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Warm Up This Winter With The $2.5 Million BetOnline Championship Series

If you're struggling to keep warm this winter, one thing that is sure to warm the heart is a $2.5 million guaranteed tournament series, and that's exactly what BetOnline is offering. Over the next two weeks, $2.5 million in guarantees will be on offer in one of the biggest online tournament series that BetOnline has hosted. There will be buy-ins from as low as $11 all the way up to $215, so no matter your bankroll, there's a tournament for you. There's a mix of tournament types to choose from, including PKOs, Marathon tournaments, Deep Stacked tournaments, and many more. You'll even find some mixed game events on offer, such as PLO5, PLO6, and a mix of NLHE and PLO. Guarantees for each individual tournament frequently hit five figures, culminating in the massive $300,000 Main Event, which starts at 13:30 ET on February 5th. Schedule If you want to plan out your schedule for the next couple of weeks, the full schedule is available on the BetOnline website, but we've decided to show you some of the highlights to get you in the mood. Date Time (ET) Event # Guaranteed Buy-In Game Type Monday, January 23rd, 2023 17:00 17 $20,000 $55.00 Hold'em NL Deep Stack - RE Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 19:30 34 $30,000 $55.00 Hold'em NL Daily Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 20:00 49 $4,000 $33.00 Omaha PL HL RE Thursday, January 26th, 2023 16:30 56 $7,000 $11.00 Hold'em NL PKO Friday, January 27th, 2023 15:00 68 $5,000 $22.00 Hold'em NL Big Ante Saturday, January 28th, 2023 17:00 83 $2,000 $11.00 Omaha PLO6 RE Sunday, January 29th, 2023 13:30 92 $200,000 $109.00 Hold'em NL Main Monday, January 30th, 2023 17:00 110 $15,000 $109.00 Hold'em NL PKO Tuesday, January 31st, 2023 15:00 120 $5,000 $11.00 Hold'em NL R/A Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 18:30 139 $7,500 $33.00 Hold'em NL PKO Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 19:00 152 $10,000 $22.00 Hold'em NL PKO Friday, February 3rd, 2023 20:00 169 $2,000 $22.00 Omaha PLO5 RE Saturday, February 4th, 2023 19:30 180 $40,000 $55.00 Hold'em NL Daily Sunday, February 5th, 2023 13:30 186 $300,000 $109.00 Hold'em NL Main Monday, February 6th, 2023 20:00 197 $2,000 $0.00 Hold'em NL Freeroll Satellites Satellites will be running throughout the event, with buy-ins starting from as low as $11 for the lowest buy-in events. There will also be daily all-in shootouts, where players who didn't finish ITM the previous day will be given a seat with the chance of winning a tournament ticket for an upcoming event or satellite. If that's not enough, BetOnline is running an end-of-series, Superbowl-themed freeroll with a $2000 guaranteed prize pool and added sports Freeplays! There's great value to be had across the whole series, so to take full advantage, sign up to BetOnline today and join in the fun! If you want to keep up to date with the biggest and best tournament series from around the poker world, follow us on Facebook and Instagram .

23 Jan
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Accused Poker Cheater Mike Postle Spotted At Beau Rivage Final Table

That's right, the infamous Mike Postle is back in the poker world and has been spotted at the final table of the Million Dollar Heater Main Event in Beau Rivage. Mike was accused of cheating on the Stones Livestream back in 2019 and, after denying the allegations, has not been seen at a public poker event since. Who's Mike Postle? For those of you who aren't in the loop, Mike Postle was a regular player on the Stones Casino Livestream and was one of their biggest winners. In fact, he crushed the game, with fan-tracking accounts estimating that he had won around $250,000 playing on the stream in a couple of years. Mike was famous for getting into crazy spots and always making the right decision , whether it was hero calling with close to nothing or bluffing in the most ridiculous spots. In 2019, former Stones Casino commentator and player Veronica Brill accused Mike Postle of cheating on the live stream . This launched a deep dive from the poker community, including multiple 12-hour+ live streams from Chicago Joey, to see if these claims had any credibility. While the public consensus is that Mike cheated, likely by getting hole card information through his phone, Postle has vehemently denied the claims and has not been convicted of or charged with any crimes. In early 2020, a group of poker players filed a lawsuit against Mike Postle and Stones Casino , levying a number of charges, including fraud, negligent misrepresentation, negligence per se, fraud, unjust enrichment, and fraud again - amongst others. The damages in this suit would total $10 million , something that even the hottest win streak wouldn't cover! While Postle was accused of dodging court summons, he fired back with his own countersuit in March 2020, wanting $330 million from a number of parties who he considers to have committed libel with their cheating allegations. Neither lawsuit went very far, with the initial case being brought before a judge but only recouping paid rake, as California has banned the recovery of gambling losses, citing a law from the early 1800s, and the Postle case was withdrawn in April 2021 . Since then, the Postle story went cold, and everyone went about their lives without thinking about it. Sudden Reappearance That is, until recently. On Monday, 16th of January, 2023, Angela Jordison posted a photo and a text that she received from her friend, Maxwell Young, to her Twitter account. It said, "Unreal just played with Mike Postle he was using an alias floor confirmed it was him,” [sic] and came with an accompanying picture of Postle at the table. Obviously, this went viral within the poker community as people scrambled to confirm whether or not this could really be him. Other people at the event confirmed that it was, in fact, Postle using his middle name as an alias so as not to be identified as easily. Many players were outraged , as they believed that enough evidence had come to light that Postle could be considered a cheater, and the fact that he is allowed to play in live events just rubs salt into the wounds of those he was accused of cheating. No matter what side of the debate you're on, the facts remain that Postle has never been found guilty of what he's been accused of , nor has he been found guilty in a court of law. However, given the almost unanimous agreement amongst the poker community that something fishy was going on (compared to something like the Robbie incident), Mike should expect to get a frosty reception wherever he decides to play from now on. What Happened? This story broke just before the final table of the Main Event was due to take place, with over $200,000 for first place and Mike sitting with around an average stack. It goes without saying that many people were rooting against Mike, hoping that he would bust as early as possible. While he didn't quite do that, many poker fans got the next best thing. Mike was eliminated in 7th place for around $32,000, but was slowrolled in his final hand by a player holding top set. Just to really stick it to Mike, the player in question said, " That's for all the cheating that you do ," as Mike left the table. There's even a video of the event, which has been posted to the Gulf Coast Poker Facebook page for anyone who wants to revel in the schadenfreude of the slowroll. However, the cherry on top of the cake is the fact that Mike may not be able to keep the $32,000 prize that he won from the event, and it stems back to the $330 million lawsuit he filed back in 2020. This is because Veronica Brill and Todd Witteles both initiated garnishment orders in an attempt to recoup legal fees that were spent defending themselves in that lawsuit. Veronica confirmed that the amount of money she was looking to recoup was $27,785, nearly all of Postle's winnings from the tournament. With Witteles filing a similar order, it's not a long shot to assume that Mike may not see any of those winnings . While it's rather poetic that Postle's greed in bringing the $330 million lawsuit would eventually lead to him losing a significant amount of money down the line, we've yet to receive confirmation that the winnings have been reappropriated. With all the twists and turns we've seen in the Postle story, who knows which way it will turn next? If you want to keep up to date with all the latest goings on in the poker world, make sure to subscribe to the PokerDeals YouTube channel , and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

19 Jan
Doyle Brunson turns 90 in 2023

2023 – The Year Of Doyle

It's a big year in the Brunson household, as the Godfather of poker himself is turning 90 years old this August ! I know some of you may have already thought he was in the triple digits, such is his longevity in the sport, but we've got a little while until we can celebrate his centenary. As well as a milestone birthday, 2023 is going to be a busy year for Doyle, with the release of an audiobook and a documentary on his life on the cards for the veteran poker player. On The Felt Having retired from "professional” poker, you likely won't see Doyle playing in the big tournament series anymore outside of the Main Event. However, he's always willing to make a TV appearance if the cash games are juicy enough , and we're sure we'll see him a couple more times this year. In fact, it was the recent WPT cash game with Brunson, Ivey, and Hellmuth which sparked a Twitter thread from Brian Balsbaugh , which became the inspiration for this article. The thread tackled the ever-increasing discussion about why it's such a big deal to watch Doyle in a cash game . After all, he's nearly 90 and has to be past his best; the game's surely passed him by at this point, right? Well, Brian and I would say wrong! Doyle has been playing in the highest-stakes games for over 50 years, bumping shoulders with the brightest talents of each generation. How do you think he's managed to stay in these games? Doyle himself will tell you that it's certainly not his business ventures that have kept him playing for so long. It's hard to believe that a man blessed with so much poker talent would have such a blind eye when it comes to business, but it's true - only someone as naive in business in Bruson would fund expeditions to find the Titanic and the Loch Ness Monster! So, if he couldn't make his money elsewhere, he had to rely on his prodigious poker-playing talent. And believe me when I say prodigious is the right word. No one could even dream of staying atop the poker world for as long as Doyle has, particularly when the game has changed so dramatically since the time he started playing. Just think, Doyle started playing poker before the WSOP was even a thing ! He's been around for the start of the WSOP, the rise of No Limit Hold'em as the dominant game, the computer era of the 90s and 00s, and the solver era of the 2010s. You simply cannot be playing and winning in the highest stakes games for so long unless you're a once-in-a-generation talent, and that's exactly what Doyle is. While he may have officially retired from the sport, I don't doubt that you could put Doyle in almost any game around the world, and he'd be a winner. How many players in the world could hope to say that as they approach their 90th birthday? This is why Doyle needs to continue to be celebrated, both on and off the felt. Luckily for all of us, there's plenty of Brunson content to consume in 2023 . We'd be shocked if Poker Go didn't broadcast something special for his big day, so look out for some exciting content this summer! The Godfather of Poker Audio Book One of the big projects slated for release this year is the Godfather of Poker audiobook. Fourteen years after the initial release, there will finally be an audiobook version of the classic poker book detailing the trials and tribulations of Doyle's life. Not many players can say they've survived a cancer diagnosis, a pistol aimed at their forehead, and multiple attacks by mobsters after a poker game gone wrong, but Doyle is one of them! Doyle is truly a one-of-a-kind personality in poker; for all his talents on the felt, part of what made him so successful is his sparkling personality, something that shines through in this book. If you don't know the full story of Doyle Brunson, I'd heartily recommend this book, as there is no better accounting of his entry into poker (spurred on by a freak injury that curtailed his chance of playing for the L.A. Lakers) and his journey through the sometimes dark and dangerous world of professional gambling. However, if you haven't yet bought a copy, you may want to wait for the release of the audiobook so you can hear Texas Dolly himself read it to you in the Texas drawl we all know and love. Brunson started narrating the audiobook at the end of 2020 after an audio studio was moved into his home. While there isn't an official release date as of yet, we can expect to see this project available sometime in 2023; the sooner, the better, as far as we're concerned! Texas Dolly Documentary If you prefer to have a visual element to your content, you'll be thrilled to hear that an official Texas Dolly documentary is planned for release in 2023. While we may not know much about it yet, we're stoked about this news and think it's way past due! Doyle broke the news on his Twitter account back in 2021 that a documentary about his life was in production. The only piece of information is that the documentary will be made by the same people who did the iconic Michael Jordan documentary, The Last Dance. From this, we can assume that the documentary will be in a serial format and, judging by the quality of The Last Dance, that it will be beautifully shot, well crafted, and incredibly informative. Given the staying power that Doyle has had in poker and his early days as a track and basketball star, the team could easily make dozens of episodes detailing Doyle's life! However, if they stick to The Last Dance's format, it's likely that we'll see ten episodes - but we can always hope for more. As we understand it, shooting has already begun for this documentary, with Brian revealing that Doyle has sat for hours of interviews in the studio they made up in his home, so we're all hoping that the full release won't be too far away. Heck, we'd even settle for a trailer at this point to get us hyped up for the Year of Brunson! Celebrating Doyle Sometimes, it's easy to take for granted the legends that walk amongst us until they're gone. We see it all the time in sports; we only truly appreciate the legends of the sport after they've retired and we realise what they gave us. No one ever really retires from poker, so we need to fully appreciate Doyle while he's still here. That's why I agree with Brian, 2023 should be the Year of Doyle , so let's all take this opportunity to celebrate the life of the greatest poker player to have ever played the game . Images courtesy of PokerGo

12 Jan
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Ring in the New Year in Style With Pokerstars’ New Year Series

It's official, 2022 is behind us, and we're into the wonderfully futuristic-sounding world of 2023. No matter how good or bad your 2022 was, you can start your 2023 in style by participating in the Pokerstars New Year Series. With $40 million in guaranteed prizes, this is a tournament series you won't want to miss. Tournament Schedule The New Year Series has already kicked off, with the first events taking place on December 25th. However, don't worry if this is the first you're hearing of this event; Pokerstars has tournaments running all the way until January 17th, so there's still plenty of time to join the action! Tournaments are every day until the end of the series, with the earliest events often starting around 16:00GMT and the latest events starting around 22:00GMT. This series offers tournaments with buyins for every bankroll level, with the smallest events starting from as little as $2.20 all the way up to the high roller events, where buyins are as high as $10,300! As there are so many tournaments on offer, we won't make you scroll through a huge list just to find the one you want; you can find all the information you need about the schedule on the Pokerstars client. Instead, we're going to focus on the Main Event of the series, which starts on January 15th. There are three tiers of events, low, medium, and high, so everyone has a chance to compete for a huge payday. It's a three-day event with a slow structure, so there's plenty of play in it, and you don't have to worry about it becoming a shove fest within a couple of hours like most tournaments! Let's take a closer look at the schedule. Low DATE TIME (GMT) EVENT BUY-IN Jan 15, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-L - Main Event Day 1 $109 Jan 16, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-L - Main Event Day 2 - Jan 17, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-L - Main Event Day 3 - Medium DATE TIME (GMT) EVENT BUY-IN Jan 15, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-M - Main Event Day 1 $1050 Jan 16, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-M - Main Event Day 2 - Jan 17, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-M - Main Event Day 3 - High DATE TIME (GMT) EVENT BUY-IN Jan 15, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-H - Main Event Day 1 $5200 Jan 16, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-H - Main Event Day 2 - Jan 17, 2023 5:30 p.m. New Year Series 125-H - Main Event Day 3 - There's a $1 million guaranteed for the low event, $1.25 million guaranteed for the medium event, and $1.5 million guaranteed for the high event, so it's well worth taking a shot if you can afford it! Satellites If your bankroll can't quite stretch to a $109 buy-in, satellites are running throughout the event for as little as $0.30. As is always the case with satellites, the lower your buy-in, the luckier you're going to have to get to earn a seat into the tournament, so if you want a quick way in, we'd recommend looking at the higher-value satellites. There are multiple ways to satellite into the events; you can play the classic MTT satellites which often offer multiple seats into the event, you can play Sit and Go satellites , which often only have one or two seats for a specific event, or you can play P okerstars' New Year Series Spin and Gos to win yourself a tournament ticket. New Year Series Spin and Gos Rather than winning your way into a specific tournament which you then have to play, with these New Year Series Spin and Gos, you can win yourself a tournament ticket which can be used for the tournament you most want to play. These Spin and Gos cost $4 to enter, and depending on your spin; you can win a cash prize or a New Year Series tournament ticket. You can win tickets from as low as $11 all the way up to a $5200 Main Event ticket; check out our table below for a full guide on the prizes you can win. Multiplier Prize Probability 1300x $5,200 New Year Series Main Event High entry 10 in 1,000,000 262.5x $1,050 New Year Series Main Event Medium entry 300 in 1,000,000 27.25x $109 New Year Series ticket 2,750 in 1,000,000 13.75x $55 New Year Series ticket 12,500 in 1,000,000 5.5x $22 New Year Series ticket 75,000 in 1,000,000 2.75x $11 New Year Series ticket 253,410 in 1,000,000 2x $8 cash 656,030 in 1,000,000 So if you fancy yourself as a Spin and Go expert, why not try and win your way into the Series at a discount? Join The Fun! If you want to start your year the right way, there are millions of dollars worth of prizes to be won in the Pokerstars New Year Series, so if you don't already have an account, your New Year's resolution should be to make one! You can find great action all year round at Pokerstars, and tournament series like this are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to keep up to date with the biggest and best tournament series from around the poker world, join our PokerDeals Discord or follow us on Facebook and Instagram .

2 Jan
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Cure Your Holiday Hangover With The Partypoker Championship Winter Edition

After you've opened all your presents, stuffed yourself silly with whatever holiday foods you enjoy, and recovered from your resulting food coma; you may be stuck for something to do. Luckily, partypoker is here to cure your post-holiday boredom with their fantastic Winter Edition Championship. Tournament Schedule Starting on Christmas Day and running until the 17th of January, there are dozens of tournaments to play, with over $5 million in guarantees to be won . They have buy-ins for every bankroll level, with tournament buy-ins as low as $1.10, all the way up to the $1050, $100K guaranteed Phase event. There are 14 numbered events and dozens of 6-max, 7-max, and 8-max tournaments running throughout the series, so we won't clog up your screen with a long list of every tournament. Instead, we'll focus on the one everyone's going to want to win - the $500K guaranteed, $530 Main Event . There are multiple Day 1s running throughout the Series, with Day 2 scheduled to start on the 16th of January. Day 2 will end once 16 players remain, and the final two tables will reconvene on the 17th to fight it out for what's likely going to be a six-figure first-place prize. DATE TIME (GMT) EVENT BUY-IN Dec 25, 2022 7:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1A $530 Jan 1, 2023 7:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1B $530 Jan 8, 2023 7:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1C $530 Jan 15, 2023 7:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1D $530 Jan 16, 2023 4:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1E $530 Jan 16, 2023 6:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 1 Turbo $530 Jan 16, 2023 9:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Day 2 - Jan 17, 2023 9:05 p.m. PPC Winter Main Event Final Table - Satellites If you think that a $530 buy-in is just a little too steep for your bankroll, then don't panic; you can satellite into the event for as little as $0.01 ! If you'd prefer not to rely so heavily on luck to win yourself a seat at one of the biggest tournaments of this holiday season, there will be $1.10, $5.50, and $22 qualifiers that start you a little bit closer to the event. Satellites for all the events will be running throughout the series, and they're already running for the Main Event, so check them out and see if you can spin a cent into a Main Event ticket. Tournament Types One of the great things about the partypoker Championship is that there are lots of different event formats to choose from. You aren't stuck with the classic 9-handed No Limit Hold'em freezeout; there are PLO events, such as the $30K guaranteed $109 Omaha Championship, PKO tournaments , such as the $150K guaranteed PKO Championship, and even PLO PKO events like the $30K guaranteed Omaha PKO Championship. The events that run between the main scheduled events are just as varied, so no matter what kind of poker tournaments you'll enjoy, there'll be something for you to play at the partypoker Championship. If you want to learn more, check out the partypoker Championships tab on your partypoker client, or watch this informative video from partypoker ambassador Jamie Staples . PPC Winter Edition SPINS As well as traditional satellites; you can win your way into PPC events through partypoker SPINS tournaments . If you're familiar with the Spin and Go format , you'll know how these work; three players buy-in to a short-handed sit and go, and the prize pool is determined randomly once the event has started. These special PPC Winter Edition SPINS will be a $10 buy-in, and if you're lucky enough, you can win yourself a $530 PPC ticket . Check out our table below for a full breakdown of the prizes that can be won from these fantastic tournaments. Multiplier Frequency in 1M games 1st prize 2 653,193 $20 cash 3.3 249,807 $33 PPC Winter Edition ticket 5.5 75,000 $55 PPC Winter Edition ticket 10.9 20,000 $109 PPC Winter Edition ticket 21.5 1,500 $215 PPC Winter Edition ticket 53 500 $530 PPC Winter Edition Main Event ticket Join The Action The PPC Winter Edition is the best way to ring in the New Year, so if you don't already have an account, now is the perfect time to make one! Remember, you can play both on partypoker or Bwin , so you have options! There's plenty of action to be had all year round on the partypoker network, with plenty more tournament series that you won't want to miss out on. If you want to keep up to date with the biggest and best tournament series from around the poker world, join our PokerDeals discord , or follow us on Facebook and Instagram .

21 Dec
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WSOP Is Back For Another Year in 2023 – 12 Events Released

It's official! The World Series of Poker is back for its 54th year , to the delight of poker fans worldwide. After a successful year at Bally's and Paris, the event will be back on the world-famous Las Vegas strip with one major change. Bally's has finally rebranded to the Horseshoe Casino , which means that the WSOP will be officially taking place at the Horseshoe for the first time since 2004. So far, only 12 events have been confirmed, so let's take a look at the highlights. Gladiators of Poker One of the new events on the schedule is the $300 Gladiators of Poker , scheduled to begin on June 7th, 2023. This is the lowest buy-in event in WSOP history with a huge guarantee of $3M, so we think this event will be one of the most popular of the series. A similar event, the Colossus, is at the end of the month, which makes it unlikely that there will be much overlap among recreational players. It will be interesting to see how many people make their way out to Vegas for this event and whether or not they'll be able to meet their guarantee. Ultra Stack The other new event that's been released is the Ultra Stack, which is scheduled to take place on July 11th, 2023. There isn't much information released about this event yet, but there's a chance that it's similar to the equivalent online events that have run in the past. It's likely to be an extension of the deep-stacked events from previous Series, so if you like a lot of play in your tournaments, then this event could be the one for you. Main Event Of course, no WSOP would be complete without the prestigious $10,000 Main Event . Players travel from all over the world to play in this event, hoping that they can add their names to the revered list of past winners. Last year's Main Event was the second-most played in WSOP history, and many people are expecting the record to be broken in 2023 . The event is scheduled to start on July 3rd, 2023, and it could be the biggest one yet! Mystery Millions After the tremendous success of last year's event, the mystery bounty is back at the WSOP. In fact, many would say that 2022 was the year of the mystery bounty, as many different tournament series hosted their own versions of the event. Players love the chance of winning a huge payday without having to run deep in a tournament, and you can't get much bigger than the $1,000,000 bounty on offer at this year's event. Scheduled to start on May 31st, 2023, you can start your WSOP off with a bang if you manage to bag yourself one of the top prizes! As well as these great events, there have been eight other events confirmed by the WSOP. June 16th - $1500 Monster Stack June 21st - $1000 Seniors Championship June 23rd - $1500 Millionaire Maker June 29th - $1000 Ladies Championship June 30th - $400 Colossus July 2nd - $1000 Mini Main Event July 7th - $777 Lucky 7s July 14th - $1500 The Closer We can expect the WSOP to release more information about the schedule in the build-up to the series, as we're still over six months away from the start of the event. Even so, the anticipation is already building amongst fans and players alike; who will win their first bracelet, who will win POY, and who will take down the Main Event? All will be revealed in due course in what's likely to be the biggest World Series of Poker ever. Follow us for all the information you'll need on the 2023 WSOP by joining the PokerDeals Discord or following us on Facebook and Instagram .

14 Dec

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