Monthly Archives: December 2011

Massive LG giveaway at 888poker


888poker have partnered with LG this holiday season to bring a little festivity to the poker table. 888poker players have the opportunity win 1 of many LG 3D TVs during this giveaway period. An assortment of other home entertainment products are also up for grabs during this time, bringing the total prize pool to over $50,0o0.

Starting from December 11 prizes will be awarded every week up until February 2nd.

Any new player signing up during this campaign will receive a FREE seat at a $5,000 guaranteed LG 2012 tournament. Just deposit $10 to qualify.

New players are also entitled to 888poker’s standard free $8/¬£5 offer upon registration – no deposit necessary.

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Sam Holden Wins Late Night Poker


WSOP Novemeber Nine member and Team 888poker Ambassador, Sam Holden has added to his already impressive year by winning the 10th season of Late Night Poker and netting a cool $150,000. This comes just after his placing of 9th in the 2011 WSOP Main Event, and taking home $782,115 in prize money.

The UK televised series comprises 32 players battling it out to be crowned and presented the Late Night Poker trophy. This, and of course  for the $150,000 prize money that accompanies it.

Holden breezed his way to the final after leading his 8-player heat with $50,000 in chips, and a guaranteed place in the final.

After facing off with pros like Roberto Romanello, Andrew Feldman, Ram Vaswani, and James Dempsey, Holden found himself heads-up with Luke Schwartz. Holden, with a strong chip lead, called with K-Q when Luke went all in with A-J. The turn exposed a 9-10-J to give Holden a straight and his winning hand.

The unassuming Brit has now amassed over $937,000 in earnings for 2011. His next movements will be seen at the 2012 World Poker Tour in Dublin this January, and then also at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne.

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888poker wins the 2011 EGR awards – Poker Operator of the Year


November 30th was a special night for 888. It was the night of the seventh annual eGaming Review Operator Awards ceremony, held in London, UK. 888poker’s strategy and commitment to their motto “we play different” paid off, being awarded Poker Operator of the Year.

888 has been a leader in product innovation in the online gaming field, implementing many industry first technologies. And their approaches are certainly proving to be a winning formula.

Over the past year or so 888 have implemented a more friendly online environment for beginners by introducing a single click easy to use lobby area, sharp and pleasing graphics with 3D options, tutorial videos and tool tips, real-life webcam table technology, team tournament options and private games that allow players to privately play with friends.

The EGR awards celebrate the higher achieving gaming operators of the industry, and having being considered for several award categories, 888 have shown their commitment to the field.

Poker Lesson – Bet size

Learning to bet the correct amount is vital for protecting a good pocket hand. Many online poker tournaments have been lost by keeping the bet sizes small. Narrow the field with the appropriate bet size!

Poker Lesson – Calling

Learn to use the correct bet size while playing specific poker hands to get your opponents to call their stack away. This important technique should be a staple in your online poker strategy!

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Poker Lesson – Raising for Information

Use raises to gain valuable insight while playing poker online. The information you get from a well-sized bet can be the difference between winning an online poker tournament and busting out early!.

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