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PokerNews Australasia & Pacific July-August Edition Out NOW!

Posted at 08:31 2010-07-15

The halfway mark of the year signals winter and taxes, and many of us like to escape these two fates by indulging in a little something known as the World Series of Poker. Although tax can be a costly issue here, if we earn some serious Benjamins. Nevertheless, a good number of Aussies are drawn to Sin City, lured by the diamond encrusted bracelets. The World Series of Poker. It’s the grandest stage in the poker world, where all the big stars step out in the heat of the Las Vegas summer to bring their best poker game. And everyone is invited to partake. Each seat can be bought, borrowed or won. Dreams won and lost. It is only natural then, that the July-August edition of the PokerNews Australasia & Pacific magazine celebrates this great festival and pens the highlights of the Series.

The 2010 WSOP has been lean in the bracelet stakes for the Aussies and our last hope for a bracelet is in the Main Event, which is still currently being played out. So far the big news has come from across the Tasman, where our Kiwi neighbours have claimed their very first WSOP bracelet thanks to young Simon Watt. The significance is obvious to an Australasian publication, however Watt’s victory captivated the attention of the entire poker world when he defeated the almighty Tom “durrrr” Dwan, who had millions of side bets on the line. Simon Watt graces this month’s cover and inside this edition we explore the notions of bets being bigger than bracelets.  We also bring you the first 45 bracelet winners and feature the top five moments at the halfway point of the Series.

While much of the spotlight has been on Vegas at the moment, there has been plenty of action back home that we pay tribute to. Online guns blazing on the live felt is starting to become a familiar story. Especially when that young gun is coming out of Wollongong, the latest breeding ground of champions! We talk to Brendon Rubie who became the latest to fit the bill when he added the Melbourne Champs title to his bevy of online results.

As the stakes of poker get higher, the interest surrounding those stakes increases. One of the Aussies who regularly plays in the nosebleed online cash games is Full Tilt’s Van Marcus. Van gives us the inside story of playing against some of the best in the world in these high stakes games. Van also talks about his 2008 APPT Manila title, his experience last year at the WSOP and his plans for this year.

Other features from the July/August edition include the evolution of the publishing world, where poker books have moved from the technical and instructional manuals to the more personal memoirs of poker celebrities. Dr. Pauly’s widely anticipated debut novel, Lost Vegas, and Tim Napper’s take on how the online young guns of today might have fared back in the old days. We also take a look at some of the finest drops to quench a thirst, in our best beers around the world feature.

The local poker calendar continues to boom and we bring you all the results from the Melbourne Champs and the ANZPT Canberra where Jason Gray took the honours. We also take a look at what happened in the New Zealand Poker Open and how the Aussies fared at the inaugural World Team Poker. Looking ahead to what is next on the local tournament trail, we preview Vic Champs and ANZPT Queenstown as well as taking a look at what is on offer at the Gold Coast during ANZPT Queensland. We also release the 2011 Aussie Millions schedule so you can plan your attack early.

Our regular features include the latest news from PokerNetwork (with the PNW Australasian rankings), our resident columnists Tony G, Joe Hachem, Grant Levy, Billy “The Croc” Agyros, Jonathan Karamalikis and mental conditioning coach Jamie Glazier. Brendan Duffy recaps all the online tournament scoops of late and in a special feature looks back on the all-time biggest Aussie online MTT scores.

All that and more in the July-August edition of PokerNews Australasia & Pacific magazine…available now!

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