The Global Poker League Season 1 schedule has been revealed. partypoker launches jackpot Sit & Go games. Bilzerian wins Las Vegas to Los Angeles bicycle prop bet. And more.

partypoker launches Jackpot Sit & Go’s

Move over PokerStars, and make room for partypoker, as the longtime competitor of Stars has just announced the launch of their own version of  Jackpot style Sit & Go tournaments to compete with PokerStars very popular Spin & Go tournaments, which they’ve dubbed Sit & Go Hero.

partypoker’s Sit & Go Hero tournaments are available at $1, $3, $5, $10, and $20 stakes, and feature potential multipliers of:

  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 6x
  • 10x
  • 50x
  • 100x
  • 1,000x
  • 10,000x

The chances of hitting these multipliers are

  • 10,000x = 8 in 1,000,000
  • 1,000x = 72 in 1,000,000
  • 100x = 715 in 1,000,000
  • 50x = 1,643 in 1,000,000
  • 10x = 7,143 in 1,000,000
  • 6x = 80,623 in 1,000,000
  • 4x = 559,795 in 1,000,000
  • 2x = 350,001 in 1,000,000

GPL Schedule announced

The Global Poker League schedule has been finalized, and it appears there will be 14 weeks of matches, along with a five week Summer Series, followed by a yet to be determined playoff schedule, and the GPL finals in late November at Wembley Arena in London.

The regular season runs from April 5 September 22, with three matches held every week.

The Summer Series runs from June 6- July 8, and will feature heads-up matches in Las Vegas (the Summer Series just happens to coincide with the World Series of Poker) before the regular season picks back up.

you can find a breakdown of the GPL Season 1 schedule here.

Quick Hitters

– MPN CEO Alex Scott has penned another food for thought blog on the poker ecosystem. In his blog Scott discusses the difference between a player’s contribution to the rake and his overall value to the site, debunking several firm beliefs in the process.

– Chad Holloway takes a look at what Minneapolis Jim Meehan is up to, as he caught up with the longtime poker player at a recent MSPT tournament stop. Meehan was one of the top poker players before the poker boom, but has faded off into obscurity in recent years.

– Dan Bilzerian won his prop bet with Bill Perkins, easily completing the Las Vegas to LA bike challenge in the allotted time. Bilzerian apparently enlisted the help of Lance Armstrong in his training, and spent an estimated $100,000 on training and equipment.

– Lost in the shuffle of Full Tilt Poker, PokerFuse details how Absolute Poker and UB players are still trying to get their money back from Black Friday.