Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
The newest $10,300 Buy-In Super MILLION$ High Rollers GGPoker champion is Darren Elias. Now that is the way to start a new year, especially this year after such a miserable 2020.
Elias started out this year by winning the much anticipated online poker tourney and taking home a very sweet $448,842.34 after going head to head with Niklas Astedt. Although he was way behind Astedt and you would expect that Astedt would walk away with it all, it just was not meant to be.
The final hand saw Astedt raised 700,000 and Elias jammed for 12,078,400 which Astedt snap called and turned over pocket Queens against Elias’s Ace-Seven. Cards were in Elias favor as the turn dropped an Ace giving him the pot and the championship. Way to start 2021, Darren!
So even though it’s been a difficult time for the last 12 months or so, this proves that you can still play and win a fortune playing poker online. So check out the Texas Poker Store to pick up all your poker supplies to practice with.
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Jim “Pocket Bullets” Paris
While this Pandemic continues to turn everyone’s life upside down and most of us are going stir crazy locked up in our homes, there seems to be limited solutions for the poker lovers among us.
You can create your own online private games on 888Poker. Watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_xnsjGxNxo to learn how to set up your games, including date and time of game, buy-in, number of players allowed and lots more. Even the WSOP Online offers online games that you can jump into with as little as $25.00 buy ins.
There are many other options to play online privately and publicly, for play money or for real cash. Some of those sites include PokerStars for real cash or play money and Zynga Poker for just the fun of it,
Just click on the links above to get full instructions on how to set up your own games by invitation only, or just jump into existing games and have fun.
Of course, you can always host your own small private games at home, especially if you have one of our great poker tables that you want to show off.
Let us know how you’re handling the pandemic and if you need anything from the Texas Poker Store. Click here.
Lynn “Queen of Hearts” Paris
Covid-19 has shut down our world. And we have all discovered by now that even when things begin to get better, life as we have known it will change in myriad ways. Many more of us will be working from home. Most shopping will be done online. And we’ve already heard dire predictions of watching sporting events from home: baseball games might be played with no one in the stands. Poker fans who’ve been anticipating the World Series of Poker are going to be out of luck, as Las Vegas has been forced to shut down its casinos.
While social distancing is still in place, many poker lovers have turned to playing online. Unfortunately, if you live in the United States and you want to play for money in an online tournament, you’re pretty much out of luck unless you live in one of the few states where online gambling is legal, or you know how to work around restrictions while keeping it safe and legal. And, once casinos and poker rooms come back, there will undoubtedly be many changes. There will probably be fewer poker tables to allow for more distance between them, and less players at each table. Not only that, but hygiene will be a major consideration. Chips will need to be cleaned more often, and the poker rooms themselves may be shut down for short periods of time during a work day to allow for custodial personnel to clean the rails and other common areas.
This seems like the perfect time to invest in your own poker table, one like our premium Lumen Poker Table, and we at the Texas Poker Store want to make it a little easier for you. We’re offering a 10% discount on all of our tables to encourage you to play poker at home. Until we’re no longer on lockdown, there’s no better way to have fun playing poker than to sit around your own table with a few friends. Just head to the Texas Poker Store and check out all our tables, and when you’re ready go ahead and place your order then simply enter the special discount code — MyCorona — to get your special 10% discount while supply lasts.
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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.”
Once a definitive call has been made by the WSOP, The Texas Poker Store will keep you informed.
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