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2015 WSOP Quick Recaps: Events 16-20

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There have been more big stories packed into the last five events than at any other point in the 2015 WSOP. But none trump Phil Hellmuth winning his 14th-career gold bracelet, giving him a dominating four-bracelet lead over any other player in history. That said, let’s discuss Hellmuth’s incredible achievement along with the other great stories from WSOP Events 16-20. Event #16: Engineer Adrian Buckley wins Millionaire Maker and $1.28m The $1,500 Millionaire Maker drew a massive 7,275-player field, with everybody hunting for the $1,277,193 payout. And there were even some famous pros in this amateur-heavy event, including Olivier Busquet …

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Weekly Flop: Negreanu Bashes WSOP $10m | Colossus Record | 100% Bitcoin Rakeback

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The WSOP is once again offering a gaudy $10 million payout to first place. But Daniel Negreanu doesn’t believe that bigger is better…Speaking of bigger, players can’t stop talking about the “The Colossus.” And some have already predicted that this $5 million WSOP tournament will break some major records…Want 100% rakeback? Then perhaps you should consider the startup poker site Bitnplay, which we’ll discuss in this edition of the Weekly Flop. Negreanu nixes $10m WSOP top prize It seems like a monthly occurrence (at least) that Daniel Negreanu plunges himself into the middle of some heated poker debate. This time, …

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William Hill December Giveaways: Vegas Trips!

This month and through ‘til January 17th William Hill are running a race with FIVE Vegas Packages guaranteed! Finish in the top four places in Will Hill’s WHPoints Race and you’ll win yourself a $4,000 Vegas vacation! Players finishing 5th – 10th place in the race will be entered into the ‘Vegas Last Chance’ tourney which will take place at 19.30 (UK time) on 18th January. These players will battle out for the last remaining $4k Vegas holiday package. To enter the race simply opt-in hereopt in here: http://ads2.williamhill.com/redirect.aspx?pid=11676615&lpid=1487411879&bid=1487412161 And don’t forget to sign up for William Hill rakeback through …

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Weekly Flop: Good Final Table Ratings | Channing Joins Sky | Sports Betting Stars

Global online poker traffic may be down slightly, but that certainly didn’t hurt WSOP final table ratings. In fact, ESPN’s coverage of the November Nine actually experienced a ratings increase… Who says the sponsored pro era is dying? Well maybe it is, but Neil Channing recently found a new online poker home… PokerStars continues their aggressive expansion, with plans to launch casino and poker games. Find out when this will happen in this edition of the Weekly Flop. 2014 Main Event Final Table Ratings up 10-13% These may not be the Poker Boom days any more, but that certainly isn’t …

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Rumors of Viktor Blom Unibet Poker Signing

A month ago, popular high stakes pro Viktor ‘Isildur1′ Blom was dropped by Full Tilt Poker. Many considered this yet another sign that the sponsorship era of online poker is almost dead. However, it’s possible that Blom has already landed with Unibet, and we’ll discuss the signs of this potential deal below. Tweets from Blom and Alex Dreyfus Speculation over a union between Blom and Unibet arose when the Swede recently tweeted the following about his upcoming poker schedule: “In Macau right now, but planning to play the @unibet cash game before @unibetopen at Aspers in London end of November. …

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3 Reasons PokerStars has Instituted Huge Changes

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What a good time for the Scheinberg’s to have gotten out of the online poker industry, huh? Ever since the Scheinberg family sold PokerStars to Amaya Gaming for $4.9 billion, the world’s largest poker site has gone through vast changes, some of which have been unpopular. Below you can see what’s changed, or at least intensified, in the aftermath of the June sale. Bigger focus on recreational-friendly products like Spin & Gos, casino games. Reducing the roster of sponsored pros. Reducing rewards for SuperNova Elite players. Charging currency fees for withdrawals. Ending agreements with smaller affiliates. Is all of this …

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University of Helsinki Study: Good Poker Players “Keep Cool” Under Pressure

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Poker is a game of big pots and wild swings. So you can’t blame a player for getting a little emotional when they hit a one-outer to stay alive in a tournament. But as research by the University of Helsinki suggests, you can’t let these emotions be too visible if you want to be a good player. Helsinki researchers recruited members of popular online poker forums to participate in their study. They then measured the players’ level of poker experience along with their HEXACO-PI-R personality traits. The latter refers to in-depth facets of Honesty-Humility (H), Emotionality (E), Extraversion (X), Agreeableness …

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Some Players Want Lottery Style Poker Games Banned

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For years, online poker has been a positive-expectation game, where pros feast on fish and make big profits while doing so. But lately, lottery-style poker games are starting to enter the scene. Incorporating large elements of chance, lottery-style games have an obvious focus on recreational players. And so far these offerings have been a huge success. From Full Tilt’s “Jackpot Sit & Gos” to iPoker’s “Twister,” SNG-based lottery games have been generating a significant amount of revenue for online poker sites. And this trend doesn’t look to stop any time soon, with PokerStars rolling out “Spin & Gos.” These are …

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Rake and Win NFL Wembley Tickets With RakeTheRake!

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RakeTheRake have 2 pairs of Club Wembley Premium tickets to see the Detroit Lions VS The Atlanta Falcons – game No. 10 of the NFL International Series – on Sunday 26th October.

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Viktor Blom Beats Jake Cody in Full Tilt Showdown

The much-anticipated “Best-of-Three” showdown recently took place at Full Tilt Poker, but only one half of the original participants were available for the challenge. Viktor ‘Isildur1′ Blom was ready but his opponent, Gus Hansen, had to skip the September 14th showdown. All that Full Tilt offered on the absence was the following: We regret that Hansen was unable to play, and we apologise to his fans. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Gus Hansen did not play the heads-up match against Isildur. Luckily, Jake Cody filled in for Hansen in the Best-of-Three series, which consisted of Stud Hi/Lo, Triple Draw and …

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