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  1. NewsNews Dump: Phil Ivey's New DFS Site, Pregnant Down Under, and AEJones Wins $5 Million in DFSBetter late than never? Despite the recent DFS "insider" scandals and strong state-by-state opposition to the entire DFS industry, Phil Ivey is launching his own daily fantasy sports site… Katrina Sheary went into labor at the poker table and tagged in her husband Peter to finish her tournament at Aussie Millions (she gave birth to a baby boy and he finished in 25th place)… Online poker mastermind and renown instructor AEJones shipped $5 million in a tournament, but it wasn't poker: Jones took down a DFS NFL championship. [...] Read more… Late to the party? Phil Ivey launching his new DFS a little too late?
  2. NewsWSOP Circuit Marrakech: Main Event UnderwayThe Main Event for the second annual WSOP Circuit Marrakech kicked off on Thursday with the first of two opening flights at the Casino de Marrakech. [...] Read more… The WSOP Circuit Marrakech Main Event started on Thursday....
  3. NewsNew Global Poker League Announces 12 Franchises and Team ManagersGPI launched the Global Poker League which will consist of 12 international franchises and managed by some of the biggest names in the poker world. Using a team format, pros will compete for a championship event that will be played inside The Cube. The initial franchises will feature teams from Las Vegas, Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, Moscow, Montreal, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Berlin and Rome. Chris Moneymaker will be the manager of the Las Vegas Moneymakers, and Fabrice Soulier will be the manager of the Paris Aviators.. The draft is set for February 25th. [...] Read more… The newly launched Global Poker League and its first 12 teams
  4. NewsWSOP Circuit Marrakech Underway; Main Event Starts ThursdayThe WSOP Circuit…the only poker circuit where you can go from Oklahoma to Morocco to Mississippi to Las Vegas. The second installment of the WSOP Marrakech is underway at the swanky Casino de Marrakech in Morocco. [...] Read more… Nine rings up for grabs at the WSOP Circuit Marrakech (Pic by Mounir Mahroug)
  5. News2016 PCA: Mike “SirWatts” Watts Wins Main EventCanada's Mike Watts topped over $9 million in career earnings after he shipped the 2016 PCA Main Event championship. After Watts made a heads-up deal with Tony Gregg, he quickly took down his opponent and walked away with $728,325 plus the winner's trophy. [...] Read more… Yeah another Canadian ships the PCA Main Event: Mike "SirWatts" (Photo by Neil Stoddart, courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  6. News2016 PCA: Nick “FU_15” Maimone Wins 25K High RollerNick Maimone is most known in the online poker realm by his handle “FU_15”, however, he was the Bahamian Terminator at the 2016 PCA 25K High Roller Final Table. Maimone knocked out every one at the final table en route to his victory and a first-place prize worth $966,480. Maimone and Sean Winter had chopped heads-up, but they played out for $30,000 and the High Roller title. [...] Read more… Nick "FU_15" Maimone notched his biggest live score by binking the 25K High Roller (Pic by Carlos Monti, courtesy of PokerStarsBlog)
  7. NewsPCA MAIN EVENT: Final Table Set with Mike “SirWatts” Watts the Chip Leader; Tony Gregg Makes Third Career PCA Final TableThe pack finally caught up to the Brazilian Leonardo Pires. After three days in front as the chip leader in the 2016 PCA Main Event, Pires run came to a halt after he imploded and busted in unlucky 13th place. Meanwhile, Tony Gregg final tabled his third PCA Main Event. With six to go, Mike Watson lead the way with 6.5M followed by Tony Gregg (5.6M), Vladimir Troyanovskiy (5M), Toby Lewis (4.6M), Phillip McAllister (3M), and Randy Kritzer (2.74M). First place will win $833K. Can Tony Gregg finally break through after a runner-up performance in 2009 and a sixth place finish in 2012? [...] Read more… Tony Gregg made his third career final table at the PCA, but he has never won. Will this year be the year Gregg finally break through to the winner's circle? (Pic by Joe Giron, Courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  8. NewsPCA Main Event: Leonardo Pires Leads Day 4 With 19 RemainingFor a third day in a row, Brazil's Leonardo Pires bagged up his chips as the chip leader at the 2016 PCA Main Event. On Day 4, the field dwindled from 73 to 19. Notables who busted and cashed on Day 4 included Davidi Kitai(70th), Shawn Buchanan (60th), Renaud Desferet (32nd), Paul Tedeschi (31st), and Jason Mercier (20th). Those still alive in the PCA Main Event include… Phillip McAllister, Toby Lewis, Tony Gregg, Mike Watson, Ami Barer, Stevie Chidwick, and the dangerous Fedor Holz. [...] Read more… Leonardo Pires stil leads the PCA Main Event after Day 4 (Pic by Neil Stoddart, courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  9. NewsPCA MAIN EVENT: Brazilian Leo Pires Still Leads PCA Going Into Day 4After the third day of action in the 2016 PCA Main Event, the field has thinned down to 73 players. Leo Pires from Brazil began the day as the chip leader and managed to end the day in the top spot once again. The money bubble burst on Day 3 with only the top 135 players getting a cut of the prize pool. First place pays out $833K. Can Leo Pires go wire-to-wire? Or will Fedor Holz or Jason Mercier make a run? [...] Read more… At the 2016 PCA Main Event, Brazil's Leonardo Pires ended Day 2 and Day 3 as the chip leader. Can he stay on top for Day 4? (Photo by Joe Giron, Courtesy of PokerStars Blog)
  10. Davidi Kitai busted early on Day 4. American Andy Spears busted Kitai in 70th place.
  11. NewsPCA MAIN EVENT: Brazil's Leo Pires Ended Day 2 As Chip Leader; Day 3 Underway With Steve O'Dwyer SurgingThis year's PCA Main Event championship attracted 928 players. Day 2 ended with Brazilian Leonardo Pires leading the way with the big stack. At the start of Day 3, fewer than 200 remained in the hunt for a first-place payday worth $833K. Day 2 did not end without any controversy after a prop-bet chasing Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified for wrongful urination. [...] Read more… Fewer than 200 remain at the Day 3 of the PCA Main Event. Antonio Esfandiari did no tmake the cut on Day 2 after a propbet mishap. (Pic courtesy of Carlos Monti, PokerStars Blog)
  12. NewsPCA 2016: Steve O'Dwyer Wins Single-Day $50K High RollerFile this one under: O'Dwyer won, again? Yes, Steve O'Dwyer binked another Super Roller event. O'Dwyer won the $50,000 buy-in Single Day High Roller at the 2016 PCA in the Bahamas. O'Dwyer beat Connor Drinan heads-up for the title and a first-place pay day worth $945,495. Erik Seidel finished in fifth place. [...] Read more… Steve O'Dwyer wins another High Roller event (Pic courtesy of TomasStacha - PokerStars Blog)
  13. Breaking NewsBryn Kenney Wins $1.68M at the 2016 PCA Super High RollerThe first big event at the 2016 PCA is complete. American Bryn Kenney walked away with $1.68 million for winning the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event. Kenney beat 2015 WSOP Main Event Champ Joe McKeehen heads-up for the title. [...] Read more… Bryn Kenney edged out Joe McKeehen for $1.68M at the 2016 PCA SHR
  14. NewsBryn Kenney Leads With 6 Remaining at PCA $100K Super High RollerSuper High in the Bahamas. Only six players are left in the hunt at the $100,000 buy-in PCA Super High Roller event at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. This year's PCA SHR included 58 entries and a juicy prize pool worth $5.2M. First place pays out $1.68M. With six to go, Bryn Kenney is the chip leader with 3.8M. Still alive are 2015 WSOP Main Event champion Joe McKeehen, Ankush Mandavia, David Peters, Isaac Haxton, and Mustapha Kanit. [...] Read more… Bryn Kenney leads the final six at the PCA SHR (Photo by Joe Giron, courtesy of PokerStarsBlog)
  15. New Logo for PokerStars

    NewsNew Logo for PokerStarsNew year and a new logo for PokerStars. The international brand synonymous with a red spade, announced that they were introducing a new logo to have a better synergy with its other existing brands and new brands like BetStars and StarsDraft. [...] Read more… New year and new logo for PokerStars
  16. Fedor Holz $5 Million Dollar Man

    NewsFedor Holz $5 Million Dollar ManIn just the last three weeks, German wunderkind Fedor Holz won over $5 million in High Roller events. In late December, Holz took down the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas for a $1.58 million. And earlier this week, Holz kicked off the new year in the Philippines by winning $3.4 million at the $200K Triton Super High Roller Cali Cup in Manila. [...] Read more… Can anyone stop Fedor Holz? He's won $5 million over the last three weeks. The young German is en fuego...
  17. Breaking NewsDown to 4 in theTriton Super High Roller Series; Watch Live Stream of Final Table in ManilaFour 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. [...] Read more… Fedor Holz and Steve O'Dwyer among the final four at the WPT Triton Super High Roller Series in Manila
  18. Daniel Negreanu Documentary: Kid Poker

    Not yet. Where can I find it?
  19. NewsAsia Pacific Poker Tour Announces 2016 ScheduleIn 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. [...] Read more… The opening event of the 2016 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) kicks off in Macau
  20. NewsJohn Oliver vs. Daily Fantasy SportsJohn 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. [...] Read more… John Oliver questions the hazy gambling laws in America and the loophole that saw the rise of daily fantasy sports biz
  21. Merry Christmas!

    NewsMerry ChristmasHo Ho Ho! Merry Christmas from the crew at Club Poker! [...] Read more… Santa just hanging with the dogs for a simple night of poker and whiskey...
  22. NewsNews 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 2015Few 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? [...] Read more… Finger lickin' good!
  23. WSOP 2016: The Return of Colossus

    NewsWSOP 2016: The Return of ColossusIntroducing 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. [...] Read more… Colossus II coming soon to the 2016 WSOP!
  24. NewsThe 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. [...] Read more… 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!
  25. NewsFedor Holz with Wiry Wire-to-Wire Win at WPT Alpha8 Las VegasFedor 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. [...] Read more… Fedor Holz ships the Alpha 8 Las Vegas. (Pic courtesy of WPT.com)
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