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Phil Ivey Loses £7.7m Edge Sorting Case – What Will He Do Now?

For five years, Phil Ivey has been battling Crockfords casino over £7,700,000 in baccarat winnings. And the famed gambler recently lost his appeal, with the UK Supreme Court ruling in favor of the London casino. Crockfords promised Ivey that they would wire his winnings in October 2012. But they instead withheld the money and reviewed their security footage. Crockfords only returned Ivey’s original £1 million stake after discovering that he used an advantage-play technique called edge sorting. Let’s discuss more on why Ivey didn’t receive his winnings along with his current options after losing this big case. UK Supreme Court …

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WSOP Europe will Decide if Chris Ferguson Wins POY – Negreanu, Others Not Playing

Chris Ferguson holds a slim lead In the WSOP Player of the Year standings. That said, the 2017 WSOP Europe will decide who officially takes the POY award. The WSOP Europe will feature 11 bracelet events. This gives players like Ryan Hughes and John Racener an opportunity to catch up to Ferguson. Much of the race was decided in the 70-plus tournaments that took place in the WSOP Las Vegas. However, there are still several players who have a realistic chance at beating Ferguson for the POY trophy. Here’s a look at the current standings: Chris Ferguson – 898.46 points …

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Celina Lin Discusses how Poker Became the “Golf of China”

Celina Lin Pei Fei is one of the most-successful poker players in Asia. She has nearly $900,000 in poker tournament winnings and is one of the game’s biggest stars. But both Lin and poker have had a tough road to respectability in Asia. In fact, the toughest challenge in Lin’s poker career involved convincing her parents that it was a legitimate job. That said, let’s discuss more on Lin’s poker career along with the game’s rise in China. Lin had to Explain that Poker isn’t Like Baccarat or Blackjack Poker is different than other casino game in that it contains …

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Miikka ‘ChuckBass’ Anttonen Must Turn €500 into €10k or Quit Poker Forever

Prop bets are a fun way for poker pros to spice up the game. But Finnish grinder Miikka ‘ChuckBass’ Anttonen is taking things to another level with a prop bet that he must win, or be forced to quit poker forever. Specifically, Anttonen must turn €500 into €10,000 in online poker over the next four months. Let’s look at the stipulations of the challenge, why he’s doing this, and more on Anttonen’s poker career. Rules behind Anttonen’s Prop Bet Challenge Anttonen could have an easier time winning this bet if he only played in big online tournaments. But this prop …

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Steffen Sontheimer Wins Poker Masters Purple Jacket and $2.73m

Germany’s Steffen Sontheimer is the big winner of the inaugural Poker Masters event. He earned the Purple Jacket and $2,733,000 in total winnings. Held at Vegas’ ARIA Resort, the 2017 Poker Masters consisted of four $50,000 buy-in tournaments and a $100,000 finale. Sontheimer final tabled four of the events and bubbled another tourney (eighth place). Let’s continue discussing Sontheimer’s great performance and how much money he collected in each event. Poker Masters $100k NLHE Final Table The Event #5 finale drew 36 elite players. And Sontheimer beat Christian Christner heads-up to secure the Purple Jackpot and a $1,512,000 top prize. …

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5 Quick Fixes for Micro Stakes Poker Struggles

Micro stakes poker makes a great starting point for aspiring online poker pros. The limits are low, and you can face easier competition while preparing for higher stakes. But I say “easier” with hesitation because there are plenty of solid micro stakes players. And you’re not alone if you aren’t winning money at this level. But the good news is that you can quickly fix your micro stakes graph. Let’s cover 5 easy ways to win at online poker’s lowest limits. 1. Make Sure Your Bankroll is Large Enough Many micro stakes players place a $20 minimum deposit and start …

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Britain’s John Hesp: Subject of Hollywood Poker Movie?

British grandfather John Hesp was the story of the 2017 WSOP Main Event. The 64-year-old caught the poker world’s attention with his combination of eccentric clothes, family values, and limited poker pedigree. Hesp didn’t win the Main Event, but his fourth place finish and $2.6 million (£2m) payout completed an interesting tale. Now, Hollywood is eyeing Hesp’s story for a future poker movie. Let’s cover the details of the film deal along with what he’s doing in the aftermath of his big Main Event run. Hesp’s Poker Movie Deal is “90 Percent Through” It didn’t take long for Hesp to …

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Leon Tsoukernik Allegedly Owes €4m in Unpaid Poker Debts

King’s Casino Rozvadov owner Leon Tsoukernik is embroiled in a couple of high stakes poker scandals. He allegedly owes Matt ‘Aussie Matt’ Kirk and Elton Tsang almost €4,000,000 collectively and refuses to pay up. Let’s look at both players’ stories along with their allegations that Tsoukernik isn’t repaying the debts. Tsang Claims that He’s Owed €2 Million Elton Tsang, who is best known for winning the 2016 Monte Carlo One Drop High Roller and €11.1 million, went to EPT Barcelona with the intention to play tournaments only. But his friend Richard Young got him in a big cash game with …

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How Poker’s Haseeb Qureshi Negotiated a $120k Salary to $250k

Haseeb Qureshi was once one of the world’s most-successful online poker players. But a high-profile chip-dumping scandal forced him to rethink his career path. Qureshi, a.k.a. “DogIsHead,” eventually became a software engineer. He’s also become somewhat of a job negotiator too because he turned a $120,000 offer at Yelp to a $250,000 salary at Airbnb. Let’s discuss how Qureshi went from somebody just out of software development boot camp to a quarter million dollar salary. Towards the end, we’ll also offer 3 tips that Qureshi gives prospective job seekers. Qureshi isn’t Subservient to the Job Market Many people go into …

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Fedor Holz Reveals Keys to Poker Success to Forbes

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Just 24 years old, Fedor Holz already has a poker resume that other players strive for decades to achieve. Holz has $23.35 million in live tournament winnings and counting. This is more than any other German and it ranks 6th all time. Obviously every player would love to get into the mind of Holz and know how he plays. This is especially the case when considering that Holz has amassed a fortune and won several prestigious tourney titles in just 5 years. And he recently opened up to Forbes about one important key to his poker profits, which we’ll cover …

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