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Poker News 17-12-2013

Full Tilt Poker parts ways with Tom Dwan

Recently Tom Dwan’s picture was removed from the Full Tilt Poker website, and after forum speculation brought the issue to light, Full Tilt Poker has announced that they have parted ways with one-third of their “Professionals” roster, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan is no longer an ambassador at the site. A spokesman for Full Tilt Poker […]

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Poker News 16-12-2013

My historical picks for the “Nolan Dalla Poker Person of the Year” Award

Recently Nolan Dalla wrote a blog post offering up his suggestions for his spontaneously created award Poker’s Person of the Year (a play on Time Magazine’s award) and in the process he espoused who he would have chosen in more recent years. Well, I’ve decided to take this a step farther, and offer up my […]

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Poker News 14-12-2013

Hand Analysis from WPT Five Diamonds: Eddy Sabat vs. Dan Smith

There was one hand at the WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Classic final table last night that should be of particular interest to anyone serious about improving their game. It took place between Eddy Sabat and Dan Smith, with Gary Benson involved until the turn. Although Smith went on to win, losing this hand meant […]

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Poker News 13-12-2013

Dan Smith wins WPT Five Diamonds; 3rd career 7-figure score

Dan Smith has won the 2013 WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Classic, making him a three-time $1 million-plus winner and putting him over $5 million in career winnings. Although this is Smith’s first WPT title, he has two previous seven-figure cashes under his belt, the other two being in high roller events in the EPT […]

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Poker News 12-12-2013

Rast wins WPT Five Diamonds Super High Roller; Dan Smith leads Main Event final table

22 players registered for the $100k buy-in Super-High-Roller tournament that was part of the (*deep breath and go*) World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic tournament series at the Bellagio. Even though this was a $100k buy-in event and part of the World Poker Tour, this was not a WPT Alpha8 tournament. […]

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Poker News 12-12-2013

EPT Barcelona laptop hacking scandal verified

A security company, F-Secure Labs, has confirmed that Jens Kyllonen’s laptop along with the laptop of his roommate, Henri Jaakola during his stay at the Barcelona Arts Hotel was infected with a “RAT” a Remote Access Trojan. The RAT Trojan would allow the perpetrators to remotely view Kyllonen’s laptop, ostensibly to superuse the high-stakes online […]

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Poker News 11-12-2013

PokerStars license application suspended 2 years by New Jersey regulators

According to Nathan Vardi at Forbes.com, PokerStars will be left out of the New Jersey online poker marketfor the foreseeable future as their application review has been suspended for two years by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJ DGE). The primary reason given by the NJ DGE was the ongoing indictment against PokerStars […]

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Poker News 09-12-2013

Why New Players Will Be Drawn to Licensed Online Poker

Legal, licensed online poker in the United States is still in its infancy –it’s only available in three states at this point—but already we are seeing plenty of new players drawn to the online game, and while I have traditionally been very pessimistic when it comes to a second “Poker Boom” it now appears that […]

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Poker News 09-12-2013

Don’t Put All Your Poker Eggs in the Congressional Hearings Basket

Tomorrow, the House Subcommittee on Commerce will hold a hearing to discuss, The State of Online Gaming. The hearing will feature some interesting witnesses, ranging from the Poker Players Alliance’s John Pappas to the Las Vegas Sands Vice President of Government Relations and Community Development Andrew Abboud (read as Sheldon Adelson minion/mouthpiece). But what does […]

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Poker News 09-12-2013

The Sunday Funnies 12/8/2013: An entertaining look inside the poker world

Jack McClelland retires As Matt Savage reported on his Twitter account, long-time tournament director Jack McClelland (who should be in the Poker Hall of Fame) is retiring. McClelland’s last tournament will be the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic, after which he’ll ride off into the sunset, or probably continue to hang around poker rooms. […]

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