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All serious poker players are familiar with the idea of tilt. Tilt is a change, for the worse, in our poker play due to emotions. Most players recognize tilt as a negative reaction to play on the felt: a bad beat, a cooler, or even winning a large amount of money can...

FTOPS XXI Day 5 – Event #10 and Event #11

Day 5 of FTOPS XXI was relatively tame compared to the past four days. There were two events played on December 7th with another event in the FTOPS missing its guarantee. FTOPS Event #10 6-max multi-entry double-stack Rush holdem tournament Registrants: 363 Buy-in:...

FTOPS XXI Day 3 – Event #5, Event #6, Event #7

The third day of the Full Tilt Online Poker Series, or FTOPS , XXI has finished but not without any fireworks. Three events were played on December 4th: FTOPS #5, #6, and #7. Russian and Finnish players stood out on the third day of FTOPS XXI. FTOPS Event #5 Pot-Limit...

Rafael Nadal Joins the PokerStars Team

Rafael Nadal is one of the most recognizable faces in sports. The tennis superstar has won 11 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. He looks to conquer another sport: poker. He has recently joined team PokerStars and is looking to improve his poker game. Nadal...

PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Event 23 Results

PokerStars SCOOP continues with Event #23, an event featuring four-max tables. As usual, three tournaments were played with low, medium, and high buy-ins. Only players looking to open the majority of their hands and play aggressively would do well in this tournament....

PokerStars SCOOP 2012 Event 3 Results

The return of PokerStars’ Spring Championship of Online Poker means awesome online tournament action to take part in and follow. As always, each PokerStars SCOOP event is divided into three separate tournaments: a low buy-in, a medium buy-in, and a high buy-in....

Huge Promotions in March at Ladbrokes Poker

There are tons of promotions to take advantage of over at Ladbrokes Poker. The Ladbrokes Grassroots campaign is Ladbrokes’ way of looking for the next, great Ladbrokes Poker live player. The Endurance Cash Challenge will test any cash player’s online endurance by...

Lock Poker Adds Two American Poker Pros to LockPro Elite

Lock Poker has added two more American poker players to its list of sponsored poker players. The LockPoker website now boasts a LockPro Elite team of 21 professionals. The first addition to the LockPro Elite team is Jason Lee. He is a native of Florida State and has...

Everest Poker Looks to Crown a King of the Ring

Everest Poker is looking for their next King of the Ring champion. The King of the Ring promotion is a series of tournaments where players square off for leaderboard points. Each week, $5,000 in cash will be awarded. On January 28th, when the promotion ends, the...

Bovada Poker Celebrates with a Holiday Countdown

Bovada Poker is celebrating the Holidays with its Poker Holiday Countdown. They’re giving away cash prizes and entries to their huge Sunday $100K guaranteed. This is great news for cash game and tournament players alike. Unlike most promotions of this nature on...

Luvin Poker with Fantastic Holiday Promotions

Luvin Poker, a newcomer to the Everleaf Gaming poker network, has become a big player in the US-friendly poker market. They provide poker players worldwide with a great poker experience and have some of the best and most creative promotions around. This December is no...

GBT and the DOJ Reach an Agreement

Full Tilt Poker players, in the United States and abroad, have a lot to rejoice about with the Department of Justice and Group Bernard Tapie having signed a letter agreement. The agreement basically allows GBT to purchase the assets of Full Tilt Poker from the United...

MGM and Boyd Gaming Team Up with Bwin.Party

In anticipation of legalization and regulation of online gaming in the United States, MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming have teamed up with Bwin.Party to create an online company. This is huge news with concern to online poker in the United States as there is...

iwonthurtyou Wins 2011 WCOOP Event 35

PokerStars promised huge action for its WCOOP Event 35 making it a rebuy and add-on tournament. The $215 No-Limit Hold ‘Em tournament allowed rebuys and add-ons. Friday’s event drew 1,254 players; 1,265 of these players rebought while 869 added onto their stack during...

Tat0chka Wins PokerStars WCOOP Event 14

As most poker players may know, the World Championship of Online Poker is underway at PokerStars. Event 14, a six-max knockout event, lasted two days and drew 3,568 registrants. With a $265 buy-in, $50 of which was a bounty, a mammoth $713,600 prize pool was created...

Titan Poker Hosts Heads-Up Tournament

Titan Poker is celebrating their sixth anniversary with a special heads-up tournament where all players will be allowed to compete. There will be two phases to the Heads-Up championship. During the first phase, all players will be allowed to compete in 24-hour points...

Joseph Ebanks wins World Series of Poker Event 46

Event 46 was definitely the most exciting event in this year’s World Series of Poker so far.  The six-handed format of the tournament guaranteed tons of action at every table.  The $10,000 buy-in guaranteed only the best players registered for the tournament.  A...

Ben Lamb wins World Series of Poker Event #42

Ben Lamb has taken the 2011 World Series of Poker and made it his own.  In addition to winning event #42, he currently sits atop of the Player of the Year standings (right above Phil Hellmuth).  Event #42 hosted only Pot-Limit Omaha players good enough to pay the...

Matt Jarvis wins World Series of Poker Event 40

Matt Jarvis, part of last year’s November Nine, came back to this year’s World Series of Poker looking to win. He did just that in WSOP Event 40. The six-handed no-limit hold’em event cost players $5,000 to enter. A total of 732 registered for the...

New Details in the Tobey Maguire Poker Scandal

Details about the celebrity poker game covered earlier this week on FlopTurnRiver are beginning to surface. For readers that may be unfamiliar with the situation, Tobey Maguire is being sued by Brad Ruderman’s, a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager, former clients....

Matt Perrins wins WSOP 2011 Event #9

It seems there may be a new poker Mecca and it’s located in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom’s Matt Perrins won the 9th event of the World Series of Poker only days after his best friend of 20 years, Jake Cody, won the prestigious heads-up event....

Online Poker Federal Legislation is Drawn Up

There is finally some good news to be reported in response to Black Friday and Blue Monday. A bill is in the works to legalize and regulate online poker sites in the United States. Representative Joe Barton from Texas is looking to introduce a bill that would create a...

Nevada Passes Online Poker Bill

There is finally some good news in terms of the legal status of online poker. The Nevada State Assembly has passed a bill that would create a system of licensure for any online poker business in the state. Of course, this is a small step, but it is at least a step in...

PokerStars SCOOP 2011 Events 12, 13, 15 Results

The Spring Championship of Online Poker 2011 has been exciting thus far. Events 12, 13, and 15 were certainly no exception. These events, as with all SCOOP events, were played in three tiers: low, medium, and high. This gave all players of any sized bankroll a chance...

Problems at the Cereus Network

Disclaimer: This article is based on rumors obtained from circulating anonymous emails. There is more bad news over at Cereus headquarters to report. The poker network seems to be running short on money and it is reflecting in a lot of the actions they are taking....

Huge April Promotions at Titan Poker

Does Black Friday have you down? Titan Poker has exactly what poker players need right now: free cash. There is a little something for everybody at Titan Poker. First time depositors will be welcomed to Titan Poker with a huge first deposit bonus as well as daily...

PokerStars Americas Cup of Poker

All North and South American must read this article. PokerStars is calling on you to represent your country in their Americas Cup of Poker. The finals will decide which American country is the best when it comes to the game of poker. There are tons of cash being laid...

PokerStars Gives Back to Japan

The poker community has come together to show their support for the citizens of earthquake-ravaged Japan. Full Tilt Poker started a donation fund for Japan and PokerStars quickly followed suit. Like Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars features two ways for players to donate....