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Martin Jacobson: From Chef to WSOP Main Event Champ

As much of the poker world knows by now, Martin Jacboson won the 2014 WSOP Main Event along with a $10 million prize. In the end, the Swede faced off against Norway’s Felix Stephensen in a heads-up battle that only lasted an hour. Most regarded Jacobson as the best live tournament player among the 2014 November Nine members. However, it’s still quite amazing that he won the Main Event, given that he had the second-smallest chip stack coming on to the final table. Perhaps it’s even more incredible that he was here at all when considering that Jacobson appeared destined …

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Honest Cabbie explains why he didn’t steal $300k left behind by Poker Pro

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Las Vegas cab driver Gerardo Gamboa was recently faced with a very unique situation: should he keep $300,000 that was left behind by a customer, or should he get the money back to its rightful owner. Gamboa chose the latter path and has proven to be one of the biggest angels in Sin City. This touching story began unfolding when a poker player left a brown bag in Gamboa’s cab after getting a ride from the Cosmopolitan to Palms Place. The cabbie initially thought nothing of it and figured that maybe the poker player left chocolates as an extra tip. …

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Rake The Rake Gaming Survey: Take Part and Win Prizes!

If you’re reading our blog, chances are you’re a poker player. However, do you also play video games? Rake The Rake wants to find out more about your poker and video gaming habits, and in addition to an initial survey we’ll also be producing a follow-up blog post detailing the results so we can share our findings with our members. With this in mind, we’re offering the chance to win one of the following prizes for six lucky survey participants. An 8 inch Panasonic DVD-LS84 portable DVD and CD player Five sets of RakeTheRake merchandise The survey doesn’t take very …

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Cake Poker Rakeback and $40k Diamond Mine Freerolls

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Plenty of people have heard the old saying: “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” but it seems diamonds could well be a poker player’s best friend too thanks to the $40,000 worth of Diamond Mine freerolls that Cake Poker will be running from 15th to 27th May. If you want to enter these free poker tournaments, you need to collect/use existing Gold Cards for the buy-in; we’ll explain how to get these Gold Cards and explain the Diamond Mine tournaments below. How to get Gold Cards Cake Poker randomly awards a Gold Card every time a cash game table reaches …

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Full Tilt Poker Announce Onyx Cup Series

Full Tilt Poker Onyx Cup Series is a six event series that will feature buy-ins ranging from $100,000 to $300,000. The tour aims to find the best poker player in the world and will boast a total prize pool estimated at $30M. The news, which broke on Monday, detailed the inception of the Onyx Cup Series and featured additional introductions by Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen and Erik Seidel. The first five events of which will be preliminaries, followed by the sixth Grand Finale event with a $250,000 buy-in. With the tournaments scheduled to be held across …

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Minted Poker has Highest Rakeback Deal

Whether you’re a serious poker player or not, rakeback is crucial because it gives you lots of money back on rake paid. So if you’re not taking advantage of rakeback deals, then you are at a severe disadvantage to the rest of the online poker world. That being said, you can gain the ultimate advantage by playing at MintedPoker, which offers the highest non-VIP rakeback deal out there. If you’re signed up for the deal at MintedPoker, you’ll receive an incredible 40% rakeback! Fortunately, the fantastic online poker deals at MintedPoker don’t end with the rakeback since you can also …

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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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Glasgow Rangers grabbed foothold for the Scottish Premier Football League Trophy

After winning 3 – 1 over Aberdeen on Wednesday 7th April the Glasgow Rangers had something to distract them from the reputation of renegade goal keeper Alan McGreggor, who made headlines again earlier in the year. McGreggor raised eyebrows by playing online poker throughout the duration of a two hour questioning by police detectives following a case of assault against him. McGregor was attacked outside a taxi rank on Bath Street in Glasgow city centre whilst making his way home from Kushion Night Club. He was allegedly leaving a party he had been attending for a Celtic player and friend when three …

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The Ultimate Answer to an Early Retirement

There are very few people on this planet who have the luxury of being able to retire at the age of 20. Of course, being amongst the lucky few to be born into a multi-millionaire family helps, but for most of us this dream is just that; a dream that will never reach fruition, unless perhaps you posses the cunning skills to become a wizard at the game of poker. This was just the case for immense success story Shaun Deed; a poker player from New York who announced his retirement from the poker tables last year at the ripe …

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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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