Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Weekly Turbo: Nevada Assembly OKs Online Poker Bill, Cates' WSOP Gift, and More

The Weekly Turbo is bringing you the week's top poker news stories including the details on the online poker bill that was passed by the Nevada Assembly, how you can win your WSOP seat from Daniel Cates, and more.

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Final Table Reached at WSOP-C Southern Regional Championship

The last major open event leading up to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is down to a final table in the Big Easy. The WSOP-Circuit $10,000 Southern Regional Championship played down to nine players at Harrah's New Orleans Saturday with some familiar faces still vying for the top prize of $237,456. AJ Jejelowo will [...]

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Find Out What MikaPaasonen's 'Secret Weapon' Is For The WSOP [Interview]

Find Out What MikaPaasonen's 'Secret Weapon' Is For The WSOP [Interview]
Finnish Team PokerStrategy.com member, MikaPaasonen, will be attending this year's World Series of Poker. Before the big event, we were fortunate enough to sit down and talk to him about his expectations, goals and plans for the WSOP.

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4 News Stories You May Have Missed: Lady Gaga, PPA, Maria Ho, FIDPA

4 News Stories You May Have Missed: Lady Gaga, PPA, Maria Ho, FIDPA
This week, Rich Muny of the PPA spoke to Bluff Magazine, FIDPA released a set of international rules for poker, Maria Ho signed a sponsorship deal with WinStar Casino, and Lady Gaga may be getting ready to put on her poker face.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Erik Seidel, Scott Seiver Win Titles at WPT Championship

Erik Seidel may have taken the spotlight away from Scott Seiver at the World Poker Tour Championship on Friday. But the 26-year-old poker phenom has 1.6 million reasons not to care. Seiver earned his first World Poker Tour title and $1,618,344 for his victory in the $25,000 WPT Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas. The [...]

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Team PokerStrategy.com Line-up For The WSOP - Part 2

Team PokerStrategy.com Line-up For The WSOP - Part 2
The World Series of Poker will begin on May 31 and will consist of 58 events. Team PokerStrategy.com will be present, as they will represented by nine members. Here's the rest of the line-up from yesterday's news.

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Exclusive: jungleman12 Answers Questions from PokerStrategy.com Community

Exclusive: jungleman12 Answers Questions from PokerStrategy.com Community
Daniel "jungleman12" Cates has agreed to take questions from the PokerStrategy.com community and we conducted an exclusive interview with him. Watch the videos below to see what he answered.

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Oh Ivey, Where Art Thou?

Phil Ivey missed the WPT $25K World Championship, leading many to ask if will he be at the Aria's 2nd Annual Ivey Invitational this weekend?

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Poker Players Alliance Organize D.C. Fly-In

Details on the Poker Players Alliance fly-in that is scheduled for Tuesday, and comments on Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson's departure from the PPA board.

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The Nightly Turbo: Nevada Assembly OKs Online Poker Bill, SCOOP Update, and More

The Nevada Assembly has OK'd an online poker bill. Find out more about that, the latest SCOOP results, and more in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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Vital Myth – CardRunners Analysis Video

CardRunners provides us with a great video from [vital]Myth, he discuses some preflop basics that all players should keep in mind when sitting down at the tables. Improve your poker game with CardRunners. CardRunners offers all the tools you need to learn poker, including new videos released daily, strategy forums, pro interviews and more.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Antonius Wins $900k, Tops 2011 Leaderboard

Antonius Wins $900k, Tops 2011 Leaderboard
Poker pro Patrik Antonius recently clashed with Rui Cao at the $500/$1,000 PLO tables for a profit of almost $800k. He continued playing against other opponents and finished the session up around $900k. This puts him at the top of the winners list...

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Erik Seidel, Erick Lindgren to Battle for WPT $100K Super High Roller Title

He’s done it again. Well, almost. Erik Seidel is one elimination away from winning yet another High Roller title in 2011. The man who’s already accrued more than $4.3 million in earnings this year will play Erick Lindgren for $1,092,780 and the World Poker Tour $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller crown on Friday afternoon at [...]

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Team PokerStrategy.com Line-up For The WSOP - Part 1

Team PokerStrategy.com Line-up For The WSOP - Part 1
From May 31- July 19, the World Series of Poker will host 58 individual tournaments, leading up to the $10,000 Main Event. Nine members will represent Team PokerStrategy.com - take a sneak peek at the first five.

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PokerStars 2011 SCOOP: Days 10 & 11 Results

The results to Days 10 & 11 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

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2011 WSOP Rookie Roundup: Toby Lewis

Continuing with the 2011 WSOP Rookie Roundup, PokerNews focuses on Toby Lewis who will be making his WSOP debut this summer.

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Gabe Kaplan, Tyler Smith Among Early WPT Super High Roller Eliminations

It's a very surreal setting in the Bellagio poker room. We have star-studded pros like Erik Seidel and Daniel Negreanu seated in the high-limit room in the rear of the casino's poker room vying for millions of dollars. Meanwhile,

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Galen Hall, Scott Seiver Lead WPT Championship Final Table

Galen Hall is one day away from what could be his second seven-figure score of 2011. Not bad for a kid who considers himself a part-time player. The 24-year old Stanford student who won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event in January for $2.3 million is the chip leader of the $25,000 World Poker [...]

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3 News You May Have Missed: Liv Photoshoot, Isildur1 Win, Cody ships SCOOP event

3 News You May Have Missed: Liv Photoshoot, Isildur1 Win, Cody ships SCOOP event
Our favourite poker gal Liv Boeree has posed for another photoshoot and looks, well, mmmmm. Oh, and Isildur1 had a six-figure day and Jake Cody shipped the $2,100 NL SCOOP event.

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Inside Gaming: The End of an Era, a New Galaxy, and a $1.5 Billion IPO

Find out more about the Sahara closing, a new casino opening in Macau and MGM's 1.5 million IPO.

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The Nightly Turbo: World Poker Tour Barcelona Live Stream, Cates' Gift, and More

The World Poker Tour is live streaming its Spanish Championship. Find out when, what Daniel Cates' is giving away, and more in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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WPT World Championship Day 2: Abe Mosseri Takes the Lead

More than tripling his chip stack from the start of the day, Abe Mosseri ended Day 2 of the 2011 World Poker Tour (WPT) World Championship as the chip leader with 685,200 chips, as the field was slowly whittled away.  With 116 of the original 220 players remaining, there is still a long way to [...]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Exclusive $15,000 Sunday Million Freerolls - 2 Weeks to Qualify

There are two weeks left to earn 75 VPPs to be eligible to play for $15,000 in Sunday Million Prizes. Find out how to get in on this PokerNews exclusive promotion.

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17 Fun Facts and Figures About the WSOP

17 Fun Facts and Figures About the WSOP
Did you know that the biggest prize pool in WSOP history was over $80 million? Or that the US has over five times more bracelets than the rest of the world? Find out some fun facts in our WSOP infographic.

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Black Friday: Tony G Angry, Matusow Defends FT, Cheong Doesn't Care [AUDIO/VID]

Black Friday: Tony G Angry, Matusow Defends FT, Cheong Doesn't Care [AUDIO/VID]
Three pros, three very different opinions. Tony G: "Full Tilt needs to guarantee players their money will be paid" - Matusow: "Tony G is lying. Everybody's gonna get paid" - Cheong: "I have no idea, nor do I care that...

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WPT $25,000 Championship: Galen Hall Is Chip Leader After Day 4

WPT $25,000 Championship: Galen Hall Is Chip Leader After Day 4
Day 4 of the WPT $25,000 World Championship is over with only 15 players remaining. The day belonged to Galen Hall who finished the day in first place collecting a chip stack worth 3,438,000.

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Recap of the WSOP-Circuit Harrah's New Orleans Ring Events

The last stop of the 2010/2011 World Series of Poker Circuit is currently underway at Harrah's New Orleans. Here is a look at the ring winners thus far; including "Captain Tom" Franklin's big win in Event #7 $355 No-Limit Hold'em.

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Fool Me Once: Should Alleged Cheaters Be Allowed To Play?

Should an alleged or known cheater be allowed to play in poker tournaments with no consequences?

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The Nightly Turbo: Online Poker Traffic Report, Champion of Champions Results, and More

Wondering what the traffic report looks like on the online poker front? We'll tell you that, who won the Champion of Champions event and more in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First British Only Main Event Qualifier this Week at WSOP Online

This weekend the first exclusive main event qualifier for British players takes place at WSOP Online - an overlay is on the cards.

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World Series of Poker Circuit New Orleans Day 1: Allie, Allie, Allie!

Allie Prescott holds a comfortable chip lead over the pack of survivors at the WSOP-C Harrah's New Orleans Main Event.

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World Poker Tour World Championship Day 3: El Sayed, Medic and Kelly at the Top

The World Poker Tour World Championship continued on Monday. From the returning field of 116 players, only 52 remain. Sam El Sayed leads them all, while Nenad Medic and Steven Kelly round out the top three.

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Jordan Jayne Wins First Live Tournament Entered, HPT Soaring Eagle

Live poker is eaaaaaaasyyy.  Or, loldonkaments. That could have been what Jordan Jayne was thinking on Sunday when, at the tender age of 20, he won the Heartland Poker Tour’s (HPT) Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort stop in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, the first live tournament he had ever entered.  For his victory over 385 opponents, [...]

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WPT $25,000 Championship: Sam El Sayed Leads After Day 3

WPT $25,000 Championship: Sam El Sayed Leads After Day 3
Day 3 of the WPT $25,000 Championship has come to a close with only 52 players remaining. Sam El Sayed ended Day 3 as the chip leader barely edging out 2nd place finisher Nenad Medic.

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High Stakes Poker Season 7: Guess Who's Back

Daniel Negreanu returned to High Stakes Poker this past weekend to play his first session of season seven. Check out how he, Phil Galfond, Doyle Brunson, Phil Laak and Johnny Chan fared.

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The Sunday Briefing: "PreshaDroppa" Takes Sunday's Top Score

A look at the results from the major Sunday tournaments on Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Black Friday Update: Full Tilt Poker Releases New Statement

Black Friday Update: Full Tilt Poker Releases New Statement
Concerns over when US players will get their money back cannot be answered yet, there are still a lot of grey areas in regards to the pressing worries. Here's what Full Tilt Poker had to say.

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PartyPoker Weekly: Preparing for the WSOP and Tony G Meets His Hero

This week on the PartyPoker Weekly, we'll give you the scoop on how to prepare for the WSOP, tell you about the best bonus in poker, and more.

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€30,000 in Unibet Open Freerolls Next Stop: Dublin

The €30,000 Unibet Open Freeroll series is back, with four €1k freerolls, and a €6,075 final to win a Unibet Open Dublin Package.

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World Poker Tour World Championship Day 2: Mosseri the Man to Catch

The World Poker Tour World Championship continued on Sunday with Day 2 of play. The field size grew to 220 players and topping the remaining 116 players is Abe Mosseri.

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PokerStars 2011 SCOOP: Days 5, 6, & 7 Results

The results to Days 5, 6, & 7 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) with Alex "joiso" Kostritsyn making final tables galore.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

WPT $25,000 Championship: Brunson on top after Day 1 - will Ivey start today?

WPT $25,000 Championship: Brunson on top after Day 1 - will Ivey start today?
The first day of the WPT World Championship in Las Vegas is history and there are still 170 of 188 registered participants left. Things worked out well for Doyle Brunson - the poker legend finished Day 1 in sixth place. Also still in the field are...

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The Weekly Turbo: Tony G Talks, WSOP Europe Schedule, and More

If you missed any of the Nightly Turbos this week, then you missed Tony G's appearance on the Poker Edge, the 2011 WSOP Europe schedule, and more.

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World Poker Tour World Championship Day 1: Harder Makes It Look Easy

The World Poker Tour World Championship kicked off on Saturday and after Day 1, Christian Harder tops the field. He's followed by Ali Eslami and Kyle Julius to round out the top three.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Freakonomics Author Proves Poker is a Game of Skill

Freakonomics Author Proves Poker is a Game of Skill
Steven Levitt, author of the best-selling book 'Freakonomics', has written an article and a paper in favor of online poker. He talks about why the U.S. shouldn't morally oppose it, and the role of skill versus luck in poker.

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$25,000 WPT Championship Begins Saturday

The final stop of Season IX on the World Poker Tour will kick off on Saturday with the $25,000 WPT World Poker Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas. The tour’s flagship event begins at noon local time today and runs through Friday, May 20, where a final table of six players will commence at 4 [...]

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Xuan Liu: "Phil Hellmuth is a Man-Child"

Xuan Liu: "Phil Hellmuth is a Man-Child"
We catch up with the beautiful Xuan Lium who placed 3rd at the EPT San Remo, to talk about all things poker, playing with the pros, blogs, bracelets, money, fame, love and war. There's also a little word game including the obligatory Phil...

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ChiliPoker Review

The Quick Summary ChiliPoker was established in 2004 and resides on the iPoker Network. ChiliPoker’s objective is to offer entertainment with their gaming products, whilst ensuring stability, safety and service to their players. The company’s founder, Alexandre Dreyfus, said he intends to make ChiliPoker “the most innovative and the favorite alternative online room for every [...]

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2011 WSOP Rookie Roundup: Taylor von Kriegenbergh

Continuing with the 2011 WSOP Rookie Roundup, PokerNews focuses on Taylor von Kriegenbergh, who will be making his WSOP debut this summer. Von Kriegenbergh has four major cashes in 2011 and one massive WPT win to kick off his tournament career.

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Five Thoughts About the 2011 WSOP Conference Call

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart and Vice President and Tournament Director Jack Effel addressed the media Wednesday about changes at the 2011 WSOP. Check out our five thoughts about some of the more important amendments.

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The Nightly Turbo: Tony G Talks, PokerStars Returns Over $100 Million, and More

Tony G was recently on ESPN's podcast, the Poker Edge. Find out what he had to say, how much PokerStars has returned to U.S. players, and more in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

PokerStars Says It Has Returned $100m To US Players

PokerStars Says It Has Returned $100m To US Players
The world's biggest poker room announced that it proceeded cashout requests from US players and returned a total of $100m to its customers from America.

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The Micros Episode 5 & Interview With Creator John Wray

The Micros Episode 5 & Interview With Creator John Wray
The 5th episode of The Micros has been released. We talked to the creator of the series, John Wray, and learned a bit about his background, how the show is made, and what's in store for the characters in the future.

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Submit Questions for Dan "jungleman12" Cates

Submit Questions for Dan "jungleman12" Cates
PokerStrategy.com will be interviewing jungleman12 aka Daniel Cates in Las Vegas next week. We want you, the PokerStrategy.com community, to help ask the questions, so tell us what you want to know about him.

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PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final Madrid: PokerStrategist jektiss Wins €900,000

PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final Madrid: PokerStrategist jektiss Wins €900,000
The PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final Madrid final table is a wrap as Ivan Freitez claims the title and the €1,500,000 first place prize. PokerStrategist jektiss came in 2nd place winning €900,000.

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AP/UB Reaches Deal with the U.S. & Lays Off Team UB

AP/UB Reaches Deal with the U.S. & Lays Off Team UB
AP/UB has reached a deal with the United States Department of Justice, but their deal is not the same one that PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have. UB has also laid off all of the Team UB sponsored pros, including Joe Sebok and Prahlad Friedman.

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The Nightly Turbo: WPT Extends Bellagio Contract, Commerce Plans Facebook Tourney, and More

The World Poker Tour is extending its contract with the Bellagio. We'll give you the scoop on that, the Commerce Casino's Facebook tournament, and more in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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PokerStars 2011 SCOOP: Days 3 & 4 Results

The results to Days 3 & 4 of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).

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2011 WSOP Rookie Roundup: Kyle Cartwright

The WSOP Rookie Roundup is back. Who do we think will make a big debut at this year's WSOP? Our first pick is none other than WSOP-Circuit superstar Kyle Cartwright, who'll be playing his first WSOP later this month.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inside Gaming: IGT Joins Online Poker Game, Sands Hires New Blood, and More

There has been a flurry of spring activity in the gaming sector this week. Slot machine king IGT purchased the Entraction network, the Las Vegas Sands hired a new executive, and more.

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World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Chester Day 3: Super Tuan!

Kenny "Super Tuan" Nguyen topped a field of 269 players to take down the Main Event at WSOP-C Harrah's Chester on Tuesday.

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Absolute Poker Reaches Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

Absolute Poker and UB have reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice for the return of funds held by third party processors.

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The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Cash Outs, Haxton and Bonomo Leaving, and More

PokerStars cash outs have progressed quite nicely for U.S. players in the few weeks following Black Friday. Find out more on that, which players are thinking of moving abroad to play, and more.

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European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 3: Eugene Yanayt Leads

A recap of Day 3 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final where Eugene Yanayt leads the 24-player field.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Poker Players Alliance Plans Washington, D.C. Fly-In

The Poker Players Alliance is planning a Fly-In to Washington, D.C., to discuss online poker legislation with Congressmen.

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World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Chester Day 2: Epparla Leads The Final Table

Ramana Epparla is the chip leader at the final table of the WSOP-C Harrah's Chester Main Event. Here's a look at Tuesday's final table lineup.

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Blanca Games Explains Absolute Poker, UB Raids

Blanca Games, operator of both Absolute Poker and UB, issued a statement over the weekend in an attempt to clarify the activities on Friday, during which agents of the Organismo de Investigaciones Judiciales (OIJ) (essentially, the Costa Rican FBI) raided the offices of the two poker rooms. As could be seen in a Costa Rican [...]

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European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 2: A Tale of Two Scandies

A recap of Day 2 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final where Ole Kristian Nergard leads the field that is now in the money.

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PokerStars Introduces Daily SCOOP Webshow

PokerStars Introduces Daily SCOOP Webshow
Running throughout the Spring Online of Championship of Poker, the Inside SCOOP is a daily webshow that will cover everything related to this event series. The show starts every day at 21:00 GMT and is hosted by Joe Stapleton and Nick Wealthall.

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The Sunday Briefing: "King2173" Rules on Online-Poker Sunday

The results from the major Sunday tournaments on Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars with "King2173" taking the top prize.

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The Nightly Turbo: WSOP Europe Schedule Announced, EPT Awards Voting Open, and More

The tournament schedule for the World Series of Poker Europe has been announced. We'll tell you when you should book your flight, how you can vote for the EPT Awards, and more.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Costa Rican Police Raids Offices of Poker Companies

Costa Rican Police Raids Offices of Poker Companies
Today, news broke that the Costa Rican police raided several offices of poker companies in the Costa Rican cities of Santa Ana, Escazu and Rohmoser. The list of raided offices includes the local PokerStars office.

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PokerStars.com EPT Madrid High Roller - ElkY Edges Out psychobenny

PokerStars.com EPT Madrid High Roller - ElkY Edges Out psychobenny
The PokerStars.com EPT Madrid's €25,000 entry High Roller tournament has come to an end, and Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier is the winner. Four PokerStrategy members finished in the top half of the field, highlighted by Benny...

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World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah's Chester Day 1: Nguyen Looking For Another Ring

Huy Nguyen has one WSOP-C Main Event ring this year, and he's leading the way after one day at Harrah's Chester.

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World Poker Tour on FSN: Southern Poker Championship — Part I

Part I of the World Poker Tour's Southern Poker Championship featured a final table that included Alex Kuzmin, Pat Mahoney, Leif Force, Ryan Hughes, Shannon Shorr, and Allen Carter.

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European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 1b: Nergard, Bergstrom and Demidov Thrive

Day 1b concluded on Sunday in Madrid for the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Grand Final. Ole Kristian Nergard finished on top of the pack, but it will be Day 1a's David Sonelin as the overall leader moving into Day 2.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

4 News Stories You May Have Missed: Eric Holder doesn't know Phil Ivey

4 News Stories You May Have Missed: Eric Holder doesn't know Phil Ivey
This week, the U.S. Attorney General voiced his thoughts on Phil Ivey and poker as a skill game, Isaac Haxton attempted to sell his UB funds, Leatherass quits Team Online and Playboy Playmate Destiny Davis may lose her house.

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European Poker Tour Grand Final Day 1a: Sonelin Storms in Front

A recap of Day 1a of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Madrid, where David Sonelin leads the way.

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Five Things I Can't Live Without at the World Series of Poker

Chad Holloway lists five things he can't live without at the WSOP, and recommends you don't try living without them either.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Don't Miss the Exclusive Bodog $100k Satellite Tonight

The next Bodog $100k Satellite Freeroll is tonight, and you can qualify for it and five more with just a $20 deposit.

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LIVE TICKER: Team PokerStrategy.com At PokerStars.net EPT Grand Final

LIVE TICKER: Team PokerStrategy.com At PokerStars.net EPT Grand Final
From May 7-12, ten Team PokerStrategy.com members will be playing the €10,600 Main Event at the PokerStars.net EPT Grand Final in Madrid. Keep reading to find out what they had to say about the tournament and stay tuned for updates on their...

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Absolute Poker & UltimateBet: Bankruptcy News Premature?

Absolute Poker & UltimateBet: Bankruptcy News Premature?
Absolute Poker and UltimateBet have released a new statement in which they deny the accusation of bankruptcy and announce an increase in withdrawal limits for non-US players.

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How Black Friday Changed the 2011 SCOOP

The 2011 SCOOP is right around the corner, but because of Black Friday it will look much different than it should.

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The Nightly Turbo: OIJ Raids PokerStars' Costa Rican Offices, EPT High Roller Update, and More

PokerStars' Costa Rican offices were raided Friday, so we're sure you're curious about that. Read on to find out more, as well as an update from the EPT Grand Final High Roller, and more.

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Bernard Lee Celebrates Fourth Anniversary of Radio Show

Poker player and media personality Bernard Lee is celebrating the fourth anniversary of The Bernard Lee Poker Show this month with two of the game's biggest names as guests. Former World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion Greg Raymer and 2009 Bluff Magazine Player of the Year...

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Pokerview Review

The Quick Summary Pokerview is a member of the Everleaf Gaming Network, one of the smaller online poker networks in the industry. Everleaf does still accept U.S. customers, however, so it may see some growth as exiles from the formerly largest U.S.-facing sites look for new places to play after “Black Friday.” Pokerview differentiates itself [...]

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Leave US Market, Deutsche Bank Sued

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Leave US Market, Deutsche Bank Sued
The two poker rooms on Cereus Network are planning on not serving US customers anymore. Furthermore, Deutsche Bank has been sued on charges of fraud by the US Attorney responsible for the "Black Friday" crackdown on PokerStars, Full Tilt...

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Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Filing for Bankruptcy

Absolute Poker and UltimateBet Filing for Bankruptcy
Just after we reported that these two poker rooms have suspended their activity in the US, they are now filing for bankruptcy. Blanca Gaming, their parent company, was forced into this process after being unable to pay its debts.

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Social Media Madness Event#4 Coming Up - No Deposit Needed

The next $400 Social Media Madness Freeroll is tomorrow, no deposit needed to play.

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The Online Railbird Report: Sahamies Books Win; Mizzi Wins FTOPS XX Leaderboard

The high-stakes online action was fairly substantial during the midweek. Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies finished the week as the third biggest winner. Also, Sorel Mizzi took the top stop in the FTOPS XX Leaderboard.

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PokerStars.net EPT Grand Final Moves to Madrid

PokerStars.net EPT Grand Final Moves to Madrid
For the first time in the event's history, the culminating tournament of the European Poker Tour isn't being played in Monte Carlo. While the venue and location have changed, the stakes are as high as ever.

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AbsolutePoker & UltimateBet: Bankruptcy News Premature?

AbsolutePoker & UltimateBet: Bankruptcy News Premature?
AbsolutePoker and UltimateBet have released a new statement in which they deny the accusation of bankruptcy and announce an increase in withdrawal limits for non-US players.

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The Nightly Turbo: Feds Move to Seize Homes, Full Tilt Update, and More

The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day's top poker news stories including the news of a move to seize houses connected to the online poker indictments, Full Tilt's latest update, and more.

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Poker WSOP review

poker.wsop.com provides the exceptional poker experience one would expect from a brand as prestigious as WSOP. Giving players online access to exclusive games, tournaments, unbeatable promotions, big bonuses and world famous offline poker events, it's the best place to play poker online. Bonus offers New members are treated like winners from the start and receive [...]

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Las Vegas Grinder: Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic

PokerNews brings you another edition of The Las Vegas Grinder. This month we highlight the Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Filing for Bankruptcy

Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Filing for Bankruptcy
Just after we reported that these two poker rooms have suspended their activity in the US, they are now filing for bankruptcy. Blanca Gaming, their parent company, was forced into this process after being unable to pay its debts.

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A Look Back at PokerStars.net EPT Season 7

A Look Back at PokerStars.net EPT Season 7
With only the Grand Final in Madrid remaining on the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Season 7 schedule, here is a look at what happened.

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UB & Absolute Poker to File Bankruptcy

Rumors have circulated around the poker community that Blanca Gaming of Antigua, the parent company to UB and Absolute Poker, would file for bankruptcy, leaving player balances in limbo. On Wednesday, Mike Brunker of MSNBC confirmed those rumors.

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Who Missed Out on the FS+G Preliminary Qualification Round?

As it stands, a number of poker's biggest names failed to make the cut in the highly anticipated FS+G professional poker league, much to the dismay of fans. The good news is those players still have a chance to qualify.

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The Nightly Turbo: WSOP Same-Day Coverage on ESPN, Jose Macedo Multi-Accounting, and More

The WSOP and ESPN are going to offer same-day television coverage of the Main Event. Read on to find out more on that and the latest cheating scandal involving the Portuguese Prodigy, Jose "Girah" Macedo.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hot, Hotter, HotKarlMC - PokerStrategists Clean Up in San Remo

Hot, Hotter, HotKarlMC - PokerStrategists Clean Up in San Remo
PokerStrategist HotKarlMC celebrated the latest second place at an EPT main event in San Remo, a great success for the 20 year old. As in Berlin, in the High Roller event another Team PokerStrategy.com player, Thorsten77, left all his opponents...

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Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Leave US Market, Deutsche Bank Sued

Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet Leave US Market, Deutsche Bank Sued
The two poker rooms on Cereus Network are planning on not serving US customers anymore. Furthermore, Deutsche Bank has been sued on charges of fraud by the US Attorney responsible for the "Black Friday" crackdown on PokerStars, Full Tilt...

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U.S. Attorney General Talks Poker at DOJ Oversight Hearing

The DOJ's oversight hearing was held on Tuesday and the U.S. Attorney General was questioned about the recent poker indictments. Here's what he had to say.

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High Stakes Poker Season 7: Galfond and Doyle Join Episode 10

High Stakes Poker Season 7: Galfond and Doyle Join Episode 10
The latest episode saw some new faces joining the table, including online pro Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and the Godfather of Poker himself, Doyle Brunson. See how the action went in episode 10 right here.

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FS+G Players and Qualification Criteria Revealed

FS+G Players and Qualification Criteria Revealed
The Federated Sports + Gaming's professional poker league's inaugural season begins in August. The criteria for membership and the list of qualifiers have been released.

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PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: PokerStrategist HotKarlMC Wins €600,000

PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: PokerStrategist HotKarlMC Wins €600,000
The final table of the PokerStars.net EPT San Remo has come and gone with Rupert Elder walking away the champion. Elder began the day as the chip leader managing to hold off PokerStrategist HotKarlMC on his way to victory.

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New Professional Poker League Unveils Membership

The newly formed Federated Sports and Gaming (FS&G) released the list of 218 players eligible for the inaugural season of its professional poker league Tuesday, along with the detailed criteria for selection.  The league is slated to launch in early August and will feature four rake-free Main Events plus a championship to be held in [...]

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Federated Sports + Gaming's Annie Duke and Jeffrey Pollack Discuss Poker League Lineup

An interview with FS+G's Jeffrey Pollack & Annie Duke about the just announced poker league lineup, qualification criteria, and the implications of Black Friday.

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The Nightly Turbo: Online Poker Traffic Report, U.S. Attorney General on Poker, and More

The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day's top poker news stories including the latest online poker traffic reports, what the U.S. Attorney General thinks about the poker indictments, and more.

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WSOP Battle of the Brits

3 Official WSOP packages & 1 Official WSOPE package up for grabs… only at WSOP Online Starting from May 1, WSOP Online is offering the following: Daily ONLINE satellites 3 Qualifiers  3 OFFCIAL WSOP VIP PACKAGES to Vegas worth $16,500 each  One final tournament for the 27 players who made the final tables in the [...]

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WSOP Online British Only Main Event Qualifiers: Added Value WSOP-E Package

WSOP Online have the best main event qualifiers exclusive to British players. The highest placed Main Event finisher will also win a WSOP-E package.

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Taylor Von Kriegenbergh Wins WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

It was not quite the smooth ride that he probably would have liked, but Taylor Von Kriegenbergh got the result he wanted just the same, winning the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Showdown Monday night.  For his efforts, the recent college grad won $1,122,340, a $25,500 entry into the WPT World Championship, a [...]

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PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: HotKarlMC Advances to Final Table

PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: HotKarlMC Advances to Final Table
The PokerStars.net EPT San Remo rolls into the Final Table and PokerStrategist HotKarlMC will enter in 2nd place. HotKarlMC will chase chip leader Rupert Elder when the final day kicks off.

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European Poker Tour San Remo Day 5: Rupert Elder Leads the Final Table

The final table is set at the PokerStars European Poker Tour San Remo is set and Rupert Elder leads the way.

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World Poker Tour on FSN: Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic — Part II

FSN's broadcast of the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic featured a final table including Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Rousso, Andrew Robl, Ted Lawson, Kirk Morrison and John Racener.

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The Nightly Turbo: A New Man in the Top Spot, Tatjana Pasalic's New Sponsor, and More

ESPN released its monthly poker rankings on Friday and a new man is sitting in the top spot. We'll tell you who took over Ivey, which online poker site's patch Tatjana Pasalic is now sporting, and more.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Sunday Grind: Liv Boeree & Media Row

Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree talks to Gloria Balding about finding a reliable Internet connection while on the tournament trail.

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Taylor Von Kriegenbergh Doubling All Heading Into WPT Seminole Hard Rock Final Table

The penultimate day of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Hard Rock Showdown came to a close Sunday with just the final six players remaining, setting up Monday’s television final table.  Leading the way is Taylor Von Kriegenbergh, who used a gigantic late push to finish the day with a chip stack double that of [...]

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PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: HotKarlMC cruises into Day 5

PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: HotKarlMC cruises into Day 5
Only 24 players remain as Day 4 of PokerStars.net EPT San Remo comes to a close. PokerStrategist HotKarlMC is still in the hunt for the EPT title and the €930,000 first place prize as he finished the day in 10th place.

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The Current Situation Around "Black Friday"

The Current Situation Around "Black Friday"
Two weeks have passed since the US Department of Justice charged PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. We take a look at the situation and bring you up to speed.

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High Stakes Poker Season 7: Episode 9

High Stakes Poker Season 7: Episode 9
It's the last week with the current line-up before a new bunch are brought in. Some players lurk in the shadows while others step out and find some gamble with mixed results. Watch the latest high stakes action right here.

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EPT San Remo Cracks Money Bubble

The PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) is in full swing at the Casino San Remo in Italy, the next-to-last stop on its seventh season. With the cards in the air on Saturday, the money bubble had burst and players are taking their share of the €4,786,950 prize pool. At the start of play on Saturday, [...]

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: PokerStrategist HotKarlMC ends Day 3 in 21st place

PokerStars.net EPT San Remo: PokerStrategist HotKarlMC ends Day 3 in 21st place
PokerStars.net EPT San Remo Day 3 is in the books with only 60 players remaining. PokerStrategist HotKarlMC is still in the running with 614,000 and former WSOP Main Event winner Joe Cada ends the day in 14th place with 701,000.

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The Weekly Turbo: Full Tilt Talks Cash Outs, Kyl's Consideration, and More

The Weekly Turbo is bringing you the week's top poker news stories including the latest on cash outs from Full Tilt Poker, Senator Kyl's thoughts on Internet gambling, and more.

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Blair Hinkle Leads Final 18 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock Showdown

He’s only 24 years old, but Blair Hinkle has already accomplished more than most poker players dream of. In his brief career as a pro, Hinkle has captured a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet, a WSOP circuit ring, and a handful of major online wins, including a $1.1 million score in the FTOPS XIX [...]

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European Poker Tour San Remo Day 3: This is Spada!

A recap of Day 3 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour San Remo where Roberto Spada leads the way.

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World Series of Poker Circuit Caesars Palace Day 3: Johnson Wins Title in Under Three Hours

The 2011 WSOP-C Caesars Palace concluded Saturday afternoon with Chris Johnson taking home the gold ring and $153,599 first-place prize.

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