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Poker-Stars Leaderboard — August 6th, 2008

July has come and gone, and bdubs3737 has been crowned the TLB Champion on Poker Stars. He was able to hold off players like imeasy2read, with a clutch victory in the Sunday $200k, beating out a field of well over 20k players in the process. If you’d like to take a...

High Stakes Poker: Season 5

High Stakes Poker has a home for its fifth season. However, that home is the same place it’s been for the first four – The Game Show Network, also known as GSN. While the World Poker Tour will no longer be on GSN, High Stakes Poker will be staying. High Stakes Poker’s...

Poker-Stars Leaderboard — July 30th, 2008

It’s time to bring back FTR’s coverage of the Poker Stars Leaderboard, which I will be doing until September, when courtiebee takes over. Until then however, I’ll be bringing you all the action, as some of the best and brightest battle it out! Just to bring everyone...

Titan-Poker update — July 27th

Getting their players to live poker tournaments is the name of the game on Titan Poker right now. No matter where in the world the tournaments go down, you can be assured that Titan Poker will have players representing them. Coming up soon, Titan Poker will be sending...

WPT Bellagio Cup IV

Yesterday saw one of the very toughest WPT final tables ever, if not the toughest final table ever, period. Everyone at the table was more than capable of holding their own; each player world class in their own right. Last year’s final table was no slouch either, with...

WSOP 2008 – WSOP ME Days 1A+1B Update

Ask any poker player what their dream is, and more often than not, you’ll hear to win the Main Event at the World Series of Poker. That’s just what thousands of players are attempting to do as this is written, as Day 1B is currently going on, with Day 1A in the books,...

Titan-Poker update — June 22nd

As courtiebee has mentioned several times, Titan Poker does an amazing job of giving their players opportunities at huge money, whether it be online or live. Titan Poker makes sure that their players get ample shots at scoring big, and it’s no different as it pertains...

World Series of Poker — Event #19 — $1,500 PLO

The 2008 World Series of Poker is in full swing, as we’re nearing the halfway point. Bracelets have been won by some of the best in the game, as Erick Lindgren getting his first bracelet, Mike Matusow getting his third, and Daniel Negreanu getting his fourth. The...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-24

Another wildly popular and successful FTOPS series is in the books, with millions upon millions paid out, and throngs of players coming out in search of those enormous paydays through beating out those aforementioned throngs of players. Now up to series VIII, FTOPS...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-23

The Knockout format has been extremely popular on Full Tilt Poker, with numerous tournaments taking on the format, and getting good-sized fields in return. The most popular Knockout event on Full Tilt is the Sunday Brawl, a $240+$16 tournament with a $250k guarantee,...

Sunday Tournament Report — June 1st

Another Sunday is in the books with millions being paid out to thousands of players. Who won the biggest chunks of those millions? Let’s kick off the Sunday Report this week by taking a look at the biggest weekly tournament on the internet, the Sunday Million on Poker...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-22

Pot Limit Omaha Hi can be a very swingy game, with small edges being pushed all the time. Add to it a $100 rebuy, and you get an extremely interesting event, which is just what happened in FTOPS VIII Event #22, a $100 rebuy, Pot Limit Omaha event. This event ran at...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-16

Event #16 brought out some stiff competition, which should come as no surprise to anyone. During the last series, FTR’s own ilikeaces86 won this very same type of event, the $300 rebuy, 6-max event for $257k, and had to beat out an extremely tough final table that...

Sunday Tournament Report — May 18th

Yesterday will undoubtedly go down as one of the biggest Sundays of the year, as FTOPS culminated with not one, not two, but three events! On top of that, Poker Stars had their usual majors, and to top it all off, one of FTR’s own took down the $5k Freezeout on Poker...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-12

Full Tilt Poker has been quite creative this series, introducing all kinds of varieties of tournaments, with big-buyins and bigger payouts. Event #12 of FTOPS VIII fit that bill, as 961 players showed up for the $200+$16 No Limit Hold ‘Em tournament, with 1 rebuy and...

High Stakes Poker to find a new home?

In what appears to be quite a strange move, the Game Show Network has yet to renew their contract with High Stakes Poker. The show has become quite popular over the years, with pots worth houses being the norm, featuring some of the best cash game players in the...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-7

Undoubtedly, one of the toughest tournaments online on a daily basis is the $100 rebuys. They are almost always filled with the best and brightest in the online tournament circuit. This was no different when Event #7 of FTOPS VIII went down just a few days ago, which...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-1

Big buy-in, big field online tournaments always seem to attract the best players in the game, which comes as no surprise. The fields are mixed with players taking shots, satellite winners, and of course the pros who frequent final tables amongst all the sites. So it...

Sunday Tournament Report — May 11th

This past weekend was a great weekend for poker, as Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS 8 is knee deep into the series, with enormous prize pools being paid out. It was quite the Sunday, as a huge name took down the Sunday Warmup on Poker Stars. First things first. The biggest...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-8-Event-3

The amazing Full Tilt Online Poker Series is once again back, as Full Tilt Poker is pulling out all the stops, packing in twenty-four events in just twelve days of play. Full Tilt continues to push the envelope every FTOPS series, as they continue to add new events,...

Sunday Tournament Report — May 4th

It’s that time again, as another Sunday is in the books with tons of money won. Let’s waste no time and start off with the Poker Stars Sunday Million. The Poker Stars Sunday Million saw 7001 players show up to play the ever-popular $200+$15 event. After 11 hours, a...

WPT World Championship — Final Table

Sometimes in poker, it seems as if destiny plays a part. Not everyone believes in destiny, but sometimes it just seems irrefutable. Take Gus Hansen, for example. Gus Hansen is quite obviously an extremely talented tournament player, with constantly ruthless...

EPT Monte-Carlo Grand Final — Final Table report

The EPT’s 4th season has come to a close, and it has been a raging success. With its end, was the Grand Final in Monte Carlo. The final able wrapped up Thursday, and after 13 hours at the final table, a winner was crowned. As to be expected with the amazingly talented...

Good game Epassporte?

Yesterday, some troubling news came out, and in the muddy waters that is the post-UIEGA landscape, it came to us as a shock. Yesterday afternoon, on Friday, April 11th, Epassporte stopped being a financial option on every known poker site. To say this was a surprise...

EPT San Remo conclusion

Continuing from courtiebee’s summary of Days 1 and 2 of the EPT stop in San Remo, I’ll be bringing you Days 3 and 4. The action was hot and heavy in Italy yesterday, as the final table was set for today. They played down from 31 to 8 yesterday, and the players didn’t...

On-Game Poker-Room Leaderboard

The OnGame Network is extremely popular to say the least. They feature a great deal of rooms, including the ever-popular Poker Room! Despite leaving the U.S. online poker room scene some time ago, they are the fifth most popular network online, constantly have a great...

On The Tournament Trail — March 31st, 2008.

The past few days have been a bit of a holding pattern for live tournaments, as we’ve just put the WPT World Poker Challenge behind us, and are gearing up for an enormous April, ushering in the Spring with millions of dollars in payouts, and new faces made famous...

Day 3 and 4 of the WPT World Poker Challenge

Heading into Day 3 of the 2008 World Poker Challenge, one would have to put their money on Phil Ivey. It would’ve been a safe bet to say the least. Not only does Phil Ivey has the distinction of being one of the most talented and respected players in the world, but...

On the tournament trail — March 24th, 2008

As usual, in the months leading up to the World Series of Poker, there are a ton of big money tournaments leading up to the biggest tournament series of the year. The Winter can be a bit of a slow time for poker, but as Spring, the tournaments increase, and players...

EPT Polish Open Final Table Report

The EPT Polish Open has come and gone as the EPT Season 4 nears its end. The Poker Stars sponsored poker circuit has gained a great deal of popularity this year, and shows no signs of stopping as there’s only one more tournament to go before the illustrious EPT Grand...

WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table report

Following up on courtiebee’s report on the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event, here is the final table report, fresh off of the finish yesterday evening. A lot of times in tournaments, the time leading up to the final table, ripe with bubble aggression and big stacks...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 2

The NBC Heads-Up Tournament never fails to provide genuinely interesting and compelling matches, as it’s invite only. This means that you’re guaranteed to see some of the best and the brightest in the poker world today, and guaranteed to see some extremely talented...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 1

One of the most interesting and unique tournaments in the world is well underway. That tournament being the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. This event is an invitation only event, with a Poker Stars qualifier also being in the sixty-four-player field. Unfortunately,...

On the tournament trail — February 25th, 2008.

With tournament numbers swelling to sizes of amazing proportions both online, and live, it comes as no surprise that the PokerStars sponsored European Poker Tour has been not only attracting tons of players in their fourth season, but handing out million dollar...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-7-Event-20

After 19 events and millions of dollars being paid out, FTOPS VII has come to an end. Event #20, the Main Event, passed its $2,000,000 guarantee, getting 5,291 entrants, and having a $2,645,500 prize pool. Every time the series goes off, it has more events, and...