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Weekly Flop: Tony G marries Model, Negreanu Challenged, Galfond laying Low Stakes

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He’s emasculated Ralph Perry, won a European Parliament seat, played in the biggest cash games and has become a successful entrepreneur. So what’s left for Tony G? Getting married… Daniel Negreanu has more poker tournament winnings than anybody in history. But unfortunately, this doesn’t earn him much respect in the online poker world… Phil Galfond has played in some of the biggest online poker games in history. So players in PokerStars’ $109 Sunday Rebuy were shocked to see the famed pro winning their favorite event. Read more on these stories in the Weekly Flop. Tony G marries fashion model Aiste …

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Weekly Flop: Tony G to change Lithuania, Merson close to Big One, Tzvetkoff to go free?

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Tony G triumphantly won a seat in the European Parliament. And now he’ll have a chance to shape his home country of Lithuania…Greg Merson’s name will likely be added to the list of Big One for One Drop participants since he’s almost reached the $1 million buy-in…Black Friday narc Daniel Tzvetkoff might soon be celebrating two wins in a row. His life story is being made into a movie, and his lawyer is making a solid case to help him avoid more jail time. See more on this week’s hottest poker stories in the Weekly Flop. Tony G looking to …

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Tony G kicks off Short Farewell Tour before Political Elections

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Tony GMonths ago, Antanas Guoga (a.k.a. Tony G) announced that he is going to be running for a Lithuanian European Parliament seat. And with elections taking place on May 24th, the Liberal Party candidate may soon be embarking on a serious political career.

With just three months left until the elections happen, Tony G…

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Tony G & Esfandiari confirmed for Party Poker Premier League VII

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kara-scott small raketherakeParty Poker have just announced that Premier League VII is set to run from November 20th-26th at Montreal’s Playground Poker Club. And this will no doubt be a high-profile event because players must be invited to Premier League VII and pay a hefty $125,000 buy-in.

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Party Poker Fast Forward – Out of Testing and onto the Tables

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A few weeks ago, Party Poker announced how they were beta testing their new “Fast Forward” variant among a small collection of players. And it appears as if the testing went quite well since Party have now made Fast Forward available to the public. More Stakes to come Currently, the only game available is $0.01/$0.02 No-Limit Hold’em; however, players can expect to find more stakes in the future. Those who want to play the $0.01/$0.02 NLHE games simply need to visit the software and look for “Fast Forward” under the cash games tab. Assuming you do try it, you’ll be …

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Marvin Rettenmaier joins Party Poker, wins WPT Championship

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German poker pro “Mad” Marvin Rettenmaier has recently had a very eventful couple of weeks. First of all he signed a contract with Party Poker and will represent them both on and off the felt; and, more recently, the 25-year-old won the prestigious 2012 WPT Championship. Marvin Rettenmaier is one of the most popular poker players in Europe, so it was only natural that Party Poker wanted to sign him. He has $2.9 million in live tournament winnings and is also a very successful online poker player. After inking a contract with Party, Rettenmaier said, “It feels like a natural …

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Andrew Robl announces $50k MMA Challenge

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While Full Tilt Poker pro Tom Dwan and PokerStars pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom are still busy issuing challenges on the felt, Victory Poker player Andrew “good2cu” Robl has a challenge of different sorts. Robl, who has been doing some mixed martial arts training when he’s not busy earning 33% rakeback at Victory Poker, has issued a $50,000 cage match challenge to any beginner fighter (or poker player). Robl announced the challenge through his poker blog at CoinFlip, and started out talking about his training experiences by writing, “I’ve been training MMA (mostly jiu justi) 3-4X times a week. I train …

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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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Poker Legend Tony G shares his story with us here at RTR

Hi Tony, Thanks for taking the time to speak with us here at RakeTheRake. 1) Firstly, let’s start with what’s going on at present, what are you up to, how is 2011 treating you so far and what’s coming up for the next few weeks? I am the Aussie Millions and have just busted out of the $100k – great they let me bring TJ the German Shepherd on to the set though – he tilted my opponents hard and made me feel really relaxed. Over the next few weeks I am sorting out Zasko’s visa problems and then heading …

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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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