Each week, PokerNews Canada brings you insight into the happenings at some of the major poker sites. Featuring the most popular blog posts, BlogNews Weekly is your one-stop shop for all your poker blog highlights.
Preparing for the Sunday Majors
As many of you know, Sunday is typically the biggest day of the week for online tournament players with many major tournaments and other tournaments with souped-up guarantees.
The partypoker blog titled How To Prepare for the Sunday Majors gives you six great tips to help you prepare for a long and exciting day on the virtual felts.
While you will have to read the blog to learn all the tips, we will let the cat out of the bag on their first tip of sleeping well. This tip shouldn't be underestimated for its importance, considering you need to be focused and well-rested to have a better chance of winning big on Sundays.
Learn more on the partypoker Blog about amazing tips to help make your Sunday grind more successful.
WSOP Main Event Dream Comes True for Felix Schneiders
If everything stays according to plan, the dream of PokerStars Team Pro Felix "xflixx" Schneiders to play in the World Series of Poker Main Event will come true this summer.
Like many of us, the German poker pro started out playing lower limits in hopes of one day playing on poker biggest stage in Las Vegas. In the blog titled Just Another Kid with a Dream, Schneiders describes his poker journey since he first stepped foot on the virtual felts in 2006.
The blog also describes how one lucky fan will get the chance to sweat Schneiders during this prestigious tournament with a free one percent of his action. In other words, if he goes onto winning the coveted gold bracelet, this could mean one percent of $10 million or $100,000 for free.
Here are a few words from Felix Schneiders:
Head to the PokerStars blog to learn more about Felix Schneiders' journey to the 2015 WSOP Main Event.
Over $500,000 Raised For Nepal Earthquake Relief
You never know when a natural disaster may strike. In late April, over 8,600 people perished in a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal with many others left in dire conditions without food, clean water, and adequate shelter.
Shortly after this devastating disaster took place, Full Tilt and PokerStars teamed up with international humanitarian organization CARE to raise funds to provide relief for those in need.
The Full Tilt blog titled Over $500,000 Raised for CARE Nepal Earthquake Relief talked about how poker players can really come together to help out a worthy cause. Poker players and staff at Full Tilt and PokerStars donated $255,000 to the relief fund. With the poker sites matching dollar for dollar any donations, $510,000 in total was donated to help CARE with its efforts.
Here are a few words from CARE:
Read more on the Full Tilt blog about how poker players helped those in need in Nepal.
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