De Wolfe Narrowly Misses Bracelet Number 2, Massive Relaunch at PKR + more
De Wolfe on a Heater
No rest for the wicked as Roland De Wolfe has already made an excellent attempt at bracelet number 2. After winning the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo bracelet on Monday, he has just finished a very impressive 5th out of 2095 players in event 34 the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em for $112,957. This is his 5th cash in the series so far and is already more than $400,000 better off as well as a contender for player of the year. Anyone who knows Roland knows he never sleeps, so it won't be long before we see him at the felt and in the money again at this series.
With two bracelets so far for UK players this WSOP, that actually makes us 2nd overall behind the USA in the gold counts. Not bad considering they make up 81.9% of the field and we make up 2.3% (yet have 7.1% of the bracelets).
GUKPT Summer Series Aberdeen Tomorrow
The second leg of the three weeks of Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Summer Series is underway right now in Aberdeen. The side events started last night with the £500+£50 main event starting tomorrow at 6pm. With the sharks away in Vegas this could be a superb value tournament, especially as there is also a Champion of Champions seat at the end of each event for the winner.
Massive PKR Relaunch
Virtual reality poker room PKR have been one of the fastest growing poker rooms ever. They have quickly climbed the internet traffic rankings, seeing landmark numbers of customers, recently established a Team of Sponsored Pros and are right now streaming live video action from the WSOP.
Now they have relaunched their already impressive website. The My PKR section has had a big facelift and resembles Facebook a little more. Now you can actually send public messages to your friends and the players on your buddy list. You can also tell the PKR community more about yourself, as well as utilising a privacy feature if you want to do the opposite.
The new Raise Your Game section will be a free strategy rescource, with over 10 new strategy articles a week from Phil OMGClayAiken' Galfond, Team PKR Pros, and writers from Inside Poker magazine.
Not only that but there is an improved community forum, news service and a whole host of new avatar designs and emotes. If you add to that one of the biggest sign up bonuses in online poker, a whopping $2,000, then now seems a great time to try out PKR for yourself.