Tag Archives: holdem poker

Daniel Negreanu wants Sunglasses Banned at the Poker Table

Poker players wearing sunglasses has been a stereotype within casino poker for years.  But PokerStars’ player Daniel Negreanu is one person who doesn’t like this stereotype….in fact, he doesn’t even think people should be wearing sunglasses at the poker table period! Negreanu recently spoke of his disdain for sunglasses on the popular holdem poker show High Stakes Poker.  He basically said sunglasses hurt the game, and that sunglasses aren’t needed to learn how to play poker.  The other people who were playing poker hands with him such as Doyle Brunson and Tom Dwan agreed that sunglasses aren’t necessary. Daniel Negreanu …

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PokerStars offering WCOOP Seat just for taking Quiz

If you’re tired of satelliting into poker tournament after poker tournament in hopes of winning a big prize package, you might want to take a look at the deal that PokerStars is offering.  PokerStars is giving every member a chance to win a $5,200 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event seat just for taking a quiz.  The way this quiz opportunity works is that you first need to complete the poker download of PokerStars.  After you’ve downloaded the poker software and have signed up, you can look for the quiz in the poker lobby.  The holdem poker quiz …

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Tom Dwan Starts New High Stakes Challenge

Tom Dwan isn’t finished with the 50,000 poker hands he needs to play against Patrik Antonius to end the first “Durrrr Challenge.”  Even still, Dwan has decided to start a new Million Dollar holdem poker challenge against Dan “JungleMan12” Cates. The challenge, which just recently started, has already seen the two high stakes pros play through around 7,000 hands.  Looking at how this challenge is only 50,000 hands, it looks as if the two will actually finish their poker games quickly.  The second Durrrr Challenge is currently taking place at Full Tilt Poker and Cates is off to a $692,000 …

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PokerStars is giving away Belgian Open Poker Championships Seats

The mere mention of the Belgian Open Poker Championships may not have you envisioning million dollar prize pools, but this casino poker event is actually one of the biggest in Europe.  Last year, the Belgian Open Main Event offered a €1,138,877 prize pool where Antonio Guida eventually won the largest share at €256,082.  In addition to the huge prize pool, many of the world’s top pros such as Marcel Luske, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Johnny Lodden play poker at the Belgian Open Poker Championships. If you’d like to join them this year, you should start playing at PokerStars since they …

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PKR Poker Makes Major Software Changes on 4th Anniversary

PKR Poker is already an innovator in the online poker industry because they were one of the first rooms to adopt a 3D format.  They are also known as one of the most generous rakeback providers since they offer players the chance to haul in 30% in rakeback cash.  It’s online poker deals such as this that have propelled PKR Poker through their first four years of operation.  Speaking of which, PKR just recently celebrated their 4th anniversary by upgrading the poker software in a major way! Labeled PKR version 2.0, the software’s lobby has been totally revamped and includes …

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888Poker giving out $14,500 Aussie Millions Prize Packages

If you are tired of the dinky $2,500 prize packages that many online poker sites are offering these days, then you will definitely be interested in the prize packages that 888Poker is currently giving away.  Right now 888 players can win Aussie Million prize packages worth $14,500! Now you may be wondering why 888Poker is offering such large prize packages to this prestigious poker tournament.  And the answer is that they want to cover the $10,000 + $600 Main Event buy-in, a 10-night stay at the Melbourne Crown Metropol Hotel, traveling expenses, spending money, free poker merchandise, and an 888Poker …

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“TyboVegas” Wins FTOPS XVII Main Event

FTOPS XVII proved to be the biggest online poker series ever at Full Tilt Poker.  61,150 players participated in the 34 poker games that ran during FTOPS XVII while a total of $20,598,444 was given away during the series.  The biggest poker news in FTOPS XVII came during the Main Event when “TyboVegas” navigated through 4,805 players to capture the title.  Interestingly enough though, “TyboVegas” ($423,057) earned less money than his heads-up opponent “DQnk” ($446,942) since a deal was made before the two played the final poker hands. Another big story in FTOPS XVII included Mike “chapmoney” Chapp taking first …

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Ultimate Bet offering $1 Million on Tournament Leaderboards

If you’ve ever thought of playing at Ultimate Bet Poker, then now is the time to do it since they are giving away $1,000,000 through their poker tournament leaderboards.  Whether you are seeking a weekly, monthly, or yearly prize, there is lots of cash to be won in this promotion. The best thing about the tournament leaderboards at UB is that you don’t need to do anything except play poker.  The leaderboard takes care of itself since you earn points for cashing in poker games at Ultimate Bet.  Of course, your goal should be to finish as high as possible …

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Poker Players to Play on Top of Mountain

The world of poker is filled with plenty of exciting and fascinating venues.  In fact, every poker room offers its own bit of character to players, which sometimes makes the experience just as good as the actual game.  Apparently though, regular poker rooms aren’t good enough for two UK residents as they’ve decided to play poker on a mountain top instead.  Conor Toner and Paul Brady of Portsmouth plan on playing poker games at the top of Mount Snowdon in Wales.  Both of these guys are managers at casinos in Portsmouth, and they want to climb the 1,085-foot Mt. Snowdon …

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English Poker Open Seats at DoylesRoom

Anybody who wants to play poker in one of Europe’s biggest and richest tournaments should download the poker software for DoylesRoom.  DoylesRoom is currently offering people a chance to win prize packages for the English Poker Open. This year’s English Poker Open will be held at the Palm Beach Casino in London, and it will offer a $1 million prize pool.  And the great thing is that you could play in this poker tournament for just $3.30 through a $7,000 prize package! $3.30 is the cost of the cheapest satellites at DoylesRoom while there are also satellites for just $5.50.  …

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