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Barton Targets New Poker Bill

November 30, 2011 by  
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There’s some good news for our American online poker playing counterparts.  Rep. Joe Barton is hopeful that the Barton Bill – one of two online poker bills currently before congress, will be approved before his term in office ends. Barton said “Our whole strategy is to get something on the president’s desk this Congress, so [...]

Fox Poker Club Bought

November 29, 2011 by  
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London’s Fox Poker Club has been bought by Genting, for an as-yet-undisclosed amount.  The club is popular with Live Poker gamers in London, England.  The club and casino attracted about 20,000 members over its lifetime, which may seem small to Online Poker players, but is a pretty big number for a live gaming facility in [...]

Houssam Wins WPT: Marrakech

November 29, 2011 by  
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Mohammed Ali Houssam has won the World Poker Tour: Marrakech, defeating 246 opponents to take the crown at the Casino Es Saadi in Morocco.  The tournament had a EUR2,700 + EUR300 buy-in, and attracted a large field, allowing for a $267,011 top prize for the winner. The final table featured several big names, including Jonathan [...]

Alexa Fisher – The Poker Prodigy

November 25, 2011 by  
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People might like to make jokes about Texans and their Texas Hold’em, but in this case, the mental image of a poker prodigy is true.  Meet Alexa Fisher, the eight-year-old poker pro that can play over 50 varieties of the game, and can hold her own with some of the biggest card sharks in the [...]

Phil Ivey Returns to Tournaments

November 23, 2011 by  
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Phil Ivey is widely considered to be the best poker player in the world.  He took several months off from tournament poker when the website that he represented was accused of financial crimes, but it seems that he has managed to put that behind him, as he returned to the tournament scene this week, entering [...]

Online Poker Qualifiers Coming Up for WPT

November 23, 2011 by  
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Next month will see four major live poker events taking place in Prague, and you have a chance to be there, thanks to a series of online qualifiers being run by several major poker sites.  If you fancy a holiday in the Czech Republic, then you’d better get honing your poker skills, as the first [...]

WPT Jacksonville Update

November 22, 2011 by  
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The World Poker Tour Jacksonville Main Event is now well under way.  The tournament saw 393 players sit down to try their luck, and by the end of day one the field had been whittled down to just 168 players.  Day two saw 126 of those players eliminated after seven levels of play, with Vitor [...]

WSOP Circuit – Lake Tahoe

November 22, 2011 by  
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The World Series of Poker Circuit Harvey’s Lake Tahoe is now well under way.  The second day of the tournament saw 175 players sit down on Sunday, to be whittled down to a field of 11 after a long day of thick and fast action, with 14 levels of play. The chip leader at the [...]

Introducing the Grand Series of Poker (GSOP)

November 20, 2011 by  
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Poker pundits have labeled it the hottest poker tournament in Europe. And fans around the world are proud to celebrate the launch of the Grand Series of Poker (GSOP) at the Corinthia Hotel in the heart of Prague. This glittering poker contest features big-gaming action and will play host to a gathering of poker’s most [...]

IFP Nations Cup Gearing Up in London

November 18, 2011 by  
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The International Federation of Poker is gearing up to host the Nations Cup in London.  The event will start today at the EDF Energy London Eye, and has attracted the attention of several poker pros, including Gus Hansen, Barry Greenstein, Antonio Esfandiari, Liv Boeree, and Tony G. Teams from countries including Spain, Germany, the USA, [...]

Full Tilt Deal Remains in Limbo

November 17, 2011 by  
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Online poker players that used the ill-fated full  Tilt Poker are getting more and more anxious as news of the sale of the site to Group Bernard Tapie has still not appeared.  There has been no word from the Department of Justice as to when repayment of players will commence. GBT attorney Behnam Dayanim said [...]

Duplicate Poker Tournament Being Held in London

November 17, 2011 by  
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The International Federation of Poker is hosting a tournament called the Nations Cup as part of the London Mind Sports Festival.  The tournament will include a special form of poker known as Duplicate Poker, which aims to remove the luck component from the game of poker. When you play poker online, you are dealt random [...]

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