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Op-Ed: Upping the ante in the 2014 WSOP

For some it's an addiction, for others it's pure passion. It brings miseries and joy, but it doesn't matter in what end of the spectrum we are: there's no doubt that poker gets our hearts racing, for better or worse.
In the Media by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

Pokerstars website raising funds for the Philippines

The world's biggest poker site is running a series of special tournaments to raise money for humanitarian relief in the Philippines.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

A poker face is not enough, the arms do the talking

In high-stakes matches, a poker face may not be good enough. Players may have to develop “poker arms” as well, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How Poker Skills Help Entrepreneurs

Texas Hold’em has gained the reputation as one of the most complex games in the world. Why? Because humans, endowed with logic, emotions, and irrationality, are themselves sophisticated and sentient beings.
In the Media by Dusty Wright

Op-Ed: McCain fiddles while Syria burns

Washington - The Twitter-sphere was ablaze with the news that Senator John McCain was caught playing poker during a hearing to decide if the US should attack Syria. One picture is worth a thousand words.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Full Tilt Poker pros set for UKIPT tournament

This week, Full Tilt Poker announced its tour ambassadors to represent the site at all stops of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT).
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

Op-Ed: Poker sees high growth in Europe and Asia

A new study commissioned by PokerStars.com shows that Internet poker has grown in popularity in Eastern Europe and Asia since the mid-2000s.
In the Media by Marvin Dumon

Op-Ed: Click your mouse and lose your house, says gambling supremo

Ever heard of Wyatt Earp? Sure you have, he was the horse thief who became a sheriff. If you haven't heard of Sheldon Adelson, he is doing the same thing.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Financiers playing poker with chips and with the economy

Las Vegas - In the World Series of Poker, a hedge fund manager has been eliminated by another hedge fund manager. What does that tell us about the economy?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Forums helping online poker players learn the $7 billion industry

San Francisco - Online poker has become one of the biggest industries on the Internet. Since its introduction in 1998, online poker has turned into a $7 billion industry with an enormous amount of players. Is it a better investment strategy than playing the stock market?
In the Media by Andrew Moran

PokerStars readying for repayment, relaunch of Full Tilt Poker

Online poker giant PokerStars is following through on its promise to repay customers of former competitor Full Tilt Poker, which was shut down in 2011 - leaving millions of players without access to their bankrolls.
In the Media by James Bisson

The PokerStars Depositor Freerolls

The world's top poker sites are offering bundles of free money, but sometimes you have to use your wits to get you hands on it.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

The World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters in Prague

Prague - The World Sit ‘n’ Go Masters is being held this year in Prague. Many poker sites, including Ladbrokes, are offering the chance to qualify for free.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Is 'investing' skill or luck?

A recent paper published by researchers in Germany concluded that poker is largely a game of chance. So is "investing" when you hand over your money to other people.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Poker website UltimateBet is dead

The affair of the Black Friday domain seizures is said to be nearing closure, but while some poker sites have survived and even prospered, others have not been so lucky.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Is poker skill or luck?

Bremen - A recent study by a German academic has concluded that successful poker players owe more to good luck than good judgment. So do financial traders.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

PokerStars aiming for 85 billionth hand

PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, will soon be dealing its 85 billionth hand. The person who wins this hand will receive at least $20,000.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Poker websites to pay $731 million in US settlement

On Tuesday officials in the US announced that two poker websites will be paying over seven million dollars in a US settlement.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 2 comments

Recap of PokerStars Micromillions II

London - The PokerStars Micromillions series is over, with SoyDelGlobo from Argentina walking away with a cool $157,218.68 from the main event.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Some poker advice for Rafael Nadal

Just before Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal was signed up by PokerStars as one of its celebrity players. This is a different game from the one he is used to; here is some advice for him.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 2 comments

Girl dies playing water poker

A 12-year-old girl has tragically died in Sweden after playing 'water poker'. The death was due to brain damage as a result of consuming too much water.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Buddhist monks filmed smoking, drinking, playing poker

Seoul - Eight monks of the Korean Buddhist Jogye sect were secretly filmed drinking, smoking and gambling in their hotel suite. The hidden surveillance camera recorded them playing a game of high stakes poker in which $875,000 was won.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

The latest poker promotions

The world's largest poker site has a new on-line championship at three levels, and Europe's largest poker site has a few promotions of its own.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Amarillo Slim dies at 83

Amarillo - One of the legends of the pre-Internet poker age has died. Amarillo Slim Preston has gone to meet the Great Dealer in the sky at the age of 83.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Poker promotions and a free app

A round up of some of the latest offers for those foolish people - including you - who think there are easy ways to make money on the Internet.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: The obscenity of high stakes poker

Just in case you forgot, there is a recession on. Not that the players on these tables noticed; they can lose more in a minute than you earn in a month, and not bat an eyelid.
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

That old Razz magic — Poker on Ladbrokes

No Limit Hold 'Em may be the biggest game in town but it is far from the only one, although there appears to be only one site on the web where you can play Pot Limit Razz.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: Bookmakers can put the banks in their place

The City of London and 'Wall Streets' the world over are one big casino; instead of allowing the banks to gamble with their customers' money then bailing them out with the taxpayers', governments should call in William Hill.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Op-Ed: The poker bad beat — In fiction and in fact

Last week, the British soap opera 'Coronation Street' featured a poker game in which a man staked the money for his wedding reception on a straight flush, and lost to a Royal Flush. That never happens for real. Or does it?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Poker freebies for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Christmas is coming, and Santa has some special offers for online poker players including free money. The only obstacles in your way are other players who want to get their hands on it too.
In the Media by Alexander Baron
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A small stud tournament ($5 + 50c) on the CryptoLogic Network  February 26  2008. I entered this on ...
A small stud tournament ($5 + 50c) on the CryptoLogic Network, February 26, 2008. I entered this on William Hill. 22 runners and only 3 places paid.
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October 15  2012: Aces are cracked by a lucky river.
October 15, 2012: Aces are cracked by a lucky river.
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October 15  2012: I cashed  after a fashion.
October 15, 2012: I cashed, after a fashion.
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August 22  2012: Cashing in the $5 + 50c stud on William Hill.
August 22, 2012: Cashing in the $5 + 50c stud on William Hill.
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From the same tournament as above. He got away with slow playing kings.
From the same tournament as above. He got away with slow playing kings.
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The daily $250.00 freeroll on Party Poker starts at 23.00 London time. This was March 26  2012. Aces...
The daily $250.00 freeroll on Party Poker starts at 23.00 London time. This was March 26, 2012. Aces are outflopped by pocket 7s.
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August 11  2012: A well deserved suck out at Omaha hi lo; a straight on the turn loses when the boar...
August 11, 2012: A well deserved suck out at Omaha hi lo; a straight on the turn loses when the board pairs on the river.
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October 7  2012: Only third tonight!
October 7, 2012: Only third tonight!
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Ladbrokes  September 12  2012: A full house in a pot limit stud tournament.
Ladbrokes, September 12, 2012: A full house in a pot limit stud tournament.
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A gang of masked armed men stormed into a poker tournament in Berlin in broad daylight and stole mor...
The moment the robbers burst in to steal the prize money at Germany.
A gang of masked armed men stormed into a poker tournament in Berlin in broad daylight and stole more than £700,000 in cash.
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A freeroll on PokerStars  December 10  2011: kings beat aces.
A freeroll on PokerStars, December 10, 2011: kings beat aces.
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July 10  2012: All-in pre-flop  the short stack cracks kings; as far as bad beats go  this is extrem...
July 10, 2012: All-in pre-flop, the short stack cracks kings; as far as bad beats go, this is extremely common.
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September 16  2012: A cruel way to lose with a small pocket pair when the board pairs twice and the ...
September 16, 2012: A cruel way to lose with a small pocket pair when the board pairs twice and the ace wins.
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September 9  2012: Pocket 8s win.
September 9, 2012: Pocket 8s win.
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January 22  2011: A $1 freezeout  and aces are cracked by a shocking river.
January 22, 2011: A $1 freezeout, and aces are cracked by a shocking river.
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The 20.00 Depositor Freeroll on PokerStars  October 2  2012. Aces are cracked by the short stack.
The 20.00 Depositor Freeroll on PokerStars, October 2, 2012. Aces are cracked by the short stack.
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September 7  2012: A Depositor Freeroll on PokerStars. The mighty AK holds up  the suited big slick ...
September 7, 2012: A Depositor Freeroll on PokerStars. The mighty AK holds up, the suited big slick flops the nut flush, barring someone holding 7-9 spades, which can never be ruled out the way some people play.
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August 26  2012: Aces are cruelly rivered in the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll.
August 26, 2012: Aces are cruelly rivered in the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll.
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The first of four hands from September 23  2012. I m not sure of the order these were played  but it...
The first of four hands from September 23, 2012. I'm not sure of the order these were played, but it doesn't matter. The jacks were beaten here by a cruel (or for me, kind) river, but in the grand scheme of things it did me no good. Nor in this tournament, come to think of it.
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A freeroll on Party Poker  June 15  2012: Some avant-guarde play is rewarded with an undeserved suck...
A freeroll on Party Poker, June 15, 2012: Some avant-guarde play is rewarded with an undeserved suck out.
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