$25,000 Challenge



The WSOP Comes To Australia in April

[user68268] • Level 13: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Coming to Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia starting April 4, 2013, the World Series of Poker will be making its first debut in the region with the 2013 WSOP Asian Pacific. The series boasts five gold bracelet events and one massive $50,000 High Roller.

Thu, April 46:00 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1a$1,100
Fri, April 512:00 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1b$1,100
Fri, April 612:00 p.m.No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1c$1,100
Sun, April 74:00 p.m.Pot-Limit Omaha$1,650
Mon, April 84:00 p.m.Mixed Event$2,200
Tues, April 94:00 p.m.6-Max No-Limit Hold'em$5,000
Thurs, April 116:00 p.m.WSOP APAC Main Event$10,000

All structures and further information can be found at the WSOP APAC portal on WSOP.com.


Win a Nexus 4 Smartphone and a Share of $2,000 Only on PartyPoker

[user68268] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

One of the most sought-after gadgets in the world, the Nexus 4 smartphone, has been out of stock more than it has been available, but PartyPoker is offering PokerNews customers the chance to get their hands on one — and a share of $2,000.

On Feb. 9 at 15:00 ET (20:00 GMT), PartyPoker is hosting an Aussie Millions Freeroll that is exclusive to PokerNews customers. Players who makes their first deposits on PartyPoker between Jan. 28 and Feb. 9 will automatically be entered into the PokerNews Aussie Millions Freeroll.

  • Tournament Name: PokerNews Aussie Millions Freeroll
  • Date: Feb. 9, 2013
  • Time: 15:00 ET (20:00GMT)
  • Prize pool: Nexus 4 plus $2,000 in cash
  • Payout structure: Winner receives a Nexus 4; cash awarded according to standard PartyPoker payout structure
  • Restrictions: Only available to PokerNews customers who make their first deposit between Jan. 28 and Feb. 9

With the qualification period only being open for 12 days, the freeroll field size should be much smaller than usual, meaning your chance of getting your hands on a brand new Nexus 4 is greater.

Tags: PartyPoker


[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

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Agression Pays Off

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

It's bubble time in the $25,000 Challenge and Niklas Heinecker is switching gears. Daniel Neilson raised to 8,000 and Heinecker picked up the pot with a three-bet to 24,000 from the big blind.

On the next hand it was Fabian Quoss who raised to 8,000 and Heinecker won the pot with a three-bet to 19,500.

Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de 380,000 40,000

Tags: Daniel NeilsonFabian Quoss

No Money For Schemion

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Ole Schemion raised to 8,000 preflop after which Igor Kurganov three-bet to 19,000. Schemion moved all in for 125,000 and Kurganov snap-called.

Kurganov: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Schemion: {A-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Schemion was knocked out. Just six players remain and we are now on the money bubble!

Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
ru 410,000 150,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de Ausgeschieden

Tags: Igor KurganovOle Schemion

More For Seidel

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The board read {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} when Ole Schemion checked to Erik Seidel who bet 10,000. Schemion raised to 29,000 and Seidel made the call.

On the river the {8-Spades} hit and both players checked.

Schemion showed {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} and lost to Seidel's {J-Clubs}{5-Clubs}.

Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 190,000 30,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 120,000 -60,000

Tags: Erik SeidelOle Schemion

Seidel Chips Up

[user20283] • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Niklas Heinecker raised to 8,000 and Erik Seidel called from the small blind. The flop brought out {3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{J-Clubs} and both players checked. On the turn the {4-Diamonds} hit and Seidel bet 11,000, Heinecker called.

The river brought the {5-Spades} and Seidel fired out 25,000. Heinecker folded his cards and dropped down a little more.

Niklas Heinecker de
Niklas Heinecker
de 340,000 -10,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 160,000 32,000

Tags: Erik SeidelNiklas Heinecker