Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Sunday Night $5000 GTD is Back

We're glad to see that our sponsors, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker, have put their popular Sunday night $5000 GTD back on their busy online poker tournament schedules! There are a couple of $1000 GTDs on Friday nights, but this is their biggest tournament prize pool of the week. You can buy-in for $50+$5 or win a ticket in a satellite tournament (there are 3 - 5 a day).

Friday, 6 May 2016

More to Life than Poker!?

OK, so none of our players did particularly well in the tournament we went to in St Maarten. None of them survived Day 2 of the three day TKPT Main Event -- not even Elena Stover, hot off her second place ($148,000) finish at the Borgata Million in Atlantic City the week before.

But there's more to life than poker, ya?  Haha... keep telling yourself that!

There may be nothing more important than poker for some, but poker isn't the only reason to compete in an event like TKPT.  Organizer Thomas Kremser has structured it so that yes, there’s lots of serious poker and some serious prize money to be won. As you'll see in our final video from TKPT St Maarten, there was also lots of fun to be had outside the casino.  We were definitely living the dream: ziplining, karaoke and reggae party at Carnival. And enjoying St Maarten’s most bizarre tourist attraction: the airport runway beach!

This video includes the final results of the final table:

Last year, Akash Mazumba won his way to TKPT in an online satellite tournament at Intertops and went on to win the Main Event.  He won again this year taking home nearly 20 grand – and the coveted Pink Tie.

This is a fun, well organized event on a beautiful, very friendly tropical island. We’ll be back! But before that, we’re back to Austria this summer for the European Poker Championships. Win an online satellite at Intertops or Juicy Stakes and join us! 

Thursday, 5 May 2016

You know what? I really should raise you here...

Our final episode from TKPT St Maarten will be here tomorrow, complete with the final results of the three day tournament. In the meantime, here's an interview with John Curcuru, one of five online players that won their way to TKPT St Maarten in satellite tournaments at Intertops Poker. He played a lot of poker over 3 days. One of the most interesting hands was with Chris Perkins, another Intertops satellite winner.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

No Survivors :(

Although none of our group survived TKPT Day 2 to make it to tonight's Final Table, a couple of friends did! Fortunately poker isn't the only reason we came to St Maarten. There's lots of fun in the sun to be had in a place like this and we had a great time ziplining through the jungle yesterday.

We'll publish our final TKPT episode, featuring the final results at TKPT St Maarten, on Monday.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Ziplining This Afternoon, TKPT Day 2 Tonight

We took a couple of the guys ziplining this afternoon prior to the resumption of the Main Event tonight. We'll have a report on Day 2 at TKPT St Maarten tomorrow but in the meantime here's a little teaser for you.

Check back tomorrow to see which of our players will advance to the third and final day of the tournament that our online satellite winners from Intertops and Juicy Stakes are playing in.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Preparing for Tonight's TKPT Main Event

Our five players – who all won their way to TKPT St Maarten in online satellite tournaments at Intertops Poker or Juicy Stakes Poker – arrived yesterday. The Main Event starts tonight. Last night they had a chance to check out their competition by playing in a smaller warm-up tournament – and by having a little fun at a local cantina!

Tim and Chris, who were both with us in Austria a couple months ago, were a little surprised at how aggressively their European competition played. They’re thinking things might be a little more relaxed here…

Check back for our report on Day 1 at TKPT St Maarten when we’ll introduce you to the prettiest member of our team.  Elena Stover arrived late last night, hot off her second place finish at the Borgata Million last week.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Serious Poker -- and Serious Fun!

The Living the Dream team is heading to the Caribbean next week for TKPT St Maarten. We'll have daily videos from St Maarten, following five online players -- Tim O'Keefe, Chris Perkins, Elena Stover, John Curcurcu and Gabor Kresco -- as they compete in the Main Event and as they enjoy all the fun-in-the-sun the tropical island has to offer. In this preview video, tournament organizer Thomas Kremser talks about what we can expect next week. The tournament attracts both professional and recreational players from around the world. It's serious poker -- but Kremser is also organizing island excursions like zip lining, ATV touring and a party bus with DJ and open bar, so there will also be some serious fun to be had!

Watch this preview video to meet our five players and to get a taste of what's in store for them next week in the Caribbean.  Check back here April 27th for the next episode -- or like our Facebook page to be notified when new episodes come online.

The Living the Dream team for TKPT St Maarten: Chris Perkins, Tim O'Keefe, Elena Stover, John Curcuru and Gabor Kresco.