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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 17 News

Five-A-Side Poker Championship

Registration to SunPoker’s Five A Side Poker championship continues throughout this weekend and into next week! This is your chance to gather four of your best poker playing friends and take on a team poker tournament to win your share of the $100,000 guaranteed prize pool!

Registration is simple and done by the team Captain through the following link using real SunPoker NickNames;

Your teams will be made out of 5 players who will compete in MTT’s and accumulate points to their team according to their finishing position and just like a leader board, the more points you earn the higher your rank!

As captain, you can will chose the category to which you will enter your team;
Gold League $30 +$5 or Silver League $5 + $1
In return each player will then choose his/her.

Just like a FootBall League or the NBA your team will play its way through a series of tournaments making it all the way to the playoff where The Five A Side Poker Championship tournaments will be held on Monday and Thursday at 19:00 from May 16th until June 9th

AND YES we recognize MVP’S ALSO!

Each week we will choose the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the Most Valuable Team (MVT) of the week according to their performance, from each league:

  1. MVP: The player with the highest number of points accumulated in each week wins $300!
  2. MVT: The team with the highest number of points accumulated in each week wins a massive $1,25.00

Be sure to connect to today to register your team and take part in many more promotions!

Tournament News


The WSOP is getting closer and closer and with SunPoker’s 5 Ways to the WSOP we don’t want you to forget that the MTT Tournament Race continues with it’s impressive overall prize pool of $150,000 also including 20 VIP packages to the 2011 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas!

As a Multi table tournament player, it is never to late to join the race and cash in part of the $150K prize pool! Participating in this race is particularly effortless, all you have to do is play in ANY of the MTT scheduled tournaments (excluding satellites and private tournaments), in the tournaments listed in the SunPoker software under the name “MTT leader board.

We’ve come to quickly realize there are a few games favored in this tournament, and to make his easier for you we’ve put together a 3 day schedule;

Date Time Tournament Buy In
Friday 29th 19:45 $12,500 Double Stack $300 + $20
Saturday 30th 18:30 $35,000 GP Freezeout $100 + $9
Saturday 30th 19:45 $8,000 GP Double Stack $100 + $9
Sunday 1st 19:45 $25,000 GP Double Stack $100 + $9
Sunday 1st 01:15 $1,000 GP R/A 6 Player Table $10 + $1
Monday 2nd 20:50 $1,000 GP PL Omaha R/A $50 + $50

Keeping track of your points is just easy also, the point formula and a full break down of the cash winning along with a daily updated leader board for the current MTT Race is located directly on SunPoker’s website;

This MTT Tournament Race truly is a race dedicated to multi table tournament players, providing a verity of games and admirable prize pool!

$1,000.00 New Depositors Tournament

No matter when you registered with SunPoker, if April was your first month making a real money deposit into your account, then you’re eligible to take part in this Sunday’s $1,000 New Depositors Tournament

Your exclusive tournament is set to start at 18:00 Sever Time on Sunday May 1st with a buy in of only $1 or 1000 SunPoints where the top 10 finishers will share the $1000 Prize pool.

Place Payout
1st $325.00
2nd $200.00
3rd $125.00
4th $80.00
5th $70.00
6th $60.00
7th $50.00
8th $40.00
9th $30.00
10th $20.00

This comes in addition to the new $5000 Free Roll that all depositors get to participate in for just 1 Shine Point on April 30th at 18:30!! Just another way SunPoker welcomes you to our family!

This tournament is available only to new players that have deposited and played for the first time between April 1st and April 30th

Registration is now open and can be found in the SunPoker lobby under Tournaments! Best of luck and welcome once again to

Poker Around the World

Defendant in Online Poker Indictments Ira Rubin Arrested

Ira Rubin, one of the 11 people indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on illegal gambling, fraud, and money laundering charges was arrested on Monday, April 25, 2011, in Guatemala. According to, Rubin is “charged with nine counts, including conspiracy to violate the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act; three counts of violation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act in connection with Pokerstars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker; three counts of operation of an illegal gambling business in connection with Pokerstars, Full Tilt and Absolute Poker; conspiracy to commit bank and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering conspiracy.”

On Wednesday, Rubin made his initial court appearance in Miami where the question of his legal defense was raised. “I signed an agreement with a lawyer in New York Friday. I have no idea whether he’s been paid as of yet. I haven’t been able to make a phone call since Monday,” Rubin told U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea M. Simonton in Miami.

As it turned out, the attorney in question, Stuart Meissner, confirmed for the judge via a telephone call that he had in fact not been paid. As a result, Simonton set a hearing for April 29 to determine whether Rubin can find new representation. Rubin also has an additional hearing set for May 2. In the meantime, Rubin was taken back to the Miami Federal Detention Center, shackles and all.

Source: Chad Holloway of

Message from the CEO

Be sure to continue and take advantage of the April Promotions before they end this weekend!

Still running are the $1000 Daily Free Rolls, the $5000 Weekly Free Roll this Friday and Saturday and the added value to selected tournaments!

Message from the CEO

Tournament Tips

When entering a tournament keep in mind the gap concept; the most obvious change you will have to consider when revising your strategy for a tournament like this. You will need to pay more attention to actually winning every pot you get into as the pot odds will be somewhat disregarded here. This doesn't mean you will do obvious bad moves and get yourself into hands you cannot handle!

The blind are large when you get further into the tournament and this is the reason for which you will try and get as little competitors as you can, while stealing as many blinds as you can to help you rise within the tournaments statistics.

The thing to do is to go through with the hands you see capable of winning the pot. Here hands change values, for example the straight and the flush draws lose their value and high pocket pairs are not so good. On the other hand, hands like AK or AQ have a much bigger value because they beat all similar hands like AT, KQ etc. But as you approach the finish you should not get involved with heavy conflicts like when having an A J and you are up against A K. With A J you might get the pot if the flop shows A J, but the A K stands the same chance and it all comes down to luck.

In tournaments you don't go after getting the whole amount of chips your opponents have, you don't necessarily want them to pay your hands greatly, you just want to make them afraid. If they know your hand is a dominating one, they will fold and you can this way slowly increase your stack. And you should do the same whenever you feel threatened by a better hand. As the gap concept says, if you raise with a hand like A 9, then a player that has a hand like A 10 will fold, because he must consider the situation in which you could have a better hand like A J.

If you’re dealt high pocket pairs like KK or AA you should call any raises that were done in front of your. Raising again will help you eliminate players from the round and that is your purpose, being this aggressive with top hands you’ll have the ability to show others that you’re indeed determined to take all their chips if they were to continue playing against you.

But NEVER forget to judge the hands of others! While playing your hand make time to reflect what other’s maybe holding, understanding the gap concept makes you a good player, but keep in mind that there are bad players out there and they will call your bets and raises just because they have a good hand, regardless of what others may have.




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