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Weekly Flop: Ivey claims Innocence, Malaysia beats Malaysia, Scheinberg wins

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Phil Ivey Crockford's Court Loses

It seems like Phil Ivey’s two baccarat edge sorting lawsuits have been in limbo for ages. However, one of them is finally set to conclude…

Malaysia isn’t exactly a poker powerhouse, but they recently experienced a big breakthrough at the WSOP…

It turns out that Isai Scheinberg can not only run a massive poker site, but also play the game too. Let’s take an in-depth look at these stories in this edition of the Weekly Flop.

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Viktor Blom Beats Jake Cody in Full Tilt Showdown

The much-anticipated “Best-of-Three” showdown recently took place at Full Tilt Poker, but only one half of the original participants were available for the challenge. Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom was ready but his opponent, Gus Hansen, had to skip the September 14th showdown. All that Full Tilt offered on the absence was the following: We regret that Hansen was unable to play, and we apologise to his fans. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Gus Hansen did not play the heads-up match against Isildur. Luckily, Jake Cody filled in for Hansen in the Best-of-Three series, which consisted of Stud Hi/Lo, Triple Draw and …

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WPT gets Serious about Installing a Shot Clock – But is it a Good Idea?

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For years, players have complained about tanking on the tournament circuit. Sure, there are plenty of tough decisions that require some extra time to sort through. But it’s excruciating when a player constantly takes five minutes every turn just to muck terrible cards. The World Poker Tour have thought long and hard about this issue, and they recently got the players’ take on the matter. During the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, players were given surveys that asked if they think a tournament shot clock should be instated. Here are some of the proposals that the WPT listed with regard to …

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The English Poker Open

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The English Poker Open (EPO) is one of Europe’s newest and most exciting live poker tournaments, both celebrating and reaffirming England as one of the world’s best live poker locations. Previously held at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn poker club and at The Palm Beach, Mayfair, London The English Poker Open 2012 What began with 137 players came to an exciting conclusion with Mickey Petersen winning the 2012 English Poker Open. The Dane defeated Sweden’s Chris Bjorin heads-up to win a £78,660 ($127,807) top prize and become “England’s King of Poker.” Petersen came into the heads-up portion with a 4.5-to-1 chip …

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Irish Poker Open

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The Irish Poker Open is the longest running No Limit Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments in Europe, and is one of the longest running and richest poker opens in the world. Started in 1981 by Irish Bookmaker Terry Rodgers, its thirty two years of existence make it the second longest running tournament series in the world – second only to the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas. The 2011 Irish Poker Open’s Main Event prize was a whopping €1,968,000 with Main Event winner Niall Smyth collecting €550,000! 2012 saw the Irish Poker Open held at Dublin’s Burlington Hotel from …

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