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Full Tilt Poker Attorney Jeff Ifrah Opens Forum Account to Address Concerns

Full Tilt Poker
Jeff Ifrah, has opened an account at the popular posting forum in order to address concerns over his client Full Tilt Poker.

Pink-Haired French Poker Pro Guillaume Darcourt Leads EPT Barcelona

Guillaume Darcourt
You gotta love a guy with pink hair.  French poker pro Guillaume Darcourt was leading this week’s EPT Barcelona Main Event coming into Monday with 195,3000 chips.

Isildur1 Shocking $1.4 Million Winning Weekend in High Stakes Online Poker

Swedish high stakes online poker phenom Isildur1 continues his rollercoaster ride of big wins and big losses.

Hotel Room Embroidered Pillows for Dan Shak Include One With Ex Wife’s Initials

Dan Shak
A hotel that poker pro Dan Shak stays at frequently decided to leave him a little welcome surprise:  Embroidered “his and her” pillows.  Only problem, the “her” was Shak’s ex wife….of two years.

Jamie Gold Launches New Online Poker Room:

Jamie Gold New Online Poker Room
Looking to emulate the success of US subscription-based online poker sites, Jamie Gold has launched

Legends of Poker 2011 WPT Led by Ken Aldridge

Ken Aldridge
Poker pro Ken Aldridge led after Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker 2011.  He held 659,500 in chips.

EPT Barcelona 2011 Becomes Biggest Poker Tournament Ever Held in Spain

EPT Barcelona 2011 Biggest Poker Tournament
The EPT Barcelona 2011 isn’t even complete yet but it has already managed to shatter records, becoming Spain’s biggest poker tournament ever.

EPT Barcelona 2011 Has Total of 346 Players for Day 1a

EPT Barcelona 2011
Vanessa Selbst of the USA was leading with chips at the EPT Barcelona 2011 Saturday.

Michele Clayborne Could Still See Error of Her Ways as Full Tilt Poker Falls

Full Tilt Poker
Like that gun-toting anchor on Libyan television news who found herself apprehended by the rebels as Tripoli began to fall, Full Tilt Poker press agent Michele Clayborne could also see the error of her ways.

Punta Cana Poker Classic to Guarantee Half Million Prize Pool: Represents 500 Percent Increase

Punta Cana Poker Classic
Organizers of The Punta Cana Poker Classic announced that they will guarantee half a million dollars in its prize pool this year.

Phil Hellmuth Loses “Pink Hat” Bet

Phil Hellmuth Pink Hat
Phil Hellmuth will have to wear a pink Boston Red Sox hat after losing a bet to fellow poker pro Tom “Durrrr” Dwan.

PartyPoker Rake Changes Delayed as Players Protest

PartyPoker Rake Changes
A plan to change the rake structure at PartyPoker has come under fire.  Company officials have announced they will be delaying the proposed rake alterations.

"Ilari FIN" Sahamies Takes Down Isildur1 Viktor Blom

 Isildur1 Viktor Blom
Isildur1 Viktor Blom, the noted online poker high stakes phenom, won big money at the PokerStars PLO tables only to lose it all back plus interest to "Ilari FIN" Sahamies Wednesday.

Daniel Negreanu Compares Current US Policy to Cold War Communist Russia

Daniel Negreanu US Russia Canada
Poker pro Daniel Negreanu recently escaped the United States to his native Canada where he is now free to play online poker from the comfort of his home.

Grassroots Online Poker Organization: Not Doing Lobbying of Any Kind

online poker
FairPlayUSA told the Las Vegas Review Journal Thursday that they are not doing lobbying of any kind

Monday Night Football 2011 – 50-Player $2K Online Poker Freerolls Announced

Monday Night Football 2011
Cake Poker has announced its September 2011 online poker promotions with Monday Night Football taking center stage with $2000 online poker freerolls

Whatever Happened to Poker Babe Lacey Jones?

Lacey Jones
Conspicuously absent from the poker scene (or any success on the poker scene perhaps), Lacey Jones has finally emerged this month with a 27th place finish and just shy of $4000 cash out at the 2011 Heartland Poker Tour.

Iron Man Poker Challenge Becomes Longest Documented Poker Tournament on Record

Iron Man Poker Challenge
The Delaware Park Casino hosted what has become the longest poker tournament on record this past weekend.  The Iron Man Poker Challenge lasted nearly 32 hours.

Nevada Internet Poker Drafts of Regulatory Proposals Released

Nevada Internet Poker
Nevada has made Internet poker legal but only if and when federal legislation (specifically Assembly Bill 258) gets passed.

The British Columbia Poker Championships 2011 Kick Off October 23

The British Columbia Poker Championships 2011
The British Columbia Poker Championships (also known as the BCPC or BC Poker Championships) will kick off October 23 and continue through November 9, 2011.

Online Poker Traffic Sees 3 Percent Drop Off: Bodog Poker Hits 1000 Mark

Bodog Poker
Last week the online poker industry witnessed another 3 percent drop in traffic.

PartyPoker Changes From Dealt to Weighted Contributed Rake

PartyPoker Changes From Dealt to Weighted Contributed Rake
News on the PartyPoker front has the world’s 2nd/3rd largest online poker room (depending on the week) changing its rake structure from dealt to weighted contributed rake.

Poker News Briefs August 24: A-Rod to Meet With MLB Commissioner on Friday

Poker News Briefs August 24
Yankees player Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) is scheduled to meet with Major League Commissioner Bud Selig to discuss the controversy surrounding his alleged attendance at underground high stakes poker games.

Phil Hellmuth: Not Enough People in Washington, DC to Sustain Online Poker

Phil Hellmuth
In an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, poker pro Phil Hellmuth said he didn’t believe there was enough of a player pool to sustain legalized online poker in the US capital of Washington, D.C.

78 Charges Against 'Dougherty Gang'

'Dougherty Gang' Charges
A woman who stripped at poker games prior to allegedly robbing a bank and engaging in a shootout with Colorado law enforcement will face up to 78 charges along with her two siblings.
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