Poker News in Brief: Sep. 27- Oct. 3, 2010

Scott Ian
Anthrax frontman and Team UB pro Scott Ian.

With the World Series of Poker Europe wrapping up, EPT London kicking off and the high-stakes games heavily populated online, it was a busy week in the poker world.

So busy, in fact, the PokerListings news team may have let a few stories slip through the cracks.

Fortunately, we've collected them all in our weekly Poker News in Brief feature below.

This week, UB gives away Anthrax tickets, Cake offers some fun in the sun, an Italian wins the latest PokerStars IPT stop and a whole lot more.

Irish Masters Last Chance

Paddy Power Poker is giving players one last chance to qualify for the Irish Winter Festival.

The site’s final group of online super satellites for the Irish Masters will guarantee a specific number of Irish Masters entries, including 20 packages up for grabs Oct. 10.

The IWF Last Chance Saloon will run through Oct. 21.

"The Last Chance Saloon satellites have always been a favorite for our players but now there's an even bigger incentive to get involved with an enormous 60 seats guaranteed over the 12 day period." said Paddy Power, Communications Manager for

The Irish Winter Festival 2010 will take place in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin Oct. 22-25.

UB Anthrax Giveaway

UB has branded Anthrax frontman and Team UB pro Scott Ian’s tour bus and is giving away two tickets to every concert on the Anthrax tour through Oct. 21.

At 1 p.m. local time at each tour stop, UB will ask followers to throw a specific picture up on the UB Facebook wall. Fans will have 90 minutes to do so and a winner will be randomly selected to receive the tickets.

UB shwag is also up for grabs for the first three people to post a picture of themselves standing in front of the tour bus on each stop.

Titan Sending Winners to Vienna, Marrakech

Titan Poker is offering players the chance to win seats in the DeepStack Open Vienna 2010 and DeepStack Open Marrakech 2010.

Titan Poker is hosting an online qualifier satellites series to both events, with Stage 3 Sit & Go satellites starting from €0.22 + 0.02.

Packages include cash for flights, accommodations and buy-ins.

The DeepStack Open Vienna 2010 tournament will be held at the Montesino Casino in Vienna, Austria, Oct. 14-17, while the DeepStack Open Marrakech 2010 tournament will be held at the Casino de Marrakech in Morocco, Nov. 20-22.

UB Gets Low

October promises to be a boon for low-limit online poker players on UB.

Tagged as the Perfect Play, UB's month-long line-up of micro-stakes tourneys and contests is offering up to $100,000 in prizes to small stakes players.

There is a wide range of promos including a tournament leaderboard, deposit bonus; double loyalty rewards points on designated cash game tables and more.

For more information check out UB.

Cake Offers Punta Cana, Aussie Millions Seats

Cake Poker is running satellites for the Punta Cana Poker Classic and the 2011 Aussie Millions this month.

The $250,000 guaranteed Punta Cana Poker Classic is set for Nov. 10-14 in the Dominican Republic and Cake is offering the chance to win a $3,100 prize package, including the $1k buy-in, $1,000 in cash to help with travel expenses and four nights hotel accommodations at the Moon Palace Hotel and Casino,

Plus, Cake is also offering seats to the 2011 Aussie Millions held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia this January.

These $14,000 packages include the main event buy in, ten-nights at Crown Promenade and $2,500 for travel expenses.

"With the weather turning cooler, we're all thinking about getting away to warm places,” said Cake Card Room Manager Lee Jones “Punta Cana and Melbourne, Australia have great weather with fantastic poker action.”

For more information check out Cake Poker.

Italian Wins IPT Nova Gorica

A 23 year-old Italian took down the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour Nova Gorica main event Tuesday.

Luca Topazio, whose previous best cash was for €2k at a tournament in Sharm el Sheikh, got the better of the 384-player field to collect a €190,000 first-place prize.

He beat fellow Italian Luciano Prevedello Dellisanti heads-up, leaving Dellisanti with €120,000 for second.

Sixty-one players won their seats to the event on PokerStars and with 384 players total; the prize pool reached €744,960.

The next stop in the IPT’s second Season is in San Remo Oct. 13-19.

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