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Poker News 18-06-2014

Liv Boeree and Allen Kessler star in the “Case of the Dubious Ducks”

There’s some minor drama taking place between Liv Boeree, Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler, and their respective camps over what seems like it should be a relatively simple question. Are pocket deuces a standard shove or a standard fold from under the gun, at an eight player table, for 13 big blinds with antes in play? Recently […]

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Poker News 15-06-2014

Jason Mo takes Marvin Rettenmaier up on $100,000 bracelet challenge

The enigmatic Jason Mo has announced that he’s the first – and so far the only – person to take “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier up on his open bracelet challenge, and for the maximum amount on offer, $100,000. Rettenmeier was Bluff Magazine’s Player of the Year in 2012, and currently plays for Team Party Poker. It […]

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Poker News 15-06-2014

UK poker pro John Kabbaj brings home the cabbage in Event 25

British professional John Kabbaj has won his second career World Series of Poker bracelet, taking down Event #25, a $2,500 mixed-game event with alternating rounds of Limit Omaha/8 and Stud Hi/Low. Like most non-Hold’em events, the tournament attracted a relatively small and tough field. Alongside Kabbaj at final table were Erik Seidel and Mike Leah, […]

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Poker News 13-06-2014

Amaya acquires PokerStars, but where’s the money coming from?

In a move which seems to defy basic arithmetic, a Montreal-based company by the name of Amaya has, in a single bite, acquired PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and their umbrella company, the Oldford Group. Unsurprisingly, the poker world is freaking out. The first question on everyone’s lips is what this means for online poker players, […]

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Poker News 13-06-2014

PokerStars announces more All-In Shootouts for World Cup

PokerStars has announced its latest promotion, a series of $10,000 All-in Shootout freerolls tied in with the World Cup. Like previous All-in Shootout promotions, entry to all All-in Shootout Pokerstars freeroll tournaments are earned by completing a variety of simple “missions,” such as making a deposit, or playing a certain format of game. The twist […]

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Poker News 12-06-2014

Dominik Nitsche becomes youngest triple-bracelet winner

Three’s a lucky number at this year’s World Series of Poker. Right out of the gates, Vanessa Selbst picked up her third bracelet to tie Barbara Enright as the most decorated woman in the WSOP, and now Dominik Nitsche has picked up a third as well, winning Event #21, a straight-up No Limit Hold’em tournament […]

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Poker News 11-06-2014

Kory Kilpatrick wins his first WSOP bracelet in NLHE Shootout

Kory Kilpatrick has taken down the $3000 NLHE Shootout, Event #20 at the World Series of Poker. In doing so, he has added $254,891 to his live poker earnings and won his first WSOP gold bracelet. This was in fact Kilpatrick’s first live final table, but although his name may not be familiar to live […]

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Poker News 08-06-2014

Volpe wins 1st WSOP bracelet as Daniel Negreanu comes up short in 2-7 Draw Lowball

Paul Volpe has won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in WSOP Event #13, a $10,000 buy-in, No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball tournament. It couldn’t have been easy, faced as he was with a star-studded final table, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, Larry Wright and John Monnette. Volpe was actually the […]

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Poker News 08-06-2014

When and why to make a continuation bet

This article will look at the topic of continuation betting. I once attended a poker seminar in Atlantic City where the presenters spent a very short amount of time on the topic.  The advice given was this: “Continuation bets work, just do it.”  Then the hands went up from the audience, but what if … […]

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Poker News 06-06-2014

Justin Bonomo finally wins his elusive first bracelet

Justin Bonomo has had, for a while now, the reputation of being one of the better poker players out there who had never won a WSOP, EPT or WPT title. He’s had some big cashes and plenty of final tables, but as of yesterday morning, he’d always come up just short whenever a bracelet was […]

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