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The World’s Most Expensive Poker Chip

The Guinness World Record for most valuable poker chip has just been broken. After 2.5 years of work, Toronto jeweller Gerald Lewy has finally completed a poker chip unlike any in the world. Framed by 5.13 carats of pink diamonds and featuring 17 one-carat diamonds...

Poker to become an Olympic Sport?

FlopTurnRiver have learned that discussions are ongoing to include Poker as an Olympic sport for the 2020 games. From what we have heard, Poker is to take the place of Windsurfing in the summer games program. In February, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)...

Durrrr Challenge beginning again?

Do you remember back in the day, Tom “durrrr” Dwan issued a challenge to playone not named “Phil Galfond” heads up for 50,000 hands at No Limit Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha at $200/$400 or higher? The deal included a bonus to the winner, if...

Here’s Tommy!

Last night, high stakes poker legend Tom “durrrr” Dwan was back on Full Tilt Poker, putting in over 2000 hands, and ending the day with a big smile on his face. Tom has been our in Macau enjoying the good fishing in the biggest Asian gambling hub, and has...

1 Million Dollars! A Heads Up Story.

Towards the end of last week, a challenge was laid down on Full Tilt Poker, it was for $1,000,000. The two players? Patrik Antonius, and Rui Cao. Most of you will have heard of Patrik, he was a member of the Full Tilt stable of pros before Black Friday, is a former...

Lock Poker Updates

Annette Obrestad, known as Annette_15 online, was recently named a Lock Pro for the Lock Poker site on the Merge Network. Annette who started her poker career at a very young age is mostly known for winning the PokerStars Sunday Quarter Million, and then being the...

Betfair Signs Peter Eastgate

Betfair Poker has signed a sponsorship deal with 2008 World Series of Poker champion Peter Eastgate. This will be the 26 year-old’s latest step into re-introducing himself to the game which made him a household name among poker fans. Eastgate’s...

High Stakes Action

Since Black Friday, insight into higher stake poker action has mostly fallen off the map. Shows like High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, and the Big Game were great ways to see how poker at the highest level was played. Viewers could watch their favorite poker player...

Jamie Gold named Tropicana spokesman

As part of a recent $180 million facelift for Tropicana Las Vegas, Jamie Gold has been announced as their new poker spokesman/ambassador. This coincides with the grand re-opening of their newly renovated poker room, which has been renamed “The Jamie Gold poker...

$1 Million Pots

Ah, the thrill of big pots. You might play $0.25-$0.50 and get excited by $10 pots, $1-$2 and find yourself jazzed over a $450 pot, but no matter what level you play, you know what size pot is always exciting? $1 million pots. Unfortunately for this round-up of...

Bad Beats Breaking Pros

Bad beat stories: you see them in forums, read them in chat bars, and hear them at every live table you play at. They can get old, because everybody experiences them. But there are some bad beats that are just too entertaining to get old. Unsurprisingly, these involve...

Daniel Negreanu vs. Matt Savage

Daniel Negreanu knows how to pick a fight. Matt Savage is probably the most respected tournament director in the world and also happens to be the target of Negrenau’s recent ire. The dispute? A poker tournament rule that’s got Negreanu’s chips in a...

The Phil Ivey Factor

Come on, don’t lie: you missed Phil Ivey at the 2011 WSOP. We all did! Whether or not he makes the money, as long as he’s in a tournament, he’s headline news, absolutely fascinating to watch, and easily makes his table the most interesting in the...

Poker Pros Knocked Off Their Pedestals

The big time, lone ranger, gun slinging gambler: an American myth we love to revere. Billy the Kid, the Texas Road Gamblers, and Nick the Greek, just to name a few moldy oldies. Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, and Doyle Brunson, to name a few more recent famous gamblers....

Drunk and Winning at the Tables

The 2008 HORSE final table played host to a now-infamous meltdown. Scotty Nguyen, known as the Prince of Poker in some circles and the Ambassador of Poker in others, gave one of the worst performances of his life. In short, he had a drink-inspired melt down. Nguyen is...

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...
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