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Bovada launches Zone Poker – The First US-Friendly Fast Poker Variant

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave August 10th, 2013

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Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a slew of online poker networks roll out fast poker variants. But US players have been left out of the equation because these sites don’t accept Americans. That’s all set to change now though because the Bodog Poker Network recently unveiled Zone Poker. And since the US-friendly Bovada is under this network, Americans can also enjoy this game. Much like other fast variants, Zone Poker whisks players away to a new table whenever their action is finished in a hand. And you can even fold your hand before the action comes to you …

Two new Brazilian pros sign to team 888poker

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave August 8th, 2013

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Just last week, 888poker signed Australia’s Jackie Glazier to their team after she finished 31st in the 2013 WSOP Main Event. Now they’ve expanded their team even more by adding Brazilian pros Nicolau Villa-Lobos and Bruno Pereira Lima Kawauti. The duo will represent 888 at poker tournaments and events around the world, including the upcoming WSOP Europe. Kawauti, who’s from San Paulo, is probably the biggest name of the two new Team 888 members. He began playing live tournaments in 2010 and has quickly accumulated $543,435 in winnings. His first notable cash came in the 2012 WSOP Main Event, when …

“Last Woman Standing” Jackie Glazier signs with 888poker

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave August 6th, 2013

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Jackie Glazier recently graced international poker headlines by attaining the “Last Woman Standing” billing in the 2013 WSOP Main Event. Glazier represented the ladies well after finishing 31st out of 6,358 players and earning a $229,281 payday. The Australian’s magical tournament run definitely impressed 888poker since they signed her to a sponsorship deal. And the 35-year-old was elated after signing with one of the biggest poker rooms in the world. “I really felt they were the right brand for me, especially with my live tournament schedule,” said Glazier. “Now that I’m with 888poker, I’m definitely going to be playing in …

Full Tilt Poker adds Four New Red Pros/UKIPT Ambassadors

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave August 4th, 2013

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Since reopening back in November of 2012, Full Tilt Poker has kept their roster of pros pretty small. For a while, only Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, Gus Hansen and Tom Dwan represented the site, going by the collective name of ‘The Professionals.’ But now this trio has some more company after Full Tilt added four new Red Pros/UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) ambassadors. The world’s second largest poker room signed Ben Jenkins, Dermot Blain, Martins Adeniya and Sinem Melin to their team. Each of these players will represent Full Tilt at different stops of the UKIPT and play online as …

Americas Cardroom paying Huge Prizes for 1-Year Anniversary of “The Beast”

RakeTheRake News RTR Dave August 2nd, 2013

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It’s been a year now and ‘The Beast’ has yet to be tamed at Americas Cardroom. The Beast is still going strong after paying out almost $2 million since being introduced last August. Because this monthly progressive cash race remains wildly popular, ACR has decided to celebrate the one-year anniversary by adding $51,000 to The Beast’s August prize pool. Here is a look at how the extra $51k will be distributed: Daily Leaderboards Every day throughout August, ACR will award $1,000 to the top 10 finishers on the leaderboard. Keep in mind that the leaderboard results are reset every day, …

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