Rakeback.com - Don't play poker without it

WPT Festa al Lago Begins & a 23-Way Chop at Foxwoods

By Scott Carlson, Rakeback.com Staff Writer

WPT Festa al Lago Underway at Bellagio

Friday marked the beginning of the latest stop on the poker tournament trail with the World Poker Festa al Lago WPTTour Festa al Lago at Bellagio. The $10,000 main event attracted 280 players for day one although registration is still open for another three levels into day two. As of the end of the first level of day two an additional 30 players registered upping the total to 311 participants. Payouts will be determined once late registration is closed.

Early bustouts in day one included Justin Bonomo, Eli Elezra and Mike Sexton. Also busting on day one was Full Tilt‘s Scott Montgomery. This wrapped up a tough week for him which included being held up at knife point earlier in the week in a Bellagio bathroom during the break of a preliminary event.

Other well known pros surviving through the first level of day 2 include chip leader Payman Arjang (220,000), Jeff Madsen (140,000), UB pro Joe Sebok (91,000), newly minted Team PokerStars pro Vanessa Selbst (78,000) and Allen ‘The Chainsaw’ Kessler (61,000).

The final table will take place on Wednesday, October 20th.

23-Way Chop at Foxwoods Tournament

A $400 no limit hold’em preliminary event at the Foxwoods World Poker Challenge ended in what may be the biggest chop in poker history. 23 players ended up chopping up the prize pool according to the Foxwoods Poker Live Blog. The winner was determined to be John Agelakis who earned $12,011 for the “victory.” What is particularly amusing is the winner’s photo which shows all of the chips in front of him along with the trophy and his winning hand. Incidentally 23rd place played a touch over $10,000.

How Much Cash Back Will I Earn?

Rakeback increases your winnings from online poker as you continually earn money back from every raked hand or tournament you play.

Many players earn a living wage from rakeback alone. Use the calculator below to estimate the size of payments you’ll get over a given period of time. The calculator will compute your expected daily, weekly, and monthly cash back depending on the stakes and tables you input.

Calculate Your Rakeback

Top Poker Room Recommendation

Black Chip Poker

  • 27% Rakeback
  • $1000 Sign-up Bonus
  • Bonus Code: RBCOM



  • 11 Online Poker Tools to Boost Your Winrate

    August 20th, 2015

    First up, you probably know them already – PokerTracker and Holdem Manager are by far the most popular poker tools – but may not have heard the two companies recently merged.

    Read more…

  • Where are the Softest Poker Games Online in 2017?

    April 26th, 2017

    “I shouldn’t say this on a poker forum but sng 2.0 acr is about as free money as I’ve seen in poker in a long time. Not sure how long it’s going to last but right now as it’s new people r punting hard.”

    Read more…

  • Lottery Sit & Gos – Where to Play

    August 20th, 2015

    A mixture between tournament poker and gambling, the ‘Lottery Sit and Go’ format is popular with recreationals and regs alike – attracting net depositing players

    Read more…

  • Fast-Fold Poker – The Fastest Poker Online

    January 7th, 2015

    Many of Rakeback.com’s partner sites offer Fast-Fold format poker tables. These high speed poker games eliminate the need for table selection and allow players to grind many more hands/hour thanks to a ‘quick fold’ option. This in turn boosts rakeback earnings.

    Read more…

© 2015 Rakeback.com