• Get ready to dominate the felt starting March 7 through April 25 because this year’s Black Diamond Poker Open (BDPO) will be the best yet. Get your fill of the action with up to 200 events and a guaranteed prize pool of over $4.5 million.    To top it off, for the first time ever, the Contender and Championship series will take place side-by-side and our regular $100K Guaranteed Tournament will be replaced with a $150K Guaranteed Tournament throughout the BDPO.     Buy-ins range from $11 to $450 and qualifiers begin March 7 for as low as $1.10. Play in daily, Sit & Go and Last-Chance Qualifiers— with all the action leading up to the $400,000 Guaranteed Main Event on April 24 at 5:04 PM... [read-more]
  • GPI Player of the Year Race in Overdrive
    By Paul Hewson   How do you decide who the best poker player in the world is? Since 2011, the Global Poker Index has been tracking tournament results and crowning its Player of the Year. Tournaments aren't the be-all and end-all of poker, but they are the most competitive form of the game – and therefore ideal for a Player of the Year competition. Since its inception, the GPI Player of the Year award has been claimed by Dan Smith (2012), Ole Schemion (2013) and Daniel Colman (2014). Who will win this year's POY award? Here's how the 2015 GPI Top 10 looks at press time:   1. Byron Kaverman                 4736.90 points 2. Anthony Zinno                     4649.05 3. Nicholas Petrangelo... [read-more]
  • At Bodog’s 12 Day Turbo Tournament Series, it’s all about speed and fast-paced action. From December 10 through December 21, hit the felt for a chance at landing your share of over $1,600,000 in guaranteed prizing.   Our Turbo Tournaments give you the opportunity to score the fastest payouts on the felt. Qualify now for as little as $1, with qualifiers running from December 3 onwards, or buy in to our events for as little as $13.20 to win big and clean out the competition.   The $300,000 Main Event goes down on December 20 at 5:12 PM (EST), and you can qualify for only $1 or buy in to the tournament directly for $325.   Hit the felt running with a turbo tournament that’s right for you.... [read-more]
  • Cyber Mad Monday
    Sometimes the desire to be bigger than ever takes over and we’re forced to act. When that happens you get Cyber Mad Monday. With a total of $500,000 in guaranteed prize pools, November 30 will be our biggest non-holiday Monday to date.   For one day only, we’ll be adding 13 events, including a $150,000 guaranteed Main Event and a $50,000 guaranteed Mini Main Event, that you can be dealt into. Daily qualifiers are already underway so don’t hesitate to play your way in, or buy in directly. Either way, be prepared for a huge day of poker and prizes.   Check out the full schedule for all the details you need to join the action and forge a winning path to your share of $500,000.
  • By Paul Hewson   It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. This piece of wisdom can be traced back to the English author Charles Caleb Colton – who, as it turned out, was an avid gambler. Colton kept a residence in Paris and frequented the Palais Royale, where he was said to have earned a small fortune – before losing it all and spending his last years supported by his family. If Joe McKeehen ends up squandering the fortune he just made at the World Series of Poker, he's got his family to fall back on, too. That's about where the similarities end between McKeehen and Colton. While Colton was something of a bon vivant, with a nasty habit of leaving his creditors high... [read-more]

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