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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Christian Harder works and plays the poker game

Christian Harder is a professional poker player.


This player is very much skilled and a very sharp poker player. He plays the game with all the new tricks and the methods he is very much concerned towards the game. He loves the profession he has chosen. He choose this profession at a very young age and has achievement much titles cashes and many achievements in the game but he is not completely satisfied with his playing skills he wants to achieve more and become one of the final tables in the poker game.

This player comes with the winning spirit in the game and o matter whether he wins or loses the game he is satisfied with it and if he loses then he learns from his mistakes and look at it that he won’t repeat these mistakes again. He always learns from his mistakes and also looks at his opponent in a very sharp way and also learns from them the methods of playing he captures the weakness of the players and keeps a check on it until the next game with the same player and then looking at the weakness he attacks the player. Continue reading Christian Harder works and plays the poker game

Marcel Luske in full battle gear to fight off Poker Frauds

Poker frauds have become common and poker player Marcel Luske, taking a break from the table, hopes that the menace can be tackled if the poker industry adapts the unique identification system developed by his company which is specially designed to crackdown frauds taking place in the game.


In order to do this he is taking a bet which he believes would prevent frauds and offer security to the game.

Marcel, a former pro from PokerStars declared this week that Fortified-ID his new venture has developed the first personal identification card system in the world which would uniquely feature an impossible to clone finger print. As per the company website the company creates “nonClonableIDTM technology (nCID)” labels and tags that carry inimitable digital fingerprints in the user’s identity cards. The cards will be authenticated by scanning the nCID tags which in turn will allow the determination of the identity of the persons by the poker platform. According to claim the compactly created identity cards will be ideal for poker registration to serving as a passport when you need to travel overseas.
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Amaya’s chairman looking to take largest online poker company

Amaya’s CEO and chairman is looking to take the largest online poker company of the world about 18 months after it got hold of PokerStars for $4.9 billion. David Baazov along with a bunch of investors declared on Monday that their interest in paying US$ 21 per share in cash, forty per cent above Friday’s closing amount.
Recently, a news release issued in Baazov’s name said that the main form and structure of the transaction have not been determined, and no discussions have commenced between Mr. Baazov and Amaya with respect to any particular transaction.
It stated that there is no guarantee that dealing would go on or be reasoned out. A same statement issued by the board of directors of the company stated that a committee of independent directors would critique any formal offers by Baazov or others.
The proclamations prompted a soar up in Amaya’s stock price that peaked Monday at $19.75 on the Toronto Stock Exchange — the most since 24th December. In later dealing, Amaya (TSX:AYA) stock fell back to close up US$ 3.01 or 20% at $18.

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Hollywood Poker Open Columbus starting on May 14 and 10 Featured Events await players

Ok, get ready for the final stop of Hollywood Poker Open Season 3, before the season ends with the M Resort Casino Spa in Las Vegas sponsored Championship Event.
Hollywood Poker Open Columbus will be hosted by Hollywood Casino, Columbus, Ohio and it run from May 14 to May 25. There are 10 HPO permitted “featured” events in a total of 32 scheduled events. The occasion will be also graced by HPO ambassador and 2003 World Series Poker Main Event winner Chris Moneymaker. Of course, the team from PokerNews Live will be in attendance to capture the action live from the Regional Main Event, and report in our blog live.
The Editor in Chief Donnie Peters of PokerNews said, “HPO Columbus is the last stop before the season ends and it offers players an opportunity to qualify for the Las Vegas Championship Event. It also boasts a guarantee of $100,000 prize pool and the prospect of playing with Chris Moneymaker the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion. So what else would you want?”
HPO Columbus was won by Joey Couden last year, who neutralized the 7-1 chip disadvantage before he took the top prize of $60,827. There were 126 entrants that the tournament attracted which was also a HPO record then, and also generated prize pool money worth $202,754. At that time it was a $1,800 buy-in for the Main Event, but the season-3 offers an affordable $1,115 buy-in which is cheaper and is likely to attract a larger field than the last season.

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Charlie Carrel, just 21 Wins €1,114,000 in EPT11 Grand Final €25K High Roller Event

21 year old Charlie won the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand €25,000 High Roller and the prize money of €1.114 million for first place. The tournament drew a total of 215 entries consisting of 159 Day 1 entries and three day 2 entries, along with 53 reentries.

The later comprised of 42 reentries on Day 1 and 11 reentries on Day 2. A total of €5,267,500 was generated for the pool and it all came to an end with Charlie’s Friday night win.

The success of the first €25K, was the biggest of Carrel, but this is not the only one he had won. Carrel headed the field consisting 212 entries back in November, and won the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Grand Final and earned £108,625. Only a couple of months ago, he also won €183,800 when he finished at the fifth place in EPT Malta €10,000 High Roller.

Carrel confessed that in the last five months he had been living out the suitcase. When asked what his next plans are, he told that it is going to celebration with friends in a town which is not decided yet. Carrel also came up that the win was not all of his own and he is also planning to participate in the $111,111 One Drop event of 2015 World Series of Poker. His face was with a huge smile when he said that he was highly excited to spend some of the winnings on his friends. Continue reading Charlie Carrel, just 21 Wins €1,114,000 in EPT11 Grand Final €25K High Roller Event