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Poker can be played on live tables or on the virtual felts, but nothing beats the thrill of watching quality poker action. Keeping this in mind, PokerStars will be releasing episodes of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 that was hosted in January 2018, for UK viewers on Channel 4. While poker fans can regale moments from the poker festival, Josh Reichard and Mo Nuwwarah ruled the felts at the World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) stop at Horseshoe Hammond with same-day wins. The two also happen to be roomies in Chicago.
Meanwhile, premier online poker site partypoker has announced the 2018 edition of the Monster Series, and this time the combined prize pool guarantees of 144 tournaments that are part of the series’ schedule is $3.4 Million. partypoker has also announced several promotions for the series.
The next edition of PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is slated for January 2019, and while there’s been a big buzz surrounding the coveted Platinum Passes that are up for grabs via various promotions, poker fans in UK can watch coverage of previous year’s edition, the 2018 PCA on Channel 4.
The first episode of the 2018 PCA was telecasted on October 17 and more action-packed coverage is yet to come.
According to the PokerStars blog, the episodes bring exciting highlights from the series that played out at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas in January 2018. The Main Event was attended by 582 players making for a combined prize pool of over $5.6 Million.
Meanwhile in the run up to the 2019 PCA there is also celebrity poker action coming up next month. The ‘Heros for Heros’ celebrity poker tournament will be hosted at Avalon Hollywood, on November 10. The tournament is being held in the honor of Gene Simmons and features big prizes, including a seat to the 2019 PCA Main Event, a VIP trip to the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, a one-on-one poker lesion with Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu, among other things.
The biggest names in television, music, sports and Hollywood are expected to be in attendance. Past attendees include Mark Wahlberg, Rihanna, Wayne Gretzky, Samuel L. Jackson, Elton John, Oscar de la Hoya, Ray Romano, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Jack Nicholson.
Watch preview of 2018 PCA Episode 1 here.
Nine-time World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) gold ring winner Josh Reichard and poker reporter Mo Nuwwarah are roommates. The duo have recently grabbed the limelight with their same-day win of two World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) events at the currently underway Horseshoe Hammond stop.
Nuwwarah who is also a long-time poker reporter won the $600 HORSE event in the series on Tuesday, banking a payday of $14,008. In the heads-up play, he had to confront Michael Hanson, who fought long and hard to stake claim on the title. The duel lasted nearly three hours before Hanson could claim victory.
“It was a long battle, it was back and forth. I was down to nine bets, then he was down to five bets, then he came back. It’s limit poker; you just have to go through the swings,” Nuwwarah said. This was his second win in a mixed tournament. In 2016 he had defeated Barry Greenstein heads-up to ship the PokerStars Festival New Jersey $340 8-Game Championship for $4,032.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Mo Nuwwarah – $14,008
2. Mike Hanson – $8,657
3. Lavonne Schaafsma – $6,060
4. John Ma – $4,414
5. Chris Grzadziel – $3,248
6. Ryan Paluf – $2,426
7. Shaun Burnett – $1,946
8. Mark Provenzano – $1,622
9. Brian McKain – $1,394
Meanwhile, Reichard captured the $400 NLH Monster Stack event that attracted 554 runners building a prize pool of $182,820. A total of 56 players advanced to Day 2 and among the other notables to score in the event were Nick Pupuillo (11th for $2,867), Matt Avery (21st for $1,612) and Yoon Kim (45th for $713).
“It feels great, this was especially fun because it was a really friendly talkative final table; everybody had a good time,”Reichard said.
“There was one point where my buddy [Chris] Conrad on my left got a double knockout so he was close to me in chips. I lost the chiplead for a little while but I hung in there, won some all-ins, got lucky in some pots, and it ended up working out.”
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Josh Reichard – $38,392
2. Simon Philip – $23,746
3. Byron Ziebell – $17,364
4. Chris Conrad – $12,885
5. Samuel Miller – $9,695
6. Elik Vodovoz – $7,395
7. Jacob Phillips – $5,719
8. Montgomery Lewellyn – $4,483
9. Mike Holm – $3,561
Premier online site partypoker has announced yet another online poker mega festival. Featuring a combined prize pool guarantee of $3.4 Million, the 2018 Monster Series promises to be a grand gala affair, with affordable tournament buy-ins.
The series will run from October 28 to November 4 with a full platter of 144 tournaments with a buy-in range of $2.20 to $33. The highlights include the $200K GTD 8-Max PKO that will be hosted on October 28. Another edition of the same event will be held on November 4. There are different tournament formats on the roster, including 6-Max, Mix-Max, PLO, Turbo and PKO variants.
partypoker has also announced an array of promotions that will run through the Monster Series. Players can enjoy double cashback points by playing in cash games and on fast forward tables through the week. An additional $9,000 of prizes has been added to the $200,000 GTD 8-Max event on November 4, and the winner will receive a $5,300 MILLIONS Online seat, in addition to any prize money they win.
There is also a new ‘Monster Wheel’, a prize wheel guaranteeing players a prize each time it is spun. Players earn spins by playing in a pre-determined number of Monster Series tournaments. They earn one spin on playing 10 tournaments, three on playing 25, eight on playing 40 and 15 on playing 75 tournaments. Each spin guarantees different prizes that can include, $1 or $13 in cash, as well as MILLIONS Online satellite tickets of different buy-ins.
Finally, the ‘Monster Missions’ round off the partypoker’s offer. Players who opt for this via the promotions section of their partypoker account and reach the final table or cash in the series’ tournaments stand to be rewarded with MILLIONS Online satellite tickets for the $5,300 MILLIONS Online event.