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Majority of MicroMillions Action Came from Russian Players

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Full Tilt Implements Policy Changes to Suit Recreational Poker Players

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Full Tilt Addresses Decline in Players

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker Host CPT Punta Cana Online Satellite Tournaments

Online satellite tournaments to award a lucky player a spot in the CPT Punta Cana Main Event in the Caribbean this November have begun at both Intertops, and Juicy Stakes Poker. To register for the satellite tournament series, players can register under the 'Tournaments' tab in their poker room, until August 8th. The winner will receive a $4,000 prize package,...

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Two Online Poker Sites to Close

The end of this month will see the closure of Playboy Poker and the online poker division of Casino Gran Madrid. After having relaunched two years ago, Playboy Poker will officially shut down on July 27th. There was no explanation provided other than it was a business decision made by the company. From now through the closing date, players may log in and p...

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Profitable Week for Cort "thecortster" Kibler-Melby

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Samuel Bernabeu Wins VDSE

Spanish poker pro Samuel Bernabeu didn't perform very well at the 2015 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas but he redeemed himself in The Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza III (VDSE) main event winning $537,017. The VDSE Main Event took place July 12th - July 18th with 547 participants and a $2,557,225 prize pool. Final table payouts: 1 Samuel Bernabeu $53...

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St Maarten Poker Satellites Begin at Intertops and Juicy Stakes

If you enjoy the satellite series' hosted by Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker, then you will be excited to hear that they have just begun a new one. Members who participate will have the chance to win a $2700 prize package, which includes an $1100 buy-in to for the $100,000 Guaranteed TKPT Main Event on November 25th in St Maarten. Players can register for the...

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PartyPoker Announces Pokerfest Details

PartyPoker's Pokerfest online and live tournament will start between August 29 and September 6th. This edition will include 90 events and $3 million in guaranteed prize pools with Dawn Till Dusk in Nottingham, England hosting the first ten events. The GBP330 buy-in Main Event offers a GBP 300,000 guarantee and the GBP 70 buy-in Mini Live Event offers a GBP...

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Poker Publication to Cease

Bluff Media, a poker publication founded by Eric Morris in 2004, has been canceled by Churchill Downs after acquiring it in February 2012 as a means to promote its online ventures. Morris posted the following on Twitter: 'Eric Morris ‎@EricMorris1616 BRE...

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PokerStars Tourney Comes with Hefty Buy-In

PokerStars will host an online Super High Roller NLHE tournament with what may be one of the priciest online buy-in's in history at $51,000. The record for the steepest online buy-in was for an online poker tournament with a $25,000 buy-in shared by heads-up tournaments in the World Championship (2008, 2009, 2010) and Spring Championship of Online Poker (2009,...

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WSOP Main Event Final Table Determined

The WSOP Main Event final table has been decided but unfortunately Daniel Negreanu was knocked out by Joe McKeehen leaving him in 11th place with $526,778. The final day began with 27 players remaining from the initial field of 6,240 participants. American players dominated but there were international players from Israel, Germany, Italy, Belgium, United Kingd...

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WSOP Main Event Day 6 Wrap Up

There are just 27 of the 68 players remaining after Day 6 of the World Series of Poker main event. There was one woman left in the event. Kelly Minkin, an attorney from Phoenix Arizona, earned $8,500 generated from prop bets that she would be the last woman standing. She was eliminated on Day 6 having cashed 4 times during this series. Her career tournament w...

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NYX OGS Live at Full Tilt

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WSOP Main Event: And Then There Were 69

Day 5 at the World Series of Poker main event began with 237 survivors of the initial 6,420 participants but the day finished up with just 69. David Fuhs was the final elimination of the day taking home a check for $96,445. Several high profile players were also eliminated including Matt Glantz, Antonio Esfandiari, John Racener, Matt Waxman, Dan O'Brien, C...

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A.G.A. Discusses Online Poker Legalization in TV Interview

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Intertops and Juicy Stakes Offer Poker Players 20 Free Blackjack Hands

Revolution Poker Network's popular Intertops and Juicy Stakes online poker sites are dealing players some tempting hands this month. Poker players at the sites will be eligible to receive 20 Free Blackjack hands in July, with a free $1 bet on each hand. A fairly low 5X wagering requirement and the freedom to keep all winnings from the hands is quite an exciting o...

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Juicy Stakes and Intertops Poker Host Barcelona Satellite Tournaments

One lucky member of either Juicy Stakes or Intertops Poker can take advantage of a vacation to Barcelona, Spain, with accommodations for two. Players can gain access to this exciting offer by participating in any of the online satellite tournaments hosted by either casino. The overall winner will participate in the 5-day Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event, which...

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PokerStars to Restrict 3rd Party Software Aids

PokerStars will take a stricter approach to players using third party software aids. A company spokesman said that PokerStars will prohibit the use of these types of programs by specifically identifying '....any tool or reference material that offers commentary or advice that goes beyond a basic level, such as stack-size-based starting hand tables, decision...

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