Starting May 1, American players from Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey will be able to play together again. Currently, WSOP.com and 888 have licenses of three states, both rooms are part of the same network.
An interesting detail: players from New Jersey who want to play with their compatriots from other states will have to abandon the HUD (in Nevada and Delaware, any auxiliary software is prohibited).
These three states are home to approximately 13,000,000 people (9,000,000 in New Jersey, 3,000,000 in Nevada, and about a million in Delaware). The residents of small states will benefit much more from the merger.
Gus Hansen also spent last week in Barcelona, but he left his number only for the "Main Event", the tournament with an eight-figure guarantee. He devoted the rest of his time to Chinese poker with Nicky “KaiBuxxe" Jedlichki:
"Partypoker»Reduced the rake in PKO (progressive knockouts), players will now pay less rake and receive more bounty.
The innovation will come into force on May 6. Just in time for the start "Powerfest".
Comparison table of new and old rake looks like this:
Nothing lasts forever except for Chris Moorman, who has won one tournament after another for ten years in a row. Last weekend, the most successful tournament player in online poker history ($14,000,000+) dragged in the Sunday Warm-up ($39,000). This is the 36th career victory of the Englishman.
Among the other champions of the past week, Steven Van Zadelhof, the reigning WCOOP champion, is also worth mentioning. On Sunday, the Dutchman won The Whale of 888. The win earned him $32 500.
The EPT Grand Final kicks off in Monte Carlo next week. Here is a list of the main events in the series:
|April 25-28||EPT National||€1,100|
|April 26-28||EPT Super High Roller||€100,000|
|April 27-28||EPT National High Roller||€2,200|
|April 26-29||EPT Cup||€330|
|April 28 - May 4||EPT Main Event||€5,300|
|May 2-4||EPT High Roller||€25,000|
The main tournament of the stage has become a little better. Firstly, in the tournament it will be possible to reentry (though only one). Secondly, from the second day, a shot clock will be used (time limit for thinking over moves), and thirdly, as in some tournaments of the world series, the big blind will pay ante for the whole table (big blind ante). Thus, the game will become noticeably faster and, as a result, more attractive for TV.