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WSOP Main Event – Day 3

Thursday was the day to make or break a poker player in the World Series of Poker Main Event this year. It’s where players had to buckle down or miss making the bubble and a shot at the November Nine, the term for the last 9 players who will sit at the final...

WSOP Event #51 $1500 H.O.R.S.E.

James Schaff has overcome a poker great in the vein of Phil Hellmuth to take the bracelet and the prize money in event 51 which was a H.O.R.S.E. tournament. This is pretty impressive considering the sheer quantity of fans and cameras that follow Hellmuth are often...

WSOP Event #20 – $2000 Limit

Daniel Negreanu is a familiar face all around the professional poker world and a very successful player in the World Series of Poker. After today Negreanu has won a total of four bracelets in the WSOP, a feat only accomplished by seven other people in the history of...

Poker-Stars helps relief in China

Here is an event sponsored by PokerStars that really caught our eyes over at FTR. PokerStars, one of the leading online poker websites, has created both events and straight up opportunities to donate to the earthquake relief in China. This is an upstanding thing on...

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FTOPS eight is in full swing and many have noticed from the frequent updates here at FTR and it’s obvious that event 20 was just as excellent considering the $200,000 guarantee placed on the event. Players certainly don’t have any qualms with putting up the $200 + $16...

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FTOPS number eight was in full swing and event number eight was as interesting as all the others. Full Tilt’s FTOPS events are becoming well known in the online poker world and they continue to gain steam as more and more players enter them for a chance at the big...

Full-Tilt’s Mini Series of Poker

What on earth is the Mini Series of Poker? I asked myself that the first time I heard the series of events mentioned, but now it makes a bit more sense to me. Full Tilt’s mini series of poker is set up so those of us who can’t make it to this year’s World Series of...

Poker History-Greg Fossilman Raymer

Today is Friday and that means it’s time for a little poker history from yours truly. I’ve been rolling with some player profiles and the things they have done to contribute to poker history and today is a continuation of that series. Today we’ll be talking about Greg...

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As you well know FTOPS VIIII hosted by Full Tilt Poker just got over and it rocked just as hard as the past events. Today we’re taking a look at Event 13 over at Full Tilt, and the action was just as excellent as could be expected. There were 607 players in this event...

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FTOPS VIII is here finally and the action was just as sweet in event four as the action was last year. We had over one thousand players turn out today, totaling in at one thousand and seventy six which generated $215,200 which was $15,200 over the guarantee. With a...

Poker History – Chris-Ferguson

Poker History is something that everyone should think about from time to time. It showcases where players have been and where we come from today in the poker world. There are a lot of players who have made notable careers out of poker and add to the wholesome history...

Poker History and Phil-Ivey

Once again all of you eager readers are graced with a new article about poker history! No, this isn’t History 101 from high school and I’m not here to bore you to death. This, as it has been every week, is background on the sport that we all enjoy and wish...

Poker History – Daniel-Negreanu

Every Friday I’ve been talking about poker history. This week is no different and today I will continue talking about historical or well known poker players. Today I choose Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian professional poker player. Many of you are likely familiar with...

Poker History – Phil-Hellmuth

Poker history can be a pretty wide area of poker to cover. There are tons of issues, hands or situations that could be thrown into the poker history category. Continuing on with the past couple weeks I am going to cover a particular player who has made great history...

Poker History Player Profile – Scotty-Nguyen

Poker history applies to many facets of poker. Last week I told you about one of the most well known poker players in recent poker history, Doyle Brunson. Outlining the past of these iconic players has been interesting for me because it shows that these guys are...

Doyle-Brunson – A Brief Poker History

Most of you are familiar with one of the, if not the most well known poker player in history. That poker player would be Doyle “Texas Dolly” Brunson. Most people familiar with poker at all have at least heard his name in passing, either referencing what he is doing in...

PKR-Poker Tournament Leaderboard

Continuing on with the increase in leader board postings here on FTR I will be covering PKR Poker’s own leader boards every Sunday. They’ve got a good group of players that will be exciting to follow up with every week. PKR offers a lot of neat stuff to their top...

Poker-Stars Leader Board Background

Most everyone who plays online poker is familiar with PokerStars considering they are one of the biggest online poker networks currently established in the world. With the 3.5 million and growing user base there is always an interesting battle to the top of the...

WSOP Turbo Circuit Ends After One Day

Event number eight of the Caesars Atlantic City tournament ended after a single day, even with 607 players entered. How did that happen you might ask? Well it’s simple, they changed it up and made the event a turbo event, changing the blinds every 20 minutes to yield...

WPT History Made With First Televised Female Win

A big step has been made for female poker players this month. Van Nguyen won the first televised World Poker Tour event by beating out 444 players and winning a large portion of the money donated to the event by Commerce. This is pretty exciting for women in the poker...

The History of Video Poker

Today I am going to branch off in a new direction for my history of poker articles. I’d like to focus a little on the history of video poker and video poker machines. We see video poker everywhere, from the largest casinos to the dirty truck stop on the side of the...

The History of Three Card Poker

Continuing on with my History of Poker articles I will tell you a little about three card poker today. Three card poker has evolved in the poker world like most variations of poker. It has its roots in the games of Brag and Poque and most other simple early variations...

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Well it looks like the FTOPS VII Series continued on February 14th at 14:00 ET. The game was hosted by Rino Mathis. There were 777 players involved in this tournament with a buy-in of $200 + $16 with a $100,000 guarantee. This event featured half PL Hold’em and half...

The History of HORSE

Today I am continuing on with my poker history articles that focus on a specific variation of poker.  Today the topic of choice is a brief overview and history of H.O.R.S.E. poker.  H.O.R.S.E. is a mix of five different styles of poker.  It encompasses Texas Hold’em,...

Play Online Poker…On Television?

Online poker has its pros and cons. The fact that nobody can see you can be considered a pro or a con in many different situations, but it’s obvious that nobody can see your actions beside the people you are challenging. Skypoker has changed all of this. Now players...

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The FTOPS VII – Event #5 was on February 8th at 9:00 PM. This is a huge event with a buy-in of $200+$16 and 1,203 entrants. The total prize pool was $240,600 and with 144 paid places that turns out to be a lot of people in the money. There were 17 Full Tilt...

The History of the Poker Chip

Poker players today might take the poker chip for granted when sitting down at a table to give it their best in a couple hands. Chips offer a simplistic and fair way to make bets and allows players to calculate how much money a player has available to them on the...

History of Five-Card Draw

Moving on with the history lessons I have been giving we will talk about the history of another well known variant of poker called five-card draw. As I said a couple articles back, Texas Hold’em is currently the most popular variant of poker. This is a recent...

History of Omaha Poker

This week I am continuing to write about the history of the most popular styles of poker that we see both in casinos and online today. Omaha is certainly one of the top contenders for this spot, right behind Texas Hold’em which I happened to cover last Sunday. One...

History of Texas Hold'em

A few Sundays ago I wrote an article outlining the history of the game of poker. This week I would like to start delving more specifically into the history of individual games starting off with a well known variety of poker called Texas Hold’em. Texas Hold’em is...

Austrian Online Poker

It looks like Austria is getting their feet wet with the development and release of a government regulated online poker room this quarter. Casino Austria is setting up an online platform on the website Win2day. This new site is replacing another platform titled...

Poker on Television: A Brief History

Televised poker isn’t anything new to somebody who is just getting into the poker game. With the rampant online poker playing of a young demographic, watching poker on TV to see the big names isn’t anything new or special. It might look as though watching poker on TV...

The Origins of Poker

Many of us play poker every day of our lives. We live for the game and spend a good amount of time playing it. For something that takes up a huge part of the day, how many of us have thought about where poker itself came from? What happened to create such an excellent...