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2014 WSOP Quick Roundup: Events #61, #62, #63 and #64

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Event #61 – Matt Grapenthien overcomes pressure to win Stud Championship The name Matt Grapenthien doesn’t really set off any alarms in the poker community. But it should be mentioned that Grapenthien has made a pretty good living through online poker cash games over the past decade. And he put his skills on display while winning the 2014 WSOP $10k Seven Card Stud Championship along with $268,473. The Chicago native beat a 102-player field and overcame a 3:1 chip disadvantage while playing Todd Brunson heads-up. Just the sheer thought of winning a gold bracelet put lots of pressure on Grapenthien …

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Ultimate Bet Poker signs Prahlad Friedman

Ever since mainstays Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth left Ultimate Bet Poker, UB has been looking for a suitable replacement(s) to fill their shoes. And it looks as if they’ve found at least one solid replacement in cash game specialist Prahlad Friedman. Friedman is a perfect addition to Ultimate Bet because he already plays a lot of poker games there; he can usually be found on the $25/$50 and $50/$100 Pot-Limit Omaha tables taking advantage of UB’s 30% rakeback deals. Friedman has been playing cash games since 1999, and has earned millions of dollars over the years. In addition to …

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Both Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth leave Ultimate Bet

After nearly a decade of promoting fantastic online poker promotions and 30% rakeback deals, both Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth announced that they are leaving Ultimate Bet Poker. So was it a fiery argument or shocking scandal that forced both Duke and Hellmuth to leave? Not in the slightest since UB is one of the most reputable poker rooms in the industry, and both players left the company amicably. Earlier this month, we reported that Hellmuth might be leaving Ultimate Bet and those rumors were confirmed last night. The news broke when Hellmuth sent out a Twitter post that read, …

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