“In the early levels I try to get a feeling for the table dynamics and players playing tendencies. I try to keep my chips together for the later stages, where the pots are bigger and making moves is more profitable than in the early stages.” “If the buy-in is higher, that is exactly the strategy I would follow. But if it’s lower, I would deviate from it and play more hands even in the early levels – against better knowledge.”
Last year Christoph won the €500 buy-in event in Velden. Despite his win, he wasn’t entirely happy with his game play. “Coming to the final table I realized there was a table bully so I decided to not mess with him and I sat back and watched players eliminating each other.” “But I shouldn’t have called a 3-bet shove from a tight player close to the final table with AQ. Of course you’re always smarter in hindsight.” “It wasn’t until the third player was eliminated that I realized I might win. I usually try to stay pessimistic because in tournaments it’s all over so quickly and you might be disappointed if you toss with the idea of winning too soon. I’ve played so many tournaments – if I’d won half as many as the number of tournaments where I had a chip lead at some point, I’d be rich!”
“I like Velden because it has so much flair. All kinds of people come to play: pros as well as people on holiday. So there’s a good mix of people and playing skills. “One thing I tell people that are new to tournaments: never play at buy-ins where you feel uncomfortable. You’re not playing your best if you can’t afford the buy-in.”
Set in breathtaking surroundings, CAPT Velden, July 11-20th, will have at least 25 cash tables and €1,000,000 in prize money. Christoph was one of two Intertops Poker players that won a CAPT Velden prize package that includes a €500 and €300 side event buy-ins, travel expenses, accommodation and hosting by the Intertops Poker Team. He won his prize by competing in online qualifier tournaments held in May and June at the online poker room that’s popular with players all over the world. “Playing online has definitely helped me a lot. Even though there are big differences between online and offline poker, there is no substitute for the experience of many thousands of online hands, where you play at least 10-20x as many hands in the same time.”
The three-time world champion only needs a draw to win the group and so is quoted at -2500, with the Americans at +900.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his German counterpart Joachim Loew are good friends, but they’re both equally determined to win. Klinsmann, who coached his country at the 2006 World Cup with Loew as his assistant, has made it clear that he wants to beat his homeland and win the group. “We have that fighting spirit and we give everything in every game,” Klinsmann told reporters. “We will go to Recife and we will give everything to beat Germany. That is our goal.”
Intertops is offering a risk-free live bet on the USA vs Germany game on Thursday. If the first live bet placed on this duel isn’t a winner, it will be refunded as a free bet (up to $100).
Every customer wagering at least $50 (minimum odds +100 / 2.0) on a World Cup match day is automatically in a draw for a $500 cash prize. Every further $50 wagered means another chance to win.
Customers placing at least $2000 (minimum odds -200 / 1.5) on World Cup bets are able to claim a $200 Free Bet in time for the final on July 13th.
Intertops – the world’s very first online sportsbook -- is taking bets on everything from Tournament Top Goalscorer to whether the final will be decided in 90 minutes (-303), extra time (+400) or in a penalty shootout (+450).
No European team has won the title in South America and several top European players are struggling with injuries that could seriously affect their country’s chances, including reigning World Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) and Spain’s prolific goalscorer Diego Costa. Another title hopeful France has already lost the services of Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery with a back injury. “One European team we’ll really be watching is Belgium,” he said. “They haven’t made a splash in big tournaments since the 1980 European Championships, but have a highly talented team full of players who star for top clubs across Europe. Much is expected of them!”
Intertops Sportsbook will take bets on every World Cup match in Brazil. In addition to outright winner, it has posted dozens of bets on every game including Half Time Results, Correct Final Score and Time of First Goal. Intertops offers a huge range of live betting options on every game and also has a special in-play offer for customers: Risk-Free Live Bets during five World Cup games. If the first live bet placed on these games isn’t a winner, it will be refunded (up to $100). The opening match will be the first to feature Risk-Free Live Bets.
World Cup Deposit Bonus 20% up to $100 Available June 2nd – 12th
World Cup $200 Free Bet Customers placing at least $2000 on World Cup bets will receive a $200 Free Bet in time for the final on July 13th.
Daily Cash Prizes Everyone wagering on the World Cup tournament will be eligible to win a no-strings-attached $500 prize on every matchday.
Soccer fans have until June 12th to enter the World Cup Bracket Contest. If anyone can predict all 64 winners they’ll win $100,000. If there is no perfect bracket, the top 20 customers will receive prizes, including $5000 for the customer with the most correct picks.
Intertops Sportsbook took the very first online sports bet and continues to be the most trusted online sportsbook in the world.
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March 12, 2012 (St Johns, Antigua) – As a third of all Americans prepare to watch the March Madness college basketball tournament – and a quarter of them plan their bets – Intertops Sportsbook is offering cash bonuses, a $25K brackets contest and a chance to win a trip to next year’s Big Dance. There will be draws for $5000 in cash prizes and every bet is a chance to win a trip to next year’s event.
A recent study* conducted by Harris Interactive showed that not only is college basketball gripping America, those who bet on March Madness games plan to bet more money than they wagered in years past. “March Madness is always a busy time for us,” said the Sportsbook Manager at Intertops. “If betting on college basketball this past month is any indication we’re going to be seeing a lot of action over the next few weeks, that’s for sure!”
The study also revealed that 38% would watch games at work and another 24% said they’d take time off to watch them at home. Forty-five percent said they have spent time researching March Madness matchups while at work. “There must be quiet a slump in American productivity every March!”
Until March 16th, Intertops Sportsbook is giving a 20% March Madness deposit bonus for up to $100 free cash. Customers wagering a combined stake of at least $1,000 on the games of the first, second and/or third round will be entered in a random draw for 3x $1000 which will take place on Monday, March 19th. A combined stake of at least $1,000 on the games of the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 qualifies for another random draw for 2x $1,000 on March 26th. In its 2012 March Madness Bracket Contest Intertops will pay $25,000 for 63 correct selections. If no player manages to complete a ‘perfect bracket’, the jackpot will be shared equally amongst the top 25 players in the contest.
In addition, every dollar wagered on March Madness games is one chance to win a deluxe travel package to next year’s March Madness finals. There are many reasons that Intertops Sportsbook, the first to ever to take an online sports bet, is still one of the most popular and trusted sportsbooks around the world with its top odds on virtually every sport and generous promotional offers. It continues to earn its reputation for courteous and efficient customer service and hassle-free deposits and withdrawals every day.
* This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from February 23 - 27, 2012, among 2,307 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: Allison Nawoj, firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 October 2011 (St. Johns, Antigua) – With several teams under intense pressure to perform, NFL Week 5 promises some exciting match ups. Intertops Sportsbook anticipates heavy NFL betting this weekend. Rivals New York Jets and New England Patriots come face to face this weekend as they battle for position in the AFC East. Every dollar wagered on this and all the rest of the weekend action is one entry in Intertops’ free Super Bowl contest.
“The Jets-Patriots game is the one to watch this weekend, I think,” said an Intertops spokesperson. “The Patriots’ offense is great, but their defense may not be as strong. The Jets have disappointed so far and are now under pressure to perform.”
The top attraction in the NFC should be Green Bay’s visit to Atlanta. The defending Super Bowl champ has come roaring off the blocks this season with four straight wins, but Matt Ryan and the Falcons should prove to be a stern test, especially at the Georgia Dome.
Intertops has the Patriots a 9-point favorite over the Jets and gives the Packers 5.5 points over the Falcons.
Other NFL bets seeing a lot of action at Intertops Sportsbook are the Eagles-Bills and Lions-Bears games.
“The high expectations in Philadelphia have yet to be fulfilled and Buffalo is arguably the sensation of the season so far – it promises to be an intriguing contest.”
“After two big comebacks against the Vikings and the Cowboys, Detroit is favorite to win again at home to division rival Chicago, but if Jay Cutler can finally gets the Bears offense going they could be quite a threat.”
Intertops Sportsbook posts more NFL bets than any online sportsbook. One player betting on NFL football is going to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis February 5th in style. Every dollar wagered on Intertops’ NFL bet offers during the Regular Season earns one entry into the end-of-season draw for an amazing Super Bowl XLVI prize package that includes accommodation at a top hotel, two reserved top tickets to the game, plus expenses for flights. Intertops current Super Bowl odds have just been updated following Week 4 play.
Many others have come and gone since Intertops took the very first online bet fifteen years ago but it’s still one of the most popular and most trusted online casinos, poker rooms and sports books in the world. It continues to earn its reputation for courteous and efficient customer service and hassle-free deposits and withdrawals every day.
$2500 Freeroll Highlight of Busy Weekend 23 Sep, 2011
This tournament bonus is on top of the up to $200 reload bonus that’s also available this weekend.
$2500 Freeroll Free ticket to everyone that deposits by Friday.
Up to $200 Reload Bonus Reload Bonus Code: JUN14 Valid June 18 – 20 only.
“We’ve been extra busy this week with our World Cup Leaderboard tournaments,” said Intertops poker room manager. “When we give a reload bonus things always get busier, and we don’t often do such big freerolls. So it’s going to be a crazy weekend I think!”
Intertops Poker’s World Cup Leaderboard tournaments begin 90 ninety minutes before each World Cup group game and award tickets to a $10,000 GTD to be played next month. The Top 10 on each Leaderboard advance to the knockout phase where the winner gets a seat at a $10,000 GTD tournament to be held July 12th (buy-in $55). Other players will win tickets to Step tournaments leading to the $10K GTD. Full tournament details are available under the Promotions tab on the Intertops Poker website.