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Natalie Hof signs with PokerStars

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave October 27th, 2013

27th

Oct

The PokerStars family continues to grow as they signed Natalie Hof to a deal. The German poker player and TV presenter now joins video game pro Charlotte Van Brabander on the ‘Friends of PokerStars.’ Hof was elated to land a deal with the world’s largest online poker site. “Since I started playing poker I dreamed of becoming a member of Team PokerStars,” she said. “I enjoyed working as a presenter, and now I am more honored to represent PokerStars at the tables.” Natalie first got her start by serving as the German presenter for the European Poker Tour. With her …

Carbon Poker’s November “Race for Riches” offering $25k

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave October 26th, 2013

26th

Oct

This November, Carbon Poker is bringing back one of their most popular promotions – Race for Riches! And this promises to be one of the biggest Race for Riches ever since $25,000 will be given out over four weeks. Earning a share of this money is simple because you merely need to collect VIP Points through Carbon cash games and tournaments. There’s no opt-in to worry about either since Carbon will automatically track players’ VIP Points. Those who finish in the top 75 of any given ‘Race Week’ will earn a piece of the $6,710 that’s given away each week. …

Americas Cardroom holding the $350k High Five Series

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave October 25th, 2013

25th

Oct

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Americas Cardroom is back with another huge event in the $350,000 High Five tournament series. This event runs from November 20th-24th and will feature…

“Rounders” Writers hopeful for Rounders Sequel

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave October 23rd, 2013

23rd

Oct

15 years after it was released in theaters, “Rounders” is still far and above the best poker movie ever made. The tale, which follows law school student Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) through gritty, dangerous underground poker games, spawned a mini-poker boom that inspired players like Chris Moneymaker. Interestingly enough, we never got a chance to see what happened when McDermott traveled to Las Vegas to play in the WSOP Main Event. Nor did we see if he ever kept in touch with his bad-influence friend, “Worm” (Edward Norton). But Rounders writers David Levien and Brian Koppelman still hold out hope …

WCOOP Champ and $1.5m Winner “PlayinWasted” revealed as German College Student

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave October 21st, 2013

21st

Oct

There were several famed online poker pros who made final table runs in the 2013 WCOOP Main Event, including Daniel ‘Allanon85′ Drescher, Giuseppe ’1M.BanKroLL’ Polichetti, Shane ‘shaniac’ Schleger and Stefan Tobias ‘Vampyboy’ Kolossow. But when the dusted cleared, it wasn’t one of these big-name pros taking home the title, but rather a virtual unknown who goes by the screen name ‘PlayinWasted.’ Even today, we still don’t know the big winner’s name because he doesn’t wish to be recognized. However, thanks to PokerStars and their research, we now know that PlayinWasted is a 22-year-old college student from Cologne, Germany. The economics …

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