With all the hoopla in Vegas right now, here is another bash to attend - the TwoPlusTwo WSOP party next month at the MGM in Las Vegas. Keep reading to find out why Tony G dropped out of One Drop, why the AP Exec indicted on Black Friday has a sentence snafu, and what poker tour is tops.
Party at the MGM with TwoPlusTwo
Members of the popular poker forum TwoPlusTwo will be throwing a poker party at the MGM on July 6th to celebrate the World Series of Poker. The WSOP party will kick off in the MGM poker room at 5PM with a free buffet from 6-9PM.
The 2+2 crowd is known for some wild poker games when they get together to sling chips, so remember to take your bankroll with you!
For more information and reservations visit the TwoPlusTwo forum here.
Absolute Poker Executive Brent Beckley Sentencing Delayed
The Department of Justice’s case against Absolute Poker (AP) exec Brent Beckley is likely to drag on a bit longer. Beckley was indicted as a result of the Black Friday crackdown due to his former position as Vice President where his duties included securing online-payment processors for AP.
Attorney Mark D. Harris of the New York law firm Proskauer Rose LLP, is representing Beckley and last week he filed a temporary adjournment regarding the former VP’s sentencing.
Read the full story at Pokerfuse.
World Poker Tour is Players’ Pick
Poker players have their personal favorite poker tournaments, and thanks to CalvinAyre.com, now we know how the various tours rank with players. Of course the World Series of Poker is always at the top of the heap, being as it is a must attend event for any serious tournament player, so the most recent ‘favorite poker tour” poll passes over the WSOP and instead focuses on the other tour events.
The results of the poll:
1. The World Poker Tour (WPT)
2. The European Poker Tour (EPT)
3. Asian Poker Tour (APT)
4. Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT)
5. Punta Cana Poker Tour
6. Partouche Poker Tour
7. The Macau Poker
To read the full story, visit CalvinAyre.com.
Tony G Drops Out of One Drop
Tony Guoga was on the confirmed list as one of 42 players signed up to play in the World Series of Poker’s charity event, the Big One for One Drop. Tony is well known for his passion for poker, but what many people don’t realize is he has another passion as well – for basketball.
His second passion will have him occupied during the One Drop event; as manager of the national Lithuanian basketball team, Tony will be attending exhibition games in Houston then heading to Venezuela with his team at the beginning of July. Read more about Tony G at PokerNews.
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Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman Breaks the Non-Winning Streak
The title might sound like we are referring to Allyn Jaffrey-Shulman's winning streak but we mean the fact that the men had locked up 249 consecutive gold bracelets without a women claiming one and Jaffrey-Shulman blasted that record out into the nickel seats.
Jaffrey-Shulman won her gold bracelet in the Seniors World Championship where a record breaking field of 4,128
runners players came out to vie for the title. Jaffrey-Shulman overcame a final table that included two-time gold bracelet winner Hoyt Corkins, and Dennis Phillips who is best known for his third-place finish in the 2008 Main Event Championship. Phillips was runner-up to Jaffrey-Shulman.
PokerNews' Sarah Grant talks to Allyn:
Read the entire tournament report here.