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Zombies in Las Vegas continues until November 7, 2016. Contest details and current scoreboard rankings are available at https://casino.intertops.eu/en/promotions
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September 15, 2016 -- St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – Intertops Casino’s new mobile casino offers the biggest selection of mobile casino games available to players using smartphones and tablets. With a wide selection of mobile slots and casino games from Realtime Gaming (RTG) in its “Red” casino as well as dozens more games from WGS in its “Classic” casino, mobile casino games players have never had so much choice.
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Intertops Casino’s $120,000 Oktoberfest celebrations continue until October 3rd. Players earn rewards points just by playing any of the casino’s slots and table games, online or in the new mobile casino. They’re ranked by their points on a scoreboard and every Monday 300 frequent players get bonuses up to $500 each. All active players are eligible to win random draws every Thursday.
September 1, 2016 (Press Release) – The NFL season begins next week and one of the most interesting NFL bets is on how the Patriots will fare in their first four games without Tom Brady. To kick off the season, Intertops Sportsbook is offering a deposit bonus up to $100 and a $500 NFL free bet.
Brady was given a four game suspension last spring for the so-called Deflategate controversy.
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“We ran a Madden NFL 17 simulation of the Patriots' first four games without suspended quarterback Tom Brady,” wrote Will Brinson, a senior writer at CBS Sports. “New England didn't do very well with Brady suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo starting. Garoppolo himself wasn't terrible, but the Patriots finished 1-3 during their first four games of the season.”
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August 8, 2016 — St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – Lucky players at Intertops Poker will receive 20 free $1 bets on any Casino table game they play this week.
The generous offer, which runs from August 10-16, applies to the wide range of Casino games available through the Intertops Poker poker client.
Gamers might associate Intertops Poker with their busy poker room and tournaments, but it also includes a variety of fun casino games that offer great chances to win big. From slots to table games, and video poker to roulette, there is something for everyone.
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Intertops Poker continues to give online poker players a chance to win their way to a big-money, live poker tournament in a truly exotic location. Two online satellite series this month will send winners to $500,000 GTD tournaments in the Caribbean: the $500K Punta Cana Poker Classic and the $500K PPC Aruba World Championship.
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Lessons Learned from the WSOP! 25 Jul, 2016
Well my first WSOP has come to a close. It has had it’s ups and downs, and downs, but overall I learned a Lot and am still grateful to have been able to play at the biggest and best series in the Poker world. While I didn’t get to live out my poker dream completely and play the Main event, I’m confident the lessons I’ve learned from this roller coaster adventure will help me refocus me for upcoming events and come back to crush next years WSOP! So to keep me on point and have something to reread before next years events, here’s a list of the top 5 most important things I figured out in the last 5 weeks!
1. Have a plan, but be flexible!
I had what I though was a really good plan going in. I had mapped out all the events I wanted to play, totaled it all up and even made a spreadsheet for investors! It was all set up! Until I got there and it basically went out the window! lol While I still played in a decent amount of the events I planned, I changed my game plan on almost a day to day basis. There were simply too many tournaments outside of the WSOP that were softer and clearly a better value. I had not done enough research on other events in town and it caused quite a bit of stress and confusion. I was constantly torn between what I planned and what others were telling me to play. Flip/flopping on what to play will drive you crazy, believe me. (lol) Just figure it out beforehand and Commit. Another big part of this was reentering tourneys after busting. While many, if not all of the tournaments had multiple day ones, I repeatedly fired a second bullet after busting. While there are definitely spots where I think reentering is worth it, I know now that I was just glory chasing and went WAY too hard too early in my trip. By not sticking to my plan of just reentering the next day, I wasted valuable mental energy, relaxation time and of course money.
2. Be Disciplined!
Staying along the same lines as sticking with your plan, being disciplined enough to stay the course throughout the series is vitally important! If I maintained my discipline and didn’t reenter those tourneys, I would have saved myself from a lot of stress. And while I said be flexible, don’t be so flexible that you end up just going with what everyone else is doing. You are there for you and no one else. I need to workout everyday, eat healthy, and get a good nights sleep or I’m off my game. Don’t drink, stay out late, skip workouts or eat crappy food, just cause that’s what everyone else is doing. I fell off my routine multiple times throughout the series, I either was trying to keep up with what everyone else was doing or simply slacked off, and I know it cost me my A game. You don’t want to ignore people’s advice completely, I would have missed out on a lot of opportunities if I did, but make sure you still put yourself first.. Do whatever you need to do to bring your A game everyday, no matter what.
3. Bank roll management!
Your bank roll isn’t big enough! lol Plain and simple, if you think you have enough, double it. I don’t care who’s bank roll strategy you follow, but double it. Some players come out to the WSOP and take every last cent they have to the tables. Its INSANE. Unless you are completely comfortable with losing your entire roll in a few weeks(and I don’t think anyone should be) Don’t be one of these players, be smart! Use the same intelligent financial decisions that got you here in the first place. Yea it’s the World Series of Poker, and you should take your shot, but don’t shoot yourself in the foot and go home broke! Many times throughout the series the loss of money, compounded by a stretch of running bad, caused me to to tilt and knock me off my game. Even if the thoughts are WAY back in my mind, it’s still there enough to start even the best players down a bad path of negativity and self doubt. Save yourself the trouble and make sure you have enough in your roll to not worry. I know it will improve your play at the tables and make the trip much more enjoyable.
4. Pace yourself!
Burn out is waaayy too easy at the WSOP! Six weeks of nonstop poker is sheer craziness! haha I have a new respect for pros that play this every year and honestly, a little bit of pity. The way I and many others went about playing this series is not a way to live, even for 6 weeks! lol Doing nothing else besides playing poker is mentally abusive to ourselves and just not healthy. Being in a casino everyday, while fun for a bit, but gets very old very fast. Dealing with the smoke, the table games, the alcohol and the same degenerate players really takes a toll on you. You need to make sure you are are balanced and not just grinding away the experience! There’s always another tourney! Thats the beauty of it! If you bust out, leave the casino and do something besides poker! Poker (actually another amazing tourney) will be there tomorrow! Also be sure to schedule days off completely. You might not think you need the break, but trust me, you do. I was delusional thinking I could play everyday for 12-15 hour days and be at my best! If I took more time off completely, I know my game would have been better and my bankroll would be fatter lol.
5. Enjoy the Experience!
Remember you’re at the WSOP! Its the biggest and best tournament series of the year! It’s poker heaven! And It’s Vegas! Have fun! Take time to enjoy the process. Poker is supposed to be fun, right?! If it’s not, then what’s the point! You should wake up everyday and smile at the thought you get another shot at poker fame and tons of cash! Appreciate how lucky we are to be able to play a game like this! Soak it all up! Take pictures, meet Pros you’ve only see on TV, watch a final table in the thunderdome, have a fancy meal, see a show, hit the clubs and the pool! I mean, it is Vegas! and the WSOP is a spectacle to say the least! ! lol There’s always something going on, poker related or not! I regret not making more time for all these things and really diving into the whole thing. Unlimited poker isn’t always a good thing. Put the chips down and have some fun somewhere else!
The WSOP goes by way to fast and painfully slow at the same time lol When things are going well it’s over all too quick and when things are going bad, you cannot get on that plane home fast enough lol It’s the part were you have these feelings all in one day that’s hard to describe, but I’m sure most players understand what I mean! lol Hopefully others reading this can learn from my very expensive lessons and not make these same mistakes. And If you’re around for next years WSOP and see me doing any of these things, you have my permission to slap me in the face with a copy of this! lol;)
Run Good, Tim
July 20, 2016 — St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – Players at Intertops Poker are getting another chance to win their way to the Caribbean. Two more chances, in fact. The Horizon Poker Network’s leading poker room is hosting online satellite tournaments this month that will send winners to the $500K Punta Cana Poker Classic and the $500K PPC Aruba World Championship.
These are three-tier tournaments. Players can buy in at any stage or try to win their way to the Finals starting with a $2.20 buy-in Step 1 tourney.
There will be daily Punta Cana satellites July 18 - 24. The champion will win a $5000 prize packages that include $1650 buy-in to the Main Event and six nights at the luxurious five-star Meliá ‘The Level’ Resort. The Punta Cana Poker Classic gives players lots of time for fun in the sun and, with a full schedule of tournaments, plenty of opportunities to win some cash. The winner will join jetlag4ever who won an earlier satellite series.
Winners of PPC Aruba satellites, July 25 – 31, will receive a prize package that includes $2,400 buy-in to that Main Event and accommodation at one of the island’s top resorts. Both packages include accommodation, travel expenses and Intertops or Juicy Stakes gear as well as dinner and a night out with the Intertops or Juicy Stakes team.
Online Satellite Tournament Schedules
$500,000 Punta Cana Poker Classic
Step 1 ($2+$0.20)
1 Step 2 ticket awarded
July 18 – 23 at 3 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm and midnight GMT
Step 2 ($10+$1)
1 ticket to Final awarded
July 19 – 24 at 2 pm GMT
Last Chance Tournament ($1 + $0.10)
1 ticket to Final awarded
Sunday, July 24 at 11 pm GMT
1 $5,000 prize package awarded
Sunday, July 24 at 1 pm GMT
$500,000 PPC Aruba World Championship
Step 1 ($2+$0.20)
1 Step 2 ticket awarded
July 25-30 at 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm and midnight EDT
Step 2 ($10+$1)
1 ticket to Final awarded
July 26-31 at 10 pm EDT
Last Chance Tournament ($1 + $0.10 )
1 ticket to Final awarded
Sunday, July 31 at 7 pm EDT
1 $4,000 prize package awarded
Sunday, July 31 at 9 pm EDT
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Registration is via the Tournaments tab in either poker room.
Winners of previous online satellite tournaments have shared their poker adventures abroad on the Living the Dream poker blog.
July 5, 2016 -- St. Johns, Antigua (Press Release) – This summer Intertops Casino players are going where no slots players have gone before during the $270,000 Beyond Space casino bonus event. Every week until September 5th there’ll be $30,000 in prizes. Each week, 300 players will win bonuses up to $500 each and at the end of the space trek, one of them will win a $1000 grand prize.
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Vegas Baby!! WSOP! 04 Jul, 2016
It’s official!! I have arrived at my first WSOP!!! Vegas BABY!! The time has finally come for me to test my poker skills at the biggest and best series in the poker world!! The series last from June 1st til mid July and has every form of poker you can think of, at every imaginable buy in!! There’s even an Online event to play as well! It should be an amazing time, that I will be sure to learn a lot from and remember for the rest of my life! (and hopefully win a life changing score! lol) I have planned a pretty full schedule and with all the other great events going on around town, I’m sure it will be overloaded! Being my first time here I was pretty nervous about the whole idea of staying in Vegas for 5 weeks, but lucky for me, I have met some great poker friends in my short time of playing professionally, that are showing my the ropes! And after seeing how insane the airport is here, I could not be more thankful! One of them being John Micheal Curcuru, who I met in St Maarten, after he also won a satelite through Intertops poker!
I’ve only been to Vegas two times and both were just for an overnight stay while passing through, which was enough to play some small limit cash games lol , but nothing serious. It’s pretty nuts, casinos towers everywhere, giant billboards, and non stop action; In and out of the casinos! People are everywhere at all hours and it seems like the party only stops when you want it to, or you drop from exhaustion! lol So this will be the ultimate test to staying healthy and Fit, to say the least. I’ve surrounded myself with some like minded people and prepared a pretty strict nurtrition and training program, so I feel confident I can handle the challenge. I’m sure there will be some bumps in the road, but being flexible and staying positive will go along way on this brutal grind. I’m also making it a point to stay away from the clubs and casino games as much as possible, cause we all we all know that’s just asking for trouble. lol
We didn’t waste any time after arriving other than to get a quick bite to eat and hit the tables for some small buy in single table sit and go tourneys. Very first hand I get aces! SWEETT, til we get it all in on the flop and the other guy has a set of 6s lol! I didn’t even budge from my seat, cause I knew it was coming and sure enough….BINK ace on the river! lol not a bad way to start off your first WSOP! lol Unfortunately, my luck didn’t run all the way and I came in second. Happy with that part but with the SNGs being winner take all, it was a bummer. We have played a few more since, placing 3rd in two of them, second in another and a 1st place as well. For the Win! lol The 3rd and 2nd places all had deals made at the end to chop in some fashion, so overall profitable. John and I agree there is some really soft play and seems like there’s a lot of easy money to be made in these SNGs if you know what your doing!
BUT These were just the warm ups to the BIG money and we are on our way to try our luck at the insanely massive Colossus tomorrow and if that doesn’t go well we will head on over to Planet Hollywood for their Goliath million guarantee! Wish us luck!!
If you want to keep up with my shenanigans follow me on twitter @TimOK311, Intrgram @2Fit2Fold, my 2fit2fold facebook page and of course Intertops pokers Living the Dream blog! I also have finally put up and run a few streams on Twitch so come find me on there @2fit2fold and maybe you can challenge me live on stream on Intertops! I could use the cash! lol;)
Thanks for reading!
Find your anchor! Staying balanced at the WSOP 04 Jul, 2016
SOooooo Vegas is BRUTAL! While it has been an amazing experience so far, it’s been one expensive roller coaster ride! These past few weeks have been a serious test of my discipline and mental fortitude, more than my poker skills. While the poker tables have given my there share of challenges, I still feel like I’m playing well and just running bad. I’m not so arrogant to say I haven’t made mistakes, but I’m constantly working on those errors and I know that when the cards turn in my favor and I’m on my A game, big things are gonna happen. Thats poker, that’s variance, that’s life lol. No, the real challenges have been off the felt. Vegas has been even more difficult to stay on track than I thought it would. Some relationship issues, living situation problems, too many drinks, some bad influences, and some deep run busts that tilted me enough to hit table games, have all effected my training and my poker. While I know that sounds like alot, I’m being a little dramatic( shocker lol) to really drive the point home and make myself feel bad enough to be sure not to let any of it happen again. And if you heard or saw some of the REAL sob stories here, you would find out like I am, that what I’ve done is tame and nothing compared to it lol
So on that note, I’ve decided to make this more of a mental game and Fitness based post, to remind myself of what’s really important, get back on track, and to save you all from hearing my bad beat stories! lol (well most of them) Now I have to give credit where its due and thank Jason Ferruggia at www.RenegadeStrengthclub.com for the email that formed the basis for this post. In the email he had an incredible quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson that really stuck with me…
“You always want to protect the thing that allows you to do what you do. In this case, my “thing” to protect is my training. Regardless of what time zone I’m in, or getting pulled in a thousand different directions or how little sleep I’ve gotten – I’ll always find a way to train, get after it and push thru. Training is my anchor – it centers me and allows me to then work a full 12-14 day of business. Find your anchor. Protect your anchor.”
It really spoke to me in this trying time of run bad. The more I read it, the more focused I became. The bad beats disappeared from my mind, the pressure of winning was removed and clear thoughts of just playing my best poker became my only concern. I remembered to focus on the things I can control and not to get upset at the things I cannot control. I remembered tomorrows another day and Poker will always be there. I remembered that for ME; without training, healthy eating and sleeping well, I’m not nearly at my best. One of, if not the biggest reason I started this 2Fit2Fold blog, (as cheesey as I know it sounds) was to keep myself accountable. This is MY Anchor. Training, staying fit and healthy, it keeps me sane. Something I definitely need out here. Its something I think anyone playing this series or any serious poker needs.
Poker is alot of fun and can be very profitable, but it’s way too easy to get your hopes and bankroll crushed. Stay Anchored, stay balanced. What keeps you grounded, in control, and on track towards your goals? Whether you’re out here playing the WSOP, trying to run it up at your local casino or just sitting behind the computer grinding online, figure it out! Then use it to keep yourself from going crazy and broke out here! lol
Let me know what you think in the comments below, love it or hate it! lol I’ll be playing the Planet Hollywood Ultimate Goliath and then the Monster stack event here at the Rio this week. So I’ll have another post for just poker and bad beats soon! lol Follow the action @TimOK311 on Twitter. @ 2fit2fold on instagram and facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/tim.okeefe.75 be sure to like my 2fit2fold page while you’re there!
Thanks for reading! Run Good!