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Phil Ivey wins 8th Bracelet; doesn’t realize he won $329k

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By the time the average person makes $329,780, they will have spent over a decade at a dead-end job, went through two minivans, and have spent countless hours worrying about whether or not they can still afford satellite TV.  Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Ivey, on the other hand, can earn $329,780 and not even realize it. Now this scenario might sound a little far-fetched, but this actually happened to Ivey in a $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. poker tournament.  Ivey was fresh off making poker news by winning his 8th WSOP bracelet, which ties him with Erik Seidel for fifth on the …

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Ted Forrest and Mike Matusow make $2 Million Weight Loss Prop Bet

In one of the biggest prop bets in history, poker tournament pros Ted Forrest and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow have made a huge wager that has Matusow on the hook for $2 million.  The details of the bet are that Forrest must weight 139 pounds by July 15th to win $2 million.  If the famous holdem poker player doesn’t weigh 139 pounds by July 15th, he can still make $1 million assuming he weighs 139 pounds by September 15th. If he can’t get down to 139 pounds by either of the aforementioned dates, Forrest will have to give Full Tilt …

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Phil Ivey selling Million Dollar Mansion

Full Tilt Poker pro Phil Ivey, who is regarded by many to be the world’s best holdem poker player, has decided to sell his million dollar Las Vegas mansion for $1.995 million.  Ivey has obviously earned some major rakeback in his career since the 6,727 square foot house has four giant bedrooms, window views of the surrounding mountains and golf courses, six bathrooms (you can never have too many bathrooms), and three fireplaces. If you’re not already jealous enough of Ivey, the poker tournament star’s mansion also has a big swimming pool, pool-side hot tub, and a four-car garage.  Those …

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Perez Hilton Accuses Shannon Elizabeth of Running Illegal Poker Games

Flamboyant blogger Perez Hilton has made quite a career out of running questionable news stories about celebrities.  And his latest story involves actress Shannon Elizabeth and her alleged illegal home poker games.  Elizabeth, who became infamous for playing a foreign exchange student named Nadia in  the movie American Pie, has become more and more involved in casino poker over the past few years.  She has cashed four times in the WSOP*, and she also managed to take 3rd place in the 2007 NBC National Heads-Up Championship poker tournament; this earned her $125,000. According to Hilton, Shannon Elizabeth’s love of casino …

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PokerStars “Big Game” has Successful Debut

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The PokerStars “Big Game” debuted on the FOX television network earlier this week in what was considered a very successful first episode.  Perhaps the main reason for the successful debut was the fact that many of the world’s best live and internet poker players attended the Big Game.  Those who sat down at the Big Game poker table included Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Tony G, Phil Laak, Daniel Negreanu, and amateur player Ernest Wiggins.  Wiggins, who hails from Washington D.C., was especially interesting since he qualified for the show through a “Loose Cannon” poker tournament at PokerStars.  And Wiggins certainly …

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Hollywood Poker offering Croatian Poker Series Prize Packages

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If you’re tired of the same old WSOP, Grosvenor, and WPT prize packages that online poker sites offer, you should strongly consider playing at Hollywood Poker.  That’s because Hollywood Poker is offering people the chance to win prize packages for the 2010 Croatian Poker Series Main Event.  Beginning on August 20th, the Croatian Poker Series will be held in beautiful Podstrana, which is on the coast of the Adriatic Sea.  The Main Event poker tournament will offer a €350,000 guaranteed prize pool that will make your stay in Podstrana even nicer.  You can book your ticket to the Main Event …

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PokerStars buys 3 Huge Poker Websites

PokerStars has become king of the online poker room world through its brilliant advertising campaigns and rakeback deals. However, PokerStars is anything but complacent since they bought three of the biggest poker sites in the industry in PokerPages.com, PokerBabes.com, and PlayWinningPoker.com. The biggest purchase in PokerStars’ acquisition is PokerPages.com, which is a massive site full of holdem poker advice. PokerPages began back in 2000 when its owners envisioned a site that not only offered tons of poker strategy, but also an extensive backlog of tournament results. This vision slowly became a reality since PokerPages featured information dating as far back …

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Andrew Feldman loses £156,000 gambling with Rabbi

Full Tilt Poker pro Andrew Feldman is no doubt one of the most successful online poker players in the game.  Even still, he has been prone to severe cases of tilt during his internet poker career.  As an 18 year-old, Feldman came home angry one night after losing lots of money in casino poker only to lose his entire £70,000 bankroll while playing at an online poker room. Luckily Feldman managed to get past the night when he lost £70,000 and amassed an £800,000 bankroll by playing lots of holdem poker and earning rakeback money.  However, history would repeat itself …

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Full Tilt Poker Offering Chance to Become a TV Star

Most people think that TV poker games are only for the superstars of online poker who have bankrolls worth million of pounds.  However, Full Tilt Poker wants to change this perception since they are offering players the chance to star on the UK’s most popular poker show “Late Night Poker.”  Normally reserved for professional players, Late Night Poker offers people the chance to compete for thousands of pounds in a prestigious poker tournament.  But Full Tilt wants amateurs to have their opportunity too, which is why they are giving out £8,000 prize packages through Late Night Poker Qualifiers.  Those who …

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$1.2 Million in One Night, Dwan is at it Again!

In his short online poker career, Tom Dwan has become a staple in poker news around the world.  Whether the 24 year-old is crushing high stakes competition on Full Tilt Poker or just making an outrageous prop bet, Dwan is always doing something newsworthy.  The latest story on Dwan is the former since he earned an incredible $1.2 million after one night of work at the high stakes poker tables.  Dwan, who is one of the highest rakeback earners at Full Tilt, began his night by taking $225,000 off of Swedish pro “Odonkor1”.  He then hopped back onto the computer …

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