$1,115 Regional Main Event of Hollywood Poker Open Kicks off this weekend

Hollywood Casino based in Charles Town, West Virginia, at Charles Town Races, has been playing host to the Hollywood Poker Open Season 3’s penultimate stop, since the end of April.  The stop will conclude with the $1,115 buy-in keystone Regional Main Event, this week end and the PokerNews Live reporting team will be at hand to cover the event live in the dedicated blog.

Donnie Peters, the editor in chief of PokerNews said that the second last stop of the HPO regional event held at Charles town is the prelude to the season ending event and each stop leaves a greater impression on the participants. The players also have the opportunity to interact with the 2003 WSOP Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker and tour ambassador, and the prospect of playing with him. He went on to say that this chance itself is equal of the entrance money the players pay for.

The 50 table strong poker room is renovated recently and it has been conducting a festival consisting of 31 evens and 11 out of them are classified as “featured” events sanctioned by HPO

The man from Hazlet, New Jersey, Brian Cavaliere, won the top prize of $39,756 after defeating a field consisting of 72 players. That was not bad for a player who had come up to the tournament through the mega satellite $235HPO. Last time the buy-in was fixed at $1,800 and this time around it has been fixed to an affordable $1,115 for season 3 thus making it accessible to more players. Read more »

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Joseph Cheong’s resume depicts he is following the right footprints

Among the most youthful players from the US poker hubs with a sanguine career ahead of him is Joseph Cheong. Though his trophy case is devoid of WSOP bracelets, EPT titles and WPT accolades, he is still vibrant. This is buttressed by his ranking at the 21st position recently on February 2015 by the Global Poker Index while he has over $11,554,410 in live tournament winnings. He has made numerous appearances at the World Series of Poker where he has made many big cash finishes. A determined and tenacious poker guru, he was not halted by the acrimonious Black Friday events in 2011 when the Department of Criminal Justice confiscated the Full Tilt Poker and Full Tilt Member.

At the WSOP, Cheong’s most significant tournament was in 2010 when he placed third in the $10,000 Main Event for a whopping $4,130,049. Later in 2012, the WSOP bracelet slipped his fingers in the $5,000 NLHE Mixed Maximum where he finished second in a heads-up encounter losing to French national Aubin Cazals to shovel in $296,956. Cheong also plunged into the World Series of Poker Europe €10,000 tournament in 2012 where he placed 4th for a whopping €292,320. Conversely, he has also appeared in the World Poker Tour where he has made six cashes. Read more »

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Barny M. P. Boatman resume is worthwhile for poker enthusiasts and wannabes

Top-notch poker players from every country tend to be winners or vibrant participants of the World Series of Poker tournament. Rarely will a player optimize their winnings amount or cement their reputation without interposing plays at the World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Barny M. P. Boatman has been in the poker industry for a long time and has not only garnered experience but also enlarged his wallet size in the process. He was among the first players to feature in the televised Late Night Poker. Similarly, his fame in poker is ascribable to his triple consecutive final tables at the WSOP with the bracelet merely slipping his finger tips. However, he boasts a single WSOP bracelet under his belt, a closer glance at his resume depicts he is a player with an international winning propensity.

Firstly, Boatman clinched his first ever WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 NLHE Event No.49 where he netted $546,080 in a pool of 2,247-entrant where he ousted Brian O’Donoghue in a lengthy back and forth heads-up encounter. He has also cashed earlier in the $10,000 NLHE tournament where he placed sixteenth in 2000. Read more »