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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 25 News

Asian Poker Tour – Manila

As the Asian Poker Tour starts its 2011 circuit, we here at SunPoker continue to provide players with the best VIP packages to the greatest tournaments happening around the world.

APT 2011 schedule has been released and the first stop is - Philippines at the Resorts World Manila from August 20th – August 23rd, 2011. Along with a main event buy in set at US$1,200 poker players get to enjoy the tournaments, hosted in an identical format with heavy satellite action and a series of side events.

Several packages are up for grabs, through the series of satellites now being offered at SunPoker, simply choose a game that suits your budget and play your way to a final table, where each first place finisher will receive a full $3,600 to the 2011 APT Manila, that includes;

  • $1,200 buy-in to the main event. (August 20th – August 23rd).
  • $700 for 5 nights’ accommodation at the Maxims Tower Hotel, August 19th – August 24th, 2011.
  • $40 for handling fees.
  • $1,660 for flights and spending.

After the WSOP continue your summer travels with SunPoker across to the Philippines as this APT tour is destined to be a record!

Irish Winter Festival

All focus is on the WSOP right now, but for those who are looking to make future plans, all focus should be on the 2011 Irish Winter Festival!

SunPoker is sending you on a 4 day poker party, a tournament that attracts some of the world’s top players and boasts its impressive prize pool!

Plan your next poker trip to none other than Dublin, Ireland at this year’s Irish Winter Festival, 2011 hosted at the luxurious Burlington Hotel!

This year, SunPoker is giving you two different ways to see Dublin through a full VIP package valued at €1,800.00 or through our Ticket Package worth €1,100.00!

This total Package includes.

  • €1,000 + €100 Buy In to the Main Event.
  • €316 for 4 nights’ accommodation and breakfast at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, October 28th – November 1st, 2011.
  • 30 for handling fees.
  • €354 for flights and spending.

Daily Satellites to the Irish Winter Festival have already started for as low as €3.00 + €0.33 and first VIP package will be won on Sunday June 26th at 20:00 with a buy in of €150 + €12

Let the luck of the Irish Shine!

Tournament News

Invite a Friend

It’s about that time of year again, when the WSOP is in full swing and SunPoker starts to make plans for the next big land based tournaments, Irish Winter Festival and APT Manila have been set in stone and there are many more to come; but who really likes to travel alone?

With SunPoker you do don’t have to nor do you have to pay for your friend if he/she wins a package to any of these events also, but to win a package they too much be a member at SunPoker.

Now is the time to invite your friends to join you on the tables and the tournament! As a matter of fact, for every friend you get to join, we’ll credit you $100 and on top of that your friend will also earn $100!

For every friend you invite to join you on the tables at SunPoker, you’ll both earn cash bonuses… Once your friend starts to play in any real-money ring games or tournaments, the “refer a friend” bonus is deposited into both your accounts as he/she reaches the following milestones:

How does your friend get the $100?

As they pursue the Refer a friend milestone, they will be earning SunPoints that are worth cash; therefore the SunPoints that complete the milestone are kept for cash rewards. Not only that, but with their first deposit they automatically qualify for the 100% Welcome Deposit Bonus…and you guessed, those same points help clear the bonus!

Get Started

To get started it is important you follow these simple 1-2-3 Steps

  1. Log onto your SunPoker Account
  2. Select “Invite a Friend” option in the Cashier
  3. Submit your friends email address through that sheet.

That’s all there is to it, once your friend registers an account with SunPoker he/she will be linked to your account and the credit process will begin as their gaming commences.

One important note to keep in mind please, your friend MUST register their account using the same email address that you invited them from.

There is no limit to the amount of friends you can invite to SunPoker, so open up that address book and start earning some extra cash!

Poker Around the World


2011 World Series of Poker inside the numbers

Poker is a lot like baseball in one respect, stats matter! So with 35 events in the books I thought it would be a good idea to take a look inside some of the more noteworthy numbers coming out of the 2011 WSOP –these numbers are accurate through 29 events.

The Women:
According to the WSOP, the longest streak between an open-event win by a female player occurred from 1982 to 1996, a total of 221 open-tournaments. The current streak now stands at 199 after 35 events thus far in 2011 –an absolutely astounding figure considering the number of top-flight female players now in the game.

“The overall percentage of females who have entered gold bracelet events is 3.2 percent.” This number always astounds me. Imagine how huge a game poker would be if we could just get to a point where 25% of the field was female!

Here are some interesting age statistics from the 2011 WSOP; numbers I thought would be much lower:

* Average age of all entrants: 36.2 years
* Average age of all players who cashed: 34.9 years
* Average age of all final table players: 33.9 years
* Average age of all winners: 28.8 years

The Winners:
Once again we are reminded that while poker may be growing globally, it’s still a US-based game. Here are the winners thus far at the WSOP by country:

* United States (23)
* Canada (4)
* Great Britain (3)
* France (2)
* Russia (1)
* Ukraine (1)

Statistics courtesy of
Source courtesy Steve Ruddock of

Message from the CEO

Get ready for an amazing $50K Craze at SunPoker where is giving awarding a $50,000 Jackpot Prize to the winner of four consecutive $10 + $2 “$50K Craze – Jackpot Sit ‘N’ Go” tournaments. Details to this Crazy promotion coming your way this week!

Message from the CEO 10 Tips for a Successful Poker All-in Strategy

All-in is a betting strategy used in today's most popular poker game, No limit Texas Holdem. When you declare that you're going "All-in", you are putting all your chips into the pot on that hand. This could be a do or die move by you, depending on whether you have more or less chips than an opponent who calls your bet. If you have less starting chips and lose the all-in, you are out of the game.

This is what makes all-in such a powerful strategy in Texas Holdem poker, but also what makes it such a dangerous one. Go all-in and you can be finished on one turn of a card.

Some poker players however miss the point a bit with their all in bets and lose out on opportunities to take advantage of a strategically placed bet.

Here are 10 tips that should help you to decide when the right time is to go all-in.

1. Don't just wait until you've got the "nuts". If you do this you will be very predictable and opponents will simply fold to your all-in.

2. Remember that it is much easier to make an all-in bet than to call one. All you need to do to win the hand is bet when you're sure your opponent will fold.

3. If you are a strong chip leader you can bully your opponents into folding. You will lose some of your chips if you lose an all-in, they will lose them all and be out of the game.

4. Don't go all-in on a stone cold bluff. Always make sure that even though you might not have the best hand, you have a chance of making it with the cards that are still to be dealt. Put another way, leave yourself with "outs".

5. Beware of going all-in with a short stack of chips. You are far more likely to get called by a big stack because if you lose, you will be out of the tournament. You need to have an almost unbeatable hand in these circumstances.

6. If you are low on chips, use the all-in to your advantage if you get a monster hand. You will almost certainly get called and you might even get more than one caller so instead of doubling your money you can triple it or even better.

7. You can't bluff if you're short stacked, you do not have enough chips and nobody is going to be afraid to bet against you. You can only go all-in if you get a good hand.

8. If you're short stacked, don't let your chips drain away with the blinds. Make a stand with an all-in while you still have a chance to steal the blinds. If you get called you can still win the pot and be back in the game.

9. If a short stacked player goes all-in, it is usually better for you to re-raise all in. This will scare off any other callers after you in the betting who might have also called just because of the value they were getting for their bet.

10. If somebody goes all in against you, use the previous tips above to decide why he did. Does he only go all-in with the nuts? Is short stacked? Is he trying to bully you to get you to fold? Weigh up the situation very carefully before deciding whether to call.

Use these tips and you’ll soon be cleaning up at the poker tables.




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