Pocket pairs play in the Sunday $20,000 guaranteed.

Talk about overlay! The value in our Sunday $20,000 Guaranteed continues to amaze me, this week with only 286 starters you got a starting EV of nearly $70 for your $60 buy-in.

Paying 30 places if you make the money your EV goes up to over $650, with such small fields thats great value.

Todays tournament came down to two regular players, sanghoki and thxalot and at heads up it

thefrenchies held the chip lead an was able to capitalise when thxalot tried to make a move. After thefrenchies raised from the small blind thxalot put all his chips in the middle. thefrenchies thought for a while and made the big call, flipping up pocket 5’s to put him ahead of the all-in reraiser thxalot with his king-4 offsuit. Needing kings to get ahead the flop made things interesting with 3 spades to go with thxalot king of spades increasing his outs, but with no more spades and no kings the 5’s held up and thefrenchies took down first place and $5,400.

Get your piece of the action next Sunday!

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$50,000 comes down to a coinflip!

And if you think thats great value, how good is the $50,000 monthly freeroll! Registration is open to any player who earns 5,000 comp points in a calendar month and it pays a massive 300 places! This month just over 2,000 players registered and took their shot at the $5,000 first place prize.

This months big winner was grubace, and he took it down in an absolute coin flip. After raising from the small blind he was re-raised by ujpester in an over the top move. grubace made the call and the players flipped up almost identical hands, it was upjesters A-8 of spades versus grubace’s A-9 clubs and spades. Two spades on the flop gave ujpester hope of a flush, but no other spades came and grubace’s 9 played.

To get in on this tourney just get busy at the tables and get those comp points up, as soon as you earn 5,000 comp points the door is open and you can take your shot at $50,000 worth of free cash.

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Keep an eye on our tournament schedule, the Sunday $20,000 Guaranteed and the $50,000 monthly freeroll are just a couple of our regular tournaments, we are running regular WPT satellites and our WSOP satellites are just around the corner.

Get out your Sunday best, it’s NBC Heads Up!

Its nearly time again for one of my favorite tournaments in the year, NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Im an absolute sucker for heads up poker, and heads up action doesn’t get better than this.

Sixty-four of the world’s best poker players are set to converge on Caesars Palace Poker Room from March 1-4 for the event.

The tournament has a the single-elimination bracket-style format of college basketball tournaments. The players place in brackets will be chosen during a draw party held at PURE Nightclub Thursday, March 1st.

The single-elimination competition begins Friday morning, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 4 when a two-out-of-three championship match will determine the winner.

Previous champions Ted Forrest and Phil Hellmuth are returning as is twice runner up Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson who will be hoping to ditch his tag of bridesmaid and take down the championship in its third year. They do say three’s a charm!

The full list of competitors isn’t quite complete, one last online qualifying spot is still open, that promotion will wrap up just before the event takes place.

Here is the list of everyone else:

Rene Angelil, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Andy Bloch, Brad Booth, Humberto Brenes, Todd Brunson, Chad Brown, Johnny Chan, Don Cheadle, T.J. Cloutier, Allen Cunningham, Paul Darden, John D’Agostino, Annie Duke, Eli Elezra, Shannon Elizabeth, Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Chris Ferguson, Scott Fischman, Ted Forrest, Kristy Gazes, Jamie Gold, Barry Greenstein, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Joe Hachem, Gus Hansen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Gabe Kaplan, Phil Laak, Howard Lederer, Nam Le, Tuan Le, Erick Lindgren, Jeff Madsen, Mike Matusow, Isabelle Mercier, John Michael, Michael Mizrachi, Chris Moneymaker, Carlos Mortensen, Yosh Nakano, Daniel Negreanu, Scotty Nguyen, Greg Raymer, Chip Reese, Vanessa Russo, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Shawn Sheikhan, Jeff Shulman, Gavin Smith, Jennifer Tilly, JC Tran, Marco Traniello, Cyndy Violette, David Williams and Steve Zolotow.

As usual its a who’s who of poker with a couple of celebrities thrown in for good measure. Shannon Elizabeth and Jen Tilly are practically poker pro’s now with the time they are spending at the felt, the surprise for me was Don Cheadle. I absolutely love his work as an actor, Rebound – The Earl Manigult Story is one of my favorites, but I must admit I haven’t seen his name mentioned in poker circles before.

No matter who plays its going to be a great event, heads up poker is such a great confrontational showpiece, and if we are lucky Ferguson will be runner up again and I can keep using my bridesmaid picture!