phil Ivey, all of whom play live at the site.
Despite its high profile created by the presence of its celebrity backers and the biggest Prediksi HK deposit bonus in industry, Full Tilt has had trouble attracting players. At about 9 a.m. EST Monday, only about a half-dozen no-limit Texas Holdem ring tables were active and no players were registered for
Several posters at the Cardplayer.com forum said they planned to withdraw their money from Full Tilt once they could get logged on.