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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 3 News

New Buy-In to Sunday’s $200,000 Guaranteed

SunPoker is proud to introduce the NEW Sunday $200,000 guaranteed tournament with a lower buy in of just $200+$15

The exciting new lower buy in starts this Sunday, January 23rd at 19:00 GMT and will also include a weekly Mega Satellite held every Saturday at 20:30 GMT giving away 20 seats to the Sunday main event.

Another new addition to the weekly tournament is a Second Chance Freeroll!
This Free Roll allows the previous Sunday tournament participants who did not finish in the money a second chance at cashing in, through a restricted $5,000 guaranteed free roll tournament hosted at SunPoker every Monday at 19:00GMT.

We promised you new exciting changed for the New Year and we’ve only now just begun!

Enjoy the new lower buy in and best of luck this Sunday!


Tournament News

Two VIP Packages to Two great Poker Tournaments

We’re starting your weekend off right at SunPoker with the opportunity of securing yourself two VIP package! First package being to the Asian Poker Tour Manila on Saturday and the second to the Irish Open Dublin on Sunday!

This Saturday, January 22nd at 19:00 for a buy in of $200 + $15 another VIP Package to the 2011 Asian Poker Tour in Manila is up for grabs!

The APT Philippines 2011 will take place at the Resort World Manila from March 28th to April 3rd and SunPoker will be flying players out to Manila, where they will enjoy a luxurious stay in the beautiful 5-star hotel and have the opportunity to play amongst elite poker players from around the world for a shot at the main even title and the prize.
SunPoker’s full $5.400.00 VIP package will include;

  • $2,500 + $200 buy-in to the main event. (March 30th – April 3rd).
  • $675 for 5 nights’ accommodation at the Manila Marriot Hotel, Mar 30th – Apr 4th, 2011.
  • $80 for handling fees.
  • Up to $1,945 for flights and spending (depending on currency exchange rates).

Daily satellites continue for as low as $0.60 Turbo R/A with buy ins ranging all the way up to $55 + $5. 

Once you’ve secured your seat to the APT – Manila be sure to set your eyes on Dublin for the 2011 Irish Open!

Your opportunity to win a VIP Package to the longest running No Limit Texas Hold 'em poker tournament in Europe starts this Sunday, January 23rd at 20:00 with a buy in of €200 + €20

What better way to attend one of the most popular tournaments in Ireland than through an amazing €4,600 VIP Package from SunPoker that includes;

  • €3,200 + €300 Buy In to the Main Event.
  • €395 for 5 nights’ accommodation and breakfast at the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, April 21st – April 26th, 2011.
  • €50 for handling fees.
  • €655 for flights and spending.
Daily and Weekly Satellites have already started for as low as €1.10 + €0.10!

Winter Sale Extended

You read it right! We are extending our Winter Sale towards the most popular High Roller Guaranteed tournaments at SunPoker. 

Thanks to the positive responses we’ve received from our players, we have decided to add four more days of discounted entry to three of the most popular participated tournaments.

Here is a list of the selected tournaments:

Date Time Tournament  name Discount Type Buy-in Fee Guarantee
1/24/2011 20:45 High Roller Monday
$35,000 Gtd.
80% NLH $100.00 $9.00 $35,000.00
1/28/2011 20:00 Friday $60,000 Gtd. 50% NLH $50.00 $5.00 $60,000.00
1/29/2011 19:30 Saturday $35,000 Gtd. 65% NLH $35.00 $3.50 $35,000.00
1/31/2011 20:45 High Roller Monday
$35,000 Gtd.
80% NLH $100.00 $9.00 $35,000.00

Please do continue to take advantage of the amazing low buy-ins with high cash outs at!

Poker Around the World


Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack Launch New Professional Poker League

Professional poker player Annie Duke is scheduled to be named commissioner of a new professional poker league featuring the biggest names on the tournament poker circuit. The unnamed series will feature four televised events starting in August, leading up to a $1,000,000 freeroll held January 2012. All tournaments will be held at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

The league is scheduled to feature up to 200 professional poker players, who will earn their way into the league based on a formula of finishes in major events, money earned and recent success, online play and cash games will not be considered. League memberships will consist of two-, three- or five-year terms with select players earning lifetime memberships based on the individual’s career success in poker.

Former WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack joins the league as its chairman while maintaining his current role as chairman of Professional Bull Riders, Inc. In a statement, Pollack said: “Membership in our league will signify standing as a true professional in poker. We’re going to apply a little more rigor to that definition.” Pollack also stated that he doesn’t feel the new league is competition to the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, and other tournament circuits, but will create its own tradition as players have to excel in major events to be considered for the league.

The league was created by a company called Federated Sports & Gaming, Inc., co-founded by Pollack and the founders of horse racing betting site

Source: Kevin Mathers of


Message from the CEO

Get ready for February; although the shortest month in the year, SunPoker is packing it with the biggest promotions and leader board races!

Message from the CEO

How to Handle Pocket Rockets

It is a golden almost guaranteed hand that we all hope for, but playing the hyped double “A” cards wrong can result in a major down fall.

Getting pocket rockets (two aces) on the pre-flop will of course make you happy; after all it is the best possible starting hand. But you must remember that although it’s the best combination, it still doesn’t guarantee a win.

When you open up to two aces on the preflop, what do you do? Of course raise, as a matter of fact you must raise playing in any position, against anybody, in a table with any limits, in order to drive as many players as you can out of the game.

Once in the action and the flop has been dealt, followed by the turn and the river, what do you do? Do you raise again? No, you don’t! You must calculate your odds before.

What are your real odds of winning this hand? How do you gain a maximum return off of your opponent? Take into consideration pot odds, your opponents previous playing patterns, are they constant bluffers or are they solid poker players?
If you have good chances to win, RAISE. But if your set in a bad opportunity against a sold player fold! Unless you are a real gambler, feel free to check-fold, other wise you are basically paying to view the result!

Yes, of course it’s hard to fold this glorious hand, but sometimes all that glitters isn’t gold!

Many players call even when they have no chances at winning the hand. Again, it’s basically paying to lose, yes pocket rockets is a great starting hand, but once the other cards are out, that’s all it really is, just a great “starting” hand.

Playing this hand aggressive from the start is the best strategy, but knowing when to walk away also is your best strategy.






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