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Postcard From Phi Phi + Promos Update

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men… When I started my month of island-hopping I was planning to average 2 hours each day keeping the sites up to date. Sitting now on the amazing Koh Phi Phi on Thailand's Andaman sea, I’m going to have to admit this has been more challenging than I expected!So, in true Planet Mark style, when one plan does not seem to be working… I’ll have a think and come up with a new one.

Instead of trying to do a little each day I’m going to take a day each week and dedicate it to keeping everything going… Planet Erika can be happily dispatched to the shops, and I’ll have all my needs (coffee, Thai food, net connection) from my bungalow… what, as they say, can possibly go wrong! Anyway, I had a look around the poker sites for news and there are a few nuggets worth sharing with you. Some of them will have their own articles in time, others are just in passing. For newer readers my policy is to be pretty selective with the promos mentioned here, they have to be a) things that appeal to tournament / SNG fans, and b) +ev enough that an average player can benefit (no point addressing ‘races’ and high stakes promos which only appeal to established pro grinders). Here is what caught my eye today: Titan Winter Sale has been extended. This is for non-US players only (iPoker Network) and involves discounted entry on many of the guaranteed tournaments. This promo now runs through to the end of Jan and is a great opportunity to take a shot at some of the huge prize pools for half-price or better. I also have a special deal with Titan to give first time players $20 cash on top of their 100% matched bonus with bonus code = SNGPLANET… min $25 deposit for the cash.

Check out the Titan Poker Winter Sale for yourself. Events: UBOC is now running, this is getting bigger and better each time and features $5 million in prizes. Full Tilt have also announced the next FTOPS, this is number 19 (or XIX as they like to call it) and starts on Feb 6th. We keep a dedicated FTOPS Info article in our Poker Satellites pages… I’ll update it either today or tomorrow. Staying with Full Tilt, another Double Guarantees week is about to start (24th Jan). This does exactly what it says on the tin, doubles the tournament guarantees… now we all love an overlay (the extra between the guarantee and the player entries donated by the poker sites)… smart selection of tournaments during this week will mean you get your share of the pie. If you have not played Full Tilt before then get on over – this is a great site for tournament fans! My bonus code SNG600 is good for a 100% matched bonus up to $600, Click to check out Full Tilt Poker now. Pokerstars have another tour – this time for Central and Eastern Europeans, I’ll also make a dedicated article for this one for the satellites pages. Well, there are probably more – though I don’t want to go overboard with promos here. Tomorrow I have the latest ‘View From The Tables’ reader article to post – it’s a good one too! I will also find a couple of suitable photos from our island-hopping adventures!

GL at the tables, Mark

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