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Have you ever wanted to play in the big online tourneys , but never had the bankroll for it? Well, your time has come! WPT Global has changed the usual big buy-in structure and is giving everyone a chance at a massive $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. With a buy-in of only $1, anyone can get involved. Each Wednesday and Sunday, you can choose from 14 different starting flights. Get in on the action in the WPT Global $1 for $1Million . Starting flight schedule Starting flights are taking place every Wednesday and Sunday , with the final flight on the 17 th of August. The top 13% of players will go through to Day 2 of the event. DATE TIME (UTC) EVENT BUY-IN GUARANTEED Wed 27 Jul 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Sun 31 Jul 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Wed 3 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Sun 7 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Wed 10 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Sun 14 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Wed 17 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 11:00 pm $1-1m Flight $1 $1,000,000 Sun 21 Aug 3:00 pm $1-1m Day 2 $1 $1,000,000 Mon 22 Aug 1:00 pm $1-1m Final Table $1 $1,000,000 How much is the payout in the $1 for $1Million Tournament? One of the best things about the tournament is that a whopping 550 places get paid . Places 501-550 will get a 0,04% share of the prize pool, starting at $400. Obviously, depending on the number of players and the final prize pool, this amount could go up. If the prize pool stays standard at $1,000,000, players can expect a final table payout that looks like this: PLACE PERCENTAGE PRIZE (for $1Mil pool) 1st 17.5% $175,000 2nd 9.8% $98,000 3rd 7.3% $73,000 4th 5.3% $53,000 5th 4.3% $43,000 6th 3.3% $33,000 7th 2.3% $23,000 8th 1.2% $12,000 9th 0.9% $9,000 All this for $1 - what are you waiting for? Sign up to WPT Global now to get a piece of the pie. How many times can I buy in to the $1 for $1Mil Tournament? The tournament has a pretty unique structure in that players can take advantage of the ' best stack forward ' policy. This means that you can enter any and all flights , even if you have qualified for day 2. If you qualify for day 2 more than once, you will carry your biggest stack into day 2 with your other stacks effectively being discarded. This gives you ample opportunity to make it into day 2 with the best chance at the $1Mil. Each flight has late registration for 15 levels, with each level being 10 mins. Your starting stack is 10,000 and you will have a max of 3 rebuys per flight. Each flight is limited to a maximum of 5,000 entries, so make sure to enter to avoid disappointment. WPT Global Online tournaments WPT has a fantastic array of online tournaments, constantly changing and improving. The $1 for $1Million goes to show that they are leaders in not only live tournaments, but their online schedule takes some beating. Check out the WPT Global review and find out more about the online poker room. As always, we love hearing from you! Join our PokerDeals Discord , or connect with us on Facebook for some cool poker tips and fun interactive poker content.
What a tournament, and what a winner! Espen J ø rstad has claimed the most coveted title in poker, the WSOP Main Event, walking away with $10,000,000 and the gold bracelet to rule them all. Jørstad ploughed through a huge field of 8,663 players for the ultimate championship title after a gruelling 9 days of play. He is the first Norwegian ever to win the Main Event title. How the final day of play went down Three players went into the final day with Jørstad an overwhelming chip leader with 57% of the chips in play (298,000,000). Adrian Attenborough from Australia was in distant second on 149,800,000, and the Argentinian Michael Duek was short stacked with 72,100,000. On the tenth hand of the day, Attenborough went up against Duek in what would be the latter's final hand of the tournament. With blinds on 1.5M/3M, Attenborough found A♣J♣ on the dealer button and raised to 6m. Duek on the small blind looked down at K♥8 ♦ and re-popped to 23M. Jørstad folded his K8o from the big blind and Attenborough called. Both players checked the Q ♦ 5♥10♣ flop, only to see the party card K♠ on the turn. Duek bet 17M and Attenborough smooth called. The uneventful 3♠ river saw Duek all but shove his stack, leaving himself with a 5M chip behind to which Attenborough announced all in. Duek tossed in his final chip to be beaten by broadway and left the tournament in third with $4,000,000. The intense heads-up duel began with a hand that lasted almost 30 minutes, Attenborough tanking for his tournament life with bottom pair. He eventually found the fold, but lost over half his stack in the process. The final hand of the tournament saw a similar tank from Attenborough, but this time, he couldn't find a fold. Blinds on 2M/4M, both players on similar stacks, with Jørstad about 50M ahead. With no action preflop, both players went into the flop with mediocre hands: Attenborough with J♣4♠ and Jørstad with Q ♦ 2♠. The flop promised action, showing 2♥4♥2♣. Attenborough checked , and Jørstad put in a baby bet of 4M. Attenborough raised to 14M and Jørstad 3-bet to 32M. After a pretty quick call from Attenborough, the turn showed a nothing-card 8♠ to which Attenborough checked . Jørstad put in a bet of 62M and Attenborough called. The river filled Jørstad up with a Q♣ to which Attenborough again opened with a check . Jørstad took his time, eventually announcing all in . After a mammoth tank, Attenborough made the call, thinking he was being bluffed by Jørstad. He left the tournament second taking home $6,000,000. A formidable opponent, Jørstad happily accepted his bracelet and his monster first prize of $10,000,000. Who is Espen Jørstad? Having played most of the tournament barefoot and finding his 'chill' every time he was faced with an important decision, Espen Jørstad was the picture of level-headed throughout the WSOP Main Event. Primarily a cash player, Jørstad dabbles in tournaments every now and again, and he is quite well known online as Hymn2ninkasi on PokerStars , and COVFEFE-19 on GGPoker. He won his seat to the Main Event online at GGPoker in a $1,050 satellite and will continue onto the WSOP Europe Main Event after securing a seat simply by making the final table. He has mentioned that with his winnings, he's excited to start playing in more tournaments as his bankroll is now considerably bigger. He's looking forward to getting into the High Roller scene and playing more $25,000 tournaments. He has also mentioned, however, that he needs to get back to studying the poker basics to be sure that he's good enough. Humble much? The first thing he did when he won was phone his biggest fan: his mother. She was crying and had trouble speaking. She's my biggest fan, so it was kind of emotional. Currently living in London, Jørstad is a former Unibet Poker Ambassador and popular Twitch streamer . 2022 WSOP Main Event Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1st Espen Jørstad Norway $10,000,000 2nd Adrian Attenborough Australia $6,000,000 3rd Michael Duek Argentina $4,000,000 4th John Eames United Kingdom $3,000,000 5th Matija Dobric Croatia $2,250,000 6th Jeffrey Farnes United States $1,750,000 7th Aaron Duczak Canada $1,350,000 8th Philippe Souki United Kingdom $1,085,000 9th Matthew Su United States $850,675 10th Asher Conniff United States $675,000 Congratulations to Espen Jørstad on a very well-deserved win. Keep your eyes peeled for what we can only assume is the first of many wins to come. For more poker content and fun, be sure to check out our PokerDeals Discord , and join our FaceBook group . Images courtesy of PokerGO .
It's been an exciting week of play at the 2022 WSOP Main Event seeing big names walking away empty-handed, as well as relative newcomers cashing big. The final table has been announced with the top ten players heading into day 8 after a massive field of 8,653 other hopefuls have been eliminated. The players will get a day's break to prepare for the battle of the biggest title in poker . The top ten of the 2022 Main Event Philippe Souki Country: United Kingdom Chip count: 13,500,000 Adrian Attenborough Country: Australia Chip count: 50,800,00 Michael Duek Country: United States Chip count: 49,775,000 Matija Dobric Country: Croatia Chip count: 68,650,000 Matthew Su Country: United States Chip count: 83,200,000 Aaron Duczak Country: Canada Chip count: 56,000,000 John Eames Country: United Kingdom Chip count: 54,950,000 Espen J ø rstad Country: Norway Chip count: 83,200,000 Jeffrey Farnes Country: United States Chip count: 35,350,000 Asher Conniff Country: United States Chip count: 24,400,000 Still to come at the WSOP 2022 Main Event You may be wondering why the final table has ten players instead of the usual nine . A decision was made after a gruelling 16-hour day to halt play and head into day 8 of the tournament with ten players. The decision was declared shortly after 6 am with the sun already high in the Vegas sky. Players will now take a well-deserved break to gather their wits and go into the final table on Friday, July 15, mindful and prepared. Day 8 will continue with 108 minutes remaining in level 38 with blinds at 600,000/1,200,000 (1,200,000 BB ante). Play will go on until there are four players left who will return on day 9 (Saturday, July 16) for the final day of play. What are the 2022 WSOP Main Event Payouts The 2022 main event had a prizepool of just over $80mil with a first place prize of $10,000,000. The top 1300 players received prizes starting at $15,000. Place Prize 1st $10,000,000 2nd $6,000,000 3rd $4,000,000 4th $3,000,000 5th $2,250,000 6th $1,750,000 7th $1,350,000 8th $1,085,000 9th $850,675 10th-11th $675,000 Who do you think is going to be immortalised in poker history? Join the discussion on our PokerDeals Discord , and don't forget to follow us on FaceBook for more poker content! Images courtesy of PokerGO
The first few days of the WSOP 2022 are over! The first days of play saw some notable entries to the biggest poker tournament in the world. We have seen some serious action, and of course, a few of the biggest names in the game have walked out of Bally's Event Center with their tails between their legs. Let's take a look at some of the notable exits from the first few days of the WSOP Main Event. Daniel Negreanu exits the 2022 WSOP Main Event This is a world series that DNegs would probably sooner rather forget. His usual cheerful demeanour has been soured by a downswing involving a run of soul-crushing bad beats. The now infamous incident where his camera tripod took the force of his frustration came from a pretty awful runner-runner beat, and his exit from the Main Event was preceded by an equally nasty beat . To sum it up, DNegs got it in post-flop with 7♣7♥ after flopping a boat on a Q♣Q♠7♦board. He was promptly called by Q♥9♥ only to await a 9♠ on the river. Struggling to keep his composure, he muttered, ‘I thought I could take it, but I just can't… I can't take it.' Sigh, we've all been there… After another beat where he lost a flip (no surprise), he wasn't left with much behind and departed the Main Event with A♠K♠ after getting five preflop callers. Phil Ivey out in the second-last hand of the night Ivey walked out after looking to double before the end of day 1D. On the button, Andrew Touchette raised preflop to 1,300, getting a shove from Ivey in the small blind for his remaining 17,000 stack. Touchette called showing AQ to Ivey's K10. The board ran out A J 5 10 8 sending Ivey home. Ivey hasn't had a bad run, cashing at eight 2022 WSOP tournaments and landing a spot on the final table in four of them. Phil Hellmuth hits the rail in the Main Event Hellmuth, kitted out in his Darth Vader outfit, lost a massive chunk of his stack an hour into play on Day 2ABC. Going up against Shawn Smith blind on blind , money went in after a 4♦Q♦8♥ flop. Both players then checked the nothing 2♣ on the turn and saw Hellmuth removing his costume in favour of a more reasonable yellow and black jersey. On the river, a 3♣, Hellmuth bet 12,000 and was raised to 30,000. After a serious tank, he flicked in a call only to be shown Smith's A♣5♣ runner-runner wheel. Hellmuth showed his K♣K♠ before tossing it into the muck. Left with 6,500, the 16-time bracelet winner then got it all in with K♣J♦ against Jeff Frerichs who showed 6♠6♦ for a race. The flop brought a K♦ for Hellmuth which improved to two pair with a J♣ on the turn, but a 6♥ on the river shattered his 2022 WSOP Main event chances. Unfortunately, the force was not with the poker brat this time. Other notable players eliminated from WSOP 2022 The 2004 Main Event champion, Greg Raymer , was eliminated on day 1C Two-time bracelet winner Chance Kornuth was eliminated on day 1B Podcast host and vlogger Jeff Gross was eliminated on day 1B Reigning player of the year, Josh Arieh , was eliminated on day 1A Top of the all-time German money list, Fedor Holz , was eliminated on day 1D There is still loads of action coming our way in the 2022 WSOP Main Event. Who will be shown the way out next? Join the discussion on our PokerDeals Discord . Image credits PokerGO
As poker players, we often find ourselves second-guessing every step we take in our poker journey. Was that the right call? Should I have done it another way? Am I going to be able to compete with top players? Well, poker performance coach Adam Carmichael has trained countless players over the past four years to progress in their poker careers through the Poker Athlete Program . And the good news? We're giving away a 45-minute 1-on-1 session with Adam worth $300 . How to Enter the Poker Athlete Giveaway It's pretty simple. Head over to the PokerDeals Facebook page or the PokerDeals Instagram Page and give us a like. Find the Poker Athlete post ( FB or Insta ) and comment 'Poker Athlete' on it. Remember to tag a friend that would benefit from this awesome giveaway. You can also find our Facebook group, Pure Poker Content , where you can engage with other poker players of various skill types and test your knowledge with some fun poker scenarios. We keep players on their toes with interesting questions, hand rundowns, and challenges that will keep their poker brains finely tuned. About Adam Carmichael As a former high-stakes heads-up sit&go regular, Adam gained insight into what it was to hone his skills and perform to the best of his abilities. With that knowledge, he turned his sights on training other players to upgrade their skills and boost their performance drastically. Over the last few years, he has worked with hundreds of players, helping to optimise their lives in order to achieve their poker goals. With a background in human psychology, exercise science and peak performance, his six years of grind give players a solid strategy to optimise their lives and crush their goals . Find Out More Check out our PokerDeals Podcast where we interviewed Adam about his approach to coaching and how he helps his clients to reach their full poker potential. He discusses the Poker Athletes program and what it takes to up your game. Great poker players aren't born, they're trained To find out more, or to join the discussion, check out our Discord server. Remember: If you don't enter, you can't win!
Simoes has done it, closing out an immense run to top a field of 1,073 runners and taking down the prestigious €5,300 European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Main Event ! In doing so he also becomes the first Brazilian to ever ship an EPT Main , winning the trophy along with a sick €939,840 in prize money. Marcelo Simoes is a big player in Brazil, where his previous best score was $109k for first in a $900 BSOP Main Event back in 2017. With this result being almost 10x bigger, he must be walking on air after his trip to Monaco. The Brazilian player was the only representative of South America featured on the final table, busting out players from across Europe and the United States to secure the win, including Spanish PokerStars Pro Ramon Colillas . How did the action go down? During six-handed play Simoes really shone, building a huge chip lead thanks to consistently aggressive play. Across a hectic half-hour's play, German Erkan Soenmez , French Hugo Pingray , US player Jaime Cervantes and Dragos Trofimov from Moldova were all eliminated, leaving just Simoes and Danish player Morten Hvam to fight it out heads-up. The heads-up itself was also a short one, lasting under an hour. In the final hand, Hvam opened to 500k at 125k/250k (250k bb ante) blinds and faced a 3bet from Simoes to 1.3 million which he called. The flop came down 9 ♦ 7 ♦ 6♠ and Simoes continuation bet a further 1 million . Hvam considered briefly before shoving all-in, a total of 3.4 million chips, with Simoes snap-calling him. Simoes tabled K ♥ K ♦ for the overpair, and all Hvam had to show was the K♣T ♦ for a gutshot with overs. When the board ran out 5♠, J ♦ the Dane was eliminated, and Simoes was crowned EPT Monte Carlo Main Event Champion for 2022. EPT Monte Carlo Main Event 2022 Winners and Payouts Place Player Earnings (USD) 1 Marcelo Simoes Mesqueu $986,832 2 Morten Hvam $592,872 3 Dragos Trofimov $417,469 4 Jaime Cervantes $313,645 5 Hugo Pingray $239,883 6 Erkan Soenmez $175,402 It was a long, hard battle for the Brazilian over five days of intense poker action, and a well-deserved win for this passionate poker player. We are sure that his family and friends back home will be celebrating his win for Brazil for a long time to come. Well played sir. Image courtesy of Pokerstars
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