Saturday, March 31, 2012

Weekly Poker Tweets: Brunson Grinding, Trickett Winning, Hellmuth Stretching

Weekly Poker Tweets: Brunson Grinding, Trickett Winning, Hellmuth Stretching
Another bizarre selection of tweets, musings, brags, and twit pics from the poker elite. Check out Jason Mercier's dog, some amazing views from the EPT, and Hellmuth's new hobby.

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New Nickname Needed For Nine WSOP Final Table Participants

Over the past few years, the players lucky enough to reach the final table at the World Series of Poker main event were affectionately known as the November Nine. With the tourney ending in October in 2012, a new nickname is needed.

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No Online Poker In Utah As State Opts Out Of Federal Law

Dozens of states are considering regulating online poker, but Utah will not be one of those states after lawmakers passed a bill that makes the leisure activity illegal in the state.

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Fabrice Soulier Leads Final Table at EPT Campione

Fabrice Soulier Leads Final Table at EPT Campione
Day 4 at the EPT Campione has come to a close. The chip leaders heading into the final day of play are both respected pros - Fabrice Soulier and Olivier Busquet. Find out more about the players at the final table.

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High Stakes Round-up: Action in Macau, $1 Million Showdown, Sahamies Coming Back

High Stakes Round-up: Action in Macau, $1 Million Showdown, Sahamies Coming Back
It was a big week in the world of high stakes poker, both live and online. Ilari Sahamies finally has something to smile about, and Isildur1 takes on his biggest challenge to date.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Iowa Lawmakers Need Creativity To Keep Online Poker Bill Alive

Iowa lawmakers are searching for ways to keep an online poker bill alive after the House decided not to move on the legislation before the deadline today for non-money bills to pass.

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Daily Rewind: 'GodlikeRoy' 'Stars New Pro, Mizzi Blogs, Royal Flush Girl Profile

Daily Rewind: 'GodlikeRoy' 'Stars New Pro, Mizzi Blogs, Royal Flush Girl Profile
In today's Daily Rewind we check out the PokerStrategy.com coach who's been made a 'Stars Online Pro, listen to Sorel Mizzi lament and take a look at the latest Royal Flush girl.

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Column: The Marriage Of Online And Offline Poker

Column: The Marriage Of Online And Offline Poker
Barry Carter reflects back on the study we published last week which proved that online poker, and offline gambling, have a complimentary relationship with each other.

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Daily Rewind: bwin.party to Launch Rush, Gus's Bluff, Campos Update

Daily Rewind: bwin.party to Launch Rush, Gus's Bluff, Campos Update
Today we hear about bwin.party's new Rush Poker variant, while we laugh with Gus at an untimely bluff over in Macau. There's an update from the John Campos trial and we recap on day 2 from EPT Campione.

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Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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24 Players Remain at the EPT Campione

24 Players Remain at the EPT Campione
By the end of Day 3 at the PokerStars EPT Campione, just 24 players were left in the event. Fabrice Soulier, Olivier Busquet, and David Vamplew finished in the top half of the field. Find out what else happened on Day 3.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

EPT Campione Day 2: Vamplew, Busquet, Romanello, and Boeree Crushing

EPT Campione Day 2: Vamplew, Busquet, Romanello, and Boeree Crushing
At the end of Day 2 of the PokerStars EPT Campione, lots of well-known players still had chips to bag. David Vamplew, Olivier Busquet, Roberto Romanello, and Liv Boeree all finished the day within the top 11 places. Find out more.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Daily Rewind: Gus in Macau, Hellmuth on Legislation, DN Rants Again

Daily Rewind: Gus in Macau, Hellmuth on Legislation, DN Rants Again
Today we hear that the big game is back in Macau and Gus Hansen is back in action. We hear Phil Hellmuth's views on US legislation, recap on day 1b of EPT Campione, and hear Daniel Negreanu's latest rant...

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EPT Campione Day 1b: Chouity Leads Pro-Heavy Field

EPT Campione Day 1b: Chouity Leads Pro-Heavy Field
Day 1b at the PokerStars EPT Campione attracted tons of well-known pros, and at the end of play Nicolas Chouity boasted the largest chip stack. Find out what else happened.

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Interview with Poker Economist Ingo Fiedler

Interview with Poker Economist Ingo Fiedler
We speak to one of the authors of an exclusive report on the relationship between online and offline gambling revenues, and the state of the US poker market, which we released last week, Ingo Fiedler of the University of Hamburg.

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Revenue Figures For 888 Holdings Suggest Online Poker Is Popular

Online poker hit a snag in the US last year when three major companies were indicted for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. 2011 revenue figures from 888 Holdings shows that online poker is popular as ever.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Daily Rewind: Micromillions Main Event, Premier League, EPT Campione Begins

Daily Rewind: Micromillions Main Event, Premier League, EPT Campione Begins
Today we recap on the Micromillions Main Event and look at the complete lineup for the PartyPoker Premier League. We look forward to EPT Campione and hear there's a new female poker prodigy in town...

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EPT Campione Day 1a: Quiet Day in a Quiet Town

EPT Campione Day 1a: Quiet Day in a Quiet Town
The first day of play at the inaugural EPT Campione went very smoothly. Italian Davide Andreoni and Chilean Nick Yunis finished the day with the biggest stacks, and several high-profile pros are expected to enter the event on Day 1b.

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John Campos Pleads Guilty and Poker Trial Won't Take Place

John Campos Pleads Guilty and Poker Trial Won't Take Place
Payment processor John Campos pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge on Tuesday. This means that his highly anticipated trial which may have questioned the legality of online poker in the US will not take place.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Weekly Poker Tweets: Negreanu vs 2+2, Hellmuth Wears Green Shirt, Doyle's Cake

Weekly Poker Tweets: Negreanu vs 2+2, Hellmuth Wears Green Shirt, Doyle's Cake
It has been another busy week in the world of poker and twitter, particularly if you are Daniel Negreanu. Plus we have some of the best twit pics of the week and more.

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New Nickname Needed For Nine WSOP Final Table Participants

Over the past few years, the players lucky enough to reach the final table at the World Series of Poker main event were affectionately known as the November Nine. With the tourney ending in October in 2012, a new nickname is needed.

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No Online Poker In Utah As State Opts Out Of Federal Law

Dozens of states are considering regulating online poker, but Utah will not be one of those states after lawmakers passed a bill that makes the leisure activity illegal in the state.

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EPT Campione Begins Today

EPT Campione Begins Today
The European Poker Tour says "bon giorno" to Italy today as the first ever EPT Campione begins. Cassin, in northern Italy, plays host to the €5,300 buy-in tournament which begins today.

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Column: Betting on Poker

Column: Betting on Poker
Barry Carter discusses the history of poker betting markets at sportsbooks, and considers whether the upcoming iSeriesLIVE event can turn them into a sustainable long term business in poker.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

High Stakes Round-up: Biggest Winner & Losers This Year, Handling Massive Losses

High Stakes Round-up: Biggest Winner & Losers This Year, Handling Massive Losses
We take a look at how 2012 has been so far in the world of high stakes poker, and the biggest winner and loser are both Finnish. Plus, we have a blog on how to cope with heavy losses and much more.

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Iowa Lawmakers Need Creativity To Keep Online Poker Bill Alive

Iowa lawmakers are searching for ways to keep an online poker bill alive after the House decided not to move on the legislation before the deadline today for non-money bills to pass.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Daily Rewind - Bwin.Party on iPad, All In Reviews & Brunson Blogs

Daily Rewind - Bwin.Party on iPad, All In Reviews & Brunson Blogs
In today's Daily Rewind get the latest on Bwin.Party's latest innovation, get the mainstream verdict on All In and reminisce with Doyle Brunson. All that plus a fresh high stakes challenge in the making.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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Daily Rewind - Tzvetkoff to Testify, Negreanu vs. 2+2 & MTT Success with Selbst

Daily Rewind - Tzvetkoff to Testify, Negreanu vs. 2+2 & MTT Success with Selbst
In today's Daily Rewind we see why Daniel Tzvetkoff could help sentence the Black Friday indicted, get gossip on Daniel Negreanu's spat with 2+2 and some tips for success from Vanessa Selbst.

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Exclusive: Online Poker's Complementary Effect On Offline Gambling Market

Exclusive: Online Poker's Complementary Effect On Offline Gambling Market
PokerStrategy.com can reveal an exclusive study by the Universities of Nevada and Hamburg which prove that online poker has a positive effect on the offline gambling market. The study also presents some staggering statistics on the size of the...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daily Rewind: Robl on Tony G, PT4 Beta Release, iSeriesLIVE, Elie/Campos

Daily Rewind: Robl on Tony G, PT4 Beta Release, iSeriesLIVE, Elie/Campos
Today Andrew Robl bites back at Tony G, we take a peek at PokerTracker 4's beta release and look forward to poker's latest innovation, iSeriesLIVE. We also get the latest from the Chad Elie and John Campos trial.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Daily Rewind: Blom Bests Kanu7, SpeckBasu Ships Sunday Million, HEM Zoom Update

Daily Rewind: Blom Bests Kanu7, SpeckBasu Ships Sunday Million, HEM Zoom Update
Today we hear about Viktor Blom's victory in the Superstar Showdown. PokerStrategist SpeckBasu wins big in the Sunday Million, Chris Moorman finally takes down a live tournament and HEM release an update for Zoom Poker.

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How Damaging Is Multitasking To Poker Players?

How Damaging Is Multitasking To Poker Players?
Barry Carter is joined once again by mental game expert Jared Tendler, this time to discuss the negative impact that multitasking and distractions like email or twitter could have on a poker player's performance at the tables.

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Revenue Figures For 888 Holdings Suggest Online Poker Is Popular

Online poker hit a snag in the US last year when three major companies were indicted for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. 2011 revenue figures from 888 Holdings shows that online poker is popular as ever.

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Daily Rewind - MicroMillions Stats, Torelli on Downswings & "Kanu7" Speaks

Daily Rewind - MicroMillions Stats, Torelli on Downswings & "Kanu7" Speaks
In today's Daily Rewind we catch up with the latest MicroMillions results, learn how to get over losses with Alec Torelli and hear from "Kanu7" ahead of his battle with "Isildur1".

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Frederik Jensen Wins the EPT Madrid!

Frederik Jensen Wins the EPT Madrid!
Danish poker pro Frederik Jensen was the last man standing in the EPT Madrid on Saturday. This is his first major tournament victory, and he'll take home €495,000 for his achievement. Find out what happened at the final table.

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Weekly Poker Tweets: Boeree Photos, ElkY Leaves Vegas, Lindgren's Deleted Tweet

Weekly Poker Tweets: Boeree Photos, ElkY Leaves Vegas, Lindgren's Deleted Tweet
More twitpic fun from the biggest names in poker, including a bizarre image of ElkY leaving Vegas, a funny photoshop involving Liv Boeree and Vanessa Selbst, and a tweet that got quickly deleted by Erica Lindgren.

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ultimate Bet Payouts Questioned In Online Poker Cheat Scandal

Poker players who were the victims of the worst cheating scheme in online poker history have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of Ultimate Bet, the site on which the cheating scandal took place.

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New Nickname Needed For Nine WSOP Final Table Participants

Over the past few years, the players lucky enough to reach the final table at the World Series of Poker main event were affectionately known as the November Nine. With the tourney ending in October in 2012, a new nickname is needed.

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Daily Rewind - More on FS+G's Debts, Tilly in The Simpsons, Paying the Bubble

Daily Rewind - More on FS+G's Debts, Tilly in The Simpsons, Paying the Bubble
In today's Daily Rewind, Card Player respond to FS+G's press release, Jennifer Tilly teaches poker to The Simpsons, Matt Savage discusses the bubble and PT4 goes beta.

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Final Table Reached at EPT Madrid

Final Table Reached at EPT Madrid
With Day 4 in the books, just 8 players are still standing in the PokerStars EPT Madrid. On Saturday the tournament will continue until just one player has been crowned the EPT Madrid champion. Find out who reached the final table.

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High Stakes Round-up: Galfond Bounces Back, Grundy's Graph, Blom Swings (Again)

High Stakes Round-up: Galfond Bounces Back, Grundy's Graph, Blom Swings (Again)
March has been kind to Phil Galfond, who has gone from one of the biggest losers of 2012 to one of the biggest winners. Viktor Blom has had another turbulent week, and Ben Grundy has almost hit his profit goal for the year already.

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Interview with All In: The Poker Movie Director Doug Tirola

Interview with All In: The Poker Movie Director Doug Tirola
We speak to Doug Tirola, the director of All In: The Poker Movie, to talk about Black Friday's impact on the movie, and the controversial scenes that feature Howard Lederer

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Iowa Lawmakers Need Creativity To Keep Online Poker Bill Alive

Iowa lawmakers are searching for ways to keep an online poker bill alive after the House decided not to move on the legislation before the deadline today for non-money bills to pass.

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Column: How Twitter Is Changing Poker

Column: How Twitter Is Changing Poker
Barry Carter explains why he thinks anyone with an interest in poker needs to open an account on twitter, and how the social media platform is changing the way we think about poker.

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PokerStars Zoom Poker Live at Microstakes

PokerStars Zoom Poker Live at Microstakes
PokerStars has now launched Zoom Poker, their fast-moving ring game, for microstakes games ($0.01/$0.02). Find out all about the features of the latest PokerStars product here.

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EPT Madrid Down to 24 Players

EPT Madrid Down to 24 Players
On Day 3 of the PokerStars EPT Madrid, the field decreased from 116 to just 24 players. The remaining players, including Joao Paulo Simao, Ilan Boujenah and Mike McDonald, will play down to an 8-handed final table on Friday.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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Mike "Timex" McDonald Leads EPT Madrid After Day 2

Mike "Timex" McDonald Leads EPT Madrid After Day 2
The second day of play at the PokerStars EPT Madrid is complete. Mike "Timex" McDonald is the overall chip leader, and McLean Karr finished the day in 5th place. Find out what happened on Day 2.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Full Tilt Poker Takeover Deal Imminent?

Full Tilt Poker Takeover Deal Imminent?
Rumors are rapidly spreading that Groupe Bernard Tapie's long-awaited takeover of Full Tilt Poker's assets is likely to be finalized over the next several days. Find out the details.

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Daniel Negreanu Interview: Full Tilt, Erick Lindgren and Why He Speaks Up

Daniel Negreanu Interview: Full Tilt, Erick Lindgren and Why He Speaks Up
We spoke to Daniel Negreanu in Las Vegas yesterday and chatted with him about a range of topics, from the Epic Poker League to Erick Lindgren and his role as poker's "voice of the people".

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Daily Rewind: Hellmuth Swerves Premier League, Lock Security, FS+G Bankruptcy

Daily Rewind: Hellmuth Swerves Premier League, Lock Security, FS+G Bankruptcy
Today we hear that Phil Hellmuth may not be competing in this year's PartyPoker Premier League. New security issues hit Lock Poker, and we look at some interesting details emerging through Wicked Chops Poker surrounding the FS+G bankruptcy.

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Top 10 Most Interesting Poker Tweeters

Top 10 Most Interesting Poker Tweeters
Self-confessed twitter geek Barry Carter picks out his top ten most interesting tweeters from the world of poker that he believes everyone with an interest in the game should be following.

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EPT Madrid Day 1a: Adeniya Sits Comfortably in 8th Place

EPT Madrid Day 1a: Adeniya Sits Comfortably in 8th Place
The first day of play at the 2012 PokerStars EPT Madrid is in the books. English poker pro Martins Adeniya and Romanian businessman Anton Ionel are the best-known players with big stacks at the end of the day. Find out what happened on Day 1a.

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EPT Madrid Day 1b: Massive Turnout Includes Tons of Well-Known Pros

EPT Madrid Day 1b: Massive Turnout Includes Tons of Well-Known Pros
Attendance for the second starting day at the EPT Madrid was a massive success compared to Day 1a. David Benyamine, Faraz Jaka, McLean Karr, and David Vamplew all have big stacks, and tons of other pros are still alive as well.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Revenue Figures For 888 Holdings Suggest Online Poker Is Popular

Online poker hit a snag in the US last year when three major companies were indicted for violating the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. 2011 revenue figures from 888 Holdings shows that online poker is popular as ever.

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Rumors Flying Over Possible Phil Ivey Sighting On PokerStars

Phil Ivey has been laying low on the poker scene since Full Tilt Poker decided not to pay back US online poker players, but rumors have been flying over the weekend that Ivey has surfaced on PokerStars.

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Ultimate Bet Payouts Questioned In Online Poker Cheat Scandal

Poker players who were the victims of the worst cheating scheme in online poker history have filed a lawsuit against the parent company of Ultimate Bet, the site on which the cheating scandal took place.

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New Nickname Needed For Nine WSOP Final Table Participants

Over the past few years, the players lucky enough to reach the final table at the World Series of Poker main event were affectionately known as the November Nine. With the tourney ending in October in 2012, a new nickname is needed.

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New Jersey, Iowa, California Emerge As Online Poker Candidates

Now that Nevada is getting close to opening online poker rooms, California, Iowa, and New Jersey are picked by analysts as the most likely states to join Nevada in the online gambling business this year.

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EPT Madrid Begins Today

EPT Madrid Begins Today
The European Poker Tour returns to Spain for the EPT Madrid. The earlier Spanish event in this season, EPT Barcelona, saw a PokerStrategy.com Black Member win the title.

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Daily Rewind: All About Blom, $6m Sunday Million, EPT Madrid

Daily Rewind: All About Blom, $6m Sunday Million, EPT Madrid
Today's Rewind may as well be titled "The Daily Blom" with everyone's favourite highstakes reg dominating the news. We also recap the winners from the $6m Sunday Million and look forward to EPT Madrid.

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Interview With Poker Power Tweeter Kevin "KevMath" Mathers

Interview With Poker Power Tweeter Kevin "KevMath" Mathers
Barry Carter catches up with one of the most influential tweeters in the poker industry, Kevin Mathers, who has over 10,000 followers on twitter and counting.

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Daily Rewind - WPT Bay 101 Winner, Everleaf in Trouble, Galfond on Lindgren

Daily Rewind - WPT Bay 101 Winner, Everleaf in Trouble, Galfond on Lindgren
In today's Daily Rewind we find out who captured the WPT Bay 101 title, why Everleaf Gaming could be in trouble, as well as Phil Galfond's loan advice.

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Weekly Poker Tweets: Special Picture Edition

Weekly Poker Tweets: Special Picture Edition
Another busy week on the twittersphere, and this week it seems that the biggest names in poker have been busy with their camera phones, as they have been sharing lots of pictures with their followers showing what they do away from the tables.

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Daily Rewind: Pro in Murder Trial, EPL Analysis & Mickey Petersen Speaks

Daily Rewind: Pro in Murder Trial, EPL Analysis & Mickey Petersen Speaks
In today's Daily Rewind we find out about a poker pro on trial for murder, see why the EPL's demise isn't poker's loss and hear from the latest EPT champion.

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Why Do Good Players Go Broke?

Why Do Good Players Go Broke?
Barry Carter and PokerStrategy.com mental game coach Jared Tendler discuss why players who win millions of dollars can seemingly throw it all away and end up in the poor house.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Poker Room Rivalry Heats Up In South Florida

Stax is the latest addition to the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino, and the new poker room has created a budding rivalry between South Florida poker hot spots.

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Column: Is Daniel Negreanu The Saviour Of Poker?

Column: Is Daniel Negreanu The Saviour Of Poker?
Following his outspoken video blog rants against big names in the poker industry, Barry Carter asks whether Daniel Negreanu should be expected to fight all of the poker community's battles?

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Daily Rewind - Bay 101 Update, Mizzi's Theatrics and PAD's Logo Slip

Daily Rewind - Bay 101 Update, Mizzi's Theatrics and PAD's Logo Slip
In today's Daily Rewind we get the latest from WPT's Bay 101 event, check out Sorel Mizzi's latest publicity stunt and find out why the latest Poker After Dark episode caused a stir. All that plus Viktor Blom's epic start to...

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