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  1. NewsMike Postle Cheating Scandal Update: Up $330K at Stones?Ten days after the Mike Postle alleged cheating scandal hit, new evidence in coming in every day and the story has hit the mainstream media like ESPN and The Ringer. In his latest daily video, Joey Ingram shared intel from a member of the gaming community who pinpointed the date in July when Postle began manipulating his phone to gain an advantage on his opponents. Since then, Ingram estimated Postle won over $330,000 playing low-stakes poker on the stream. [...] Read more…
  2. NewsSimon Brandstrom wins 2019 WPT UK Main Event for $330KSweden's Simon Brandstrom took down the 2019 WPT UK Main Event at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room in Nottingham for a $330,000 score and he made history by becoming the first player to win a WPTDeepstacks and WPT event. He accomplished both titles in 2019 with a victory in the WPTDS Barcelona in April. Brandstrom's been running hot after he won the 2019 EPT Barcelona for a $1.4 million score. [...] Read more… Pic by Tom Stacha/WPT
  3. NewsMike Postle alleged cheating scandal on Stones Live Poker streamAn alleged cheating scandal has blown up over the last week that Doug Polk referred to as the “biggest story of the year”. Sacramento-based pro Mike Postle got named in cheating scam after he went on a heater to win $250,000 in cash games while appearing on the Stones Gambling Hall live stream. After several days of bad press, Stones Gambling Hall shut down the live stream and hired a third-party investigator with an obvious conflict of interest. [...] Read more…
  4. Breaking NewsThe Stars Group (PokerStars) sold to Flutter (Paddy Power/Betfair)On Wednesday morning, new broke in Dublin about Flutter Entertainment acquiring The Stars Group. Flutter is a Euro-gaming conglomerate that includes Paddy Power, Betfair and Fan Duel. The merger will make Flutter the largest online gaming entity in the world. [...] Read more…
  5. NewsSteven Sarmiento wins first ring at WSOP Circuit Coconut CreekThe 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Coconut Creek, hosted at Seminole Coconut Creek in South Florida, attracted 617 runners to the $1,700 buy-in Main Event. The $1 million guaranteed prize pool kicked in and Steven Sarmiento from New York City took down the WSOP Circuit ring and a first-place prize worth over $188,158. Nick Yunis, a pro from Chile, finished in fourth place. [...] Read more…
  6. NewsAnother day, another Phil Hellmuth meltdownIt's never a dull day when Phil Hellmuth sits down at a TV table. During a recent Live of the Bike, Phil Hellmuth played a session in late August with Mike Matusow and a couple of regulars at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles. Big Mike sucked out a gutshot on the river, which sent Hellmuth over the edge. [...] Read more…
  7. NewsRejected Rounders 2 screenplays: 'Rounders 2 Dragon Hand' and 'The Revenge of Teddy KGB'Daniel Negreanu wondered about potential sequels to the classic cult films 'Rounders', a 1998 Miramax film originally written by Brian Koppleman and David Levien. Probably the best potential script idea appeared on 2+2 as something called 'EuroRounders'. Numerous ideas about 'Rounders 2' have been rejected over the years including Mike McD breaking up a human trafficking ring to a crypto scam to fighting demons in the sideways world to a prequel set in the early 1980s in the Bronx. [...] Read more…
  8. NewsRonnie Bardah first player to bust on Survivor: Island of IdolsPoker pro Ronnie Bardah appeared on the new season of 'Survivor' but if you blinked, you missed him. Bardah became the first player to get eliminated from the new season of Survivor: Island of Idols, which takes place in Fiji. [...] Read more…
  9. NewsThe Rio officially sold to Imperial for $516.3 Million Imperial Companies, a real estate company based out of New York City, purchased the Rio for $516.3 million from Caesars Entertainment. Imperial will lease back the Rio to Caesars for the next two years. Meanwhile, the Rio will continue to host the World Series of Poker through 2021. [...] Read more…
  10. Breaking NewsRIP Al Alvarez, author of "Biggest Game in Town"Alfred 'Al' Alvarez, noted poet and author, passed away at age 90. Alvarez is a renown poet but he is highly regarded in the poker industry because of his 1983 non-fiction book "The Biggest Game in Town" in which Alvarez captured the true essence of the 1981 World Series of Poker at the Horseshoe Casino in downtown Las Vegas. [...] Read more…
  11. NewsSpain's Alejandro Roman wins WPTDeepStacks Marrakech for 1.1 Million Moroccan DirhamThe WPT arrived in Morocco for the latest stop on the WPTDeepStacks global tour. Alejandro Roman from Spain outlasted a field of 545 runners to win the 2019 WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event, which had a 13,200 Moroccan Dirham buy-in. Roman banked 1.1 million MAD for first place. The final table also included Bruno Fitoussi, who finished in sixth place. [...] Read more…
  12. NewsEx-hockey player Donald Maloney wins 2019 WPT Borgata Poker OpenThe 2019 WPT Borgata Poker Open attracted 1,156 runners and a prize pool worth over $3 million. Donald Maloney, Jr., an ex-hockey player and son of Don Maloney from the New York Rangers, won his first WPT title after defeating Uke Dauti heads-up at the Borgata. Victor Ramdin finished in sixth place. Vanessa Selbst made a cameo at this WPT event and she went deep at the Borgata with a finish in 14th place. [...] Read more… Pic by @WPTLive
  13. NewsAmidst sale rumors, the WSOP will remain at Rio Casino in Las Vegas in 2020World Series of Poker vice president of communications Seth Palansky confirmed that the 2020 WSOP is planned to take place at the Rio Casino and Convention Center in the summer of 2020 despite numerous rumors that Caesar's is selling the Rio and the WSOP would migrate to a new convention center off The Strip. [...] Read more…
  14. PokerStars ends 6+ Hold'em Spin and Go

    NewsPokerStars ends 6+ Hold'em Spin and GoPokerStars has been introducing new games and formats for the last couple of years, but very few of them have stuck around. PokerStars version of Short Deck a.k.a. 6+ Hold'em is still available in cash game form, however, the Spin and Go versions of 6+ Hold'em have been pulled from the PokerStars platform. [...] Read more…
  15. NewsPaul Richardson binks WSOP Circuit Thunder ValleyIt took four attempts, but Paul Richardson finally won a WSOP Circuit Main Event ring. Richardson had previously finished in 8th place and 4th place twice before he went the distance at Thunder Valley Resort and Casino just outside Sacramento. Richardson banked $130,667 for fading a field of 414 players. [...] Read more…
  16. PCA Dunzo, PokerStars shutters PCA

    NewsPCA Dunzo, PokerStars shutters PCAPokerStars and the Atlantis Casino in the Bahamas have decided to split up. After 16 years, the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure will no longer be the place to be in January. PokerStars decided to not continue the PCA for 2020 and instead they will be focusing on the 2020 PokerStars Players Championship in Barcelona. [...] Read more… Pic by PokerStars Blog
  17. NewsJungleman and Illya Trincher backed Phil Ivey at the 2019 WSOP and seek garnished wagesWhen Phil Ivey finished in 8th place in the2019 WSOP 50K PPC, his winnings were garnished by the Borgata as part of the $10 million he owes to Casino after the edge sorting baccarat scandal. The Rio withheld Ivey's score worth $124,410. His backers, Jungleman and Illya Trincher, are seeking their half of Ivey's score per their staking arrangement. [...] Read more…
  18. NewsBryn Kenney passes Justin Bonomo on Top 10 Money ListAfter the Triton Million in London, Bryn Kenney took over the top spot on Hendon Mob with $55.5 million lifetime earnings. He passed Justin Bonomo's $45.2 million. Kid Poker is still third with $41.8 million. Dan Smith ($36.7 million) and Erik Seidel ($35.7 million) round out the Top 5. [...] Read more…
  19. NewsRonnie Bardah to appear on Survivor: Island of the IdolsRonnie Bardah is the latest poker pro to appear on a reality TV show. Bardah, who won a WSOP bracelet in 2012, confirmed via social media that he will appear on the upcoming season of Survivor: Island of the Idols. The 39th season of Survivor was filmed on location at the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. [...] Read more…
  20. NewsVince Van Patten's new Film '7 Days to Vegas'Vince Van Patten's film, '7 Days to Vegas', will debut in theaters at the end of September and will also be available on video-on-demand series at the end of the month. Vince Van Patten wrote, produced, and acted in the film which also includes cameos from Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, Jen Tilly, and Antonio Esfandiari. [...] Read more…
  21. NewsAaron Van Blarcum wins 2019 WPT Legends of PokerThe World Poker Tour continued with the second event of the season at the Bicycle Casino outside of Los Angeles. Aaron Van Blarcum outlasted 520 players to win the 2019 WPT Legends of Poker. Van Blarcum banked $474,390 and outlasted a final table that also included Jared Griener. [...] Read more…
  22. NewsPokerStars introduces Stacks in Big BlindsFor all of your hardcore tournament players, PokerStars is introducing an option that will allow its players to view their stacks as big blinds in relation to their stack sizes, in addition to how many tournament chips they hold. [...] Read more…
  23. NewsSweden's Simon Brandstrom wins 2019 EPT Barcelona Main Event for €1.3 millionAfter a couple of weeks of nonstop poker action, the 2019 EPT Barcelona came to an end with the conclusion of the Main Event championship. A total of 1,988 runners took part in the €5,300 buy-in event. Simon Brandstrom from Sweden and Hungary's Marton Czuczor agreed to a heads-up money chop. Brandstrom would go on to win the tournament and title along with a first-place prize worth €1,290,166 or approximately $1,420,000 USD. [...] Read more…
  24. News2019 EPT Barcelona: Juan Pardo binks back-to-back High RollersJuan Pardo won a pair of single day High Rollers at the 219 EPT Barcelona. Pardo shipped the €25K for 491,600 and took down the €50K for a little over €1 million. He earned over €1.5 million for two days of work. Pardo defeated a difficult final table in the 50K that included Steve O'Dwyer, Seth Davies, Tim Adams, and Lucas Greenwood. [...] Read more…
  25. NewsPokerStars announces another PSPC in Barcelona in 2020The PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) returns. But it will not be in the Bahamas. The next PSPC will take place on August 20-24, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The event will be another $25K buy-in affair (actual price tag will be €22,500). PokerStars will be awarding an unknown number of Platinum Passes to the next PSPC in Barcelona. [...] Read more…
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