News: CoinPoker highlights Hyper Turbo this July; WPT Global sees huge overlay; Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates secures back-to-back wins; U Series of Poker carries $500,000 in prize guarantees

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.

CoinPoker highlights Hyper Turbo this July

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More fast-paced action is coming this month at revolutionary blockchain technology-based platform CoinPoker with another installment of its Summer Series showcasing a week-long schedule of Hyper Turbo games. Running through the 15th, two Rebuy Hyper Turbo tournaments are offered per day with buy-ins varying from ₮2 to ₮30. Starting stacks will see a boosted 7,500 chips with rebuys available any time your stack is less than that. 

Similar to its previous offerings, an optional add-on will also be applicable for those who wish to receive an added 15,000 in chips. All games will follow three-minute blind levels with the late registration and rebuy period open for the first twelve levels. 

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Three random lucky players per event will also receive CSOP tournament tickets as an added promotion. Aside from this, those who play all ten events will automatically qualify for an entry into Event 12 of CSOP valued at ₮20. 

WPT Global’s $100K Welcome Event sees huge overlay

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The newly introduced WPT Global application recently celebrated its launch with a $100,000 guaranteed Welcome Event to greet its new user base with massive rewards. Carrying a price tag of $110, hundreds of players claimed their seats via the generous promotion of all depositing players being entitled to a ticket. In spite of this however, the opening tournament fell short of its 1000-entry requirement and saw a huge overlay of roughly 40% after the 18 flights in total wrapped up. 

Following the festivities, a fresh major event has been added to the budding application’s weekly schedule. The Golden Weekly Tournament with a buy-in of CNY 550 (~USD 82) boasts a guarantee of CNY 688,000 (~USD 100,000) in an attempt to attract more runners to pursue their grinds on the growing platform. Aside from this, a modest daily tournament schedule featuring bounty events in majority is also available with buy-ins ranging from $25 to $550. The biggest prize pool listed is currently at a modest $5,500 with its great value Deepstack Turbo event likewise susceptible to overlays.

Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates secures back-to-back wins

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32 year old American pro Daniel ‘Jungleman’ Cates is breezing through poker headlines as he made record history after taking down this year’s $50,000 Poker Players Championship in Bally’s Event Center, Las Vegas. Having claimed the title in the event’s previous edition, Cates returned this year and successfully bagged the trophy and top payout of $1,449,103 after defeating Brazilian pro Yuri Dzivielevski heads up. The biggest mixed game tournament saw Cates landing the top spot for two years in a row, claiming a combined $2.4 million in winnings for his impressive achievement.

Ok gang I’ve basically already won the Poker Players Championship. I’ve successfully duped my opponents into thinking they had a CHANCE!! Time to go SAVAGE on them”, tweeted Cates prior to his victory.

A good premonition by Cates, the industry’s reared best heads up pro secured his second World Series of Poker bracelet to date while boosting his total career-live earnings to a whopping $11.8 million according to The Hendon Mob.

$50,000 Poker Players Championship Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Payout (USD)
1 Dan Cates United States $1,449,103
2 Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil $895,614
3 Naoya Kihara Japan $639,257
4 Benny Glaser United Kingdom $464,420
5 Johannes Becker Germany $343,531
6 Koray Aldemir Germany $258,812

U Series of Poker carries $500,000 in prize guarantees

Another series not to miss, UPoker is continuing the tournament poker frenzy with its homegrown U Series of Poker: World of Champions festival happening this July 17 through September 4. Boasting $500,000 in combined guarantees, the third installment of the online series features 11 Trophy Events with buy-ins ranging from 55 to its highest 800 for the 100K guaranteed High Roller event. A mix of single day and multi day tournaments complete the schedule along with a variety of classics No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha for its highlighting games. 

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The largest event on schedule to watch out for remains to be its 150K guaranteed Main Event kicking off on August 28 for an affordable entry fee of 180. A total of 11 flights are set, giving players multiple chances to make it through the event’s final day scheduled on September 4. Apart from the interesting prizes to be won, champions of the listed events below will also receive the iconic USOP: World of Champions trophies made of aircraft grade aluminum and imbued with premium 24K gold & 925 silver.

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U Series of Poker: World of Champions III Trophy Events

Event #1: KICK OFF – 30K
Date/s: Sunday, July 17, 2022 (11:00) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 85 +R/A
Blind Level: 20 minutes

Event #2: WARM UP – 40K
Date/s: Friday July 22, 2022 – Sunday July 24, 2022
Day 2 (Final Day) – Sunday July 24, 2022 (14:15) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 100 +R/A
Blind Level: 10 minutes

Event #3: 5-CARD PLO – 10K
Date/s: Saturday, July 23, 2022 (14:00) (UTC-3)
Buy-in: 150
Blind Level: 15 minutes

Date/s: Sunday, July 31, 2022 (11:00) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 200 
Blind Level: 20 minutes

Event #5: MINI MAIN EVENT – 60K
Date/s: Friday, August 5, 2022 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
Day 2 (Final Day) – Sunday August 7, 2022 (14:15) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 110 + R/A
Blind Level: 15 minutes

Event #6: ​​POT LIMIT OMAHA – 10K
Date/s: Saturday, August 6, 2022 (14:00) (UTC)
Buy-in: 75 + R/A
Blind Level: 15 minutes

Event #7: DEEPSTACK – 30K
Date/s: Sunday, August 14, 2022 (11:00) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 95 + R/A
Blind Level: 20 minutes

Event #8: BOUNTY HUNTER – 30K
Date/s: Sunday, August 21, 2022 (11:00) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 150 + R/A
Blind Level: 20 minutes

Event #9: HIGH ROLLER – 100K
Date/s: Sunday, August 28, 2022 (11:00) (UTC -3)
Buy-in: 800
Blind Level: 20 minutes

Event #10: MAIN EVENT – 150K
Date/s: Sunday, August 28, 2022 – Sunday, September 4, 2022
Day 2 (Final Day) – Sunday, September 4, 2022 (14:15) (UTC -3)

Buy-in: 180 + R/A
Blind Level: 15 minutes

Event #11: 6-CARD PLO – 10K
Date/s: Sunday, September 3, 2022 (14:00) (UTC)
Buy-in: 55 + R/A
Blind Level: 15 minutes

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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