Kevin Hart Loses Big at PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Comedian Kevin Hart is known for providing an audience with a premium comedic performance in the movies he stars in. Hart specializes in making people laugh and seems to spend his spare time enjoying the poker tables. Hart was spotted taking part in poker tournaments of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas, though not enjoying a solid performance. The comedian has lost over $300,000 as he competed in three different events of the series.

It seems that Hart maybe should have spent a little time reading online poker reviews and practicing at the top sites like PokerStars before heading down to compete in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas events. Hart first entered the Super High Roller Event, paying the $100,000 buy-in to take part. He ended up buying in a second time, so he lost a total of $200,000 during this event.

His next try was during the No Limit Hold’em main event which had a smaller $5,000 buy-in, so not a huge hit for the movie star. The next day, Hart took part in another high roller event, this time the single-day version. This event had a buy-in of $50,000. Once he was eliminated, Hart bought in for an additional $50,000 but was eliminated yet again. Since the tournament offered only one re-entry, Hart was unable to buy-in again.

The PokerStars Championship Bahamas is far from over with several tournaments still remaining. Hart may stick around and try again to gain back some of the money he has lost so far while competing. There are still no limit hold’em events on the schedule as well as a pot-limit Omaha event with a $25,000 buy-in.

Hart spoke with PokerNews about his foray into the poker tournament scene, stating that he had a good experience competing at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas for the very first time. Hart said it felt good to be embraced, be accepted and be treated well. Hart even took to his Facebook page to post an interesting video about his experince at the poker series.

 

Quinn Do Earns 2nd WSOP Bracelet with $10,000 Dealers Choice Win

Image result for wsopEarning multiple WSOP bracelets seems to be the name of the game in this year’s World Series of Poker. Quinn Do now joins a list of poker players who have earned multiple gold bracelets during the WSOP. Taking part in the $10,000 Dealers Choice event, Do has now earned 2 bracelets after outlasting the 108 players in the event.

The tournament had a prize poll of just over $1 million and saw top players competing in the event. Quinn Do was able to outlast the field of the best pros to earn the first place prize of $319,792, earning his second WSOP bracelet of his career. The first bracelet for Do came in 2005 when he won a Limit Hold’em event with a buy-in of $2,500.

Do commented that winning the bracelet this year was much better than the first as it was for Mixed Games, something that Do has worked on for some time. The pro spent ten years playing the games to be able to come to the WSOP and win the event, which was better for him and his game play.

The final table of the event consisted of six players, four of which are WSOP bracelet winners. Do would face a tough field including Adam Friedman, Jeff Madsen and Rep Porter. In the end, Quinn Do would defeat Rep Porter in the final round to earn the first place win.

The WSOP continue with the Day 1A of the Main Event having started just yesterday. With the Main Event, the series will conclude as the final table is chosen. The final table players will return in November to finish out the event to see who the big winner will be.

Final Results of the WSOP Dealer’s Choice Event:

First Place Quinn Do $319,792
Second Place Rep Porter $197,608
Third Place Jeff Madsen $129,651
Fourth Place Jake Abdalla $89,114
Fifth Place Adam Friedman $63,277
Sixth Place Jussi Nevanlinna $46,384

 

 

 

Hollywood Poker Open Championship Set for This Week

Across the US, there are live events taking place all the time. Players are able to compete in major events and begin the steps to creating a poker career. One event set for this year is the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, which kicks off on June 25th. The series will offer several events including the much anticipated Main Event which has a buy-in of $2,500.

The main event will offer a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000 and will begin on the 27th. On the 25th, $235 buy-in satellite will begin at noon and then again at 4pm and 7pm. Satellites will also take place on the 26th and 27th with several events each day. With the satellites, players will be able to earn their seat in the main event for a much lower buy-in. At least one seat will be guaranteed with the satellite so players can attend the main event.

During the event, several pros are expected to compete. Chris Moneymaker, the ambassador of the Hollywood Poker Open, as well as other top pros will be on hand to compete during the main event. The M Resort in Las Vegas will be hosting the event and the event will feature several players who earned their seat via different events.

Players from six regional stops as well as winners from the Season 2 Championship in Las Vegas will be taking part in the event. During this week, the M Resort will be providing eight satellites in no limit hold’em format to give players the opportunity to compete in the guaranteed main event.

Overall, the Hollywood Poker Open will include several events including an Omaha event. According to Gaye Gullo, the Penn National Gaming Vice President of Marketing, the Season 1 of the HPO last year was very successful and the success has continued this year.

Ultimate Poker Offering Football Tournament Option

Now that online poker is steadily growing in the United States, players have the opportunity to take part in special gaming and tournament options. For years, US players have stood by with nothing to do while poker players in other countries enjoyed tournaments, free rolls and special contests from top online poker providers. With the launch of Ultimate Poker, poker players in the state of Nevada now have the opportunity to compete in such contests.

Ultimate Poker is offering a special contest for the NFL season. Every week during the season, players can earn tournament dollars from the online poker room. These dollars are known as U-dollars and a winner will be chosen for each NFL game during the Football Pick’Em contest. The winner will earn the most U-dollars which are a great benefit for the site.

To compete, players will need to make their NFL picks and play in the $1 tournament associated with the team they want to win in the game each week. For correct picks, players will earn 1 point. For a wrong pick, players will lose 1 point. By the end of the week, players with the most points will win part of $500 U-dollars. These dollars can then be used to register for a tournament at the online poker site. The U-dollars are a bonus on top of the cash won in the actual poker tournament.

This is a great opportunity for football fans as well as poker players in Nevada. Players can check out the new contest by visiting Ultimate Poker if in the Nevada area. The Football Pick’Em landing page is live and will be available throughout the NFL season. The landing page shows all information needed to compete in the football games each and every week throughout the season.