Daily Grind: Zoom tournaments, FTP guarantees and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 03, 2013 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

PokerNewsBoy MascotEvery day the poker world is inundated with more news, reports, and gossip, than any of us can read. At PokerNewsBoy.com we understand that there are only so many hours in the day, and only so much time you can set aside to follow all of the stories taking place, so we have come up with the Daily Grind as a solution. The Daily Grind will make sure you don’t miss any of the more obscure poker stories, wrapping up the day in poker in one neat, concise, column.

Today I’ll take a look at a few stories happening around online poker, including the launch of Zoom Tournaments on PokerStars, a soon to be unveiled Lobby update at PokerStars, and Full Tilt Poker switching all of their tournaments to guaranteed events.

Zoom Tournaments on PokerStars

The first bit of news coming out of PokerStars in this update was discovered when the upcoming Micro Millions tournament series schedule was released, and included amongst the 100 events was the inclusion of Zoom Poker tournaments. With over $5 million up for grabs during the Micro Millions, which runs from March 14th through the 24th, the Zoom Poker tournaments could be among the biggest draws for players –one of the events features a $50,000 guarantee and the other a $75,000 guarantee.

The Micro Millions Main Event will be a reasonably-priced $22 event with a huge $1 million guarantee. You can find the full Micro Millions schedule HERE: http://www.pokerstars.com/poker/tournaments/micro-millions/

PokerStars redesigning their lobby

We also learned this week that PokerStars will be rolling out a new lobby design in the near future. The PokerStars software update will feature a newly redesigned lobby that allows players to use either “groups” or “combo” views to find their favorite tables and games. Also included in the update will be Table Previews and a new tournament format that takes Bounty events to the next level –with the amount of the bounty increasing the deeper into the tournament goes.

All Full Tilt Poker tournaments now guaranteed

PokerStars sister site had their own announcement recently, informing the poker world that every single Multi-Table Tournament offered on the site will now feature a guaranteed prize-pool. According to the press release detailing the new tournament schedule, during March Full Tilt Poker’s tournaments will have $25 million in guarantees. Regarding the full guarantees, Sarne Lightman, the Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker, said:

“From Rush tournaments to multi-entry events, Full Tilt Poker has always been the market leader in providing players with a huge range of diverse and innovative tournaments.

“Full Tilt Poker’s scheduled tournaments already offer round-the-clock action every day of the week with a wide range of buy-ins and guaranteed prize pools to choose from. The new schedule is another market first offering our players the only fully guaranteed schedule of any online site.”



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