RAKEBACK NEWS ARCHIVE
Merge Poker will stop giving their new players rakeback starting June 1. Existing rakeback accounts will be grandfathered, so those already enjoying the Merge rakeback have nothing to worry about. Those who don’t, should register till there’s still rakeback going around.
Lower Interpoker rakeback threshold. From Sept 1st 2010, Interpoker’s players only have to generate €5 in rake to qualify for the 30% rakeback deal!
Lower PokerHeaven rakeback threshold. From now on, Pokerheaven players only have to rake a minimum of €10 to qualify for rakeback, a huge step down from the previous €100 threshold. Existing players have to opt in manually.
PlayersOnlyPoker moves to the Merge network. As a result of the move, PlayersOnly now offers a 35% rakeback paid directly into player’s accounts. The method used to calculate rake contributions is the contributed rake method now. A special $100k freeroll will mark the event.
French players no longer welcome at Cake. Starting April 9, 2010, French players are no longer accepted at any of the cake network’s online poker rooms. Those who have accounts will be allowed to cash out.
PowerPoker’s Gold Stacks. PowerPoker’s Gold Stacks VIP program gives players a 33% PowerPoker rakeback. The Gold Stacks VIP program is a 50-level one, which offers increasing rewards as players climb the ladder.
Shawn Busse wins $1,000 NL Holdem Special – after 4 days of action, Shawn Busse took down the bracelet in event #47 of the 2010 WSOP, besting a field of 3,127 players.
Chance Kornuth wins $5,000 PLO event – Chance Kornuth grabbed the 3rd bracelet awarded on day 34 of the 2010 WSOP, by winning event #50. Kornuth bested Kevin Boudreau heads-up.
WSOP 2010 Tournament of Champions kicks off – the Tournament of Champions is back on the WSOP schedule and 5 players have already bitten the dust: John Juanda, Greg Raymer, Barry Schulman, Sam Farha and Phil Ivey are all out.
Jesse Rockowitz grabs bracelet in $1,500 NL Holdem event – Rockowitz won the said event in a dramatic fashion, his 7h,2h besting Raymond Coburn’s Kc, 9c in the final hand.
Phil Ivey wins 8th bracelet – Phil Ivey bested Bill Chen heads-up, to win the $3,000 HORSE event of the 2010 WSOP. He was also responsible for John Juanda’s elimination in 3rd place.
Ayaz Mahmood is the WSOP’s best heads-up NL Holdem player – Ayaz Mahmood won no fewer than 9 heads-up NL Holdem matches in a row to secure the $10,000 heads-up NL Holdem World championship bracelet.
Steven Gee wins bracelet in event #13 – Steven Gee came out on top of an initial starting field of more than 3,000 players to take the bracelet awarded by the $1,000 NL Holdem event of the 2010 WSOP (event #13). He had a $472,479 payday.
Carter Phillip wins $1,500 short handed NL Holdem event – day 13 of the 2010 WSOP crowned another bracelet winner in Carter Phillips, who took down the $1,500 6-handed NL Holdem event, by defeating Switzerland’s Samuel Gerber heads-up.
Michael Mizrachi wins $50k Players’ Championship event – Michael Mizrachi bested Vladimir Schmelev heads-up to win the $50k Players’ Championship event at the WSOP. He pocketed a $1.6 million prize, and the Chip Reese Memorial trophy, not to mention the coveted WSOP gold.
Michael Chow wins $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better event – Michael Chow’s K-high straight got the better of Dan Heimeller in the final hand of the 2010 WSOP’s $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or better event. Heimiller failed to get a low going for the split.
First WSOP 2010 bracelet awarded – Hoai Pham, a San Diego casino dealer won the $500 Casino Employees event, to pocket the jewelry and the $71,424 top prize.
Event #3, the $1,000 NL Holdem one, once again extremely popular – building on last year’s Stimulus Special’s success, the WSOP has introduced several $1,000 NL Holdem events for 2010. The first one attracted a starting field of about 4,300 players.
Ultimate Bet’s Super Satellite – Ultimate Bet will host a direct access WSOP Main Event satellite on June 6th. The event guarantees 25 WSOP Main Event seats.
Daniel Negreanu: I’ll win a bracelet – PokerStars pro Daniel Negreanu said he was a good bet to win a bracelet in the 2010 WSOP, as he was going to play in lots of small starting field events, where he thinks he enjoys a nice edge.
Dwan loses, Hansen wins – Tom Dwan had another rough week at the nosebleed tables at Full Tilt, losing around $551k. despite that, he remains the most profitable high stakes player of the year. In the meantime, Gus Hansen managed to extend his newest winning streak.
PokerStars APPT Macau kicks off – the first three day 1 flights of the APPT’s Macau stop are already in the book. Though participant numbers weren’t overly impressive, the event did attract a fair number of “name” players, and obviously a whole bunch of Team PokerStars pros.
Durrrr Challenge – Antonius and Dwan finally look like they’re ready to close this one out: they put in 3 sessions in 3 days the other week, two of which went to Antonius and the last one to Dwan.
EPT Grand Final – Nicholas Chouity wins. Nicholas Chouity from Lebanon steamrolled the final table of the EPT’s Monte Carlo Grand final to pocket the top prize and to become the second ever Lebanese player to win an EPT Main Event.
EPT San Remo – Liv Bouree victorious. Ultimate Bet’s Liv Bouree bested Jacob Carlsson heads-up to win the EPT’s San Remo Main Event. She took down €1.25 million for her efforts.
Full Tilt Poker’s legal troubles. After unsuccessful in their bid to have 141 internet domains seized, lawyers on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky are going after Full Tilt Poker through other legal paths.
Gus Hansen wins! Gus Hansen, the notoriously unlucky Great Dane has embarked on a quite uncharacteristic online poker winning spree. Last week's profits have just put Hansen around $750k above the red line for the year.
EPT San Remo Day 3. The money bubble burst on day 3of the EPT's San Remo Main Event. Jakob Karlsson finished the day with the most chips. 66 players remain in contention.