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PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov’s Dramatic Body Transformation

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Eugene Katchalov leads a very busy life. The Team PokerStars pro grinds for around 12 hours a day and travels the world playing in major tournaments. With such a hectic schedule and little time to work out, it’s no wonder why he’s gradually gained weight throughout his decade-long poker career. Of course, it didn’t help that Katchalov used little discretion in what he ate. “I think food made me happy, and that kind of resulted in me starting to gain weight after my teens,” he told MensFitness. Katchalov explained how red meat, fried potatoes, buttery foods and white bread were …

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2011 Poker Hall of Fame – Barry Greenstein, Linda Johnson

Barry Greenstein and Linda Johnson were already legends in the poker world, and needed no validation from anybody. However, they certainly aren’t complaining after being the only two inductees in the 2011 Poker Hall of Fame class. Besides Johnson and Greenstein, the full list of nominees included Annie Duke, Huck Seed, Jack McClelland, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, John Juanda, Marcel Luske, Scotty Nguyen and Tom McEvoy. Considering some of the poker tournament legends on this list, it was certainly an honor to be selected for the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011. Linda Johnson reiterated this point by telling the press, “I …

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PokerHeaven iPad promotion winners

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Congratulations to all RakeTheRake players who won the PokerHeaven iPad promo!! In a hard earned effort to secure a serious piece of shiny high end tech our 8 devoted players battled the poker tables to conquer all. And here is their moment of fame…biggest congratulations from all at RakeTheRake go to: Stefan from Germany Audric from France Anders from Sweden Amir from the UK Markus from Switzerland Christian from Sweden Bartosz from Poland and Gareth from the UK The iPad winner all raked €5000 at PokerHeaven between February 1st – April 30th. Now that’s some online poker playing! For your …

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PokerStars holding $5 Million Guarantee for 5th Anniversary

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PokerStars will be holding their biggest ever Sunday Million poker tournament on March 6th at 16:30. The March 6th Sunday Million tournament will be worth $5 million, and the winner will receive at least $1 million! Here is a look at the main prize highlights of the $5 million tourney: – $5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool – $1,000,000 guaranteed for first place finisher – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 for first place winner If you think that a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and $1 million prize for first place sounds great, wait until you hear about the qualifying structure for the $5 million event. …

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Gus Hansen is dominating Online Poker

As good as Full Tilt Poker pro Gus Hansen has been over the duration of his career, he has had some serious struggles during the last few years. At one point in 2010, Hansen was down over $7.7 million at Full Tilt; it’s a good thing that he had Full Tilt’s 27% rakeback deals to pay him back some of the losses! In any case, it looks like Hansen’s struggles are a thing of the past because he is currently dominating the online poker scene. Since the start of October, Hansen has earned over $5 million at the poker tables. …

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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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“Isildur1” beats Dan Cates in PokerStars SuperStar Showdown

After splitting heads-up matches against Isaac Haxton and Tony G, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom now has a winning record in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown with his recent victory over Dan “jungleman12” Cates. Cates was considered to be Blom’s toughest competition since he finished 2010 as the top online poker player by earning $5.5 million in profits – and this isn’t even counting the rakeback money he earned! Some people even speculated that Cates would best the Swedish pro in this 2,500-hand matchup. However, it looked like Isildur1 would walk away with the contest in the early going since he went up …

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Phil Hellmuth and NFL’s Adrian Peterson hosting Charity Tournament

Former UB Poker pro Phil Hellmuth and Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson are teaming up to host a celebrity poker tournament in Dallas, Texas. The tourney, which is called Adrian Peterson’s All-In Celebrity Poker Tournament, is set to take place on February 2nd. Peterson’s tournament figures to draw plenty of celebrities who will already be in town for Super Bowl XLV. Celebrities competing in this event will pay a $500 entry fee, and play for over $25,000 in prizes. And while there’s no rakeback deals included among the prizes, a WSOP seat figures to be the biggest prize offered. …

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Main Event Champ Jonathan Duhamel joins PokerStars

It was an unbelievable year for casino poker player Jonathan Duhamel, who ran through 7,319 players en route to a WSOP Main Event title. More importantly, Duhamel earned one of the largest cashes in poker history with a $8,944,310 top prize! Obviously Duhamel’s success attracted the attention of numerous poker sites including the world’s largest site – PokerStars. In fact, Duhamel recently became the newest member of Team PokerStars as announced by their blog. The PokerStars blog read, “Though you might have assumed so by now, this morning PokerStars made it official: Duhamel, the 2010 Main Event winner, is the …

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Chat with Models and earn 33% Rakeback at Victory Poker

Victory Poker must subscribe to the old adage that the winner gets the girl since they’re offering free poker tournaments where the top player gets to video chat with a model for 10 minutes. If you’d like the chance to have a video chat with a hot model, you should play in the “Chat with a Model” freeroll every month at Victory Poker. But make sure to take advantage of Victory Poker’s 33% rakeback deals before doing so! After you’ve got this settled, register for the Chat with a Model freeroll on the first Thursday of the month. Once you’re …

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