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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 46 News

iPOPs Live Event Upgraded!

In addition to the $1,000,000 in guaranteed prizes that is being won through the iPOPS Main Events held between the 28th of November and 4th of December, SunPoker along with iPoker is taking the iPOPS LIVE in its first ever land based tournament!

We are taking this experience an even higher level as the decision has been made to upgrade the tournament and your hotel to the ultra luxurious 5 star Ambassador casino!

The live event will take place from December 9th - 12th, 2011 at 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!

After playing the online Main Events, be sure to secure yourself a VIP Package 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 Ambassador 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!

Super Satellite are on going until December 1st 2011.

Someone’s about to be a Millionaire at and it could very well be you!


Tournament News

Over the Limit

Cycle one of SunPoker’s Over the Limit $100,000 leaderboard has come to a close and players are enjoying the extra cash flow!

Limit Hold’em players, NOW is the time to jump back in as Cycle Two is well on its way and continues until the 27th of November.

The cycle leaderboard allows you to jump in at any time with out ever feeling like you’ve fallen behind. During each cycle 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.

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 $2000 Tournament.

We have pushed this promotion to the limit and OVER all you have to do is connect and play.

Log on now for more details on Over the Limit and many other promotions happening every day!

Poker Around the World


German Poker Players taking Over

It seems that German poker players are enjoying a whole lot of run good right now. Just a week after Pius Heinz captured the World Series of Poker Main Event and only 24 hours after Julian Herold took the Day 1a chip lead at the European Poker Tour in Loutraki, Greece, Mario Puccini climbed to the top of the Day 1b leaderboard.

And of course, despite the Italian-sounding name, Puccini is German.

Puccini bagged up 159,150 chips which puts him atop the overall leaderboard heading into Day 2 on Thursday. The closest player to Puccini on Wednesday was Toni Judet, who finished with 143,500 chips.

A German player atop the chip counts isn’t the only thing the first two starting days had in common. The Greek poker community was again represented by three players in the top ten in chip counts. Christos Ntikos sits fifth overall with 116,250, Georgios Zisimopoulos is sixth with 113,175 and Michail Manolakis is tenth with 78,975.

Other players still in contention include Kevin MacPhee (74,500), Johnny Lodden (40,000), Jeff Sarwer (32,475), Tom Marchese (19,050) and current BLUFF Player of the Year leader Eugene Katchalov (14,325). The average stack is just over 44,000.

Players who saw their day end early included Vitaly Lunkin, Vanessa Rousso, Arnaud Mattern, Theo Jorgensen and Marvin Rettenmaier. Former UFC heavyweight Heath Herring was also in the field on Wednesday but didn’t make it through the day with any of his 30,000 starting stacks.

The Day 1b field of 191 players put the total field size at 336. The payout structure will be announced during Day 2 action on Thursday.

Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

  1. Mario Puccini - 159,150
  2. Toni Judet - 143,500
  3. Jonian Antoni - 124,425
  4. Grudi Grudev Bulgaria 117,200
  5. Christos Ntikos - 116,250
  6. Georgios Zisimopoulos - 113,175
  7. Vitalijs Zavorotnijs - 104,900
  8. Paul Knebel - 90,975
  9. Nicolas Chouity - 80,900
  10. Michail Manolakis – 78,975
Message from the CEO

Another weekend of tournaments and packages ahead of us; the iPOPs package is even more enticing now with the new 5 star hotel and casino upgrade so be sure to secure your package as this will be a tournament to remember!

Message from the CEO
Strategies to winning Online Poker Tournaments

Online poker tournaments success can be yours if you follow this simple plan. There is a secret to winning in the online poker rooms and it can be summed up in one word…patience.

Some simple strategies can help you go a long way in the online poker world, take a read through and we’re sure you’ll be cashing out large in less than no time!

1. Pick a Poker table where there's lots of action
Poker sites have a number of players playing online tournaments at any given time, day or night. You will always find action here and the poker tables fill up very quickly. This is a good thing for you, they can't all be good poker players!

2. Pick a stake level you're comfortable with
Don't go charging straight to the $50 tables if you've never player poker before, you need to start small and work your way up so start at the low end of the scale until you find yourself winning there, then move up. Consider it as your apprenticeship into becoming a fully fledged poker player.

3. Fold almost all of your hands
This is the hardest part especially for new players. They fold a few hands then they'll see a flop of J J 6 when they've just folded the J 6 and the cautious approach goes straight out the window. Remember for every hand that you would have won, there are probably five that you wouldn't so stick to the game plan.

4. When you do get a big hand, bet it aggressively
If you're using this strategy, you need to win the pots when you do land a monster hand so you need to come out betting strongly. Avoid slow play and trying to lay traps unless you really know what you are doing, most of the time these tactics just let your opponent have a cheap look at the next card which could make his hand a winner.

5. Change your tactics as the game goes on
As players are knocked out, hands that you would have been folding in the early stages become more attractive so you should start to consider lesser hands, especially in late position in the dealing. This has the added advantage of unsettling your opponents who have become used to seeing you folding almost every hand.

6. Don't go all-in
Your aim is to get into the final three so that you're in the money. Don't go all-in unless you know that you have the best hand. There's no harm in putting an opponent who's short stacked all-in though, take the opportunity to get rid of any players you can from the game.

Being successful in online poker tournaments is relatively simple, you just need to have a plan and have the patience and strength of character to sick to it.




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