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Martin Kabrhel Wins 2018 WSOPE Super High Roller and €2.6m

Martin Kabrhel has won the 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 Super High Roller and a payout worth €2,624,340 ($2,993,112). This is the largest prize that was paid during the 2018 WSOP Europe. This tournament, which was held at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, featured a pro-heavy field of 95 entrants. But Kabrhel was unfazed as he navigated through the field and on towards his second-career gold bracelet. Kabrhel becomes the only Czech player to win a gold bracelet at the 2018 WSOP Europe. Let’s take a closer look at how he claimed victory, along with an overall recap of the …

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Jack Sinclair Wins 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event and €1.1 Million

Jack Sinclair first made a name for himself by finishing eighth place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event. He recently found himself on a major poker stage once again at the 2018 WSOP Europe Main Event. And this time, Sinclair wasn’t settling for eighth. He battled through a field of 534 players to claim victory and a top prize worth €1,122,239 ($1,290,575). Afterward, he spoke about maintaining his focus throughout the tournament. “I wasn’t thinking about it,” Sinclair said regarding the 2017 Main Event. “It was a completely different tournament. Vegas was huge for me but it’s in the past …

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Doug Polk Completes $10k Bankroll Challenge – Wins $6.7k on Final Day

Doug Polk began a bankroll challenge over two years ago, where the goal was to turn $100 into $10,000. This task doesn’t seem so difficult for a highly skilled poker player like him. However, it becomes far more challenging than considering that he started out in the micro stakes and worked his way up. After taking some lengthy breaks, Polk has now completed the challenge by running his $100 bankroll up to $10k. Keep reading to find out why this challenge began and how he was able to complete it — including a final day where he won nearly $6,700! …

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Japan to Allow Poker in Casinos – But with One Catch

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Japan is still in the process of defining their integrated resorts (IR) bill, which will see multibillion-dollar casinos built in the country. And one of the strangest debates lawmakers was whether or not to allow poker. Mainichi reports that the Japanese government has decided against banning poker from their integrated resorts. The only problem is that there’s one particular rule that could threaten the game’s popularity. Let’s discuss what this catch is along with why the government decided to allow poker. Japanese Poker Rooms Won’t Allow Friends at Tables One key point of the IR legislation is that casino operators …

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What is Short Deck Hold’em Poker?

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Everybody from Phil Ivey to Patrik Antonius is touting Short Deck hold’em these days. But what exactly is Short Deck poker? Keep reading as we cover the basics along with why many pros like this game. Same General Rules – But a Different Deck Short Deck hold’em (a.k.a. Six Plus hold’em) is very similar to Texas hold’em, where players try to make the best five-card hand using their two hole cards and the five community cards. But a key difference is the Short hold’em deck. Six Plus hold’em sees all twos, threes, fours, and fives removed from the deck. This …

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Author Halts Writing Poker Book after Making $200k during Research

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Maria Konnikova didn’t even know how many cards were in a deck until she started researching a poker book. Konnikova simply wanted to know enough about playing poker to explain how the strategy helps people make better decisions in everyday life. But after winning over $200,000 through poker, the Russian-American author has decided to take a break from writing her book. Konnikova wants to take advantage of the current opportunity and use her newfound skills to continue winning money. Let’s discuss how Konnikova became so good in such a short time span and if she plans to get back to …

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Mark Cuban Predicts Online Poker Boom after Sports Betting Ruling

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Online poker growth has been stagnant in the United States in recent years. And the major reason why is that regulation is off to a slow start. But billionaire Mark Cuban believes that this could change following the Supreme Court’s decision on sports betting. Supreme Court justices ruled 6-3 to strike down a federal ban that’s existed since 1992. In repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), America’s highest court has paved the way for individual states to legalize sports betting. But how does this affect online poker in the US? Find out as we cover what Cuban …

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Dan Bilzerian & Doug Polk Have Explosive Bitcoin Argument

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Dan Bilzerian and Doug Polk have gained a great deal of fame through poker and beyond. Bilzerian is known for winning a fortune through high-stakes poker along with his booming social media presence. Polk is one of the top online poker cash players of all time and has two thriving YouTube channels. Both poker players are also in the cryptocurrency space. And this sparked a recent argument between the two, based on Bilzerian getting back into Bitcoin. Here are the highlights from their explosive clash. Polk Rips Bilzerian for Leaving Crypto in the First Place Dan Bilzerian recently tweeted to …

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Poker Face Could Be Rendered Ineffective by New Technology

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Poker players use a stoic face and manner to disguise their hand strength. But poker faces could become totally ineffective due to new technology. Poppy Chum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, believes that technology will soon be able to see right through people’s emotions—no matter how good of a poker face they have. Keep reading as I discuss how this tech will work and if it can be useful in poker. Technology Will Read Eye Dilation and Carbon Dioxide Exhalation Crum told Phys.org that the upcoming tech will use a combination of sensors and artificial intelligence to reveal many emotions, …

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PokerStars 2018 SCOOP Schedule – Record $65 Million Guaranteed

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PokerStars have been running their Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) for 10 years. And this year’s edition figures to be the biggest SCOOP yet. PokerStars are guaranteeing $65 million in guaranteed tournaments for the 2018 SCOOP. And players can look forward to at least one tournament every day that will feature a $1 million prize pool. The 2018 SCOOP will run from May 6-21 and feature Low, Medium, and High buy-in levels. Players will be able to buy into tournaments for as low as $2.20 and as much as $25,000. Overall, the SCOOP will offer 61 events, or 183 …

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