IMPORTANT: Time Change
On October 30th at 01:00 GMT, SunPoker will move its clocks to GMT time.
Software time will move one hour backwards, and all scheduled tournaments will move one hour forward (thus leaving the tournament start time at the same hour, only in GMT).
The move will be done automatically and will not interrupt any games but we ask you to please take note of the time difference.
iPOPS $1 Million Guaranteed + Live Event!
We’ve already announced that SunPoker has joined forces with iPoker to bring to you the $1 Million Dollar iPoker Online Poker Series (iPOPS).
In addition to the $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes that can be won through a series of tournaments and cash games during the iPOPS Main Events held between the 28th of November and 4th of December, the iPOPS is now going LIVE in its first ever land based tournament!
The first iPOPS live event will take place from December 9th - 12th, 2011 at the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic and will feature two tournaments:
- €700+€70 No Limit Hold’em Freezeout main tournament, a two days event;
Dec 10th – Dec 11th.
- The final 27 players of iPOPS Event #4 $500,000 GTD will receive an elite invitation to compete in a special tournament that will be held during the live main event, where they will play for their own prize-pool of an anticipated $100,000 first prize!
As if the Guaranteed $1 Million wasn’t enough, you now have the opportunity to join us in Prague with a full €1,450.00 VIP Package!
Elite VIP package valued at €1,450.00 will include:
- €770 buy- in to the main event. 50,000 starting chips.
- €255 for 3 nights’ hotel accommodation at the Corinthia hotel, Prague, from December 9th-December 12th, 2011.
- €25 handling fees
- €400 for flights and spending
- Player’s party- December 9th, 2011, at 20:30.
SunPoker is running Super Satellites to the main event every Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday starting until December 1st!
The first Super Satellite is this Sunday, October 30th at 19:00 with a buy-in of €80+€8 Freezeout our first VIP package will be awarded this weekend!
Someone’s about to be a Millionaire at SunPoker.com and it could very well be you!
Over the Limit
It’s finally here!!! Limit Hold’em Players you have your very own leaderboard and this time we are pushing the limit with over $100.000 in cash and tournament tokens!
The race kicks off October 31, 2011 until December 11, 2011 and to make sure everyone is happy, SunPoker will run a 3 cycle leaderboard with four different categories!
The 3 cycle leaderboard allows you to jump in at any time with out ever feeling like you’ve fallen behind. During each of these cycles there will be four leaderboards ranking players by their raked hands in Limit Hold’em cash games by stake.
Cycles start on Mondays at 00:00 GMT and end on Sundays at 23:59 GMT.
First cycle starts October 31st – November 13th!
In addition to cash winnings, the top 400 players with the most leaderboard points are invited to participate in a weekly 50 seats guaranteed freeroll, every Saturday at 20:00GMT, which feeds into our newly added $20+2 Limit Hold’em Grand $200,000 Tournament.
We have pushed this promotion to the limit and OVER all you have to do is connect and play.
Log onto www.sunpoker.com for more details on Over the Limit and many other promotions happening every day!
2011 WSOP Poker Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced
On Thursday, the World Series of Poker revealed two new inductees to its prestigious Poker Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson who were voted in by a 35-person panel of existing Hall of Famers and media members, becoming the 41st and 42nd members of the elite group of poker icons.
The main criteria for the Poker Hall of Fame are as follows:
♠ A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
♠ Played for high stakes
♠ Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
♠ Stood the test of time
♠ Or, for non-players, contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker, with indelible positive and lasting results.
Greenstein in his true humble manner was honored and said "I'm happy to be inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside my friend Linda Johnson who has been the most fervent ambassador for poker for as long as I can remember,”
"I am extremely proud and humbled to be voted into the Poker Hall of Fame,” Johnson said. “I feel lucky to have been involved in many facets of poker over the past 35 years. Being recognized by the industry is a tremendous honor.”
The induction ceremony for Greenstein and Johnson will take place at 1630 PDT on Nov. 8 inside the Penn & Teller Theater. It will be immediately followed by the three-handed finale of the WSOP Main Event final table.
Congratulations once again to two extremely worthy poker players.