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PKR announces Oktoberfest celebration

July 26th, 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.



PokerStars serves up Caribbean Adventure

July 24th, 2014

The poker site announced this week that its major live tournament in the Bahamas will take place Jan. 4-10 at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino on Paradise Island. The Caribbean Adventure features a $10,000 main event running Jan.



Ex-cricketer brings A-game to WSOPE

July 22nd, 2014

Warne is widely considered one of the best bowlers in Australian cricket history. He retired from international cricket in 2007 after he and the rest of the Australian cricket team laid a beating on the English side, so it will be interesting to see how he is received in Jolly Olde. The tabloid press there have jumped all over the father of three in the past, based on several scandals involving scantily clad women.



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



Obrestad to face Brunson

July 9th, 2014

Both Brunson and Obrestad are considered two of the most elite poker players in the world, but their introductions to the game couldn’t have been more different. Brunson traveled the dusty backroads of the U.S., playing in numerous illegal games, honing his game prior to winning 10 WSOP bracelets, which forever secured his status as the godfather of poker



APPT Seoul set to build on Macau success

July 6th, 2014

The APPT Macau event, the first of the season, would have to be considered a success in just about anybody’s book. Its main event drew 538 players, eclipsing the previous year’s mark of 352 and creating a first prize of $453,851 for the champion



Limits to computer-aided poker strategy – Hindu

June 25th, 2014

Limits to computer-aided poker strategy Hindu, India - 2 hours ago By Robert Blincoe in London GUARDIAN NEWS SERVICE: Poker software can help define how to handle deliberate misinformation and how to make intelligent …



Ziigmund goes on half-mil Hold’em heater

June 20th, 2014

Proving yet again he’s one of the most fearless players in the game, everyone’s favorite drunken master has gone on another tear of note over the last 24 hours, racking up big pot after bit pot on his way to almost a half million in profit. His total take from Hold’em games today alone: a tidy $483,496, with several big hands at Full Tilt’s marquee $500/$1,000 RailHeaven table again the main reason. Only downside for Ziig: His total profit for the week overall is just $131,898 , as it seems he blew through most of that potential profit in a few losing sessions over the weekend



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.



Gang of Phil Hellmuths to invade WSOPE

June 14th, 2014

Anyone interested in such a title is welcome to enter the contest, which will take place on Sept. 27 in Leicester Square. Phil Hellmuth will hand-pick his twin (woman or man) and have that person accompany him, as well as the requisite entourage of 12 models, into the Empire Casino



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