Poker News 06-05-2014

Philipp Gruissem and Scott Seiver chop the EPT 10 Grand Final High Roller

Philipp Gruissem has won the EPT Season 10 Grand Final High Roller event and, in the process, become Germany’s biggest all-time money winner. And he did it on a blind all-in. Of course, at that point, he and Scott Seiver were playing only for a SLYDE watch, a trophy, and five minutes of fame. Prior […]

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Poker News 06-05-2014

Former NJ Devil Ken Daneyko – the latest pro athlete to find poker success

What is it about athletes and poker? Former New Jersey Devils’ hockey player Ken Daneyko has just made a name for himself at the poker tables, albeit in a modest way, taking the runner-up spot in a small charity tournament, then taking his rungood to the WPT Spring Open and taking down a $230 side […]

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Poker News 05-05-2014

Antonio Buonanno schools the kids to win EPT Grand Final

Veteran Italian poker professional Antonio Buonanno has won’t he EPT Season 10 Grand Final, taking home €1.24 million (USD $1.7 million) after a marathon final table battle. Although Buonanno has been present on the tournament scene for a while now, this score blows his previous best out of the water – a $231,147 4th place […]

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Poker News 02-05-2014

PPA gets behind conservative groups who have come out against Adelson

The Poker Players Alliance has become a lot more vocal this year as they try to stave off Sheldon Adelson’s attempts to ban online gambling. Fortunately, this time around the PPA is not standing alone, as a number of groups (including the AGA) have come out in opposition of the proposed ban, including a number […]

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Poker News 30-04-2014

Lessons in Poker: Hand Reading Part 3, Air Draw or Bluff?

In this lesson, I am going to take a closer look at one of the three general categories, specifically the air/draws/bluffs category. I will give some general ideas when that category can be higher in proportion to the rest of their range. In the past lesson you learned there were three general categories of hands […]

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Poker News 28-04-2014

WPT Season XII recap: Stammen wins Championship, Pahuja POY

Keven Stammen has won the WPT World Championship to finish off WPT Season XII. The event attracted a field of 328 players; although this is considerably fewer than many of the events of the tour, the $15,000 buy-in ensured that the prize pool was substantial. Stammen took home $1.35 million for his efforts, a significant […]

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Poker News 27-04-2014

WSOP Asia-Pacific – are gimmick formats and mixed games the future?

The World Series of Poker has released the official schedule for the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific, taking place this October. There will be a total of nine events, all of them multi-day affairs, with buy-ins ranging from $1100 to $25,000. The attitude towards this series seems to be that novelty is the way forward to attract […]

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Poker News 26-04-2014

PokerStars SCOOP 2014 schedule announced

PokerStars has released the official schedule for the fifth instalment of its Spring Championship of Online Poker. The series has the same collective guarantee of $40 million that it has always had, but the actual prize pools have been growing year by year, topping $75 million last year, so we can perhaps hope to see […]

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Poker News 25-04-2014

Look out poker world Ole Schemion is old enough to play the WSOP

Ole Schemion has been setting the felt on fire in Europe for the past three years, essentially since he was first legally able to do so. He had barely turned 18 when he appeared on the live poker scene, winning the PokerStars EPT Berlin in April 2011. Since then, he has established himself as one […]

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Poker News 24-04-2014

The EPT’s first two-time champion is a woman – why that matters

Victoria Coren Mitchell has won the EPT Sanremo main event, thereby becoming the first ever two-time champion on the tour. It marks not only a major milestone in her own career and the history of the tour, but also a significant coup for women in poker. The victory – and the reaction of her fans […]

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