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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" Paris

Lynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

As most of you have discovered, many World Series of Poker Circuit events have been postponed or suspended around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic. We listed the cancellations as of March 14 in our last blog and many more have fallen by the wayside. However, there has been no decision yet on whether or not the flagship event, this summer’s 51st annual WSOP tournament will be held.

Seth Palansky, vice president of corporate communications for the WSOP, said officials would continue to monitor developments regarding the
coronavirus pandemic but were proceeding as if the big event will go on as
scheduled May 26 to July 15 at the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“We keep our heads down, keep planning in place,” he said. “… We don’t need to make a decision now.” This year’s schedule calls for 87 bracelet events. Contingency plans have been discussed that could include shortening the series, Palansky said.

“Things are changing not just daily but hourly now,” he said of the pandemic fallout. “We’ll continue to monitor everything.”Texas Poker Store

Once a definitive call has been made by the WSOP, The Texas Poker Store will keep you informed.

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Pocket Bullets ParisJim “Pocket Bullets” Paris

I would have never imagined that poker events throughout the world would or could be cancelled, but here we are with a world wide pandemic – Corona Virus Covid19 –  very possibly resulting in the cancellation of many events including the possibility of the 2020 World Series of Poker since it is just around the corner, just a couple of months away. I’m certain that a lot of players from around the world have already cancelled their plans or at the very least are planning to cancel if things do not improve. Many are in fact taking bets on the possibilities of the 2020 WSOP being cancelled or postponed.

As of March 14th some of the following events that have been cancelled or postponed until further notice:
Heartland Poker Tour (Cincinnati) – Cancelled
WSOP Circuit (Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles):  Cancelled
WSOP Circuit (Harrah’s in Atlantic City):  Stopped
WSOP Circuit (King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic): Cancelled
WPT Deepstacks Amsterdam (Holland Casino): Cancelled
WPT Deepstacks Maryland (Maryland Live Casino): Cancelled
WPT Deepstacks Jacksonville (Bestbet Casino): Postponed

There are lots more cancellations and/or postponements worldwide: way too many for us to keep up with.

To us here at the Texas Poker Store our biggest disappointment would be if the 2020 WSOP is in fact cancelled. Many of our friends and customers attend the Main Event religiously, most to play, many just to watch and be part of it all. So we’re hoping for the best, and of course not just because of poker but certainly for the health and safety of everyone worldwide.

Oh well, there’s always On-Line Poker Tables to check out!!!!

Wishing all of you the best, stay healthy nothing is more important. although poker does come a close second to many of you.

We’ll keep you informed, but in the mean time if you have any questions or comments please click here and fire away.

Lynn "Queen of Hearts" Paris

Lynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

If you are risk averse, like me, and afraid to lose money while learning how to play poker, you need a reliable, free online poker site. According to Pokernews.com, the best of the best for free poker games with no registration is the WSOP Poker app. PokerNews

Obviously, lots of poker players get started on “play money” sites on their desktops and on mobile apps to develop their skills, learn how poker works and what it feels like to engage with poker players all over the world in games of Texas Holdem or Omaha. This is where you can try out all the tips you got from reading Jonathan Little’s blogs or studying videos of Fedor and Negreanu. It’s really the safest way to hone the poker strategies you’ll need in order to win before you start playing with real money.

World Poker TourOther well-known free sites are Zynga Poker and the WPT (World Poker Tour). They both have options to play for fun, or in the case of WPT, real money. However, you have to join ClubWPT to play for real money.

Others (like PokerStarsPartyPoker, and 888Poker) combine free poker games and tournaments with real money ones – so you can have an authentic ‘full poker experience’ always playing on the same website.

World Series of PokerOf course, U.S, players can’t play for real money in most states because it’s –unbelievably – still illegal. For example the WSOP online app allows you to play for real $$ if you live in Nevada.

Have fun at your favorite poker tables whether you’re practicing or playing for real money.

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Lynn "Queen of Hearts" ParisLynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris

Each year the World Series of Poker (WSOP) crowns a Player of the Year (POY). I must admit that in the past, I haven’t paid much attention to who won, but this year was different. I knew my all-time favorite poker player, “Kid Poker” himself, was in the running; he entered the WSOP Europe in third place for the coveted title.

Daniel Negranu WSOP Player of the Year 2019Going into the Colossus, the final event of WSOP-E, the title was still up for grabs with four players vying for the POY title:  Daniel Negreanu, Robert Campbell, Shaun Deeb and Anthony Zinno.  In the end, however, with no one able to surpass his point total, Negreanu was crowned the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year.

The 2019 Player of the Year race included all open bracelet events of the 2019 calendar year, including events at the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (May 28 – July 16) and WSOP Europe at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic (Oct 15-Nov 4).

One could say that Negreanu had himself a helluva good year.He cashed six times at WSOP Europe prior to the Colossus event and cashed an amazing 17 times at the WSOP in Vegas. But perhaps his favorite event of 2019 had little to do with poker.
Wedding Day for Daniel and Amanda
On May 17, 2019, Kid Poker married the love of his life, Amanda Leatherman, in Palos Verdes, California, surrounded by family, friends and numerous poker stars. What an incredible year!

Hope to see you soon at the Poker Tables, maybe you can be next year’s POY!

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