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Seidel Discusses Race for Poker’s Biggest Winner

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis March 20th, 2017

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Over the past five years, we’ve seen poker tournament winnings skyrocket thanks to an influx of high rollers. Players like Dan Colman, Antonio Esfandiari, and Sam Trickett hold lofty positions on the all-time winnings list thanks to high finishes in the WSOP Big One for One Drop. Interestingly enough, though, Erik Seidel also remains among the biggest winners, despite not playing many of the big high rollers that other top pros are entering these days. Seidel, who’s been playing tournament poker since the 1980s, has $31,513,654 in winnings – just off of Daniel Negreanu’s leading mark of $32,887,949. Of Seidel’s …

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Jens Kyllönen Quits Poker – Top 7 Memories from His Career

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis March 7th, 2017

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Jens Kyllönen is one of the greatest online poker players of all time. But the Finnish grinder is calling it quits so that he can pursue other endeavors. Speaking with the Finnish tabloid Iltalehti, Kyllönen was actually thinking of retiring from work altogether thanks to his poker success and financial security. But the 27 year old has reconsidered and is instead studying towards a career in economics. “Recently, the idea that I’ve been doing this [poker] for ten years, has risen to more ideas,” he said. “Life is, after all, quite short. It would be nice to try something else. …

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Scottish Student Pays for School with £80k Poker Winnings

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis March 3rd, 2017

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The days of numerous university students making a killing through poker may be over. But as maths undergraduate Anmol Srivats shows, the dream is still alive. A student at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Srivats has already paid his tuition and then some, making £80,000 through poker, including a shining moment where he earned nearly £6,000 in a single hand. Given that the average Scottish university student graduates with £10,000 in debt, Srivats is ahead of the curve with average winnings of £20,000 per year. Now in his senior year, the Bangalore, India native really won big his …

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7 Reasons Why the Durrrr Challenge Is Dead in 2017

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis February 18th, 2017

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Beginning in 2010, the Durrrr Challenge was an exciting competition that pitted Dan Cates and Tom Dwan against each other. Back then, Dwan and Cates were on top of online poker, which added excitement to the challenge. But here we are seven years later and the matchup isn’t even halfway completed. Cates recently breathed new life into the Durrrr Challenge, saying that Dwan is committed to resuming it this year. But there are 7 reasons why we don’t see this happening in 2017 – or any other year for that matter. 1. Dwan Is Already Losing and Has Little Motivation …

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Libratus’ Win Highlights Online Poker’s Battle against Bots

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis February 11th, 2017

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The big story in the poker world remains how the AI program Libratus defeated four elite poker players by $1,766,250. As we covered, the victory by the computer presents a realistic possibility that no-limit Texas hold’em is a solved game. Libratus’ victory also creates more fear around the notion that online poker will eventually become filled with bots who dominate all stakes and games. As you may know, bots have been successfully used in low-stakes poker for years. But are we now entering an age when not even mid and high-stakes action will be safe? Find out as we detail …

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