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Black Diamond Poker Open Going Strong

The Black Diamond Poker Open, happening currently on Bovada, has been a huge success up to this point. There are a total of 52 events in this tournament series and everything wraps up with the ...  Read more...

Day 1B Boosts EPT Campione Field

While Day 1A at the European Poker Tour Campione Main Event was a day featuring a small field of Italian players and the occasional foreign pro, Day 1B saw a much larger turnout, as 392 players ...  Read more...

Poker Maximus A Look Back

Poker Maximus A Look Back

March 28, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Poker Maximus was a huge string of events being held primarily on Lock Poker, but also across all Merge Gaming Network poker skins. The tournament series very recently finished up and with total ...  Read more...

European Poker Tour Moves to Italy

The European Poker Tour Campione began Monday, as 178 players came out to the Casino di Campione in order to take part in Day 1A of the event. At the end of the day, it was Italian Davide ...  Read more...

Local Talent Dominates LAPT Chile

Aliro Diaz battled past a field of 651 players to take down the Latin American Poker Tour Chile Main Event. Diaz, who hails from Chile, was one of three countrymen who finished in the top 4 spots ...  Read more...

PokerStars Announces SCOOP Schedule

PokerStars has released a preliminary schedule for the Spring Championship of Online Poker, giving players some insight into what they can expect in one of the two largest tournament series in ...  Read more...

Poker Open by Manitoba Lotteries

Last year was the inaugural Poker Open and with almost 1000 entrants, the event was a huge success. In fact, the prizepool of over $470,000 last year is expected to be shattered this year. This ...  Read more...

888 Super Stack Series in Canada

888’s live tournament series, “Super Stack” has recently announced that the Playground Poker Club in downtown Montreal will be the newest addition to the list of stops. The Super Stack Tournament ...  Read more...

50% Off $200k Sunday Blast

50% Off $200k Sunday Blast

March 23, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

William Hill is all about pleasing their customers and it is never as evident as now. If you want to experience all that the site has to offer you probably want to play in the site’s marquis ...  Read more...

Bodog Leaves Spain

Bodog Leaves Spain

March 23, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Most people do not realize it but by the time June comes the only online poker being played in Spain will be regulated by the government. This is not necessarily a bad thing because many of the ...  Read more...

iSeriesLIVE Live Poker Betting

Several of the world’s top poker players are lined up to participate in iSeriesLIVE, a poker series that will give fans of the game (and other gamblers) the opportunity to bet on the results of ...  Read more...

UK to Tax Offshore Poker Operators

Playing online poker in the UK  is a beloved pastime by a majority of citizens. The UK government is well aware of this and they do a fairly good job at regulating and controlling the gaming ...  Read more...

Online Poker Measure Fails in Hawaii

In a major setback for gambling advocates in the island state, Hawaii’s legislature has declined to act on several bills that would have brought a variety of gambling options to the state – ...  Read more...

Isildur1 Bounces Back with SuperStar Win

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom may have lost for a second time against Isaac Haxton last week, but the high-stakes Swedish pro was back to his winning ways on Sunday. Blom defeated Alex “Kanu7” Millar in ...  Read more...

Zoom Poker Launched by PokerStars

Before Full Tilt fell victim to the United States’ Department of Justice last April, one of the best parts about their site was Rush Poker. The fast paced game was unlike anything offered on any ...  Read more...

Bodog Works to Prevent Collusion

Bodog’s anonymous online tables have come under scrutiny recently and players are not too happy with it. What Bodog is trying to prevent is collusion amongst players who are at the anonymous ...  Read more...

Frederik Jensen Wins EPT Madrid Title

Danish pro Frederik Jensen had come close to winning a major title on several previous occasions. In the last two years, several final tables, only to fall short of the ultimate prize – the ...  Read more...

Ricardo Ibanez Leads EPT Madrid

There’s only one local Spaniard still in the hunt at the European Poker Tour Madrid Main Event, but he has a great shot at taking down a major title on Saturday. Ricardo Ibanez may be the only ...  Read more...

888 University Championship in Quebec

888Poker cares a lot about students who are attending universities throughout Canada and the world. To show how much they care, they are hosting what they call the “888Poker University ...  Read more...

João Paulo Simão Leads EPT Madrid

If you’ve never heard of João Paulo Simão, don’t feel like you’re missing something; the Brazilian had come into the 2012 European Poker Tour Madrid Main Event with just three small cashes on his ...  Read more...

Mike McDonald Leads EPT Madrid

Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Madrid Main Event saw just over six hours of play, but that was enough to eliminate over half of the remaining field. When the dust settled, only 112 players ...  Read more...

Isaac Haxton Defeats Isildur1 Again

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom likely spent the last day believing he was poised to gain revenge against Isaac Haxton, the only person who had so far emerged victorious against the Swedish pro in ...  Read more...

Big Sunday for Poker Maximus

The Poker Maximus event that is running on the Merge Gaming Network has really caught the attention of a lot of players. This past Sunday there was quite a few tournaments who had high buy ins ...  Read more...

Maltese Storms Delay Blom-Haxton Match

If you logged into PokerStars on Sunday afternoon hoping to see whether Viktor “Isildur1” Blom could gain some measure of revenge against Isaac Haxton, you may have gotten a partial answer. But ...  Read more...

EA Unveils WSOP Game for iPhone

Making it to the World Series of Poker is a dream for most poker players around the world, but for many, the combined cost of traveling to Las Vegas and paying a tournament buy-in is just too ...  Read more...

Lock Poker Best Merge Poker Site

Lock Poker Voted Best Merge Poker Site The year 2012 may only be a month or two under way, but that does not mean it is too early to give a site some praise. So far in this year, Lock Poker has ...  Read more...

Moon Kim Wins WPT Bay 101

Moon Kim Wins WPT Bay 101

March 11, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

After a long period when amateur players seemed to be winning tournaments left and right, the last few years have seen poker pros dominate major events around the world. But that doesn’t mean ...  Read more...

Blom and Haxton Showdown Rematch

When Viktor Blom first joined Team PokerStars – a time when Blom wasn’t conclusively known to be the nosebleed stakes player who went by the name “Isildur1” – he immediately began playing ...  Read more...

2012 WSOP Europe Schedule Announced

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe will see the tournament series once again return to Cannes, France, awarding seven bracelets over the course of two weeks this autumn. All events will be ...  Read more...

ESPN Releases Poker Players Rankings

ESPN calls themselves, “the world-wide leader in sports” and that would not be true if poker was not thrown in there somewhere. Poker is prominent on ESPN and every month they release who, in ...  Read more...