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WSOP 2013 – A Look At The Tournament To Come

WSOP 2013 – It’s Poker Time Again The WSOP 2013 will be opening its doors on May 29 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Everyone who is anyone – and a few who are no one, but hoping to become someone, will descend on the venue to play poker in the…Read More

Ivey Makes History in Melbourne with 9th WSOP Bracelet

Playing in the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific at Melbourne’s Crown Casino this week, poker megastar Phil Ivey took down his 9th WSOP bracelet win, tying with the legendary – and now deceased – Johnny Moss for most WSOP bracelets ever. Both considered masters of the game and daunting heads-up players, Ivey now looks to…Read More

Problem Gambling Worse During March Madness

For you, it might just be an office bracket pool or a $20 wager online or at your local sportsbook.  But for compulsive gamblers, March Madness, the annual college basketball championship finals surrounding the NCAA’s single-elimination Division 1 tournaments each year, it’s living hell. Take “Frank,” a Gambler’s Anonymous (GA) member who, as such, won’t…Read More

MacAphee and Boeree Split the Modern Way: On Twitter

Ah, young love! The passion, the sex…the horrifying public breakup that makes you wonder how you ever thought you could bring this guy home to meet your parents. That must be what 29-year-old poker hottie Liv Boeree is thinking right about now, after her ex-boyfriend Kevin MacAphee got a tad trigger mouse finger happy with…Read More

WSOP Ladies Event Now Officially Open to Men: For a Price

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The battle has been ongoing in the poker world for years: should women be privy to special tournaments just for them as a way to encourage more to play the game, or does that philosophy reek of affirmative action, and both condescension and accommodation in an unfair way?  A recent decision by the World Series…Read More

Mervin “The Cat” Chan Takes Home Coveted Aussie Millions 2013

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The Aussie Millions 2013 Poker Championship has come to an end as the locals of Melbourne were treated to an exciting tournament which showcased some of the world’s best talent in the game. With a few surprise eliminations in the early rounds of the championship including recent powerhouse Vanessa Selbst, nobody could predict who would…Read More

Excitement Builds As 2013 Aussie Millions Continues

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Following Brian Payne’s leading performance on Day 1a of the 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event, which saw him finish the day with 299,900 chips, it was Frank Rusnak who shone brightly and came out victorious after Day 1b of the tournament’s Main Event. Payne beat out the competition on Day 1a with aggressive…Read More

Young Gun Takes Down Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater

Tyler Reiman

Tyler Reiman, a 24-year-old poker pro from Morton, Illinois, beat out 254 players to win January’s 2013 Beau Rivage Million Dollar Heater Main Event in Biloxi, Mississippi. His second major live poker title (his previous win was at the 2007 Heartland Poker Tour No Limit Hold’em Championship Event), Reiman walked away with more than $185,000…Read More

Yorkshire Man Named UK and Ireland Online Poker Number 1

Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg

Rick “TheClaimeer” Trigg from South Yorkshire in the UK  has been ranked as the number one online poker tournament player in the United Kingdom and Ireland. According to the PocketFives.com ranking system, Trigg is also ranked eighth place in the world. Kicking 2013 off to a great start, Trigg recently had a blinding weekend at…Read More

WSOP Choctaw 2013 Main Event: Jeff Fielder Wins

Jeff Fielder scooped a $312,080 prize after finishing with all the chips on Day 3 of the 2013 World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event. Fielder entered day three of the tournament as the chip leader and was able to outlast 15 other players throughout the day.  Those initial 15 players eventually dwindled…Read More

Brazilian Becomes UK Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh Champion

The Title of the 2013 UK Ireland Poker Tour Edinburgh Champion went to Brazilian-born Nicolau Villa-Lobos who walked away with the title and the lion share of the prize-pool, pocketing £101,000 for first place. Starting the final table with the lowest chip stack at 313,000 chips, Villa-Lobos was in fact odds on favourite to finish…Read More

Homes Wins For Canadian 2013 Fallsview Poker Classic

Wednesday January 16th saw the commencement of the 2013 Fallsview Poker Classic in the lavish Fallsview Casino in Ontario, Canada. With prize pools rivalling some of the biggest tournaments in the world, and certainly worth competing for, the event attracted some real talent to the tables, predominantly from in and around Canada. The first event…Read More

Participants Announced for National Heads Up Poker Championship

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Officials from Caesars Entertainment and the organisers of the National Heads Up Poker Championship have announced the field of players for this year’s tournament, which sees the winner of the tournament’s inaugural year confirmed to participate in the final 32. Phil Hellmuth’s former status as champion of the tournament left little doubt that he would…Read More

High Road for the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour

PokerStars UK & Ireland Poker Tour

The UK and Ireland Poker Tour heads to the highlands for this year’s first event as the festivities take place in the bonny Scottish city of Edinburgh at the lavish Balmoral Hotel. Situated in the Edinburgh hotspot of Princes Street , the five-star hotel is a prime location for participants and spectators to enjoy all…Read More

Anticipation and Excitement as Aussie Millions 2013 Just One Day Away

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The Melbourne poker scene is abuzz in anticipation of this year’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship which is set to showcase some of the world’s biggest talents in the poker world. Taking place every January at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, the Aussie Millions Poker Championship boasts the title of the largest, longest and most…Read More