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Aaron Jones: From Poker Pro to $5m DFS Champ

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Through his playing career and coaching, Aaron Jones carved out a name for himself in the poker world. However, like some other poker players, Jones recently made a switch to the daily fantasy sports (DFS) world. And this turned out to be an excellent decision since he won the Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) along with $5 million. That said, let’s track Jones’ journey from his early poker days to becoming DFS’s biggest-ever winner. Jones found Online Poker at Butler University Jones, who plays under the screen name ‘aejones,’ started playing internet poker while a student at Indianapolis’ Butler University. …

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2016 Super High Roller Bowl will feature $5m Top Prize

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The Poker Central network has announced that they’ll again cover the Super High Roller Bowl in 2016. And headlining the event will be a $5 million top prize along with an expected $15 million prize pool. Assuming you’re interested in seeing players compete for major money in the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl, keep reading as we discuss the dates, coverage, entry requirements, who’ll be playing, the structure and dress code. 2016 Super High Roller Bowl Dates and Coverage The prominent tournament will once again be held at Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort & Casino from May 29 to June 1. …

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Here are the 12 Global Poker League Teams and Managers

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Staying true to his word, Alex Dreyfus is marching towards his goal of launching the Global Poker League (GPL) in 2016. And the latest big step for the GPL involves releasing names of the 12 teams and their poker managers. That said, let’s check out the franchise names and managers, look ahead to the draft, and discuss if the league’s current setup stands a good chance of success. Names of Global Poker League Teams Berlin Bears – Philipp Gruissem, Team Manager Hong Kong Dragons – Celina Lin, Team Manager Las Vegas Moneymakers – Chris Moneymaker, Team Manager London Royals – …

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5 Poker Prop Bets that ended Badly

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Prop bets are a fun way for poker players to enjoy some side entertainment away from the tables. Unfortunately, many times these bets force poker players to push themselves to uncomfortable limits that have disastrous consequences. This being said, let’s look at five poker prop bets that ended very badly — win or lose — for those involved. Antonio Esfandiari kicked out of 2016 PCA for peeing in Bottle Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari made an interesting prop bet with hedge fund manager/poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, whereby Esfandiari needed to lunge everywhere he went during the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The …

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Poker Study: Women injected with Testosterone – See Results Here

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Testosterone is typically associated with aggressive, risky behavior. This being the case, you’d think that a poker player with higher testosterone would bluff often and take plenty of risks. But a team of researchers from the University of Cape Horn recently put this theory to the test by injecting female poker players with testosterone. And the results of their play, as you’ll see below, were pretty shocking. Background of the Study The University of Cape Horn team noted that testosterone “motivates individual animals to strive for social dominance,” particularly when it comes to ensuring food, shelter and mating partners. Furthermore, …

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Biggest Online Poker Winners and Losers of 2015

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The world of high stakes online poker changed greatly in 2015. Full Tilt Poker, previously the world’s biggest high stakes destination, disbanded their nosebleed tables in the summer. And PokerStars, the other major high-roller spot, announced in December that they will no longer offer rewards at mid and high stakes tables. Despite all this, plenty of big online poker action took place in 2015. That said. take a look at our review of the biggest online poker winners and losers below. Biggest Online Poker Winners in 2016 Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom has had a roller-coaster internet poker career that’s seen him …

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4 Countries where Poker is still booming

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Ever since the beginning of the Poker Boom in 2003, the game has spread rapidly across the world. So by this point, most countries have already gone through their boom period with poker. However, there are still a few places where the game is catching on and attracting millions of new players in the process. That said, let’s look at 5 countries where poker is still booming. India For years poker enthusiasts have been waiting on the game to take off in India. After all, it’s the world’s second-largest country with 1.25 billion residents, so any kind of interest at …

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Virtual Reality – The Next Step in Online Poker’s Evolution

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Online poker growth has been stagnant for a few years now, and many of the industry’s biggest entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to breathe new life into the game. There are some exciting innovations on the horizon, such a poker/eSports hybrid and Alex Dreyfus’ Global Poker League. But what might ultimately make poker grow faster is virtual reality, which we’ll discuss in depth below. Virtual Reality is already hitting Online Casinos There’s already a virtual reality online casino at SlotsMillion. Set high in a skyscraper, the SlotsMillion VR casino lets players walk around a posh gaming floor complete …

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4 Big Things to arise from 2015 PokerStars Strike

PokerStars has been taking backlash over their decision to reduce VIP benefits for high-volume players. In fact, around 2,500 high-volume grinders joined in a 3-day strike against PokerStars after the site eliminated Supernova Elite status (highest level) and axed high-stakes benefits. Unfortunately for these pros, it doesn’t look like their strike has forced Stars to reconsider the VIP changes. But there were four big things to arise from the boycott, which you can read about below. Four $1 Million PokerStars Freerolls One exciting development following the strike is that Stars will hold four $1 million freerolls throughout 2016. This is …

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5 Big Problems with Portugal’s Ring-fenced iPoker Market

Portugal recently announced plans to ring-fence their online poker market, falling in line with European neighbors France, Italy and Spain. This move is peculiar considering that the Portuguese government said they were trying to avoid mistakes made by other countries that have legalized online poker. And it would seem that the chief mistake to avoid would be ring-fencing their iPoker player pool, given that France, Italy and Spain have struggled mightily with this approach. The deed is already done, though, and here are five big problems that will arise as a result. Portugal Online Poker has Little Chance of Success …

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