Take a look at our weekly compilation of the most interesting stories we could dig up from the world of online poker - it has a little bit of everything.
We’ll start off with a look at bwin.party’s fast start in the New Jersey online poker market, where they seem to be leaving their competition in the dust.
Then we’ll move on to Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst and her impressive 2013 tournament results, followed by a look at Full Tilt Poker’s recently launched YouTube Channel which contains some classic poker shows from years gone by.
You’ll find all of these stories and more below.
Last week we told you how bwin.party’s New Jersey online poker rooms (BorgataPoker.com and NJ.PartyPoker.com) were the early frontrunners in the New Jersey iGaming market. Well, a week later the company has managed to not only hold their lead, but to put quite a bit of distance between themselves and their closest competitor, WSOP.com.
Average traffic at Party/Borgata has now reached 200 players, while WSOP.com’s average traffic seems to have peaked at about 140, according to www.pokerscout.com’s online poker traffic numbers.
Since the historic launch of online gambling in New Jersey, traffic at PartyPoker and Borgata in New Jersey has been steadily rising (even now some two weeks later the numbers are still on an uptick) while all of their competitors have seemingly hit a plateau.
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Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst is one of the best known players in the game, and she is often referred to as the best female tournament player in the game, but that moniker might be selling Selbst’s recent achievements a bit short. Considering her resume Selbst should be thought of as one of the best tournament players in the game, period!
However, what really makes Selbst’s results so impressive is her ability to seal the deal and constantly win tournaments. Selbst appeared at five final tables in 2013 and won two of those, and for her career she has made 26 final tables and won an astounding 10 times; which is a win rate of nearly 40 percent! Like I said in the header title; all she does is win, win, win.
Selbst started 2013 with a huge win in the $25k High-Roller event at the PCA, pocketing over $1.4 million. She followed that up with a final table in the $25k High-Roller event at the EPT Grand Final, a runner-up finish at the WPT Borgata Poker Open, and a win in the $2k High-Roller event at the UKIPT Grand Final.
All told, Selbst collected almost $2.5 million on the tournament trail this year, and now has over $8 million in career tournament earnings according to her Hendon Mob page. No wonder she is one of the faces of PokerStars.
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Full Tilt Poker has brought us some of the biggest moments in televised poker history over the years, and now most of that content can all be found in one place, as the new Full Tilt poker has entered into an agreement with YouTube that will see full episodes of some of poker’s past televised greatness according to a PokerFuse.com article.
Among the shows that are currently available on Full Tilt’s new YouTube channel are episodes of High Stakes Poker, the Million Dollar Cash Game, and Poker After Dark.
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