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Get more personal with your online poker game

Have you ever wanted to make the online poker game experience more personal? More like sitting in your own home with your own friends around the table? Well, now you can thanks to PokerStars online Home Games. Home Games allows you to set up your own poker club, invite your friends and set up games for whenever you choose with your own tournament lobby. It’s all customisable and even better, it’s free! But of course you’ll also want to keep your poker friends in check, so Home Games allow you to run a leaderboard and ensure player stats and tournament …

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“Isildur1” is Viktor Blom

We’re not even two weeks into 2011, and the biggest poker news of the year has already happened. On Sunday, Viktor Blom revealed himself to be mystery online poker player “Isildur1.” The poker community has been buzzing about the identity of “Isildur1” ever since he stormed onto the high stakes scene in 2009. “Isildur1” was involved in some of the biggest poker hands in history, and earned millions of dollars over the past two years. Everybody from Sammy Farha to Phil Hellmuth was pegged as the man behind this poker screen name. But it ended up being the person who …

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Omaha, Do You Go High Or Hi-Lo?

The two variants of the poker game Omaha, known as Omaha High and Omaha Hi-Lo have some differences that can be easy to understand when simply stated and finding the one that is the best fit for you can lead to a long time relationship of good gaming fun. A quick look at some of the differences and similarities can easily help you decide which version of the game is best for you. First of all, while the hand selection in Omaha Hi-Lo does have some similarities to Omaha High they are actually completely different. In Omaha High the real …

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You Vote, They Play

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In May the baseball season saw another opening day and a new season begin to unfold. While the baseball season is long and anything can happen, many diehard fans are already dreaming of their favorite player taking home that MVP All-Star title. In the words of Jackie Robinson, “Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.” If Robinson is right and baseball is like poker, then those diehard baseball fans might enjoy checking out another All-Star series while they wait for the long-lasting baseball season to play …

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Rake Away and Rakeback

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A rake is a charge paid to the card room operating your poker game. Whether you are playing in person at a casino or playing poker over the internet you will be always be raked a certain amount of money while playing poker. For instance, Full Tilt Poker’s rakeback system calculates the number of hands you play so that the more hands you play the more rake you will earn and the more rakeback you will generate. Casinos won’t give you any of your rake money back. Poker rooms normally take a 5% cut out of every pot and you …

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Pride, Passion and Country at the World Team Poker Championship

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Last week baseball season saw another opening day and a new season begin to unfold. While the baseball season is long and anything can happen, many diehard fans are already dreaming of taking home that World Series title. In the words of Jackie Robinson, “Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.” If Robinson is right and baseball is like poker, then those diehard baseball fans might enjoy checking out another series while they wait for the long-lasting baseball season to play out. The inaugural World Team …

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No Joke: Al Pacino and Jack Kevorkian will play Poker

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Upon hearing that actor Al Pacino and the media-labeled “Suicide Doctor” Jack Kevorkian were going to play poker games with each other, most people would be wondering where the punch line is.  However, the aforementioned scenario is actually going to happen and no punch line is involved. Pacino is traveling to Michigan to play poker with Kevorkian since the infamous doctor invited him there.  Pacino, who is playing Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the HBO movie You Don’t Know Jack, got the invite from Kevorkian at the film’s premiere and was very excited to attend.  He said, “He’s invited me to …

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8-year-old battles Online Gaming Giant! for $500,000 winnings

The case against 8 year old Aashish Nanak from Chandigarh who won 22,912,500.38 Indian Rupees, (that’s a life changing $500,000 dollars!) playing an online poker game, started today in New Delhi. Lawyers acting for the Nanak family are battling to secure the money that would allow the family of twelve to move out of their slum dwelling into a new home and a new life. Aashish’s mother Mrs Nanak said “Aash has always loved the internet and computers he started his own web pages when he was only four years old, he is a very clever boy” Aashish has been …

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