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  1. NewsGermany's Christian Rudolph wins WSOP Online $25,000 Poker Players ChampionshipThe 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #70 $25,000 Players Championship finally played down to a champion. A total of 407 runners took a shot at the high-stakes bracelet and coveted title. Germany's Christian Rudolph defeated American pro Chris Hunichen heads up for the title and $1.8 million in cash. Rudolph outlasted a final table that also included Jason Koon. [...] Read more…
  2. NewsMirage poker room in Las Vegas will closeMGM Grand made a tough decision to close the poker room at some of their Las Vegas Strip properties indefinitely. That bold decision includes the shuttering of the legendary poker room at the Mirage Casino, which at one time hosted the biggest cash games in the Vegas. In addition, the suits made a decision to shut down the Mandalay Bay and Excalibur, two low-level poker rooms that used to attract both tourists and locals alike. [...] Read more…
  3. NewsPolk/Negreanu High Stakes Feud begins November 4The Aria Casino in Las Vegas will host the first 200 hands of the Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk high-stakes challenge that will consist of 25,000 hands of $200/$400 NL. The initial first 200 hands of this event will be captured live on PokerGo and available for free for all poker fans on November 4 at 5pm PT. After that, the two jousting pros will head to WSOP.com to finish off their 25K bout. KidPoker is the underdog at 4/1 odds. [...] Read more…
  4. NewsJoe Biden betting favorite over President Trump in 2020 ElectionElection Day is officially on the first Tuesday in November in America, but many citizens are started early voting due to the pandemic and chaos involving the US Postal service. Oddsmakers universally have Joe Biden as the consensus favorite to win the 2020 US Presidential election, but Donald Trump was an underdog in 2016 and surprised everyone with a victory. Can the incumbent do it again, or have the citizens finally had enough of the clown show in DC? [...] Read more…
  5. NewsHigh Stakes Poker returns on December 16PokerGo will produce a new season of High Stakes Poker starting on December 16. The classic program will finally get rebooted much to the delight of pros and fans alike. The first batch of high-stakes cash game action included Tom Dan, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Jason Koon. No word on whether or not Gabe Kaplan also makes his comeback as an announcer. [...] Read more…
  6. NewsVideo: Kid Poker WSOP unlucky bustout supercutJokeBro posted a supercut of Daniel Negreanu losing his marbles during the 2020 World Series of Poker Online while live streaming his events. This compilation video consists of Kid Poker losing all-in situations during WSOP bracelet events at WSOP.com or GGPoker. [...] Read more…
  7. NewsPokerStars introduces EPT Online for next monthFor the first time in its history, PokerStars will host an online version of the kind of tournament they'd run somewhere along the tour in Barcelona or London like the old days of the European Poker Tour. PokerStars will launch the EPT Online on November 8 and the virtual festival will run through November 18 with 20 unique events that come along with a $20 million guaranteed prize pool. There will also be 20 additional mini-events called the Mini-EPT. [...] Read more…
  8. NewsMike Matusow bets half his bankroll on Kid Poker to beat Doug PolkIn the Degen News of the Day, poker pro Mike Matusow wagered $10,000 that Daniel Negreanu will win the upcoming high-stakes heads-up challenge against Doug Polk. The Mouth said the $10K prop bet on Kid Poker is worth half his overall poker bankroll. Matusow also revealed he wagered $5,000 on Donald Trump to win the 2020 election. [...] Read more…
  9. NewsSam Grizzle passes away, once beat up Phil HellmuthThe poker world said goodbye to one of its last grizzled characters when Sam Grizzle passed away after a massive stroke this weekend. Grizzle, most known as Phil Hellmuth's nemesis, was one of those characters that flirted the line between pro and angle shooter. Grizzle won $1.3 million in tournaments, but won unknown amounts as a cash game player in Nevada. [...] Read more…
  10. NewsPlanet Hollywood poker room reopens, Pai Gow jackpot hitAfter a lengthy shutdown, live poker returns to Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip. Meanwhile, one lucky Pai Gow poker player struck it rich with a $133,037 jackpot win at Planet Hollywood. And over at the Wynn Casino, the poker room is temporarily shuttered and relocated after the Wynn/Encore reduced hours due to a serious drop off in gamblers. [...] Read more… Pic frpm @PHVegas
  11. NewsLive poker finally returns to the Borgata Casino in Atlantic CityThe poker room at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey will finally reopen for the first time since being shuttered in March. The Borgata will resume action with 30 of its 77 tables on Wednesday, October 21. All players will be required to wear masks. Tables have plastic partitions and will only be seven-handed. The Borgata reopened in late July of this year, but the poker room was not ready yet. [...] Read more… Pic by Edward Lea (Press of AC)
  12. NewsSpicy lead up to Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu grudge match continuesIt's time for the nitty gritty as Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu iron out the last few details of their long-awaited heads-up match. The two were hashing it out and smack talking via Twitter for the entire (poker) world to see. Doug Polk, a heads-up NL specialist is coming out of retirement to play Kid Poker, is a favorite over Negreanu. The match is set for November 1 and will be broadcast on PokerGO. [...] Read more…
  13. NewsPhil Ivey conversation on staying mentally sharpPhil Ivey and Poker King, a new online poker site in Asia, recently joined forces. Poker King recently spliced together a video on a new series called " A conversation with Phil Ivey. In this episode, Ivey invites his old friend Barry Greenstein to have a chat about life, growing old in poker, and mental health. Ivey also explains his new venture with Poker King and their innovative security system to identify cheaters. [...] Read more…
  14. NewsPokerStars Bounty Builder Series begins Sunday October 11PokerStars launches their latest series on Sunday, October 11 with their Bounty Builder Series. This series with 213 events of the Progressive KO variety, is specifically designed to help players expand their bankroll. Tournaments have buy-ins as low as $1.10 with over a dozen events with buy-ins under $22. The Bounty Builder has over $30 million in guaranteed prize pools and will run through October 25. There will be two Main Events with buy-in price points at $55 and $530. [...] Read more…
  15. NewsPhil Galfond gives Phil Hellmuth props, but high-stakes regs disagreePhil Galfond complimented Phil Hellmuth and his heads-up game and all hell broke loose. Galfond, arguably one of the greatest PLO cash game players and heads-up gurus, shared a quick assessment of Hellmuth's heads-up skills against Antonio Esfandiari in the High Stakes Duel. High-stakes regs were quick to share the prevailing sentiment that Hellmuth is not that good and that even if he was, the Poker Brat" table image and antics diminishes any true achievement at the tables. [...] Read more… Phil Hellmuth vs Atonion Esfandiari in High Stakes Duel
  16. NewsBicycle Casino in LA reopens with outdoor table games and poker roomThe Bicycle Casino outside of Los Angeles reopened with "outdoor gaming". The Bike originally shut down in March during the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It reopened in June for a quick minute before Governor Newsom shut down all casinos during a spike. Almost four months later, the Bike reopened with 52 total outdoor tables, including 17 outdoor poker tables. [...] Read more…
  17. NewsDoug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads-up battle to start November 1Two months after the initial confirmation that Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu would engage in a heads-up grudge match, the two finally picked a start date for their challenge lasting 25,000 hands. Negreanu and Polk will begin jousting on November 1 by two-tabling $200/$400 NL. The final details are still yet to get worked out, but at least their fans have almost a month to get fired up on the craziest heads-up battle of 2020. [...] Read more…
  18. NewsCaesars Entertainment to buy William Hill sports books for $3.7 billionWilliam Hill had been running sportsbooks in Caesars Entertainment properties already, but now New Caesars acquired the British sports betting giant for the hefty sum of $3.7 million. William Hill's stock had been in play the last couple weeks on rampant speculation that they were the target of either Caesars or Apollo Management. [...] Read more…
  19. NewsSports betting revenue up 65% in Nevada, but Las Vegas still not back to normalAt first glance the numbers show overall revenue in the state of Nevada is down 22% from last summer, with Las Vegas Strip revenue down 39% in August. But considering we're still in the middle of a pandemic, the overall numbers are nothing but good news for casino operators in Nevada. With pro sports returning and the NBA playoffs in full swing, sportsbetting revenue spiked +65% in August. [...] Read more…
  20. NewsPokerStars introduces Active Waiting List to protect poker ecosystemPokerStars will roll out "Active Waiting List" with a specific mission to protect recreational players and protect the overall game by fostering a healthy ecosystem The folks at the red spade attempted to address sharks preying on weaker players in cash games and deter the act of bum-hunting by modifying the wait list. This new Active Waiting List is specifically created to induce more action and create a fair distribution of players joining new tables, while acting as a deterrent for pros who seek out and prey on bad players. [...] Read more…
  21. NewsWPT Online Championships: Michael Addamo chops $100K Super High Roller for $1.28MThe 2020 World Poker Tour Online Championships have finally come to a conclusion on partypoker. The pro-friendly event ended with a $100K Super High Roller. Michael Addamo and partypoker ambassador Ike Haxton agreed on a heads-up chop, but Addamo walked away as the WPT Online Championships official champion, Addamo banked early $1.3 million for being the last high roller standing. [...] Read more…
  22. NewsAndre 'PTFisherman23' Marques wins 2020 WCOOP Main Event in 3-way money chop for $1.14 millionThe 2020 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event Championship, aka WCOOP Event #72-H at PokerStars attracted 1,977 runners to the $10 million guaranteed prize pool event. The final table included... Teun 'tinnoemulder' Mulder, Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques, Robin 'robinho' Ylitalo, Tonio "prrrak4783" Roder, Michael 'munchenHB' Telker. The top three agreed to a chop that gave them roughly $1 million each. Portugal's Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques defeated Germany's Tonio "prrrak4783" Roder heads-up for the WCOOP Main Event title and $1.14 million in cash. Dutch pro Teun Mulder took third place. [...] Read more…
  23. NewsShaun Deeb has COVID-19, yet still grinding WCOOP from hospitalShaun Deeb, one of the greatest online poker player of all time and four-time WSOP bracelet winner, headed to Mexico to grind out the 2020 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars. Deeb contracted coronavirus and has been holed up in a hospital in Mexico, but he's still trying to grind out WCOOP tournaments, despite his health struggles. [...] Read more…
  24. RIP Darvin Moon, Runner-up 2009 WSOP

    NewsRIP Darvin Moon, Runner-up 2009 WSOPDarvin Moon, the Luddite Logger from Maryland, made poker history when the amateur went all the way to the second-installment of the November Nine and reached the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Moon lost heads-up to Joe Cada but he cashed nearly $5.2 million off a modest $130 investment. Moon stepped out of the spotlight have his brief brush with fame. He passed away over the weekend at age 56 after complications from surgery. [...] Read more… Darvin Moon at the 2009 WSOP Main Event
  25. News2020 WPT World Online Championships: Phillip Mighall Binks Main Event for $1.7 MillionThe 2020 World Poker Tour Online Championship at PartyPoker continued with the Main Event. The $10,300 buy-in Main Event attracted 1,011 to the $10 million guaranteed prize pool. The UK's Phillip Mighall defeated Holland's Teun Mulder heads-up to win the Main Event for $1.7 million. Mulder earned $1.2 million for second place. PartyPoker Ambassador Dzmitry Urbanovich made the final table but finished in sixth place. Damian Salas busted in third place. [...] Read more…
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