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English Poker Open 2013 postponed until 2014

The English Poker Open 2013 is to be postponed until next year due to unforeseen scheduling issues which have arisen. The tournament was to be held in London from 27th to 29th September at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City. It was a tough decision to postpone the EPO, but on balance the right choice as we want to ensure that players at the event have the sort of top quality experience that they expect from the English Poker Open brand. It’s a result for reigning champion Danishman Mickey Petersen as he now holds on to his title until 2014! When …

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Rake The Rake Gaming Survey: Take Part and Win Prizes!

If you’re reading our blog, chances are you’re a poker player. However, do you also play video games? Rake The Rake wants to find out more about your poker and video gaming habits, and in addition to an initial survey we’ll also be producing a follow-up blog post detailing the results so we can share our findings with our members. With this in mind, we’re offering the chance to win one of the following prizes for six lucky survey participants. An 8 inch Panasonic DVD-LS84 portable DVD and CD player Five sets of RakeTheRake merchandise The survey doesn’t take very …

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Vegas 2013 packages up for grabs – get raking now!

Want to be in Vegas, playing the WSOP* with the big boys (and girls) in June? If you’ve ever dreamt of playing at the top of your game, and winning a package to the crème de la crème of live poker events, then here’s the break you’ve been waiting for. Just get raking from February through May with RakeTheRake at Lock Poker or Gala Poker and you could be on your way! Players need to rake $10,000 when you play at Lock Poker with RakeTheRake before 31 May 2013, to bag a $2,500 package to play the 2013 World Series*,  …

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Qualifier two signups close soon in £6,000 RakeTheRake King of Gamers poker tournament

The first qualifier in the £6,000 RakeTheRake King of Gamers poker tournament has ended with the first two qualified players safely in the grand final where they will face off against Max Silver and 6 other finalists. Signups for the second qualifier are now open, but close at 2am GMT on Friday (tomorrow) so get your skates on and get signed up. It doesn’t matter what state your texas hold’em is in, there are chances to win part of the £250 pot every week and a chance to play in the grand final (top two finishers) and a further chance …

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RakeTheRake’s first King of Gamers freeroll recap by Max Silver

Welcome to the recap of the first King of Gamers freeroll, held exclusively at RakeTheRake. 10 players would turn up for the first tournament, but competition would be intense. In an early big pot Sanjay would limp in from the cutoff and Cabrrera would check his action in the big blind. They’d both see a 4d6d3s flop and Cabrrera would lead out with a minbet, Sanjaylfc would call and the 7h rolled off on the turn, completing a straight. Cabrerra would check his option and call a bet. The 2d would hit on the river and it would be now …

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Announcing £6,000 RakeTheRake King of Gamers Poker Pro-Am

Rake the Rake are pleased to announce they are running a fantastic new tournament for online poker players, specifically to find the ‘King of the Gamers’! Run over a five week period during January and February 2013, RakeTheRake in association with Pokerstars have put up a £6,000 prize fund to find the best poker player from the gaming community. As well as offering four freeroll qualifiers, each with their own £250 prize pot, gamers will battle it out for two seats each week in the grand finals where they will also pit their skills against former gamer turned poker professional …

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Play for $39,000 in RakeTheRake’s Thanksgiving Freerolls

Looking for something rewarding to do over the Thanksgiving vacation? Look no further! Join us at RakeTheRake for our three part exclusive Thanksgiving promotion. RakeTheRake rakeback players will also have the chance to win some huge cash bonus prizes should they win multiple freerolls within the Thanksgiving series. So here’s how it works, there are 20 freerolls over the four days of the holiday running from Thursday 22 November until Sunday 25 November. That’s five $250 freerolls a day, one at each of the following rooms: Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, Carbon Poker Juicy Stakes and Lock Poker; a total …

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$39,000 to be won at RakeTheRake over Thanksgiving vacation

Join our three part exclusive promotion with huge cash bonuses over the Thanksgiving vacation. The promotion runs from Thursday 22 November until Sunday 25 November. Choose from 20 freerolls at five top online poker rooms over the four days of the vacation. RakeTheRake’s Thanksgiving promotion is offering a colossal $39,000! Each $250 freeroll at Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, Carbon Poker, Juice Stakes and Lock Poker will run daily, totalling $5000 in prize money. Plus RakeTheRake has added some massive cash bonus prizes for players who win multiple freerolls: RTR shirt if anyone finishes in the top 5 of more …

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Day 1 Recap of EPO2012 – Haque holds Commanding Lead

As expected, the 2012 English Poker Open attracted a sizable field of runners with 138 players buying into this tournament. 63 of these players will still be hunting for a piece of the £276,000 prize pool when Day 2 of the EPO starts today. Mohammed Haque is looking for a big share of this money since he currently holds the lead with 178,000 chips. Haque stormed to the top of the chip count after having an outstanding run on Day 1B. His closest competitor, Igor Kurganov, is quite a ways back with 117,450 chips. The Russian, who’s just a few …

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Daiva Barauskaite Loses Large Pots to Deadman and Romanello

Stunning model Daiva Barauskaite was attracting quite a bit of attention at the EPO feature table on Day 1B. Unfortunately, some of this attention has come from Simon Deadman and Roberto Romanello since these two poker pros targeted her during big hands. With blinds at 150/300 early in the day, Daiva (A-A) flopped a set of aces on a board of 4h-5s-As. However, Deadman (5-5) also flopped a set of 5’s and was looking to build the pot with his hand. When the turn card of 3h was dealt, Deadman led out with 4,800 chips, which the blonde beauty called. …

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