Israelashvili With 90 WSOP Cashes

The World Series of Poker 2018 awarded around 80 bracelets and the all time total came up to 1,500 in the 49 year history of the WSOP. Roland Israelashvili, the poker pro only wishes for one bracelet. He hails from Forest Hills, New York and was one of the toppers in bracelet event cashes. Israelashvili completed “in the money” 14 times this season, which sums up to 90 WSOP bracelet events. No player can beat him in this, yet he hasn’t had even a single win. He has cashed in events since 2005 in the poker stage.

Israelashvili has been attempting and almost each year from past many years he has had several cashes. He has been the WSOP Circuit ring holder for 5 times with no bracelet. But he keeps trying and simply doesn’t want to give up. Tony Cousineau, the Floridian poker player who is the 2nd one falling in this category. He has achieved 87 cashes without a bracelet. The third one is Tom McCormick from North Dakota has won 76 cashes and no bracelet. Israelashvili has achieved around $1.8 million in the World Series of Poker events, but after reaching on top, money doesn’t matter much and what matters is the bracelet.

In order to achieve the bracelet Israelashvili has modified his playing tactics this summer so as to get a better shot. He concentrated mostly on mixed game events and as a result missed more about morning events with maximum people.

However, no bracelet has been achieved in spite of playing more events. He showed his best trial in 2013 as he completed 3rd in the buy-in Little One for One Drop. In addition, he completed 5th in 2012 in buy-in Poker Players Championship. The top most performances this year was finishing in 15th place in the Seven Card Stud Championship. Israelashvili is positive and hopeful that he would soon achieve the bracelet.

Cybersecurity Warnings At TechCrunch Should Resonate With Online Poker Sites

The cyberattack that took place recently at the WPN online poker network probably could be just the iceberg tip for threat facing online sites of poker.


This was revealed by the internet security experts who gathered in San Francisco in TechCrunch Disrupt this week.

For poker sites, it is hardly a stretch to get a fear of big hack of similar type what happened with Equifax, that hack exposed the personal financial data of over 143 million people.

Information Security Manager of Google, Heather Adkins at TechCrunch Disrupt told the audience at an annual conference. Here the startups of new technology, launched their products, he said every website owner should prepare themselves for one fact and that is their website could get hacked.”

Adkins added that it is completely impossible for hundred percent avoiding of cyber hackers regardless of the fact how good security measures one is taking. There, the website owner should not only focus on preventing the hacking issue, but they should also know how to react to a hacker, only this will create a difference.

She asked the audience, “At the present time, the question is not whether your system is vulnerable to hacking or not and you will get hacked or not, but the real question is, are you ready?” “Are you prepared to take a quick decision about what to do next? We all have to prepare for that thing; prevention is just the prevention and not the cure.”

Get Ready For Vines Event At Planet Hollywood

On 1st July, the Rescue Charitable Association and Vegas Fire and will host neighbors, fellow firefighters, poker enthusiasts and local celebrities alike at its annual tournament.


The tournament will benefit the retired and active rescue personnel.

This is an annual event and the name of the event is “Don Vines Memorial No Limit Poker Tournament”. This is a poker for a cause-event, which will take place at the Resorts and Casino Planet Hollywood, which will also offer a chance for the player to get a seat in the main event of the 2017 WSOP.

In the event, the competitors for fun will bet their chips on the Mezzanine floor of Planet Hollywood. The event will start at 2 p.m. at the same time it will get open to the public. The buy-in of $200 will includes the opportunity to win cash prizes; the tournament winner will get the guaranteed seat to the main event of WSOP worth $10,000.

To get more information about the event one can visit the website www.vfrca.org. Continue reading Get Ready For Vines Event At Planet Hollywood

Arieh Holds The Second Position In WPT Day 1A

With the 297 entries, the event WPT Borgata Poker Open in Atlantic City.


The poker pro Josh Arieh is there in the event with some other biggies of poker like Olivier Busquet, Will Failla, Darren Elias, Eli Elezra, Brian Hastings and Joe McKeehen. It is expected that the flight of 152 will join the event on the second day.

The game is a re-buy event and will continue for five days, until the last man stands in the completion. The prize pool of the event is nearly $3 million. For the second day of the event the buy-in was $3,500. So, those who were out of the completion on day one came back into the show on day 2 and get back to the action. Farid Jattin is going to WPT cash for the fight time and at the final table for the third time. The player ended the first day of the competition with the highest stack of 206,200.

On the day one Josh Arieh wasn’t the lucky player to bag the pot. However, he is still in the game and fighting to move to the final table of the event. Josh Arieh has 187,000 chips and he is on the second position, right after Jattin. Behind him is the Olivier Busquet, on the day two of the event, he will bring 177,700 chips to the table.

And it is not just only these players are in the competition. Three Champions Club members also there with more than 100,000 chips. They are Eli Elezra, Kevin Saul and Will Failla. The Player of the Year WPT, Mike Shariati, has 99,900 chips with him.

Speaking about the event, Arieh said, “This event is one of the best in WPT calendar. I thoroughly enjoy it and the feeling is same this year too.”

Croatians And SuperSport

Online poker has been licensed in Croatia and this scene has been around for some time.


However, only this year a licensed poker room has started operations. It was inaugurated by SuperSport who has officially launched an online poker room in the country on January 11th.

The laws guiding online gambling in this country are similar laws that exist in countries like France. The laws require operators to have a land based operation in the country before they can apply for a license to start an online gambling venture. Croatia has several sports betting shops owned by SuperSport, as well as a casino.

The company had been targeted to launch an online poker venture from the previous year, but the licensing restrictions have prevented it from starting off from the middle of a year. The licensing law requires a fee to be paid yearly which will run from the beginning to the end of a calendar year. As a result, the company decided that it would be cost effective to start operations from the beginning of a new calendar year.

The company has to pay an amount of €600,000 to run its online poker room, an amount that needs to be paid yearly. As a result of the new license the company is allowed to offer different online poker and casino games through its site. The players for the site would be natives of Croatia. On the first week the website saw good traffic, about 190 players participating in ring games of low stakes. Some of the ring game tables have been named after popular Croatian islands like Rab, Krk, Hvar and others. As a result, this helps to add a native flavor to the games, attracting the local to try these anew. The focus is on recreational players who come in to try the different games.

Maurice Hawkins Sets A New Record

When talk about setting goal in poker, Maurice Hawkins the renowned poker player, doesn’t believe in what is called as SMART step.


Instead, he keeps his approach simple “I want to win everything.” With his same approach he set a new record. The record is about the World Series of Poker Circuit record, he created it after winning third Main Event of this 2016, and overall eighth gold ring. Matthew Wright joins Hawkins in the final round of Global Casino Championships after he earns the honors of Casino Champion in Palm Kennel Beach.

The intention of Hawkins after creating World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) history for the 2nd time in a time period of seven months is clear. In the month of April, Hawkins won back-to-back WSOP Main Events and became he became the first player to do so.

Hawking was playing in his hometown, West Palm Beach; he took down a field of 261-player to earn his eighth WSOPC gold ring. In the tournament he was in a tie with Ari Engel, Chris Reslock and Valentin Vornicu, who was also having eight rings.

However, Hawkins managed to defeat all 261 entrants in the latest victory. It included a final table that had Joshua Hillock, the final tablist of 2014 WSOP Monster Stack and TJ Shulman, gold ring winner of WSOP (Both won this respective position a day before a Hawkins last victory of Hawkins)

Hawkins earned 95,921 Dollars as first prize; this winning amount took all his WSOPC careers winning amounts to the mark of one million dollars. It is not like this win has come to Hawkins surprisingly. But, it was all the calculated move of him that brought him to this point.

The result of the final table is Maurice Hawkins – $95,921 first, second Khoan Ho – $59,265, third Joshua Hillock – $42,818.

Urban Justice Center Poker Program

Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst are two tournament poker players who have gained considerable importance and fame in this game.

They will be coming together to battle it out on September 27th. This time they will not be looking at a payday or a title, but they will participate in a poker night as part of the annual benefit event organized by Urban Justice Center in New York. It is one of the oldest organizations in legal service where the Justice is Blind program would be hosted by Selbst who is a board member of the UJC.

The event will start in the evening. The Urban Justice Center has several innovative members who are usually involved in important work. The event would have several pros attending with drinks and food in plenty. This is sure to be an event that cannot be missed. The top prize would be a trip to the annual event on PokerStars, the Caribbean Adventure series that would be worth $11000. The proceeds of the tournament would go to benefit UJC.

The organization works to provide legal service to several underprivileged residents in New York City that includes political organizing, community education and systemic advocacy. Selbst is a female poker player who is the highest earner in the county in terms of the cash she has earned. She has asked Daniel Negreanu to come forth and play in this tournament. Daniel having been Player of the Year twice for Card Player, he is one of the stars in the poker world. The attendance of Negreanu will definitely help to create a fun atmosphere for the event.

Negreanu states that he would be happy to support the cause of the Urban Justice Center and help out Vanessa as she attempts to raise awareness for the center as well as financial funds for the same. Poker players can definitely make a meaningful contribution in this way.

Alibaba targets a huge book in China poker market

A non-gambling type of poker appears all set for a huge popularity hike in China after Alibaba Sports as well as Oceans Sports and Entertainment accorded to a sports collaboration for the Match Poker product of the latter.

Match Poker, produced by International Federation of Poker, is a non-gambling, team-based version of poker where enthusiasts play for points instead of money as well as hands are conducted via smartphones instead of physical playing cards; it has been compared to an eSports tantamount of poker.

Collaborating with Alibaba might be a stroke of sheer genius on the part of Oceans Sports, as Chinese e-commerce firm is one of the biggest retailers on the planet and this is immensely popular with the people of China. In the year 2014, Alibaba claimed the title of the biggest global initial public offering ever when it elicited a astounding US$ 25 billion.

IFP President Patrick told that the partnership between Oceans and Alibaba Sports creates one of the most influential forces in sports marketing anywhere on the planet. He is happy that their energies, attention, as well as resources would be focused on launching and pushing Match Poker and that they share his belief in its massive worldwide potential.

He also believes that Match Poker would resonate with both young people and also established poker enthusiasts thanks to the power to play this game’s gambling-free version and the continuative power of technology that allows players to form teams as well as compete in local, national, and even international leagues and competitions.

The Poker Academy’s Webinar, reports

ThePokerAcademy.com wants every poker enthusiasts to stay updated with their Twelve-Week Challenge as well as the associated webinar series. The website ran their very first webinar in backing up the twelve week challenge earlier on Tuesday, 5th Jan. Over two hundred people attended and it went quite awesome.

The Q&A webinar for Session 2 is all set to take place on 14th January, Thursday, at 6 pm, PST. If you have not registered yourself yet, you still have the time to sign up. ThePokerAcademy.com determined that they would make a replay of the First Session webinar available to all.

ThePokerAcademy.com is now looking ahead to the rest of this series. As of now,
the response has been quite great
. A whole lot of people are already coming in the Twelve Week Challenge as well as a bunch of probable students came out for the first one.

It was reported that ThePokerAcademy.com is really very charged up to be able to send some of their students to the World Series of Poker 2016 as their representatives. The place is going to do their best to make you the top poker player it could between now and then.

The Card Player has been offered access to the course, and is brushing it up, session by session to offer their readers some insight into as how The Poker Academy could take your game to the next level. See the session 1 review here.

Redbet Live taking place in Rozvadov for second consecutive year from April 30 to May 4

Poker players coming from all over the world are getting ready to play low buy-in live poker tournaments in Europe as the Redbet Live Rozvadov poker series tournament about to start.

Players all corners of globe are gearing up for few of Europe’s finest low buy-in competition of year, with tournament Redbet Rozvadov series about to start. The Poker series sponsored by Redbet Poker is scheduled to run from 29th Apr to 4th May and it will take place at the well-known King’s Casino situated in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

Officially this is the largest poker room in Europe and the King’s Casino offers up to 114 numbers of poker tables. Rozvadov is hosting the Redbet live tournament series for second consecutive year, and the last tournament held here last year had an attendance of 800 players coming from 20 countries across the world.

The poker festival at Redbet this year will kick start on April 29 at 20:00 CET with the event of €125 No bar Hold’em fifth B’Day Redbet Live. The buy-in may not be big in the tournament but it is fast paced and allows you lots of play, this is particularly at the early part of the tournament, where starting chips will be 12, 000 and blind levels of 25-minute.

Most poker players going to Rozvadov will be eyeing the Redbet Live Main Event as it allows low buy-in of €299 but promises huge prize pool and huge guarantee money of €200,000. Main Event will be conducted over five days and Day 1s will be held from April 30 to May 2. Day 2 will take place on May 3 and May 4 will be the day for the final. In this event the participants will be allowed with 50,000 starting chips to play deep stacked poker and there will be blind levels of 40 minutes.