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Harry Potter Star Rhys Ifans Plays Charity Poker Event
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Harry Potter Star Rhys Ifans Plays Charity Poker Event

August 6th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Hollywood actor Rhys Ifans recently took to the felt in a bid to raise money for a good cause via a charity poker tournament in his homeland. The Welsh actor, who is best known for his roles in high-profile films such as...
Bad Beat Costs Player $1 Million One Drop Buy-in
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Bad Beat Costs Player $1 Million One Drop Buy-in

August 1st, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Connor Drinan might not be the first poker player to suffer a horrific bad beat, but when it costs you $1 million smackaroos, you have earned the right to whine a little bit more than the next guy, right? Let’s face it,...
PokerStars Changes Course on Satellite Policy
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PokerStars Changes Course on Satellite Policy

July 24th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Online satellites are a big part of the story of how tournament poker grew so popular. The World Series of Poker’s Main Event exploded in large part based on the idea that a satellite that cost you a few dollars to play in...
Jorryt van Hoof Odds-On Favorite for WSOP Win
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Jorryt van Hoof Odds-On Favorite for WSOP Win

July 22nd, 2014 | by Brian Corlisse
When the World Series of Poker’s Main Event final table reconvenes, the November Nine will be playing for high stakes: the winner will ultimately walk away with $10 million and become a household name among poker fans. But...
Mark Newhouse Makes History for WSOP ME November Nine
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Mark Newhouse Makes History for WSOP ME November Nine

July 16th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
These days, the World Series of Poker Main Event regularly attracts over 6,000 players. That has led many players to simultaneously regard it as a great value (thanks to all of the weaker players who participate just to...
Boeree, Gruissem Among Poker Pros in New Charity Org REG
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Boeree, Gruissem Among Poker Pros in New Charity Org REG

July 13th, 2014 | by Kaycee James
Despite being a game based on manipulation, deception and, ultimately, taking other people’s money, poker and its inner circle have always had a strong tradition of generosity towards worthy causes. From charity tournaments...
Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Coming to Binion’s
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Chad Brown Memorial Poker Tournament Coming to Binion’s

July 11th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
When Chad Brown lost his battle with cancer earlier this month, the entire poker world was united in honoring one of the most well-respected members of their community. Brown received an honorary World Series of Poker bracelet...
Lottery SNGs Latest Trend in Online Poker
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Lottery SNGs Latest Trend in Online Poker

July 10th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Cash game players will often derisively refer to poker tournaments as lotteries. This isn’t entirely true, of course, but tournament play does come with much greater variance, and even the best players can go dozens of...
At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?
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At WSOP Main Event 2014, Whose Pot Is It, Anyway?

July 9th, 2014 | by Jason Reynolds
Imagine trying to run a poker tournament with over 6,000 players and tens of millions of dollars in prizes. There’s a lot you’d plan for: how to prevent cheating, how to make sure nobody gets an advantage, how to...
Crazy WSOP 2014 Satellites: $10,000 Coin Flips
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Crazy WSOP 2014 Satellites: $10,000 Coin Flips

July 9th, 2014 | by Greg Shaun
Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event after qualifying from a $39 online satellite at PokerStars, the idea of winning a smaller tournament to play in the big one has become one of the most...