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Posts Tagged ‘2008 WSOP’

WSOPE event 3 goes to Theo Jorgensen

August 31st, 2014

The second to last event in the WSOPE series brought out a total of 165 players for this three day event. With 20,000 in total chips for each player (in a format best described as “Second Chance”), this deep-stacked event brought out many of poker biggest names.

Kentucky judge postpones forfeiture hearing

August 20th, 2014

Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate is giving the lawyers for the defendant domains additional time to file legal briefs before he holds the hearing in what he describes as a “very complex” case. One favorable outcome of today’s hearing, according to published reports, is that none of the domain names seized last week by the state will have to transfer ownership during the postponement.   The eyes of the online poker community had been on today’s potentially groundbreaking hearing, which sought to determine whether the state would be successful in its attempt to seize control of the domain names of all online gambling Web sites accessible to Kentucky users

PKR announces Oktoberfest celebration

August 12th, 2014

Oktoberfest will feature 12 events set over 12 days on the pokers. Like the Super Series, Oktoberfest will be capped off with a PKR Masters and Tournament of Champions, which will bring the best players from the series together for a shot at a piece of $5,000 and the champion title.

Kentucky hearing delayed until Friday

July 12th, 2014

An Associated Press story about the matter didn’t give a reason for the delay. The hearing is the next step in a lawsuit filed by the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet on behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky against illegal online gambling sites

Farnood win at WSOPE good news for Afghanistan

July 9th, 2014

Sure, it’s not exactly the biggest poker market in the world, but the country that’s been so torn by war in the last several decades has something to cheer about, as native son Sherkhan Farnood won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the £2,500 H.O.R.S.E event at the World Series of Poker Europe last night. Farnood, a 46-year-old dual resident of Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates, earned the bracelet after taking down a star-studded cast of card players at the Casino at the Empire in Leicester Square in London, England

P5 Poker Engine debuts in Barcelona

June 17th, 2014

The new P5 Poker Engine will dramatically improve the performance of bwin Interactive Entertainment AG’s poker platform, according to a press release from bwin. P5 will change the way online poker is played, experienced and perceived.

ckingusc takes down WCOOP 2008 main event

June 1st, 2014

The main event The two-day main event came with a price tag of $5,200, but that didn’t stop a field of 2,185 players from turning up for their shot at the biggest prize pool of the WCOOP. Originally guaranteed to award $10 million to its players, the main event ended up dishing out $10,925,000 instead. A full contingent of Team PokerStars Pros was on hand for a shot at the single largest prize of this WCOOP, but only a small handful of them would find their way to the cash before the end of Day 1

Ky. seizes gambling site domains

May 31st, 2014

The move is an attempt by the governor to block those sites from doing business in Kentucky.

Belcore-Zogman becomes second woman to win an HPT

May 31st, 2014

Mary Jo outlasted 200 players in the main event of HPT’s Grand Series at Grand Casino Mille Lacs north of Minneapolis, Minn. She beat Jason Banfi in heads-up play to take down a first-place prize of $85,724. The Zogmans are creating a poker legacy on the HPT, as Mary Jo’s husband, Dan, won $227,811 for finishing first at an HPT event in Gary, Ill.

Dane sets record with WSOPE Event 1 win

May 26th, 2014

Jesper Hougaard, a 24-year-old professional poker player from Copenhagen, Denmark, claimed his second WSOP gold bracelet of the year with a win in the ₤1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event that kicked off this year’s WSOPE.

Phil Ivey crushes Million Dollar Cash Game

May 12th, 2014

Ivey proved his dominance in the cash-game format yet again these past two days at the 2008 Full Tilt Poker Million Dollar Cash Game in London. The stone-faced Ivey absolutely destroyed his competition at the big game and ended up winning over $500,000, which guaranteed him the Million Dollar Cash Game trophy for the second time since the event started in 2006. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Ivey was able to bank more than $500,000 against players like Team Full Tilters like Gus Hansen, Mike Matusow, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Andy Bloch, Eli Elezra and a few outside big-name players like Phil Hellmuth and Tom “durrrr” Dwan.