888 Poker Sends you to Cannes with the Stars, Big Names Confirmed for Irish Open + more
CryptoLogic Moves Next Tuesday
Just to remind you all that much publicised merger between the CryptoLogic network and the Boss Media network takes place next Tuesday, the 17th of March. Top poker skins such as InterPoker will soon benefit from the improved traffic and software that Boss have to offer and it will surely see the Boss network become one of the most dominant servers in online poker. Expect to see loads of new promotions and guaranteed prize pools going up on Boss in the near future.
Mingle with the Stars with 888 Poker
888 Poker are offering starstruck poker players the chance to play against huge Hollywood names like Matt Damon and Ben Affleck in the 888 Celebrity Charity Challenge. The freeroll tournament takes place at Villa Oxygene in Cannes on May the 19th and amongst the prizes on offer is a $250,000 Villa in Durban, South Africa.
All you have to do is sign up to 888 Poker and rack up 1,2000 FFPs between now and May the 6th to play in the freeroll on May the 9th. You will not only win your $1000 tournament buy-in but three nights' accommodation and flights for two. You will also of course be in Cannes for their world famous film festival, which is a great prize in itself even if you don't go deep in the Celebrity Challenge.
OMG partners with PKR Online sensation and bracelet winner Phil 'OMGClayAitken' Galfond has revealed Bluefire Poker (His new training site) are teaming up with top UK based poker room PKR. The Bluefire Pros will be providing exclusive strategy content for PKR and their TV channel PKR TV. PKR players will also be able to purchase subscriptions to the service in the PKR Loyalty Store.
Don't forget that you can still win your seat to PKR Live II – the exclusive weekend of live tournament action at the Loose Cannon Club in London between April 17th and 19th. On top of that great promotion you can also snag a huge $2000 sign up bonus when you join PKR using our Pokernews links.
Big Names Confirm for Irish Open The Paddy Power Poker Irish Open is less than a month away and some big names have recently confirmed for the festival. Phil 'the Unabomber' Laak will be making the trip over and Marty Smyth and Neil Channing have both confirmed they will be trying to replicate their successes in Dublin.
If you want to qualify for the event on April 9th then the best value place to win your ticket is Paddy Power Poker. Not only can you win all expenses and no expenses packages, you will also be eligible for the massive €100,000 Sole Survivor promotion, which will see the last Paddy standing win a massive sponsorship deal.
European Championships of Online Poker IV
William Hill, one of the biggest new additions on the ever growing iPoker network, have published details of the latest instalment of the European Championships of Online Poker, the biggest online festival aimed at the European market. The 14 event festival looks bigger than ever, beginning with a $215 No Limit event and including a mix of disciplines, including a $1000+$60 PLO and concluding with a $1.5 million guaranteed main event. In total there is over $4 million in guaranteed prize money and there will be super satellites into all the events running right up until the start of the festival:
25-May NL Hold'em $200+$15 $250,000 Guaranteed
26-May Limit Hold'em (6 Max) $200_$15 $100,000 Guaranteed
27-May NL Hold'em Turbo R/A $100+$9 $200,000 Guaranteed
28-May Limit 7 Card Stud $250+$18 $50,000 Guaranteed
29-May NL Hold'em $750+$50 $350,000 Guaranteed
30-May PL Omaha (6 max) 1 Rb $1,000+$60 $150,000 Guaranteed
31-May NL Hold'em $500+$30 $500,000 Guaranteed
1-Jun NL Hold'em $2,500+ $100 $500,000 Guaranteed
2-Jun PL Omaha Hi/Lo $100+$9 $100,000 Guaranteed
3-Jun NL Hold'em (6 Max) $300+$20 $250,000 Guaranteed
4-Jun PL Omaha R/A $100+$9 $150,000 Guaranteed
5-Jun NL Hold'em R/A $100+$9 $300,000 Guaranteed
6-Jun PL Omaha $400+$30 $150,000 Guaranteed
7-Jun NL Hold'em $1,500+$80 $1,500,000 Guaranteed