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Sylvia & Negreanu Scoop Nice Wins, US Online Poker on Alert Again

29/09/2016 3:22am

Jesse Sylvia

Two big names in poker have taken down titles in the past week. 

2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia is finally a poker champion after taking down the Main Event of the WPT Borgata Poker Open. 

Daniel Negreanu added to his online poker resume, taking down the WCOOP HORSE Championship on PokerStars. 

Finally, if an Arkansas Senator has his way, online poker will be dead in the United States in 2017.

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Poker Hall of Fame Finalists Stir Up Debate, Fedor Chops WCOOP $102k for $1M

20/09/2016 2:41am

poker hall of fame

The WSOP has announced the 2016 finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame and, as usual, the list is producing controversy with Daniel Negreanu, among others, calling the list "bizarre." 

Meanwhile, Fedor Holz continues to win millions. Over the weekend he chopped the PokerStars WCOOP $102,000 Super High Roller for just over $1 million.

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Big names Lichtenberger, Rast, Peters win gold at WSOP 2016

06/07/2016 9:14am

David Peters WSOP 2016

Some big names took WSOP gold this past week. 

Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger finally earned his first WSOP bracelet – according to him, thanks to healthy living. 

David Peters took his first WSOP bracelet just three days after winning a $25,000 Aria High Roller Event. 

And Brian Rast became just the second player in poker history to win two $50,000 Poker Player Championship events.

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Kempe Wins in Super High Roller Bowl while Perkins bets $50k

02/06/2016 8:00am
Categories: News, High-Stakes Poker

2016 super high roller bowl

The 2016 Poker Central Super High Roller Bowl is in the books and German Rainer Kempe is its champion.

He came into the final table on Wednesday with a massive chip lead and was able to hang on against one of the best final tables of the year to take the title and $5 million.

Meanwhile, Bill Perkins is at it again. He has put up $50,000 that Byron Kaverman cannot run a triathlon in under 13 hours.

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Shakerchi Raids SCOOP Main, Boston Rob FTW, WSOP in 3-2-1…

26/05/2016 8:52am

SCOOP 2016

Hedge fund kingpin Talal Shakerchi took down the Main Event of the 2016 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) this past weekend for $1.46 million.

Boston Rob of Survivor fame can now be called a poker champion after taking down a preliminary event at Run It Up Reno.

And the 2016 World Series of Poker kicks off next week from the Rio in Las Vegas. This year's WSOP features 69 bracelet events along with expanded payouts.

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Moscow and Montreal Soar in GPL, Nevada Eyes Online Casino Games

global poker league

The first season of the Global Poker League has hit Week 7 and both the Montreal Nationals and Moscow Wolverines have pulled to the front of their respective conferences.

Meanwhile, Shawn Buchanan and Luke Schwartz have both earned their fifth career SCOOP titles, putting them one behind Calvin Anderson for the all-time lead.

Finally, Nevada may follow New Jersey's lead and regulate online casino games in order to increase liquidity for the struggling Nevada iGaming market.

 

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Vote for Women in Poker Hall of Fame, Full Tilt Platform Retired

12/05/2016 9:20am

Women in Poker Hall of Fame

The finalists for the 2016 Class of the Women in Poker Hall of Fame have been announced and fans can take part in the voting.

The once-mighty Full Tilt Poker is also about to be laid to rest. The platform will be merged into PokerStars next week, officially retiring the platform. 

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Schemion Crushes EPT Grand Final, GPL Hits Week 4, WSOP Goes Digital

05/05/2016 4:47am

Ole Schemion

Ole Schemion nearly made history by almost winning the two largest Super High Roller Events at the EPT Grand Final.

Week 4 of the Global Poker League is in the books and both leagues tell their own story.

WSOP officials announced changes for the 2016 WSOP including several digital enhancements to speed things up and the addition of Kevin Mathers as Twitter Czar.

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Yachou Wins WPT TOC, Hawkins Back-to-Back, California Poker Bill Passes

Farid Yachou Wins WPT

Yachou Wins WPT TOC, Hawkins Back-to-Back, California Poker Bill Passes

Over the weekend, a pair of players made poker history.

First, Farid Yachou became the first ever winner of the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions.

Next, Maurice Hawkins made history by winning back-to-back WSOP Circuit Main Events.

Meanwhile, a California iPoker bill received a crucial endorsement and passed out of committee for a possible floor vote in the Assembly.

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GPL Expands into China - Mike Shariati Wins WPT Player of the Year - Michigan files Online Gambling Bill

GPI rakebrain

The Global Poker League – just three weeks into its inaugural season - is already talking expansion and has announced a new mainland China franchise for the 2017 season.

Meanwhile, Michigan lawmakers surprised everyone after filing an iGaming regulation bill last week.

Finally, Mike Shariati is the World Poker Tour Season 14 Player of the Year.

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