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Cliff Josephy Leads 2016 WSOP Main Event Final Table

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The 2016 WSOP Main Event final table may not have a headlining pro like Daniel Negreanu or Phil Hellmuth, but the chip leader, Cliff Josephy, has an impressive poker resume. The 51-year-old poker pro has won two WSOP gold bracelets along with over $2.64 million in tournament earnings. So who’s joining Cliff ‘JohnnyBax’ Josephy in the hunt for the $8 million top prize? Find out as we discuss what led to the formation of the final table, and take a closer look at each player. Fifth-Largest WSOP Main Event Fueled by over 1,000 guaranteed payouts, this year’s Main Event drew …

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Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer Play in 2016 WSOP

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Leading up to the 2016 WSOP, many wondered if former Full Tilt Poker executives Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson and Howard ‘The Professor’ Lederer would play in the event after a 5-year hiatus. The rumors and speculation have been confirmed, with both Ferguson and Lederer playing in the WSOP for the first time since Black Friday. See the details here along with why some players don’t like Ferguson and Lederer, and if they’ve received any negative feedback so far. Ferguson Plays in 2016 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship Ferguson, who won a $2.5k Seven Card Stud bracelet in the 2000 WSOP, …

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7 Stories to Watch at the 2016 WSOP

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The 2016 World Series of Poker has just kicked off, and we’re sure to see some incredible stories play out over the course of the event. But what storylines should you keep on eye on now? Find out as we cover 7 big stories that will happen during the 2016 WSOP. 1. How Many Players will Colossus II Draw? Last year’s inaugural Colossus lived up to the hype that it received prior to the WSOP. A record 22,374 players paid the $565 buy-in to compete in what is easily the largest poker tournament ever. The only problem is that participants …

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Daniel Negreanu Discusses Racial Profiling in Poker

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Over the years, Daniel Negreanu has shown a willingness to discuss just about anything regarding poker, no matter how sensitive the subject. And this road has recently led Negreanu to covering racial profiling in poker. The discussion began on Kid Poker’s twitter account, when somebody brought up a video that he made a decade ago, where he dressed as his idol Bob Marley (complete with black makeup) for Halloween. Negreanu did not apologize for the video because he didn’t know it was going to offend people, and he doesn’t feel like there’s any racism in him. This has proceeded to …

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Why Daniel Negreanu is Wrong about Poker Hall of Fame

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One thing you have to respect about Daniel Negreanu is that he’s never afraid to lay out his true opinion on anything poker related. But the key word here is “opinion,” and sometimes it’s very easy to contend what Negreanu says on certain matters. This is definitely the case with some of his recent comments on the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame class. That said, let’s discuss key excerpts from Negreanu’s thoughts on the Poker HOF and why he’s wrong. Negreanu believes Voting Requirements should be Strictly about Poker Poker HOF nominees break down into two categories: players and contributors. …

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Weekly Flop: Bilzerian Distressed | Negreanu Rebuy Debate | Phelps Guilty of DUI

Typically known for his far-reaching Instagram presence and bad-boy image, Dan Bilzerian now seems legitimately worried about his recent arrest over bomb-making materials… Whether or not rebuy tournaments are good for poker is an age-old debate that never gets solved. And Daniel Negreanu re-ignited this debate with his strategy at the WPT Five Diamond Classic… With Michael Phelps‘ recent guilty plea in a DUI case, will he be back on the poker tables any time soon? Let’s discuss this and more in the Weekly Flop! Dan Bilzerian “Distressed” about Recent Legal Troubles Christmas shopping isn’t the only headache that Dan …

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Daniel Negreanu says PokerStars changes aren’t all about Amaya

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Seeing as how PokerStars dominates so much of the international iPoker landscape, it seems that new owner Amaya Gaming has flipped the online world upside down…

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PokerStars Defends Harsh Criticism of Spin & Go’s

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In late September, PokerStars joined several online poker rooms in offering lottery-style sit and go’s. PokerStars’ version is called ‘Spin & Gos,’ and they play very much like any other turbo SNG – with the big exception being how prizes are dished out in these winner-take-all tourneys. A random number generator (RNG) determines a prize worth between 2x and 1,000x the buy-in.

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5 Amazing Poker Records

Many poker players are aware of well-established records like Daniel Negreanu‘s $29.8 million in live tournament winnings and Antonio Esfandiari’s single tournament prize of $18.35 million. But not everything is about money (even in poker), and there are some other amazing feats to be found in the game. That said, let’s look at five interesting poker records that the Guinness Book of World Records has recorded. 1. Phil Laak – “Longest Marathon playing Poker” Leading up to this record, Phil Laak had often talked about playing marathon poker sessions that lasted for two or three days. And Laak really proved …

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How the UIGEA cost Daniel Negreanu $170 Million

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With $29,796,380 in live tournament winnings – including his recent $8.3 million One Drop score – and a lucrative sponsorship deal with PokerStars, Daniel Negreanu is definitely not hurting for money these days. Even still, Negreanu can’t help but reminisce about the time that he almost made $170 million….until the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was signed into effect in 2006. Keep reading to find out more on the failed business deal that would’ve made Negreanu rich beyond his wildest dreams. Taking Advantage of the Poker Boom During the early and mid-2000s, Kid Poker noticed that the online poker …

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