August 15 2013, by Jennifer Newell

LiveAce Live in US, Foster Wins Empire State, MPC Begins

New US Online Subscription Poker Site Launches

LiveAce was revealed today as it launched in 31 American states plus the District of Columbia. The subscription online poker site offers ring games – no tournaments – and variations of No Limit and Limit Hold’em, as well as Pot Limit Omaha. There is no download necessary to play from a PC or mobile device.

Players win chips during the ring games, and those live chips can be used in nightly auctions that range from cash to prizes. The basic membership for the site is free, but to play above the normal low stakes games, a premium membership called Club Live can be purchased for a subscription price of $19.99 per month.

Andy Frankenberger is the first LiveAce sponsored pro. He will play as “Franky_Style” each week on the site.

Adam Foster Wins Empire State Hold’em Championship

The launch of the new “Poker Night in America” television/web show included the Main Event of the Empire State Hold’em Championship at the Turning Stone Casino in New York. The tournament attracted 426 players for a $619,830 prize pool, out of which Adam Foster won $154,958 for his victory. The final table results were:

1st place: Adam Foster ($154,958)

2nd place: Matt Parry ($86,776)

3rd place: Bud Salhob ($51,198)

4th place: David Johnson ($39,360)

5th place: Will Failla ($32,851)

6th place: Matt Glantz ($26,000)

7th place: James Rubin ($20,144)

8th place: Darvin Moon ($13,946)

9th place: Jason Knablo ($10,537)

Macau Poker Cup Main Event Underway

Despite typhoon warnings, the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event began with Day 1A at the PokerStars LIVE City of Dreams on August 14. There were 131 players in action for the HK $11,000 buy-in Main Event, including names like Kenny Leong and Raj Ramakrishnan. Only 35 players survived the day, though, and Daniel Laidlaw was the chip leader with 109,600 of them.

Due to the aforementioned weather warnings, which reached Typhoon Level 8 in seriousness, the PokerStars LIVE Macau Management team issued a notice that the HK $5 million guarantee for the tournament was removed, though the tournament was scheduled to go on as planned.


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Jennifer Newell fell in love with poker while working for the World Poker Tour in Los Angeles. She left the company to live as a freelance writer with a heavy concentration on the poker world. It is not often that she travels to poker tournaments and less often that she plays the game, but she can always be found reading and writing about poker. You can find her on her FreelanceWriterJen Facebook page or @WriterJen on Twitter.