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Aussie Millions Tour Finishes

Aussie amateur wins A$2 million after confronting a number of reputable pros This weekend was rather exciting for the Australian poker fans, as the big Aussie Millions tournament saw its grand finale at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. It was also a very successful ending for a local amateur player David Gorr (68) who not only managed to survive into the final...

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WPT Southern Poker Championship Goes to Kuzmin

Russian pro gets his first major cashout This has been a good week for a Russian poker pro Alexander Kuzmin who took home the winners bracelet for the World Poker Tour Southern Poker Championship held at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, Mississippi. With this win, he boosted his bankroll with $601,469, scoring his first major cashout. In the heads up he encountered L...

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Yatahay Poker Network Gets Doyle's Room

Doyle'sRoom and Cake Poker fall apart A new announcement came from DoylesRoom.com this week, after recent reports that their relationship with Cake Poker Network have deteriorated: Doyle'sRoom is moving to the Yatahay Poker Network, the home of True Poker and BetCRIS. It was also reported that new software will be developed exclusively for Doyle'sRoom, wh...

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Pokerstars Shuts Down eCheck for a Number of US states?

Another obstacle for US gambling fans Another bad news for the US punters emerged this week when the online poker giant Pokerstars decided, after exiting the Washington State market to shutting down its eCheck cash processing facilities to the residents of a number of other states, including Nevada, New York, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, Ne...

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Seidel Wins Aussie Millions Aud$250,000 Super High Roller Event…

… and takes home AUD$2.5 million Jan. 27 turned out to be a much anticipated day in Australia, with the Aussie Millions AUD$250,000 Super High Roller No Limit Hold'em Event reaching its grand finale at the Crown Casino in Melbourne. In the heads-up the event saw an American veteran Erik Seidel (51) and Englishman Sam Trickett (24). Seidel emerged as a winne...

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Update: Buongiorno Builds up Competition on French Market

Winga.fr launched This week's news reported of a novelty in the French online gambling market, as the Italian mobile provider Buongiorno launcehed Winga.fr poker site. At the end of 2010, Buongiorno obtained a license from the French regulator ARJEL for the Winga brand, which has already introduced its poker, bingo, skill games, and lottery product to the reg...

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Bam Software Group Releases New Poker Application

New application doesn't require Apple iStore approval A new announcement was made this week by Bam Software Group about the launch of a fully compatible poker client which doesn't require approval from Apple iStore and the App marketplace. According to Bam, the free poker client, titled BAM Pkr, represents an in-browser application compatible with iPhone,...

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Schedule Released for 42nd WSOP

Novelties in 2011 The beginning of this week has been marked by the announcement of the 2011 schedule for the 42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP), a tournament which consists of a whole variety of poker variations. The tournament will be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from 31 May to 19 July 2011, and the TV rights have once agai...

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2011 Aussie Millions Challenge Goes to Trickett

British pro takes home a massive prize This weekend, the 2011 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge saw its great finale, with Team Titan sponsored poker pro Sam Trickett (24) facing and defeating Tony Bloom in heads-up, boosting his bankrol with the first prize of AUD$1.525 million at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. The British poker pro outplayed...

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MAHJONG LOGIC ANNOUNCES NEW LICENSEES

Four operators to add mahjong software Mahjong continues to flourish online and off, with over 700 million players worldwide and the potential to overtake poker in popularity, according to software provider Mahjong Logic. The company has announced that in the first two quarters of 2011 it will be launching its product on new brands that include E-Ventures...

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PCA High Roller Prize Goes to Molson

Winner boosts his bankroll by another $25000 The Canadian high stakes cash game pro Will Molson finally managed to take the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25 000 High Roller prize after finishing second in 2009 and 2010. In the heads up he encountered Leo Fernandez and and earned $1 072 850 in the process which boosted his total earnings at PCA high roll...

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PCA Poker Tournament Gets Winner

Hall outplays everyone This weekend saw an exciting end of the Pokerstars Caribbean Poker Adventure, where Chris Oliver was largely expected to take the main prize, as he started the final table with a massive chip lead, which he kept to the heads up. However, there he encountered 24-year-old Galen Hall from San Francisco, who finally took the victory aga...

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Market to Welcome New Online Poker Site

Sunday launch by Everleaf network Based on this week's announcement of the Everleaf online poker network, the end of the week will be particularly good for all poker lovers, as the network will welcome a new Malta-licensed site on Jan. 16 when No Bad Beat Poker.com goes live with the beta version of its namesake and a patented game concept titled No Bad Beats...

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Is Leaving Anonymity Taxable?

Isildur1 could get a Swedish tax demand Even though the media speculations that reputable online high stakes poker player Isildur1 is actually Viktor Blom turned out to be right, it remains to be seen whether the latest speculation in the Swedish media will follow the same steps. Namely, it has been widely considered that his discarding of anonymity may cost...

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Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Ready for Final Table

Chris Oliver gets a good head start This week's reports have been filled with news from the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, which is entering its final stage after five days of tough live poker. The survivor that will have a seriously good head start in the main event final table, which will be held on Saturday afternoon, is Florida's 21-year-old Chris Oliver...

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Full Tilt Poker Launches New Tournament Type

New format exclusive to Full Tilt A new poker tournament format has been released by poker giant Full Tilt Poker - those are Multi-Entry Tournaments, which offer a variety of different formats including Knockout, Rush Poker and Rebuy variants. They also allow players to sign up for the same tournament a number of times, enabling them to 'multi-tableâ€...

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Online Poker Executive Gets Restraining Order

Irish High Court slaps Humphreys This week's news served to show how competitive the online poker industry gets. The latest reports from Ireland point to the case between Full Tilt Poker and their departing web operations manager Liall Humphreys, who got a restraining order from a High Court judge. Reportedly, the case was initiated by Full Tilt which app...

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WSOP Final Table Reunites

Marketing initiative brings the magnificent nine back A rather interesting marketing campaign has been launched by the Foxwoods Resort Casino, which promises excellent time at a reunion event that will gather the 2010 World Series of Poker final table survivors on February 8. The event is a part of the casino's nineteenth Mega Stack Challenge, but it's th...

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European Masters of Poker Goes Massively International

Six stops in schedule for third series of the popular poker tour The preliminary schedule has been released for the third season of widely known European Masters of Poker tour, including six stops in different countries, thus continuing the tradition of truly international poker event. The stops are the following: January 20 to 23 — Gran Canaria, Ca...

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Katchalov Takes Super High Roller Event

Winner's bankroll boosted by $1.5 million This has been a great week for a Brooklyn poker pro, 29-year-old Eugene Katchalov, who proved his player quality by winning in the Super High Roller Event at the 2011 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure tournament in the Bahamas and taking home the superb prize of $1.5 million. This prize was not Katchalov's biggest, as hi...

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