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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Down to 4 in the Triton Super High Roller Series; Watch Live Stream of Final Table in Manila   
    Breaking News Down to 4 in theTriton Super High Roller Series; Watch Live Stream of Final Table in Manila Four players remain at the $200,000 buy-in WPT Triton Super High Roller Series in the Philippines. Deven Tang 3.07M is the chip leader at the Solaire Resort in Metro Manilla, followed by Steve O'Dwyer 3.02M, Fedor Holz 2.41M, and David Peters 1.83M. Dan Colman finished in 7th place ($401,600), Phil Ivey busted in 6th place ($502,000), and Paul Phua went out in 5th place ($656,500). First place pays out $3.64M.
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    Fedor Holz and Steve O'Dwyer among the final four at the WPT Triton Super High Roller Series in Manila
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in NOVEMBER NINE DOWN TO THREE; JOE MCKEEHEN WITH MASSIVE LEAD AT END DAY 2   
    News NOVEMBER NINE DOWN TO THREE; JOE MCKEEHEN WITH MASSIVE LEAD AT END DAY 2 Six players returned for the second day of the 2015 WSOP November Nine, which commenced with another quick bustout on the second hand when Thomas Cannuli had pocket Aces snapped off by Max Steinberg's pocket tens. Ace-Jack was an unlucky hand at the final table. Israel's Zvi Stern busted in fifth place with A-J against A-K, and Max Steinberg was picked off in fourth place with A-J versus A-Q. With three to go play was suspended. Chip leader Joe McKeehen holds a monster stack that is more than 2/3 of all chips in play.
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in John Oliver vs. Daily Fantasy Sports   
    News John Oliver vs. Daily Fantasy Sports John Oliver, British comedian and host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, unleashed a hysterical take down of the daily fantasy sports industry in an enthralling 19-minute segment that included a DFS parody commercial starring Seth Rogen.
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    John Oliver questions the hazy gambling laws in America and the loophole that saw the rise of daily fantasy sports biz
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Pennsylvania Takes Another Step Toward Online Poker; HB 649 Passes P.A. Gaming Oversight Committee   
    News Pennsylvania Takes Another Step Toward Online Poker; HB 649 Passes P.A. Gaming Oversight Committee The state of Pennsylvania, roughly 1/5 the size of France in size and population, is trying to become the fourth state in the USA to offer online poker following Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware. Pennsylvania, known as the “Keystone State,” will truly be a keystone for the future of online poker in America because Pennsylvania is the sixth largest state in the country and its population is close to 13 million, or more than the population of Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware combined.
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    Pennsylvania, the 6th largest state in America with approximately 13 million residents, trying to become the next state to offer online poker
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Cold Deck: Another Poker Movie, Another Bomb   
    News Cold Deck: Another New Poker Movie, Another Bomb? The tagline reads: “When a poker player hits rock bottom he enlists his best friend to pull off a high-stakes heist.” The next poker movie, Cold Deck, is headed straight to video. Is it really a poker movie? Or just another second-rate knockoff of a heist-gone-wrong film? Cold Deck, featuring Paul Sorvino, will be released on December 1, 2015 at various Video-On-Demand outlets. Cold Deck was written by Jason Lapeyre, the same guy who penned the script for The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story.
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    Cold Deck (2015) directed by Zack Bernbaum
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in EPT Prague: Luuk Gieles Leads the SHR and Godfather of Czech Poker Martin Staszko Still Alive in Main Event   
    News EPT Prague: Luuk Gieles Leads the SHR and Godfather of Czech Poker Martin Staszko Still Alive in Eureka5 Main Event The EPT Prague is winding down and final tables are set for both the €1,100 buy-in Eureka5 Main Event and the €50,000 Super High Roller. Luuk Gieles is the chip leader at the SHR final table. EPT Player of the Year Dzmitry Urbanovich right behind in second and Steve O'Dwyer is lurking in third. The SHR final table also includes super-short John Juanda. Meanwhile in the Eureka5 Main Event, Sweden's Simon Persson faded a gigantic field to emerge as the chip leader at the final table. Local hero, Martin Staszko is still alive and third overall.
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    The Godfather of Czech Poker, Martin Staszko, is hoping he doesn't get whacked (photo by T. Stacha, PokerStarsBlog)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in News Dump: RAWA Fumble, PokerStars Announces $4 Million in Freerolls, and Portugal Going Solo   
    News News Dump: RAWA Fumble, PokerStars Announces $4 Million in Freerolls, and Portugal Going Solo Three random news items of note: Congressional hearing on RAWA (bill trying to ban online gambling) failed miserably, PokerStars announced four special $1 million freerolls in the wake of their VIP program controversy, and Portuguese politicians decided to segregate its (small) online poker players base from the (vast) global market.
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    Greedheads posing as fear-mongering moralists in order to get online poker banned
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in FBI Raid Two Card Rooms in San Diego and Bust Fat Dave’s Illegal Gambling Operation   
    News FBI Raid Two Card Rooms in San Diego and Bust Fat Dave's Illegal Gambling Operation The FBI raided two card clubs in San Diego – Seven Mile Casino and the Palomar Card Club – and busted an illegal gambling and money laundering operation. The feds fingered David “Fat Dave” Stroj as the mastermind of the gambling ring, which has apparent ties to the Philly mafia. The nationwide sting netted 25 arrests in California, Arizona, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Iowa. The card rooms were used to launder proceeds from a prostitution ring, high-stakes poker games hosted in mansions around San Diego, and an offshore sports book that booked $2 million in bets every month.
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    The FBI raided two poker rooms in San Diego, which were involved in laundering money for a multi-million dollar illegal gambling operation. (Pic by John Gibbons / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Live Stream: EPT Prague Day 5   
    News Live Stream: EPT Prague Main Event Day 5 The EPT Prague €5,300 buy-in Main Event has reached its penultimate day. Only 23 Players survived the cut at the end of Day 4. They returned to Day 5 with hopes of surviving one more day to advance to the final table. First place pays out €921,540. Ireland's Marc Macdonnell leads the way.
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    Marc Macdonnell (Ireland) is the chip leader going into the next-to-last day of action at the EPT Prague
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in EPT Prague Final Table Set; Ilkin Amirov Chip Leader   
    News EPT Prague Final Table Set; Ilkin Amirov Chip Leader Day 5 at the EPT Prague €5,300 buy-in Main Event saw action play down to the final table. Six players remain with Azerbaijan's Ilkin Amirov holding the chip lead with approximately 10M. Amirov created a stir in the tournament room on Day 5 when he survived a four-way all-in with pocket Kings.
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    Final Table Chip Leader Ilkin "Don't Call Me Phil Collins" Amirov (Pic by Neil Stoddart/PokerStars Blog)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in EPT Prague Complete: Hossein Ensan Wins Main Event, Steve O'Dwyer Wins Super High Roller, and Kenneth Smaron Wins High Roller   
    News EPT Prague Complete: Hossein Ensan Wins Main Event, Steve O'Dwyer Wins Super High Roller, and Kenneth Smaron Wins High Roller Three champions have been crowned at the EPT Prague. Last week, Steve O'Dwyer took down the €50K Super High Roller and he made history by becoming the first two-time SHR Champion on the EPT. And tonight, Hossein Ensan from Germany chopped heads-up and won the €5,300 Main Event ,while American Kenneth Smaron shipped the €10K High Roller.
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    Hossein Ensan (Germany) won the EPT Prague for his third EPT final table over the last 16 months (pic by Neil Stoddart/PokerStars Blog)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Eddie Ochana Leads WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Classic; 21 Players Remaining   
    News Eddie Ochana Leads WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Classic; 21 Players Remaining After four days of action at the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Classic, the field is down to 21 players with Eddie Ochana out in front as the chip leader (2.3M). The $10,400 buy-in event attracted 639 runners and the top-heavy event paid out the top 63 places. The first-place winner will earn $1,587,382. Action for Day 5 resumes Friday with a final table set for Saturday.
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    WPT Five Diamond World Classic winding down at the Bellagio, the unofficial official home of the World Poker Tour
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Down to 6; Jake Schwartz Chip Leader at Final Table   
    News WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Down to 6; Jake Schwartz Chip Leader at Final Table Who's gonna ship $1.6 million? The WPT Five Diamond World Classic at the Bellagio is down to the final six players. Jake Schwartz is the chip leader with 7.2M. Also making the cut: Kevin Eyster, Ben Yu, Eddie Ochana, Cate Hall, and William Jennings. The final table resumes Saturday at 4pm PT local time in Vegas.
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    Cate Hall is fifth in chips overall at the final table of the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Classic at the Bellagio (Pic courtesy of worldpokertour.com)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Fedor Holz with Wiry Wire-to-Wire Win at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas   
    News Fedor Holz with Wiry Wire-to-Wire Win at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas Fedor Holz had won nearly $2 million in 2015 before he took his seat at the final table of the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas. The young German had been running great all year and capped off his miraculous 2015 by shipping the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas for approximately $1.6 million. Daniel Negreanu finished in third place.
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    Fedor Holz ships the Alpha 8 Las Vegas. (Pic courtesy of WPT.com)
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Kevin '1sickdisease' Eyster Wins WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic   
    News Kevin '1sickdisease' Eyster Wins WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic Kevin '1sickdisease' Eyster picked up his second-career WPT title when he won the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Eyster's pay day was worth almost $1.6 million, which was the second-largest Five Diamond in history. Eyster also jumped into first place on the WPT POY race ahead of Cate Hall, who busted in fifth place.
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    This year's WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Classic was the second largest in its storied history
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Fedor Holz Dominating WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas; Holz Holds Massive Lead at Final Table   
    News Fedor Holz Dominating WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas; Holz Holds Massive Lead at Final Table Can anyone stop Fedor Holz? The young German pro also known as “CrownUpGuy” has been on a torrid streak over the last two years. Only seven other players stand in Holz's way of winning $1.5 million at the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas. Holz is sitting atop a massive stack with 40% of the total chips in play at the final table. Eight players remain including Daniel Negreanu, and only the top 7 places get paid out at this WPT high roller event.
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    Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz (Germany) is the chip leader at WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas with 40% of total chips in play
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in The 2016 PCA to Include a 100K Guarantee Blackjack Tournament   
    News The 2016 PCA to Include a 100K Guarantee Blackjack Tournament The 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure features a special blackjack tournament with a 100K Guarantee. The buy-in is $500 and the winner also gets a seat into the PCA Main Event. So essentially, this is the first-ever blackjack/poker satellite.
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    The 2016 PCA will host its first-ever blackjack tournament, which is an additional way to win a seat into the PCA Main Event for only $500!
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in WSOP 2016: The Return of Colossus   
    News WSOP 2016: The Return of Colossus Introducing Colossus II! The WSOP announced that their $565 buy-in Colossus tournament will return to the mix for the 2016 WSOP. Even though the WSOP schedule has yet to be released, the Colossus II will kick off the series witha $7 million guaranteed prize pool. The suits wised up this year and will be awarding $1 million to first place.
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    Colossus II coming soon to the 2016 WSOP!
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in News Dump: Kentucky/PokerStars Shakedown for $800 Million, No Mas DFS in Illinois, Anti-online poker Billionaire Overpays for Vegas Newspaper, and Ivey Big Online Loser in 2015   
    News News Dump: Kentucky/PokerStars Shakedown for $800 Million, No Mas DFS in Illinois, Anti-online poker Billionaire Overpays for Vegas Newspaper, and Ivey Big Online Loser in 2015 Few random stories of note: Kentucky continues to shakedown PokerStars/Amaya… DFS illegal in Illinois… PokerStars to launch sportsbetting site with unique name: Bet Stars… Sheldon Adelson semi-secretly bought Las Vegas Review Journal… Phil Ivey ending the year on a redonk downswing?
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    Finger lickin' good!
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pauly McGuire in Asia Pacific Poker Tour Announces 2016 Schedule   
    News Asia Pacific Poker Tour Announces 2016 Schedule In 2016, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) features the return of the Macau Millions after a brief hiatus. The 2016 APPT schedule will also include stops at the Aussie Millions, Macau Poker Cup 24, APPT Seoul, APPT Macau, APPT Manila, APPT Melbourne, and the concluding event at the 2016 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) hosted at City of Dreams in Macau.
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    The opening event of the 2016 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) kicks off in Macau
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    WebDesigner reacted to Pokeraph in your tournaments evolution   
    Hello, 
     
    I am specialized in tournament and would like to know and/or share the way you do, to improve in your own poker tournaments game. 
    I did love to read books:
    -harrington's trilogy
    -phil gordon's trilogy
    -kill phil's trilogy
    And many others books not directly linked to tournanents but good for the poker overall. I love to read book as they save time and practice for me. They resume some behavior and line to have, that you would learn in the field (losing) otherwise.  I also read on forums and talk to people. Right now i feel i do not need to read more book, as they end quite the same for me. I have a bit of over-information and feel i cannot ingurgitate more of that, but apply it. So i need to do something else. 
    I think a lot by myself and review mentally each of my live MTTs, and also review some of my online  mtts with my tracker. 
     
    What do you do?
    What did make you improve the most?
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    WebDesigner reacted to Jack Eight in "KidPoker" premiere in Toronto   
    It's on Canadian TV (TSN4) next Tuesday, and should be on the Pokerstars blog later.  
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    WebDesigner reacted to Jack Eight in "KidPoker" premiere in Toronto   
    Hi,
    the "Kid Poker" documentary will be screened Thursday November 26th at the TIFF Lightbox in Toronto (7pm). Daniel Negreanu should be there for a Q&A after the screening. Tickets available through Pokerstars.com VIP store. For those interested, I have one spare ticket (PM if you'd like to attend).
    I'll try to post a quick review this week-end.
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    WebDesigner reacted to Jack Eight in "KidPoker" premiere in Toronto   
    A few thoughts about the premiere. As usual Pokerstars did the things right for the public: they rented a part of the nice TIFF Lighbox Cinemas in downtown Toronto, with a red carpet at the entrance, free pop-corn, and a presentation by James Hartigan and the director Francine Watson.
    I might write more later about the movie but I can say it's definitely half-success, half-failure. It's well-crafted, and the cinematography is great (some footage from Vegas is incredible). The music selection (the "sad moment piano") is a bit tilting but that's not a major issue.
    The first part (about Negreanu's childhood, teenage days in Toronto and first trips to Vegas) is nicely documented, with a lot of funny stuff and family footage. It has good rythm and good interviews.
    But the second part (Negreanu's achievements as a poker pro) is way too long!! Of course Daniel has one of the biggest resumes in poker but we don't need to see every trophy or every winning hand! It's totally boring at the end, which is weird considering he's one of the most entertaining players. That part feels like a looooong trailer, or a slide show... without a lot of emotion. 
    To my surprise, the film-makers never ask Negreanu how he managed to stay "himself" after winning millions at a young age, or how a 7/7 passion like poker can affect relationships. I was startled to see some career choices are not discussed (the Wynn contract, the Pokerstars Pro endosement). During the Q&A Francine Watson confirmed she chose not to include some parts of the Daniel story (including his marriage) but did not really explained why.
    The third part is more interesting, with some good interviews (John Duthie, Antonio Esfandiari) about how Negreanu became the ultimate poker ambassador, relentlessly promoting the game and speaking a lot (too much?) about issues, rules, etc... That part is essential, especially when Negreanu talk about many controversies he's been involved in. But again, I think it could have been more relevant to focus on one or two topics (the Full Tilt scandal?). It's a little bit too quick, too superficial to my taste.
    My favorite part of the movie is at the very end : the Daniel's speech at the Poker Hall of Fame. Some will say he's hollywooding, not sincere, but I like to believe he's telling the truth and it's touching. His love of the game, his dedication to it and his friendly attitude at the table are, in my opinion, making him a fascinating character and the n°1 poker player. In many ways Negreanu is now the face of the game, the incarnation, like Mohammed Ali for boxing or Jordan for basket-ball. But every great champion's journey has good sides and bad sides and I feel we miss some in the movie. It's often "very promotional", too clean compared to a documentary like "Nosebleed".
    I was confused at the end of the screening, because I felt the best part is when Daniel is away from the table, reflecting on his career, talking about how he wanted to make his mother proud, how he gave almost everything to his passion. But I don't think the poker footage is very well used here and some interesting topics are not enough covered, or not covered at all. I have mixed feelings about the movie and I would be happy to discuss more about it.
     
     
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    WebDesigner reacted to Ferris Bulleur in Merry Christmas!   
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