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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Nearly that time again - WSOP 2012

In the beginning of this prolific tournament in 1970 there were only 6 players, today this tournament attracts more than 75000 entrants from across the globe generating prize money more than $1 900 000. Its hard to believe that its almost time again, 2012 marks the 43rd annual World Series of Poker.

The tournament will be held in the Rio All-suit hotel and casino in Las Vegas!

This year there will be 62 events, consisting of different buy-ins ranging from $500 to $1mil, the seats are expected to be filled with professionals and amateurs a like. The first event starts on the 27th of May - three days before my birthday (boy, wouldn't that be a great birthday present). the final event of the series begins on the 9th of July.
A couple notable tournaments:

- Event 12    Heads Up NLHE     $10 000
- Event 17   Pot Limit HE            $10 000
- Event 32   H.O.R.S.E               $10 000
- Event 39   Pot Limit Omaha      $10 000
- Event 45   The Poker Players Championship  $50 000
- Event 55   The Big One for One NLHE        $1 000 000
- Event 57   NLHE (6 handed)         $10 000
- Event 61   NLHE championship (Main Event)  $10 000

Hope to see new faces, winners and names holding bracelets. I have a great feeling about Phil Ivey this year though!

Check out these links for more on the WSOP and  WSOP Schedule.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012


The World Bloggers Championship of Online Poker has been underway since last Thursday, I have been very busy with varsity and life but managed to squeeze in one sitting. Event #5 NLHE. I played a little rushed as its been a while since my last online tournament, think I place 180 or so.
>> I could blame my early exit on the rust, but the main issue I had after post analyses, was the fact that I played too many hands. K.-7 and K-8 off suit do not deserve the respect I gave them, need to regain my focus. 

There are 13 tournaments remaining, all building up to Sundays MAIN EVENT climax!
I am fixing my schedule so as to have time to play in atleast 3 of the remaining tournaments namely: Event #23 and #24 - NLHE and NL Omaha respectively.

Each tournament will require different strategy, I will save that for my post match report LOL.

It is incredible how many bloggers play poker there are currently over 50 000 players logged into Pokerstars. I kinda hope this tournament not only brings about success in a bloggers poker career but also increase the exposure with in the blogging world.

So lets Shuffle up and Blog!

World Series of Poker Africa.

The highest staked sports event on the planet found its way to the continent of Africa, infact right on our doorstep - Emerald resort and casino. However, despite not having entrants and prize money to the quantity Europe and the US attract it was still a very successful tournament. Having a living legend of the Scotty “The Prince” Nguyen as the host.
The series ran from the February 21 - 26. All building up to the main event! To my complete satisfaction a local took the crown Joe-boy Rahme, Well done! I watched the final hand and once Rahme won the entire arena erupted, South Africa has become very passionate about poker.

Despite the first prize only being $158 595 (R1.197mil), it is a very big win for the tight knit poker community of South Africa. The final table was filled with South African players from all over the country two from Cape Town: Brad Flynn and Mark Mulhall; the majority of the table was made up of Jo-burgers.

Joe-boy's acceptance speech mentioned alot of promise in South African poker and our participation on the world stage. Unfortunately I missed the few Satellites hosted in Cape Town, really wish more Satellites would come down south.

Monday, 13 February 2012


Over the past few months I started to really use my twitter getting involved and updated by my companies and sites in my country (South Africa) and worldwide. Last night I came across this PokerStars event -World Blogger Championship of Online Poker and thought I have to enter. I have been blogging about poker for the past 7months and have attract hundreds of viewer -blogging about everything from poker news to tips and strategies I have researched and tried throughout my poker career.

If I won the $5000 prize I would be quite well off in my currency and be able to do quite a bit. The first thing I will have to do however is pay my University fees as I am a hard working economics major.The rest of the money will be used for my pilgramage to Las Vegas, my girlfriend and I have been saving up for the trip this would really kick start the trip.

I have been playing on PokerStars since I was 18, thats 4years, it would be a great experience to even get to play in the WBCOOP events scheduled from 23 Feb - 4 Mar.

Check out for more details on the WBCOOP!