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Jason Somerville Builds Big Audiences on Twitch
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Jason Somerville Builds Big Audiences on Twitch

November 30th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Jason Somerville has long been a popular poker player, if not quite on the level of the biggest and most successful superstars of the game. But if the World Series of Poker bracelet winner only had a cult following before, his...
Phil Galfond Announces Engagement to Farah Fath
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Phil Galfond Announces Engagement to Farah Fath

November 28th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Phil Galfond, one of the world’s top high stakes poker players, has just announced that he’s getting married. Announcing the news to his legion of Twitter fans in typically witty fashion, the WSOP bracelet holder and...
GPI on time with Roger Dubuis deal
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GPI on time with Roger Dubuis deal

November 27th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
The Global Poker Index (GPI) has secured its first mainstream commercial partner in the form of Roger Dubuis. The Swiss luxury watchmaker is a major brand in the timepiece world and thanks to some stiff negotiations by the...
Victoria Coren Mitchell Leaves PokerStars Team Pro, Citing Casino Games
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Victoria Coren Mitchell Leaves PokerStars Team Pro, Citing Casino Games

November 27th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Victoria Coren Mitchell, the popular UK media personality and professional poker player has announced that she has ended her time as a member of PokerStars Team Pro. Coren, who recently became the first player to ever win two...
iPoker Network Changing Rake Calculations for 2015
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iPoker Network Changing Rake Calculations for 2015

November 24th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
The iPoker Network will be calculating rake distributions to member sites in a new way starting on January 1, a move that could help reconnect a network that is currently split into two tiers. The new way of awarding rake to...
Rafa Nadal Sweeps Ronaldo in Celebrity PokerStars Duel
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Rafa Nadal Sweeps Ronaldo in Celebrity PokerStars Duel

November 20th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Rafa Nadal and Ronaldo (the elder), those titans of clay and turf, clashed across the felt this week at the Hippodrome Casino in London, for a celebrity heads-up showdown organized by PokerStars. Dubbed the “The Duel” by the...
Norway’s Felix Stephensen Will Pay 50 Percent in Tax on WSOP Winnings
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Norway’s Felix Stephensen Will Pay 50 Percent in Tax on WSOP Winnings

November 18th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Felix Stephensen might still be celebrating his second place finish at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event this month, but it’s likely that his home nation of Norway is celebrating just as much. Part of that is due...
Jose Canseco Finger Fallout More Hand Information Than Wanted in Poker Tournament
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Jose Canseco Finger Fallout More Hand Information Than Wanted in Poker Tournament

November 17th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Jose Canseco might be a good poker player, or he may be a total fish; we’re not really sure. But one thing is certain: you’ll never want to lose a hand in the same way he has. Canseco told the world that he lost a...
Archie Karas Dodges More Jail Time on Blackjack Cheating Charges
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Archie Karas Dodges More Jail Time on Blackjack Cheating Charges

November 17th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Archie Karas, the legendary gambler and poker player, who in the 1990s went on the most famous winning and losing streak in gambling history, has avoided jail after being found guilty of cheating at a San Diego casino, a charge...
Mark Newhouse Makes His Peace with Back-to-Back WSOP Ninth Place Finishes
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Mark Newhouse Makes His Peace with Back-to-Back WSOP Ninth Place Finishes

November 16th, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
Pity poor Mark Newhouse: not once, but twice, he’s gotten so close but yet so far to winning the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, only to be pushed out in ninth place both times. To be honest, finishing ninth would...