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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 37 News

DeepStack Open Malta 2011 – Last Chance

This coming Monday, September 19th at 21:30 GMT SunPoker is giving away one final package to the 2011 DeepStack Open Malta!

SunPoker invites you to participate in the last bit of satellite running until Monday’s main event or buy in directly to the final table for just €80 + €8 and win the final €1,150.00 VIP Package:

Final package winner will receive;

  • €500 + €50 buy-in to the Main Event, (50,000 starting chips).
  • €250 for 4 nights’ accommodation inc breakfast at the Alexandra Hotel
    October 6th- 10th
    , 2011 for the qualifier and a guest.
  • €15 for handling fees.
  • €335 for flights and spending.

Don’t let the this opportunity to visit a luxurious gem in the Mediterranean with SunPoker for so low pass you by!


Tournament News

Irish Winter Festival – 20 Additional Packages

The ever popular Irish Winter Festival is drawing near and due to its popularity; SunPoker will be running a Mega Satellite to the Irish Winter Festival 2011 main event, with 20 packages guaranteed on Sunday October 9th, 2011 at 19:00GMT

Mega satellite will feature a €200 + €15 buy-in, and will replace the last Irish Winter Festival Freeze out Super Satellite.

This Sunday, September 18th at 19:00 GMT for a buy in of just €150 + €12 you can win 1 of the three (3) guaranteed VIP packages being awarded!

That’s right in addition to the 20 VIP packages we are giving away 3 €1,800.00 VIP Packages to Dublin this Sunday!

Your journey to Dublin, Ireland at this year’s Irish Winter Festival, 2011 will be hosted at the luxurious Burlington Hotel and the €1,800.00 VIP Packages include:

  • €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.

Satellites to the Irish Winter Festival run daily for as low as €3.00 + €0.33

Let the luck of the Irish Shine!

Poker Around the World


Aussie Poker Pro Sentenced for Cocaine Smuggling

Professional poker player David Saab has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for his role in trying to smuggle 14.6 kg of cocaine into Australia.

Saab will serve at least 10 years behind bars before being considered for parole.

His two co-accused, Darren Hughes and Robert Remeeus, were each given lesser sentences of eight years in jail with a five-year minimum.

All three pleaded guilty but the judge sentenced Saab the heaviest for his role in recruiting the others into the scheme and being the key organizer.

The three were arrested in January of this year after the drugs were found in a shipment of agricultural equipment to Sydney from Canada.

The shipment was tracked to Melbourne where the three were arrested and charged with importing and possessing a commercial quantity of cocaine.

The street value of the cocaine was estimated to be between $6.5 and $8.5 million.

On the felt, Saab has well over half a million in live tournament earnings including a 46th-place finish at the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event for $135,000.

His biggest live tournament result was a win at the 2008 Asian Poker Tour event in Manila for $230,000.

The three apparently met through playing poker. Remeeus played online poker.

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Message from the CEO

October is gearing up to be a big month here at SunPoker, we’re heading to Dublin and Malta but we’re not just doing land based tournaments!

Get ready for Champions League where we’re giving away $15,000 + daily prizes to whomever guesses 8 matches results of the 2012 Champions league.

We will also be running a new leaderboard promotion to all Limit Hold’em cash games players, giving away over $100,000 in cash prizes and tournament tokens.

This is just a sneak peak at what you can look forward to at

Message from the CEOTournament Games VS Cash Games

Is there really a face off between tournament games and cash games, or does it really depend on your style and preference of the game and speed? We decided to a comparison of the two in hopes of just trying to see if we can decide which one we preferred…not sure if a conclusion was made, but either way good FYI’s have been provided on both games.

Tournament Games

Once you decide to buy in and sit, that’s it there no turning back, you're assigned a table, handed the same amount of chips as everyone else, which is a fair bargain…From that moment on - it's all about making the best of the hand dealt and hopes of your opponents making the first mistake.

Disadvantage of Tournament, you must finish in the top positions or first in order to see a real profit, so the game is all about surviving.

Cash games
Quite the opposite. You can jump into a game at any time, so you get to scout the table you wish to play on and simply join. Once you are on you’re not obligated to sit all the way through, you can take a timeout whenever you feel like it. If you don't like what you see, or if you feel you've already peaked, you may leave at any time. And if you loose all your chips, you can always visit the cashier and reverse the curse.

At this point, cash games sound pretty good right? We thought the same until we ran a few numbers;

Topping a tournament is extremely profitable, first place typically gets to keep 25% of all the buy-ins, the second place 15%, and the third a nice 10%. For example, a tournament with a $20 buy-in and 500 participants will pay the first place $2,500, the second $1,500, and the third $1,000. That's a great return on your investment, and the best way to turn online poker skills into fast money.

Big cash tables can also be profitable, but big hand involving many others will not pay as high as a tournament, so you your skills must really come into play in a multi hand involvement.

So which one game wins? We still don’t know, but what we do know now, is for a quick buck Cash Games, for Bigger profit take our chance at Tournament.




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