Poker News in Brief: Nov. 29- Dec. 5

EPT POY Leader Fernando Brito.

Another busy week in the PokerListings newsroom means a few stories got left behind.

Fortunately, we've found a place for them in our weekly Poker News in Brief feature.

This week the WSOPC heads to Atlantic City, Fernando Brito takes a big lead in the EPT's POY race, the LAPC schedule is released and a whole lot more.


The World Series of Poker Circuit series kicked off at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Dec. 4.

The full schedule, running through Dec. 22, includes ten official ring events.

The three-day $1,650 main event begins Dec. 12 and the second of four nationally-televised $10k WSOPC Regional Championships is scheduled for four days beginning Dec. 19.

Ladies Love The Big Easy

The High Heels Poker Tour is winding down it's 2010 schedule at Harrah's New Orleans.

The first all women’s poker tour is hosting a $175 Ladies event at the annual 2010 Bayou Poker Challenge Dec. 12.

January is also full of HHPT events with from the PCA to the Southern Poker Championship and the Chad Brown Poker Invitational Ladies Event.

For additional information, including dates, times and buy-in’s, go to

Brito Leads EPT POY Race

Fernando Brito, the 51-year-old businessman from Portugal who made the final of the EPT London Main Event, has a massive lead in the PokerStars EPT Player of the Year race.

After winning a €10,000 event at EPT Barcelona, Brito is now 660 points ahead of his nearest rivals.

So far this season, Brito has won €466,000 on the EPT.

EPT Vilamoura winner Toby Lewis is currently tied for second place with EPT Barcelona winner Kent Lundmark.

LAPC Schedule Released

The Commerce Casino in Los Angeles has unveiled its lineup of tournaments for the 2011 LA Poker Classic with $2 million in guarantees.

The schedule features 53 events running Jan. 19- Mar. 3 including the $10k WPT LA Poker Classic main event beginning Feb. 25 and the hugely popular WPT Celebrity Invitational starting Feb. 19.

There will also be a $25,100 High Roller tournament and $5,100 heads-up and 8-game events.

The full event schedule can be found at

UB, AP Launch Security Token

UB and Absolute Poker have launched a new Security Token program.

Players can now add an extra layer of user authentication preventing unauthorized account use.

The token is a small electronic device require to be at hand when a player logs in to their account.

Visit for further information and to opt in to the Security Token program.

All-In Winter at Titan

Titan Poker is offering $220,000 in total prizes during the months of December and January as a part of its All-In Winter Poker Promotion.

Cash game, MTT, and Sit & Go players on the site will be eligible for different weekly and monthly prizes during December and January.

Plus, all Titan players can qualify for two All-In Winter $10,000 Freeroll tournaments by generating 100 Titan Poker Points each month.

PKR Wins E-Gaming Award

PKR picked up Poker Operator of the Year honors at the 2010 E-Gaming Review Awards in London this week.

Judges praised PKR for demonstrating how originality and constant innovation could build a successful business in the face of liquidity challenges.

"It is a fantastic achievement for PKR to have won this prestigious award," said PKR CEO Malcolm Graham. "2010 has been an astounding year for us."

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