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Pre-Christmas poker promotions

PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, will shortly be hosting yet another of its Micromillions events, over eleven days in November.

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.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Speed poker is here

Not content with taking your money, the poker sites want to take your money faster. Speed poker is here, for those would are prepared to oblige them.

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.

On-line Poker — New games and new players

In recent years, poker sites have come up with a number of new ways to encourage players to part with their money; they have also recruited celebrity players.

Review: A good night on the tables at Party Poker

London - There is only one thing better than winning money at the poker table, that is winning it with no risk. Even a mere $1.60 for two or three hours effort.

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.

Party Poker Pokerfest II begins tomorrow Special

Party Poker is one of the world's biggest poker sites; tomorrow sees the start of its second Pokerfest - 47 events with both points and cash buy-ins, and big prizes at the end of the rainbow.

The PokerStars world record attempt — And success

Yesterday, Sunday, PokerStars, the world's largest poker website, hosted a special tournament with a $1 buy-in, no registration fee, a $50.000 first prize. And a staggering 200,000 entrants.

Op-Ed: Party Poker offers free ride to the Aussie Millions 2012

Melbourne - Party Poker is offering all its players free entry into a competition to qualify for the Aussie Millions next January. What have you to lose apart from your sanity?

Op-Ed: Playing the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll

Even in these times of austerity it is still possible to find plenty of freebies if you know where to look, like to the Internet, and poker tournaments that require no bankroll.

Op-Ed: PokerStars on life after Black Friday and setting a world record Special

PokerStars is the world's largest poker site; unlike its rival Full Tilt, it has survived the April 15 domain seizures very well, and is now about to host the largest tournament in history.
 

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September 19  2012: Pocket jacks lose to pocket aces.
September 19, 2012: Pocket jacks lose to pocket aces.
May 16  2012: All-in with garbage  he outflops big slick  but justice prevails.
May 16, 2012: All-in with garbage, he outflops big slick, but justice prevails.
October 1  2012: A screengrab from the same tournament as above; garbage wins again. Okay  it s a fr...
October 1, 2012: A screengrab from the same tournament as above; garbage wins again. Okay, it's a freeroll, but we are deep in the tournament, and many players play like this whatever the buy-in.
September 18  2012:  A flopped set holds up against a flush draw.
September 18, 2012: A flopped set holds up against a flush draw.
September 9  2012: Pocket 8s win.
September 9, 2012: Pocket 8s win.
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.
A screengrab from a second stage freeroll qualifier played September 10  2012.
A screengrab from a second stage freeroll qualifier played September 10, 2012.
The tournament is over; the three remaining players agree to a deal.
The tournament is over; the three remaining players agree to a deal.
I think this is also from May 11  2012. A flopped set holds up.
I think this is also from May 11, 2012. A flopped set holds up.
September 9  2012: A flopped house in the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll.
September 9, 2012: A flopped house in the William Hill Sunday Facebook Freeroll.
October 15  2012: I cashed  after a fashion.
October 15, 2012: I cashed, after a fashion.
May 19  2012: The moron who can never fold an ace  again. This time  too close to home!
May 19, 2012: The moron who can never fold an ace, again. This time, too close to home!
October 25-6  2012: AJ sucks out against big slick with a flush on the river.
October 25-6, 2012: AJ sucks out against big slick with a flush on the river.
2 hours 49 minutes before the scheduled start  and there are no seats left at the table.
2 hours 49 minutes before the scheduled start, and there are no seats left at the table.
September 9  2012: Three all-in pre-flop  and the moron with the ace wins.
September 9, 2012: Three all-in pre-flop, and the moron with the ace wins.
September 17  2012: Busted out with aces.
September 17, 2012: Busted out with aces.
October 28  2012: I stayed out of this one. 5-2 suited. What a player!
October 28, 2012: I stayed out of this one. 5-2 suited. What a player!
July 26  2008 on Absolute Poker.  This was indeed a juicy freeroll; our hero finished 3rd.
July 26, 2008 on Absolute Poker. This was indeed a juicy freeroll; our hero finished 3rd.
The last hand for our hero; very short stacked he is all-in with pocket aces and is ahead until a cr...
The last hand for our hero; very short stacked he is all-in with pocket aces and is ahead until a cruel river makes the guy playing suited connectors two pairs. I finished 467th winning 96c.
August 31  2012: KQ suited loses to KQ suited. Ouch!
August 31, 2012: KQ suited loses to KQ suited. Ouch!