The 2018 Playground Winter Festival Is Underway

The Playground Winter Festival is all set to start and the action is heating up for its 2018 Edition. The festival is taking place this year at the Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake; it is just outside of Montreal.  The festival is comprised of 17 events and it will continue for over 18 days, the festival of 2018 is certain to warm things up by offering the winning amount of over $1,000,000. This is the guaranteed prize pool and it is guaranteed between about 14th January to 31st of January.

The kickoff event of the festival – a $135 + $25 NL Hold’em Next-Day Re-entry is now open and boasts an impressive Guarantee of $100,000. The tournament is also a bonus to the community as the fee of $25 “rake” is not a normal one – this amount taken during the tournament will be given to local charitable initiatives as a donation.
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The Increasing Popularity Of Poker In India

In India, the Poker is a growing very fast and becoming popular among different age groups, be it among a bunch of colleagues, a group of college-goers or on the Internet. And this is the reason that India has become the hot target for many poker firms.

Say for e.g. recently PokerBaazi.com, the Indian online poker website made history in early October by launching the tournament ‘The MoneyMaker’ – this was the online poker tournament and it offered the prize pool of INR 1 crore. The tournament created a stir in industry of poker in India, and also stood as a benchmark for the poker tournament. Now, the game is being enjoyed by many.
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World Cup Of Cards

For those who have witnessed the World Series of Poker as well as the Barcelona PokerStars tournament, they can now move their attention to the ongoing World Cup of Cards that has more than six million guaranteed as the grand prize.


Indeed, for the professionals in the world of poker, it is raining money at live tournaments, as long as they have the skill and good luck to cash in.

The World Cup of Cards has started from the middle of August and will be a month long event. Canada is the venue for this event, it also gives poker players a chance to visit and experience the sights and sounds of Montreal in between the events of the tournament. The World Cup of Cards will continue till September 13th and will have 36 events in total. Eleven out of the 36 events will be non-hold’em games including Crazy Pineapple, Roll the Dice, Omaha hi/lo and so forth. Indeed, the mixed nature of games in this tournament makes it novel and interesting. Continue reading World Cup Of Cards

In Las Vegas Now Luxor Casino Is To Close Its Poker Room

By the end of the June, the poker supply in Las Vegas will get a little thinner as the Luxor has decided to close its room.


The main casino corridor of Nevada will lose one more poker room when the Luxor will close its nine-table room. It will close the room on June 18 2017. The move is the follow up of the move of Monte Carlo who shut its poker room in April 2017. It is also the property of MGM.

So far, twenty two poker rooms have been closed in Las Vegas within the span of six years. Now the Sin City has three dozen poker rooms.

The closing of poker room of Luxor will leave the Strip area of Las Vegas with 260 tables and 18 rooms of poker. In 2007, in Nevada, it was the poker boom height in terms of the market size; there were a combined 396 tables and 26 Strip poker rooms. Continue reading In Las Vegas Now Luxor Casino Is To Close Its Poker Room

Negreanu And Hellmuth In Boxing Ring

Will Daniel Negreanu beat Phil Hellmuth in the match of boxing? This might sound strange question to you, but Negreanu wants to people’s opinion on this.


Negreanu is a player who is most vocal and often involves in Twitter rants, polls and conversations with his fan and followers.

In recent instances, Negreanu is going to post a hand decision to gauge the thoughts of people. However, on 21st February the player wanted to know if his followers and fan people would bet on him for the boxing match that he is going to have against Hellmuth.

The question posted by per Negreanu on his twitter account is:

  • Headgear would be worn.
  • 3X3 minute rounds.
  • The boxing fight will take place “tomorrow”.
  • Negreanu Gets the Decision Win.

Total 12,177 followers participated in the poll and of which 57% participants say they are ready to bet their money on Negreanu.

The boxing match between both poker players is an informal game and Negreanu takes the matter as a joke twitted that the last full three rounds the Poker Brat would be a 20-1 dog. Continue reading Negreanu And Hellmuth In Boxing Ring

PCB Concluded Declaring Harder As Winner

The complete adventurous PokerStars Championship Bahamas concluded on and as expected, Christian Harder made the way to $5,000 Main Event and won it.


It is the first ever win for Harder for PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event. Harder beat Cliff Josephy and heads-up to win the prize.

Details of top five positions in the event are:

  • United States Christian Harder won the tournament and claimed the price of $429,66
  • The second position of the tournament was secured by Cliff Josephy from United States. And he won the price of $403,448. Third price again went to a player of the United States, and the winning amount was $259,980.
  • The fourth position of the event was secured by player from Russia Aleksei Opalikhin. He won the price of $191,420. Fifth position was taken by Michael Gentili of Canada and he won the prize amount of $140,940. The sixth position was secured by Norway player Rasmus Glæsel and the winning amount was $103,780.
  • The final table of the championship started with six hands, but it soon turned to be five hands. Rasmus Glæsel of Norway, lost a few chips very early on was out. After the exit of Rasmus, it took hours and a number of hands for the next player to go. And then gradual eviction happened. And finally Harder and Josephy encountered each other. They played really well and because only one could have been the winner thus Harder made his way. In 2008 event, Harder finished in seventh position. And in the year 2017, he became the winner of the championship.
  • The last round of the event did not take much time to get over. Then Josephy was out kicked by Harder and he lost chips very rapidly. And this happened multiple times in the event. After some time the game got over and Harder was declared as winner of the tournament.

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