Somerville parts ways with UP while WSOP APAC kicks off

  • As the year is coming to an end, the last of the year's events are here. And the biggest of them all is WSOP APAC that has just started in Melbourne, Australia. All you your favorite poker stars will be attending.

  • This week is inevitably about World Series of Poker Asia Pacific that has just kicked off and will ruin until 16 October. Also, it’s seems that the thrend is continuing – more poker pros lose sponsorships. This time it’s the charismatic, now ex-Ultimate Poker poker pro, Jason Somerville.

    • Joe Cada wants 100% rakeback

    Last week we talked about three well-known poker pros leave Pokerstars – 2010 World Champion Joe Cada, Marcel Luske and Alex Kravchenko. After the announcement Joe Cada claimed on Twitter that he did not ask for anything else from Pokerstars for being a sponsored pro except 100% rakeback that he has been getting previously.

    But at this stage Pokerstars is more focused on promoting their sports pros – Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal.

    • Jason Somerville leaves Ultimate Poker

    The theme seems to be continuing. Another poker pro loses his sponsorship. Well, not so much loses the sponsorship. Somerville, since joining Ultimate Poker has been working on a project called Run It Up trying to spin $50 to $10,000.

    As he felt he deserved more, Somerville left Ultimate Poker as they could not offer him an appropriate wage for his efforts. Currently, Ultimate Poker pros remain Daniel ”dmoongirl” Andersen, Dan O’Brien and of course, Antonio “Magician” Esfandiari.


    Here it is! World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific has kicked off. We’re sure it’s going to be a great one. Today is the day of $1,100 Accumulator No Limit Hold’em that saw 158 players so far with Day 1C event yet to start. Currently an overwhelming chip-leader is Scott Clements with over 76,000 chips while Marko Piper in second has twice as less.

    Unfortunately, among players that did not advance to Day 2 were Vanessa Rousso, Russell Thomas, Johnathan Duhamel.

    After the Accumulator, the following events include:

    • $2,200 NL Hold’em (5 October)
    • $1,650 PLO (5 October)
    • $1,650 Terminator ((6 October)
    • $5,000 PLO (7 October)
    • $1,650 Dealers Choice (8 October)
    • $2,200 NL Hold’em 6 Max (9 October)
    • $5,000 8 Game (10 October)
    • $10,000 Main Event (12 October)
    • $25,000 HR (15 October)

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    Next week is going to be a super exciting one. Join us on Facebook and tell us what you’re excited the most.