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Newsletter: Volume 3 - Issue 9 News

Asian Poker Tour 2011 – Manila

The APT Philippines in Manila is right around the corner; Saturday March 5th is your opportunity to secure a VIP Package to this prestigious tournament taking place at the Resort World Manila from March 28th to April 3rd

SunPoker will be flying VIP package winners 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 event title.
The 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. 

Registration for Saturday’s tournament is now open with the buy in set at $200 + $15 and tournament start time at 19:00 GMT!

See you in Manila!

Tournament News



Weekend Guaranteed Tournaments

What better way to get a real value for your money than a Guaranteed Tournament?
Three Guaranteed Tournaments of course!

This and every weekend at SunPoker, $295,000 is guaranteed to be paid out in 3 different tournaments!  Pour yourself a drink or few as this weekend you’ll be busy raking in the cash!

Kick off your Happy Hour on Friday at 20:00 GMT with the $60,000 guaranteed!
That’s a rebuy/add-on tournament with a buy-in of $ 100+ $9

Then on “Hang Over Saturday” at 19:30 GMT it’s time to play the $35,000GP Freeze out!  The buy-in is $ 100 + $ 9 for this great opportunity to boost your bankroll.

Finish off a great weekend of poker with our $200,000 guaranteed on “Recovery Sunday” at 19:00 GMT, a  freeze out  tournament with a buy-in of  $300 + $20.

These 3 great tournaments are giving you 3 good reasons to spend your weekend at SunPoker!

Play and repeat every weekend with SunPoker!

$1,000.00 New Depositors Tournament

No matter when you registered with SunPoker, if February was your first month making a real money deposit into your account, then you’re eligible to take part in this Sunday’s $1,000 New Depositors Tournament

Your exclusive tournament is set to start at 18:00 Sever Time on Sunday March 6th with a buy in of only $1 or 1000 SunPoints where the top 10 finishers will share the $1000 Prize pool.

Just another way, SunPoker welcomes you to our family!

Place Payout
1st $325.00
2nd $200.00
3rd $125.00
4th $80.00
5th $70.00
6th $60.00
7th $50.00
8th $40.00
9th $30.00
10th $20.00

This tournament is available only to new players that have deposited and played for the first time between February 1st and February 28th

Registration is now open and can be found in the SunPoker lobby under Tournaments! Best of luck and welcome once again to

Poker Around the World


Poker Champion Peter Eastgate loses $1.7 million betting sports

In a recent interview with a Danish Newspaper, 2008 World Series of poker Champion Peter Eastgate told the newspaper Politiken that he has lost in the neighborhood of $1.7 million betting on sports, mostly at last year’s World Cup in South Africa –which Eastgate even skipped the WSOP in favor of attending the World Cup!

Eastgate told the paper he has basically sworn off sports-betting, and even has a $20,000 prop-bet with friends that states he will owe $20,000 if he bets more than $2,000 in sports.

Eastgate recently returned to poker after a 9 month hiatus. In May of 2010 Eastgate announced his retirement from poker, but was seen on some online games, he finished up 2010 by auctioning off his 2008 WSOP Championship bracelet for charity. Then two weeks ago we learned Eastgate would be returning to the poker tables at the recently concluded EPT Copenhagen, and would also be taking part in the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

The poker world is glad to see Eastgate returning to the tables and wish him best of luck on NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and we hope he stays away from Sports Betting indeed.

Message from the CEO

SunPoker is dedicated to continue enhancing our promotions and software for you!

Let us know what you would like to see added or even edited with your poker room by emailing us at after all we are here to cater to you!

Message from the CEO

4 Worst Starting Hands

We all know that a high pair or pocket rockets is the best starting hand, we also know a miss match of cards is nothing to speak of, but did we know that in Texas Hold’em there is a general rule of thumb for if you are holding any of these 4 losing combinations?
The rule - Fold!

1) 2-7 (offsuit) -           
By Far the worst start you could have for your game. You have no chance at a straight draw or flush draw and chances are you would be beaten with a pair of 7s. There is the remote chance at a full house with this hand but it is clearly not taking the risk waiting for this to occur. FOLD!

2) 2-8 (offsuit) -           
Slightly better than the 2-7 draw, this combination cried out for you to fold from the start. Why is it slightly better? A pair of 8s will beat the poor soul with a pair of 7s! The straight draw or flush is once again out of the question with this combination and the cards are screaming at you to FOLD!

3) 3-8 (offsuit) -           
Once again you are left without the chance of a straight draw or flush draw and left with hoping for a pair of 8s. At this point you may be hoping for the chance at a full house, don't do it! It is time to fold and wait on a better hand.

4) 2-6 (offsuit) -           
You are left with a chance at the low straight draw and not much else with this combination. You are best served folding from the offset and waiting for a hand that will give you a fighting chance. Why waste your money on the flop, then turn and worst yet river? Just FOLD!

Now, we are no physics to predict what the cards may hold as we all know luck plays its role sometimes, but for those brave enough to continue after drawing any of these killer combinations, may luck be on your side!

Being aware of the best and worst combinations will help strengthen your overall game and help make your stay at the table more successful. Long shots do come in on occasion but the disciplined player usually walks away from the table happy.





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