Friday, 30 November 2012

Top of the iPOPS: Exclusive Bonus

If you've got a thirst for first, then we've got the perfect Christmas present with our Top of the iPOPS promotion.

In an offer exclusive to Black Belt Poker, if you win the iPOPS Main Event, we'll give you free entry into the $200K GTD every week for an entire year.

That's over $11,000 added to first prize!

The Main Event is a $200+15 No Limit Hold'em Freezeout and takes place at 17:00 on Sunday, December 02.

Last year, the Main Event boasted a near $200,000 overlay, and many are predicting another juicy overlay this time around.

As always, we're committed to catering for bankrolls of all sizes, so have a plethora of satellites available from as little as 11 cents.

However, the best route is undoubtedly the Mega Satellite, scheduled for Saturday, December 01 at 19:30. The price tag is $40+4, and there are a generous 100 seats up for grabs.

Black Belt Poker have enjoyed much success already this week starting with Martin OMGDannyRudd Malone who took down the opening event for $34,141.28.

Just one day later, Purple Belt Spencer dionysian Lawrence came second in the High-Roller for $18,620, followed by final table appearances from Jerome GONGONONGO Bradpiece and Barry JosseWales Styles in event #3.

You could join them on the way to the bank by becoming iPOPS Champion this Sunday.

With a $550,000 guaranteed prize pool, not only will first place bag you the lion's share of the money, but now you'll also get to play iPoker's biggest weekly tournament for 12 whole months.

But remember, you can only take advantage if you play on Black Belt Poker.

If you are new to Black Belt Poker, then simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

See our promotions page for more info.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Mazur Nicks Leg 6

It was another jam-packed week on Black Belt Poker as our fingers head towards the advent calendar.

The winner of this week's League event was Orange Belt Nick NPenfold666 Mazur; he overcame former League Champion Andy RedKiteBlackBelt Brisland to collect the $120 first prize.

80 participated, but just 9 made the money, one of whom was CarpyGAS who bettered his ninth place finish from last week with a sixth this time around.

1st  NPenfold666 -- £120.00
2nd  RedKiteBlackBelt -- $80.00
3rd  pbsef81 -- $60.00
4th  JHobbit1 -- $40.00
5th  TeeDeeEye1 -- $30.00
6th  CarpyGAS -- $22.00
7th  eixip50 -- $18.00
8th  BobbersAllin -- $16.00
9th  10Royals -- $14.00

Carey CareybearBBP Hollick holds onto top spot after a (precisely) average performance in 40th, but Tim HammerHorror O'Mahoney has closed the gap to just two points after hitting 22nd.

CarpryGAS's two consecutive final tables, meanwhile, mean that he's now broken into the top 10 with 384 points.

1st  CareybearBBP -- 483 points
2nd  HammerHorror -- 481 points
3rd  NPenfold666 -- 473 points
4th  dionysian -- 443 points
5th  livinginhope2 -- 439 points
6th  Sarannedipity -- 421 points
7th  RedKiteBlackBelt -- 407 points
8th  NinjamanUK -- 403 points
9th  CarpyGAS -- 384 points
10th  BoatDrink -- 383 points
11th  ch1paccrual -- 380 points
12th  liquidpoker101 -- 377 points
13th  ourkidsid -- 377 points
14th  ChipRead77 -- 374 points
15th  PhilNe2Q -- 373 points
16th  WiseOwlBB -- 373 points
17th  cikarang5 -- 365 points
18th  KBV1TALS -- 364 points
19th  nickhem1 -- 351 points
20th  pbset81 -- 349 points

The week's other tournaments marked two firsts as Jamie StilettoMafiosa Burland and Paul 2LAMCHOP2 Lamonby both picked up their first gift vouchers with victory in the Turbo Takedown and Deepstack Mulligan respectively.

1st StilettoMafiosa -- $85.50
2nd S0lution -- $57.00
3rd PhilNe2Q -- $28.50
4th nicenutter -- $19.00

1st 2LAMCHOP2 -- $138.00 (50 Belt Points)
2nd myteamouse -- $93.15 (30 Belt Points)
3rd diiscostu -- $51.75 (10 Belt Points)
4th liquidpoker101 -- $34.50 (5 Belt Points)
5th sprintersz-- $27.60 (5 Belt Points)

In other news, Paul cikarang5 Monks was anything but quiet in the Nifty at Nine, picking up 500 Belt Points and giving himself a free month's worth of maintenance at Orange Belt.

1st cikarang5 -- 500 Belt Points
2nd sandy1611 -- 350 Belt Points
3rd LAYERCAKE35 -- 225 Belt Points
4th baligirl13 -- 125 Belt Points
5th RedKiteBackBelt -- 50 Belt Points

Finally, the latest Orange Belt Freeroll gave players the opportunity to play a big tournament vicariously through a BBP pro courtesy of A Slice of the Action. The following players have won shares in Neil Channing in next month's Genting Main Event:

1st pauloc3 -- $100 sponsorship
2nd baligirl13 -- $50 sponsorship
3rd UliKoko -- $25 sponsorship
4th 2LAMCHOP2 -- $25 sponsorship

The working week may be coming to an end, but the poker one is just picking up momentum with this season's iPOPS. Tomorrow at 19:00 is the $100+9 Deepstack with $100,000 guaranteed, while on Sunday players will be treated to a $550,000 guaranteed Main Event.

And as an exclusive offer to Black Belt Poker players, we're adding a special bonus to first prize: free entry into the $200K GTD for an entire year. Don't miss out; make sure you play it with Black Belt Poker.

See our promotions page for more information.

If you don't already have an account, then opening one is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

Previous news reports:

Celebrate Christmas Early With Black Belt Poker
Week 1 - Luck Beer Lady Tonight
Week 2- 'Sceaga2' Wins AgainWeek 3 - Wiltshire Leighs Down the LawWeek 4 - Bulman Takes Leg 4 by the HornsWeek 5 - 'CareybearBBP' Claws to Victory

Bradpiece and Styles Accelerate to Final Table

The fast and the furious gathered last night as iPOPS moved into fifth gear for its third event of the series.

For the $40+4 turbo rebuy, 37 Black Belt Poker players planted their foot on the accelerator including sponsored pros Neil Channing, Kevin Williams and Jamie Burland.

However, while they skidded off track early doors, two drivers remained on track and survived to the final lap: Jerome Bradpiece and Barry Styles.

A Brown Belt in the Belt-Up Rewards System, Jerome is an Omaha pro from London who recently chopped heads-up at WPT South Africa. Last night he came fourth for $6,201.60.

Playing under the alias JosseWales, Barry is a recreational player currently donning an Orange Belt around his waist. He finished four spots down in eighth for a respectable $1,778.

"I could have done things differently," he later pondered, "but felt my read was good on the night so I'm happy with the way I played in the end. Many thanks again for the railing, BBP; you guys and gals are the best."

In total, five players cashed on Black Belt Poker:

4th  GONGONONGO -- $6,201.60
8th  JosseWales -- $1,778.40
27th  GodHatesUsAll67 -- $364.80
73rd  LillJem -- $209.76
155th  G3OFF -- $127.68

Jerome and Barry are the third and fourth Black Belt Poker players to make an iPOPS III final after Martin OMGDannyRudd Malone took down event #1, and Spencer dionysian Lawrence finished second in event #2.

Tomorrow is your chance to join them on their way to the bank with event #4's $100+9 No Limit Hold'em Deepstack. The event kicks off at 19:00 with a guaranteed prize pool of $100,000.

With many lured away from the monitor by the fun and frolics of a Friday night on the tiles, this could be the week's best opportunity for a nice, juicy overlay - make sure you take advantage.

See our promotions page for more info.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

'Dionysian' Strikes in iPOPS #2

As Garfield, The Boomtown Rats, and others have already proclaimed, Mondays isn't for everyone, but for Spencer dionysian Lawrence it offered a rather lucrative start to the week as he finished second in the iPOPS High-Roller event for $18,620.

A Purple Belt in the Belt-Up Rewards scheme, 33-year old Spencer was one of five Black Belt Poker players to make the money, of which included Black Belt Neil Channing who finished 23rd.

2nd  dionysian -- $18,620.00
22nd  MixedBag1 -- $798.00
23rd  NeilChanning -- $798.00
30th  prohunter111 -- $731.50
32nd  M4rve11ous -- $731.50

The buy-in was a hefty $350+20 with 380 players creating a $133,000 prize pool, but for Spencer, his investment was even less having qualified for all five iPOPS events via satellites.

Spencer has enjoyed some success of late with multiple victories in the Nifty at Nine and a podium-spot in the League. He's also got a shot at an Irish Open package having become the first player to earn the maximum 12 gift vouchers for the 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

Last night's godlike performance, however, will no doubt prove a welcome addition to the bankroll and supply his confidence with an even greater boost.

"No Limit Hold'em always feels like an away game to me," commented Spencer, whose bread and butter are Non-Hold'em variants. "I'm playing most of the others on their own turf, so doing well feels pretty good.

"I've always boycotted all No Limit Hold'em series, and this is the first time I've cracked because the 12 Days of Christmas promotion was just such good value. Without that there is no way I would have even been in the event, so I guess I owe Neil a beer."

Spencer is the second player to win big on Black Belt Poker after Martin OMGDannyRudd took down Sunday's opening iPOPS event for $34,141.28. If you want to be next, then don't forget to join us tomorrow for event #3.

The buy-in is $40+4 with rebuys and a turbo structure, and can be located in the Black Belt Poker lobby via the iPOPS 3 $1,000,000 tab.

See our promotions page for more information.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Malone Brings It Home

The third installment of iPOPS [iPoker's Online Poker Series] made its welcome return last night with the opening $200,000 guaranteed event.

A total of 1,707 players parted with the $200+15 buy-in fee, but when the cyber smoke had cleared and the virtual dust settled, it was Black Belt Poker player Martin OMGDannyRudd Marlone who stood triumphant.

A 28-year old pro from Southampton, Martin is an MTT specialist who plays anything from $5 rebuys upwards. In 2011, he made back-to-back final tables in the $200K GTD, including victory on Christmas Day.

This year, Christmas arrived even earlier as Martin found $34,141.28 credited to his Black Belt Poker account.

In all, 42 players played through Black Belt Poker including Sensei Neil Channing, Jamie Burland, Toby Lewis, and recent WPT hero Jerome Bradpiece. Seven made the money, one of whom was Orange Belt Nick nickhem1 Hemming.

1st  OMGDannyRudd -- $34,141.28
77th  SlipperyKing -- $394.74
128th  Bluegooner1 -- $288.05
143rd  nickhem1 -- $277.38
163rd  originalcynic -- $245.38
199th  myteamouse -- $213.37
217th  45683ah -- $202.70

However, it was Martin who took top honours.

"I've played with Martin in live comps a couple of times," revealed Channing who departed in a disappointing 567th , "and he's modest about his talent. A good player."

If you'd like to follow in Martin's footsteps, then be sure to check out the remaining iPOPS schedule, continuing tomorrow with the No Limit Hold'em turbo rebuy.

The buy-in is $40+4 and can be located under the iPOPS 3 $1,000,000 tab.

See our promotions page for more information.

Friday, 23 November 2012

'Careybear' Claws to Victory

The Black Belt League entered its fifth outing on Super Tuesday as 85 players took to the felt to battle it out for this week's bragging rights.

Capturing the honours was Orange Belt Carey CareybearBBP Hollick; she defeated Ninja #2 winner Alan tealcSVU Steer heads-up to lap up the $116.91 first prize.

Reigning League Champion Robbie BobbersAllin Ayres was the opening casualty of the night, while last week's winner Robert myteamouse Bulman didn't fair too much better in 52nd.

1st  CareybearBBP -- $116.91
2nd  tealcSVU -- $78.62
3rd  BoatDrink -- $59.50
4th  WiseOwlBB -- $40.37
5th  JosseWales -- $29.75
6th  bas2604 -- $22.31
7th  scousemanc11 -- $18.06
8th  AngelVickie48 -- $14.87
9th  CarpyGAS -- $12.75
10th  cheekyweeguy -- $10.62
11th  UliKoko -- $10.62
12th  livinginhope2 -- $10.62

Despite solid performances from HammerHorror and dionysian in 26th and 25th respectively, CareybearBBP's triumph was enough to see her leapfrog to the top of the podium with 442 points.

Fourth place finisher Gerald WiseOwl Stanley, meanwhile, broke into the top 10 after two consecutive final tables and now sits in eighth with 349 points.

1st  CareybearBBP -- 442 points
2nd  HammerHorror -- 422 points
3rd  dionysian -- 405 points
4th  livinginhope2 -- 374 points
5th  NPenfold666 -- 368 points
6th  Sarannedipity -- 358 points
7th  ch1paccrual -- 350 points
8th  WiseOwlBB -- 349 points
9th  KBV1TALS -- 346 points
10th  mikemixitup -- 338 points
11th  NinjamanUK -- 335 points
12th  liquidpoker101 -- 331 points
13th  Wally19 -- 329 points
14th  myteamouse -- 320 points
15th  ourkidsid -- 319 points
16th  ChipRead77 -- 318 points
17th  MisterSmudge -- 316 points
18th  cikarang -- 315 points
19th  45683ah -- 315 points
20th  BoatDrink -- 313 points

In recent weeks we have been giving away gift vouchers in line with our 12 Days of Christmas promotion. This week saw Purple Belt Colin cheekyweeguy Timms get off the mark:

1st  cheekyweeguy -- $72.00
2nd  BoraBoraBoy -- $48.00
3rd  7onyB -- $24.00
4th  dionysian -- $16.00

Later that evening, 26 players gambled 50 of their hard-earned Belt Points in the Nifty at Nine. Fortune favours the brave… although only for five people with Tony 7onyB Booth the most jubilant recipient:

1st  7onyB -- 520 Belt Points
2nd  Barty1uk -- 364 Belt Points
3rd  ChipRead77 -- 234 Belt Points
4th  CarpyGAS -- 130 Belt Points
5th  Sarannedipity -- 52 Belt Points

On Wednesday, we went voucher mad with a generous 15 handed out in the latest Orange Belt Freeroll. Fifth place finisher Jemma LillJem Pateman picked up yet another voucher to bring her current total to seven:

1st  UliKoko -- 5 gift vouchers
2nd  nickhem1 -- 4 gift vouchers
3rd  eixip50 -- 3 gift vouchers
4th  Goldsaddle -- 2 gift vouchers
5th  LillJem -- 1 gift voucher

Half an hour later, the Mulligan kicked off with serial winner Kevin S0lution Birt topping the field for the umpteenth time. He now has seven gift vouchers and, along with LillJem, has a crack at the Irish Open package:

1st  S0lution -- $101.25 (50 Belt Points)
2nd  99Ranny -- $67.50 (30 Belt Points)
3rd  liquidpoker101 -- $33.75 (10 Belt Points)
4th  stevegw -- $22.50 (5 Belt Points)
5th  JHobbit1 (5 Belt Points)

The race for vouchers is picking up, and this weekend we're giving you another chance to add to your tally. Simply survive tomorrow's $25+2.50 Mega iPOPS satellite and we'll award you a voucher.

The satellite takes place at 19:30 on Saturday, November 24 and is heading towards Overlay City with an incredible 100 seats guaranteed into Sunday's opening $125+10 $200,000 GTD event.

If you don't already have an account, then opening one is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

Previous news reports:

Celebrate Christmas Early With Black Belt Poker
Week 1 - Luck Beer Lady Tonight
Week 2- 'Sceaga2' Wins AgainWeek 3 - Wiltshire Leighs Down the LawWeek 4 - Bulman Takes Leg 4 by the Horns

Thursday, 22 November 2012

'LegendKing' Becomes Samurai King

 The Samurai returned to Black Belt Poker shores last night for its third installment, and with previous victors missing from the battlefield we were guaranteed a new heir to the throne.

A total of 41 fixed their eyes on the crown, including the likes of Nik Persaud, Jerome Bradpiece, Neil Channing and former WSOP finalist James Akenhead.

The final table was an exciting affair, and after the much-feared Kierkergaard felt the full splash of the bubble, the six remaining players had secured themselves a payday.

IMightPassTryme took sixth, while fifth went to Nick NPenfold666 Mazur who turned an investment of zero into $1,127.50 after qualifying through an Orange Belt Freeroll.

Following a similar path was fourth place Anthony BoraBoraBoy Giuntini; he'd won his seat via the Grab a Grand Freeroll, and now had a welcome $1,127.50 to his name.

With Nick sprinterz Spiers settling for bronze, we were left with two surviving gladiators: Andrew LegendKing1 Dwyer and Black Belt sponsored pro Ben Asbokid666 Meredith.

Following a brief encounter, it was the latter who fell from his horse.

Hailing from Ireland, Orange Belt Andrew found $3,792.50 inside his treasure chest, and - as his moniker suggests - took his rightful place as the King of the Samurai.

"I'm Glad I made the last-minute decision to jump in," he later beamed. "I just didn't want to miss it. And unlucky to Ben Meredith in the heads-up; he was the one guy I really feared with 10 players left."

Samurai is a $250+25 $10,000 guaranteed event exclusive to Black Belt Poker. If you would like to play the next one, then keep your eyes peeled on the site as we'll be confirming a date in the coming days.

In the meantime, don't forget that the iPOPS arrives on November 25, armed with a cool $1,000,000 prize pool and $550,000 guaranteed Main Event. See our promotions page for more information.

Final results:

1st  LegendKing1 -- $3,792.50
2nd  AsboKid666 -- $2,255.00
3rd  sprinterz -- $1,537.50
4th  BoraBoraBoy -- $1,127.50
5th  NPenfold666 -- $820.00
6th  ImightPassTryme -- $717.50
7th  Kierkegaard01
8th  diamonby
9th  NeilsBitch

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

$10,000 GTD Samurai - Tonight

Greetings, noble warriors. It's that time again when we ask you to polish your armour and sharpen your Bushido blade…

Samurai is back!

Battle commences tonight at 20:00, only on Black Belt Poker, with players fighting it out over a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool.

As always, the buy-in is $250+25 and registration is now available in the Black Belt Poker lobby via Scheduled > Black Belt Tournaments > Samurai.

Alternatively, if you've got a few points gathering dust, then you can use them tonight by purchasing a token in the Black Belt Poker Store.

If you don't yet have an account, then opening one couldn't be easier: simply click here to download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

Last night, five players took advantage of an overlay in our $35+3.50 Mega Satellite, including David liquidpoker101 Manders who qualified from a $5+0.50 feeder:

1st  JHobbit1 -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
2nd  TableKnight -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
3rd  lionrampant27 -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
4th  NPenfold666 -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
5th  liquidpoker101 -- Samurai seat ($250+25)

The Samurai is a high level tournament exclusive to Black Belt Poker, which attracts both amateurs and pros alike. Previous participants include Praz Bansi, Toby Lewis and Black Belt Neil Channing.

Reigning Samurai Champion is high stakes cash game pro Fred YoungTeddy Ogilvie, who topped a 46-strong field for $4,600. The inaugural title went to Alan fatty49 Vinson.

You've all heard of the Seven Samurai… are you going to be number three?

See our promotions page for all the details.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Play Samurai for a Fiver

Forget the November rain; it's raining value this week on Black Belt Poker as we head towards Samurai.

Braced for its third outing, Samurai is a $250+25 deepstack with a juicy $10,000 guaranteed prize pool. Kick-off is 20:00 this Wednesday, November 21.

With the festive period approaching, the buy-in will no doubt be a stretch for many, but don't worry as we've got an early gift for you.

On Tuesday, November 20 we're hosting a $35+0.50 mega satellite with an amazing five seats guaranteed into the following day's Main Event.

If you're hoping to turn an even smaller acorn into a giant oak, then you'll be pleased to learn that tonight we're going feeder frenzy.

Starting at 18:00, there will be $5+0.50 No Limit Hold'em feeders running every 30 minutes, meaning if you fall short in one, there'll be another right around the corner.

Feeders will also be available on the day of Samurai.

If you're feeling flush, then you can buy-in to Samurai directly through the Black Belt Poker skin. The event can be found via Scheduled > Black Belt Tournaments > Samurai.

Alternatively, you can purchase a token from the Black Belt Poker Store in return for Spending Points.

If this is your first visit to Black Belt Poker, then you can still play. Opening an account is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

Check out our tournaments page for more info on Samurai.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Bulman Takes Leg 4 by the Horns

 The Black Belt Poker League reached its halfway point this week as Leg 4 graced Super Tuesday.

A total of 94 parted with $5+0.50, but it was Orange Belt and former League Champion Bob myteamouse Bulman who turned a token into a $129.26 payday.

He was joined on the final table by Karl KBV1TALS Briggs who followed up last week's sixth place finish with seventh this time around. Meanwhile, Leg 2 winner Mike sceaga2 Shaw was the unfortunate recipient of a wooden spoon in 94th.

1st  myteamouse -- $129.26
2nd  dionysian -- $86.95
3rd  Wally19 -- $65.80
4th  veg41 -- $44.65
5th  VBlueBBP -- $32.90
6th  lordmatt0 -- $24.67
7th  KBV1TALS -- $19.97
8th  liquidpoker101 -- $16.45
9th  WiseOwlBB -- $14.10
10th  forgot2piknik -- $11.75
11th  NinjamanUK -- $11.75
12th  eixip50 -- $11.75

Victory elevated myteamouse into 15th place in the overall standings and just another results way from breaking into the top 10.

At the top, however, sits Tim HammerHorror O'Mahoney who's had anything but a horrific League with 362 points. His 29th place finish was enough to leapfrog Penfold666 who slipped to fourth after departing in 67th.

Equally notable in his presence is the in-form Spencer dionysian Lawrence who this week reached the maximum of 12 gift vouchers for qualifying for all iPOPS events. He's now looking to cap off the year with a League title after missing out by a gnat's nostril hair last time around.

1st  HammerHorror -- 362 points
2nd  dionysian -- 344 points
3rd  CareybearBBP -- 332 points
4th  NPenfold666 -- 325 points
5th  45683ah -- 315 points
6th  mikeymixitup -- 314 points
=7th  KBV1TALS -- 313 points
=7th  NinjamanUK -- 313 points
9th  Sarannedipity -- 307 points
10th  liquidpoker101 -- 302 points
=11th  livinginhope2 -- 300 points
=11th  0LuckBeerLady0 -- 300 points
13th  ch1paccrual -- 297 points
14th  PhilNe2Q -- 294 points
15th  myteamouse -- 286 points
16th  ChipRead77 -- 280 points
17th  Wally19 -- 271 points
18th  PhilDee64 -- 268 points
19th  omnipokerist1 -- 265 points
20th  cikarang5 -- 263 points

The winner of League XVII will receive the maximum of 12 vouchers for their efforts, allowing them to play for an Irish Open package during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec 06-17).

Click here for more info on the 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

The League isn't the only method of collecting vouchers, however, and in this week's Turbo Takedown and Mulligan we handed out two more to the lucky winners:

1st  themackem1968 -- $100.00
2nd  liquidpoker101 -- $67.50
3rd  JosseWales -- $37.50
4th  NeilChanning -- $25.00
5th  S0lution -- $20.00

1st  stevegw -- $121.50 (50 Belt Points)
2nd  Snotterz -- $81.00 (30 Belt Points)
3rd  originalcynic -- $40.50 (10 Belt Points)
4th  Touagorimou -- $27.00 (10 Belt Points)
5th  losbert40 -- (10 Belt Points)

In the Nifty at Nine, dionysian was denied his hattrick once again, this time by Orange Belt Malcolm lionrampant27 Sievwright who earned enough points to maintain his Belt for free:

1st  lionrampant27 -- 500 Belt Points
2nd  PatchesOHoolohan -- 350 Belt Points
3rd  sandy1611 -- 225 Belt Points
4th  Touagorimou -- 125 Belt Points
5th  CarpyGAS -- 50 Belt Points

With just 48 players competing in our latest Orange Belt Freeroll, there was an abundance of value up for grabs. The man who took fullest advantage was Gerald WiseOwlBB Stanley who cut through the field like a Stanley knife through butter to win free entry into the iPOPS Main Event:

1st  WiseOwlBB -- iPOPS #5 seat ($200+15)
2nd  nickhem1 -- iPOPS #4 seat ($100+9)
3rd  baligirl13 -- iPOPS #3 seat ($40+4)
4th  sandy1611 -- iPOPS #3 seat ($40+4)

The week culminated in a Samurai satellite, in which Simon TheSimian Morris earned passage into next week's Main Event for just $35+3.50. If you're yet to capture your seat, then don't worry as we'll be hosting a Mega satellite next Tuesday with five seats guaranteed.

1st  TheSimian -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
2nd  losbert40 -- $180.00
3rd  pbsef81
4th  Iceman78Danny
5th  diamonby

The week doesn't end there; tonight at 19:30, we're giving you the chance to get your mitts on a gift voucher. All you have to do is cash in the $10+1 freezeout. If you're yet to get leave the blocks, then this is the perfect opportunity to get off the mark.

The tournament can be located in the lobby via: Scheduled > $5,000 Freezeout.

If you don't already have an account, then opening one is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

Previous news reports:

Celebrate Christmas Early With Black Belt Poker
Week 1 - Luck Beer Lady Tonight
Week 2- 'Sceaga2' Wins AgainWeek 3 - Wiltshire Leighs Down the Law

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Added Value in Tonight's No-Lose Deepstack

The sun, daffodils, Hulk Hogan, all those things that Coldplay sang about… There are some great things that are associated with Yellow, but the best takes place tonight on Black Belt Poker.

The No-Lose Deepstack graces your monitor every Thursday at 20:00 and is exclusive to Yellow Belts, meaning that fields are modest.

It's the time for giving all year round at Black Belt Poker, and each and every week we add $100 to the prize pool making this an unmissable opportunity for those looking to build a bankroll.

Entry is just $1, which you get back regardless of position, thus making the No-Lose Deepstack one of the few tournaments where you truly can't lose. Plus you get to play a competitive, good-structured tournament for zero risk.

If that gets the blood circulating, then brace yourself as this week we're also throwing in a gift voucher to the winner for use in the 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

The 12 Days of Christmas offers a lineup of incredible prizes including an all-expenses paid trip to the 2013 Irish Open. Each gift voucher entitles you to entry into the daily $5+0.50 freezeout during the dates of December 06-17 with prizes awarded for the number of times you make the money.

If you're yet to leave the blocks, then this is a great chance to get off the mark and start accruing vouchers. Best of all, everyone who wins a gift voucher is guaranteed a prize even if they don't cash during the 12-day period.

Two weeks ago, three Black Belt Poker players received vouchers for cashing in the $10+1 daily freezeout, and this week we're going to offer the same deal again. If you can make the money in tomorrow's event (Friday, November 16), then we'll credit your account with a voucher. Simple.

The tournament starts at 19:30 and can be found in the lobby via Scheduled > $5,000 Freezeout.

If you're new to Black Belt Poker, then don't worry as becoming Yellow Belt is easy. All you have to do is download the poker client, make a deposit and link your accounts.

Earlier this week, Purple Belt Spencer dionysian Lawrence became the first player to earn the maximum of 12 gift vouchers and now has a great chance of winning some of the promotion's best prizes. It's not too late for you to join him.

Click here for more information on the promotion including prizes and the various ways in which you can earn gift vouchers.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Overlays in Nifty at Nine

 Following the success of the Nightly Nifty during the inaugural Ninja, we decided to make the event a weekly tournament exclusive to Black Belt Poker.

Although names such as 'Not the Nine O' Clock Nifty' did the rounds at H.Q., the new event was ultimately relabelled the Nifty at Nine and would grace BBP shores each and every Monday.

For those lacking the Columbo detective skills, the event starts at nine o'clock.

As before, the buy-in is an affordable 50 Spending Points, with tokens readily available from the Black Belt Poker Store.

One thing that hasn't change is the guaranteed prize pool of 1,250 Spending Points, with prizes adjusted for fields of over 25.

So far, the event has enjoyed a juicy overlay on every occasion with players being treated to some welcome added value.

If you want to join in the fun and jump aboard the bus to Valuetown, then all you have to do is order the token from the store and register for the event in the lobby.

The tournament can be found via: Scheduled > Black Belt Tournaments > Nifty at 9.

If you're new to Black Belt Poker, then earning 50 points is easy. Check out our unique Belt-Up Rewards System to see how you can accrue the necessary points and start working your way through the Belt rankings.

With a guaranteed 500 Belt Points for finishing first, you could reach Orange Belt in one foul swoop. The first two tournaments were won by Spencer dionysian Lawrence, who earned enough points to maintain his Orange Belt for two whole months.

The next event takes place tonight at 21:00, only on Black Belt Poker. So, if you fancy spinning up your Belt Points, then purchase your token now and we'll see you at the tables.

Click here for more information.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Wiltshire Leighs Down the Law

The Black Belt Poker League was back this past Tuesday with 94 pinning their hopes onto the mantra 'third time lucky'.

But only one player could stand alone come the final whistle and reap the rewards of Lady Luck, and that man was Orange Belt Leigh ch1paccrual Wiltshire.

In doing so, he earned himself 119 league points and the lion's share of the prize pool: $129.26.

Second place was fellow Orange Belt Carey CareybearBBP Hollick while Ninja Champion Hasmukh 45683ah Khodiyara made his second consecutive final in fifth.

1st  ch1paccrual -- $129.26
2nd  CareybearBBP -- $86.95
3rd  HammerHorror -- $65.80
4th  NinjamanUK -- $44.65
5th  45683ah -- $32.90
6th  KBV1TALS -- $24.67
7th  NPenfold666 -- $19.97
8th  Mrdroodle -- $16.45
9th  PhilDee64 -- $14.10
10th  lionrampant27 -- $11.75
11th  stevegw -- $11.75
12th  pauloc3 -- $11.75

With just three legs in the bag, the League is already threatening to become a two-horse race with Nick NPenfold666 Mazur and Tim HammerHorror O'Mahoney pulling away from the rest of the pack.

1st  NPenfold666 -- 297 points
2nd  HammerHorror -- 296 points
3rd  CareybearBBP -- 261 points
4th  stevegw -- 252 points
= 5th  45683ah -- 239 points
= 5th  mikeymixitup -- 239 points
7th  ch1paccrual -- 238 points
=8th  dionysian -- 233 points
=8th  PhilNe2Q -- 233 points
10th  NinjamanUK -- 229 points
=11th  ChipRead77 -- 228 points
=11th  livinginhope2 -- 228 points
13th  omnipokerist1 -- 226 points
14th  Sarannedipity -- 226 points
15th  PhilDee64 -- 225 points
16th  0LuckBeerLady0 -- 222 points
17th  KBV1TALS -- 219 points
18th  RedKiteBlackBelt -- 215 points
19th  liquidpoker101 -- 211 points
20th  NPStars1 -- 198 points

For this season's league, players are vying for gift vouchers to use in our 12 Days of Christmas Promotion. However, recent times have seen others collate tickets through other achievements, such as taking down the Turbo Takedown or Deepstack Mulligan.

This week, Dean blackbeltkickbox Aldred and David liquidpoker101 Manders both got off the voucher mark.

1st  blackbeltkickbox -- $88.00
2nd  Touagorimou -- $59.40
3rd  UliKoko -- $33.00
4th  Mrdroodle -- $22.00
5th  dionysian -- $17.60

1st  liquidpoker101 -- $108.00 (50 Belt Points)
2nd  JHobbit1 -- $72.00 (30 Belt Points)
3rd  lionrampant27 -- $36.00 (10 Belt Points)
4th  losbert40 -- $24.00 (10 Belt Ponts)
5th  stevegw (5 Belt Points)

We also handed out vouchers to anyone who qualified for the weekly $200K GTD, or cashed in Friday's $10+1 $5,000 freezeout. Congratulations to Snotters, NPenfold666, S0lution, dionysian, Ruaction, and LillJem for taking advantage.

Meanwhile, players also had our weekly tournaments to feast on, including the Nifty at Nine which once again enjoyed a juicy overlay.

1st  losbert40 -- 500 Belt Points
2nd  CareybearBBP -- 350 Belt Points
3rd  Mrdroodle -- 225 Belt Points
4th  baligirl13 -- 125 Belt Points
5th  Sarannedipity -- 50 Belt Points

And in the Orange Belt Freeroll, it was Paul 2LAMCHOP2 Lamonby who captured top prize of a Samurai seat.

1st  2LAMCHOP2 -- Samurai seat ($250+25)
2nd  cheekyweeguy -- Samurai satellite token ($35+3.50)
3rd  sprinterz -- Samurai satellite feeder token ($5+0.50)
4th  ch1paccrual -- Samurai satellite feeder token ($5+0.50)

There's plenty happening on Black Belt Poker at the moment, so be sure to join us next week for another round of poker fun and frolics.

If you don't already have an account, then opening one is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

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Monday, 5 November 2012

$1,000,000 Guaranteed in iPOPS III

Before you reach for your advent calendars this December, Black Belt Poker are giving you a chance to open the window of value with the welcome return of iPOPS (IPoker's Online Poker Series).

Hitting your monitor from November 25 to December 02, iPOPS is a mini-series of five tournaments with a combined prize pool of one million dollars, including a guaranteed $550,000 in the Main Event.

The full schedule is as follows:

iPOPS #1 $200,000 GP
Sun, Nov 25 (18:00)
$125+10 Freezeout

iPOPS #2 $100,000 GP
Mond, Nov 26 (19:00)
$350+20 High-Roller

iPOPS #3 $50,000 GP
Wed, Nov 28 (19:00)
$40+4 Rebuy

iPOPS #4 $100,000 GP

Fri, Nov 30 (19:00)

$100+9 Deepstack 1 x Rebuy

iPOPS #5 $550,000 GP
Sun, Dec 02 (17:00)
$200+15 Freezeout

As always, satellites are flowing like Guinness in Ireland, with feeders starting from as low as seven cents. And if MTTs aren't your cup of tea, then there are a range of SNGs available for all events.

Click here for the full satellite schedule.

The buy-ins don't suit everyone's bankroll, but the guarantees certainly do, which is why we're giving you an added incentive to qualify through Black Belt Poker:

Satellite into 2 events = win 1 gift voucher
Satellite into 3 events = win 3 gift vouchers
Satellite into 4 events = win 5 gift vouchers
Satellite into 5 events = win 10 gift vouchers

This means that you could earn up to 10 gift vouchers for the 12 Days of Christmas promotion, giving yourself a chance to win the ultimate computer set-up or an all-expenses paid trip to the Irish Open.

Check out our promotions page for more information on the 12 Days of Christmas.

The history books suggest that iPOPS offers some of the best value in online poker, with players enjoying big overlays in previous years. Now Black Belt Poker are dangling even more carrots with our festive gift vouchers. Make sure you join us later this month to take advantage.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Win Gift Vouchers This Weekend

It's Friday, Friday, getting down on Friday - everyone loves the start of the weekend, and at Black Belt Poker we're going to make it even better with two chances to win gift vouchers in our 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

Starting Friday, November 02 in the $5,000 GTD $10+1 at 19:30, you could win a gift voucher just for making the money. If you final, we'll give you two, or even better: three for hitting the podium.

The 12 Days of Christmas is an exclusive promotion in which you could win one of a number of incredible prizes including an all-expenses paid trip to Dublin to play the 2013 Irish Poker Open.

During the 12 days of December 06-17, players will be able to use their vouchers to play in the $5+0.50 daily MTT, with a prize being awarded for the numbers of times you make the money.

Gift vouchers can be accrued in a number of ways, from placing in the League to winning the weekly Turbo Takedown to our latest giveaway: making the money in tomorrow's $10+1 event.

It doesn't end there, as we're also offering a gift voucher to anyone who manages to qualify for iPoker's biggest event: the $200,000 GTD on Sunday, November 4. Satellites are plentiful, and include a $30+3 Mega satellite on Saturday at 19:30 with a generous 70 seats guaranteed.

If you manage to achieve either of these feats, then simply drop us an email to claim your voucher. And remember, even if you're unable to translate your voucher into a cash during the 12 Days of Christmas, you'll still be guaranteed a prize, albeit festive feet apparel.

Not everyone likes receiving gift vouchers, but with Black Belt Poker's 12 Days of Christmas promotion, a gift voucher is the perfect present. Don't miss out; start earning vouchers this weekend.

See here for more information.

'Sceaga2' Wins Again!

Mike sceaga2 Shaw has won so many league tournaments that I've quickly exhausted all plausible puns; however, despite his success - which includes winning two legs consecutive - that elusive title has thus far evaded him.

Could League XVII be the one…

If it is, then he will have Leg 2 to thank for kickstarting his journey, as he topped a field of 91 to take down the $125.17 first prize and elevate him into the top 10 of the overall standings.

Second place went to Spencer dionysian Lawrence - who has been on a rampage of late - whilst CarpyGAS picked up bronze. Meanwhile, in fourth place lay recent and inaugural Ninja champion Hasmukh 45683ah Khodiyara.

1st  sceaga2 -- $125.17
2nd  dionysian -- $84.17
3rd  CarpyGAS -- $63.70
4th  45683ah -- $43.22
5th  wendygee54 -- $31.85
6th  beatyouto -- $23.88
7th  tealcSVU -- $19.33
8th  losbert40 -- $15.92
9th  Wally19 -- $13.65
10th  themackem1968 -- $11.37
11th  NPenfold666 -- $11.37
12th  bornTOflirt -- $11.37

Having followed up last week's victory with a solid 21st place finish this time around, John 0LuckBeerLady0 Hayes remains glued to the top, with Orange Belt Nick NPenfold666 Mazur hot on his heels and just six points behind.

1st  0LuckBeerLady0 -- 209 points
2nd  NPenfold666 -- 203 points
3rd  HammerHorror -- 189 points
4th  PhilNe2Q -- 186 points
5th  dionysian -- 170 points
6th  stevegw -- 168 points
=7th  ToddCoxeter -- 167 points
=7th  mikeymixitup -- 167 points
9th  sceaga2 -- 164 points
10th  omnipokerist1 -- 161 points
11th  Sarannedipity -- 156 points
=12th  nickhem1 -- 155 points
=12th  cikarang5 -- 155 points
14th  Wally19 -- 153 points
=15th  doochats -- 152 points
=15th  ourkidsid -- 152 points
17th  pbsef81 -- 151 points
18th  CareybearBBP -- 150 points
19th  ChipRead77 -- 148 points
20th  livinginhope1 -- 146 points

The 12 Days of Christmas
promotion picked up pace this week as a further six player collected gift vouchers, ready to turn them into prizes in December.

Click here for more information.

Most notable in his performance was dionysian, who not only won his second consecutive Nightly Nifty, but also completed a rather spectacular double by taking down the Turbo Takedown on the very same night:

1st  dionysian -- $120.00
2nd  beltdarkjf -- $81.00
3rd  nicenutter -- $45.00
4th  VBlueBBP -- $30.00
5th  myteamouse -- $24.00

1st  dionysian -- 500 Belt Points
2nd  cikarang5 -- 350 Belt Points
3rd  nickhem1 -- 225 Belt Points
4th  Mrdroodle -- 125 Belt Points
5th  VBlueBBP -- 50 Belt Points

The following evening saw 44 players battle it out over 15 gift vouchers, with Wendy wendygee54 Graney reigning supreme for five vouchers, thus giving herself a chance at winning the ultimate gaming set-up including Xbox, chair and games.

And she still has time to collect more vouchers and vie for the Irish Open package!

1st  wendygee54 -- 5 gift vouchers
2nd  S0lution -- 4 gift vouchers
3rd  myteamouse -- 3 gift vouchers
4th  RedKiteBlackBelt -- 2 gift vouchers
5th  TheSimian -- 1 gift voucher

Just an hour later, players once again gathered for the weekly Deepstack Mulligan, which saw a very familiar face survive the 15-wo/man field: Kevin S0lution Birt who runs better than a Usain Bolt on forward wind in this particular event.

1st  S0lution -- $101.25 (50 Belt Points)
2nd  stevegw -- $67.50 (30 Belt Points)
3rd  losbert40 -- $33.75 (20 Belt Points)
4th  Ourkid888 -- $22.50 (5 Belt Points)
5th  CareybearBBP (5 Belt Points)

The message this week is clear: there are plenty of vouchers being won, and plenty more on the way. As well as our regular tournaments and the League, you can also get off the mark this Friday by simply cashing in the $10+1 MTT at 19:30. If you make the final we'll give you two vouchers, and three for hitting the podium.

And that's not all: if you manage to satellite into this weekend's $200,000 GTD major then you'll automatically receive a gift voucher, as well as the opportunity to strive for iPoker's biggest weekly prize pool.

If you don't already have an account, then opening one is easy: simply download the poker client and follow the step-by-step process provided.

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