Bar Poker League expands to Netherlands

The World Poker Store entered into an agreement with Play It Simpel, the creator of the popular poker reality TV show Poker Kampioen Van Nederland , in which the existing Play It Simpel poker league in the Netherlands will become The Bar Poker League.

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The Online Railbird Report: Haxton Week’s Biggest Winner; “Donger Kim” Plays & More

Isaac Haxton erased last week’s $ 114,885 loss by winning $ 310,463 in 1,197 hands over 19 sessions on PokerStars, which made him this week’s biggest winner.

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Rolling the Dice with McCain and Online Gambling

[Editor’s Note: With the November election right around the corner, Poker Player Newspaper asked journalist Amy Calistri to look at Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s candidacy from the perspective of their positions on gambling and poker. Amy’s piece on Senator McCain follows; her piece on Senator Obama will appear next issue] ‘This is a very, very superstitious game,’ he said.

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Day 2 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland Main Event saw lots of crazy action, a bursting bubble, and some big-name eliminations. Among the players still in the hunt for the APPT title on Day 2 were Eric Assadourian…

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Ziigmund gets called out

Especially when you’re playing online with the same players every day at nosebleed stakes, getting to know your opponents, and trusting your reads are the most important thing a player can do.

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APT lights the fuse for 2009

The $2,500 USD buy-in Manila main event is the first of four APT events planned to 2009, with the details of the final three being released sometime next week. The CEO of the APT, Chris Parker, is excited for next year: “The APT has already held two major events this year – APT Philippines and APT Macau. After consultation with players, online partners, and sponsors, a comprehensive schedule is now being planned for 2009 to successfully meet the needs of all concerned

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Feldman rules

A contingent of 21 players put up at least $10,000 each and matched wits for 36 hours in front of the cameras for a show to be televised at a later date. The game kicked off at 2 p.m.

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Inside the Tour, Vol. 100: Reflections from Auckland

I got here in time to play day one of an $1,100 event that would otherwise be called the New Zealand championship — but that is likely the name of a tournament held in Christchurch in a much smaller venue. I visited the SkyCity…

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Five Free Ways to Boost Your Online Poker Win Rate

Matthew Pitt offers advice to help you avoid slipping into certain behavioral patterns when playing online that can negatively affect your bottom line.

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McSweeney uncorks win at Irish Poker Festival

Despite the likes of Ladbrokes Poker pro Roy Brindley and Pot-Limit Omaha World Champion Marty Smyth being in the mix, it was Jimmy McSweeney from Cork, Ireland, who took home the win. He had plenty of competition as well. Earlier in the week the capacity for the €550 main event of the Irish Poker Festival was raised from 625 to 750 when organizers realized how popular the event was going to be.

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Day 1b of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Auckland Main Event kicked off at SKYCITY Casino with 142 players joining the field, bringing the total number of entrants in the event to 306; the largest big buy-in poker tournament in…

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