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Poker News 24-01-2014

List of WPT Bay 101 Shooting Stars revealed

In March the World Poker Tour will head to the Bay 101 Casino in San Jose, California for one of the oldest stops on the tour, the Bay 101 Shooting Star. As always, the Bay 101 Main Event will feature 50 “Bounties” on various professional poker players and celebrities. On Sunday, January 19th, Matt Savage […]

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Poker News 22-01-2014

Former AGA CEO Frank Fahrenkopf joins CAMS as Advisor

CAMS, which provides several services including geolocation verification and Know Your Customer (KYC) checks to multiple online gambling sites in both Nevada and New Jersey has added former American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Frank Fahrenkopf as an advisor. “Frank’s considerable political and gaming acumen will be invaluable as we forge ahead in New […]

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Poker News 22-01-2014

2014 Aussie Millions starts Thursday; features 28 total events

The 014 Aussie Millions tournament series will get started on Thursday with a $1,100 buy-in NLHE event. The 2014 Aussie Millions will feature 28 separate events, including the Main Event, the $100k Challenge and the $250k Challenge. However, unlike in previous years, there is very little overlap between the Super-High-Roller tournaments and the Main Event. […]

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Poker News 21-01-2014

Update on Fake Chips at Borgata Winter Poker Open

A day after the discovery of counterfeit chips was made in Event #1 of the Borgata Winter Poker Open the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement confirmed that a “significant amount of counterfeit chips” were put into play and cancelled the tournament, according to an AP article by Wayne Parry. The thousands of players who […]

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Poker News 19-01-2014

PokerStars PCA delivers again — Best tournament not named the WSOP

Over the years the grandness of the PokerStars PCA tournament series has become something we take for granted; the massive tournament series with massive prize-pools is simply something we’ve come to expect from the largest online poker room in the world. But considering the consistency the PCA PokerStars has shown over the years the tournament […]

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Poker News 19-01-2014

2014 PCA breakdown: Panka wins – still no two-time EPT champ

Dominik Panka has won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event after a marathon final table. In the process, he bested the Canadian Mike McDonald, who was at one point a single pot away from becoming the EPT’s first-ever two-time champion. Panka is an internet player from Poland, until now essentially unknown on the live circuit. […]

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Poker News 18-01-2014

A quick lesson in variance, streaks and human psychology

Variance is an intrinsic part of poker, and an important one. It’s what provides excitement and keeps bad players in the game – it’s the reason it’s much easier to make money playing poker than, say, chess. And yet, the majority of poker players, even profitable ones, are terrible at anticipating and dealing with variance. […]

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Poker News 18-01-2014

Borgata Winter Poker Open tournament halted after fake chips discovered

Opening tournament of Borgata Winter Poker Open suspended after fake chips discovered. Cheating has always been a part of poker, but over the years the methods employed have grown increasingly sophisticated as the cheaters attempted to avoid detection by coming up with new creative ways to try to increase their edge. And even in the […]

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Poker News 16-01-2014

PokerStars software identifies players using a mobile device

Players at PokerStars have probably noticed a new icon appearing above some player’s avatars, showing a mobile device. This is a new feature the site has unveiled, displaying a mobile icon above the avatar of players who log-on to PokerStars through a mobile device. The seemingly inconsequential software update has caused quite a stir across […]

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Poker News 16-01-2014

Global Poker Index tweaks formula for 2014

The Global Poker Index has announced a slight change to their formula for 2014, with changes to the calculations for field size and buy-in amount, more results tracked, and the number of results used per period. The Global Poker Index (GPI) has quickly become the go-to ranking system for live tournament players, but with an […]

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