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Marsha Wolak Wins WSOP 2011 Ladies Event

The WSOP Ladies Event used to be little more than a curiosity. A place for women to compete against each other, instead of wallowing through the usual sea of Y chromosomes. It had definite positive qualities. Encouraging those females to play in the WSOP who might...

Lenny Martin Wins WSOP 2011 Event #49

There’s no denying that 2-7 Triple Draw is something of a niche poker discipline, but it’s no less skilful for it. Just take a look at the list of stellar pros who signed up for WSOP 2011 Event #49 if you’re in need of any convincing. 309 competitors...

Kirk Caldwell Wins WSOP 2011 Event #32

Events that generate real column inches at the WSOP usually involve big pros making the final table. Sometimes, amid stories of Mercier’s second and Hellmuth’s close shave, the success of an ordinary man or woman can be overshadowed. Kirk Caldwell is just such a...

Aaron Steury Wins WSOP 2011 Event #16

HORSE is definitely the best name for a poker format. Comprised of five different variations – Hold’em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, and Omaha Hi/Lo – it also happens to be the most comprehensive test of skills available at the World Series. Usually an excursion for...

Vlacheslav Zhukov Wins WSOP 2011 Event #11

We’re barely two weeks into the WSOP, but already the endless stream of bracelets is becoming overwhelming for poker fans. The players must have felt the same way in the pro-heavy field in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship. Ever major poker discipline...

Sean Getzwiller Wins WSOP 2011 Event #8

If there’s one big positive to take from this year’s World Series of Poker, it’s that attendance figures have been on the rise. The dark days of Black Friday might take some credit, but the overall message is that poker in United States is far from...

Eugene Katchalov Wins 2011 WSOP Event #5

There are plenty of good players without a WSOP bracelet. Although with 50+ handed out every year, it sometimes seems like the small gold wrist decorators aren’t too hard to come by. In reality that’s far from the truth and for that reason, there are...

Best Poker People On Twitter

In the second decade of the 21st Century, your heroes need not be unreachable demi-gods waving from ivory towers. It turns out that most of them are just ordinary people, who are more than happy to connect with the fans. Twitter has brought plenty of previously aloof...

Top 5 Poker Disappointments

Poker is a game of ups and downs. Bankroll swings and bad beats. One minute you could be raking in a big pot, the next, your access to U.S. Poker sites could be shut down. The past few days have undeniably been a low point in the long history of the game, so what...

Paddy Power Poker to Live Stream the Irish Open

Since breaking into this latest decade, it seems like online videos are the future of entertainment. As a fully paid up cyborg, I now watch more content online than I do on my TV screen. Even my favorite regular programming will usually pass me by until I catch it on...

Twisting the Knife for Profit

If you made a living grinding Stars from your swanky U.S. apartment, Friday’s indictments probably seem like the end of the world, but for a large swathe of the online poker industry, the news came as an unexpected boon. Most sites withdrew from America...

Absolute Poker Now Blocking U.S. Players

Following their indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice, Full Tilt, PokerStars, and UB all stopped cash play for their American customers. The owners and operators of Absolute Poker were also named as defendants by the FBI, but kept their site open and active as...

Top 5 Female Poker Players

There’s a temptation when ranking women poker players to just go for the obvious. As a red blooded male who eats uncooked steak and drives 4X4s into cattle, the easy decision would be to rate lady cardsharps on how fertile their hips are. But did I mention that...

Who to Vote for in WSOP Main Event Rematches?

In this game, nothing has a history like the World Series of Poker. Back in the days of Benny Binnion, one single event pioneered the concept of tournament poker, not to mention the prevalence of Texas Hold’em. Now, as we approach the 42nd annual WSOP, there’s a...

Top 8 Poker Fights

In honour of Todd Brunson’s twitter campaign this past week, let’s take a look at some of the most thrilling poker confrontations ever caught on camera. In case you missed it, Todd began tweeting on Friday about a fist fight between himself and Shawn...

Five Bluffers Bluffing

When you’re new to the game, it’s easy to imagine that good poker is all about bluffing. It seems like everything else is just down to luck. The players can’t control how the cards will run out, so the only way to get beating your opponent is to make...

Is Zynga Good For Poker?

Right now there are millions of dollars passing back and forth at online poker tables. In single pots, multi-millionaires win and lose their fortunes, trading bankrolls with competitors across the digital divide. This is the world of Zynga’s Texas Holdem, a...

Top 10 WSOP Main Event Winners

Each and every grinder, every nearly-man, every five-time bracelet winner, there’s one thing they want above all else: To win the World Series of Poker. Only a select group of players have actually done it. Gathered here today is a list of my favourite Main...

Profit at 888 Online Casino

Few online gambling brands are better known than 888. Since the dawn of online casinos, they have been at the forefront of the industry. The company might not be at the very top of the tree any longer, but they still know how to lay on a good promotion. As always, if...

PokerStars.tv

For most of us, competing for thousands of dollars in front of huge TV audiences is little more than a pipe dream, but televised poker gives us a window into the high stakes world of the poker pro. Catching your favourite players as they whisk through the schedules...

PokerStars SCOOP Event #35 Results

The 2010 PokerStars Spring Championships of Online Poker is drawing to a close, with the remaining Main Event contenders currently preparing for the start of Day 2. As the grand finale was getting underway, the last few one-on-one battles of Event #35 were being...

PokerStars SCOOP Event 16 Results

Anyone who’s read The Godfather of Poker (Doyle Brunson’s autobiography) will know that poker games can sometimes result in genuine gun fights. Most of the time though, a poker shootout means a special kind multi-table tournament. That’s the way it was in Event #16 at...

PokerStars SCOOP 2010 Event #2 Results

The sun is peeking out from behind the clouds and the trees are in blossom once again. This can mean only one thing: it’s time for the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. After a successful debut last year, the SCOOP returns in 2010 with millions in...

Tournament of Champions Returns at 2010 WSOP

The World Series of Poker is always coming up with new ideas and formats to keep the yearly poker mecca fresh and exciting. Alongside a raft of new features for the 2010 WSOP, an old favorite is set to re-take the stage. The WSOP Tournament of Champions will have it’s...