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WSOP Tournament Of Champions

By the end of Day 1, five of the 27 champs in this event had been eliminated, namely John Juanda, Greg Raymer, Barry Shulman, Sammy Farha and Phil Ivey. Erick Seidel held the lead at the end of Day 1. Another four levels of play kicked off Monday afternoon, with play ending that night on level 8 with 17 players left and average chip stacks at 47 648. Mike Mat...

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Three More Bracelets At WSOP

Rockowitz, Bell and Eskeland all honoured With the World Series of Poker going into its 32nd day in Las Vegas, three more players claimed gold by winning their events. For Jesse Rockowitz it was the excitement of a first bracelet when he took down event 45, a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em contest with a main prize of $721,373 after a heads up with Raymon...

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PPA Plan A Money Bomb In July

Funds required to support the drive for legalised online poker Building on the momentum of the past year, the Poker Players Alliance announced this week that it will drop a fundraising "money bomb" on July 1st in order to raise additional funds leading up to a crucial vote this summer on legislation to license and regulate online poker. A money bomb is wh...

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Expekt's Loss Is Bodog's Gain

Chief Technology Officer appointed at Bodog Europe AJ Thompson, formerly CTO of the Expekt group which is now owned by Mangas Gaming, has been recruited by Bodog Europe and will be responsible for technology issues going forward. Thompson will report to Patrik Selin, chief executive of the Bodog Poker Network and more recently of Bodog Europe, who said th...

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South Korean Online Poker Hackers Busted

Police report that hackers fleeced online poker players. Police in South Korea have revealed that they have arrested 33 hackers who used a malware program to cheat online poker players out of 55 million won ($45,265) from last November through May, the publication Joongang reports. The hackers were led by two men identified only as 30-year-old Yu and 29-y...

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French Success For Party Gaming And Poker Stars

Two of the industry's major operators score French licensing. The French gambling regulator ARJEL has released its second list of new licensees, which features two of the online gambling industry's major operators, Party Gaming and Pokerstars. The following were the companies successful in this second wave of licensing: LIL Managers Ltd (FriendBet.fr...

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Two More WSOP Firsts

Hamrick and Gordon take their first bracelets home Going into Day 30 of the 41st World Series of Poker, the latest bracelet winners are Dean Hamrick, who bubbled last year's main event final table, and Ian Gordon, who started low but staged a remarkable comeback in his event. Starting the day against 24 other survivors, Hamrick won event 42, the $1,500 bu...

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New York-Based Fatty's Poker Club Has Big Plans

WSOP action and a new docu-reality television show in prospect Capitalising on the media buzz around the 41st World Series of Poker currently unfolding in Las Vegas, the New York-based Fatty's Poker Club is sending 10 players to get into the Main Event action next month. The lucky ten Fatty's players include five contest winners, as well as characters fro...

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Fifth Bracelet For Britain

Steve Jelinek takes event 41 down for $245,871 British players continue to do well in World Series of Poker, with Steve Jelinek claiming a fifth gold bracelet for the Brits in event 41 of the 41st WSOP. Event 41 was a $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better competition entered Day 3 Thursday afternoon with15 players left from the initial...

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Has Unabomber's Poker Endurance Record Been Eclipsed?

And was it under conditions acceptable to the Guinness Book of Records? Message board scuttlebutt and claims on the Cake Poker blog as the week ended suggest that the two-week-old, 115 hour endurance record for playing poker set by Phil 'Unabomber' Laak in Las Vegas may have been eclipsed. However, the claims are questionable, and it is unknown if very sp...

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Pokerstars Playing It By The French Book

Online poker provider restricts French activity to dedicated site The world's largest online poker provider, Pokerstars.com may be prepared to tangle with the confused US legal system, but when it comes to French players the operator is playing it strictly by the book. Judging by website notifications and comment this week on well-informed poker message b...

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Everest Poker Exec Promoted

Sandrine Mangia-Park joins the board of directors Sandrine Mangia-Park, a marketing executive with online poker operator Everest Poker, has been appointed a director of Everest Poker France following an announcement from parent company Mangas Gaming. A company spokesman said that the online poker market in Europe, and especially France, is booming, and i...

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Canada's Scott Montgomery Wins His First Bracelet

Perth pro boosts career earnings to over $4 million Perth, Ontario pro Scott Montgomery (28) emerged victorious Wednesday night in World Series of Poker event 36, a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competition contested by an initial field of 3,102. It was the culmination of four tough days of highly competitive poker which saw the final nine survivors retu...

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Kiwi Dot Net Advertising Is O.K.

New Zealand court rules that .net advertising and poker tournaments are not illegal Online gambling companies using the .net advertising strategy will be heartened by a New Zealand court's ruling that such advertising is not an inducement to gamble, and that live poker tournaments are a form of competition and therefore not illegal in a gambling sense. Do...

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Seniors, H.O.R.S.E. And Big Money Games At WSOP

The action continues as big names and unknowns alike mingle and compete for the cash Variety, action and the imminent reward of more World Series of Poker bracelets are keeping interest high in poker's biggest spectacle unfolding at the Rio in Las Vegas. By late Sunday night event 34 - the $1,000 buy-in Seniors No-limit Hold'em Championship was nearing a...

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Weekend Update On World Series Of Poker

Four more bracelets awarded Four more World Series of Poker events have been decided in Las Vegas over the weekend. Event 30 - the $1,500 buy-in No-limit Hold'em contest has sent another WSOP bracelet to the United Kingdom - the fourth so far in this 2010 series which has just passed the halfway mark. A three hour heads up between Brit player Mike E...

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Still No WSOP Bracelet For Dwan

Despite entering for several events, gold continues to elude internet phenom As the 41st World Series of Poker thunders into its third week, the more recognisable top pro names remain largely absent from the winner lists, although not for want of trying, with a slew of top players in the business appearing on a diverse range of event entries. Internet hig...

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Matt's The Man For WPT

Top tournament director appointed by WPT The World Poker Tour, which was acquired last year by Party Gaming for $12.3 million has appointed top tournament director, Matt Savage, as executive tour director. 'Matt is one of the world's foremost experts on poker tournaments,' Steve Heller, World Poker Tour CEO said. 'His expertise and relationships in...

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Live Poker Tour From Ongame

Online poker giant collaborating with Betsafe, Betsson and RedKings Bwin's major online poker subsidiary Ongame Network has unveiled GSOP Live, a new live poker tour created in collaboration with network partners Betsafe, Betsson and RedKings. GSOP Live 2010/2011 has been designed as a premium, four-stop tour across Europe, boasting accessible buy-ins, s...

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Day 20 World Series Of Poker

Three more bracelets awarded Events 24, 26 and 27 are in the record books as three more bracelets were won at the 41st World Series of Poker in Las Vegas over the past 24 hours. The long-running event 24 - the $1,000 buy-in No-limit Hold'Em at last produced a winner after 4 days of hard grinding poker when Jeffrey Tebben converted a short stack start into...

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