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2016 WSOP Recaps for Events 41-55

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The latest set of events at the 2016 WSOP has seen two women triumph, familiar faces add more bracelets to their collection, and a couple of guys with little poker experience win. You can see who these players are below along with everybody else who won in events 41-55 of the 2016 WSOP. Event #41: University Professor Wins $1.5k MONSTER Stack Mitchell Towner admittedly hadn’t played much poker before becoming one of the 6,927 entrants in the $1,500 MONSTER Stack event. But the University of Arizona finance professor got lucky at the right times and won this tourney along with …

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Maria Ho captures Big Win at PokerStars

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Maria HoWith her television appearances on The Amazing Race, American Idol and Anderson Cooper 360, it’s easy to forget that Maria Ho isn’t just one of these female poker players who still call themselves a ‘poker pro’ for appearances (i.e. Beth Shak, Tiffany Michelle, Trishelle Cannatella). No, Maria Ho has managed to walk that fine line between achieving some mainstream fame and actually being good at poker.

If anybody needed more evidence of this fact, take her recent victory at…

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UB Poker signs Adam Levy

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UB Poker continues to rebuild their base of sponsored players in the wake of Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke leaving a couple of months ago. And it looks like these two could be long forgotten at UB since they re-signed one of poker’s best young talents in Adam “Roothlus” Levy. Levy is best known for his online poker play, where he’s earned over $3.6 million in online tournament winnings, which includes several huge victories at UB and Full Tilt Poker. In addition to his online poker tournament exploits, Levy has over $1.5 million in live tourney winnings. Some of his …

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Eric Baldwin re-signs with UB Poker

Eric “basebaldy” Baldwin must have plenty of respect for the 30% rakeback deals at UB Poker since he quickly re-signed a two-year deal with them. Baldwin signed with UB back in 2009 shortly after winning a WSOP $1,500 holdem poker tournament along with $521,991. Just a week later, Baldwin took third in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em Championship, which earned him $259,534. In all, Baldwin has over $3.2 million in live poker tournament winnings. Aside from his obvious success at the poker tables, Baldwin has a pretty unique back story since he was a successful Division III collegiate baseball player at …

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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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Ultimate Bet signs Maria Ho

Ultimate Bet has already signed some of the most successful female casino poker players in the business since they currently sponsor both Annie Duke and Tiffany Michelle.  But UB isn’t stopping here since they recently signed a deal with the ever-popular Maria Ho.  Some of Ho’s notable poker tournament accomplishments include being the last women standing in the 2007 WSOP* Main Event (38th place, $237,865), cashing eight times in the WSOP* and cashing three times in the WPT.  To date, Ho has earned over $360,000 in live tournament winnings despite the fact that she is mainly known for playing high …

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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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China wins World Team Poker Event

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Team China played their poker hands better than anyone else and earned the honor of winning the inaugural World Team Poker event at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.  Perhaps more important than the honor was the fact that China took home $300,000 for winning the international poker tournament.  The winning holdem poker team consisted of Maria Ho, Johnny Chan, Rich Zhu, David Chiu, Winifred Yu, Derek Cheung, and Chau Giang.  Other teams that competed in the poker games at World Team Poker included Brazil, USA, England, Vietnam, Greece, Australia, and Israel.  What made World Team Poker really fun …

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World Team Poker Squads Selected

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World Team Poker is set to be one of the most entertaining poker tournaments in the world since teams from all around the globe are gathering to compete in this international event.  And many of the teams that will play in the event have finished selecting their team members. Team USA, which is captained by Phil Hellmuth and Doyles Room personality Doyle Brunson, is the latest team to pick their members.  Hellmuth and Brunson selected Allen Cunningham, Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman, Erik Seidel, Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson, and Howard Lederer.  Team Australia members include Tony G, Jeffrey Lisandro, Steve Topakas, …

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