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Saturday, December 20, 2008

PokerStars ‘Guinness World Record Attempt’

December 20, 2008 0
Find The Poker Star In YouLeading online poker site PokerStars continues preparations for its December 28th attempt to rewrite the entry in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever online poker tournament. With a target of 35,000 players, the event should outdraw by 50% some of the largest online tourneys recorded to date – including a Sunday "Hundred Grand" tourney at Stars in July of 2007 that was capped at 20,000 players, thereby setting the published record. With advance registrations proceeding at a fast clip, the special tourney is also likely to be capped well in advance of its start. Even if this tournament should fill up there will be a $150 000 overlay in the prize pool.

If you haven't signed up for Pokerstars, there are 5 $500 freerolls everyday until Dec.27th. To enter, click here and make your first real-money deposit, using any of our convenient payment methods, and enter the code “FDF1” into the bonus code field at the cashier. You'll then be able to play in as many of the daily freerolls as you wish. In addition, you'll also get our 100% First Deposit Bonus of up to $50.

The Dec. 28th event, scheduled for 3:30 pm ET, carries a modest $10+1 entry. The usual buy-in for Pokerstar's $500k is $500+30. The huge number of entrants planned for makes it necessary to be run as a "turbo" event, with ten-minute levels and ten players per table. Over 5,200 players have registered at the time of writing so if you want to make sure you get a spot in this tourney you will probably need to register before the 28th of December because chances are that it will fill up before that.

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Leading online poker site PokerStars

Interested players can search for the event by its tournament number (#126551369) [click requests tab, click find tournament copy and paste 126551369], or look for it by selecting the "Tournaments" and "Special" tabs from the main PokerStars lobby. PokerStars is enriching the prize pool as well, guaranteeing $500,000 for the event, despite its being capped at 35,000 players, who will start with 3,000 chips each. Stars plans to pay the top 8,750 finishers, with the top ten pulling down significant paydays:

1 $30,000.00
2 $20,000.00
3 $15,000.00
4 $10,000.00
5 $7,500.00
6 $5,000.00
7 $3,500.00
8 $2,500.00
9 $2,000.00
10 $1,500.00
11-15 $1,150.00
16-20 $850.00
21-30 $700.00
31-40 $600.00
41-50 $500.00
51-70 $400.00
71-100 $300.00
101-150 $225.00
151-200 $175.00
201-300 $150.00
301-400 $125.00
401-500 $100.00
501-700 $90.00
701-1000 $80.00
1001-1500 $70.00
1501-2000 $60.00
2001-2500 $50.00
2501-3000 $40.00
3001-4000 $35.00
4001-5000 $30.00
5001-6000 $26.00
6001-7250 $22.00
7251-8750 $20.00

As with all official Guinness record attempts, the tournament results will go through the firm's verification process, which normally takes about six weeks
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Monday, December 8, 2008

Poker Books Sale - 50%-95% Off, Plus Free shipping until Dec.31st

December 08, 2008 1 – Books at Blowout Prices

Hey guys, I bought about 25 Poker books from Bookcloseouts and I paid less than than $100. And right now they have Free shipping on order of $35 or more. I like to look in the scratch and dent section, because you get an additional discount and usually they just have a small scratch. If you get some books, enter this coupon to get free shipping.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

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December 01, 2008 0
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"Not many sites are equipped to give up to 100% rakeback to players and pay it daily. This can save an average player $400 to $500 per month and a high-roller could easily pocket $30,000 to $40,000 in a year - on top of any winnings.

"Rakeback is an incredibly fast-growing part of the market that appeals to the most ardent players. Serious players have done the math and recognize the value. These are the players that are regularly on blogs and affiliate sites looking for the best deals in the poker industry. The major affiliates understand the potential for their players and their business, and see it as a win-win situation. We offer the highest possible commission and we give players an enormous incentive to switch and to play very regularly. By offering the highest rakeback in the industry, we will beat the industry-average player retention.

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