keluaran sgp Satellites, Radio, and $5M Main Event
It’s the most wonderful time of year: the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is in full swing! If you’re not in the middle of a keluaran sgp event, tune in to PokerStars.tv. PokerStars.tv is showing cards for final table highlights from all 13 of the biggest WCOOP events. Nick Weathall and David Tuckman are providing commentary for the 2011 recaps, and the highlight reels with 2010′s best moments.
If you’re waiting to get in on the $30,000,000 guaranteed (yes, that’s $30 million), PokerStars is making it extra easy this year with last-minute satellite qualifiers for same-day events. Tonight, a 5 seats guaranteed satellite for Event 36 begins at 21:55 ET. From the PokerStars lobby, navigate to Events > WCOOP > Cash Satelites to see a listing to get in on the remaining events.
To hype up all the excitement of this year’s WCOOP, PokerStars is broadcasting a live radio show every night airing in four languages (English, Spanish, Russian, German). Running until September 27, the show invites listeners to call in and talk about the tournaments, big names making deep runs, share opinions on the tournaments as they happen, and participate in daily freerolls and prize competitions. The show will give away $50k before the WCOOP is over. Nick Wealthall and Joe Stapleton, the host from The Big Game, are hosting the English version of the show, which broadcasts at 21.30 CET.
With a total of 62 events, and a $5,200 Main Event with a guaranteed $5 million prize pool still waiting to be played, you won’t want to miss the exciting second half of the 2011 WCOOP. Tune in daily to Radio WCOOP on the FlopTurnRiver.com homepage, and check back in the Poker News section for WCOOP recaps.
Full Tilt Hearings Closed to the Public
Full Tilt Poker’s upcoming hearing before the Alderney Gambling Control Commission will be held behind closed doors, according to a recent report. The public will receive all of its information second hand once the proceedings get underway on September 19. This decision was made on the request of Full Tilt, who feel that privacy during their rough patch is of the utmost importance.
“I am pleased,” said AGCC Executive Director Andre Wilsenach, “that the FTP hearing will continue as scheduled, as was argued on my behalf. However, I am disappointed with the tribunal’s decision that, notwithstanding my arguments to the contrary, the hearing will be held in private. I believe the public has a right to know the reasoning behind the decisions to suspend FTP’s licences and call a hearing, and to hear the evidence that will be put forward on my behalf. It is my understanding that the tribunal conducted a difficult balancing exercise of the interests of the various parties, taking into account the legal arguments for and against further postponing the hearing, and for and against allowing the public to attend the proceedings.”
The above comments come courtesy of iGaming Business, who reprinted a portion of Wilsenach’s statement earlier today.
For now, players and advertisers remain out in the cold. Full Tilt currently owes a great deal of money to its former users, and their media partners have been actively seeking a way to file recovery claims. With both the Alderney hearing and a possible purchase on the horizon, the future for the current management team at Full Tilt is fairly bleak. No matter the final decisions, it is likely that the company will not relaunch with its current leadership at the helm.