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Technical Nightmare At Full Tilt

The techies' worst - server failure on a busy Sunday The Internet's second largest online poker site, Full Tilt Poker.com successfully overcame the techies' worst nightmare on Sunday - a server failure whilst tournaments on the busy site were going full blast. The crash came during one of Full Tilt's heaviest traffic timeframes, when thousands of players...

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PokerStars Bursts Into The Record Books Again

Guiness Book of Records has a new entry The Pokerstars.com attempt to break the world record for most players online and in action together has been successful. Pokerstars first established the record in December 2008 when 35 000 players took to the tables simultaneously, proving the stability and strength of its software platform. Then, only six mont...

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Team Pokerstars Online Forms

Internet aces an offshoot of Team PokerStars Pro. Online poker and land tournament provider PokerStars has announced the composition of its first Team PokerStars Online - an offshoot of Team PokerStars Pro - after two months of searching for online playing talent. After sifting through 2 000 applications, PokerStars settled on the 23 inaugural members...

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Dusty Schmidt Helps The Homeless

'Leatherass' turns a heart attack to good advantage The Portland Mercury blog carries an interesting video interview with a local online poker player with a heart of gold this week - he uses a significant chunk of his online winnings to prepay six months of rent for currently homeless families. Dusty 'Leatherass' Schmidt (28) is a well known high stakes...

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Berlin To Feature In Pokerstars EPT

A thousand players expected for main event The famous German city of Berlin joins the schedule of stops in the Pokerstars European Poker Tour for the first time next year, and it's likely to be the biggest professional poker tourney ever held in the country. March 2nd to 7th 2010 is the date for the Berlin bash, a spokesman said this week: "We are excited...

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Isildur1 Speaks On Townsend Play Analysis

Mystery Swedish player to complain to Full Tilt Poker The respected poker publication Poker News achieved a major industry publishing coup this week, tracking down and interviewing the mysterious Swedish high stakes online poker player Isildur1 on the controversy created by Brian Townsend's analysis of his playing style. The question on everyone's lips, '...

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WSOP For iPhone

World Series of Poker Hold'em Legend App debuts Glu Mobile Inc., has announced the availability of its World Series of Poker Hold'em Legend App for iPhone on the App Store. The product is one of three games based on a multi-year, worldwide partnership between Glu and Harrah's Interactive Entertainment, Inc., owners of the World Series of Poker brand. "We...

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Dwan Further Ahead On Interminable 'Challenge'

Contest is now 60 percent complete Tom Dwan's million dollar, 50 000 hand Challenge crept another 1 957 hands closer to completion this week as he and Patrik Antonius got together online for a 7 hour session that saw Dwan extend his lead overall to almost a million dollars. The session, which kicked off in the early hours of Tuesday morning, added $171 00...

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Ladbrokes Successful In Italian Poker Licence Application

Plans afoot to launch an online poker tournament facility early January 2010 The online division of UK gambling group Ladbrokes reports that it has secured a licence from the Italian regulator AAMS to operate a dedicated poker tournament service in Italy. The group plans to launch the service early in January 2010, following the path of its sibling sportsboo...

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Shark Or Fish? iPoker Skins May Have To Decide

The drive by major online poker networks to introduce fresh blood continues The respected online poker message board twoplustwo has been discussing the drive by several Internet poker networks to force skins to produce more losers than winners, and this week the debate took a more defined turn when a particpant posted a perspective from one of the skins....

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Alaei The WPT 5 Diamond Poker Champ

LA poker pro's take-home was $1 428 430 The past few days have seen some of the world's top poker pros mixing it up in the World Poker Tour Five-Diamond Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, which culminated in a final table Saturday and a major win for Los Angeles professional Daniel Alaei. In a final table crammed full of resp...

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Ex-Cop Wins Pokerstars Million Dollar Challenge

US poker fans can watch the action on December 27th The PokerStars.net Million Dollar Challenge poker tournament, which pitted everyday poker fans against some of the big name pros in the business, has culminated in a million dollar boost for retired NYPD detective Mike Kosowski (53), who beat pro Daniel Negreanu in the final. Kosowski's victory will be s...

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Internet Eats Into Korean Betting Exclusivity

Horse gamblers flee bet cap to Web-facilitated black market The market for illegal private gambling on horse races in Korea could be as high as 30 trillion won ($25.5 billion), four times 'legal' sales at the state-owned monopoly, according to Korea Racing Authority numbers released this week. The agency told news publication JoongAng Daily that it estim...

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Online Poker Milestone

Who said that online poker was running out of steam? The independent online poker information site PokerScout.com marked a milestone in online poker this week when it reported that for the first time 60 percent marketshare rsts with just two companies - Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker. Both companies accept US players and are based outside America. But the...

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Padraig Parkinson Wins Irish Poker Crown

259 players in the field Galway was the stunningly beautiful first stop on the inaugural PokerStars.com United Kingdom Ireland Poker Tour this week, and it was an Irishman who took the honours in a talented field of 259 players. The Euro 2 000 buy-in event generated a prize pool of Euro 471 380, giving winner Padraig Parkinson a take-home of Euro 125 000...

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Isildur1 Downswing Continues

Despite reloading his account, Swedish phenom continues to lose Monday saw unknown Swedish high stakes online poker phenom Isildur1 back at Full Tilt despite a losing session Sunday. Perhaps an indication of his declining bankroll was his choice of $25/$50 tables, a far cry from his usual prediliction for the high stakes action, although he did venture into s...

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Pot Limit Omaha For iPhone

New odds tool adds up for players Broadbent Apps has released the latest poker players' iPhone aid, an odds calculator for Pot Limit Omaha fans. Using the aid, players can quickly calculate their odds, inputting data for up to five players in one hand. The tool accepts all the known cards and if an opponent's cards are not known then the appliation will...

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iPhone Keeping Track In Online Poker

New iPhone application helps players keep accurate records Deep Powder Software has launched a new poker record keeping application for the iPhone market which is now available for $7.99 at the Apple App Store. The product can track game times, the rake paid, the stakes and even the location of where the games are played online and present these graphical...

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Pokerducks Closes

Online poker site may have been a victim of its own success Another online poker site has gone to the wall with little if any explanation, although it is believed to be a victim of Boss Media network fines levied on member operators who sign up too many winning players and not enough 'new blood'. Pokerducks.com, owned by the Malta-based and Kahnawake lice...

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Montel Williams Sued

Online poker at the heart of commercial dispute Amercan talk show host and high profile newcomer to the world of online poker, Montel Williams, is being sued for breach of contract and other claims after an online poker venture turned sour, reports WBBM780.com. The report quotes from the Montel Media Group web site, revealing that in April 2008 Williams c...

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