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Online Poker News – August 11

Online Poker News – August 11
Here is the latest online poker news for August 11, 2011, everything in briefs.

Finland High Roller Poker Titles go to Sami Kelopuro and Jens Kyllönen

Finland High Roller Poker
Sami Kelopuro, who has won well over a million dollars in recent months, excelled at this week’s Fennia Grand Slam, NLHE Turbo,  taking 85.000€.

Haseeb Qureshi Responds Following Cheating Scandal

Haseeb Qureshi
After CardRunners.com released talented poker coach Haseeb Qureshi from his duties this week, Qureshi took to his blog to explain his transgressions.

Online Poker Ban: Where The Pros Are Heading Now

Homeless online poker pro
With Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars and UB.com out of the US market, hundreds – perhaps thousands – of poker pros have been left homeless.

PartyPoker Oktoberfest Rake Race Promotion Should Move Online Poker Room Back to Number 2

PartyPoker Oktoberfest Rake Race
Having lost some serious ground to iPoker in recent days, PartyPoker is hoping that its Oktoberfest Rake Race promotion will help boost its worldwide rankings.

CardRunners Gives Haseeb Qureshi The Boot

CardRunners Haseeb Qureshi
CardRunners.com, the popular poker training website, has decided to give instructor Haseeb Qureshi his walking papers.

Ben Lamb, Eugene Katchalov Still Hot at Epic Poker League Day 1

Ben Lamb, Eugene Katchalov Epic Poker League
Two of the World Series of Poker 2011 hottest players, Ben Lamb and Eugene Katchalov, have continued their winning ways at the inaugural Epic Poker League, finishing as the chip leaders after Day 1.

MLB to Meet With A-Rod Over Poker Allegations

A-Rod Poker
Major League Baseball officials are set to meet with Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) in the coming days in regard to accusations that he participated in underground high stakes poker games.

Mental Health Specialist: Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo is a Pathological Lying Sociopath

Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo
Jared Tendler, a licensed mental health counselor, recently analyzed the so-called “poker prodigy” turned poker cheat Jose ‘Girah’ Macedo.

Canada Wins Back-to-Back Americas Cup of Poker Championships

Americas Cup of Poker
"When we raise our kids in Canada, the first thing we teach them is poker," joked John "tinajohn9" Mehrassa, member of the repeat Americas Cup of Poker (ACP) champions, Team Canada.

Is The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool

The UK to Segregate Online Poker Player Pool
A recent article appearing in eGaming Review suggests that the United Kingdom government may be about to start segregating its online poker player pool as part of new reforms.

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash Promos, Freeroll Friday’s and Punta Cana

Bookmaker Online Poker Free Cash
Bookmaker.eu, the oldest established North American facing sports betting site, has released its August online poker promos.

iPoker Overtakes PartyPoker in World Traffic Rankings: First Time in Second Place

iPoker overtakes PokerStars
For the first time in its history, the iPoker Network has landed in the second place spot of the world’s most trafficked online poker rooms.

Booze Binges Out, Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association

Poker Nights in for Scottish Football Association
The Scottish Football Association believes that its poker nights at the Mar Hall hotel have contributed to an increased morale amongst the team.

Poker Player, Coach Jade Lane Talks War and Black Friday

Jade Lane
Jenny Woo had the opportunity to interview an American hero and poker player and coach, Jade Lane.

America’s Cup of Poker Countries Advance: Venezuela, Canada, Brazil and Mexico

America’s Cup of Poker
The third annual America’s Cup of Poker got underway at the Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Fall Deficit Deal Could Provide Forum for Internet Poker Advocates in US

Deficit Internet Poker
Supporters of legalizing Internet poker are hopeful that a fall deficit deal could provide the perfect forum for their efforts.

I. Nelson Rose: “If Washington DC Online Poker Works, Other States Will Follow”

Washington DC Online Poker
Washington DC is about to start offering online poker next month, but will it work?

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth Listed Among “Most Punchable” Athletes

Poker Pro Phil Hellmuth
The Bleacher Report has listed poker pro Phil Hellmuth (aka “The Poker Brat”) among its list of “Most Punchable” Athletes.

EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker Schedule Announced

EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker Schedule
The EPT Season 8 London Festival of Poker schedule has been announced by sponsor PokerStars.

Portuguese Poker Protigy Jose “Girah Macedo Gets Busted Again: Dropped by Lock Poker

Jose “Girah Macedo Gets Busted Again
Over this past weekend, Gambling911.com noticed an influx of searches pertaining to Portuguese poker prodigy Jose “Girah Macedo”, and now we know why.

The Party’s Over: Tournament Rake Returns at PartyPoker

PartyPoker
PartyPoker made headlines last month when they began offering rake free tournaments in the wake of competitor Full Tilt Poker’s abrupt shutdown.

Full Tilt Poker Pays Licensing Fee to Alderney Gambling Control Commission

Full Tilt Poker Pays Licensing Fee
Full Tilt Poker has reportedly paid the $450,000 owed to the licensing agency Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

A-Rod Not Banned From Baseball Over Poker Allegations

A-Rod Not Banned From Baseball Over Poker Allegations
Major League Baseball has decided it will not ban Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) from the league following allegations he participated in underground high stakes poker games.

Alex Komaromi Wins LAPT Punta del Este Main Event

Alex Komaromi Wins LAPT Punta del Este Main Event
Uruguay's own Alex Gustavo Komaromi sat behind a mountain of chips -- proud new owner of the LAPT Punta del Este trophy and $244,720 in prize money.
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