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WSOP #33: 7 players remain to battle for 1st place and a $288,744 prize!

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WSOP 2014 RakeTheRakeEvent #33 $1,000 NLHE was whittled down to ten players last night, and right now there are only 7 left at the final table to fight it out for a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and a 1st place cash prize of $288,744. Unfortunately all of our RakeTheRake players…

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EPO2012 Final Table Recap – Mickey Petersen wins

What began four days ago with 137 players has now come 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.” As for the details of Petersen’s run to the EPO2012 title, here’s a final table recap. First Eliminations The day began with Igor Kurganov quickly busting out in ninth place. This was no big surprise since the Russian came onto the final table as the short stack. Thomas Laumier was the next player to be eliminated …

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Free WSOP Seats in Race to Main Event

We’ve already discussed how Full Tilt Poker is running numerous satellites for the WSOP* Main Event. But did you know that Full Tilt is also giving away 50 free Main Event seats through their Race to the Main Event promotion? If you didn’t, then you’ll want to pay close attention to how you can win a free seat to the world’s largest poker tournament. Winning a free seat all begins with downloading the poker software for Full Tilt, then looking in their lobby for Round 1 Main Event Race SNG Freerolls. These free poker tournaments run around the clock, and …

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Greg Brooks wins LAPC Main Event

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23-year-old Greg “MYNAMEIZGREG” Brooks earned the biggest poker tournament victory of his young career as he maneuvered through a 712-player field at the LA Poker Classic. With the win, Brooks proved that he is more than just an online poker grinder who earns money through rakeback; he is also a very good live tournament player as well. But anytime a $1.65 million top prize is on the line, you can guarantee that there will be plenty of competition, which was certainly the case on the LAPC final poker table. Brooks’ competition included online poker phenom Steve “gboro780” Gross, Vivek Rajkumar …

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RakeTheRake Player Wins EPT London

RakeTheRake member David Vample beat a record number of 848 players to become the new EPT London Main Event Champion, seizing a remarkable £900,000. After an extensive 6 days Vample, who has only played poker professionally for 12 months, found himself on the final table of the biggest live poker tournament ever held in the UK. Vample’s victory was even sweeter as defeated WSOP* bracelet winner and Full Tilt Pro John Juanda in a heads up, despite Juanda having chip lead of over 14,000,000. Here is how the final table played out: 1 David Vamplew   UK   £900,000 2 John Juanda  USA  £545,000 …

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James Bord wins 2010 WSOPE Main Event

Many of poker’s biggest names were among the 346 players who took part in the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.  Phil Ivey, Roland De Wolfe, Barry Greenstein, and Freddy Deeb were just a few of the many stars in attendance at this poker tournament.  Interestingly enough, only Roland De Wolfe was still around on the final poker table when the tournament hung in the balance. Wolfe busted out in fourth place though leaving the door wide open for relative unknown James Bord to win his first major poker tournament.  Bord certainly didn’t look to be the favorite …

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Character: at the Table and in Life.

Posted on by RTR Susannah

It was stated by Anthony Holden that, “whether he likes it or not, a man’s character is stripped at the poker table; if the other players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in cards, as in life.” This year’s Wynn Classic Championship saw plenty of players with poker skills and strong characters. However, as in most games of life, only one could walk away the winner. With a countless number of household poker …

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Guest blog part 5: David La Ronde, EPO 2009 winner

Final Table Did not sleep much as I was wading through YouTube coverage of EPT London 2008 and Michael Tureniec. I had singled him and John Eames as the most dangerous players on the final table. I had clashed on Day 2 with Michael and won two nice size pots from him, one with a ridiculous bluff and the other by inducing him to call with a draw that missed. After I looked at the EPT coverage I was convinced that it would be very difficult to get involved in large pots with him as he is very capable of …

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