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WSOP Main Event Final Table Set

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After nearly two grueling weeks, the biggest poker tournament in the world has finally played down to a final table.  The 2010 November Nine was set when Brandon Stevens figured his poker odds were better than anyone else’s and went all-in with A-K.  Unfortunately for Stevens, Matthew Jarvis used some no-brainer poker strategy in calling Stevens’ all-in bet with pocket queens.  The board didn’t help Stevens at all, and he was eliminated in 10th place with a measly $635,011 prize.  With Stevens gone, the WSOP Main Event final table is now set with the following players: 1. Jonathan Duhamel: 65,975,000 …

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Ivey takes Third in WPT Bellagio Cup

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While many eyes were focused on the WSOP Main Event, Phil Ivey was focused on winning his second World Poker Tour title at Bellagio Cup VI.  Unfortunately for Ivey, his bid for a second title fell short, but he did manage to make a record ninth WPT final poker table after finishing in third place.  In taking third, the Full Tilt Poker pro earned a nice cash of $363,650, which probably isn’t that much to Ivey. Another Full Tilt player in Justin “Boosted J” Smith had the good fortune of playing for the title against Moritz Kranich.  Smith was at …

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UBOC5 will give out over $4 Million in Guaranteed Money

The end of summer is usually a sad occasion since it marks the time when people have to start raking leaves, wear warmer clothing, and pretend they’re not home when Trick or Treaters come around.  However, the end of summer is a joyous occasion for those who play poker at Ultimate Bet because this is when they hold the UB Online Championship – a.k.a. UBOC. The fifth installment of the UBOC will run from August 18th to August 29th, and will offer 20 tournaments with the culmination being a $1,000,000 Guaranteed Championship poker tournament.  And for those holdem poker players …

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PokerStars releases New WCOOP Schedule

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A lot of online poker players are still trying to figure out what to do with all of the cash they made in the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).  The 2010 SCOOP, which took place in April and May, gave out over $63 million to internet poker players with the Main Event alone offering over $6 million.  What’s amazing is that the 2010 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) might give out even more money than the SCOOP did. PokerStars recently released the schedule for the WCOOP, which includes 62 tournaments.  Considering last year’s event awarded a total …

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PKR Poker opens Land-Based Poker Room in London

PKR is already a leading online poker room due to their 3D graphics and big selection of online poker deals.  Now PKR wants to bring their great deals to the casino poker world as they are sponsoring a brand new London poker room.   The poker room in question is called the Fox Poker Club, and it’s located on Shaftsbury Avenue in the West End of London.  And all of London’s best holdem poker players are excited about the Fox Poker Club’s opening date on August 7th.  PKR is very excited about the texas poker room opening too as Marketing Director …

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Phil Hellmuth has another Grand WSOP Entrance; Brunson takes Jab

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Ultimate Bet player Phil Hellmuth has a penchant for grand entrances.  Last year Hellmuth dressed in a military uniform while being escorted by 11 scantily-clad women – one for each of his poker tournament gold bracelets.  And while Hellmuth has been busy promoting the excellent 30% rakeback deals that UB offers, he still made time for yet another grand WSOP Main Event entrance. This year, Hellmuth showed up dressed as a mixed martial arts fighter along with world famous announcer Bruce Buffer.  Hellmuth entered the poker table area from a stage as Buffer bellowed out, “He’s loved by many, hated …

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Full Tilt Poker is running Rush Poker Promotion

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The Full Tilt Poker promotion Rush Poker is already one of the hottest things in online poker today.  But Full Tilt is looking to make Rush Poker even more enticing by holding “Rush Week” from July 12th to July 18th.  Now business will be usual for internet poker grinders who play Rush Poker since they’ll still be moved from table to table as soon as they make a decision.  But the big difference is that players will be earning extra cash on the side while they play poker.  People can collect $5 as soon as they earn 10 Full Tilt …

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PokerStars MicroMania is Perfect for Micro Stakes Players

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If most of the poker hands you play involve small pots, then you will love MicroMania at PokerStars!  MicroMania will take place in July, and is specifically dedicated to people who play at the micro stakes poker tables.  Assuming you play micro stakes cash poker games, you will get 50% more VIP points in these rooms during MicroMania.  The offer stands for holdem poker tables that are between the $0.05/$0.10 and $0.10/$0.20 stakes.  Poker tournament players can also benefit from MicroMania because PokerStars will be adding $1,000 to the prize pool of select $1.10 No-Limit Hold’em tournaments.  To find these …

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Shannon Elizabeth signs with Carbon Poker

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Actress Shannon Elizabeth has been active in the online and casino poker industry since the mid-2000’s, and is still famous for her roles in American Pie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Scary Movie.  Despite her fame and poker experience, Elizabeth has had trouble landing a permanent sponsorship with an online poker room.  However, that may all change now that she has signed with Carbon Poker.  The poker news of Elizabeth’s signing broke this week as Carbon Poker sent out a press release about the event.  Carbon spokesperson Peter Hampton said, “We’ve been on the hunt for a face …

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WPT Bellagio Cup Seats at Full Tilt Poker

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The World Poker Tour is definitely one of the biggest casino poker organizations in the world.  And this is a big reason why so many people are anticipating the opening of the WPT’s ninth season, which begins with the Bellagio Cup on July 11th.  Seeing as how it costs $10,300 to enter the Bellagio Cup, most people will be sticking to online poker.  However, the great thing is that you have a chance to get into the Bellagio Cup for much cheaper just by playing at Full Tilt Poker.  Full Tilt will give out three different $12,000 prize packages to …

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