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Amateur Poker Player Wins WSOP Ladies NLHE Championship

The $10,000 buy-in Ladies NLHE Championship competition, Event 53 at the World Series of Poker, came to a close over the weekend after a heads up between two amateur players, Haixa Zhang and Mikiyo Aoki. The event continued over three days with 793 entrants and a $713,700 prize pool. Meikat Siu was knocked out taking third place and $61,114. Mikiyo Aoki s...

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Detroit Poker Pro Takes Down WSOP Event 52

Poker pro David Olson, 27 of Detroit, won a World Series of Poker bracelet after winning Event 52, a $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold'Em contest, and top prize of $303,909. The final table was formed after three days and including Olson and Mikail Tulchinskiy, Greg Debora, Samuel Golbuff, Paul Mannoni, Bill Chen, Brian Tate, Jan Sjavik and Gabriel Nassif. Greg DeB...

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David Miscikowski Earns First Bracelet in WSOP Event 49

San Diego poker pro David Miscikowski won his first WSOP bracelet and largest payout of $719,707 in Event 49, a NLHE competition with a prize pool of $3,271,200. The event had 696 registrants with a $5,000 buy-in. The final table consisted of Miscikowski, Norbert Szecsi, Blake Bohn, Margareta Morris, Oliver Price, Manig Loeser, Jean Gaspard, John Dolan and...

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Body of German Poker Pro Found in Slovenia

German poker pro Johannes Strassmann had been visiting Slovenia to meet with high stakes players in the area and had gone missing for nearly a week. Search parties in Ljubljana have been called off after DNA testing confirmed the identity of a body found on the banks of a river to be Strassmann, 29. According to police, Strassmann was last seen at 10pm on Sat...

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Phil Ivey Victorious in WSOP Event 50 and Snags 10th Bracelet

Phil Ivey scored his tenth World Series of Poker bracelet on Friday placing him among the likes of poker legends Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan and bringing him closer to all-time record bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth. Ivey took his tenth bracelet in Event 50, a $1,500 buy-in Eight Game Mix, after facing his friend Bruce Yamron in the heads up. Yamron took...

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888poker to Sponsor Poker Night in American

Television production Poker Night in America has arranged a sponsorship deal with the All-American Poker Network (AAPN) resulting in 888poker and Avenue Capital Group sponsoring Poker Night in America broadcasts. 888 and Avenue Capital are partners in the All-American Poker Network enterprise. Poker Night in America will air for the first time on Sunday,...

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WSOP Monster Stack Exceeds Registrant Expectations

Thousands of players flocked to the Rio in Las Vegas for extended registration for the Monster Stack NLHE competition, Event 51, resulting in 7,862 entrants. Registration has not reached this high since the 2006 Main Event with 8,773 participants and the $1,500 buy-in Millionaire Maker NLHE this year with 7,977 players including reentries. It was expected that...

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Patterson Takes Bracelet from Clements in WSOP Event 48

Tyler Patterson, 31 from Washington state, made it through a field of 990 hopefuls in Event 48 of the World Series of Poker, a $1,500 buy-in PLO Hi-Low Split8 or Better competition with a $1,337,850 prize pool, facing Scott Clements in the heads up for his and taking the bracelet. The final table was comprised of Patterson and Clements, Cody Crawford, Jeff Ma...

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Denver Poker Pro Takes WSOP Event 45

Denver poker pro Will Givens, won his first WSOP bracelet and $306,634 during Event 45, a $1,000 buy-in NLHE competition with a $1,656,900 prize pool. Givens faced a 30-hand heads up against Amanda Prada-Moe sending her home with $189,632 as the runner up. This win boosts Givens' total 2014 WSOP winnings to $420,000. Additional final table payouts:...

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Full Tilt Poker Rolls Out Jackpot Sit & Go Tourneys

The Jackpot Sit & Go Tournaments has been rolled out at Full Tilt Poker. Players face two opponents with a prize pool of up to $20,000 with a $10 buy-in. Buy-in levels range from $1, $2, $5 or $10 and players are matched based on their buy-in. The prize pool will be multiplied between 2 and 2,000 times at random. 'From the random prize pool draw at s...

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Jordan Morgan Snags First WSOP Bracelet in Event 44

World Series of Poker Event 44 saw a 7 hour heads up between Jordan Morgan (30) and Evan McNiff (28) pushing the event into day four. The event, a 1,500buy-in NLHE competition, drew in 1,914 hopefuls generating a prize pool of $2,583,900 which led to a final table including McNiff and Morgan, along with Jason Johnson, Raymond Foley, Bryan Dillon, Robert Chor...

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PokerStars Social Gaming Director Resigns

Mark Buser, the director of social gaming for PokerStars, has resigned from his position after a year for undisclosed reasons. Buser joined the team in June 2013 and reported to Rational Group chief marketing officer Alex Payne, who also resigned two months ago during restructuring. Customer relationship manager, Morten Tonnesen transitioned into his role....

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Peppermill Resorts Launches Online Poker Product in Nevada

Peppermill Resorts, based in Reno, has gone live with its intrastate online poker product with Ultimate Gaming on Monday. Tobin Prior, chief executive of Ultimate Gaming said, "It gives us the opportunity to bring our online poker product Ultimate Poker.com to the Northern Nevada market through Peppermill's extensive customer database.' The Peppermill a...

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Michael Drummond Wins WSOP 5,000 buy-in PLO Six Handed Contest

American poker pro Michael Drummond won WSOP Event 42, a $5,000 buy-in PLO Six Handed contest, which included 451 hopefuls and a $2,124,400 prize pool. Kory Kilpatrick took third place for $217,113 sending fellow American player Darius Studdard into the heads up against Drummond. In just 12 hands Drummond knocked Studdard out leaving him in second place w...

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Dale "Daleroxxu" Philip Dismissed from Team PokerStars

It's been a week since PokerStars pro Dale "Daleroxxu" Philip announced that he was dropped from Team PokerStars due to an incident in Marbella, unrelated to poker, where he had been representing the company. Philip was knocked out of the main event of the UKIPT - Estrellas Poker Tour in Marbella and went to a local establishment to catch the Dutch vs. Spain...

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Dan Kelly Wins his Second WSOP Bracelet in Event 43

It's been four years since American poker pro Dan Kelly won his first World Series of Poker bracelet but he finally snagged his second during Event 43, a $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold'Em competition which included 657 participants generating a prize pool of $886,950. Kelly made it to the final table along with Jeff Lisandro, David Chiu and entered the heads up with...

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Three WSOP Events Come to a Close this Weekend

Three more WSOP events came to a close this weekend. Event 39 was a $3,000 buy-in NLHE competition that attracted 992 hopefuls with a prize pool of $2,708,160. It ran beyond the scheduled time with Sean Dempsey, Ryan Jackonetti, Jacob Schindler, Ryan Olisav, Ryan LaPlante, Nam Le, Layne Flack, Takashi Yagura and Andrew Becker making it to the final table....

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PokerStars Headquarters to Remain in Isle of Man

The Rational Group holds its PokerStars headquarters in the Isle of Man and intends to remain there after the acquisition by Canadian gambling group Amaya Gaming. The general counsel for Rational, Paul Telford, wrote an open letter to the Chief Minister of the Isle of Man government: '…I would like to reiterate that PokerStars chose the Isle of Man fo...

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Buzz Poker Latest to Join Hive Network

The Hive online poker network launched earlier this year and has already drawn in a significant number of players and new skins now including ten operators. The latest to join the network is Buzz Poker. Players from Europe, Turkey and Italy may access gambling services via Windows, Mac, mobile devices and tablets. Available games includeTexas Hold'em, Oma...

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The Future of PokerStars

Bad actors is the term used when referring to operators continuing to offer gambling services to the American market after the UIGEA passed in 2006 and much of the online poker legislation debate has surrounded these illegal operations specifically in California. The Rational Group has paid out massive amounts to the US Department of Justice to settle issues...

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