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Daniel Negreanu Vents Over Chris Ferguson's Lack of Statement to Public

Daniel Negreanu continues to stew over Chris Ferguson's lack of a statement to the poker playing public.

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Brian Rast Wins Bike Bet Against Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian

Brian Rast successfully completed a bicycle bet earlier this week, winning 600k in the process.

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Olivier Busquet Defeats JC Alvarado in MMA Fight

Olivier Busquet destroyed JC Alvarado earlier tonight to win their mixed martial arts fight in Las Vegas.

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MMA Fight Between Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado To Take Place This Thursday Night

A mixed martial arts fight between Olivier Busquet and JC Alvarado is set to take place this Thursday night in Las Vegas.

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Dan Bilzerian/Bill Perkins Las Vegas-LA Bike Bet Remains a Story Over a Week After Its Completion

The controversy of the Bill Perkins/Dan Bilzerian wager continues to rage on more than a week after the bet was concluded.

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Amaya Inc.: 100 Million Customer Registrations and Counting

Amaya Inc. revealed earlier this week that their aggregate customer registrations had formally topped the 100 million mark during the first quarter of 2016.

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Antonio Esfandiari To Donate Proceeds From Now Infamous Prop Bet To Charity

Antonio Esfandiari has elected to donate the proceeds from his now infamous lunge prop bet to two different charities.

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Brian Rast vs Sorel Mizzi Fight Set For December 30th

A fight between Brian Rast and Sorel Mizzi is set to take place on December 30th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Andy Bloch's Las Vegas Home Reportedly Goes Up For Sale

According to reports, Andy Bloch's beautiful Las Vegas home has officially gone up for sale at an asking price of a little less than $9 million.

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Erica Lindgren Named as Poker Ambassador For Sands Poker Room

Erica Lindgren was named the new Ambassador for the Sands Poker room earlier today - what do you think about the signing?

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Olivier Busquet To Fight JC Alvarado in MMA Contest

Olivier Busquet is set to take on JC Alvarado in a mixed martial arts fight that is set to take place in April of next year.

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Shares of Amaya Inc. Continue To Trade Higher After New Jersey News

Shares of Amaya Inc. have surged after New Jersey's online gaming regulators finally decided to approve the company's application to operate in their state.

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888 Holdings To Receive 5.7 Million Pound Breakup Fee After They Fail in Bid To Acquire Bwin.Party

888 Holdings has failed in their bid to acquire Bwin.Party though they will still be receiving a breakup fee of almost 6 million pounds for their troubles.

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Borgata Responds To Phil Ivey Countersuit

The lawsuit between Phil Ivey and the Borgata continued last week after the Borgata filed a response to Ivey and his countersuit.

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Bluff Media To Shut Its Doors

Bluff Media is shutting its doors, likely due to the extremely slow growth of legalized online poker in the United States.

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Erick Lindgren Files Bankruptcy For Second Time

Erick Lindgren has filed for bankruptcy for a second time in three years, as he reportedly owes over $8 million in debts.

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15,000+ People Watch "ElkY" Make SCOOP Final Table

Over 15,000 people watched Bertrand Grospellier, aka ElkY, make the final table of a high-limit SCOOP event earlier today.

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Pokerstars to Release Daniel Negreanu Documentary

Pokerstars is planning on releasing a documentary in the future featuring Canadian superstar Daniel Negreanu titled KidPoker.

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"Brains vs AI" Challenge Nearing Completion

The Brains vs AI competition is nearing its completion with the Human group holding a very large lead over its competition.

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Daniel Negreanu Leading Charge For NHL Expansion Team in Las Vegas

The NHL is thinking about expanding to Las Vegas and Daniel Negreanu is trying his best to make that a reality.

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Dan Bilzerian Arrested at LAX Airport

Dan Bilzerian, the self-proclaimed Instagram playboy, was arrested on Tuesday at LAX Airport.

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Shares of Amaya Gaming Group Down 26% From Their Highs

Shares of the Amaya Gaming Group have sagged considerably over the past few weeks or so.

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Jerry Yang's WSOP Watch Sold on Ebay For Over $6,200

A watch that formerly belonged to World Series of Poker main event winner Jerry Yang was recently sold on Ebay for over $6,200.

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Ali Tekintamgac Sentenced To Three Years, Five Months in Prison

Ali Tekintamgac has been sentenced to prison in Germany following his being found guilty of running a poker cheating ring.

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Jean-Robert Bellande Gets His Bentley Back

Jean-Roberte Bellande's summer went from bad to worse when he was arrested and his Bentley got impounded, but things are now getting back on track.

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Sheldon Adelson Bounces Pokernews From MSPT Event

Sheldon Adelson continued his anti-online gambling stance by not allowing Pokernews to cover a recent Venetian event.

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New Jersey Woman Charged After Trying To Claim Identity Theft Following $10k Loss

A New Jersey woman has been charged after trying to claim identity theft following an online gambling loss of nearly $10,000.

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Daniel Negreanu Speaks Out on Phil Ivey/Borgata Situation

Daniel Negreanu recently spoke out on the situation between Phil Ivey and the Borgata and said that he 100% sided with Ivey.

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Draftday.com Acquired By MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

Draftday.com, which was co-founded by Andrew Wiggins and Taylor Caby, is being acquired by MGT Capital Investments, Inc.

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Christmas Miracle: Poker Player Has $300,000 Returned to Him by Cab Driver

An unnamed poker player received an incredible break when an honest cab driver returned the $300,000 that the player had forgotten in his cab.

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New Jersey Releases List of Sites Allowed to Participate in "Soft Play" Period

A full list of the company's who are approved to participate in New Jersey's soft launch was released earlier this week.

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Tom Dwan: "Had My Biggest Loss Ever"

According to Tom Dwan's Twitter account, he recently suffered the biggest single loss of his career.

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Phil Ivey To Crockfords: I Read The Cards, But I Didn't Cheat

Phil Ivey and his team of lawyers are demanding payment from Crockfords, but the UK's oldest casino isn't willing to pay, so the matter is going to court.

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2014 Aussie Millions Schedule Released

The schedule for the 2014 Aussie Millions tournament, set to be hosted by the Crown Melbourne, has now been released to the public.

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Andrew Robl vs J.C. Alvarado MMA Fight Coming in November

Andrew Robl and JC Alvarado are planning on fighting each other in a mixed martial arts fight in November.

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Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet and Watch Up For Sale

Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker bracelet and watch are being auctioned off through Heritage Auctions.

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Phil Ivey Sues UK Casino

According to published reports, Phil Ivey and his team of lawyers have launched a lawsuit against a UK casino to gain access to nearly $12 million USD in casino winnings.

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Caesars Entertainment Drops, Recovers in Wild Trading Day

Shares of Caesars Entertainment Corporation tanked and then rallied during a hectic day of trading.

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IveyPoker Purchases LeggoPoker

According to a press release that was circulated earlier today, IveyPoker has agreed to buy LeggoPoker.

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Daniel Negreanu Withdraws From National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Daniel Negreanu has decided to withdraw from the National Heads-Up Poker Championship, citing a previous commitment to a friend.

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Viktor "Isildur1" Blom To Play in National Heads-Up Poker Championship

Viktor Blom, aka Isildur1, has confirmed that he will be participating in the upcoming National Heads-up Poker Championship on NBC.

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Isaac Haxton Named as Newest Member of "Team Pokerstars Online"

Isaac Haxton, aka philivey2694 on Pokerstars, has revealed that he is the newest member of Team Pokerstars Online.

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UK Casino Withholding $11.7 Million Win From Phil Ivey

According to the Daily Mail, Phil Ivey is having an $11 million plus win withheld from him by a United Kingdom casino.

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Phil Galfond Sells His Famous New York Apartment

Phil Galfond has reportedly offloaded his famous New York apartment (complete with slide) for $3.3 million.

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Antonio Esfandiari Appears on The Howard Stern Show

Earlier this week, Antonio Esfandiari made an appearance on the Howard Stern Show in New York City.

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Shares of Bwin.Party Down 5% After First Half Earnings Report

Shares of Bwin.Party are currently trading near all-time lows after the company released its first half numbers.

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Reuters: Zynga, Bwin.Party Both Considered Bids For Full Tilt Poker

According to Reuters, Zynga, Bwin.Party and several land-based casinos were all interested in purchasing Full Tilt Poker.

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Zynga: First Gambling Products Should Be Released in First Half of 2013

Zynga revealed in a recent conference call that they expect their first gambling products to be released in the first half of 2013.

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Player Skips Full Day of Play in WSOP Main Event For Religious Reasons

Jarrett Nash made Day 5 of the World Series of Poker main event and then skipped it due to the Jewish Sabbath.

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It's Official: The BIG ONE for ONE DROP Is a Sell Out

According to Guy Laliberte, the first ever BIG ONE for ONE DROP is a sellout.

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Zynga Hires Its First Lobbyists

Zynga has hired its first lobbyists as it attempts to help reform online gaming law in the United States.

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WCP: "RaiseOnce" is Definitely Phil Ivey

Wicked Chops Poker has confirmed that RaiseOnce on Pokerstars is, in fact, Phil Ivey.

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Terrence Chan Wins His Professional MMA Debut

Professional poker player Terrence Chan won his professional MMA debut earlier today over Alex Lee.

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Phil Gordon Raises Money For His New Venture

Phil Gordon is off starting a new venture called Jawfish Games, and recently raised almost a million dollars for the venture.

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Alan Meltzer - One Final Act of Generosity

Alan Meltzer, former high stakes poker player, decided to make his chauffeur a millionaire after his death.

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Pokerstars CEO Steps Down

The CEO of Pokerstars, Gabi Campos, will be leaving their post as of early February. What happened?

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Randy "nanonoko" Lew (Barely) Enters Himself Into the Guinness Book of World Records

Randy Lew, aka nanonoko, entered himself into the Guinness Book of World Records earlier today after setting the record for most hands played in an eight hour period.

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Court Documents: Phil Ivey Was Receiving $920k Per Month From Tiltware

According to recently released court documents, Phil Ivey was receiving 920k per month from Tiltware.

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Luciaetta Ivey Sues Phil Ivey, Lawyers

Luciaetta Ivey has sued Phil Ivey, Ivey's lawyer and her former lawyer, claiming that the three of them were involved in a conspiracy against her.

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"ElkY" vs Veldhuis Kickboxing Match Set for Tomorrow

The kickboxing match between Bertrand Grospellier and Lex Veldhuis is set to take place tomorrow.

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Laurent Tapie: The ISPT is Real and Will Begin Next Year

Laurent Tapie revealed earlier today that the ISPT is real and will be hosting its first event in September of 2012.

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Gus Hansen Proclaims His Innocence

Gus Hansen, through statements by his agent, says that he had no idea what was going on at Full Tilt Poker.

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EPL Indefinitely Suspends Ferguson and Lederer

The Epic Poker League has just announced that they are indefinitely suspending both Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer.

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Full Tilt Poker Attorney Answering Questions on TwoPlusTwo

Full Tilt Poker attorney Jeff Ifrah is currently fielding questions on Twoplustwo.com.

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Bwin.Party Shares in Freefall

Shares of bwin.party are in freefall - shares have struggled mightily since Black Friday in April.

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Barry Greenstein's Car Stolen, Returned Within Minutes

Barry Greenstein had his car stolen and return to him within just an hour. Read the details here.

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Steve Z and the Case of the Seized Diamonds

According to the Toronto Sun, Steve Zolotow had nearly $1 million worth of diamonds seized by Canadian Customs authorities back in 2000.

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Jamie Gold Makes an Appearance on TMZ.com

According to TMZ.com, Jamie Gold is being sued by the Borgata after he reportedly bounced a check for over 50k.

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Patrik Antonius Crushes Brandon Adams to Win Tennis Prop Bet

Patrik Antonius beat Brandon Adams 6-0, 6-1 to win their tennis prop bet.

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News from Twitter: Erica Schoenberg Pregnant, WSOP Numbers Still Strong

Erica Schoenberg is pregnant, and WSOP numbers are still strong in this look at recent Twitter news.

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Erick Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg Get Married

Erick Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg tied the knot in Santa Barbara earlier today in an event that was well-attended by poker's elite.

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Isaac Haxton Offering To Sell $300k of AP/UB Money for 20 Cents on the Dollar

Isaac Haxton is trying to get rid of 300k that he currently has on UB and AP, and he is willing to take a large hair cut to get his money off.

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Irresponsible Journalism FTW

A number of journalists speculated that US players wouldn't be getting their money back, only to end up looking foolish a few days later.

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Lex "RasZi" Veldhuis vs Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

According to Lex Veldhuis' Twitter account, Veldhuis and Bertrand Grospellier will be squaring off in a kickboxing match in late May.

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Robert Varkonyi Reportedly Falls Victim to Ponzi Scheme

According to Forbes.com, Robert Varkonyi and his wife have fallen victim to a Ponzi scheme.

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Daniel Negreanu vs Isildur1 Rematch Betting Odds

Viktor Blom, fresh off of his destruction of Daniel Negreanu is their first Superstar Showdown match, is listed as a big favorite in the rematch.

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Daniel Negreanu vs Viktor Blom Betting Odds

Daniel Negreanu vs Viktor Blom Betting Odds - Betting odds for the next Superstar Showdown match are currently available through Pinnacle Sports.

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Andrew Robl Might Want to Fight You

Andrew Robl Fighting Challenge - Andrew Robl recently issued a challenge to the poker community.

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Kathy Liebert Takes Aim at Howard Lederer

Kathy Liebert has taken to her Twitter account over the past few days to bash Full Tilt Poker bigwig Howard Lederer.

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Erik Seidel Takes Over The #1 Spot on the All-Time Money List

Erik Seidel All-Time Money List - Erik Seidel has now moved past Daniel Negreanu on the all-time money list thanks to his win at the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

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Tom Dwan Sets The Record Straight on Those $11 Million Pot Rumors..

According to Tom Dwan, the 11 million dollar pot that he was rumored to have been involved in earlier in the week never happened.

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No Hellmuth for "Dancing With The Stars"

Phil Hellmuth is a no-go for Dancing With the Stars, as the Poker Brat was not on the list of participants of the newest season of the show.

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Peter Eastgate Is Officially Back

2008 World Series of Poker main event champion Peter Eastgate made his official return to the poker world earlier today at the EPT Copenhagen.

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Haseeb Qureshi Recounts Ashton Griffin's 70 Miles in 24 Hours Prop Bet

Haseeb Qureshi recently posted a blog titled The Million Dollar Bet, Part 1. The blog takes a look at the origins of Ashton Griffin's insane endurance running prop bet.

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Phil Hellmuth Meets George W. Bush

Phil Hellmuth recently met up with George W. Bush at the opening of the 43rd President's library - Hellmuth even posted pictures.

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I've Got Your Super High Roller Event Right Here..

There will be a Super High Roller event at the 2011 Aussie Millions, but this Super High Roller event will cost 250k to buy in to.

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Media Watch: Phil Hellmuth Appears on TMZ.com, Dang Brothers Interviewed by PokerStatic

Phil Hellmuth recently appeared on TMZ.com in regards to a poker game with caddies, while the Dang brothers are interviewed by PokerStatic.com.

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Rounders 2 On The Way

Miramax Films and Weinstein Co. recently jointly revealed that a sequel to poker movie Rounders is on the way.

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John Racener Arrested, Charged With His Third DUI

John Racener, who recently finished as the runner-up in the 2010 World Series of Poker, was recently arrested and charged with his third DUI according to the St. Petersburg Times.

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Peter Eastgate's WSOP Main Event Bracelet Auction Update

The auction for Peter Eastgate's WSOP bracelet has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of days, with Tony G announcing that he would be the one who would end up buying the bracelet.

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Tony G "Apologizes" To Andrew Robl

Tony G offered a hilarious and insincere apology to Andrew Robl following the G's outburst on a recent episode of The Big Game.

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Another Poker Related World Record Has Been Broken

The record for the largest ever poker chip stack was broken earlier this week by the Paddy Power Poker team.

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Scott Montgomery Robbed at the Bellagio

Scott Montgomery reportedly lost 2,000 dollars in a robbery at the Bellagio earlier this week - he reported the details on his Twitter account.

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A Bad Time For Internet Connection Issues..

joeysweetp picked a bad time to have Internet connection issues while 10-handed at the final table of the WCOOP.

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Is the US Government Gearing Up For a Run at Full Tilt Poker?

Former Full Tilt employee Jason Newitt recently received a subpoena from the US District Court, which has led some to believe that a bigger action against Full Tilt may be forthcoming.

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Phil Ivey vs Luke Schwartz

Phil Ivey and Luke Schwartz got into a confrontation at the WPT London earlier today. Read all of the details here.

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The Annie Duke/Daniel Negreanu Feud Continues To Rage On

The Annie Duke / Daniel Negreanu feud, which has raged on for many years, boiled over once again this past week.

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More Details of the Ted Forrest $2 Million Weight Loss Bet Emerge

Additional details of Ted Forrest's unbelievable prop bet with Mike Matusow have emerged over the past few weeks. You can read about the story here.

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Wicked Chops Poker Publishes Part 2 Of Their Ultimatebet Superuser Series

Wicked Chops Poker released the second installment of their Ultimatebet superuser series earlier this week. The report is thorough and may contain details that you weren't aware of.

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Phil "Unabomber" Laak Hospitalized After ATV Accident

Phil Laak, also known as the Unabomber, was hospitalized earlier today after suffering injuries in an ATV accident.

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A New "durrrr Challenge" On The Horizon?

Who is up next in the durrrr challenge? Will it be Brian Townsend, aka sbrugby, or will it be jungleman12?

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Ted Forrest Wins Monster Weight Loss Prop Bet

Ted Forrest has collected on a two million dollar prop bet after losing a staggering 50 pounds in just two months. Mike Matusow and Justin Smith were apparently on the other side of the bet.

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WPT Bellagio Cup VI Gets Under Way on Sunday

The ninth season of the World Poker Tour will kick off on Sunday afternoon when the Bellagio Cup VI gets under way in Las Vegas. In other news, Kimberly Lansing is making a comeback to the WPT.

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Peter Eastgate "Taking a Break" From Professional Poker

World Series of Poker main event champion Peter Eastgate has announced that he is taking a break from poker - this break will include skipping the WSOP main event.

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Tom Dwan Surfaces on Twitter

Tom Dwan has finally created his own Twitter account, much to the delights of his many fans and followers.

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Fight Between Harrah's And Everest Poker Rages On

The legal battle between Everest Poker and Harrah's continues to escalate, with Everest Gaming Ltd. filing a trademark infringement suit against Harrah's earlier this week.

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PokerNews Tries Again with "PokerNews Strategy"

Pokernews Strategy relaunched today after a long, nearly two-year hiatus. The site will feature content from the likes of Randy Lew and Tony G.

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Phil Laak Shatters the Poker Endurance Record

Phil Laak didn't just beat Paul Zimbler's record for the longest ever poker session - he destroyed it by over a day.

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Phil Hellmuth Falls Short, Phil Laak Still Going

Phil Hellmuth fell short in his bid to win his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet, and Phil Laak's World Record attempt continues.

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"The Grinder" Is Doing Well Again, and Phil Laak Reaches The Halfway Point

Michael Mizrachi is leading the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship after Day 1, and the Phil Laak endurance challenge continues.

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Phil Laak Has Started His Poker Endurance World Record Attempt

Phil Laak started his attempt at entering himself into the Guinness Book of World Records at the Bellagio earlier today. Can he make it the entire way?

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Bodog Spends Millions to Purchase Slots.com

Earlier today, Bodogbrand.com announced that they had purchased Slots.com for around 4 million pounds, which works out to about $6 million.

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Phil Hellmuth Makes Appearance in New Ludacris Video

Phil Hellmuth has decided to grace us with his presence in a new Ludacris video featuring Trey Songz. Enjoy..

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"The Ivey Room" To Be Officially Unveiled on May 22nd

The Ivey Room will officially be opening on May 22nd at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The room will open with a one million dollar freeroll for selected guests.

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Daniel Tzvetkoff Arrested In Las Vegas on Money Laundering Charges

Daniel Tzvetkoff, who founded Intabill a few years back, was arrested in Las Vegas on Friday on money laundering charges and faces up to 75 years in jail.

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"Isildur1" A No-Go, "durrrr" Continues to Roll and "Jesus" Gets Into Movies

Isildur1 will not be making the trip to London for PartyPoker.com's Big Game IV, durrrr up eight million on FTP since beginning of December and Chris Ferguson gets into the movie business.

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Online Gambling Industry Dealt Temporary Setback In Kentucky Domain Case

The Kentucky Supreme Court dealt the online gambling industry a temporary setback this week, reversing a Court of Appeals ruling due to a technicality.

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Two Suspects in EPT Berlin Robbery Arrested

German police have received a big break in the EPT Berlin robbery case after one of the perpetrators of the crime turned himself into police.

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Armed Robbery at EPT Berlin

Six masked men stormed the EPT Berlin main event earlier today, stealing around 240k Euros in the process. Here is a quick recap of the situation.

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NAPT Venetian $25k Bounty Shootout Starting Tables Announced

The starting tables of the 25,000 High Roller Bounty Shootout at the NAPT Venetian have now been set - Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Barry Greenstein will all be participating.

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Ivey Reportedly Loses Big Super Bowl Bet, A New "durrrr" Blog Entry and More

Phil Ivey reportedly puts down a big bet on the Colts and loses, Tom Dwan posts a new blog entry and the sixth season of High Stakes Poker begins this Sunday.

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Hoyt Wins, T.J. Cloutier Will Get His Bracelet Back and More

Hoyt Corkins wins his second WPT title, T.J. Cloutier to get his WSOP bracelet back and Anurag Dikshit sells the last of his Partygaming stake.

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Phil Ivey #1 on All Time Money List

Phil Ivey, thanks to his second place finish in the 100k Aussie Millions Challenge, passed Daniel Negreanu to claim the top spot on the all time tournament money list.

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News Update: Cole South, Gus Hansen, Aussie Millions and More

Cole South wins a big pot, Gus Hansen up big in January, and T.J. Cloutier's bracelet is up for grabs on Ebay.

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Phil Ivey Gets Divorced

According to TMZ.com, Phil and Luciaetta Ivey have filed for and received a divorce in Las Vegas. No word as to the reasons for the split.

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Pokerstars Now Officially Owns Pokerpages.com

Pokerstars.com now owns Pokerpages.com, which leads many to ask the question - what exactly are their plans for the site?

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Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Files Suit Against Dutch Boyd

Dutch Boyd has been served with a lawsuit from Two Plus Two Publishing LLC after reportedly registering the domain name twoplustwopoker.com back in 2004, and directing it to a strategy site.

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Done Deal: World Poker Tour Purchased by PartyGaming Subsidiary

Despite a late-breaking offer from Mandalay Media, the World Poker Tour has agreed to be purchased by Peerless Media, a PartyGaming subsidiary.

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The Bidding War for the World Poker Tour Continues

A new offer has emerged in the ongoing battle for the World Poker Tour, as Mandalay Media has announced that they will try and outbid Peerless Media for the company.

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Mike Sexton To Be Inducted Into Poker Hall of Fame, Vanessa Rousso Won't Be Co-Hosting HSP

Mike Sexton will be the lone entrant into the Poker Hall of Fame in November 2009, and Vanessa Rousso won't be hosting High Stakes Poker.

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Luke "__FullFlush1__" Schwartz Continues His War of Words With Tom "durrrr" Dwan

Luke Schwartz recently continued his attack on Tom Dwan at the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe, contending that he will break Dwan before the end of 2010.

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Phil Hellmuth Arrives at the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

Phil Hellmuth, dressed as an emperor, arrived earlier today at the World Series of Poker Europe main event in typical Hellmuth fashion.

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Poker Lawsuits Galore

Full Tilt Poker and Poker PROductions, the company behind the Face the Ace television show, are both the subjects of newly filed lawsuits.

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A Busy Month Approaches For the Poker World

September is shaping up to be an extremely busy month for the poker world, as the WCOOP, WSOPE and EPT Barcelona are all scheduled to take place in September.

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PartyGaming Swoops In To Purchase The World Poker Tour

Peerless Media, which is a subsidiary of Partygaming, was revealed as the second mystery bidder in the World Poker Tour sweepstakes yesterday.

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The World Poker Tour Is Sold

It's the end of an era after Gamynia Limited agreed to purchase most of the World Poker Tour's assets for less than $10 million dollars.

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Justin "BoostedJ" Smith Blows Knee Out During Celebration at Bellagio Cup V

A major injury took place during the Bellagio Cup final table earlier this morning, as Justin BoostedJ Smith tore his knee during an over-zealous celebration.

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Full Tilt Poker Banned By The UFC?

Reports are circulating that Ultimatebet/Absolute Poker may have outbid Full Tilt Poker for exclusive sponsorship rights for the UFC - is this true?

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Matt "Hoss_TBF" Hawrilenko vs Phil Hellmuth = Epic Hellmuth Tilt Session

Phil Hellmuth went on yet another one of his tirades recently. This time the tilt session took place on Ultimatebet, and the subject of his scorn was Matt Hawrilenko, who is better known as Hoss_TBF.

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Phil Galfond vs Barack Obama?

BlueFirePoker, an online instructional poker site that is led by Phil Galfond, made headlines earlier today when they challenged President Obama or any member of the U.S. Congress to a million dollar poker match.

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Theo Jorgensen Defeats Gus Hansen In Epic Boxing Match

Theo Jorgensen defeated Gus Hansen in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier tonight. The two poker players had tens of thousands of dollars on the line in the match-up - Jorgensen ended up winning $35,000 for his victory.

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"durrrr" Challenge Set To Begin This Week

Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius will be starting up the durrrr challenge this week. If Antonius wins, then he will receive 1.5 million dollars from Dwan. If Dwan wins, then he will get $500,000 from Antonius.

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Clonie Gowen Files Amended Complaint In Full Tilt Poker Dispute

The legal dispute between Full Tilt Poker and Clonie Gowen has gotten uglier over the past few days, after Gowen and her team of lawyers filed an amended complaint in her $40 million dollar lawsuit.

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Phil Ivey Betting A Million Dollars On The Super Bowl

Phil Ivey, one of the richest poker players in the world, is looking to bet a million dollars on the Super Bowl. He recently revealed this in a conversation with Barry Greenstein on PokerRoad.com.

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Phil Galfond: Gus Hansen "A Good Player In A Game of World Class Players"

Phil Galfond, better known as OMGClayAiken, recently had some interesting comments about Gus Hansen while being interview on the Hardcore Poker radio show.

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Pokerstars Continues To Grow Despite Global Recession

Some people were worried about the online poker industry when the global economy started to slow down. Pokerstars has proved these people wrong by continuing to grow in a challenging climate.

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David Benyamine, Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius All Accept The "durrrr" Challenge

Phil Ivey, David Benyamine and Patrik Antonius have all accepted the heads-up PLO/NLHE challenge that was recently issued by Tom Dwan.

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Doyle Brunson Classic Numbers Way Down From Last Year

The economic meltdown had a negative impact on the turnout for the 2008 Doyle Brunson Classic - 497 players took part this year, well down from the 600+ who entered last year.

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High Stakes Action in December, Jeezy vs KG, LAPT Nuevo Vallarta

High Stakes Action on Full Tilt in December, KG vs Young Jeezy and more. Also, news on the cancelled LAPT tournament.

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Di "Urindanger" Dang Wins the Largest Ever Online Poker Hand

Di Urindanger Dang Won the Largest Ever Online Poker Pot on Sunday morning, a $723k monster pot against Tom durrrr Dwan.

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World Poker Tour's Stock Continues to Crater

The publicly traded stock of the World Poker Tour continues to crater. Is it too late for the company at this point? Are they doomed to fail?

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PokerNews Strategy Finally Launches

PokerNews Strategy has finally launched. Some of the talents involved in the site include Patrik Antonius, "Mig.com" and "Genius28".

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Partygaming's Stock Hits All-Time Low

PartyGaming, once a multi-billion pound company, now finds itself with a valuation of just over 700 million pounds.

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Excalibur Poker Room Switching Completely to Electronic Poker Tables

Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas will be replacing their poker dealers with new electronic tables.

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Roy "The Oracle" Winston Loses His Cool

Roy Winston lost his cool, lashing out at some anonymous online posters who criticized his poker play.

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Flipping Is All the Rage on Full Tilt Poker These Days

What do you do when you're an online poker player with a multi-million dollar bankroll and a sick urge to gamble? You hop onto Full Tilt Poker and "flip" in the highest limit Pot Limit Omaha games on ...

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Pokerstars Permanently Increasing Guarantees On a Number of Tournaments

Pokerstars will be permanently increasing the guarantees for a number of their tournaments starting next week.

If you pull up some of the tournaments that start in e...

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Betting Odds Released for World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table

If you've got an inkling as to who you think is going to take down the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event in November, here's your chance to make some money from it.


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Dutch Boyd Is Looking for a New Backer

In his most recent blog posting titled "Hungry Horse ISO Stable", Dutch Boyd says that he is looking for a new backer.

If you were wondering why you didn't see Dutch Boyd's name in any of ...

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Patrik Antonius Is Pissed And Wants Everyone To Know Why

Patrik Antonius is normally emotionless and extremely laid-back.

Recently Antonius had a run-in with the assistant golf pro at the Wynn Golf Club, and has taken to the Internet to vent and...

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World Poker Tour (WPTE) Now Trading For 89 Cents Per Share

The publicly traded stock of the World Poker Tour continues to crash. On Tuesday, WPTE closed at 89 cents per share, meaning that the company now has a valuation of just $18.24 million dollars. The st...

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British Poker Player Suffers Ultimate Bad Beat; Plunges to His Death After Losing Poker Game

The Telegraph is reporting that young Mark Day, all of 20 years old, plunged to his death after losing a poker game with some of his closest friends.

He wasn't distr...

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WPTE (World Poker Tour) Reaches Penny Stock Status

The publicly traded stock of the World Poker Tour (WPTE on the Nasdaq) dipped as low as 98 cents on Tuesday, officially bringing the company into "penny stock" territory.


1. Rizen to Ul...

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Daniel Negreanu Launches PokerVT.com

There has been another addition to the "instructional poker video" niche, as Daniel Negreanu has launched PokerVT.com (the VT stands for "Virtual Training"). Negreanu has managed to sign a number o...

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Michael Binger and Roy Winston Offering Coaching Services to One "Lucky" 2008 WSOP Main Event Final Table Participant

I came across an interesting article tonight while I was surfing through Google News.

Michael Binger and Roy Winston, a couple of professional poker players, have t...

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Bodoglife Releases 2008 World Series of Poker Betting Odds

Bodoglife.com have released some interesting betting odds and prop bets for the 2008 World Series of Poker.

In past years, Bodoglife have released betting odds for th...

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Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu vs Brian "$tinger 88" Hastings?

It seems as though there might be an online match in the works between Daniel Negreanu and Brian Hastings.

The two sides have indicated a willingness to play two head...

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Note to Self: Don't Play in Any Home Games in Palatka, Florida

In February, there was a particularly gruesome triple murder that took place in a home poker game in Palatka, Florida.

Apparently, here's what happened:

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Doyle Brunson Issues Patrik Antonius a $100,000 Per Hole Golf Challenge


Doyle Brunson seems to be a tad pissed off these days.

In case you haven't heard, Doyle Brunson and Patrik Antonius are slated to engage in a heads-u...

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Ed "Bluescouse" Hollis Back at It Again

After a one month absence, Ed "Bluescouse" Hollis is back at it again, playing well above his bankroll and drawing a throng of onlookers.

The last time that Ed left u...

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Joe Hachem Nearly Gets Into a Rumble at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo

Things were progressively smoothly at the EPT Grand Final today until a fight almost took place between "Team Pokerstars Pro" Joe Hachem and T6 Poker player Woody Deck.


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A Busy Summer Lies Ahead for Patrik Antonius

It seems like everyone wants to make a wager with Patrik Antonius these days.

Not only is Antonius planning on playing a "fair" number of World Series of Poker events...

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Daniel Negreanu: "I'm In That Killer Mindset, Like I Literally Want to Eat People's Brains"

Wow! In his latest blog posting on his site, entitled "Eating Brain", Daniel Negreanu begins by talking about how prepared he is for both the EPT Grand Final (currently taking place as we speak) and t...

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World Poker Tour's Stock (WPTE) Dying a Slow and Painful Death

Can anything resuscitate the rapidly withering stock of the World Poker Tour?

The stock, WPTE (listed on the Nasdaq), is currently trading at just $1.53. This gives th...

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Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh's Playboy Spread Released to the Public

The online poker community is abuzz today after the release of the May 2008 issue of Playboy. This issue has a multi-page spread featuring Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh.

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"Well-Known" High Stakes Poker Star Allegedly Used High-End Prostitution Ring

The New York Daily News (link below) have published an article in which they claim a "well-known, high-stakes" poker star utilized the services of Kristin Davis. Kristin Davis, now being held on charg...

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Weekend Notes - Absolute, More FTP/Cardrunners, etc.

I'm tired tonight and don't really want to flesh out an entire article tonight on any of the topics that I wanted to talk about, so instead I am just going to run through and write a short piece on ea...

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Full Tilt Poker Makes Policy Change After Inking Deal with Cardrunners

The Cardrunners - Full Tilt Poker deal that was announced a few days ago has generated a great deal of buzz within the online poker community. The deal, which was apparently months in the making, w...

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Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh To Appear in May Edition of Playboy

There have been rumors swirling around for eons that Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh was going to be appearing on the pages of Playboy magazine. We first wrote about it on our Poker King web site in August...

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Ed "Bluescouse" Hollis is Back

When the story last left off, Ed "Bluescouse" Hollis had just made a blog posting on his site entitled "IN BAD SHAPE", where he lamented that he had just dusted off almost all of his bankroll. He had ...

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Florida Man Kills Three After Being "Cheated" In "High Stakes" Poker Game

You may want to think twice before inviting Duane Crittenden II to your home game. The 28 year old Florida man was arrested over the weekend after stabbing and shooting three other players who part...

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American Poker Player Robbed Outside of Hotel at Aussie Millions

This story should serve as a cautionary tale for any poker players who are thinking about carrying a large amount of cash on them, especially in unfamiliar territory. Jason Potter was fresh off of ...

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2008 PCA Numbers Up over 21% From Last Year

I guess we can't really be surprised that the overall numbers for the 2008 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure are up over 21% from last year, considering how fast Pokerstars has continued to grow over the...

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David "The Dragon" Pham Wins Cardplayer POY Race

David "The Dragon" Pham turned in a remarkably consistent 2007 en route to being named Cardplayer's Player of the Year. This isn't the first time that he has won this honor, as he was named the Player...

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Calvin Ayre to Scott Lewis: I Want To Hit You

Calvin Ayre, founder of "Bodog", has issued this statement to 1st Tech's Scott Lewis: I want to smash your face. Repeatedly. Don't know what we are talking about? As you probably know, Calvin Ayre ...

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Dutch Boyd Lets His Domain Name Expire

You can call Dutch Boyd all sorts of different things. Brilliant. Strange. Conflicted. Charismatic. His story is one of incredible highs and monumental lows. He was a child prodigy with a mental illne...

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Shawn Sheikhan Facing Possible Deportation to Iran

Shawn Sheikhan, often seen on Poker After Dark or reruns of the World Series of Poker, is facing possible deportation to his birthplace of Iran. This stems from a 1995 conviction on charges of sexual ...

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APerfectGent and Malicous222 Locked in a War of Words and Money

APerfectGent, aka "YourTimeisUp", is a JJProdigy disciple who tears up the upper limit cash games, SNG's and tournaments on various sites (at least those sites that he hasn't been banned from due to h...

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RealPokerTraining.com Hires Chad Batista as an Instructor

A pretty impressive hire by the group that runs Realpokertraining.com, as they manged to land Chad "LilHoldem954" Batista on their team. I am pretty sure that Cardrunners and Pokerxfactor were involve...

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Daniel Negreanu Turned Down The Chance to Be on Survivor

Back in early May, we reported that Jean-Robert Ballande was likely to appe...

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Richard "Quiet Lion" Brodie Allowed to Play at the World Series of Poker After All

It seems as though the public outcry worked. Just a short while after being banned from the World Series of Poker and any Harrah's properties, Richard Brodie has announced that he is now being allo...

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Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh to Play the 2007 World Series of Poker in Her Lingerie

The online message boards are buzzing about a recent interview that Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh did, in which she stated that she would be playing the 2007 World Series of Poker in her lingerie. Now, t...

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Google Trends Says: Expect a Hot Summer for Poker

As you can see, in 2004, 2005 and 2006, searches for poker related keywords spiked right around the World Series of Poker. Relatively speaking, the spike in interest is quite pronounced as searche...

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Jean-Robert Ballande To Appear on the Next Survivor?

Consider this just a rumor at this point. I have been told by several of my credible sources that Jean-Robert Ballande has auditioned and been selected for the next Survivor.
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J.C. Tran Wins World Poker Tour Player of the Year

Has there been a more dominant player in the first half of 2007 than J.C. Tran? J.C. Tran was recognized for his accomplishments so far this year by the World Poker Tour, who awarded Tran the title...

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Submission Deadline to Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker II Has Been Extended

Those people who had been interested in applying for Calvin Ayre's Wild Card Poker II but had been putting it off now have a few more days in which to get their applications in. Bodog has extended the...

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Pocketfives About to Be Sold?

Consider this a rumor at this time. I have been told by various sources throughout the industry that an announcement regarding Pocketfives.com is imminent. I have been told that it will either be an o...

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Jennicide Does FHM

The online poker world is buzzing about Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh appearing in a four photo spread at FHM. Jennifer, girlfriend of Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf, reveals a glimpse into her lifestyle. "...

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Rumor: Daniel Negreanu Wins $1 Million at WPT By Backing Kirk Morrison

I am working to confirm this rumor, though I have been told by several of my trusted sources that it is in fact true. Apparently, Daniel Negreanu backed his good friend Kirk Morrison at the World Poke...

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How Chris "Jesus" Ferguson Turned $1 into $20,000 (And How You Can Too)

You have probably heard stories about how Chris "Jesus" Ferguson turned $1 into $20,000, and how he is trying to do it again. If you log into Full Tilt Poker and search for some of your favorite pr...

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Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf and Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh Are Now a Couple

The poker message boards are buzzing today about the newest poker couple that has emerged. Rumor has it that Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf and Jennifer "Jennicide" Leigh are now a happy couple. Both has pre...

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Actionjeff Responds to Our Article Re: Sunday Millions

For some background on this story, please click here. Actionjeff popped up on 2+...

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Jill Rockcastle Admits to Killing William Gustafik

If you have been following along with this story, you know that William Gustafik was found stabbed to death in his Panorama Towers apartment building. You know that his wife, Jill Rockcastle, was the ...

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Jeff Madsen and Trishelle From Real World An Item?

Holla balla? Poker phenom and destroyer of all things World Series of Poker was recently spotted by our spies at the Fontana lounge, getting up close and personal with "Real World" alum Trishelle. ...

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Chantel McNulty Gets a Boob Job

Much has been said about Chantel McNulty on poker message boards. She is a 22 year old high limit poker player who has been involved with several high profile poker players and seems to be a lightning...

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William Gustafik, Professional Poker Player, Stabbed to Death in Las Vegas

William Gustafik, a professional poker player and chiropractor living in Las Vegas, was found dead in his condo earlier this week. It is believed that his wife, Jill Rockcastle, murdered her husband f...

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The Truth Behind the Phil Ivey / Marc Goodwin / Ram Vaswani / Eric Sagstrom Golfing Story

This story has been brewing for months now. Word first leaked out about this story in late January, and there has still been no resolution to the matter as of yet. Early stories about this cast Phil I...

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Live Poker Game Raided in Atlanta

Police descended on a major poker game operating in a home in Roswell, Atlanta yesterday, following a six month investigation into commercial gambling taking place in the area.
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Bryan Micon to Divorce Wife, Move to Las Vegas

Bryan Micon, co-owner of Never Win Poker, announced on a Neverwinpoker radio show on Saturday night that he is getting a divorce from his wife, and moving...

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Lee Jones To No Longer Be Pokerstars Manager

There have been a lot of rumors swirling around the Net about the fate of Lee Jones at Pokerstars. Was he leaving the company entirely? Was he staying? Would he be taking a different role with the ...

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Fossilman Hacked!

If you happened to be on Pokerstars today (Sunday, March 18th), and happened to be watching the high level SNG's on Stars, you may have noticed something peculiar. You may have noticed that Greg "F...

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LOL Donkaments

Background:

A bunch of posters on 2+2 pooled their money together, and agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if Barry Greenstein would utter the word "lol donkaments" sometime during the broad...

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Bluff Magazine to Acquire Thepokerdb.com

Other sites may try and emulate what thepokerdb.com does, but no site comes even close. You will often times be playing in a tournament, and one player will say to another "Check my thepokerdb stat...

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Daniel Negreanu and Greg Raymer Are at War

In recent days, comments have been made by each of these high profile players against the other, and the comments have sparked a larger war of words between the two likable players. How did it start, ...

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Dallas Police And Swat Team Bust Underground Card Room

First, Washington State just recently made playing poker and gambling online a Class C felony. Then, word comes out of Dallas that this past weekend, an underground card room named Aces was busted by ...

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