Illinois to introduce online poker and live event week upcoming

  • After a rather lucky streak, Erik Seidel is 2nd in WPT 101 Bay. Can he claim his second title? More live action coming next week with EPT London, Premier league VI with Duhamen, Hellmuth, Tilly, etc.

  • Being a poker player requires to spend a lot of time in planes traveling to live events. Currenlly ongoing World Poker tour in U.S. and upcoming London events of EPT and WPT next week going to drain some poker players out. But it is worth it if you win the title!

    Nuts of the Week:

    Pokerstars $7 million Sunday Million was held last Sunday. Poker players went crazy! 50.000 players entered and top three players each claimed over $800.000! The winner of the tournament is Andrius 'benislovas' Bielskis, a poker player from Lithuania that before has a biggest win of $1.200.

    Online poker bill in Illinois is on the line. Will this be the fourth state to join online poker world in U.S.? There is also Iowa that is getting closer to online poker legislation.

    WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star is almost over. 6 players remaining with Paul Volpe holding the chip lead. On the second place so far we have one of our featured pros Erik Seidel who already has 1 WPT title and more Final Table finishes.

    Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars challenge - this Sunday

    Challenge between poker pros Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom, Bertrand Grosspellier and Isaac Haxton will take place this Sunday! Both players that initiated this challenge have been exchanging tweets to mock the other.

    Of course, poker sites that these poker players represent made a big promotion out of it. Some members of the community even think this challenge was first thought in the office. I guess we will never know.

    But we can watch the duels take place this Sunday, on Full Tilt Poker. Follow tweets for latest updates.

    $125.000 buy-in Premier League has one more player signed

    Someone that is flaming hot in the poker world for the last few months. Yes, it's the most famous U.K. bloke - Sam Trickett. He is an amazing high stakes player that almost instantly became one of the world's best known players after superb performances on Aussie Millions 2011 and WSOP 2012.

    Premier League is a unique 16-player event that season VI:
    Scott Seiver, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Tony G, Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Luke Schwartz, Jonathan Duhamel, Marvin Rettenmaier, Dan Shak and Jennifer Tilly. Party Poker invites poker players to suggest who should fill-up the remaining 3 spots.

    What an exciting week awaits all poker players. Don't miss the big games and comeback soon for more of the latest news!