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Brandon Cantu Bags Second WSOP Bracelet

Tough heads up with Watkinson Las Vegas-based poker pro Brandon Cantu is the latest winner of a WSOP bracelet - his second - following some great poker in Event #48 - the $1 500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo competition at the World Series of Poker. The 29-year-old pro player had to survive another massive entry field of 762 players to reach his goal as entr...

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Plenty Of Green For John Kabbaj At The WSOP

Third time lucky for UK pro John Kabbaj's win in Event #45 - the $10 000 buy-in World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em competition at the World Series of Poker this week was a case of third time lucky - it was the third time the UK professional player had made it through to a WSOP final table. The difference was that this time he took home the bracelet (his fi...

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Wpt 8 Schedule Released

12 US stops planned The World Poker Tour has announced 12 stops in its Season 8 schedule, which starts at the Bellagio in Las Vegas with the Bellagio Cup V on July 13 2009 and ends back at that venue on April 17th with the massive $25 000 buy-in WPT World Championship. The schedule also shows the usual WPT stops at Bay 101 in San Jose, California; the Bic...

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Triple Glory For Jeffrey Lisandro At WSOP

Aussie pro becomes only the fifth 'experten' to win 3 bracelets in the same year Jeffrey 'Iceman' Lisandro (43) has continued his remarkably successful run at the 40th Anniversary World Series of Poker by winning his third bracelet this year - a feat matched previously by only four others in the 40 year history of the world's greatest poker extravaganza. The...

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Asia Pacific Poker Tour Schedule Released

PokerStars.com has advised dates and venues for the third season The popular PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) will soon start it's third season, with a five venue program that includes stops in Macau, South Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines and Australia. Poker players aiming to participate in the popular tour are advised that the program...

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Tough Victory For Matt Graham In WSOP 40

New Orleans pro denies Russian a third bracelet Event 40 - the $10 000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship at the World Series of Poker saw an American and a Russian across the table from each other in a thriller of a heads up atter they had survived an entry field of 295 players and a final table with plenty of talented pros looking for the biggest sha...

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Israeli Poker Debate Continues

There are exceptions to the rule, but the police remain obdurate The court battle between the Israeli Poker Federation and the police continued before Justice Edmond Levy in Tel Aviv Monday. Despite having signed off on applications to hold poker tournaments in previous years, the police have this year decided that the game is prohibited and refused to sign a...

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PPA Outlines Forward Planning

National Poker Week launched Former US Senator Alphonse D'Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance appropriately chose the current 40th Anniversary World Series of Poker to announce National Poker Week, which will take place from July 19 to 25 this (2009) year. The PPA executive, who represents the over one million members of the PPA, was in Las Vega...

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Marc Naalden Wins Wsop Event 38

"Lekker, lekker" the railbirds yell as Marc Naalden takes down Event 38 Event #38 at the World Series of Poker - the $2 000 buy-in Limit Hold'em competition - has passed into the history book after a spirited two hour heads up out of all proportion to the disparate chip stacks of the final two players. The 446-strong entry field generated a prize pool of...

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Jeff Lissandro Wins WSOP Event 37

Jeff Lissandro is king of the seven card stud genre this year and wins a second bracelet Jeff Lissandro has done it again! The Australian-born poker pro has won his second World Series of Poker winner's bracelet this (2009) year, firmly positioning himself among the top seven card stud exponents in world poker. It was a tough competition, with 164 entrant...

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Jordan Smith Wins Wsop Event 36

Texan player Jordan Smith achieved his first WSOP bracelet in Event 36 - the $2 000 buy-in No Limit Hold'em contest, which attracted a field of 1 695 and offered a prize pool of $3 084 900. Among the starters were David Rheem, Kathy Liebert, Joe Sebok, Scott Seiver, Jonathan Little, Darus Suharto, Shaun Deeb, Jared Hamby, Lika Gerasimova, Rob Hollink, Michael Bin...

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Baldwin And Austin Claim Maiden WSOP Bracelets

Big entry fields and a surprise ending for two aces 26-year-old Las Vegas professional player Eric Baldwin took home his first World Series of Poker bracelet and the main prize of $521 932 in Event 34 - the $1 500 buy-in No Limit Hold'em competition, besting an entry field of 2 095 players that included aces like the UK's Roland De Wolfe and Internet and live...

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Dwan Surges Ahead In 50K Hands Challenge

Major session turns in favour of Durrr as Challenge nears halfway point Despite the distraction of the ongoing World Series of Poker, Patrik Antonius and Tom 'durrr' Dwan managed to get it together for a significant session of over 4 500 hands this week, with some massive pots changing hands. In 15 hours of non-stop multi-table online action the two went...

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Israeli Cops Against Proposed Poker Tourney

Time is running out for a tournament planned for the end of June According to reports in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Israeli Poker Association has run into police opposition on its proposal to hold a Texas Hold 'Em tournament at the end of June. Apparently the police objection is based on its assertion that poker is a forbidden game that attracts c...

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One For The Operators To Watch?

Minnesota webmaster wants to hold a 'most poker bot friendly website' competition Online poker operators may want to keep a watchful eye on a competition that a Minnesota-based webmaster is trying to get off the ground - it's goal is to find the most poker bot-friendly websites. PokerbotBasics.com is inviting internet Texas-Hold'Em sites from across the w...

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Two More Bracelet First Timers At WSOP

Angel Guillen and 'FBT' Mueller the latest winners in Las Vegas Angel Guillen, a 26-year-old pro and online player from Mexico City won his first WSOP bracelet in Event 32 - the $2 000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em after a tense six hour heads up duel with Mika Paasonen of Finland at the World Series of Poker. Both players had prevailed through three hard days of...

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Stryyke Strikes Out

Troubled online poker operator switches to Cake network After weeks of reports of delayed payments and allegations that the Ongame network had terminated its contract, the Stryyke Poker company has switched to the Cake Poker network. In an email to players this week, Stryyke management wrote: "Please be advised that starting the 19th of June, Stryyke...

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Microgaming And Unibet Launch Maria Poker

Female friendly portal with games, chat and tutorials The Isle of Man-based online gambling software provider Microgaming has revealed that it is powering Maria Poker, the Unibet gambling group's newest brand which launched online today at Mariapoker.com. Maria Poker offers feminine focused gaming as the sister site to Maria Bingo, a successful bingo po...

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Facebook Puts The Brakes On Monetised Internet Poker Application

'Facebook does not permit online gambling on its platform." The online payment company AlertPay and the vast social networking website Facebook have agreed to terminate several potentially illegal online gambling operations selling virtual poker chips for use on Facebook's 'Texas HoldEm Poker' application, reports the eCommerce Journal. According to...

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Wannabe No More Says WSOP Winner Mike Eise

To date, this year's WSOP has paid out $57 532 883 in prizes. 30-year-old St. Louis pipe-fitter and keen amateur player Mike Eise is a member of the 'Wanna' Be Poker Series' poker club back home, but this week proved that he is a wannabe no more by taking down Event 28 - the $1 500 buy-in No Limit Hold'em competition, outlasting a field of 2 638 entries. The...

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