“Internet poker is a miracle,” according to poker’s premier authority, Mike Caro, “and Planet Poker started it all.” He should know. He was the first well-known gambling figure to go on record explaining both the pitfalls and the advantages of online poker.


Today, Planet Poker calls itself “the world’s most trusted online poker room” for good reason. It simply rings true. Two years ago, they won the elusive endorsement of Caro, the legendary “Mad Genius of Poker” – himself often regarded as the most-trusted name in poker, because of his longstanding public commitment to keeping games honest. Shortly thereafter, “Planet” acquired the services of noted player and author, Roy Cooke, whose reputation for integrity is unrivaled among knowledgeable players.


Today, Planet Poker not only offers regular tournaments to complement their ’round-the-clock real-money and just-for-fun poker games, but is planning the first high-profile world championship. “It’s on the horizon,” Caro says. He also hints at innovations “that will surprise the industry” in the months ahead.


We are putting the finishing touches to a new program that we will be introducing to school members. It’s called the Refer-A-Friend program, and it is a way that you can spread the good word of PokerSchool Online and be rewarded by free membership time for yourself. You just need to get your friends, family and colleagues to become members and we will take care of the rest.

Each week, exclusively for PokerSchool Online, Mike Caro will release one or more exciting new audio lessons. A few of these will be made available on this page to show non-members exactly what they are missing!


All of the audio’s require Windows Media Player in order to run.


Reno will close out the year for poker tournaments. There are two tournaments left in the year 2001. The Eldorado Poker Classic in Reno began on November 27 and ran through December 5.


There are eight day events scheduled with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $225 and eight evening events, all with a $120 buy-in. Players receive $500 in chips in the $120 events and the first five events have an optional $100 rebuy. Your initial buy-in gets you $500 in ligaz11 chips and the rebuy offers $1,000 in chips. The doubling of chips on the rebuy makes it very tempting.


There are only two evening events that offer the same deal, the Mixed Doubles event and the Ladies Seven-card Stud event. The Eldorado will be using Tex’s TEARS structure with a minimum of 30 minute rounds in all of the day events. Room rates are $30 per night, Sunday through Thursday and $40 per night on Friday and Saturday.


If you missed the Eldorado Poker Classic you still have another shot. Two days later the Reno Hilton will begin it’s Holiday Classic Poker Tournament. The dates are December 7-15 and their popular room rate of $25 per night is available. Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the new poker room.