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  1. NewsSam Soverel wins 2019 Poker Masters $50K Main Event and Purple JacketAmerican pro Sam Soverel dominated the 2019 Poker Masters at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas with two event victories and seven final tables during the ten-event high roller series. He won Event #7 $25,000 PLO and took down Event #10 $50,000 NL Main Event for $680,000. In total, he banked $1.4 million including the coveted Purple Jacket. [...] Read more…
  2. NewsIgor Kurganov and Liv Boeree split PokerStars, Power Up dunzoTwo more well-known pros are no longer sponsored players and members of Team PokerStars. Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree are no longer with PokerStars as the online poker giants shifts away from traditional sponsored pros. Meanwhile, PokerStars is also pulling the plug on Power Up Poker, one of the many new formats they introduced in the last few years that was more like a video game than old school poker. [...] Read more…
  3. Phil Hellmuth loses $20,000 tennis prop bet

    NewsPhil Hellmuth loses $20,000 tennis prop betPhil Hellmuth lost a prop bet worth $20,000 when he could not return a tennis ball hit by tennis pro Ellis Guernsey. Hellmuth had 20 attempts and could not return a single one. [...] Read more…
  4. NewsKristen Bicknell wins $25K NL Poker Masters eventCanadian pro Kristen Bicknell outlasted 51 players to win 2019 Poker Masters Event #6 $25,000 NL at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. She defeated Chance Kornuth heads-up to win $408,000, which marked her largest cash to date. [...] Read more…
  5. NewsCorrection: Rob Campbell wins 2019 WSOP Player of Year after clerical errorThe World Series of Poker issued a statement today to recognize Australian pro Robert Campbell as the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year and not Daniel Negreanu. They incorrectly awarded 2019 WSOP POY to Daniel Negreanu at the conclusion of the WSOP Europe because of a error in their database. After an investigation, the WSOP discovered Negreanu got awarded POY points in an event he did not cash. Campbell wins the 2019 WSOP POY with Shaun Deeb finishing in second place and Negreanu finishing in third place. [...] Read more…
  6. 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…
  7. NewsDaniel Negreanu edges out Campbell/Deeb to win 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu secured the 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year with a strong performance at the WSOP Europe at King's Casino in RozVegas that included seven cashes and a final table. Kid Poker caught Australian pro, Robert Campbell, who went into the WSOPE as the POY leader. Negreanu, a 6-time bracelet winner, won his third Player of the Year title, but became the first player to win POY without securing a bracelet victory. [...] Read more…
  8. PokerStars goes live in Pennsylvania

    NewsPokerStars goes live in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania, now the fifth largest state in America after edging out Illinois with 12.8 million residents, officially has online poker again when PokerStars PA went online during a soft launch on Monday. The official launch will be Wednesday, November 6, 2019. [...] Read more…
  9. News2019 WSOP Europe: ElkY wins Colossus for 2nd braceletThe 2019 WSOP Europe concluded with the 15th and final event at the King's Casino in RozVegas. French pro Bertrand Grospellier, otherwise known as 'ElkY', won the Event #15 €550 Colossus NL for his second career bracelet. Elky faded a field of 2,738 runners to win €190,375. Shaun Deeb finished in 11th place but missed out on catching Daniel Negreanu for 2019 WSOP Player of the Year. [...] Read more…
  10. NewsGeoffrey Hum wins 2019 WPT Montreal for $500,000 CADNova Scotia's Geoffrey Hum outlasted 1,109 runners and an insanely difficult final table to win the 2019 WPT Montreal at the Playground Casino in Montreal. Hum defeated Colorado's Adedapo Ajayi heads-up to win $500,000 CAD. The rest of the stacked final table had over $46 million in career cashes including Joseph Choeng, Mike Watson, Kristen Bicknell, and Swedish pro Martin Jacobsen. Hum also won a seat into the season-ending TOC in Las Vegas in 2020. [...] Read more… Pic by WPT
  11. NewsOscar Isaac and Paul Schrader to make new poker movie 'The Card Counter'Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, First Reformed) will write and direct a new revenge-thriller film titled "The Card Counter" by HanWay Films. The new poker movie features Oscar Isaac (Rise of Skywalker, A Most Violent Year, Inside Llewyn Davis) as a professional poker player named William Tell with a dark past. [...] Read more…
  12. News2019 WSOP Europe: Alexandros Kolonias wins 2019 Main Event for €1.13 millionGreece's Alexandros Kolonias outlasted a field of 541 players to win the 2019 WSOP Europe Event #14 €10,350 Main Event. Kolonias outlasted a final four that included Italian pro Dario Sammartino, American pro Anthony Zinno, and Germany's Class Segebrecht. Sammartino, the runner-up at the 2019 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, finished in fourth place. Anthony Zinno busted in third place. Kolonias knocked out Segebrecht to win the bracelet and €1,133,678. [...] Read more…
  13. News2019 WSOP Europe: Dario Sammartino and ODB Baker Lead Final 14 in Main EventAnd then there were 14. The 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event attracted 541 enrants this year with €1.1 million set aside to the champion. Dario Sammartino and David ODB Baker lead the final 14 players. Anthony Zinno and Julien Martini also still left in the hunt. [...] Read more… Pic by Christian Zetzsche / @PokerNews
  14. 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)
  15. High Times Casino coming to Vegas?

    NewsHigh Times Casino coming to Vegas?A marijuana-themed casino in Las Vegas? Is that just a pipe dream or reality? High Times is considering entering the casino business, which is somewhat good news for 420-friendly gamblers. It's only a matter of time before we see a marijuana-themed gambling venture in Nevada, or Colorado. Hard Rock and Planet Hollywood jumped into the casino branding game, so why not a High Times Casino? [...] Read more… Anti-weed screecap from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
  16. News2019 WSOP: Kahle Burns wins another bracelet with Short Deck winKahle Burns won his second bracelet at the 2019 WSOP Europe with a victory in Event #13 €2,500 Short Deck NL, a game which he only started playing a few months ago. Burns faded 179 runners and defeated heads-up German pro Manig Loeser to win another bracelet and €101,834 in cash. [...] Read more…
  17. News2019 WSOP Europe: Chin Wei Lim wins €100K Diamond High Roller for €2.2 millionChin Wei Lim, a high roller from Malaysia, won his first WSOP bracelet with a victory in WSOP Europe Event #12 €100,000 Diamond High Roller. Chin Wei Lim defeated Jean-Noel Thorel heads up to win the bracelet and €2,172,104. Phil Ivey went deep with an eighth-place finish. Earlier in the week, Lim took second in the €250K Super High Roller. [...] Read more…
  18. News2019 WSOP Europe: Besim Hot wins €25,500 Mixed Games, denies Phil Hellmuth Bracelet #16Besim Hot won his first bracelet with a victory in 2019 WSOP Europe Event #10 €25,500 Mixed Games Championship. Hot outlasted a difficult final table and picked off Phil Hellmuth heads-up to win €385,911. Daniel Negreanu finished in sixth place, which propelled him into the overall lead in the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year race. [...] Read more…
  19. News2019 WSOP Europe: Asi Moshe wins fourth bracelet with PLO/NL mixed winIsraeli pro Asi Moshe won his fourth WSOP bracelet and second of 2019 when he faded a field of 279 runners at the King's Casino in Rozvadov to ship 2019 WSOP Europe Event #9 €1,650 PLO/NL Mix for a score worth €97,465. [...] Read more…
  20. News2019 WSOP Europe: Aussie pro Kahle Burns wins €25,500 Platinum High RollerAustralian pro Kahle Burns won his first bracelet with a victory in 2019 WSOP Europe Event #8 €25,500 Platinum High Roller. Burns banked a score worth €596,883 for outlasting a final table that included WSOP Main Event champ Hossein Ensan, Sam Trickett, Tim Adams, Alex Foxen, and WSOP POY Leader Robert Campbell. Burns knocked out Sam Trickett in second place and denied Trickett's decade long quest to finally win a bracelet. [...] Read more…
  21. News2019 WSOP Europe: Siamak Tooran, Tomas Fara, Espen Sandvik, Vangelis Kaimakamis win braceletsAction at the 2019 WSOP Europe continued at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Espen Sandvik outlasted a mixed games final table that included Jeff Madsen and Phil Hellmuth to win WSOPE Event #5 €2,500 8-Game Mix for €75,246. Siamak Tooran outlasted a field of 111 players to win WSOP Europe Event #6 €25,500 Short Deck High Roller NL for a score worth €740,996. Tomas Fara from the Czech Republic outlasted 377 runners and won WSOPE Event #7 €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter NL for €59,904. Meanwhile, Greece's Vangelis Kaimakamis faded 766 players to win WSOPE Event #3 €1,350 Mini Main Event for €167,056. [...] Read more… Siamak Tooran
  22. News2019 WSOP Europe: James Chen wins €250,000 Super High Roller James Chen rallied back from a short stack at the final table to win the 2019 WSOP Europe Event #4 €250,000 Super High Roller at the King's Casino in RozVegas. Chen banked €2,844,215 and outlasted a final table that included Cary Katz, Tony G, Christoph Vogelsang, and Chin Wei Lim. Chen defeated Lim heads-up for the bracelet, which would be the first ever for Taiwan. [...] Read more…
  23. News2019 WSOP Europe: Dash Dudley wins another PLO braceletAmerican pro Dash Dudley won his second PLO bracelet of 2019. He took down his first bracelet earlier this summer in Las Vegas at the 2019 WSOP, and he added a second one with a victory in 2019 WSOP Europe Event #2 €550 PLO by fading a field of 467 players to win €51,600. In Event #1 €350 NL Opener, Jeff Lisandro made the final table but busted in 8th place. Ukraine's Renat Bohdanov went on to win the first event at the WSOP Europe. [...] Read more…
  24. NewsJosh Adkins wins WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble JacksonvilleThe latest stop on the World Poker Tour hit Jacksonville, Florida for the $5,000 buy-in WPT bestbet Bounty Scramble Jacksonville. The $5K main event attracted a prize pool over $1.6 million. Josh Adkins outlasted a field of 349 runners to win $331,480 and a freeroll to the end of season WPT Tournament of Champions at the Aria. [...] Read more… Pic by Joe Giron/WPT
  25. NewsYi Ye wins 2019 EPT Sochi for 19.3 Million RublesThe 2019 EPT Sochi played down to a champion. China's Yi Ye faded a field of 879 runners to win 19.3 million Rubles or approximately $300,000 USD. After declining a heads-up deal with Giorgiy Skhulukhiya, Ye went on to victory for his first EPT title. Local favorite, Lidiya Kozenkova, finished in fourth place. [...] Read more…
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