WPT LA Poker Classic: Danny Fuhs vs. Paul Volpe vs. Paul Klann

WPT LA Poker Classic: Danny Fuhs vs. Paul Volpe vs. Paul Klann

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments

The fireworks go off big time when WPT LA Poker Classic – Part 1 airs this Sunday on FSN at 8pm or 11pm. As a preview for this exciting episode, check out this clip of Danny Fuhs, Paul Volpe and Paul Klann butting heads early on in the final table.

Was the bigger mistake limping with kings or calling the all-in?

Let us know in the comments and make sure to tune in Sunday night to catch all of the action from the Commerce Casino.

WPT Foundation: Royal Flush Girls Visit Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation

WPT Foundation: Royal Flush Girls Visit Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation

Jun 6, 2013 | No Comments

As part of WPT Foundation‘s charitable efforts, members of the WPT cast visit different charitable efforts in the hometown of each event’s host casino. While in Los Angeles for WPT LA Poker Classic at the Commerce Casino, the WPT Royal Flush Girls took a trip out to Beverly Hills for a fundraising event of the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation, their annual Vahagn Setian Memorial Run/Walk.

Here’s a bit about the foundation from their website:

The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation (VSCF) is a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the quality of education with scholarships, grants and other material aide for deserving students.

Although Vahagn himself is no longer physically present, the Foundation ensures that his passion for music, the arts, laughter and human joy will continue to flourish in the community he loved so dearly, and which he so greatly enriched during his tragically brief time among us.

Watch the clip above to see what the Royal Flush Girls got up to while at the Run/Walk in Beverly Hills and make sure to tune in to FSN on Sunday night at 8pm or 11pm to catch all of the action from the Commerce Casino.

WPT LA Poker Classic: Danny Fuhs is on TV!

WPT LA Poker Classic: Danny Fuhs is on TV!

Jun 5, 2013 | No Comments

This Sunday on FSN at 8pm or 11pm, episodes of WPT LA Poker Classic premier with ‘Part 1‘ of the three-part series. With 517 players ponying up the $10,000 buy-in, there’s plenty of action to be seen from Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The extended coverage of the playdown days includes select hands with commentary, player interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage all leading up to the WPT TV final table.

At that final table will be poker pro Danny Fuhs, who has been playing poker for 17 years, will finally get to tell his friends and family that he is on TV.

Watch the clip above to see what he has to say about being on TV as a poker player and make sure to tune in on Sunday night to watch the start of a new journey toward crowning another WPT Champion.

Win A $5,000 WPT Legends of Poker Package on ClubWPT This Month

Win A $5,000 WPT Legends of Poker Package on ClubWPT This Month

Jun 4, 2013 | No Comments

With the schedule for the first half of WPT Season XII now out in the wild, the chances for ClubWPT VIP members to win their way into a World Poker Tour event and poker history are starting back up again starting this Sunday, June 9th, and continuing the next Sunday, June 16th, with a $5,000 package to WPT Legends of Poker.

Each WPT Legends Entry tournament winner will win a package to the 2013 World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event running in late August 2013 (exact date to be finalized by end of June) at the iconic Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California.

The total value of each package is $5,000 and will include:

  • $3,700 WPT Legends Of Poker Main Event Seat
  • 6 night’s accommodation at the Embassy Suites Los Angeles – Downey
  • Spending Money to help cover airfare costs (1 person) to and from Los Angeles.

Satellites are running daily on ClubWPT:

  • May 26th – June 15th Daily*: 3:45PM, 6:45PM, 9:45PM
  • May 27th – June 16th Daily*: 9:45AM, 12:45PM
  • June 2nd – June 15th Daily*: 5:45PM, 8:45PM, 11:45PM
  • June 3rd – June 16th Daily*: 12:45AM, 10:45AM, 1:45PM

* For Daily Satellites, the top 10 from each daily satellite wins an entry into the Final Event. On the day of the event, satellites will run only at times prior to Final Event’s scheduled start time.

$5,000 WPT Legends of Poker Event Package Dates:

  • Sunday, June 9th, 2013 at 4:00PM ET
  • Sunday, June 16th, 2013 at 4:00PM ET
WPT Signs New Deal with FSN, Announces WPT Season XII Tour Dates

WPT Signs New Deal with FSN, Announces WPT Season XII Tour Dates

Jun 3, 2013 | No Comments

Poker’s Top Pros, Amateurs, and the WPT Cast Will Travel to Four Continents in the First Half of Season XII with the First Televised Event Filming in Los Angeles in August 2013

World Poker Tour fans will enjoy three years of new original programming on FOX Sports Networks thanks to a new agreement that guarantees distribution of WPT’s televised events through 2017.

The new multi-year deal between WPT and FSN coincides with the start of World Poker Tour’s ambitious, globe-spanning tour schedule which will take WPT to four separate continents between August 2013 and December 2013. “Our strategy of global expansion is now being fully realized,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “From 18 events in Season VIII to nearly 60 Main Tour, Regional, and National events in Season XI, World Poker Tour will provide FSN with nearly 100 hours of original programming over the course of this agreement. With the greater support and distribution that our new deal provides, World Poker Tour is now guaranteed to make up a major share of the best-in-class, US television poker real estate for years to come.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with World Poker Tour for the next three years,” said FOX Sports Network Vice President of Programming, David Sussin. “World Poker Tour has delivered record viewers over the past two seasons, and that is a testament to the consistent quality of the show and WPT’s position as the world’s premiere provider of poker programming.”

World Poker Tour, which is once again sponsored by ClubWPT.com, will launch its 12th season of iconic poker tournaments on August 16, 2013 with the WPT Cyprus tournament at the beautiful Merit Crystal Cove Casino. The first of 11 WPT Main Tour stops currently scheduled through December 2013, the WPT Cyprus event will be live streamed on WPT.com and mark the beginning of the WPT Season XII Player of the Year race.

Throughout the rest of 2013, World Poker Tour’s Main Tour will make stops throughout North America, Europe, and Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean with events in New Jersey, California, Canada, France, and South Africa. Coupled with World Poker Tour’s Regional and National tournaments throughout North America, Europe, and China, players will find a complete schedule filled with exciting tournaments and affordable buy-ins. In addition, World Poker Tour Executive Tour Director Matt Savage will work with both WPT’s casino partners and players to ensure every WPT tournament delivers the highest quality experience over the course of this ambitious schedule.

“I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to grow the World Poker Tour over the past few seasons,” said Savage. “With our new schedule and expanded global presence, it’s more important than ever to provide our partners and players with the best experience possible at every stop the WPT makes. I’m looking forward to working with both constituencies to make this happen and to continue our worldwide growth.”

World Poker tour’s first televised event of Season XII will take place in Los Angeles when the WPT Legends of Poker returns to the famed Bicycle Casino on August 29. Other televised Main Tour events in 2013 include:

  • The WPT Borgata Poker Open beginning September 15
  • The WPT Grand Prix de Paris at the Aviation Club de France beginning October 25
  • The WPT Montreal at Playground Poker Club beginning November 29
  • The WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic beginning December 6.

Five non-televised Main Tour stops will fill out the remainder of World Poker Tour’s 2013 schedule, including:

  • The WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic beginning November 7
  • The WPT Jacksonville besbtet Fall Poker Scramble beginning November 15
  • The WPT Caribbean beginning November 19
  • The WPT Prague beginning December 15
  • The WPT South Korea beginning December 16, which will be the first World Poker Tour tournament held at the brand new WPT Club Phoenix Poker Room at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Jeju, South Korea

WPT Main Event Tour Stops

Event

Venue

Dates

Buy-In

WPT Cyprus

Merit Crystal Cove Casino
Cyprus

Aug. 16 – Aug. 21

$4,000 + $400 = $4,400

WPT Legends of Poker

Bicycle Casino
Bell Gardens, CA

Aug. 29 – Sept. 4

$3,500 + $200 = $3,700

WPT Borgata Poker Open

Borgata Hotel & Casino
Atlantic City, NJ

Sept. 15 – Sept. 20

$3,300 + $200 = $3,500

WPT Grand Prix de Paris

Aviation Club de France
Paris, France

Oct. 25 – Oct. 30

€7,500

(5% withheld)

WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic

Emperors Palace Hotel Casino
Johannesburg, SA

Nov. 7 – Nov. 11

$3,300 + $300 = $3,600

WPT Jacksonville bestbet Fall Poker Scramble

bestbet Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL

Nov. 15 – Nov. 19

$3,200 + $240 + $60 = $3,500

WPT Caribbean

Casino Royale
Maho Bay, St. Maarten

Nov. 19 – Nov. 24

$3,200 + $300 = $3,500

WPT Montreal

Playground Poker Club
Quebec, CA

Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

C$3,500 +C350 = C$3,850

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic

Bellagio
Las Vegas, NV

Dec. 6 – Dec. 11

$10,000 + $300 = $10,300

WPT Prague

Card Casino
Prague, CZ

Dec. 15 – Dec. 21

€3,300

(10% withheld)

WPT South Korea

Ramada Plaza
Jeju, South Korea

Dec. 16 – Dec. 19

$3,200 + $300 = $3,500

WPT Regional & National Event Tour Stops

Event

Venue

Dates

Buy-In

WPT Regional Florida: WPT Summer Tampa Bay Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL

June 7 – June 9

$1,325 + $125 + $50 = $1,500

WPT Regional Florida: WPT Fall Tampa Bay Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa, FL

Sept. 12 – Sept. 15

$1,325 + $125 +$50 = $1,500

WPT Regional Nevada: WPT Western Poker Challenge

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Reno, NV

Sept. 20 – Sept. 23

$1,500 + $90 +460 = $1,650

WPT National Marrakech

Casino de Marrakech Morocco

Oct. 3 – Oct. 6

€1,350 + €150 = €1,500

WPT National Barcelona

Casino Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Oct. 10 – Oct. 14

€1,500 = €150 = €1,650

WPT Regional Florida: Stax Poker Lounge Fall Poker Classic

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, FL

Oct. 30 – Nov. 4

$442 + $38 + $20 = $500

WPT National China

MGM Grand Sanya
Hainan, China

Nov. 5 – Nov. 10

Invitation Only

(Contact Events@WPT for details)

WPT National Gruissan

Casino Le Phoebus
Gruissan, France

Nov. 7 – Nov. 10

€1,350 = €150 = €1,550

WPT Regional Florida: Seminole Hark Rock & Roll Poker Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL

Nov. 29 – Dec. 2

$1,500 + $100 + $50 = $1,650

WPT Regional Florida: Seminole Hard Rock WPT Tampa Bay Open

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa Bay, FL

Dec. 12 – Dec. 15

$1,325 + $125 +$50 = $1,500

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic: The Pressure to Win

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic: The Pressure to Win

May 31, 2013 | No Comments

Shawn Buchanan vs. Ravi Raghavan. One is looking for a second WPT title to cement his status as a force to be reckoned with on the World Poker Tour, the other is looking for his first WPT title after coming so close so many times. The pressure to win is high for both of these players at the final table of WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, filmed at The Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Who will win and who will be left still searching for a signature win for their career? You’ll have to tune in to FSN on Sunday at 8pm or 11pm local time to find out. In the meantime, watch the above clip and let us know who you think will deal with the pressure and walk away as the next WPT Champion.

WPT Poker Trainer: What Would You Do?

WPT Poker Trainer: What Would You Do?

May 30, 2013 | No Comments

With blinds of 50/100, you open the pot to 300 with Ad-10c. Action folds back to the blinds who both call.

Both players check to you on a flop of 10s-2h-9s, and you make a continuation bet of 600, which is 2/3 the pot. The small blind check raises to 1,800 and the big blind mucks. What do you do?

  • A: Fold
  • B: Call
  • C: Re-raise to 4,000
  • D: Move all in

Leave a comment with your answer and then be sure to download the brand new  WPT Boot Camp Practice Hands update for WPT Poker Trainer from the Apple App Store. This fun new hand pack allows you to practice the skills you’ve learned from previous hand packs on Preflop Play, Continuation Betting, and Odds.

The new Practice Pack simulates the pressure of playing in a real-world poker game by forcing you to make decisions on the fly without stopping to analyze your actions. Like other WPT Poker Trainer packs, the Practice Pack awards Pro Coins based on the quality of your decisions.

WPT Foundation: WPT Royal Flush Girls Visit U.S. Vets Initiative

WPT Foundation: WPT Royal Flush Girls Visit U.S. Vets Initiative

May 29, 2013 | No Comments

While in Las Vegas for WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, the WPT Royal Flush Girls took some time to visit the U.S. Vets Initiative to tour the facilities, meet the staff and veterans and roll up their sleeves to serve them dinner.

Here’s a little about the U.S. Vets Initiative from their site:

U.S.VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. We are dedicated to the successful transition of military veterans and their families.

With 11 facilities in six states and the District of Columbia, U.S.VETS provides vital services such as case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug- and alcohol-free housing to over 2,000 veterans each day. In a year, U.S. VETS will help 3,000 veterans find housing and over 1,000 veterans obtain full-time employment.

These struggling veterans are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, our brothers and sisters. They all served our country. We share both the pride and problems of our military servicemen and women. At U.S.VETS we believe we have an obligation to help protect and serve those who have served and protected us. This is why we are committed to helping veterans.

Make sure to watch the above clip and then visit WPT Foundation to see how you can be part of WPT Foundation’s charitable efforts.

Video: A Look Back at World Poker Tour Season XI

Video: A Look Back at World Poker Tour Season XI

May 28, 2013 | No Comments

With Chino Rheem locking up the WPT World Championship and David “Doc” Sands taking down the WPT World Championship Super High Roller event, World Poker Tour Season XI has officially come to a close. This season saw 24 new WPT Champions crowned, records broken and history made all across the world.

The video above, made by the WPT Live Updates crew, highlights a lot of those moments of this past season and gets us prepped and ready for Season XII. Here’s the list of all of this season’s WPT Champions. Let us know in the comments what your favorite moment of WPT Season XI was.

 

WPT Season XI Champions
WPT Merit Cyprus Marvin Rettenmaier
WPT Parx Open Poker Classic Anthony Gregg
WPT Legends of Poker Josh Hale
WPT Grand Prix de Paris Matt Salsberg
WPT Malta Yorane Kerignard
WPT Borgata Poker Open Ben Hamnett
WPT Emperors Palace Dominik Nitsche
WPT bestbet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble Noah Schwartz
WPT Copenhagen Emil Olsson
WPT Montreal Johnathan Roy
WPT Mazagan Giacomo Fundaro
WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic Ravi Raghavan
WPT Prague Marcin Wydrowki
WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Andy Hwang
WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Matt Gianetti
WPT Baden Vladimir Bozinovic
WPT LA Poker Classic Paul Klann
WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star Kai Chang
Gioco Digitale WPT Venice Grand Prix Rocco Palumbo
bwin WPT Barcelona Chanracy Khun
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Kevin Eyster
WPT bestbet Open Mike Linster
PartyPoker WPT Canadian Spring Championship Amir Babakhani
WPT World Championship Super High Roller David Sands
WPT World Championship Chino Rheem