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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 52 News

SunPoker New Year Resolutions

A New Year is upon us and there is always something about January 1 that gives you an urge to set resolutions, we here at SunPoker isn’t an exception to that feeling.

2011 we set resolutions and we’re happy to report they’ve all been met!

  • A new look to

  • Added land based tournaments – iPOPS was the latest one added

  • Social Media – You can now follow us on Twitter @SunPoker

  • Communication – We always take pride with our level of contact with our players and we continue to hold our head high as we provide the highest level of service.

Although in essence we set resolutions every month, January 1st 2012 deserves a bigger year round commitment!

So what do we promise for 2012? So far…

Software Upgrade

The New software has been released and along with it came the great BackBet feature but we aren’t through with the great additions just yet. In 2012 we will be releasing a higher version that comes with upgraded features.

VIP Revamp

VIP Members will be enjoying a while new point system as you get a bigger bang for your buck in 2012.

New Tournaments

New Year always means New Tournaments; the list just continues to grow, as we add new land based tournaments and more. But get ready as we kick off 2012 with the new King of The Hill promotion – a new and exciting leader board race!


As always, we are keeping the same promise as we always have since 2000...a promise to continue making our players our main priority, with prompt, accurate and personalize response to each and every communication made!

Over all our goal is ensure 2012 will be a prosperous New Year for as all!

Let us know what you feel we need to work on as these are just some of our promises for, but we’ll be sure to continue updating you on our weekly and monthly plans via emails and your weekly issue of The Sun Weekly!

Happy New Year Team SunPoker


Tournament News

Irish Open 2012

Start off 2012 with securing yourself a seat to the next Irish Open!

Sunday, 1st January 2012 at 21:00 GMT buy into the 2012 Irish Open €200+€15 Freezeout and make your way to the top for a €4,600 Full Event Packages 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 5th – April 10th, 2012.
  • €50 for handling fees.
  • €655 for flights and spending.

Join us as we gear up to head to Dublin for a live no-limit hold’em tournament that will run from April 6th – April 9th, 2012 at the Burlington Hotel.

Satellites are on going for as low as €11 feeding into every Sunday’s final table until March 25th.

Whether it’s the luck of the Irish or energy of a New Year, it doesn’t matter we will be in Dublin for 2012 and we want you there with us!

Poker Around the World


2011 Awards Winners

Towards the end of every year, websites, organizations and poker magazines all come up with a top 10 list; SunPoker has grown fond of the team at therefore this year we are going with their featured article of the over all Poker Winners of 2011;

Female Poker Player of the Year: Winner Vanessa Selbst
In an off year for women, Selbst was one of the few women to take home a major title, winning the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event for the second straight year, as well as coming very close to becoming the first female winner on the WPT after a 3rd place finish at the 2011 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic.

Honorable Mention: Maria Ho and Annie Duke (for her contributions)

Breakout Player of the Year: Winner Chris Moorman
Moorman proved his poker skills aren’t simply limited to the online arena after finishing third in the WSOP Player of the Year race and becoming a major contender for the Card Player POY award as well.

Honorable Mention: Ben Lamb and Pius Heinz

Online Poker Player of the Year: Winner Ilari Sahamies
Sahamies rebounded from a terrible 2010 online campaign that saw him nearly quit poker to end 2011 as the biggest winner on PokerStars.

Honorable Mention: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Jason ‘jdpc27′ Wheeler, and Gus Hansen

Tournament Player of the Year: Winner Erik Seidel
Seidel compiled over $6.5 million in winnings, 10 Top 5 finishes and 4 wins in 2011: ENOUGH SAID!

Honorable Mention: Chris Moorman, Eugene Katchalov, Jason Mercier, and Ben Lamb

Poker Player of the Year: Winner Sam Trickett
If it wasn’t for Seidel’s tournament run in 2011 Trickett would likely be getting even more credit than he is; which is a lot.

Honorable Mention: Ben Lamb, Chris Moorman, and Erik Seidel

Best Poker Moment of 2011: Winner WSOP Main Event Heads-Up Battle between Pius Heinz and Martin StaszkoThe live, heads-up, battle between Heinz and Staszko will likely go down as one of the greatest television moments in poker history.

Honorable Mention: Phil Hellmuth’s three runner-up finishes at WSOP, and WSOP Player of the Year Race, and Jake Cody and ElkY win Triple Crown

Congratulations to all 2011 winners and let the battle for 2K12 take things to a whole new level.

Message from the CEO

Thank you once again for making SunPoker your room for 2011!
We all look forward to serving you through out 2012 and beyond.

Here’s to a blessed and safe New Year Celebration!

Happy New Year all!

Message from the CEO
Well wishes from the Customer Service Team

Just a few more hours before we bid farewell to 2011 and welcome in 2012 and we know poker players around the world will resolve to tilt less, bluff better and check-raise the river more often.

The Customer Service team here at SunPoker is dedicated to make your resolutions a reality in 2012, we thank you for always trusting us and making us your #1 online poker support team.

We hope you have a safe New Year celebration and look forward to assisting you throughout 2012.




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