1. Crown Poker Update
June Super Poker Weekend
Crown’s next Super Poker weekend kicks off this Friday, 2 June with a $340 Pot Limit/No limit Holdem tournament. The weekend also includes a big line-up of Aussie Millions satellites, a $5,000 tournament for high limit players on Saturday at 12.30pm plus all of Crown’s regular Saturday and Sunday tournaments.
$75 Saturday Super Series
Don’t miss Round 5 of Crown’s newest tournament series this Saturday where the top 4 players will receive an entry to the final to compete for a 2007 Aussie Millions seat.
The countdown to the 2006 World Series has begun and to celebrate Crown will stage the ultimate WSOP weekend on 9 & 10 June. With a $25 satellite on the Friday night followed by a Two Phase Satellite Program on Saturday, there’s something to suit every level of player.
Victorian Poker Championship
Start planning you trip to Crown in August for the Victorian Poker Championship. Dates are now confirmed with the event beginning on Wednesday 23 August and finishing on Sunday 3 September 2006.
Specialty Cash Games
Crown now offers a great range of specialty cash games at set times during the week. Click here to view the full schedule.
2. Skycity Adelaide $28,000 WSOP Satellite Results
Skycity Adelaide’s WSOP satellite last weekend attracted a strong interstate contingent, including a number of ‘old school’ players who returned to what was the centre of Australian poker through the late eighties and nineties. Day 1 was the semi finals and the last chance to qualify for the final. Buyin was $180 with one $120 rebuy allowed. Over eighty players competed and five won through to the final, with another five receiving cash payouts.
The final kicked off on Sunday morning with a 84 players – a mix of qualifiers and those who had coughed up $1100 to enter. About four hours in and it was down to the final table, chip leaders were Stewart Scott (168,000), Jarrod Wilson (143,000) and Pheap Chea (104,000). The winner will be announced in an official presentation with Joe Hachem on Thursday.
There was plenty of cash game action on the side as players busted out, PNW’s own Maurie the Master captured all the action from the weekend so if you’re after a touch of nostalgia, visit the Team PNW does Adelaide thread on the PokerNetwork noticeboard.
3. Skycity Auckland prepares for busy June
If you’re a poker player in New Zealand then head to Skycity Auckland during the next month. They are holding the grand final for their WSOP satellite series on June 17/18, with players competing for a $28,000 WSOP package including a $10,000USD seat the the Main Event, flights, accommodation and $10,000NZD spending money. The only way left to qualify is through the weekend satellite tournaments, which cost $60 to enter, with 60 players maximum allowed. There will also be holding two Ladies Lindauer tournaments on June 5 and 25, both with a $60 buyin, plus an Omaha tournament on June 24 and 25 to coincide with the introduction of Omaha to the poker tables. If you’re in the area, get down there and check it out.
4. Two More Aussies to head to the WSOP for free with Team PokerNews
There were three Team PokerNews WSOP freerolls last weekend with Australians winning two, and 3 PokerNetworkers making the final table in the other. Heading to Las Vegas to play the Main Event with $2000USD spending money are Joey Chang from Melbourne, who won the rescheduled PokerRoom tournament on Saturday morning, and also Nathan Johnstone (MakybeDiva on PNW) from Sydney, who took out the CD Poker freeroll early Monday morning.
This brings the total number of Australians on Team PokerNews to five – a remarkable feat considering these freerolls are open to anyone worldwide and there have only been twelve seats awarded so far. The next PokerNetwork WSOP freeroll will be at Noble Poker on Saturday June 11 at 5am AEST. To sign up, you need to download Noble Poker through the PokerNetwork links, register a new account and deposit. There are no raked hand or points requirements – making this one of the best value freerolls available. You need to complete all requirements 3 days prior to the start of the freeroll. Also, once you are registered for this freeroll, you will be eligible to play the other two upcoming PokerNews/Noble Poker freerolls on June 25 and July 3.
Upcoming PokerNetwork/PokerNews WSOP freerolls
*Times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10)
11 June 2006 05:00 AEST Noble Poker
24 June 2006 10:00 AEST Doyle's Room (see details further in newsletter)
25 June 2006 05:00 AEST Noble Poker
5. Win 1 million for free with PokerNetwork and MANSIONPOKER.COM
PokerNetwork/PokerNews and MANSIONPOKER.COM will be hosting two exclusive freerolls, where the lucky winners will receive a seat at the POKER DOME CHALLENGE in Las Vegas.
These freerolls will take place on June 12 and June 26 at 5am AEST. To be eligible you must sign up at MANSIONPOKER.com through the PokerNetwork links, register a new account, and make a deposit. You will then be eligible for both freerolls. You must sign up 4 days prior to the start of the tournament, to find out all the info and exactly how you could win a million dollars check out the MANSIONPOKER.com freeroll story on PokerNetwork News.
MANSIONPOKER.COM is also currently offering some insane value for tournaments – their POKER DOME qualifier costs 1c to enter and offers a $7000USD package for the winner – given that fields are under 200 players – this is offering around 350,000% overlay. The 1c offer is only on for a limited time, and the fields for the PokerNetwork freerolls will be much smaller – which means even better value. For the full article on the current tournament value at MANSIONPOKER.COM please see PokerNews.com.
6. PokerNetwork/Doyle's Room $36,000 Triple WSOP Freeroll
PokerNetwork and Doyle's Room have announced an exciting $36,000 WSOP freeroll which will take place on June 24 at 10:00 AEST. Three $12,000USD WSOP packages will be given away - two to the top two finishers, while the third will go to the lucky player that knocks out Tony G, who will be playing under the screenname 'wraptduck'.
To qualify for this amazing freeroll, all you need to do is download Doyle's Room through the special PokerNetwork links, register a new account, and deposit (minimum $25USD). There are no raked hand requirements, no points requirements - simply sign up, deposit and that's it! This will be a popular freeroll, so make sure you get in early - you need to sign up by June 20.
The PokerNetwork WSOP freerolls are exclusive to PokerNetwork/PokerNews members, which means small fields. With five Australians who have already won their way to Team PokerNews, now is definitely your chance to join them. This freeroll not only offers fantastic value with three WSOP packages up for grabs, but unlike the other WSOP freerolls, it is at the Aussie friendly time of 11am. Sign up and deposit today! More information.
7. Kiwi Casino Poker $3000 Freeroll June 10
Only 13 people have registered for the PokerNetwork/Kiwi Casino Poker freeroll which will take place on June 10 at 10am AEST. To enter the freeroll all you need to do is download Kiwi Casino Poker through the PokerNetwork links, earn 1000 Aces and you’ll be able to “buyin” to this tournament. Once you have created an account, email email@example.com and ask for the "PokerNews VIP upgrade" to help you earn Aces faster.
8. Player of the Month/Young Gun of the Month – May
The Player of the Month for May is George Lucas. Hailing from Melbourne, George made four final tables during May and also made two final tables at the recent Melbourne Champs – placing 7th in the Main Event. Young Gun of the Month goes to Sydney’s Nick Nicolaou, who is being recognised for his excellent record throughout April. Nick came second in the Main Event at the New Zealand Championships, and continued his good form at the Melbourne Champs – cashing three times.
If you would like to nominate someone for Player of the Month or Young Gun of the Month, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
9. The PokerNetwork Bad Beat Award
This edition’s bad beat was dealt out to Crown's own Danny McDonagh who was unfortunately sitting at the same table as PokerNetwork's Gaz in Adelaide on the weekend. The game was 2/4 NL and was apparantly very loose. Player under the gun moves all in for around $250. Danny is next to act and quickly calls all in. Two more players call (one of them all-in), and Gaz in the big blind says, "Meh, value" and makes the call all-in for around $220. With 4 of 5 players all in, it's time to deal out the board. Player UTG has JJ, Danny has the pocket rockets, another has 77, another KJ and Gaz has 95o. The flop brings a 9 and Gaz has a chance to catchup. Jonno comes over from the 10/20 and calls for a 5 on the turn (forgetting that it is Danny with the Aces). Well, Jonno was right and the 5 spikes on the turn. Who says 95o isn't a good hand?
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