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Hectic 7-Game Action Online

Big names and big winnings on Full Tilt's nosebleed tables The numbers looked like a telephone directory as the big names came out to play Monday night on the online high stakes cash game tables at Full Tilt Poker.com. You have to feel for David Benyamine, who took another pounding, losing $434 000 to exacerbate his losses for the year to around $1.4 mi...

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Tommy Vedes Takes Down WPT Festo Al Lago

Tournament veteran's biggest career win was hard earned Narrow escapes and determined comebacks characterised the exciting victory of Queens, New York pro poker player Tommy Vedes as he took down the $15 000 buy-in World Poker Tour Festo al Lago tournament this week, taking home $1 218 225 for his efforts. Vedes' previous best win was $352 832 at the 2009...

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Greek Government Holds Off Again On Gambling Taxation

Further talks with gaming monopoly planned The Greek government's plans to impose a new 10 percent tax on gambling winnings have been further suspended, and new talks are scheduled on the measure following strong opposition from sales agents of the country's betting monopoly OPAP, the Reuters news agency advises. The law, which was passed in July by the c...

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EPT Warsaw Ends In Triumph For Christophe Benzimra

A respected victory over some of poker's best for Benzimra French entrepreneur and poker player Christophe Benzimra, who had only two prior live tournament cashes to his name, surprised them all at the Pokerstars European Poker Tour Warsaw in Poland over the weekend, sweeping all before him at the final table. The week long tourney had attracted some of t...

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Merge Poker Network Comments On Pic Withdrawal

We called an end to agreement, not processor, says Merge A war of words could be shaping up between online poker payment processor Players Investment Company (PIC) and the Merge Poker Network following the ending of a business relationship between the two organisations. Last week Chuck Kidd, the PIC chief executive, despatched an email to his players anno...

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Pokerstars EPT Warsaw Final Table

Pokerstars exciting EPT Warsaw comes to a climax 203 entries from 33 countries have ponied up around Euro 6 000 each for a crack at the over Euro 1 million prizepool on offer at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Warsaw tournament, which this weekend comes to a climax with a very competitive final table. Entrants to the event included Alexander Kravchenko...

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Trebax Poker Widget For Sportingbet Sites

"Damn Small Poker" to promote online poker sites The major online gambling and poker operator Sportingbet.com has become the latest company to sign up for the Damn Small Poker widget developed by software provider of acquisition strategies Trebax Innovations to promote its sites, which include Paradise Poker. DSP will be available immediately in Sportingb...

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Clonie Gowen's Lawsuit Fails

Clonie's second run at Full Tilt thrown out Professional poker player Clonie Gowen's $40 million attempt to sue Full Tilt Poker et al for breach of contract has been dismissed a second time by a federal judge, although she has one last shot at a resolution. The suit concerns alleged oral agreements some years ago on a share...

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Bad Night For David Benyamine

Renowned high stakes poker player drops $405,000 Full Tilt Poker's online nosebleed tables created a haemorrhage for high stakes cash game pro David Benyamine mid-week when he lost bigtime, mainly to Gus Hansen and Ilari Sahamies, leaving the virtual 7-Game tables down by $405 000. Benyamine has had better years, and to date is down overall by almost a mi...

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European Action For Ultimatebet

Ultimatebet heads for Germany and the Czech Republic Tokwiro Enterprises subsidiary and member of the Cereus online poker network Ultimatebet.com is planning to warm up the competitive atmosphere in Europe with the launch of UltimateBet.de, a dedicated German language information website that will outline the company's all new series of live poker tournaments...

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Rugby Presence For Pokerstars

Online poker giant and UK Rugby Football Union to partner Those sports-minded marketers at online poker giant PokerStars.com have scored another promotional try by inking an agreement with Britain's Rugby Football Union. The deal follows a slew of sports sponsorships by the Internet poker firm that have seen it positively associated with Mexican soccer te...

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PartyPoker Introduces Bounty Tournaments

New bounty tournaments in latest software upgrade Party Poker.com's latest online poker software update sees the introduction of a new bounty tournament facility this week, the highlight of a product upgrade that also sees the introduction of a 'remember table layout' feature and enhanced players notes. Bounty tournaments allow players to profit by knock...

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Software Update From Full Tilt Poker

New formats for tourneys and a reprise feature for cash game community cards in latest version The latest software upgrade at Full Tilt Poker.com includes a new "Run It Twice" feature which should prove popular, enabling as it does an option where the players can pre-select a facility that allows them to see up to five community cards dealt a second time....

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Christophe Savary Wins WPT Marrakech

Relatively unknown French player takes the WPT Marrakech The World Poker Tour Marrakech provided a little Moroccan magic - and a Euro 377 262 bank booster - to the relatively unknown French player Christophe Savary over the weekend as he bested a record field of 416 players to win the event. Savary has previously made it to the final table in three tourne...

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Good Turnout For Boylepoker Tourney

A new record for Eurpean poker tournaments? Fears that the popularity of poker as a tournament game may be waning were put aside this week when Boylepoker reported that its International Poker Open tournament in Dublin, Ireland had attracted an entry field the envy of most countries outside the United States. The $250 buy-in NLHE event pulled in 1 440 pla...

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Aussie System For Kiwi Horseracing Board

Jetbet system to be replaced by NZ$ 5 million Typhoon The New Zealand Racing Board is to install a new, state-of-the-art Australian-designed betting system called Typhoon to replace the TAB's ageing Jetbet system by December 2010, chief exec Andrew Brown announced this week. Brown claimed that the new betting engine would enable the organisation to drive...

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Simon Watt Wins APPT Auckland

Watt a victory.... The honours and the NZ$209 085 cash main prize in the 2009 PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland Main Event stay in New Zealand this time around following the news that Kiwi software developer Simon Watt (26) had bested the best in the final table over the weekend. When InfoPowa left the virtual rail (see previous InfoPowa re...

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Payment Processor With A Difference Severs Merge Network Links

PIC Club bids online poker network farewell for undiscloded reasons The online payments processor with a unique business model, PIC Club, has severed its business relationship with the Merge online poker network for undisclosed reasons. The seperation surfaced when players reported receiving advisory emails from PIC informing that its arrangements with Me...

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APPT Main Event At Final Table Stage

PokerStars.net Auckland APPT Main Event at final table stage Three days on from attracting 263 players to its tables, the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland Main Event final table has been decided. It's an international affair, featuring French player Gerome Guitteau holding a chip lead of around 500 000 on 1 204 000 pursued by local pro Jaso...

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Hendon Mob Ace Wins WPT Marrakech

Ross Boatman bests 45 players in Morrocan match Hendon Mob stalwart Ross Boatman beat out 45 other players this week to win the WPT Marrakech High Roller event, pocketing $135 535 for his time and trouble. The Euro 9 000 buy-in event overran into a third day as a result of slow Day 2 action, but the final table was full of excitement and lasted only two h...

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