Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Online Players Strike Out at TKPT St Maarten but Enjoy Some Fun-in-the-Sun

On my Living the Dream poker blog I followed five online players (Chris Perkins, Tim O’Keefe, John Curcuru, Elena Stover and Gabor Krecso) competing in the TKPT St Maarten tournament in the Caribbean April 27 – May 1.  Although none of the team survived Day 2 of the three-day tournament – not even Elena Stover who came to the Caribbean right after her second place ($148,000) second place finish at the Borgata Million in Atlantic City the week before – they did enjoy some fun-in-the-sun. And a couple of the group’s friends did advance to the final table.
Chris’ buddy Brian Kulp not only survived Day 2, but he went into the Final Table as the chip leader.  Akash Mazumdar, who won his way to TKPT St Maarten in an Intertops satellite tournament last year, returned to defend his title and ended up hanging out with the Living the Dream team quite a bit. He went on to win the tournament for the second time.  Kulp was more than pleased with his 4th place finish and the $670 he took home to Pittsburgh with him.
During the Day 2 dinner break, John Curcuru talked about an unusual ruling that almost through him off but, in the end, worked in his favor.
“It was a natural raise in any kind of casino any place else but the dealer said right away ‘sir, that’s not a raise’.  I was unhappy with the ruling, but it turned out to be in my favor because the guy to my left had pocket Kings and he was just waiting for the ruling to be over with!”
“On day 2 of the TKPT Main Event, I had an amazing table draw,” said Chris Perkins, one of the five Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker players that won their way to TKPT St Maarten in online satellite tournaments.  “I was opening a lot of pots and taking them down without showdown.  I chipped up from 37k to over 55k within the first 30 minutes.  I then ran into a hand that defined my tournament.  The villain limped from MP.  He had been playing like an amateur, limping a lot and folding to 3 bets and cbets too often.  The CO was a competent player that had 10BB remaining at 400/800.  He goes all in behind the limper and I have 55 in the BB.  Because I was so deep and knew there was a good chance the original limper would fold, I decided to call and take a flip against the short stack.  But the original limper decided to call behind.  The flop came Qx5s4x.  We hit our set and were loving life.  At this point, I am just praying the original limper has some sort of Queen because I knew he could never get away from it.  I check.  He bets 15K into a 30K+ pot.  I call with about 30K behind.  The turn was the 3 of spades (Qx 5s 4x 3s).  I made a small donk bet of 10K on the turn and he called fairly quickly.   I decide to check and hope to get to showdown, but the original limper wasted no time going all in for another 20K and putting our entire stack at risk.  There was 100K in the pot including his river all in!   I didn’t think this player would be smart enough to bluff this river so I decided to muck my hand.  The villain turns over 10 10, the short stack mucking his hand, and said ‘I knew the only way I could win the hand was by bluffing.’  He was defiantly right and I like his river jam.”
“If that river is any other card besides a deuce, I would have been cruising through day 2 as chip leader or close to it,” he said.  “I ended up getting knocked out of the tournament soon after this hand and although I was disappointed, I was at a beautiful resort in St. Maarten, so I couldn’t complain too much.!”
John Curcuru played a lot of poker over 3 days but said one of the most interesting hands was with Chris Perkins, another Intertops satellite winner.
Tomorrow we’ll have the final episode of Living the Dream: TKPT St Maarten which will feature final results of the tournament.

Juicy Stakes Launches New Website with $1000 Freeroll

Juicy Stakes has had a bit of a facelift this week. To celebrate the unveiling of its new website the online casino and poker room is hosting a $1000 freeroll poker tournament this Friday night.

“Nothing major, just making the good stuff easier to find,” said Juicy Stakes manager. “Any excuse for a freeroll, really!”

$1000 Freeroll Poker Tournament
May 13, 2016, 8:30 pm EST
Maximum Players: 1500
Registration opens three hours before the tournament starts.

Video: $1000 Freeroll Poker Tournament to Celebrate Juicy Stakes' New Website

Popular online poker room also has casino games from Cake Gaming.

One of the main sites on the Horizon Poker Network, Juicy Stakes is known primarily for its busy poker room. It also has a suite of casino games from Cake Gaming though.

Welcoming poker and casino players from all over the world, Juicy Stakes is famous for its online satellite tournaments that send winners to play in live poker tournaments in Europe and the Caribbean.  An online satellite tournament series that will send the winner to the €700,00 European Poker Championships at CAPT Velden this summer continues until this Sunday. A group of previous online satellite tournament winners has just returned from the Caribbean where they played in the TKPT St Maarten poker tournament. Videos of their poker adventure are available on the Living the Dream poker blog.

RTG’s New 'Super 6' Coming Soon to Jackpot Capital

Next week Jackpot Capital Casino will launch Super 6, a unique new six reel slot game from RTG. Meanwhile, the $90,000 Superhero Club casino bonuses event rewarding frequent players with weekly bonuses up to $500 each continues until Sunday.

Super 6, a hot new Asian-themed game from Real Time Gaming, features six reels of glittering symbols paying All Ways from left to right and right to left. Grouped Wilds double any prize they appear in. Scatters trigger free spins and features triggered with scatters all on the same row award even bigger bonuses like Mega Grouped Wilds, 5X prize multipliers and an additional Wild symbol.

Video: Super 6 from RTG Coming Soon to Jackpot Capital Casino

Pre-launch casino bonus now available.

A special bonus offer is available for players to top up their accounts before the new game arrives:

Super 6 Casino Bonus -- 100% up to $600
Coupon Code: PRESUPER6
Valid only until May 18th when further bonuses will be announced.

“The more you deposit the more bonus cash you get” said casino manager Oliver Smith. “Talk about easy money!”

Players earn reward points when they play games at Jackpot Capital and receive weekly bonuses based on their points score.

The current $90K Superhero Club event will reward top scoring players with weekly bonuses up to $500 each until May 15, 2016. Contest details and current Scoreboard rankings are available at: http://promotions.jackpotcapital.eu/superheroclub. An $85,000 casino bonus giveaway will begin the following day.

Jackpot Capital Casino offers hundreds of slots and table games from Realtime Gaming (RTG) in its download and instant play casinos. The most popular games, including the new Super 6, are available in the mobile casino for smartphones and tablets.