Pokerfarms News Re Cap
Jan. 31, 2012, Posted by Pokerfarm
Pokerstars confirms ‘Zoom Poker’
According to a variety of sources, it seems that Pokerstars have confirmed their new Rush Poker-like product.
Believed to be named ‘Zoom Poker’, this new poker platform should be very similar to FTP’s Rush Poker in terms of game speed and some other goodies. Since Rush is no longer around and there is absolutely no alternative to it in the poker world, Pokerstars’ fast moving ring games should be quite exciting.
The best thing is we won’t have to wait too long either – the beta test is said to begin sometime later February or early March.
Alan Meltzer leaves $1,5M to his closest employees
Yesterday The New York Post reported that Alan Meltzer, a well-known music mogul and part-time poker player left $1M to his driver and another $500k to his doorman when he passed away.
The late Meltzer (passed away in October 2011) made himself known to the poker community in a series of appearances in shows like High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark, often playing massive pots that somehow always included Tom ‘durr’ Dwan. As his driver says in his own words, Meltzer ‘was always joking. He never looked down on anybody. He was such a nice guy. He left me money, but it’s not a good deal for me because it means he’s no longer here’.
Meltzer’s ex-wife wasn’t so compassionate about her late husband.
‘He can leave it to whoever he wants to. I'm doing fine. I could care less. If he wants to give it to the bums, he can give it to the bums. He could f--k a nun. I couldn't give a s--t. He can give his money to whoever he wants. We're divorced. The man is dead.’
Sam Trickett wins ‘Player of the year’ award at EPA
The European Poker Awards confirmed what most of us knew already – that Pokerfarm’s very own Sam Trickett is currently the best poker player in the world.
Although Sam wasn’t able to pick up the award himself due to his participation in Aussie Millions, his colleague Barry Carter did it in his name. A fellow British poker player is one of many who witnessed Sam’s rise to the very top as years went by and was eager to share a few words about Sam Trickett and his rise to greatness.
‘Though I have met him only once, it was, for me, a significant meeting. I made the same final table as him in a £300 UK tournament in 2007. Nobody knew who he was back then, but we all remembered him afterwards. I came 9th that day, he won it, and he truly battered everyone at the table on his way to doing it.
I tipped him for great things back then, and four years later here I was accepting an award on his behalf and calling him (Genuinely) the best player in the world right now, not just Europe.’
Congratulations to Sam and we are sure there are many more awards to come. The complete list of EPA winners can be found on the official EPA website.
Three Big Macs = Australian Open final ticket?
Yes, you have read it right. That was the only thing Patrik Antonius had to do to witness the greatest (and the longest) Australian Open final in its history. And he did it in front of all the cameras and witnesses. GG Patrik!