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  1. 100K Isolation prop bet over on $62K buyout

    Breaking News100K Isolation prop bet over on $62K buyoutIt was a crazy wager, but American poker pro Rich Altai won the $100,000 prop bet where he had to live in complete isolation and seclusion for 30 days. After 20 days, Australian poker pro Rory Young realized Altai was going to all the way for the win, so he negotiated a buy-out worth $62,000. Altai agreed, and he exited the sequestered room where he lived in total darkness and silence for 20 days. [...] Read more…
  2. Minneapolis Jim Meehan Passes Away

    NewsMinneapolis Jim Meehan Passes AwayOne of the last remaining characters in poker, Minneapolis Jim Meehan, passed away at the age of 66. The attorney and poker pro from Minnesota won a WSOP bracelet in 2003, made a couple of televised final tables during the poker boom, and banked over $1.4 million in career earnings. [...] Read more… Minneapolis Jim playing at the 2005 WPT Foxwoods in CT. (Pic by Pauly McGuire, Tao of Poker)
  3. NewsCrypto tanking, Bitcoin prices hit year lowsBitcoin, Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies are hitting lows for the year. Current prices are similar to August 2017 levels, shortly after the 2017 World Series of Poker ended and numerous poker pros were heavily vested in crypto. Will the drastic drop see a significant number of crypto-vested poker players return to the daily grind? Which notables will come out of retirement after stepping away? Or is it time to borrow money from Timex or Johnny Bax and buy as much BTC as you can? [...] Read more…
  4. NewsHolland's Manuel 'Sheparentao' Ruivo chops partypoker MILLIONS Online for $2.3 million scoreThe largest and richest online poker tournament is finally over. The 2018 partypoker MILLIONS Online is complete. The $5,000 buy-in event attracted 4,367 runners and a prize pool in excess of $21.8 million. Tthe top four place paid out at least $1 million. With two remaining, Manuel 'Sheparentao' Ruivo and Pim 'ForMatherRussia' de Goede were almost even stacked and agreed for a chop. Sheparentao held more chips and was awarded first place and $2,329,943 in cash. ForMatherRussia locked up $2,309,994 for second place. [...] Read more…
  5. Breaking Newspartypoker MILLIONS Online beats $20 million guarantee with 4,367 runnersAnother historic moment in the online poker world. partypoker pulled off their epic feat with a successful partypoker MILLIONS Online event. It had a $20 million guarantee, but it never kicked in because 4,367 entrants took a shot at the MILLIONS Online, which boosted the prize pool in excess of $21.8 million. First place will pay out $2,729,376. Currently, 29 players are remaining with wheatforsheep the big stack (566M) and they'll play down to a champion today. Chris Kruk and Chance Kornuth are in the top ten. [...] Read more…
  6. Breaking NewsGodfather of Norwegian Poker, Thor Hansen Passes AwayThor Hansen passed away at the age of 71 after a prolonged battle with terminal cancer. The Olso-born Hansen is regarded as both the Godfather of Norwegian Poker as well as the Godfather of Scandinavian Poker. Hansen won two WSOP bracelets with his first occurring back in 1988 in Seven-card Stud. Hansen finished his illustrious career as third on the all time Norwegian money list. [...] Read more… Image by Flipchip
  7. Breaking NewsPhil Galfond on the Joey Ingram PodcastPLO Goat and online legend Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond appeared on the latest episode of the Poker Life Podcast with Joey Ingram. The two chatted for two hours about a myriad of topics including his baby Run It Once, poker bots, streaming and marketing. [...] Read more…
  8. News30 Days in the Hole: $100,000 Isolation Prop BetSome prop bets are funny. Others are weird. And then there's the dangerous ones. Two poker players met each other playing in a cash game at the Bellagio and hammered out the terms of a $100,000 prop bet. Aussie pro Rory Young bet American grinder Rich Alati that Alati could not live inside a bathroom in total darkness for 30 with no electronic devices and zero interaction with people. There were some finer details ironed out between the two and a private live stream was set up to keep tabs on Alati. The entire event is being recorded for a potential reality series. At the present moment, Alati has been in the dark for ten days and counting. [...] Read more…
  9. NewsPavel Plesuv Wins WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open for $504KPavel Plesuv outlasted 898 players to win the 2018 WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Plesuv picked off James Gilbert heads up to win $504,820, plus a seat into the season-ending Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. [...] Read more… Pic by AlCantHang
  10. News Pavel Plesuv leads final table at WPT Seminole Rock N Roll Poker OpenHollywood, Florida is the latest stop for the World Poker Tour. The WPT Seminole Rock N' Roll Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Casino played down to the final six. Pavel Plesuv bagged up the big stack at the end of Day 4. Ravi Raghavan is the short stack, but he's looking for his second WPT title. Chris Kennedy, Jim Gilbert, Jeremy Joseph, and Marius Gierse round out the final table. First place pays out $504,820 plus a seat into the season-ending Tournament of Champions at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. [...] Read more… Pavel Plesuv is the chipleader at the Seminole Hard Rock. (Pic by AlCantHang)
  11. NewsJeju Triton SHR Video: Kenneth Kee Wins Crazy Cooler in Short Deck ($1M HKD)Short Deck poker was the main focus at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller series hosted in July in Jeju, South Korea. The biggest rage among the high roller scene was recorded for everyone's viewing pleasure. Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Paul Phua, Andrew Robl, and Mikita Badziakouski were involved in big hands as they played down to a champion. Kenneth Kee from Singapore would go on to win this event for approximately $2.9 million, but he dragged a key pot in a crazy cooler with A-A holding up against K-K and Q-Q. [...] Read more… Peter Jetten finds himself in a big hole with Q-Q during Tritron SHR Short Deck final table in Jeju.
  12. NewsWPT releases second half of Season XVII schedule, stops in Russia, UK, Spain, and CanadaThe World Poker Tour released the schedule for the second half of their current season. The second half of Season XVII will include ten "premier events" in the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain, Canada, and popular gambling destinations in the United States of America. The Aria Casino in Las Vegas will host back-to-back events starting at the end of May with the WPT ARIA Summer Championship, followed by Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions. [...] Read more…
  13. NewsSo-Called 'Masseuse' robs gambler for $76,000 in FloridaIt's never a dull day in Florida. A woman posing as a masseuse robbed a poker player for $76,000 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Due to swift detective work, local police apprehended the woman who had stolen cash, poker chips, and a Patek Philippe worth $50,000. [...] Read more… Mugshot for Cassidy Reign Paris
  14. NewsFilipe Oliveira wins 2018 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event for $1.5 millionFilipe Oliverira from Portugal outlasted a field of 1815 runners to win the 2018 Caribbean Poker Party Main Event Championship. Oliverira edged out American Craig Mason to win $1.5 million. The overlay kicked in for this $10 million guaranteed prize pool. Also, Roberto Romanello survived a stacked final table to win the $10K High Roller for $450,000. Romanello chopped heads-up with Mustpha Kanit. [...] Read more…
  15. NewsSteffen Sontheimer wins Super High Roller Championship for $3,685,000The 2018 Caribbean Poker Party is winding down at Baha Mar Resort and the Super High Roller Championships are in the books. The $250,000 buy-in affair attracted 34 of the biggest and baddest SHR gurus, but German pro Steffen Sontheimer was the last player standing. Sontheimer banked $3,685,000 for first place. American pro Sean Winter had another runner-up finish in the Bahamas. [...] Read more…
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