Tuesday, 8 October 2013
Outlandish exuberance is all the rage in the poker world and the more something sparkles the more likely it is to get noticed; moreover, bought by someone with more money than sense.
Indeed, over the past few years tournament organisers have strived to make their bracelets, trophies and trinkets ever more appealing by embellishing them as much as possible. With the trend for expensive poker bling now a common thing in the poker world it's little wonder that the latest thing to be given an expensive makeover is the humble poker chip. Usually found in a standard plastic format and decorated with a range of standard colours, it's fair to say that poker chips aren't usually considered high-class jewellery. However, all that's now changed thanks to a Toronto based jeweller who's created the world's most expensive poker chip. A mixture of pink gold and diamonds (both white and pink) weighing more than 2.5 carats, Gerald Lewy's poker chip has been valued by the Guinness Book of World Records at $450,000. Overall it took Gerald 2 1/2 years to complete the project but now it's finished he's more than pleased with the piece. Indeed, despite the chip's sale price being set at $275,000, the valuation made by Guinness World Records is based on the insurance price for the piece, so in terms of the record books the higher value stands.
Christmas is just around the corner and Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker are getting into the holiday spirit by offering online poker players the chance to double one re-load deposit up to $100.
Juicy Stakes has announced the launch of a series of daily freeroll online poker tournaments that will award players with spots into special weekly games featuring prize pools of up to $300.
Four online poker players that won prize packages into the $2,400 main event of the PPC Aruba World Championship 2016 courtesy of Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are on their way to the Caribbean this weekend and will be joined by vlogger ‘TheTrooper97’.
Americas Cardroom has released its fifth and final sponsored video chronicling the action from the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2016, which ended on Sunday with Latvian player Eduards Kudrjavcevs taking the main event title and its $143,675 first-place prize.
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Rob Yong calls for competition.
A critical eye on the poker world.
Nick Wealthall on unconscious decision making.
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