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“The Beast” will be split in Two at Americas Cardroom

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave September 28th, 2013

28th

Sep

Americas Cardroom has made a big announcement in regard to their revolutionary progressive cash race ‘The Beast.’ Starting October 1st, ACR will split The Beast into two separate cash races each month. The first will begin on the 1st of the month and end on the 15th, while the second race will run from the 16th and stop when the month ends. Thanks to this new bi-weekly format, players will have more chances than ever to earn points and prizes on the progressive leaderboard. ACR spokesman Michael Harris said: “The Beast has been insanely rewarding, handing out over $1.8 million …

Phil Ivey vs. Crockfords Casino: Poker Pro admits to “Edge Sorting” to win £7.8m

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave September 26th, 2013

26th

Sep

In what may be the most high-profile court case between a player and casino ever, Phil Ivey made a big revelation in his battle with Crockfords Casino. According to court documents obtained by the Daily Mail UK, Ivey admits to using ‘edge sorting’ to win £7.8 million in a high stakes punto banco game. Edge sorting is an advantage play method whereby players identify flaws in a deck and ‘read’ card backs to predict what cards are coming next. Additionally, players will request that the cards are turned in a certain way so asymmetrical flaws can be spotted more easily. …

RakeTheRake’s Poker Pro Interviews: Jonathan Gray

Poker Pro Interviews RTR Dave September 24th, 2013

24th

Sep

RakeTheRake managed to grab some time with US poker pro Jonathan Gray to talk about the WSOP Millionaire Maker, fellow poker pros, and Nintendo. Read our interview below to find out about Jonathan’s high points, poker advice, and what he thinks the key differences are between live and online poker. ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠  ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠  ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠  ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠  ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠  ♥  ♦  ♣  ♠ What first attracted you to playing poker? Did you fall into it almost naturally or was it something you were determined to get into? My Dad …

Play for WPT National UK Prize Packages at Party Poker

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave September 22nd, 2013

22nd

Sep

The World Poker Tour is featuring a new live tournament format at the WPT Apsers Accumulator event (WPT National UK), which runs at London’s Aspers Casino from October 24th-27th. This unique tourney will allow players to enter up to three times. And, no, you don’t have to clone yourself twice to pull this off because the three entries are split into three different starting days. The chips that you accumulate throughout the three days are then combined to form one chip stack for Day 2. Assuming you’re interested in trying this unique live poker format, you should head to Party …

Sauce1234, WCGRider to do battle in Full Tilt High Stakes Challenge

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave September 20th, 2013

20th

Sep

Over the years, there have been plenty of great heads-up online poker challenges, including Isildur1 vs. Isaac Haxton, Isildur1 vs. Negreanu and Tom Dwan vs. Patrick Antonius. Now, Ben “Sauce123″ Sulsky and Douglas “WCGRider” Polk are hoping that their recently announced Full Tilt Poker challenge will be just as epic as the other HU matches. These two high stakes poker legends are set to play 15,000 hands at $100/$200 NL Hold’em stakes. Both players have made a prop bet that whoever is ahead at the end of 15k hands will receive an additional $100,000. The poker community may be rolling …

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