California Based Entrepreneur/Mathematician Invents a New Variation of Poker Called Texas Block ‘Em

December 28, 2013

A mathematician based out of California has claimed to create a new game called ‘Texas Block’em’. Arthur Pfeiffer who is also a software engineer has developed a new form of poker that significantly removes the element of luck from the game. A person has to use his skills to win the game and so it cannot be brought under the category of gambling, which would make it legal. There is a slight alteration to this game from the Texas Hold’em version, which has made it a game of skill rather than a game of chance. Arthur wants to compete against all the other form of poker, which claim to be skill-based rather than chance-based. The only factor which may not make it very popular is the fact that it requires a lot of thinking and it takes a lot of time to learn the game, in contrast, Pure Play is very easy to learn. Read more

Highlights of Day Four of the EPT Prague Main Event

December 19, 2013

When the Pokerstars EPT Prague Main Event began on the fourth day, there were just 61 players remaining from the total of more than a thousand who were there when the event started. In the end, the aim of the organizers was to come down to the last 16 who survived through all the five levels. They had to wrap it up after five levels, each of which went on for one and a half hours. In the end, only 22 players left the field of play with their collection of chips. Read more

Jeff Madsen Comes on Top on Day Two at the 2013 WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond

December 12, 2013

The second day at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio came to an end on Saturday with only 140 players remaining on the table from a total of 449 entries in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five more levels of action came to a close on day two. The total cash prize of over four million dollars was announced recently. The players who finish among the top 45 will at least take home a cash prize of 21,000 dollars, with the winner getting a whopping sum of over a million dollars. Read more

Sorel Mizzi Bags the Partypoker Premier League VII

December 5, 2013

The Partypoker Premier League was held recently at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada. It went on for several days which was grueling for the players and took a lot of energy out of them. In the end, it was Sorel Mizzi who emerged the winner and pocketed a prize money of over 400,000 dollars. There were 12 top notch players in the event. Each of them had to play in four qualifying rounds, also known as heats, before entering the finals table. The players were awarded points according to their position in each of the four heats. Those who end up in the top four positions would automatically qualify to play in the finals round. The rest of the players would then battle it out among themselves for the remaining two spots in a series of best-of-three heads-up matches at the six-handed finals table. Points earned in the initial four heats were worth 2000 dollars each. Read more