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Get your Black Card at Full Tilt

In the world of credit cards, having a black card puts you in an elite class of yuppies who can afford to blow $250,000 a year on lavish expenditures.  The Black Card being offered by Full Tilt Poker is somewhat similar to the one issued by credit card companies since you need to be in an elite class of online poker players to receive one. If you’re interested in attaining upper echelon status among internet poker players with a Full Tilt Black Card, then you’d better start hitting the poker tables because Black Card membership requirements demand that you carry …

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Players Already Attempting to beat Phil Laak’s Endurance Record

It’s only been three months since Phil Laak broke the poker endurance record at the Bellagio Casino.  He managed to play poker for 115 straight hours, which destroyed the old record of 72 hours set by Paul Zimbler.  At the end of his poker hands, Laak was in pretty bad shape and was extremely tired.  So it would take a monumental effort to beat Laak’s record for the most time spent at the poker table along with plenty of courage. Interestingly enough, 80 players from New Zealand are up to the challenge of trying to break Laak’s record.  The group …

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FTOPS XVII Mini Series Concludes

The Full Tilt Online Poker Series Mini Series recently concluded play and millions of dollars were given away in this fantastic internet poker event.  The biggest poker tournament in the FTOPS XVII Mini Series was the Main Event where a total prize pool of $1.09 million was offered.  Since the buy-in was only $75, the huge prize pool prompted 15,527 players to sign up for this holdem poker tournament.  In the end, “The_Dean221” played his poker hands the best and ended up winning the tournament.  Both The_Dean221 and “castellmich” topped the $100,000 mark while other players cashed in big too.  …

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Dwyte Pilgrim earns WPT Borgata Win

Dwyte Pilgrim may not be a household name among casual poker fans, but he has slowly become a force in the casino poker world.  Some excellent WSOP* Circuit finishes and a host of other poker tournament cashes have put Pilgrim on the map.  And his place on the map just got a little bigger after he recently won the WPT Borgata Main Event. The Borgata event made history for having the largest World Poker Tour tournament field at 1,042 players.  And Pilgrim was able to wade through this large field knocking out holdem poker pros left and right en route …

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$14 Million Every Month in Hollywood Poker Tournaments

A lot of poker rooms have trouble scraping up $1 million worth of guaranteed tournaments every month.  So the $14 million in guaranteed tournaments at Hollywood Poker every month is definitely something to get excited about. Basically this means that you’ll never have to worry about having enough cash to play poker for at Hollywood.  Their biggest poker tournament of the month is the $200,000 Championchip, and this tourney happens every Sunday.  If one huge tournament on Sunday isn’t enough for you, then you can also enter the $100,000 Sunday Rebuy as well.  Of course, Sunday isn’t the only day …

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Play for $50,000 in Absolute Poker’s Donkament

Nobody likes to admit that they can’t play poker.  In fact, the biggest donkeys always have a way of making it seem like they’re constantly the victim of bad beat poker hands.  But even if you’re in denial about your poker strategy knowledge – or lack thereof – you should at least consider looking into Absolute Poker’s Donkament if your bankroll is running low. This new Absolute Poker event offers people the opportunity to play for $50,000 every month.  And the best part about Donkament is there are no buy-in fees; this is a free poker event that only requires …

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Phil Laak Wins First WSOP Bracelet

The summer was pretty rough for world-renowned casino poker player Phil Laak since he got into an ATV accident and spent days in the hospital. However, it appears that things are looking up for Laak after winning 2 major poker tournaments in a row. Laak recently finished in the money at the English Poker Open, coming in 18th place with a prize of £6,800. His success continued as Laak won his first WSOP* bracelet after taking down the £2,500 Six-Handed Hold’em event in the World Series of Poker Europe.  He had to battle through a 244-player field before landing on a final …

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Carbon Poker adds High Stakes Poker

Most high stakes poker games take place at Full Tilt Poker where pros like Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan battle for 6-figure pots on a consistent basis.  However, there are a couple of other poker sites currently trying to create a high stakes scene at their online poker room too.  One of these sites is Carbon Poker, and they’ve recently added some high stakes poker tables. Carbon now offers limits of $200/$400 and $300/$600 for their poker players.  Before, the highest blind levels offered by Carbon Poker were $50/$100 so this is quite a jump.  And just think how much …

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50 Billionth Hand Means Big Promotions at PokerStars

It’s time to celebrate at PokerStars because they are drawing closer to their 50 billionth hand.  Most of the celebrating will be done by PokerStars players since the world’s biggest online poker room is offering several deals totaling over $1 million. One of the online poker deals that Stars is offering in celebration of hand number 50 billion are cash game bonuses.  During every millionth hand leading up to 50 billion poker hands, each player at the table will receive a $50 bonus.  Each player will also get $50 for every VIP point earned during the last 50 hands leading …

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Full Tilt Poker enters Formula 1 Racing

Full Tilt Poker has already entered into high-profile sponsorship deals with sports such as mixed martial arts and rugby.  But Full Tilt is determined to advertise their brand to even more sports fans that play poker since they have entered the world of Formula 1 racing. The deal was struck when Full Tilt Poker contacted Virgin Racing about sponsoring them; Virgin Racing is a well-known F1 racing team owned by billionaire Richard Branson.  With the completion of the deal, one of the world’s largest poker sites will have their logo on Virgin Racing’s VR-01 car, the drivers’ uniforms, and the …

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