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PKR giving out 3 WSOP Prize Packages in April 27th Club Freeroll

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Are you already a member of Club PKR? If so, then you’ll definitely want to hit the virtual poker tables at PKR this month. They’ll be holding a special $17,500 Club PKR Freeroll on April 27th, where three $4,500 WSOP Experience packages will be given out. As for getting into the Club Freeroll, you need to hit one of your Club level’s specific points targets from now until April 24th. The bigger the target you hit, the larger your chip stack will be for the freeroll. Below you can see more info on the points targets as well as the …

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Shane Sigsbee – The Man with an 80-Player Staking Empire

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If you’re a poker player and you haven’t heard of Shane Sigsbee, don’t feel bad because you’re not alone. Sigsbee has a respectable $417,130 in live tournament winnings, but he’s never won a WSOP bracelet, WPT title or EPT championship. The former college golfer did win the 2008 HPT Chicago Main Event along with $206,273, but HPT champs don’t usually become household names. So why did the Wall Street Journal recently feature Sigsbee in a big poker piece? It’s because he lays claim to one of the largest staking empires in the game today. According to the WSJ, Sigsbee now …

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RakeTheRake’s Series 2014 Easter Freeroll – Win a World Series Seat Worth $1,000!

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Earlier this year, we ran a freeroll to celebrate breaking the 10,000 Likes mark on our facebook page, and we gave away a seat to the World Series 2014! This Easter, we’re giving our players another chance to win a Series 2014 seat plus we’re offering $250 in our Series 2014 Easter Freeroll at PokerStars!!

2014 Easter Freeroll at PokerStars!!

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Are We Trying to Change the Poker World Too Quickly?

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One common theme for the poker world in 2014 has been change. There’s a growing fear among many professional players that the game isn’t providing enough overall entertainment to hold the amateurs’ interest. Oft-cited reasons for waning interest include bumhunting, complex strategy, and a lack of famous pros who can truly engage the general population. Several prominent players have spoken/written on the matter, giving their take on what could make poker more intriguing to the everyday man. Joe Hachem placed the responsibility on WSOP Main Event champs and young pros, saying they need to be more sociable and ambassadors for …

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5 Ways that Poker has changed since the Boom

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In some way or another, most of us can attribute our interest in poker to the boom period that lasted from 2003 to 2006, a time when live and online poker’s popularity skyrocketed. If not for the poker boom, 95% of us would still think of Omaha as a city in Nebraska and view ESPN’s WSOP coverage in the same obscure vein as televised arm wrestling or the women’s senior volleyball tour. Of course, the boom is now long gone and poker growth has become much more stabilized. What we’re left with today is a tougher and much different game. …

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Sam Trickett Signs With Everest in one of the Most Interesting Poker Deals Ever

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 Sam Trickett signs with Everest Poker! Once synonymous with the Titan brand, famed poker player Sam Trickett has now signed a sponsorship deal with Everest Poker. This is no ordinary deal either, where Trickett merely dons the Everest patch and poses for a few pictures for the website. Instead, he’ll play in live events, provide coaching, write blog posts and do video updates from the WSOP. Oh yeah… and he’ll also be offering Everest players a chance to share in 10% of his WSOP winnings. “I’m very excited to be joining Everest Poker” Trickett is pretty pumped up about everything …

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Chris Ferguson returning to the Poker Tables?

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Once one of the most respected and best poker players with an undeniable iconic status in the poker community, Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson has become a pariah for his involvement in the old Full Tilt’s demise. So it’s little surprise that he has stayed away from the poker tables since Black Friday. But according to respected journalist Diamond Flush, Ferguson may finally step out of the shadows (a.k.a. his spacious mansion) and play in the 2014 WSOP. Diamond Flush, the pseudonym behind a woman who extensively covered Black Friday/Full Tilt news, has always had an inside track on Ferguson’s business. And …

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PokerStars running $9m WCOOP Challenge Series from March 28th-30th

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If you’ve got anything going on at the end of March, then you might want to clear your schedule. That’s because PokerStars are running a $9 million WCOOP Challenge Series from March 28th-30th, 2014. This huge weekend of poker will feature nine giant tournaments, including the $2 million guaranteed Main Event. Those lucky enough to win each of the nine tourneys will not only collect a huge payout, but also a customized money clip and a seat in the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. Some of the buy-ins for the WCOOP Challenge Series are pretty steep, …

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Carbon running Micro Online Poker Series from March 23rd-30th

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The $1.2 million Carbon Online Poker Series may be over with. But players certainly don’t have to wait long for another major event at Carbon Poker. That’s because they’re set to run the Micro Online Poker Series from March 23rd-30th, 2014. Like any great low buy-in tourney series, the Micro OPS is very affordable for the average player, with buy-ins ranging from $0.11 – $11. And you can expect plenty of variety among the 24 tournaments, with Hold’em, HORSE, PLO, PLO Hi/Lo and HA (alternates between 10 hands of Hold’em and 10 hands of Omaha Hi) all on the schedule. …

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WPT gets Serious about Installing a Shot Clock – But is it a Good Idea?

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For years, players have complained about tanking on the tournament circuit. Sure, there are plenty of tough decisions that require some extra time to sort through. But it’s excruciating when a player constantly takes five minutes every turn just to muck terrible cards. The World Poker Tour have thought long and hard about this issue, and they recently got the players’ take on the matter. During the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, players were given surveys that asked if they think a tournament shot clock should be instated. Here are some of the proposals that the WPT listed with regard to …

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