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Phil Ivey No Longer in Global Poker Index Top 300

September 29, 2011 Poker
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Phil Ivey is no longer king of the poker world, so says Global Poker Index, a company that releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world by calculating a player’s best three results over six half-year periods. Ivey, who has long been considered one of the best poker players in the world, […]

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Alex Rodriguez Illegal Poker Accusations Questioned

August 4, 2011 Poker
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Although Alex Rodriguez wipes the caviar away from his mouth with hundred-dollar bills, when Star Magazine reported that Rodriguez was involved in an allegedly illegal high-stakes, A-list poker home game, they may have been wrong. That is according to Star’s key informant on the poker game, Dan Bilzerian. Bilzerian is the poker pro who played […]

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Ryan Lenaghan Big WSOP Chip Leader Heading into Day 7

July 18, 2011 WSOP
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Looking like he just stepped out of a Vermont cabin in the woods, Ryan Lenaghan is currently the massive chip leader in the WSOP Main Event, holding a staggering 2,885,000 more than his closest rival by the end of Day 6 play. His stack of 12,865,000 will give him a huge advantage as blinds are […]

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Day 1A of WSOP Main Event Sees Poker Pros Railed

July 8, 2011 WSOP
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The $10,000 Main Event got underway on Thursday with a Day 1A field of 897 players, about a 20% dip from last year’s Day 1A. Included in the group of 341 players eliminated, a large number were big name poker pros including past champions like Doyle Brunson, Jerry Yang and Greg Raymer, as well as […]

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Poker Author Matros Wins WSOP Mixed Holdem Bracelet

July 4, 2011 WSOP
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When Matt Matros won his first WSOP bracelet last year it was one of those cases where players in the know said that he had been one of the best poker players without the coveted hardware. Now things seem to be falling in to place as Matros has taken down his second WSOP event with […]

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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Wins WSOP Bracelet; Completes Poker Triple Crown

June 15, 2011 WSOP
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If you sit around playing Starcraft, you’re not a nerd – I promise. In fact, you could become a super cool poker pro. Just ask Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who began as a Starcraft player but quickly became one of poker’s biggest names. For those of you who don’t know, Starcraft is a video game that […]

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Daniel Negreanu Tweets Rage Over Tekingtamgac’s WPT Inclusion

May 18, 2011 Poker
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After being accused of cheating, German poker player Ali Tekintamgac was still allowed to play at this year’s WPT championship, much to the chagrin of the poker community, including Daniel Negreanu, who lashed out at the accused cheater on his Twitter. Tekintamgac was disqualified from last year’s Partouche Poker Tour Main Event after making all […]

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Freakonomics Author Finds Poker Players as Skilled as MLB Players

May 10, 2011 Poker
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By now, most people are aware that poker is more of a game of skill, than of luck. Hence, we have poker pros. However, the University of Chicago economics professor Steven Levitt, who gained national attention for his best-selling Freakonomics series, has published a paper alongside fellow University of Chicago professor Thomas Miles entitled, The Role of […]

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Horse Bet Leads to €650,000 Irish Poker Open Win

April 27, 2011 Poker
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The Irish Poker Open Tournament is Europe’s oldest No Limit Texas Holdem tournament and one of the continent’s most prestigious. The popular tournament ran last weekend and was won by a local, 22-year-ol Irishman named Niall Smyth. The Independent.ie reports that Smyth’s luck began when he started dating one Kim Madigan about a month ago […]

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Iowa Senate Passes Bill to Study Online Poker

April 25, 2011 Poker
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The Iowa Senate approved a gambling bill last Wednesday that could potentially legalize online poker within the state’s borders. The bill, Senate File 526, was approved, 38-12. By December 1, the legislation asks for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission study regulating online poker. The measure would also revise Iowa’s casino referendum laws, allow advance deposit […]

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