Did Santa Bring Suitcases and Tournament Buy-Ins for Xmas?

by , Jan 4, 2008 | 12:15 pm

Hope so. January is packed with tournaments spanning the globe. But if you’re not traveling, you can still keep up with the main events via various websites and blogs.

• January 5, Bahamas: Where better for a tournament than a place called Paradise Island? The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) starts and ends with the main event, the final table of which will take place on the 10th. This is an 18-and-over tournament, so look out for the kiddies young, skilled online pros to turn out in force. Otis will be blogging from the event.

• January 5, Australia: A quick 14-hour flight or so away will be the Aussie Millions Poker Championship in Melbourne. This is a series that starts on the 5th with a $1,100 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, continues with a wide range of games and buy-ins (including the $100,000 no-limit event), and wraps up with the main event that begins on the 14th and runs for seven days. A plethora of reporters, including Dr. Pauly and Change100, will be covering it all for PokerNews.

• January 3, Tunica: The World Poker Open has already begun with its preliminary events at the Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. By the 20th, the main event will be underway and hosted by the World Poker Tour. Aaron Hendrix is there and will be providing daily coverage of all of the events for PokerWorks, and the WPT will be live blogging for the main event with BJ Nemeth at the helm.

• January 15, Atlantic City: The Borgata Winter Poker Open starts its preliminary events on the 15th, and the WPT main event (Borgata Poker Classic) begins on the 27th with a final table on the 31st. It doesn’t seem that any media outlet is covering the prelim events, but surely PokerListings will be there for the main event along with the WPT live bloggers.

4 Comments to “Did Santa Bring Suitcases and Tournament Buy-Ins for Xmas?”

  1. DanM

    Ho is PokerWorks covering Tunica? At least a few regular media types have told me they are skipping Tunica because of WPT press restrictions.

    Also, the notorious AlCantHang will be in Austraila for the Aussie Millions. Not sure what role he is serving in officially — Full Tilt’s chief bitchboy, I think — but he will almost certainly be worth the read.

  2. California Jen

    Where is AlCantHang blogging? On his own blog?

    For PokerWorks, Aaron will be watching from the sidelines and giving daily updates and player interviews at the end of each day – not really live blogging. When the WPT comes to town for the main event, he won’t have the same access as WPT & Cardplayer, but he’ll get a guest pass to enter the tournament area once per hour (or something like that). But since he’s not doing live updates, that should work.

  3. DanM

    Bleechh, for Aaron. Really, when are people going to start seeing this as media extortion? Sounds like his job would be easier as a member of the audience.

    I think Al is doing something with Full Tilt. I don’t know what or where, but he sent out an email to a bunch of bloggers to see who else wanted a free flight to Vegas in exchange for something Full Tilty.

  4. DanM

    BTW, paging Robert Goldfarb … are you still going, or did you have a change of plans?