Joey D from California proved that winning at poker takes more than just a lucky hand. Initially buying-in with accumulated Poker Points, he won the $35,000 Guaranteed DS twice in 10 days, claiming over $14,000 in profit. He shared his view on poker as well as tips and tricks for the game in an exclusive interview with Bovada.
What kind of strategy did you have throughout the poker tournament?
At the start of the tournament, my strategy was to play pretty solid until the antes kicked in. Then I wanted to start stealing some pots. When we got near the money, I became even more aggressive to build some chips and give myself a good chance of winning. Once we made the money, I tightened up...
By kwatt on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:11
My name is Joe Sicko. I'm a poker player, poker enthusiast and most recently a poker room owner and manager in beautiful Punta Cana. This story started last year after I participated in the Punta Cana Poker Classic as a member of Team Bovada. The experience was great. My wife Megan and I loved the trip and, of course, the money that I won. After returning back home to the snow and cold of upstate New York we decided to take a chance and follow our passion.
That passion brought us back to Punta Cana to open our new poker room. “The Fish Bowl at Punta Cana – A Poker Sicko’s Paradise”! After almost a year of planning, design and construction (filled with blood, sweat and tears) the doors...
You can win a trip to the Punta Cana Poker Classic just by taking a picture. Britney is getting ready for some Caribbean fun in the Dominican Republic and you still have two weeks left to win a $5,500 Punta Cana Prize Package to join her on the beach. You can also score a $270 Punta Cana Satellite Ticket, giving you even more ways to make it down south to play poker in the $500K Guaranteed Punta Cana Poker Classic Main Event.
The $5,500 Punta Cana Prize Package includes:
$1,650 Main Event Buy-In
Six night hotel accommodations at the five-star Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (November 11-17)
$1,700 for travel expenses
Transportation to and from the Punta Cana International airport...
Terms and Conditions
All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older as of September 9, 2013 in order to participate.
Contest only open to residents of the United States.
All entrants must have a valid Bovada account.
Each week a winner will be chosen for the previous week’s mission and they will receive a $270 Punta Cana Satellite ticket. On October 7, all 4 weekly winners will receive the instructions for the final mission which they will have 1 week to complete. The winner of the final mission will be awarded a $5,500 Punta Cana Poker Classic Prize Package and will be announced on Monday, October 21.
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The summer season is a great time of year; a time when the days last longer, the wind blows softer and everyone seems to smile more. Bovada wants to help keep those warm feelings flowing by awarding $5,500 Prize Packages to the Dominican Republic to play in this year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic.
Hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from November 11 to November 17, the Punta Cana Poker Classic is an incredible escape from the winter months and gives you a vacation with a bit of everything. The Punta Cana Poker Classic boasts an impressive $500,000 in guaranteed prizing, while the all-inclusive resort offers you beautiful beaches and five-star service, combining for a vacation you won’t...