Absolute Poker Asks Its Players to Get Creative With Its Latest Contests

Absolute Poker is looking to its players to demonstrate their creative side in its two separate promotions the Craziest Last Longer Bet (CLLB) and the Table Skin Design Contest (TSDC). Both of these contests started on the 10th of May and will finish on the 8th of June and competitors will be judged on their creativeness.

In the Craziest Last Longer Bet, Absolute Poker is seeking for players to make a YouTube video of a bet against a friend. If you believe you can outlast your friend in the WSOP $1,000 NLH Event #54 challenge him with a bet. Of course Absolute Poker will be looking for the most creative and mind-blowing bet and will send the winner and his mate to Las Vegas to challenge it out at the WSOP. The winner and the loser of the two friends will be judged by who last the longest in the WSOP $1,000 NLH Event #54.

Here is just one of the many bets so far:

PokerStars Starts a Twitter Poker League

On the 6th of June the world's biggest online poker room, PokerStars launches a brand new poker league on Twitter. If you're a fan of Twitter and play on PokerStars this league is for you.

PokerStars is asking Twitter users to express their joy in a 140 characters or less (make sure you tag each tweet with #tpoker) and they will be looking for the best tournament tweets. It is not clear yet if your tweets will count towards your Twitter Poker League listings. Smile

There is an official Twitter Poker League website, which can be reached via this link.

PokerStars - Twitter Poker League

Michael Mizrachi Avoids Bankruptcy by Winning the WSOP Event #2

Although his brother, Robert Mizrachi started the final table of the Event #2 ahead of Michael, it was Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi who ended winning the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. The final table show down saw The Grinder go up against the Russian Vladimir Schmelev in a heads-up match, who he outwitted, to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $1,559,046 cash prize.

Michael Mizrachi - First WSOP bracelet

The winning of over a million and half dollars came to Michael as a blessing in time of need considering he was almost bankrupt. In a previously posted article we looked how Michael was in serious financial trouble and even facing losing his house because of his unwise spending sprees and a huge tax bill. This latest win will pull Michael into the green enabling him to pay his tax bill of $339,711 which has been hunting him.

Considering Michael was broke, I hope he did not to sell too much part of his action. Smile

Brian Townsend Leaves CardRunners

A little more than a month after Cole South said his farewells and left CardRunners, Brian Townsend is now also throwing in the towel announcing his exit from the most known coaching site. Full Tilt Poker wasted no time in their announcement that they will be immediately dropping Brians unique avatar and withdrawing his sponsorship deal which was tied to his CardRunners instructor status.

Brian Townsend

Brian told in his blog on the 2nd of June that his resonation came because he felt he has been tied down to the company for too long and would like to concentrate more on playing poker. Although Full Tilt Poker has taken away Brian’s playing nick name and unique avatar which held “red pro” status. He will continue to play a Full Tilt Poker but under his old nickname “sbrugby” once again. Brian will not leave CardRunners completely and will continue to participate on the website’s forum, but not as an official instructor.

Poker Movie Review - Maverick (1994)

I’m sure most of you have already seen the 1994 film titled Maverick, but I still feel like it needs to be mentioned. It is an all-time classic, and despite my feelings that this movie has about as much to do with poker as I do with ballet, it is still definintely worth a watch.

Believe it or not, I have only just seen this film last week. I made four attempts to sit through the whole film, and on my fourth day I finally succeeded and made it to the end. I always wondered why the film was considered the ultimate poker movie. I personally think it doesn’t live up to these expectations and for the people who believe it does, I suggest they take a look at the film Rounders, they’ll come out quite surprised.

Maverick

Overall, I would have to say this film is boring. Not a bit, but a lot. It also tries to be funny, but most of the time the humour feels pushed and becomes rather irritating than hilarious. It’s like when you go to see a movie at a cinema and the film is so bad that you sink in your chair, hoping no one sees you watching it. This movie gives you a similar feeling. But luckily, it is on dvd and in the safety of your own home you can easily switch it off, just like I did for four days in a row.
To mention one positive to come out of the film to help bear the two hours would have to be Jodie Foster (Annabelle Bransford), who is so glamorous and beautiful that it sends your brain into a trance just seeing her walking around.

One Man with a 10K Poker Challenge

The 10k Poker Challenge is a blog written by the player named 10kHero who has set the goal to make $10,000 out of playing poker online. 10kHero started the challenge with only $40 in his bankroll and has been playing no limit holdem cash game online to achieve this goal.

10kHero has carefully planned and calculated how to hit the $10,000 target. According to his plan he will play between NL2 and NL200 over the time spand of a year. You can view the full breakdown of his plan in the chart and graph below.

10kHero Challenge

All progress that has been made will also be made visible through his blog postings. 10kHero also applies a good bankroll management in order to keep his bankroll safe.

Lamborghini’s Bizarre 36 Valve Yacht - Got the Need for Speed?

We’ve already got used to the fact that rich guys even use their Lamborghini to go to the corner store to grab more toilet paper, but what happens should they wish to get on water? Of course, you can drive your luxury Gallardo to the docks, but that’s as far as it’ll take you. No need to stress, though, because the new Lamborghini yacht has arrived.

Concept - Lamborghini Yacht

Project Natal - The Next Generation for Xbox 360

Project Natal which is the code name for the new sensor for the Xbox 360 enables full-body motion to be used as a controller. Designed by Microsoft, Project Natal will be an add-on peripheral for the Xbox 360 and is said to not require any additional hardware upgrades to existing 360 consoles.

The Mastermind Behind the EPT Berlin Robbery Was Arrested This Weekend

The German police arrested a man named Mohammed Abou-C, who is said to be the mastermind behind the EPT Berlin robbery.

Mohammed Abou-C
Mohamed Abou-C playing some poker

The thieves got away with €242,000 after storming into the Grand Hyatt Hotel which was hosting the EPT in Berlin. It was an easy target for the bandits, because the organizers did not pay attention to adequately protect the money which was on display in the lobby. The robbers would have stole even more if a hotel employee had not grabbed one of the bags of loot which allegedly contained over €500,000.

PINA1980 Wins a Trip to Mount Everest at PokerStars

As most of you know already the online poker website PokerStars.com sponsors some of the best poker professionals in the business. But it’s sponsorship of professionals does not stop at poker. In order to get its name out there, PokerStars has an initiative way in finding events or celebrities that could boost their reputation. One of their most recent signings included Gianluigi ’Gigi’ Buffon, the professional goalkeeper for the Italian national soccer team. As PokerStars widens it’s net in looking to add to their line-up of sporting stars and celebrities, they stumbled across two brothers Damien and Willie Benegas who are seek to conquer Mount Everest (this will be Willie’s 10th trip to the summit).

Willie Benegas, Mount Everest
Willie Benegas on the top of Mount Everest in a past climb

Poker Movie Review - Rounders (1998)

Rounders is undoubtedly the most popular poker film of all times, one that probably every Texas Hold’em player knows about. This is the movie that made people start playing poker even before the era of poker ads on TV. This is the movie that every poker player has to see at least once in their lives. The poker society altogether has a lot to thank to this cult film for poker players.

I think that the above thoughts already express my admiration for this movie. I wasn’t even really clear with the rules at the time I watched the film, but it still instantly grabbed my attention. The atmosphere and the magic surrounding the players and the buoyancy of Mike (Matt Damon) make this film a must-see.

Rounders

Do I really need to introduce the plot of this film? Is there a reader of this blog that hasn’t seen it?

Scotty Nguyen and Amanda Musumeci get interviewed at the WSOP 2010

Scotty Nguyen, considered one of the most funniest poker player talks about the new eight-game mix format and his love for the Lakers at the WSOP 2010. In 2008 Scotty won the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the WSOP and is considered a professional poker pro.

Guinness Record - The Venetian Macau, Built of 218,000 Playing Cards

The multiple Guinness Record holder Bryan Berg has built the card version of the Venetian Macau Hotel & Casino out of 218,000 cards, with which he broke his own previous record. The playing card version of the Chinese luxury hotel and casino has been exhibited in the lobby of the hotel itself. The monstrum took 44 days to put together and weighs 272 kilograms in total.

The Porsche Superyacht

In 2008, when Porsche first released its secret blueprints for the catamaran-like superyacht, they were not taken that seriously by the public, with most saying it would never get built. We don’t know what the odds would have looked like at betting offices for ever seeing the yacht on water rather than paper, but now it’s clear it is not just a fancy drawing. All speculations were crushed when spy photos of the luxury superyacht appeared in Superyacht Times.

Porsche Yacht

Roll Up in Las Vegas in Style - All Aboard the New Casino Train

If there is a place in the world that uses all the opportunities it gets, it would have to be Las Vegas. One thing that everyone surely knows about this city is that it is situated in the middle of the Nevada Desert and plays home to some of the world’s best casinos. Its isolation by the desert doesn’t mean it’s a city that is forgotten, being one of the most popular tourist attractions.

Bringing in millions of dollars from tourists each year, a new organization seeks to make the most of this by transporting tourists to the gallows of Las Vegas (home for the gambling yankees) in their new luxury train. The only difference between this and other schemes is that they’re trying to rob your wallets before you even make it to your destination.

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