Not a lot has been going on since getting back from Vegas really. My poker playing has been pretty sparse post WSOP and that is almost completely the fault of the Olympics. I have been literally glued to my sofa utilising my TV/ipad/laptop to watch as many of the events as possible. The games in general have been great but this past weekend was absolutely incredible with special mentions to the performances of Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah, simply amazing!
As I’m sure everyone is aware the heavily rumoured Pokerstars takeover of Full tilt became official last week and was a historic and incredible day for online poker players worldwide. I won’t go on too much as the story has been dominating the poker media and rightly so. On a personal note I’m very relieved that we will be getting paid back as I had a decent lump of money tied up on there that I had written off a while back so that will be a welcome bonus later this year. In general this deal great for poker, restoring faith and rebuilding the image of online poker as well as releasing $180m into the online poker economy that can only be good for the games in general. Pokerstars are also planning to re-launch the FTP platform so once again after winning a big pot I can make my panda avatar smile :-)
I am planning to go the V festival on the 18/19th August and I am very excited about this. I have never been to any kind of music festival and the group of friends I am going with went last year and had a blast so this should be great, will try and get a bunch of photos etc… to put up on the blog. Not really got a lot planned in the way of live poker, got to miss EPT Barcelona as it clashes with the V festival but will be hoping to attend San Remo later in the year. I am also interested in the Asia Championship of Poker that will be held in Macau in November. I have played the APPT event in Macau a few times and always thought it was an amazing value tournament despite the long way to travel. This festival looks really good though with a variety of events culminating in a $13kUSD buy in main event so could well justify the journey, will decide nearer the time and if I can persuade some other people to make the trek.
As I said because of the distraction of the Olympics I won’t be playing that much poker but I still can’t help but play on Sundays due to the size of the prizepools. I played the last 2 Sundays without any great success and will likely stick to Sundays only until the WCOOP starts in September. I am now a proud member of the Feltstars pro team and their Sunday line up of tournaments is decent and is well worth checking out. I am playing there as much as possible under the screename pFoltyn and you will find me in these tournaments every Sunday
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$215 buy in - $70k guaranteed
$60 buy in - $40k guaranteed
$500 buy in $85k guaranteed
These are obviously the higher buy in tournaments but there are a wide variety available at all buy in levels so download here and check out Feltstars
use bonus code PF150 for a deposit bonus of 150% up to $750
I can help people getting money on/off the site if you are having problems, contact me on twitter/facebook
That’s about all for now; I will be trying my best to keep the blog updated regular, but for now I have some athletics to watch :-)