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Summer Millions Poker Open on Bovada

Summer Millions Poker Open 3 on Bovada

Summer Millions Poker Open

Starting on July 9th and running until July 31st, is running their 3rd Summer Millions Poker Open (SMPO3).

With $2.3 Million Dollars in guaranteed poker tournaments spread out over 70 events in 23 days……There is bound to be an event or two that not only fit’s into your schedule, but is well within your poker budget.

The Events include: NLHE, FLO, FLO 8 and PLO tournaments.

Formats Include: Turbos, Super Stacks, Mega Stacks, Knock-outs, 6 max, Hundredaire  Makers, Thousandaire Makers, and Re-buys.

Buy-in’s start as low as $5.50 and there are plenty of qualifiers to all the major events.

Complete Event Schedule can be accessed on the SMPO3 tab in the “Scheduled Tournaments” lobby. All SMPO3 Events and Qualifiers are displayed in “GREEN” on the Bovada Tournament Lobby.

SMPO3 Event Lobby

SMPO3 Event Lobby

Qualifiers are running now thru July 31st and include multi seat qualifiers, Sit’n’go’s and Last chance tournaments.

Qualifier Lobby

SMPO Satellites

Qualifier Buy-ins start as low as 88¢, $1, $1.10, $2.20, $4.40 and $5.50.

There are plenty of $5K, $10K, $15K and $20K guarantees scheduled daily during SMPO3 and the Mega-Guarantees of $33K, $50K, $100K, $150K are there every week-end.

The SMPO3 Main Event, with a $400,000 guarantee starts on Sunday, July 31st at 5:03PM ET.

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OSS III pays out record $1.17 Million……….

From the ACR Press Release:

Online Super Series III Pays Out a Record $1,176,445 in Prize Money With Player “Sandymar” Finishing 1st in the Leaderboard.

ACR San Jose, Costa Rica – April 8, 2014 – It’s not just the upcoming LSOP Millions II that has online poker players excited about the concept of a million bucks. Leading online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced that its $900,000 online poker series paid out nearly $300,000 more than what had been guaranteed, handing out a record $1,176,445 in prize money.

OSS III was our biggest online poker series to date and we’re thrilled that so many players came out to participate,” state Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “We saw several events pay out way more than what had been guaranteed, including the two $50,000 highroller tournaments which saw their prize pools balloon to over $100,000.”

From March 28th to April 6th, Americas Cardroom had guaranteed $900,000 in over 63 separate online poker tournaments. Buy-ins for the tournaments ranged from just $0.52 to $530. Available tournaments included no-limit and limit Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot Limit Omaha events.

OSS III also offered a Championship Leaderboard. Poker players earned points for each event played and ranked on the leaderboard. “Sandymar”, the first place winner, walked away with bragging rights, the OSS III title, and an all-expense paid luxury trip to the 2014 Punta Cana Poker Classic.

With the online poker tournament series wrapped up, all eyes are now focused once again on LSOP Millions II. Americas Cardroom has revealed that they will be sending players to the second installment of the land-based tournament, scheduled for this September. While the LSOP Millions was originally slated to be an annual event, the success of the tournament has prompted to organizers to head back to Panama just six months after the inaugural tournament wrapped.

While OSS III has ended, online poker players don’t have to wait long to play in a large poker tournament. Every day, Americas Cardroom hosts The Big 10, a packed schedule of guaranteed poker tournaments with interesting  and over lay ridden prize pools.

The online poker site, Americas Cardroom will be hosting a $100,000 Guaranteed tournament this Sunday April 13th at 7:00pm EST.

More information on the OSS III results can be found at

Online Poker Update reachs 20,000 hits…….

It happened last evening, this website hit the 20K mark in readership…..

Now a days, that doesn’t seem like a big deal,20K readers but for our little part of the web it is huge…….

We don’t have the flash, we don’t have the big names, the celebrities, all we have is you………………..

Who are we?

We’re the regular guys (and gals), the average every day guy, the hard working put in long hours guy, the tax paying never seem to get ahead type of guys.

We are the players who love Poker and want to play as often as possible, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, but we always have a great time trying……….

Most of all, we’re your friends, co-workers and neighbors next door who manage to find all the things Poker (the best deals) we’re all looking for……………..

All we look for is a way to enjoy our free time, play some cards and maybe win a couple of bucks here and there.

Here at Online Poker Update, we will continue our promise to keep you up to date on all the best places to play, find you the best deals and make your Poker dollar go a little farther and hopefully make you a winner……….

Thank you for your continued support,

Robert Alan


High Five for High Five

The High Five Tournament series on ACR is a Hit….

The High Five Tournament series has started

Can You make to the Final Table?

Can You make to the Final Table?

At 3PM Wednesday afternoon the first card was dealt on the $3.30 buy-in $1800 GTD.

As the evening progressed it became very apparent that Every event would exceed the expected guarantee.

They did, here are the results:

$1800 GTD ($3.30) 281 players, $2703 Paid, 1st=$520

$6K GTD ($16.50) 680 players $10200 paid, 1st=$1963

$20K GTD ($82) 447 players $33525 Paid, 1st=$6537

$1K PLO  ($11)  264 players $2640 Paid, 1st=$567

$12K GTD ($33) 599 players $17970 Paid, 1st=$3459

Total High Five pools totaled $67,038 for day one, exceeding the posted Guarantees of $49,800 by $17,238.

Visit ACR and get playing on the High Five before it ends this Sunday……….

Americas Cardroom Player Traffic Increases……

Americas Cardroom Player Traffic increases in August 2013

There has been a dramatic player traffic increase on the Winning Poker Network, namely Americas Cardroom this month.

“Last week, Americas Cardroom overtook Merge to become the third-largest US-friendly online poker room.” 

Americas Cardroom Press Release August 14

There are many reasons which can explain this significant increase,

  • ACR and the Winning Poker Network recently launched a significant software upgrade, taking the software to a new level and answering the many requests from players to improve the play experience on ACR.
  • If you haven’t seen the recent TV spots for ACR on the national TV coverage of the WSOP, your not watching much poker are you? ACR has been running ads for their Free Play Site: 2 or 3 times a evening since TV coverage has begun.
  • The Beast Anniversary Celebration has been paying cash out daily to the ring game grinders who accumulate the most Daily Beast Points everyday in August. $1000 is paid daily and a $5000 weekly award is also paid.
  • The Merge Network (Home to Carbon Poker) recently raised their cash ring game rake, making the cash games on Carbon a “Bad Bet” for all the internet grinders.  Player Traffic on Merge and Carbon has taken a nose dive recently, because of this…………
  • Player Cash Outs only take 3 to 10 days on ACR (depending on method). Players on Merge have waits of up to 8 weeks to receive their cash-outs
  • ACR has the Best Guaranteed Tournaments Daily including the nightly $10K where a $27.50 buy-in gets you into the largest guaranteed tournament scheduled every night.
  • ACR also offers a 100% deposit Bonus up to $1000
  • Check out Our Review of ACR, read about Debit Card Cash-outs

Here’s the Press Release from ACR, as we received it:

Beast Anniversary San Jose, Costa Rica – August 14, 2013 – As The Beast Anniversary celebration continues this month at Americas Cardroom with daily $1,000 leaderboard competitions and three more weekly leaderboards worth $5,000 a piece, poker players from all over the US are signing up to take advantage of the cash giveaway in record numbers. Earlier this week, Americas Cardroom became one of the big three online poker sites in the US.

“We’ve already handed out $13,000 in daily leaderboards plus another $5,000 for our first weekly leaderboard—and we’re just getting started,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “We’re excited to welcome more new players to our constantly growing community throughout August so they can discover why so many poker players love Americas Cardroom.”

The Beast is Americas Cardroom’s progressive points race that’s funded entirely through the poker site’s jackpot tables, using players’ shared jackpot contribution money. Anyone who sits down at a cash table marked Jackpot automatically becomes part of The Beast competition by earning points through participation in a raked hand.

At the end of each month, the prize pool in The Beast is distributed to players who rank on the Beast leaderboard. But for the month of August, Americas Cardroom has upped the ante with an additional $51,000 in prize money, handed out through 35 additional leaderboard competitions. That’s on top of the already popular monthly competition. The 35 competitions come in the form of 31 separate $1,000 daily leaderboard competitions and four weekly $5,000 competitions. The daily and weekly leaderboards are not cumulative, so everyone has a shot at winning.

Each daily leaderboard resets at midnight to give all players a fresh start. The weekly leaderboards run from August 1-9, August 10-16, August 17-23, and August 24-31. Each leaderboard resets at midnight each start date.

While many poker players are profiting large from the giveaway, DULT, THEREALTREENOM, CELLAR DOOR, and N0TS0GRACI0US1NDEFEFEAT have stood out with multiple daily leaderboard appearances.

The Beast Anniversary, coupled with dramatically enhanced online poker software, has meant a large increase of traffic at Americas Cardroom. Last week, Americas Cardroom overtook Merge to become the third-largest US-friendly online poker room. As the Beast Anniversary celebration continues, many online poker experts are predicting that Americas Cardroom will narrow the gap between the #3 and #2 spot.

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Americas Cardroom looks Outstanding……..

We reported earlier about ACR launching their new Poker Client earlier today, well let me say this, It look’s freaking great………….

We went on Americas Cardroom for just over a hour on Wednesday afternoon and just started to look around, we signed up for a Free Roll and tried the new poker platform, it is head and shoulders above what I just played on ACR just this past Monday, WOW!

Here are just a few of the shots I captured to show what I’m talking about……

Table Shot

New ACR Table View

Player Bet Options

Bet Options

Main Tournament Lobby

Main Tournament Lobby on ACR

Ring Game Lobby and Filters

Ring Game Filters on ACR

Tournament and Sit N Go Filters

ACR Tournament Filters

Individual Tournament Lobby

New Tournament Lobby on ACR

Americas Cardroom has been promising this day for what seems like a over a  year and there had been rumblings that the new client would be ready in early July 2013, well they waited until the 17th of July, and the wait was worth the time….

The ACR and the Winning Poker Network (WPN rooms include True Poker and Black Chip) has worked hard on this upgrade and it really shows.

I really like what I have seen (you will too) so far and will report on anything else I find (good or bad) in the next couple of days of playing.

We will update our Americas Cardroom Review in the next few days, just remember everything else is the same on ACR, the same 100% Bonus, same easy deposit options, same super fast and reliable debit card cash-outs and the same great Guaranteed Tournamentson ACR.  The only thing different on ACR is completely new software that makes your play a little more enjoyable.

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My Best Poker Buddy is going to the World Series…….

It’s that time already, the 44th annual World Series of Poker® is just around the corner!

I have a Poker Buddy who has already bought into (won a satellite) the June 7th $1500 HORSE Event at the Rio…………..

Can You make to the Final Table?

Can You make it to a Final Table?

He is now working on collecting another $1500 for the June 10th PLO hi-lo/8 better Event…

Says if he cashes enough on either, he’ll stay for the $5000 buy-in PLO hi-lo/8 better Event on June 13th.

He plays every chance he can (weekly, when possible) at a local poker room, and has won that $1500 seat on a satellite.

I know him well, I guarantee he”ll try a few ring tables to get the feel of Las Vegas Poker and the atmosphere that will be rampant there at that time.

He has told me, he will play a few WSOP satellites while in Vegas, and see where it takes him.

He’ll win something…….I know it!

His style is completely different from my own way, I’m cheap and basically tight/aggressive…..

He’s a maniac, constantly on you, pressuring players, taking chances–but he seems to know just when to back off, he’s ready, he will win something………

He is a outstanding Live Omaha hi-lo 8/b  Player, and is determined to be at a final table and on TV.

From me, and all my readers:   Good Luck, Rod…………………….

2013 WSOP® Details

Last year World Series of Poker® payouts totaled over $222 Million with over 74,700 players competing on 61 Tournaments, this year will see 62 events and even more paid out.

The 2013 Event is planned to be bigger and better than ever, there are plans to spread over 480 tables this year and a couple of new twists have been added, like re entry tournaments which are planned.

A re entry tournament is where you can re-enter the same tournament after you are eliminated. There is a time limit (within the 1st 4 levels) on when you re enter, just like a re-buy tournament.

There are single re entry (only one allowed) and unlimited re entry (as many times as you wish) tournaments

These Re-entries should bolster the pools dramatically and make make it another Record Payout year.

There is also a turbo tournament planned, where the levels at the beginning are set at to play quicker than the later levels. Level 1 to 4 are 30 minutes, level 5-17 are 40 minutes and all levels past 17 are 1 hour.

The Little One for One Drop, (unlike last years $1million buy-in) has only a $1111 buy-in ($111 donated to One Drop).

This means just about everyone can join in, not only helping a very honorable cause, but compete in what looks like will be a very huge tournament pool (unlimited re-entries), my guess would be at least, if not over, a $1 million pool (just 1000 total entries, no problem)…….

Other Events:

Like always, there will be a tournament to match your skill sets.

These include 4 max NLHE, 6 Max NLHE, 8 max NLHE, 2-7 low ball, Omaha, PLO/8b, 7 card stud, 7 card stud /8b, Razz, eight game mix, 512 player NLHE  heads up, a 2000 player shoot-out, ante only NLHE, ladies only event, senior only event and others.


The 2013 WSOP® will be held at The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino located at

3700 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103, Tel: (866) 746-7671

Rio Poker Room Details:

As always there will be complete TV coverage on ESPN©and ESPN2©

The final table of the Main Event, “The November 9” will be played out on November 4th and 5th live on ESPN

Some of the  Key Events in 2013 will be:

$1 Million GTD  “Millionaire Maker” with just a $1500 buy-in on June 1, 2013. This is  single re-entry tournament with the winner being guaranteed a $1 million prize.

Seniors Only (age 50 or older) $1000 buy-in June 14, 2013

One Drop High Rollers with a $111,111 buy-in June 26, 2013

$25K buy-in 6 Max  June 28, 2013

Poker Players Championship $50K Buy-in June 30, 2013

Little One for One Drop with just a $1111 buy-in and unlimited re-entries will be held on July 3 and 4, 2013

The Main Event $10K Buy-in starts on July 6, 2013

Complete details of these and all other events can be found here:

The Complete WSOP® Schedule:

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