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Poker News 27-11-2013

WPT Montreal Introduces a Win the Button Tournament

Win the Button is a novel twist on No Limit Hold’em poker which has appeared at the WPT a few times now. The concept is simple: instead of the dealer button rotating around the table as usual, it moves after each hand to the player who won the pot. It seems like a format designed […]

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Poker News 27-11-2013

WSOP.com announces New Jersey online tournament series

Well that didn’t take very long did it? The paint on the soft launch period isn’t even dry yet and Caesars Entertainment is already promoting an online tournament series for New Jersey poker players: The New Jersey Online Championships Tournament Series. According to the WSOP.com website, the NJOCTS (I’m not writing that out again) is […]

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Poker News 27-11-2013

WSOP APAC returns to Australia in October 2014; WSOPE on hold until 2015

There was some really big news coming out of the World Series of Poker today, as the WSOP announced a major change to its international tournament series, the WSOP Europe and WSOP APAC. From here on out the two tournament series will rotate, with the WSOP Europe occurring during odd years and the WSOP APAC […]

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Poker News 25-11-2013

Two demographics poker needs to target

Seniors By Seniors I mean “poker seniors,” which is anyone over the age of about 40. When poker went “mainstream” in the early and mid 2000’s this demographic was pushed aside and replaced by young, brash players. Before the Poker Boom these middle-aged men were exactly the type of casual players that fueled the games; […]

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Poker News 24-11-2013

The Sunday Funnies 11/24/2013: A lighthearted look at the poker world

Conspiracy theories abound in PokerNews.com presenter contest PokerNews.com is looking for a new Junior Presenter at tournaments and in their search for the right hire they decided to open the contest up to the public… the poker public… what could possibly go wrong? Other than allegations of professionally produced videos, shady vote counts, and rule […]

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Poker News 24-11-2013

Ten members of the poker media you should be following

Since the coming days will likely be filled with nothing but New Jersey online gambling news, I thought I’d throw out a curveball and point you in the right direction for some of the news in the poker world other than from myself. This is kind of a strange column, and one that just came […]

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Poker News 23-11-2013

The WPT is Back in Montreal for a Second Year

Following up on its great success in Montreal last year, the WPT has decided to include the Canadian city in its tour again this year. WPT Montréal 2012 drew a field of 1173 players, well over twice the average on the tour and only eight shy of the biggest stop on the tour that year, […]

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Poker News 22-11-2013

It’s Time to Change Online Poker Hand Histories

A while back 4Flush’s John Mehaffey penned an article where he offered up his suggestions to the upcoming crop of online poker providers in New Jersey on the ways they can avoid the pitfalls of their predecessors in Nevada. John’s suggestions range from providing simple, easy-to-find, terms and conditions to where customer support centers should […]

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Poker News 21-11-2013

Jared Jaffee Wins but Margo Costa shines at WPT Jacksonville

The lengthily-titled WPT BestBet Jacksonville Fall Poker Scramble had its final table this Tuesday, with five relative unknowns squaring off against three-time WPT finalist Jared Jaffee. With the deep stack coming in as well as the experience edge, Jaffee was the clear favorite to win the event, and no upset was to be forthcoming. Even […]

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Poker News 20-11-2013

Book Review: Education of a Modern Poker Player

In 1957 code-breaker/spy/poker enthusiast Herbert O. Yardley (perhaps the original “Most Interesting Man in the World”) published Education of a Poker Player. The book was one part memoir and one part poker primer, and together it combined for a fascinating read. Some 55 years later, in 2013, John Billingham, Emanuel Cinca, and Thomas Tiroch, working […]

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