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Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer Play in 2016 WSOP

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Leading up to the 2016 WSOP, many wondered if former Full Tilt Poker executives Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson and Howard ‘The Professor’ Lederer would play in the event after a 5-year hiatus. The rumors and speculation have been confirmed, with both Ferguson and Lederer playing in the WSOP for the first time since Black Friday. See the details here along with why some players don’t like Ferguson and Lederer, and if they’ve received any negative feedback so far. Ferguson Plays in 2016 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship Ferguson, who won a $2.5k Seven Card Stud bracelet in the 2000 WSOP, …

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7 Stories to Watch at the 2016 WSOP

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The 2016 World Series of Poker has just kicked off, and we’re sure to see some incredible stories play out over the course of the event. But what storylines should you keep on eye on now? Find out as we cover 7 big stories that will happen during the 2016 WSOP. 1. How Many Players will Colossus II Draw? Last year’s inaugural Colossus lived up to the hype that it received prior to the WSOP. A record 22,374 players paid the $565 buy-in to compete in what is easily the largest poker tournament ever. The only problem is that participants …

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Weekly Flop: Newhouse Ninth Again, Lederer at HOF Ceremony, Elias’ WPT Record

One year after being crushed by his ninth-place finish in the WSOP Main Event, Mark Newhouse got a second chance at poker glory. Unfortunately, the result was the same and even more heartbreaking… Howard Lederer has wisely kept a low profile in the three and a half years after Black Friday. But he made a surprising appearance at the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame ceremony… It’s hard to keep up with the WPT, considering all of the Main Event final table hoopla. But it’s worth discussing how Darren Elias set a big WPT record in this edition of the Weekly …

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Full Tilt Poker Announce Onyx Cup Series

Full Tilt Poker Onyx Cup Series is a six event series that will feature buy-ins ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. The tour aims to find the best poker player in the world and will boast a total prize pool estimated at $30M. The news, which broke on Monday, detailed the inception of the Onyx Cup Series and featured additional introductions by Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen and Erik Seidel. The first five events of which will be preliminaries, followed by the sixth Grand Finale event with a $250,000 buy-in. With the tournaments scheduled to be held across …

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Gus Hansen wins Full Tilt Poker Million IX

While Gus Hansen normally spends most of his time playing online at Full Tilt Poker and collecting their fantastic 27% rakeback deals, Hansen recently won a Full Tilt-sponsored casino poker event called Million IX. This high-profile poker tournament featured eight players including the likes of Patrik Antonius, Howard Lederer, Barny Boatman and 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event champion James Bord. The event was also shown on the UK’s Sky Sports Network, and lots of viewers tuned in to see who would win the $1 million top prize. Unfortunately for Antonius, he would be the first player to lose out on …

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ESPN will air 2010 WSOP starting on July 27th

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If you’re tired of listening to Lon McEachern and Norman Chad ramble on about the 2009 WSOP, then don’t worry because ESPN will be airing new episodes starting on July 27th.  The 2010 installment of the world’s largest casino poker event will begin running at 8pm ET on the 27th with the $50,000 Player’s Championship.  If you followed the Player’s Championship this year through poker news, then you already know that Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi won this poker tournament and the $1.56 million prize.  But now you have a chance to see the tournament on TV! Besides the Player’s Championship, …

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Phil Ivey wins 8th Bracelet; doesn’t realize he won $329k

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By the time the average person makes $329,780, they will have spent over a decade at a dead-end job, went through two minivans, and have spent countless hours worrying about whether or not they can still afford satellite TV.  Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Ivey, on the other hand, can earn $329,780 and not even realize it. Now this scenario might sound a little far-fetched, but this actually happened to Ivey in a $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. poker tournament.  Ivey was fresh off making poker news by winning his 8th WSOP bracelet, which ties him with Erik Seidel for fifth on the …

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Dealing Out the American Dream?

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Lou Krieger, a celebrated author of books regarding the art of poker stated that, “I believe in poker the way I believe in the American Dream. Poker is good for you. It enriches the soul, sharpens the intellect, heals the spirit, and – when played well, nourishes the wallet.” On May 19th at The Golden Nugget, nine Americans hoping to make that quote and the American dream a reality will join forces together as Team USA in the inaugural World Team Poker Event. On April 5th, 2010 the roster for the prestigious event was announced and includes the monikers of …

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World Team Poker Squads Selected

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World Team Poker is set to be one of the most entertaining poker tournaments in the world since teams from all around the globe are gathering to compete in this international event.  And many of the teams that will play in the event have finished selecting their team members. Team USA, which is captained by Phil Hellmuth and Doyles Room personality Doyle Brunson, is the latest team to pick their members.  Hellmuth and Brunson selected Allen Cunningham, Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman, Erik Seidel, Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson, and Howard Lederer.  Team Australia members include Tony G, Jeffrey Lisandro, Steve Topakas, …

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