Short Stacks: Beyonce Hits with ‘Texas Hold’em’, Moneymaker Poker Tour Coming to Daytona

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Beyonce scores a country crossover with “Texas Hold’em,” Chris Moneymaker brings his circus to Daytona, and a new look for 888poker are some of the short stacks CardsChat picked up in its latest orbit of poker news.

Beyonce released a song called “Texas Hold’em” that shot to the top of the Billboard country charts. (Image: Beyonce)

“Texas Hold’em” shoots to top

The pop singer Beyonce made history this month when her new single “Texas Hold’em” debuted on top off the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs, the first time that honor went to a black woman. The song was released alongside another country song during the Super Bowl, and just like that, was streamed more than 2 million times. It’s approaching 7 million views as I type this out.

The song is not about the game of poker, but uses the game as a central image to kick off each verse.

“This ain’t Texas (woo), ain’t no hold ’em (hey)
So lay your cards down, down, down, down”

Take a listen here.

Moneymaker Tour hitting Daytona

Chris Moneymaker will bring his poker tour to Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club April 17-29. The series promises $600,000 in guarantees across 12 events.

“As a highly regarded professional in the poker world, Chris Moneymaker brings considerable prestige to this event. His track record of exceeding guarantees and ensuring the highest quality of play adds an extra layer of excitement to our Great American Poker Tournaments series,” said Fred Guzman, president and general manager of Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club.

The Moneymaker Tour is part of the Great American Poker Tournament series that is held at Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club. They have a solid monthly tournament schedule and even award a player of the year prize.

Click here for the complete schedule of The Moneymaker Tour’s stop at the card club..

888poker upgrades site globally

The online poker client 888poker revamped its desktop software this month, which will provide a cleaner look and give players more features.

The change affects players outside the US who play on Mac and Windows platforms. The new features being touted by 888poker include new bigger tables and avatars for those who don’t see too well, more throwable objects whenever some luck-sack sucks out, and better table tournament statistics for those who actually take the game seriously.

Nick Eastwood and Ian Simpson made a video for 888poker outlining the changes:

Latin American Poker Tour releases schedule

PokerStars released the schedule for its Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), and it all starts April 19 with its stop at  Hotel El Panamá in Panama. It features five events:

  • $1,500 LAPT Main Event – April 19-23
  • $3,000 LAPT NLHE High Roller Single Day PKO – April 19
  • $1,000 LAPT NLHE 6-Handed Mystery Bounty KO – April 21-23 
  • $3,000 LAPT High Roller Single Day – April 21
  • $3,000 LAPT NLHE High Roller – April 22-23

Details about the other stops are still being released, but PokerStars did give the general dates. The LAPT is part of PokerStars global series that recently relaunched in the US. This is the 11th year for the LAPT.

April 19-23Latin American Poker Tour – LAPT PanamaPanama
AugustLatin America Poker Tour – LAPT MexicoMexico
October 9-16Latin American Poker Tour – LAPT Rio de JaneiroBrazil
November 15-29Latin America Poker Tour – BSOP MillionsBrazil
December 10-15Latin American Poker Tour – LAPT MontevideoUruguay
2024 LAPT schedule

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