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In this edition of the PokerGuru Weekly News Update you can read about the Aces Unlimited High Rollers Weekend Action, Casino Royale Card Room’s massive Bad Beat Jackpot, IPS Trophy and Leaderboard News, IPS 5 starting this week and Pokerstars Biggest Ever Sunday Million:$1,000,000 First Prize!
Aces Unlimited High Rollers Weekend : Mihail Stoykov wins both events!
This weekend saw high stakes poker India action in Casino Royale during the Aces Unlimited High Rollers weekend. The first event was a Rs. 50,000 freezeout and with 30 players there was over 10 lac to play when Ramandeep, Dr. Ravi and Mihail Stoykov were the last ones in the race. All three players gave it their best shot and eventually Mihail had all the chips and took home a first prize of Rs. 4,90,000, after making a deal with runner-up Ramandeep.
The very next day, 16 of India's top poker players made it to Casino Royale to compete in the Aces Unlimited 1 Lac Heads Up Tournament. The first two rounds of matches were played on Saturday with Phil Sanders, Himanshu Laul, Mihail Stoykov and Ramandeep making it to the semi-finals on Sunday.
The final was a best of three match-up between Phil and Mihail, which Mihail won in the first two matches and earned a whopping Rs. 7 lac – Capturing both titles in the Aces Unlimited High Roller Weekend.
Casino Royale Card Room’s massive Bad Beat Jackpot at a whopping Rs. 13,44,310
The Royale Poker Room has been continuously action packed which has inflated the elusive Bad Beat Jackpot to more than Rs. 13 lacs! No Limit Holdem tables with stakes Rs. 100-200 and Rs. 200-500 qualify for a shot at the Jackpot and the only requirement is that you lose with Aces full of Jacks or a better hand. There is also a 10% payout for a Royal Straight Flush which was hit just a week ago for over Rs. 1 lac. Casino Royale’s Poker room is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week giving you the opportunity to collect a massive Bad Beat payout anytime!
IPS POY Trophy and Leaderboard
India Poker Series has introduced its Leaderboard Points System along with the Player of the Year (POY) rankings. In addition to leaderboard bragging rights for the top player, IPS raises the stakes with a beautiful custom made plate for the POY champion and a complimentary entry into the IPS Champ of Champs event which will be held in November 2011.
IPS 5 starting on 4th March
IPS 5 is from 4th to 6th March, 2011 at Casino Royale, Goa. Registration is in full swing and there will be good numbers once again. The response for IPS 4 was overwhelming and India Poker Series is ensuring everyone who registers gets a seat.
IPS 5 Schedule:
Day 1 – Fri 4th March 2011 – 5K Re-Buy Tournament
Day 2 – Sat 5th March 2011 – 15K Freeze-Out Tournament
Day 3 – Sun 6th March 2011 – 10K Freeze-Out Tournament
PokerStars Biggest Ever Sunday Million: $1,000,000 First Prize!
The PokerStars Sunday Million is celebrating its 5th Anniversaryon Sunday, March 6 at 16:30 ET.The biggest weekly online poker tournament will be bigger than ever:
The direct buy-in is $215, but you can also play special satellite qualifier tournaments. On March 6 at 15:30 ET there will be a guaranteed 1,000 seats in a special $11 turbo super satellite, with feeder satellites into it from $1.