Weekly Roundup September 6 2013

Weekly Roundup September 6 2013

Bovada Golden Spade Poker Open

Bovada and its network partner Bodog announced the Golden Spade Poker Open tournament series.  It will run between September 9th and November 3rd.  There will be two distinct series running at the same time.  The Contender Series, which will feature lower buyins aimed at casual players, and the Championship Series, which is aimed at serious players.

Each individual series will feature 51 events.  The Contender Series will carry a combined $250,000 in guaranteed prize pools, while the Championship series will have a combined prize pool of $1.25 million.  Bovada is the largest online poker room to accept US players.

Poker Maximus VI at Carbon Poker

Carbon Poker and its network partner Merge Gaming will offer its Poker Maximus Series starting this weekend.  The event runs between September 8th and September 22nd.  There are a total of 85 events with both the opening and closing day each offering 11 tournaments.  The combined guaranteed prize pool is $3 million.

Winning Poker Network M2 Double Guaranteed Weekend

The Winning Poker Network, which includes Americas Cardroom and True Poker, will double all of its multi table tournament guarantees between now and September 9th.  The usual Sunday events will also run as normal.

Why All of the Special Tournaments?

This is the time of the year when poker players end their summer vacation and head back to work or school.  This causes traffic to increase.  Operators are banking that they can sway undecided players to deposit at their network and retain them.  Players with large bankrolls may want to consider taking advantage of all offers.

Ultimate Poker Bonus Available Through Monday

The $100 Ultimate Poker bonus that we reported on last week is available through September 8, 2013 at 11:59pm PT.  Players will have until December 31, 2013 to clear the bonus by paying $100 in cash game rake or tournament fees.

Warning About Hotel Security

Some Safest Poker Sites players travel the world to play online poker.  A recent burglary at the EPT Barcelona has made headlines.  A player published a story about how his laptop was removed from his hotel room and apparently altered at the Arts Barcelona hotel.  It appears the perpetrator might be trying to gain access to the player’s online poker accounts.  It is important to secure all electronics while traveling to play poker.  Buy a laptop small enough to fit in a safe or take it with you if there are any doubts about security.

Carbon Poker Mobile Version Available

Carbon Poker has released a mobile version, according to Pokerfuse.  Players may now play Fixed Limit Texas Hold’em up to $.50/$1 and micro no limit games on the new mobile platform.  Higher buyin games and tournaments are planned in the future.