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Poker News 14-01-2014

Winning Poker Network now accepting Bitcoins

The Bitcoin revolution continues, not only has Overstock.com started accepting the cyber-currency, but the Winning Poker Network, which includes Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom, has also announced players can now deposit via Bitcoins. Bitcoin deposits are converted to USD by the Winning Poker Network, and these funds are available for immediate use at the […]

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Poker News 12-01-2014

2+2 thread critical of the poker media; is it warranted?

The recent revelation by UAW Local 2121 President Billy Shea on Facebook that Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum was arrested at Foxwoods Casino for allegedly stealing dealer tip money, and later pled guilty to 5th Degree Larceny according to PokerFuse.com, has led to a discussion at 2+2 about poker media, and the perceived shortcomings of the poker […]

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Poker News 11-01-2014

The return of controversial poker player Haseeb Qureshi

Haseeb Qureshi has reemerged on 2+2. And his return to has reignited interest in the Girah scandal for some people in the poker community. While he is considered a very good poker player Haseeb Qureshi is best known for drama. His first brush with poker infamy came in the wake of his infamous prop bet […]

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Poker News 10-01-2014

2014 PokerStars PCA Main Event exceeds $10 million guarantee

The 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) marked the first time since 2007 that the popular tournament failed to reach 1,000 entries, so for the 2014 running PokerStars decided to sweeten the pot in order to hit the 1,000 player mark, by offering a guaranteed prize-pool. Attendance The 2014 PokerStars PCA Main Event came featured a […]

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Poker News 10-01-2014

PokerStars TCOOP 2014 Schedule Announced

PokerStars has made the official announcement of its 2014 Turbo Championship of Online Poker and released the official schedule. This is the tournament’s third year. It will take place from January 23rd to February 2nd and feature 50 events with a total of $15 million in guarantees, all of which have turbo or hyper-turbo blind […]

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Poker News 10-01-2014

Dan Bilzerian Crushes the Fanboy Image of Poker Pros in New Interview

In a recent interview with Card Player Magazine, multi-millionaire and high-stakes poker player Dan Bilzerian was his usual candid self, but the one comment that is getting the most attention was Bilzerian’s assertion that Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey are “broke.” Bilzerian’s claims came in response to Brian Pempus’s generalized question, “What do you think […]

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Poker News 08-01-2014

Full Tilt Poker adds new Rush Poker variant

It’s called Adrenaline Rush, and is apparently aimed at players who feel the standard version of Rush Poker is just too slow. Online poker sites have been trying to find ways that allow players to play more hands in as short a period of time as possible –which is a plus for both the player […]

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Poker News 07-01-2014

Strong turnout for 2014 PokerStars PCA Super High Roller

Aside from the Main Event at major poker tournament series, no event’s attendance receives as much as scrutiny as Super High Roller events and historically no Super High Roller event has drawn bigger crowds than the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) $100k Super High Roller. The 2014 PCA kicked-off on Sunday with the $100k Super High […]

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Poker News 06-01-2014

The GPI hits a home run with Player of the Decade list

With their purchase of TheHendonMob.com the Global Poker Index now has access to the best database of live poker tournament results ever assembled, and one of the first things they’ve done with that database is put together a Global Poker Index Player of the Decade list. The list relies on the Global Poker Index’s (GPI) […]

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Poker News 06-01-2014

Senior Poker Tour launches in Tunica on January 15

While I’m under no illusions that the Senior Poker Tour is going to supplant the World Poker Tour, I do feel that the innovative idea (a poker tour for players over the age 50) could turn into a thriving niche poker tour, along the lines of the Heartland Poker Tour. The first SPT tournament will […]

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