Friday, 7 June 2019

Everyone's Got a Shot at Prize Money during $28K SOFT Series II



$28,250 SOFT Series Poker Tournaments Start Today!
FULL SCHEDULE HERE

A lot of players at Intertops Poker are pretty hard core. But most are more recreational. (Like you!?) A lot of them play Intertops mainly for the sportsbook. To give casual, recreational poker players a shot at some nice tournament prize money, the busy poker room is running its second SOFT Series, June 10-16, 2019. A total of $28,250 in prize money will be guaranteed during the series.

There will be 21 events starting with two freerolls on Monday and culminating in the Champions Tournament on June 16th. The winner of that tournament will get a $6,500 prize package to play in the European Poker Championships in Velden, Austria this summer.

"We have a lot of players that are very serious about poker. They like high stakes cash games and tournaments. We have a fair amount of those,” said Intertops’ poker manager. “We created this series to give ALL players, professional and recreational, a fair shot at winning."

Most SOFT Series buy-ins are just $5 or $10. Most games are NL Hold'em but there are a few Pot Limit Omaha events as well. The schedule includes two Turbo and three Six Max tournaments. Prize pools range from $500 GTD to $2000 GTD. Most events are scheduled for North and South American players, but many are held earlier to suit European players as well.

The Main Event will be Event 21 – the Champions Tournament (June 16th, 6:30pm Eastern (June 17th, 12:30am CEST). The buy-in is $300 but each SOFT Series event winner will get a free ticket. (They’ll also get a SOFT Series Champion hoodie.)

Intertops Poker is the busiest poker room on the Horizon Poker Network and attracts all kinds of players from all over the world. Players can register for SOFT Series events under the Tournaments tab in the poker software. Further information and full tournament schedule are available at: Intertops Poker SOFT Series II.


Thursday, 4 April 2019

WSOPC Caribbean St Maarten: Final Day, Phil Places 17th in Main Event


Down to fewer than ten big blinds, Intertops Poker qualifier Phillip Cardella moved all in and Michael Lech in the small blind reshoved.

Cardella had a flip with ace-queen suited against pocket jacks, but Lech immediately flopped a set and left his opponent drawing dead on the turn.

Nevertheless, our man Phil came in 17th, cashing in $3,500.

All of the players on the Intertops Poker / Juicy Stakes Casino team had a fantastic time and are looking forward to going back to St Maarten for some nice poker action and beautiful beaches.

Photos provided by TK Poker.

Monday, 1 April 2019

Main Event Day 2 was a tough one for Team Intertops


After almost nine levels of 60 minutes each, the 2019 WSOPC Caribbean $1,700 Main Event has reached the money. All remaining 18 players out of 165 entries have $3,500 locked up for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the top prize of $67,000.

Intertops Poker qualifier Phillip Cardella was one of the players that doubled on the stone-cold money bubble and bagged up 107,000. He's looking to get back into the action today at 3:30pm local time to fight for the prize money and the WSOPC ring.

While our other players were eliminated during Day 2, some went back playing various cash games or played at the Event #32 NLHE $400 like German qualifier Lukas Wahlster. This semi-turbo event saw a lot of action but Lukas made his way to the final table, eliminated in 6th place with TT against QQ. In addition to winning some nice extra cash for his trip he had a great time so far in the event and is enjoying his spare time in the Caribbean.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Team Intertops on the way to Day 2!

All of the players that won their way to the WSOPC Caribbean in St Maarten in satellites at Intertops Poker or Juicy Stakes Casino have survived Day 1A and are happy to enjoy a well deserved break today. 42 players out of the 74 entries in total bagged up chips, all on track to earn a portion of the guaranteed prize pool of $250,000.

Chip count for our players:
Phil C.: 79,100
Chris L.: 28,300
Lukas W.: 28,100 
Daniel L.: 22,700
Chris P.: 22,200

Saturday, 30 March 2019

WSOPC Main Event Day 1

After Day 1A this is the chip count for our boys:
Phillip Cardella 79,100 (12th)
Peter Gal 33,900 (32nd)
Chris Lampel 28,300 (34th)
Lukas Wahlster 28,100 (35th)
Daniel Lukacs 22,700 (39th)
Chris Perkins 22,200 (40th)

Chris Lampel

Chris Perkins

Lukas Wahlster

Phil Cardella



Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Online Satellite Champions Head to the Caribbean for the WSOPC St Maarten


Pics and videos from the Caribbean

We’re off to the Caribbean again this week with a group of online players that won seats at the WSOPC St Maarten Main Event.  Lukas, Daniel, Phil, Chris and Chris will converge on the Caribbean from Germany, Hungary and America.  We’ll follow their experience at the two-day tournament and we’ll hang out with them as they enjoy the unique tropical island.

In addition to the Main Event, there'll be lots of other action at the newly re-built Casino Royale, but for sure our players are going to want to hit the beaches and bars!



The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort where the players will be staying is between the casino and the famous beach where everyone goes to get blown around by KLM 747s. That may be how most people know St Maarten, but poker players know it as a great place to play poker!

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“I played a $2 rebuy to win a seat into the $110 satellite where I won this trip!”  said Phil who also won his way to Punta Cana three years ago.  “I’m a recreational player.  I work for an architect firm in Pittsburgh, but I play tournaments at the casino near me every now and then.  Really looking forward to going back to St Maarten!”

Lukas has won a seat in St Maarten before and also won a satellite for the WPT National in Venice. Last fall he won his way into the €500,000 Malta Poker Festival.

“I’m bring my girlfriend with me so she can relax at the beach and pool while I’m in the casino, hopefully getting my first Hendon Mob listing!”  he said.  “It’s a win-win situation – if I bust out early, I can have some fun in the sun with my girlfriend!”

Chris Perkins won his way to St Maarten a couple of years ago. Since that first taste of international competition, he’s quit his day job and has been travelling and playing poker.

“I'm super excited to go back to the island,” said Chris. “I hope everything looks close to normal after the hurricane.” 

The WSOPC St Maarten, now in its fourth year, is a well-run tournament produced by TK Poker.  It attracts all kinds of players – professionals, semi-professionals, and recreational – from all over the world. In addition to the main event, there will be lots of cash games to keep the players busy. Not to mention 27 beaches…

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Malta Poker Festival


Our friend Tim O'Keefe won his way to The Malta Poker Festival. Here's a few pics and videos from his latest big poker adventure. You'll find more on Tim's Facebook page and on the Malta Poker Festival Facebook page.


He may not have made it to the Final Table,
but Tim made the most of his time in Malta!

Streamed live on Facebook, November 3, 2018.

We travelled with Tim to tournaments in Seefeld, Austria and St Maarten.
Watch CAPT Seefeld videos  |  Watch TKTP St Maarten videos