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Norwegian Poker Legend Diagnosed with Cancer

Thor Hansen is a Norwegian poker legend, and rightfully so after he has won a lot of cash in his career as well as two World Series of Poker bracelets. He is only 64 but was recently told he may ...  Read more...

Play in the WPT Thanks to Everest

2012 is not even a whole month in the books yet and Everest Poker has already been handing out promotions like candy. The popular Everest poker network  is giving players a chance to win an all ...  Read more...

2008 WSOP Bracelet Buyer William Haughey

Back in 2008, the World Series of Poker Main Event was won by Peter Eastgate. It was a great year and he himself made a great run. Back in November he announced that his coveted bracelet was to ...  Read more...

Team888 Arrive in Australia

Team888 Arrive in Australia

January 23, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Aussie Millions, the biggest poker event that is currently underway, has attracted a large number of entries this year. Team888 is bringing 12 people along to the tournament; some are names ...  Read more...

Updated Player Rankings by GPI

Updated Player Rankings by GPI

January 22, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The Epic Poker League’s first event of the year has wrapped up, and that means only one thing; updated rankings. Global Poker Index recently announced the top players in the world and how their ...  Read more...

First Deposit Bonus at GR88 Poker

GR88 is yet another online poker site that really likes to pamper its newer members, and these next two promotions are no exception. “Gr88 Poker First Deposit Bonus” is a great way for players ...  Read more...

Aussie 2012 Poker Hall of Fame Announced

The Australian Poker Hall of Fame is already home to a lot of great poker players. Established in 2009, the APHOF is taking two new members this year; David Gorr and Jason Gray from ...  Read more...

PokerStars TCOOP

PokerStars TCOOP

January 20, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Yesterday marked the beginning of PokerStars’ Turbo Championship of Online Poker. The 11-day tournament event has 50 individual events and over $10 million in total prize money will be given ...  Read more...

Iowa Lobbies for Online Poker Again

Last Spring, in the wake of Black Friday, Iowa was one of the many states that was supposed to begin forming the guidelines for an intrastate online poker network. After some effort it was ...  Read more...

Jonathan Duhamel Gets in Fight with Martin Finger

There are a lot of people who cannot seem to keep their name out of the online poker news lately, and Jonathan Duhamel is most definitely one of them. He was originally in the news because his ...  Read more...

Gabi Campos Leaving PokerStars

Gabi Campos Leaving PokerStars

January 17, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

A recent story that was first covered by Poker Player Newspaper reported that Gabriel “Gabi” Campos Woslovsky was going to relieve himself of the position of PokerStars’ CEO. Currently there has ...  Read more...

Merge Players Already Enjoying Promotions

Poker news this past week revealed a story about a new promotion showing up for players on the Merge Poker Network. The promotion is called the Bad Beat Jackpot and to put it simply, players are ...  Read more...

Qualify for WSOP With 888

Qualify for WSOP With 888

January 16, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

On alternating Sundays, 888 poker will be hosting 2012 World Series of Poker qualifiers. The buy-in is not too cheap at $525. If you do not want to drop $500 on one buy-in, there are satellite ...  Read more...

Lock Signs New Pro

Lock Signs New Pro

January 15, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Melanie Weisner, a poker pro from Houston, Texas, is a name that most people may not be aware of, but that is about to change. LockPRO Elite, Lock Poker’s pro team, added Melanie to their team ...  Read more...

Week In Review

Week In Review

January 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The past 7 days have been fairly eventful in the poker industry, and it is important that we recap on some of the action. First and foremost, the alleged criminals involved in a home burglary at ...  Read more...

2+2 Bloggers Critique Lock

2+2 Bloggers Critique Lock

January 14, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Lock Poker, like many online poker sites, strives to give their members the best possible playing experience. But as with any online poker site there is always some sort of disconnect between the ...  Read more...

2012 Aussie Millions Begins

2012 Aussie Millions Begins

January 13, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Yesterday, the Aussie Millions event was started by the beginning of the $1,000 No Limit Holdem tournament. The Aussie Millions lasts until the end of January more or less and has a running time ...  Read more...

Duhamel Suspects Denied Bail

Duhamel Suspects Denied Bail

January 12, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

This ongoing story of Canadian poker pro Jonathan Duhamel being robbed has taken a few interesting twists and turns, especially since we found out that the person behind the robbery was one of ...  Read more...

Daniel Negreanu Sets Goals High

Like most of us, Canadian poker star Daniel Negreanu made a list of tasks that he would like to accomplish during 2012. One of the biggest aspects of his list is that Negreanu wants to record $1 ...  Read more...

PartyPoker Updates Site

PartyPoker Updates Site

January 10, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Having a reliable poker network of games and a lot of them to choose from is only one part of what makes a poker site better than the rest. The other key factor in boosting traffics on your site ...  Read more...

Jason Wheeler Online Player of the Year

Jason Wheeler had a great year in 2011 and him being picked by Card Magazine to be named Online Player of the Year should come as no surprise. The player who finished second place in the voting, ...  Read more...

Daily Freerolls at Guru Play

Daily Freerolls at Guru Play

January 8, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

There are very few people in this world that would say no to free money. And assuming that you are not part of the small amount of people who dislikes free money, Guru Play Poker is offering free ...  Read more...

Jimmy Sommerfeld Calls It Quits

Founder of Poker Tournament Consultants, Mr. Sommerfeld has frequented some of the best poker tournaments in North America and helped direct them as well. After almost 20 years in the poker ...  Read more...

John Duthie Leaves EPT Too

John Duthie Leaves EPT Too

January 6, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

Recently we broke the news that long time pro John Duthie would be ending his time with PokerStars. While that news itself was pretty shocking, most expected him to maintain his position as CEO ...  Read more...

Duhamel Suspects Appear in Court

We originally reported that there were 4 suspects, and there are, but only 3 of them appeared in court yesterday. They appeared in bail court in Longueuil, Quebec and Bianca Rojas Latraverse, ...  Read more...

Belgium Allows Regulated Poker

When you hear the words “government regulated poker”, most people immediately think of the post Black Friday situation that is going on in the United States. Little do they know that Belgium is ...  Read more...

Celeb Poker Gives You Extra Cash

This Sit n Go promotion is giving away $75 in cash daily to the player who wins the most Sit n Gos over the course of the day. These tournaments are required to have at least 6 players in them ...  Read more...

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

John Duthie Leaves PokerStars

January 3, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

The founder of the European Poker Tour, and a man who has major influence on the poker industry, John Duthie announced on Monday that his stint as a PokerStars pro is over. The speculation began ...  Read more...

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

Phil Iveys Divorce Turns Sour

January 2, 2012  /   Mario Alfonsi

As divorces go, it is hard to say that any have ever been pleasant or not a big deal. Phil Ivey and his wife Luciaetta broke up in 2009 and at the time everyone seemed to be in an understanding ...  Read more...

Most Shocking Poker News of 2011

As the calendar turns to a new year it is important that we look back on all that happened in the world of poker over the last 365 days.The biggest story, by far, was the United States’ ...  Read more...