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Poker News 09-12-2013

3 Bad Habits Poker Tournaments Have Picked Up

This is combination of a rant about things that somewhat perturb me as well as a couple of serious solutions to my deeper beliefs that tournament poker is going in the wrong direction. So take it for what it is, a somewhat tongue in cheek, but also somewhat serious rant about tournament poker. #1 Putting […]

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Poker News 07-12-2013

Is PokerStars decieving Zoom observers with cherrypicked hands?

PokerStars introduced its Zoom games back in March 2012 and added observer functionality a year later, in March 2013. Players observing the games and thinking about whether to give this format a try should be warned that what you see is most definitely not what you get. What is Zoom? Zoom poker is a low-downtime […]

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Poker News 07-12-2013

Global Poker Index, Hendon Mob, and PocketFives.com joining forces

The Hendon Mob and the parent company the Global Poker Index along with PocketFives.com are now joining forces, as the companies announced in a recent press release they would be sharing information with one another, creating the most comprehensive source of tournament poker information in poker history. Casual fans and causal poker players may not […]

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Poker News 06-12-2013

First-timer Rosenbarger hits one out of the park at WPT Montreal

The WPT Montréal has reached a surprising conclusion, with first-time entrant Derrick Rosenbarger claiming the title and half a million dollars in cash. Not only was this Rosenbarger’s first time entering a WPT main event, but he didn’t even buy in directly. He had qualified via a $300 satellite, making his $500,824 cash one of […]

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Poker News 06-12-2013

Who should win Bluff Magazine Readers Choice Awards

This year Bluff Magazine’s Readers Choice Awards has 14 categories and below you will find the most scientific breakdown of each category (basically my opinions on who will win). You can see all the finalists and vote for your favorites at Readers Choice Award Voting and you can read Bluff Magazine’s Kevin “KevMath” Mathers list […]

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Poker News 06-12-2013

Gus Hansen’s online woes continue, down over $8 million in 2013

When people think of Gus Hansen visions of the always calm, sometimes quirky, professional poker player come to mind. Whether it’s Hansen’s style, charisma, successes or his unrelenting aggression at the poker tables he is the epitome of the Alpha-Male in poker. But Hansen has a major Achilles heel, and it’s not just his legendary […]

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Poker News 06-12-2013

Book Review: Positive Poker positively shines

As much as I love working through the different strategies and mathematical aspects of poker I am far more enthralled by the mental aspects of the game. So, of all the poker books I get to read, the one recently released book I have been most looking forward to is Positive Poker, by Dr. Patricia […]

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Poker News 04-12-2013

WPT Montréal Main Event underway

The WPT Montréal Main Event kicked off this weekend, pulling in a total of 862 entries over the course of three Day 1s. This is a bit of a dip from last year’s 1173, but still substantially more than the average for most spots on the tour. It was also to be expected that last […]

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Poker News 04-12-2013

2013 eGR Operator Awards handed out: 888 the big winner

On November 25th the 9th annual eGR Operator awards were handed out at the Roundhouse in London, England. The award ceremony, named after eGaming Review Magazine, is one of, if not the most prestigious in the world of online gaming, and with multiple categories ranging from Operator of the Year to Mobile Bingo Product, there […]

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Poker News 04-12-2013

A holiday buffet of promotions on PokerStars

2013 has been a bumper year for promotions on PokerStars, and the world’s largest online poker site is finishing the year off in style by bringing pretty much all of them back one more time for December. More Millions A number of the promotions focus around PokerStars’ flagship tournament, the Sunday Million. On the 1st, […]

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