Friday, 31 August 2012
The latest edition of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) starts on Sunday and once again it will be accompanied by the PokersStars Radio Show.
“Back by popular demand" for a second series, PokerStars Radio features Joe Stapleton, Matt Broughton and our own Nick Wealthall in the hosts hot seat as well as a variety of well-known guests. As with last year, the shows will be fully interactive, and feature competitions, quizzes, twitter posts, discussions and exclusive online tournaments for the radio listeners. The shows will also keep listeners up-to-date with all the news and action from all the best events of the series.“We saw last year with the WCOOP radio show that poker players and fans love the format and really connect with the live interactive elements,” said Stapleton. “It provides a way for the growing poker community worldwide to share in the excitement of the most important festival in online poker.”This year the series has an amazing guaranteed prize pool of $30 million and a record 65 events to choose from. The radio shows will be running every day there is a WCOOP event on, starting at 8pm UK time everyday. You can tune in to it all by clicking here.Try you luck in this year's WCOOP with a first deposit bonus of up to £400. Sign up here.
Bluff meets Isildur1.
Starting out last week with 520 hopefuls, this year’s EPT Grand Final Main Event certainly lived up to expectations after a final table that contained some of the toughest players in the world. At the start of yesterday’s finale Steve O’Dwyer led arguably the toughest final table the festival has ever seen.
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Full Tilt Poker will be heading to Ireland for its first live festival since relaunch. The Full Tilt Galway Poker Festival will take place in a custom built Full Tilt poker village in the centre the city from 29 July until 12 August.
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