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Americas Cardroom holding $5k Micro Stakes Race

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While online poker rake races are always fun and exciting, there’s just one problem with them: micro stakes players are usually left out of the equation. After all, mid and high stakes grinders generate the most rake, so naturally they’re going to win the biggest prizes too. This is what makes the new $5,000 rake race that Americas Cardroom is staging so unique because it’s solely dedicated to micro stakes players. Dubbed the “$5k Micro Race,” this event is running from now until January 27th, 2013 and will pay money out to the top 150 players. To participate in the …

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“MamaCoolJ” grabs Third Straight Victory in ACR’s The Beast

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Last summer, Americas Cardroom revolutionized the rake race concept through “The Beast.” This promotion is a monthly progressive rake race where the prizes grow along with the collective rake. For example, if the prize pool is $50,000, then 200 places will be paid and first place receives $4,875; assuming the prize pool hits $90,000, then 360 places get paid and first place earns $8,775. Amazingly, one lucky player has conquered The Beast cash race three straight times, which you can read about below. MamaCoolJ on Amazing Streak at ACR “MamaCoolJ” has become quite the star at Americas Cardroom after winning …

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Announcing £6,000 RakeTheRake King of Gamers Poker Pro-Am

Rake the Rake are pleased to announce they are running a fantastic new tournament for online poker players, specifically to find the ‘King of the Gamers’! Run over a five week period during January and February 2013, RakeTheRake in association with Pokerstars have put up a £6,000 prize fund to find the best poker player from the gaming community. As well as offering four freeroll qualifiers, each with their own £250 prize pot, gamers will battle it out for two seats each week in the grand finals where they will also pit their skills against former gamer turned poker professional …

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Cake Poker adds Instant Play Option, offering Triple Rewards

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For years, numerous players have been enjoying Cake Poker and the wide range of promotions offered at this site. Unfortunately, Mac players have been left out of the equation because Cake doesn’t offer any way for them to access the software. Luckily this has changed though because Cake recently added an Instant Play option, which allows grinders to play right through their browser. This benefits Mac users because they can now bypass the PC-only software download. Even PC players might be interested in taking advantage of the instant option since it requires no download – meaning there’s no software package …

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PKR Forum Members receiving Lots of Freeroll Seats

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One thing that really makes PKR stand out from other online poker rooms is their strong commitment to creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Not only does PKR provide players with numerous options when creating avatars, but they also offer a forum where members can discuss anything from poker strategy to politics. At this point, you may be thinking that the PKR Forums sounds great, but it’s not really worth your time to join another forum. However, the truth is that if you were ever going to join a poker community, this is THE forum to sign up for. The …

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Grilling Greg – RakeTheRake talk to Cake Poker EPO2012 Qualifier

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Amongst the pro poker players from the UK and abroad, a few lucky Cake Poker players bagged themselves a seat for this year’s EPO through Cake Poker’s series of online qualifiers for English Poker Open Main Event Seat Packages. We grabbed Greg – A Caker from the US who made the trip over to London – just after the EPO for a good old chinwag. Greg tells us about how he made it to the EPO, and his highlights of the whole crazy experience…   RTR: So, you played the English Poker Open 2012  – sponsored by RakeTheRake – and …

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Micro Stakes Player wins $1 Million in PokerStars WCOOP

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There are countless low stakes grinders around the world who dream of winning big in poker one day. And now these players have somebody to idolize after a lightly-regarded Russian named “maratik” won the PokerStars 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event along with $1,000,907. Rags to Riches Normally maratik only plays SNG’s where buy-ins are $3 or less, which is why it was puzzling that he topped a $5,200 buy-in tournament. But he used 40 FPP’s to enter a turbo satellite free of charge; the Russian eventually won a WCOOP Main Event seat through this satellite and …

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Play in Ladbrokes Exclusive Gadget Chase through RakeTheRake

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One of the great things about signing up at online poker rooms through RakeTheRake is that you get to participate in exclusive events. And a great example of this is the Ladbrokes Exclusive Gadget Chase that’s running from now until October 31st, 2012. If you’re interested in winning a MacBook, iPhone or Amazon Kindle, you should check out the following info on this promotion. Getting Started The first thing you need to do to participate in the Gadget Chase is sign up at Ladbrokes – provided you’re not already a member of course. Assuming you make a deposit as a …

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After conquering Poker, Jens Kyllonen is conquering Space

At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that Jens Kyllonen is one of the best poker players in the world. Just looking at his PokerStars results under the name “Jeans89” will reveal that the Finnish high stakes pro has made nearly $3 million in profits. And this doesn’t even include all of the money he’s made on other poker sites! Now that the 22-year-old has seemingly conquered online poker and made millions of dollars in the process, it’s no surprise that he’s looking for new challenges. And the latest conquest that Kyllonen is setting his sights on involves outer …

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Michael Phelps needs a Poker Rakeback Deal

To the general public, Michael Phelps is perhaps the greatest Olympian ever since the swimmer has won 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall – both all-time records. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he capped off his illustrious career by winning four gold medal and two silvers. Seeing as how his grand Olympic career overshadows everything else, few outside the poker community realize what an avid online poker player Phelps has become. This love of the game initially came to light following the 2008 Summer Olympics when it was reported that he played lots of online poker in …

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