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Gus Hansen wins Full Tilt Poker Million IX

While Gus Hansen normally spends most of his time playing online at Full Tilt Poker and collecting their fantastic 27% rakeback deals, Hansen recently won a Full Tilt-sponsored casino poker event called Million IX. This high-profile poker tournament featured eight players including the likes of Patrik Antonius, Howard Lederer, Barny Boatman and 2010 WSOP Europe Main Event champion James Bord. The event was also shown on the UK’s Sky Sports Network, and lots of viewers tuned in to see who would win the $1 million top prize. Unfortunately for Antonius, he would be the first player to lose out on …

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James Bord wins 2010 WSOPE Main Event

Many of poker’s biggest names were among the 346 players who took part in the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event.  Phil Ivey, Roland De Wolfe, Barry Greenstein, and Freddy Deeb were just a few of the many stars in attendance at this poker tournament.  Interestingly enough, only Roland De Wolfe was still around on the final poker table when the tournament hung in the balance. Wolfe busted out in fourth place though leaving the door wide open for relative unknown James Bord to win his first major poker tournament.  Bord certainly didn’t look to be the favorite …

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Gus Hansen Wins First Bracelet

Gus Hansen has taken a lot of heat recently for the large amount of money he has lost in online poker over the past few years.  Of course, sitting at poker tables with the absolute best players in the world is sure to drain anyone’s bankroll – even with all of the rakeback you earn at the highest stakes. In any case, Hansen rebounded in a big way by winning the £10,000 High Roller Heads-Up event at the World Series of Poker Europe.  Of course, winning this poker tournament wasn’t as easy as Hansen would have preferred since he had …

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PKR Staff member Scott Shelly wins first bracelet in WSOPE Event

PKR staff member Scott Shelley, better known as PKR_Scott, last night outlasted 582 players to win the £1,000 buy-in WSOPE event at Leicester Square’s Empire Casino. On home soil and in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd, the 24 year old won his first WSOP title after beating defending champion and double bracelet winner JP Kelley heads up. The final hand saw both players move in all pre-flop with Shelley holding pocket threes against Kelly’s Queen-Jack. The race was all but over when Shelley hit a set on the flop. Widely recognised as one of the game’s premier young …

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Annette Obrestad signs with Full Tilt Poker

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In perhaps the biggest poker player signing in quite some time, Full Tilt Poker has managed to land Annette Obrestad on their already impressive roster of players.  Obrestad is not only one of the best young poker tournament players in the world, but she is also a legend in the Internet poker world.  According to the 21 year-old, she never had to deposit her own money into any poker sites.  Instead, she initially funded her poker account by winning freeroll tournaments after learning to play poker.  Even more impressive than this is that Obrestad started her online poker career at …

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