By Paul Hewson
Modiano has been making playing cards since 1884, but the Italian company made some rookie mistakes at the 2015 World Series of Poker. This was Modiano's first WSOP since taking over from Bicycle, and the first batch of cards to hit the tables was met with disapproval – some found the cards too thin and too easily marked, others found that the clubs looked too much like spades. Corrections were made and new cards were sent out, but the company’s reputation took a hit.
By Paul Hewson
By Paul Hewson
Anytime you watch a big poker event on TV, or any poker event for that matter, you may notice that people generally dress the same. There's the ubiquitous hoodie, often worn with the hood up to help disguise tells. Sunglasses are commonly worn for the same purpose, and scarves have become quite popular in recent years. It's only a matter of time before turtlenecks return to the table.
So what should you wear to your next live poker event? That depends in part on the dress code of the establishment you'll be visiting; rules are usually pretty lax, but tank tops and flip-flops might prevent you from getting in the door. Otherwise, your attire should be an extension of your game.
Under the Hood
Mark down Monday, October 12 in your calendar because on this day only, Bodog is adding 17 extra tournaments to the schedule. With an extra $600,000 in guaranteed prizing up for grabs, this is a day you won’t want to miss.
Starting now, play in cheap-seat qualifiers for as little as $0.33, or if you prefer, you can buy in directly to a tournament for anywhere between $2.20 and $500. The extra tournaments will be running between 1:07 PM ET and 11:07 PM ET on October 12, giving you ample opportunity to cash in on these events throughout the day. Start warming up with our cheap-seat qualifiers that are running now and lock down your seat for Mad Monday.
When you’re ready to get in the action, you can find all our Mad Monday tournaments listed under the “Special” tab in the poker software. Remember that this extra $600,000 is available on October 12 only, so be sure to take full advantage of the extra action before it’s too late. Check out our full schedule now and play away the Monday blues on October 12.
The summer’s biggest poker tournament series reaches its hottest point with the arrival of the mammoth $400,000 Guaranteed Main Event. The cards get dealt at 5:02 PM ET on Sunday, August 9, so make sure you don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action. Leading up to the big day, there are numerous qualifiers that you can get in on so you can play your way into the SMPO Main Event. Alternatively, you can skip all of that and buy in directly for $450 to guarantee your spot in the battle to be the 2015 SMPO Champion, and maybe even walk away with a life-changing payday.
With qualifying events having already begun and running daily all the way through the main event, there’s no better time for you to own the felt and pick up a big win at the SMPO. Check out the full schedule of SMPO events register under the “SMPO2” tab in the “Scheduled Tournaments” lobby and get ready to take part in the 2015 SMPO for your cut of over $2,000,000.
Canada is home to some of the most fascinating poker celebrities to ever play their way into the high stakes world of professional poker. Here are three of the many noteworthy professional poker players who make us proud to be Canadian.
Daniel Negreanu: Toronto, Ontario
The man who needs no introduction, and whose read more...