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Weekly Flop: Cates Number One, TCOOP offering $15m, Einhorn weighs in on Poker

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Dan Cates is back on top of the poker world once again after an outstanding year. And Cates’ 2014 profits have given him an even more prominent position in online poker history….PokerStars is back with their latest big tournament series, the 2015 Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP). And this event will be offering $15 million along with plenty of other highlights….With several big WSOP cashes, billionaire investor David Einhorn knows plenty about poker. Find out what advice he has to offer both poker players and investors in this edition of the Weekly Flop. Dan Cates Dominates Online Poker World …

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PokerStars Shark Cage Ends With Some Highlights, Criticism and a $1m Winner

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As many of you may be aware, PokerStars tried out a new TV show this past year called Shark Cage. Nobody will mistake this show for High Stakes Poker and it definitely had a good share of detractors. Specifically, forum posters questioned the $1 million winner-take-all prize and ‘shark cage’ aspect, where anybody who got bluffed on the river, or was caught bluffing, was sent to the cage for an orbit. But like it or hate it, Shark Cage ended with a flourish when Griffin Benger collected a $1 million payout. Benger’s massive prize isn’t the only highlight from Shark …

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PokerStars.es pulls Casino Games under Mysterious Circumstances

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PokerStars Spain RakeTheRakeFor the past three months, PokerStars has featured casino games on their .es client. However, they’ve suddenly pulled their entire online casino operation after citing a technical issue. According to a recent email sent to PokerStars.es members, the issue is that “blackjack hand histories are not available to all players from directly within the software.” So they’ve pulled the casino until the problem is fixed within a “matter of weeks.”

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Erik Seidel Explains Parallels Between Poker and Startup Businesses

Have you ever thought of starting a business? Many of us, at some point or another, have had a great business idea. And the good news is that if you’re a decent poker player, you may already have some of the necessary skills to make your startup idea a success. Erik Seidel, a famed player and businessman, recently explained the parallels between poker and running a startup company with Entrepreneur.com. Most of the questions that the 8-time WSOP champ answered are pretty standard, like where he got started in poker (New York’s Mayfair Club) and where he was working before …

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From Ben Affleck to James Bond – Amazing PokerStars Marketing Stories

For well over a decade, PokerStars has reserved a prominent place in the online poker world. Today, the word “prominent” doesn’t even do the site justice since PokerStars absolutely obliterates their competition in the industry. But even for a company as dominant as PokerStars, there have been plenty of bumps along the way. Former PokerStars marketing executive Dan Goldman has recently been discussing some of these rough patches through his blog, including botched deals with Ben Affleck and the James Bond brand. That said, let’s discuss these two interesting stories and how they went horribly wrong. James Bond-style tournament and …

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Full Tilt Poker Sit & Go Trio: Play Viktor Blom for $5k

Just recently, Full Tilt Poker pitted Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom against Jake Cody in a Best-of-Three series of sit and go’s. Blom swept the three SNG’s and won $50,000 through the promotion. And now, Full Tilt is giving players an opportunity to take on the champ in the Sit & Go Trio promo. If you’re interested in being one of the players who’ll compete against Isildur1 heads-up for a $5,000 prize, then check out the details below. Full Tilt Sit  & Go Trio Promotion Dates Sit & Go Trio runs from Monday, September 28th to Sunday, October 3rd, 2014. Qualifying players …

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Rake and Win NFL Wembley Tickets With RakeTheRake!

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RakeTheRake have 2 pairs of Club Wembley Premium tickets to see the Detroit Lions VS The Atlanta Falcons – game No. 10 of the NFL International Series – on Sunday 26th October.

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RakeTheRake’s Monthly Facebook Freerolls Now Offering $500 at PokerStars, Party Poker, WPT, and bWin!

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If you like the RakeTheRake facebook page, you’ll know that we’ve been hosting monthly facebook freerolls at PokerStars and a number of other rooms – two freerolls on the first weekend of each month, and $50 up for grabs in each one. Well now we’re offering $500 a month! $250 in a PokerStars freeroll on Saturdays; and $250 in a Party Poker, WPT, and bWin freeroll on Sundays. And all you…

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World Foosball Champ Billy Pappas looking for 2014 WSOP Title

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2014 November Niner William Pappaconstantinou (a.k.a. Billy Pappas) is used to winning….just not in poker. The 29-year-old is best known for his impressive foosball credentials, which include five US championships. Pappas has done so well, in fact, that many consider him one of the greatest foosball players of all time. Now he’s on the cusp of greatness in a totally different game after making this year’s November Nine. Pappas just completed a foosball tournament in Europe when he decided to fly to Vegas for the 2014 WSOP Main Event. What ensued was a run that nobody could have predicted as …

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No Clear Favorite in 2014 WSOP November Nine

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As you may have already heard, the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table is set as the original 6,683-player starting field have been whittled down to just nine players. The 2014 November Nine will reconvene on Nov. 10th to compete for a $10 million first-place prize. One notable thing that stands out about the field is how many different countries are represented, with Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and USA all featuring a November Niner. Another aspect that comes to attention is how even the chip counts are. The difference between first and last place in the standings right now …

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