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RakeTheRake Interview UK Poker Veteran Barny Boatman

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“…how many people have been given the chances I’ve had, and enjoyed, over the years. I’m blessed.” RakeTheRake had the pleasure of catching up with Barny Boatman to talk about his various achievements, his plans for the future, charcoal portraits, tweets, and of course poker. RTR: You’re well known for being the first player ever to reach three consecutive final tables at the WSOP – do you think of that as one of your most important poker achievements to date? Well let me see now. There was that time I…no that was someone else. Then there was…oh no, I dreamt …

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Bovada offering $6.6k Packages to Anonymous Poker Series Finale

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In March, Bovada Poker launched the “Anonymous Poker Series,” which is a hybrid online/live tournament series that’s designed to celebrate Bovada’s Recreational Player Model. The Anonymous Poker Series will culminate in a $100,000 Guaranteed APS Live Finale in Manila, Philippines on January 14th, 2014. One thing that’s worth mentioning right away is how the Live Finale will feature an exclusive, limited player base. So the chances of walking away with one of the huge payouts are fairly good when compared to most tournaments. Here’s a quick look at the payouts from this tourney: 1st place – $45,000 2nd place – …

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PokerStars MicroMillions IV pays out over $9.5 Million

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It seems like every tournament series that PokerStars holds turns out to be some huge, record-breaking event. And MicroMillions IV was certainly no different in this regard because it smashed records and paid out $9,588,892. The most impressive mark involved 1,572,760 players buying into the 100 MicroMillions IV tournaments. This easily tops the old record, which saw 1,308,994 players enter MicroMillions III. Another important mark that MicroMillions IV broke was the most players to enter the Main Event. 68,081 players bought into this year’s ME, which created a $1,361,620 prize pool. The previous record came from MicroMillions II, where 65,053 …

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$4m Pokerfest III is coming to Party Poker

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In just a few weeks, Party Poker are bringing back their flagship tournament series, Pokerfest III. This event will run from April 21st-May 5th and offer $4 million in guaranteed money. And the highlight of Pokerfest III will no doubt be the Main Event, which is going to offer $1.5 million guaranteed! This series will feature 64 tournaments in all, with 4-6 tourneys running every day. We’ll refrain from releasing the entire schedule here because that’d get pretty lengthy. However, you can see the bigger Pokerfest III tournaments below (all times CET): April 21st at 19:30 – $350,000 NL Hold’em, …

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Black Chip Poker running $10k April SNG Race

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Online poker cash races are always fun because they give frequent players a chance to compete for huge prizes. Unfortunately, the problem with these races is that cash players have an advantage since it’s easier to generate rake by playing lots of hands per hour. Going further, sit and go specialists don’t really have much of an opportunity to win. This being said, Black Chip Poker have chosen to hold a contest that’s solely dedicated to SNG players. This $10,000 SNG Race will run from now until April 30th, and first place is guaranteed $1,500. But even if you don’t …

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WSOP Champion Jerry Yang discusses Tax Troubles

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When Jerry Yang won the 2007 WSOP Main Event along with $8.25 million, it literally seemed like his prayers had been answered. After all, Yang is notorious for pleading with God to help him out with every big hand during the 2007 ME. But perhaps the poker champ has missed a few too many days of church lately since the Internal Revenue Service is coming after him for hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. The IRS has already seized his Main Event gold bracelet along with a number of expensive watches, gold necklaces and a piece of property. …

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Catch the $250k Whale at 888poker

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888poker has always been known for holding some of the bigger tournaments in the poker industry. But now they’ve unleashed a whale of a tournament that offers a $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. Dubbed “The Whale”, this event happens on the fourth Sunday of every month at 19:00 GMT. And what truly stands out about The Whale is that the winner walks away with at least $60,000! Assuming you’re interested in playing for this kind of money, you should visit the 888poker software and look under the “Tournaments” tab and “Challenges” button. Once here, you’ll find that the direct buy-in is …

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US-Friendly Bovada Poker running Two Monthly $7.5k Freerolls

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It’s pretty hard to build a bankroll by playing puny $100 and $200 freerolls – especially when thousands of players are involved. That said, Bovada Poker isn’t one for tiny freerolls because they run $7,500 free poker tournaments on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Seeing as how there’s so much cash in these freerolls, you could earn a huge payout just by final tabling a $7.5k tourney. The top 20% of the field cashes while first place will earn $1,000! What’s nice is that there are a variety of ways to get into these freerolls, and you …

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3 Online Poker Sites that are Recreational Player-Friendly

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For years, the online poker ecosystem saw sharks and fish dispersed relatively evenly throughout various stakes. And this naturally-formed model worked well for years as poker sites and professional grinders profited off new and unskilled beginners. However, online poker rooms have begun to see their profits taper off in recent times since new players aren’t sticking around like they used to. The primary blame has been directed at multi-tabling regulars as well as bum hunters, who refuse to click an open seat unless they have an edge. And while professionals do provide benefits to the poker community, they’re often believed …

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Carbon launching $100k Turbo Online Poker Series on 28th March

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When it comes to tournament series, Carbon Poker is best known for their Poker Maximus event. However, they’re looking to establish a brand new event in the Turbo Online Poker Series, which will run from March 28th-31st, 2013. Turbo OPS is going to offer $100,000 guaranteed over the course of 14 tournaments. And as the series name implies, each event is a turbo tourney, where quick blind levels ensure fast-paced action. Those interested in Turbo OPS can either pay direct tournament buy-ins or opt for the satellites that are currently running. Let’s discuss the satellites and tourneys further along with …

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