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Jonathan Duhamel Robbery Case solved?

2010 WSOP* Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel is a good friend of RakeTheRake, and he’s even downed a few drinks with the RakeTheRake girls. So when we heard about the horrific robbery and beating that Duhamel endured, RakeTheRake was shocked and concerned for him. About a week ago, two men broke into the Canadian’s suburban Montreal home in the morning, and started attacking him. Eventually, they tied Duhamel up and kept hitting him until he told them where the valuables were. With this knowledge in hand, the robbers stole Duhamel’s 2010 Main Event gold bracelet, a Rolex Submariner watch that …

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New RPM Poker Promotions in January

If you want to ring in the New Year right, RPM Poker is a great place to do so since they’re offering several big promotions in January. Getting right into the new RPM Poker promotions, Knowledge January gives players the opportunity to win a free poker training membership at SharkScope and/or LeggoPoker. You must opt-in to play for free poker training at both of these sites, and the SharkScope membership requires that you play 750 SNG’s with $2.20 buy-ins or more. As for the LeggoPoker membership, you need to play 15,000 real money poker hands (any stakes) throughout January. Players …

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New PokerStars Commercials gaining Attention

In being the world’s largest online poker site, PokerStars already draws a fair amount of worldwide attention. However, the site is gaining an even larger audience thanks to a new commercial series they’re running dubbed “We Are Poker.” The artistic commercials feature various members of Team PokerStars such as Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Jose “Nacho” Barbero and Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier competing in interesting settings. For example, in a TV spot entitled “Nacho vs. Brazil,” Barbero is sitting at a poker table located in the middle of a crowded Brazilian street. His opponent shoves all-in, while various images of a man …

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Kyle Weir: Unemployed to Millionaire at PokerStars

One of the great things about online poker is that it has the potential to turn players into millionaires overnight. Kyle “First-Eagle” Weir recently found this out after winning the largest poker tournament in history at PokerStars. The tournament in question was the PokerStars 10th Anniversary Sunday Million, and 62,116 players paid the $215 buy-in to create a record $12,423,200 prize pool. Weir managed to navigate his way through the massive field of players, and on towards a $1,146,574 payday. Obviously the money is impressive here, but what’s especially interesting about Weir’s win is the fact that the Toronto, Canada …

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Fortune Poker Rakeback and Races

Most online poker rooms brag about running one leaderboard race a month, which makes this January at Fortune Poker really special because they’re running three different races. But before we get into the races, it’s worth mentioning that you can get 30% rakeback by signing up at Fortune Poker, so keep this in mind while considering their January promotions. Speaking of the promos, there is a €10,000 New Year’s Rake Race, €5,000 in Mini Sit & Go’s Races, and a €5,000 Head-Master Leaderboard. Here is a quick look at the details of each race: €10,000 New Year’s Rake Race – …

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Americas Cardroom Rakeback and Double Guarantees

If you’re worried about a holiday hangover in regards to online poker promotions, then be sure to visit Americas Cardroom from January 5th to the 8th because this marks their Double Guarantees Weekend. On this weekend, every single guaranteed tournament prize pool at Americas Cardroom will be doubled, thus giving you the chance to compete for even bigger money. For instance, their $15,000 Guaranteed will become a $30,000 Guaranteed, and their $7,500 Guaranteed prize pool will be increased to $15,000. This being said, here are just a few of the highlights in Double Guarantees Weekend (all times ET): January 5th …

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Poker Heaven Rakeback and Free Gifts

While Christmas has been over for quite a few days now, you can still get plenty of free gifts at Poker Heaven via their “January Sales” promotion, which runs throughout both January and February. Some of the prizes you can win in January Sales include cash, iPods, iPads, Beats headphones, Xbox 360’s and more. To get started on your way towards winning these prizes, you need to log into the PlayerZone, and click the “Activate Offer” button under the prize you want. After doing this, it’s simply a matter of hitting the poker tables and earning the required amount of …

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PKR Rakeback and Deep Stack Poker Tournaments

Short stack poker tournaments are certainly fun to play because they provide fast action and a level playing field for recreational players. However, many skilled poker players prefer to compete in deep stack events because the bigger starting chip stacks give them more time to wait for advantageous situations. Assuming you like deep stack tournaments, you should definitely take a look at the large list of deep stack events that PKR offers. The tourneys offered by PKR include a wide variety of both low buy-in and high buy-in events, and starting stacks range from 4,000–20,000 chips. Here is a look …

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Party Poker Rake Free Tournaments in January

Several months ago, Party Poker made history by running rake free poker tournaments, which see 100% of player buy-ins go towards the prize pool. Despite not making a profit off of these tourneys, Party Poker has generously decided to bring back the rake free poker tournaments in January. Seeing as how you have to pay a 10% buy-in fee to enter tourneys at most rooms, you can save a lot of money by playing in these events. Besides the rake free poker tournaments that will be running all throughout January, those who already have a Party Poker account can take …

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Liv Boeree on BBC’s University Challenge

UK poker beauty Liv Boeree put her astrophysics degree to good use recently on a special Christmas episode of the BBC’s University Challenge. The poker tournament pro was representing the 4-player team from the University of Manchester, and the show’s host, Jeremy Paxman, introduced Boeree by saying, “Someone who has used a degree in astrophysics to good effect, and has now become one of the UK’s most successful card players.” For those unfamiliar with University Challenge, the TV show pits two universities against each other in a first-on-the-buzzer quiz show format. As teams correctly answer questions, they earn points, and …

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