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WCOOP: Action heats up as the series winds down

April 20th, 2014

Event 29 The last of the NLHE Rebuys tournaments took the stage with the $530 buy in event #29. The attendance and aggression far surpassed the PokerStars expectation with the final prize pool more than tripling that of the $400k Guarantee.

Benyamine picks on the Patrik

April 19th, 2014

One of David Benyamine’s toughest competitors is the dreamy Patrik Antonius. Both players are top of their game, and absolute online degen addicts

FTP hosts Road 2 Recovery charity event

April 19th, 2014

Founded by Jimmy Button after his own post crash recovery, the goal of the R2R foundation is to eventually have the ability to maintain the quality of life for all riders, whom due to career ending injuries, are no longer able to earn a living on a bike.

PartyGaming included on FTSE Good Index

April 18th, 2014

The FTSE Group started the Good Index series in 2001.

Paddy powers up with new promotions

April 9th, 2014

“Our vision for the Irish Winter Festival has always been that of affordable poker tournaments allowing for lots of play and offering some seriously chunky prizepools”, said Paddy Power, communications manager for Paddy Power Poker. “The tournament structure for the Irish Masters is one that players will love, with a big starting stack and hour-long blinds. With so many chips at each player’s disposal, we expect a lot of cunning play; losing one big pot won’t necessarily mean a player will be in too much trouble!” The Irish Masters is the main event of the Irish Winter Festival.

bwin Poker begins Aussie Million qualifiers

April 8th, 2014

bwin Poker is making sure its players have an even better chance of going by offering up 30 $18,000 Premium Live Poker Packages for the event. The poker site will begin hosting qualifiers for the prize packages on Saturday, Sept.

Tight battle, heads-up mark WCOOP events

April 7th, 2014

Event 27 The $530 No-Limit Hold’em Triple Shootout offered a change of pace from the multi-table extravaganzas that comprise the bulk of the schedule, one that was apparently welcome as 729 players turned up to play the equivalent of three straight single-table tournaments. That built a prize pool of $364,500, easily topping the guarantee of $300,000. One of the big stories at the final table was the appearance of Team PokerStars pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

WPT record broken with Rajkumar win

April 6th, 2014

Vivek Rajkumar pulled off a record-setting win by taking down the final table of the WPT Borgata Open in just 48 hands. It was an appropriate accomplishment for the pro, who dominated the event and has been on the cusp of a big live-event win for years. Rajkumar had racked up nearly $500,000 in tournament cashes in the past few years through WPT, World Series of Poker and other events

WSOPE 2008 poised for big names, potential upsets

March 29th, 2014

All of a sudden you make a few grand, then a few more.

Shaun Deeb dominates WCOOP

March 26th, 2014

Deeb outlasted 747 players to take down $144,112 for first place and the coveted WCOOP title.

PPA weighs in on online gambling bill

March 24th, 2014

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), seeks to limit the scope of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act to illegal online sports betting and to have the law include a clear list of what is considered illegal online gambling. “The PPA is pleased that the House Financial Services Committee today recognized the need to provide necessary clarification to what constitutes ‘unlawful Internet gambling’ under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act by passing H.R