August 10th – Daily Deal

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Welcome to a Tuesday edition of the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily. Today we’ll discuss online qualifiers for the Todd Brunson Montana Poker Challenge and review the UBOC 5 schedule. Plus “The First Lady of Poker” Linda Johnson gives us her favorite Las Vegas shows and one World Series of Poker November Niner is headed to Foxwoods.

Hello, I’m Sean Gibson and you’re watching the Daily Deal by Poker News Daily.

On August twenty-second at four P-M Eastern Time, the USA-friendly online poker site DoylesRoom will qualify players to the Todd Brunson Montana Poker Challenge through a $226 Grand Finale. One prize package is guaranteed and DoylesRoom will add another for every ten players in the field. DoylesRoom is holding two more Weekly Semifinals if a $226 price tag is out of your bankroll, and the next one comes your way on Saturday. The Montana Poker Challenge plays out over Labor Day weekend from Big Fork.

The fifth Ultimate Bet Online Championship, or UBOC, begins on August eighteenth on the CEREUS Network sites and Absolute Poker. UBOC 5, which is the second UBOC to run in 2010, features twenty tournaments culminating in a one-thousand fifty dollar buy-in Championship Event on August 29th. UB pro Phil Hellmuth will host the Championship Event, which features a Monster Stack format. The CEREUS Network is running a variety of UBOC side promotions, including a Bubble Buster that pays out up to one million dollars.

“The First Lady of Poker” Linda Johnson published her top ten Las Vegas shows on Monday on Poker News Daily. Leading her list was the musical Jersey Boys, which plays out at the Palazzo from Thursday to Tuesday every week. Other Vegas spectaculars singled out were Love, O, Viva Elvis, and Penn and Teller. Check out her full list by clicking on “Guest Columnists” at the top of the screen. While you’re there, you can view exclusive blogs submitted by poker pros like Annie Duke and Mike Sexton.

Finally, Poker News Daily has learned that World Series of Poker November Niner Jonathan Duhamel will be playing in the upcoming Foxwoods August Megastack. He’ll join Chris Moneymaker and Darvin Moon as pro ambassadors. The Megastack series begins on August seventeenth and offers a five-hundred thousand dollar guaranteed prize pool. Moneymaker and Moon made the final table of the WSOP Main Event in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Duhamel is this year’s chip leader.

That does it for this Tuesday edition of the Daily Deal and be sure to check back all day long here at our site for the latest poker stories. You can also add us to your twitter feed at twitter dot com slash poker news daily. I’m Sean Gibson and may the flop be with you!

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