The official list of draftable players for the GPL has been released. MPN has standardized its Sit-and-Go offerings as well as lowering the rake on them. SnapShove, an interactive helper for playing short-stacked poker, is now available for mobile.
203 Players Eligible for GPL Draft, Many Top Names Included
The Global Poker League (GPL) released its long-awaited draft list today, featuring a total of 203 players, mostly from the Global Poker Index (GPI) Top 1000, plus a few early announcers for wildcard candidacy. The players on the list have a combined $550 million in live cashes, 60 WSOP bracelets and 32 WPT titles. The list furthermore includes lots of big names, including GPI frontrunner Byron Kaverman and half of the remaining Top 10, plus fan favorites like Antonio Esfandiari, Jonathan Duhamel and many more.
Lee Davy at CalvinAyre is of course stoked, as one of the biggest fans of the GPL concept in the poker media.
PokerNews of course had its own coverage, but also posed the question “why not?” to some of those top pros who elected not to participate in the draft.
Although draft day is still almost two weeks away, the buzz has been enough to attract the attention of even the mainstream media, in the form of the LA Times.
Microgaming to Standardize SNG Nomenclature, Lower Rake
Alex Scott, Head of Poker at Microgaming, has announced the latest changes to the games being offered on the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN). The structure of MPN’s Sit-and-Go tournaments differed from that of its scheduled tournaments, in that descriptors like “Turbo” didn’t mean quite the same thing; the Sit-and-Go’s have now been changed to bring their structures in line with that of the scheduled tournaments and have had their rake lowered at the same time.
Meanwhile, Double Up SNGs will have their fees increased, in order to encourage players to seek greener pastures elsewhere. This has been done with the intent of eventually removing the format altogether.
- A new mobile poker tutor app is out, called SnapShove. It provides interactive advice on short-stack shoving ranges, taking into account all the stacks at the table. If your card room still allows electronic devices to be used during play, that might not be the case for long.
- Speaking of PokerStars Duel, you can’t play yet unless you live in Norway, but I took a deep look at the implications of its mechanics to give you an idea of how it’ll play.
- Stealing to fund a gambling habit is a sadly common occurrence, but a Buddhist monk doesn’t fit most people’s image of a typical degenerate gambler. Nonetheless, Khang Nguyen Le is facing trial in Louisiana for allegedly stealing $200,000 from his temple and blowing it at the blackjack tables.
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