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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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RedKings offering Incredible Live Poker Experiences

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Online poker is great because it gives players an opportunity to win profits no matter if they’re at home or on the road. But even with this being said, some players can’t quelch their desire to play in a major live poker tournament. And these players will really appreciate the opportunities that RedKings Poker is offering through their land-based tournament prize package deals. Everybody has a Chance What’s great about the RedKings prize packages is that pretty much anybody has a chance to win. That’s because they run 11 qualifiers every day and some of the satellites are as cheap …

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Poker Study shows Brain reacts Differently in Live and Online Poker

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Everybody knows that there’s a major difference when it comes to live and online poker since players are actually sitting next to their opponents in the live version. However, what poker players may not realize is that one section of their brain acts completely differently when it comes to playing the two versions of the game. A Duke University study revealed these intriguing findings, and here’s a deeper look at their research. Brain Activity To set up their study, Duke researchers had various people play both live and online poker. While the poker players were grinding, their neural reactions were …

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Betfair Poker Live offering Cork and Yalta Packages

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Winning a live poker tournament package is thrilling on any level since it gives players an opportunity to compete for a chance to win huge prize pools in exotic destinations. Unfortunately, it seems like online poker rooms are pretty much all offering packages for the same tournaments, which can get a little stale. This is where Betfair Poker sets themselves apart from the pack – they’re offering prize packages for lots of the less mainstream live poker events. Of course, this isn’t to say that Betfair will be sending you to some 20-person tournament held behind your local bingo hall; …

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Rakeback: The Big Difference Between Live and Online Poker

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Ever since the rapid rise of online poker in the early 2000’s, people have been debating which is the superior version – internet or live poker. And the debate is certainly a lively one because both forms of the game offer specific perks. Here’s an abridged version of what the two types of poker have going for them: Online Poker Convenience No travel costs Rooms run 24/7 More stakes available Live Poker Social aspect Weaker all-around competition Physical tells present Nearby entertainment Depending upon how you weight each of these attributes, it’s virtually up in the air as to which …

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RakeTheRake sponsors online qualifiers to English Poker Open 2012

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RakeTheRake is offering thirty-five freerolls a week, every week until the end of August, providing online poker players with a free qualifying path into the English Poker Open 2012. Commencing this week, the freerolls are on offer at the Cake Poker room. Every freeroll will send three players through to the Weekly Super Satellite, which totals 105 players a week qualifying through the RakeTheRake freerolls! Players can also choose to enter the Weekly Super Satellites by buying in for$3 + $0.30. For every $33 in the Super Satellite pot, 1 player will go through to the EPO Weekly Final; with …

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