Poker Tournaments

Mercier Keeps Crushing, Sinishtaj Upsets Colman at WPT Seminole Hard Rock

05/04/2017 8:40am
Categories: News, Poker Tournaments

Jason Mercier WSOP

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is in full swing in Tampa, Florida and two of the biggest events just concluded. 

Jason Mercier continued his sick run over the last year by winning the $25k High Roller for $794k. 

Meanwhile, Tony Sinishtaj won the WPT SHRPO Main Event for his first-ever WPT cash and first major poker title.

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November Niners Run Deep Again, $300k Super High Roller Bowl Returns

24/01/2017 9:55am
Categories: News, Poker Tournaments

November Niners

A pair of November Niners made deep runs this week. Cliff Josephy finished 2nd in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event while Jerry Wong took down a preliminary event at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open. 

Meanwhile, the Super High Roller Bowl will be returning for a third instalment. The event will return on May 28 at the Aria in Las Vegas and will feature a $15 million guaranteed prize pool.

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2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table

21/07/2016 8:43am

Jason Mercier WSOP 2016

Renowned backer Cliff Josephy will lead a solid cast of characters into the November Nine on October 30th. Joining him will be online gaming legend Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger. 

Meanwhile, Jason Mercier won the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year award after one of the most lopsided contests in years. However, he did have to sweat a bit at the end as Paul Volpe made a deep Main Event run.

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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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Ivey in Court, WPT Adds Action Clock, $40m for SCOOP 2016

phil ivey in court

Phil Ivey is taking another shot at recouping $11 million withheld from him by Crockford’s Casino in London. He is in a London Appeal court this week trying to get last year’s ruling in favor of Crockfords overturned.

Meanwhile, the World Poker Tour has announced a couple of big changes to its upcoming Tournament of Champions, one which came with some controversy.

Finally, PokerStars has released the schedule for the 2016 Spring Championship of Online Poker. The series will feature 165 tournaments with $40 million in guarantees.

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Esfandiari Beats Gold, Global Championship goes to NC

11/04/2016 2:46am

WSOP Circuit Events

The World Series of Poker Circuit has been in the headlines a lot recently.

Antonio Esfandiari and Jamie Gold faced off in a battle for the ages at the Bike in Los Angeles and Esfandiari walked away with his first gold bracelet.

Meanwhile, we finally have the dates and location of the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship.

And Valentin Vornicu has won his eight career WSOP-C ring, just one shy of the all-time lead.

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