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Weekly Flop: Heinecker’s Amazing Run, Wal-Mart Total Recall, Negreanu Honored

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Niklas Heinecker is fresh off one of the greatest runs in poker history… Wal-Mart is in trouble over faulty and dangerous poker tables that they’ve been selling… Daniel Negreanu recently received yet another big award in his poker career. Find out more about Negreanu’s award along with the other big stories in the Weekly Flop! Niklas Heinecker earns over $10.7 Million in Seven Months Over the course of poker history, there have been some incredible runs. Erik Seidel and Gus Hansen in early 2011, Viktor Blom in early 2013, and Daniel Negreanu in the middle of 2013 are a few …

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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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PokerNordica has 35% Rakeback and $20k Tourney King Race

If you’re looking for a great rakeback offer, PokerNordica has one of the highest rakeback deals in poker at 35%. This means you’ll be getting 35% of the money back that you spend on both cash game and poker tournament rake at PokerNordica. But rakeback isn’t the only thing this room has to offer since PokerNordica is also running a big Tourney King race every month that pays out $20,000 in prizes. The best thing about Tourney King is that this isn’t just some promotion for elite online poker players since there are two leaderboards: the Low Limit Leaderboard and …

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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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Macau has Biggest Cash Games in History

If you follow high stakes poker news often, then you’ve heard of the huge poker games that take place on Full Tilt Poker.  Star players such as Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, llari Sahamies and “Isildur1” commonly play poker hands with $500/$1,000 blinds involved.  And while this is extremely impressive, the recent cash games at Macau dwarf these numbers. According to multiple news outlets, a giant cash game formed on the side of the Asian Poker Tour Macau event this past week.  Several Chinese business men formed the poker table, and started games where the blinds reached $5,000/$10,000 and …

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November Nine Member Nguyen wins FTOPS Event

Soi Nguyen has already etched his name into casino poker history after earning a place among the 2010 November Nine.  Nguyen was the first player to be eliminated from the 2010 WSOP Main Event final poker table, and he earned over $811k for his finish.  Less than two weeks removed from his Main Event appearance, it hasn’t taken Nguyen long to make a name for himself in the online poker world after winning FTOPS Event #18. If you’re unfamiliar with FTOPS, this is Full Tilt Poker’s biggest event and it offers millions of dollars to players; in fact, FTOPS XVIII …

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$156,000 won on Carbon Poker Bad Beat Jackpot

In most cases, bad beats are an excuse for people to get on forums and whine about poker hands that they should have won.  But at Carbon Poker, bad beats are about much more than whining; in fact, you could win hundreds of thousands of dollars through a bad beat at Carbon! “dk2112” did so earlier this week after suffering a terrible bad beat at the hands of “BlackOutBob.”  dk2112  held four sevens on the turn while BlackOutBob held trips eights, which prompted heavy betting action from both players.  When the river was an eight, BlackOutBob went all-in only to …

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Flowers wins WPT Fiesta al Lago

Noted online poker pro Randal Flowers made his biggest splash in the casino poker world after winning the WPT Fiesta al Lago event.  This poker tournament was no cakewalk for Flowers though since he faced some of the best players in the world towards the end of the tourney.  Annette Obrestad, Noah Schwartz, Andy Frankenberger, Allen “The Chainsaw” Kessler, and Jeff Madsen were among the final 15 players left.  But Flowers had one thing going for him that all of these other poker pros didn’t – the poker chips lead! Flowers took his chip lead onto the final poker table …

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Players Already Attempting to beat Phil Laak’s Endurance Record

It’s only been three months since Phil Laak broke the poker endurance record at the Bellagio Casino.  He managed to play poker for 115 straight hours, which destroyed the old record of 72 hours set by Paul Zimbler.  At the end of his poker hands, Laak was in pretty bad shape and was extremely tired.  So it would take a monumental effort to beat Laak’s record for the most time spent at the poker table along with plenty of courage. Interestingly enough, 80 players from New Zealand are up to the challenge of trying to break Laak’s record.  The group …

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Dwyte Pilgrim earns WPT Borgata Win

Dwyte Pilgrim may not be a household name among casual poker fans, but he has slowly become a force in the casino poker world.  Some excellent WSOP* Circuit finishes and a host of other poker tournament cashes have put Pilgrim on the map.  And his place on the map just got a little bigger after he recently won the WPT Borgata Main Event. The Borgata event made history for having the largest World Poker Tour tournament field at 1,042 players.  And Pilgrim was able to wade through this large field knocking out holdem poker pros left and right en route …

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