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Take your Pennies and play for a 2014 WSOP Main Event Package at 888poker

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As just about everybody who plays poker has heard by now, the 2014 WSOP Main Event will guarantee a $10 million first-place prize. So here’s our question: how would you like to take a few pennies and give yourself a shot at this giant prize!? If you’re as enthusiastic about this deal as we are, then take your pennies to 888poker. They’re currently running Main Event satellites and you can play for as little as $0.01. Available prizes include $14,000 Main Event packages and $4,500 Las Vegas packages. Before we continue discussing the satellites, here’s a look at what each …

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Vanessa Selbst Beats Rafael Nadal in Heads-up Match

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Last year, tennis star Rafael Nadal showed just how far he’s come in poker by winning a 6-player charity event at EPT Prague. But has he become good enough to beat two-time WSOP champion Vanessa Selbst in a heads-up match? PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo The two PokerStars pros faced off at Casino de Monte Carlo to benefit CARE International. Given that this was just Nadal’s first live HU match, it’s little surprise that Selbst emerged victorious. But she admits that the cards also helped her out as she told PokerStars… Rafa played a great game, …

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Bovada offering Multiple Ways to win a 2014 WSOP Seat

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Are you hoping to compete for the $10 million first-place prize in this year’s WSOP Main Event? Would you love to play in a side event and get the full Vegas summer experience? Whatever your poker dreams may be, chances are that you can realize them through Bovada. From now until June 22nd, Bovada are offering four different ways to win a WSOP prize package. Below you can see what’s available in the promotions that we’re about to discuss: $12,000 Main Event prize packages – includes $10k Main Event buy-in and $2k for travel expenses. $3,000 Vegas prize packages – …

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Weekly Flop: Ivey’s Chances in Borgata Lawsuit, Hellmuth’s Giveaway, Cyril escapes

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Phil Ivey is involved in another baccarat “edge sorting” lawsuit. Can he win?… If you thought Peter Eastgate was generous by donating his 2008 WSOP bracelet, then consider that Phil Hellmuth just gave away 11 of his… Cyril Mouly survived a deadly attack, where his driver was stabbed to death. Was his sketchy past the reason for the attack? Let’s discuss this question and more in the Weekly Flop. Ivey being sued for $9.6m by Borgata – will he win this and the Crockfords Lawsuit? As many have heard, the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa are suing Phil Ivey for …

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WSOP Champ Blossoming in the Flower Industry

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One topic we at RakeTheRake love to discuss is former poker pros who parlay the hard work and dedication that they learned on the felt into a successful business. And one of the best stories that we’ve heard recently is that of David Daneshgar, a WSOP gold bracelet winner who’s done very well in the internet-order flower business. The fact that Daneshgar found success with flowers is about as unlikely as anything, given that he had no prior experience in the floral world. However, he and his friends, Farbod Shoraka and Gregg Weisstein, saw an opportunity and seized it. That …

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Should Poker Tournaments Sponsor Entertaining Amateurs?

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Here’s an off-the-wall suggestion for making poker more entertaining: why don’t poker tournaments choose and sponsor entertaining people who might not otherwise have the bankroll to play in major events? Before you immediately nix our idea for the downsides that it presents, just stay with us for a second. Everybody this year keeps coming up with thoughts on how poker could be more entertaining. Joe Hachem came to the conclusion that WSOP Main Event champions, as well as young successful pros, need to be more sociable and do better at engaging amateurs. He believes that many high-profile players are only …

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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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