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Phil Ivey Featured in Playboy Magazine

Poker News RTR Dave July 25th, 2014

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Jul

As the oft-declared “World’s Greatest Poker Player,” Phil Ivey’s fame knows few bounds. Ivey has been featured in numerous mainstream magazines and news outlets. So it should be little surprise that the 10-time WSOP champion recently did a feature with Playboy. Like most articles covering Ivey, the Playboy piece spends a fair amount of time rehashing his rise from an Atlantic City-area teenager to the extremely wealthy poker player that we all know today. Of course, you can read such info in just about any Phil Ivey bio. What makes the Playboy feature stand out, though, is some of the …

Did Dan Colman’s Comments Help Poker?

Poker News, WSOP 2014 RTR Dave July 23rd, 2014

23rd

Jul

There were a lot of interesting stories to come out of the 2014 WSOP Big One for One Drop, including Daniel Negreanu’s $8.3 million cash making him the all-time tournament winnings leader, celebutante Rick Salomon finishing fourth place, and the little-known Dan Colman winning this event along with $15.3 million. And the latter added an even bigger story that continues being discussed today. As many know, Colman walked out of the Rio after refusing to do any interviews. Speculation was rampant in the first few hours after the 24-year-old’s bizarre and ungrateful behavior. The way he was acting, you’d have …

888poker offering Battle of Malta 2014 Prize Packages

Poker News, RakeTheRake RTR Dave July 23rd, 2014

23rd

Jul

Back for the third year in a row, the Battle of Malta poker tournament is quickly becoming a favorite among players worldwide. For one, the island nation itself is beautiful and mysterious, set in the clear-blue waters of the Mediterranean with plenty of historical buildings and temples to be found. Secondly, the poker tourney’s prize pool continues to grow, with last year’s event featuring €430,680 ($581,175). The champion, Germany’s Louis Cartarius, took home €68,000 ($91,761) of this amount. Assuming you’d like to compete for big prize money in a wonderful destination, then you should definitely get to 888poker. That’s because …

2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #61, #62, #63 and #64

Poker News, WSOP 2014 RTR Dave July 9th, 2014

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Jul

Event #61 – Matt Grapenthien overcomes pressure to win Stud Championship The name Matt Grapenthien doesn’t really set off any alarms in the poker community. But it should be mentioned that Grapenthien has made a pretty good living through online poker cash games over the past decade. And he put his skills on display while winning the 2014 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship along with $268,473. The Chicago native beat a 102-player field and overcame a 3:1 chip disadvantage while playing Todd Brunson heads-up. Just the sheer thought of winning a gold bracelet put lots of pressure on Grapenthien …

2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #58, #59 and #60

Poker News, WSOP 2014 RTR Dave July 8th, 2014

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Jul

Event #58 – Jared Jaffe “In the Zone,” wins First Bracelet It’s never easy to predict victory in a poker tournament, especially one with 1,475 runners. But going into the final two days of the $1,500 NL Hold’em Mixed Max event, Jared Jaffe just had a feeling that it was his time to shine. “I felt like there were a bunch of spots in the past where I was right there and could have gotten (a bracelet) and I didn’t,” he said. “I kind of felt like I was in the zone all day yesterday and today. It just felt …

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