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Female Trapeze Classmate, Strange Meat Man Take Center Stage at Ernie Scherer Murder Trial

Ernie Scherer III
Two individuals were called to testify on behalf of the defense in the Ernie Scherer III murder trial on Tuesday.  Scherer III is accused of murdering his parents for their over $1 million inheritance.

English Poker Champion Extradited to Colorado for Alleged Murder of Wife

An English poker champion was extradited to the US state of Colorado this week.  He faces murder charges for the slaying of his wife in 1997.

Phil Ivey Wins Close to $500K Online Over Weekend

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey, one of the most respected poker players, reportedly won $476,000 over the weekend at Full Tilt Poker.  His main opponent was Kagome Kagome.

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Among Top 10 Chip Leaders At 2011 EPT Copenhagen

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom
The man affectionately known as “Isildur1”, Sweden’s Viktor Blom, was among the top 10 chip leaders early on at the 2011 EPT Copenhagen.

Sorel Mizzi, Speaks Out Regarding Cheating Accusations

Sorel Mizzi
The 2010 Bluff Magazine Player of the Year Sorel Mizzi this week addressed cheating accusations that are being lodged against him on the popular poker forum TwoPlusTwo.com.

English Poker Pro Extradited to Colorado

An English poker champion plucked from his Worcestershire home and ferried 4,776 miles to stand trial in the 1997 slaying of his wife landed in a Garfield County detention center Sunday.

Bunch of No-Names at Celebrity Poker Final in LA

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The final table has been set for the Los Angeles Poker Classic Celebrity Invitational Tournament.

Race for $65,000 at DoylesRoom.com Heats Up with One Week to Go

ANTHONYDSI takes lead in February Race to the Top promotion with over $65,000 up for grabs

Gambling911.com Exclusive: Interview with Celeb Tourney Participant Fred Wallin

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More than 100 celebrities from sports, entertainment and professional poker turned out this past weekend for the Los Angeles Poker Classic Celebrity Invitational Tournament, raising more than $100,000 for homeless charity Chrysalis.

Phil Hellmuth Being a Tease: Won’t Confirm Dancing With The Stars Rumors

Phil Hellmuth
World Series of Poker bracelet record holder and former UB.com representative Phil Hellmuth continues to keep his Twitter masses on edge as to whether he will be appearing on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars.

It’s a Girl! Poker Pro David Williams Becomes a New Dad

David Williams Baby
A new bundle of joy has arrived at the David Williams home as his girlfriend gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend.  A name has not yet been assigned to her.

Professional Poker Player in Middle of Kabul Bank Corruption Scandal

Kabul Bank
The founder of the Afghanistan's Kabul Bank, Sherkhan Farnood, is among those caught up in a corruption scandal that nearly caused a cataclysmic collapse of that impoverished country’s biggest lending institution. 

Poker Pro and Husband of Vanessa Rousso, Chad Brown, Has Surgery for Rare Form of Cancer

Chad Brown
Big name poker star and friend to the Gambling911.com website Vanessa Rousso disclosed on her Twitter page Saturday that her husband Chad Brown just underwent surgery for a rare form of cancer.

Introducing the Newest Poker Babe: Miami’s Ebony Kenney

Ebony Kenney
With the state of Florida positioning itself to become the mainstay of high stakes poker, some of that Miami Heat was bound to make its way to the table.  Welcome Ebony Kenney

Scherer III Wife Testifies In Poker Player Husband’s Murder Trial: Feared He Had Contracted STD

Ernie Scherer III
The wife of Ernest Scherer III testified in court this past week that she and the couple’s young son were living in protective custody while Ernest remained in hiding, out of fear for their lives.

Play Poker in Paradise with Doyle Brunson

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Ready for Texas Hold'em in Doyle Brunson's backyard paradise?

Annie Duke Poker League Announces Schedule

Annie Duke Poker League Announces Schedule
The much anticipated Annie Duke commissioned poker league has released its schedule for 2011.

Amidst a Downturn, the Cream of Poker Crop Rise to the Top

For the past two years, the action on the high stakes online poker tables on any given night was downright breathtaking.

2011 LA Poker Classic Celebrity Tournament Features Big Names: Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly, More

2011 LA Poker Classic Celebrity Tournament
The lineup is set for the Los Angeles Poker Classic Celebrity Tournament, which is to be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California, USA.

Ernie Scherer III Wanted to Stay Married so Wife Would not be Forced to Testify

Ernie Scherer III
The wife of poker player Ernie Scherer III on Tuesday claimed that he wanted the couple to stay married so that the prosecution could not force her to testify against him.

Peter Eastgate Pulls a Brett Favre: Retires and Then Unretires

Peter Eastgate
Danish poker pro Peter Eastgate, who won the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event and then last year abruptly announced his retirement from poker at the age of 26, has announced that he is unretiring.

Ernie Scherer Murder Trial: Wife Says He Cheated On Her While She Was Pregnant

Ernie Scherer Murder Trial
The wife of a poker player who is standing on trial for the murder of his parents testified in court on Monday and Tuesday.

Three Poker Players Appear in Court Over Cocaine Trafficking Charges: FARC Ties?

Three Australian poker players appeared before the Melbourne Chief Magistrate to be formally charged with multiple cocaine trafficking offenses.  

Greg Raymer No Longer With PokerStars

Greg Raymer
2004 World Series of Poker champion Greg “FossilMan” Raymer has confirmed rumors that he parted ways with the world’s largest online poker room, PokerStars.com.

PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker at Center Stage of $275 Million Scam

A Utah man has been implicated in a $275 million scam victimizing customers through the world’s two largest online poker rooms, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
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