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$10 PokerStars Qualifier Godoy Leads PCA10 Main Event at End of Day 2

$10 PokerStars Qualifier Godoy Leads PCA10 Main Event at End of Day 2.

PokerStars qualifier Nicolas Godoy from Corrientes, Argentina, is leading the PCA10 Main Event with 166 players left. The 19-year-old from Corrientes won his seat in the PCA Tenth Anniversary promotion for just $10. He was fast asleep when a friend rang and said he was coming over to play the satellite but it was Godoy who won the $16,000 package. He is here in the Bahamas with his uncle and aunt. In March he starts college studying Business Administration.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2013

International Stadiums Poker Tour Schedule - Lock Poker Exclusive

Lock Poker is pleased to announce that they are an exclusive sponsor of the International Stadiums Poker Tour. Touted as the biggest poker event in the World, the Tournament details and schedule have just been released to Gambling911.com

Lock Poker is accepting players worldwide for ISPT but they are the only room that is offering this to US players.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/09/2013

Online Poke Phenom Isildur1 Still on a Sick Roll: Wins $1.33 Mil Tuesday

They don’t get much better than Viktor Blom (AKA Isildur1) in the world of online poker.

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On Tuesday January 9, 2013, Blom won an amazing $1.33 million at Full Tilt Poker against top players Phil Galfond and Ben Sulsky. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/09/2013

Poker Pro Erick Lindgren Treated for ‘Gambling Problem’

Poker pro Erick Lindgren has confirmed he is working with Morningside Recovery as a means of overcoming his gambling addiction.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/08/2013

PokerStars Signs Triple Crown Winner Jake Cody as Latest Pro

Paradise Island, BAHAMAS – Jake Cody, poker’s youngest Triple Crown winner, kicks off 2013 as the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro, the world’s largest poker site announced today.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/08/2013

Scott Seiver wins $100k PCA 2013 Super High Roller for $2 Million and Change

American poker pro Scott Seiver has won $2,003,480 - one of the biggest prizes in poker - after taking down the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller tournament.

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As well as the life-changing cash first prize and prestigious title, Seiver also receives a stunning ‘Steel and Diamond’ design watch worth €14,880 from luxury Swiss brand Slyde, the Official Bracelet Sponsor of PCA10.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/08/2013

PCA10 Main Event Kicks Off With 320 Players

A total of 320 players competed on Day 1a of PCA10 today including Team PokerStars SportStar Boris Becker, Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein and Ryder Cup golfer Sergio Garcia.

PCA SUPER HIGH ROLLER 
The Super High Roller final is currently being broadcast live on #PCALive. Three players left - Scott Seiver, David Sands and Nick Schulman (who came fourth two years ago).

CANADA CUP 
Danny Noseworthy from Newfoundland won the Canada Cup for $40,417. The top three also all won a seat - Noseworthy + Joseph Stiers and Kyle Meyers.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/07/2013

Philipp Gruissem Leads Record-Breaking PCA10 $100k Super High Roller

A total of 47 total players bought in to today's PCA Super High Roller making it the largest ever turn-out for a $100k tournament. The current chip leader - with 771,500 - is EPT London High Roller winner Philipp Gruissem who was one of ten players to re-enter today. Three players (businessman Paul Newey, Bryn Kenney and Igor Kurganov) bust twice and, so far, have not entered a third time. A total of 37 players are left at present. Players have until the first hand tomorrow to decide if they want to re-enter. The seat draw will be published at noon.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/06/2013

Vanessa Selbst Confirmed for Caribbean Adventure $100k Super High Roller Event

PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS – Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst will be among the top poker players in the world competing today for a minimum $3.3 million prize pool in the $100,000 Super High Roller tournament today, the first event of the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/05/2013

Poker Pro Isildur1 Up Another $700k

Swedish online poker pro Viktor Blom, better known as Isildur1, amassed another $700k the other night.  In just the first three days of the new year, he has won just shy of $1.2 million.

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HighStakesDB.com noted:

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/04/2013

MamaCoolJ Pulls Ultimate Hat Trick at Americas Cardroom Online Poker Site

The upcoming Online Super Series II in January might see some big names at the tables, including 3-time champion MamaCool. The poker player has done it again by performing the ultimate hat trick at Americas Cardroom for the third month in a row. He earned the top spot in The Beast, Americas Cardroom's monthly points race.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/03/2013

Marvin Rettenmaier Named European Poker Player of the Year 2012

Germany’s Marvin Rettenmaier has been named 2012 European Poker Player of the Year by both Card Player Magazine and BLUFF.

His many accomplishments throughout the year included:

*Winning 1st place at the €2k EPT Grand Final Monte Carlo and netting €118,300 ($156,186).

*1st place at the $25k WPT World Championship Las Vegas for $1,196,858.

*1st place at the $4k WPT Merit Cyprus Classic for $287,784

*1st place finish at the €10k EPT Prague where he won $477,479.

Submitted by Ace King on, Jan/02/2013

Ben Sulsky Biggest Online Poker Cash Game Winner in 2012: Gus Hansen Biggest Loser

Ben “Sauce 123” Sulsky was determined to be the biggest online poker cash game winner in 2012, raking $3,581,763 on PokerStars and another $367,981 at Full Tilt Poker this fall.

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Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/01/2013

Gus Hansen Ignites Firestorm With Daniel Negreanu, Howard Lederer Tweet

Denmark poker pro Gus Hansen tweeted the day after Christmas:

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"@RealGusHansen: Do people hate Howard Lederer because of evidence of foul play or because Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier tells everybody to hate him?"

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/28/2012

Phil Ivey Cleans House at PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker

One of the biggest money makers in poker, Phil Ivey, added to his bankroll the day before Christmas with a $460k pay day.

He won the monies between both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  Ivey began playing at Full Tilt earlier in the month following more than a 1-and-a-half year absence.  Ivey plays under the new handle “Polarizing”. 

From HighStakesDB.com:

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/26/2012

Astrologer Enlisted to Help Poker Pro Daniel Negreanu Find Love (Video)

One of the most famous poker players, Daniel Negreanu, is set to appear on the Bravo reality series “Millionaire Matchmaker”. 

Patti Stanger founded the Beverly Hills-based "Millionaire's Club" in 2000 to cater to wealthy men looking for partners.  In the episode featuring the Canadian poker icon, Stanger enlists a psychic to help find Daniel true love. 

And Negreanu may have been tapping into his inner Nostradamus last month. 

The poker pro tweeted in November:

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/25/2012

Swedish Poker Pro Ramzi Jelassi Wins EPT Prague 2012 Main Event

Swedish pro Ramzi Jelassi has won the €5,300 EPT Prague Main Event for a life-changing first prize of €835,000. As well as the title and cash prize, the 26-year-old from Stockholm also receives a stunning watch from luxury Swiss brand Slyde, the Official Watch Sponsor for EPT9 Main Events.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/15/2012

EPT9 Prague Main Event Down to Two

The EPT9 Prague final was down to two players, Ramzi Jelassi of Sweden and Greek poker player Sotirious Koutoupas. 

PokerStars Stephen Bartley noted that Jelassi was in complete control on Saturday with Koutoupas still capable of a comeback.

He writes

It's not over yet, and Koutoupas has the chips and the support to pose a real threat. But you also sense that Jelassi is back in control, something that is not as easy to say for Koutoupas. It's now Jelassi's event to win.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/15/2012

EPT Prague 2013 Final Table Determined

The EPT Prague 2013 final table has been determined with Aleh Plauski of Belarus leading the pack.   Plauski is best known for finishing 6th at the PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo in April of 2010 where he walked away with $430,354. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/14/2012

Ben Warrington Leads After Day 5 of EPT Prague with 21 Players Remaining

Britain's Ben Warrington is leading EPT Prague with 21 players left. He has 2,618,000 closely followed by last season's runner-up, the Dutch banker David Boyaciyan and last night's chip leader Ramzi Jelassi from Sweden. Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden and EPT7 Prague champion Roberto Romanello are also still in contention for the €835,000 first prize.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/13/2012

Ramzi Jelassi Leads at 2013 EPT Prague After Day 4

IPT Sanremo champion Ramzi Jelassi from Sweden is chip leader at EPT Prague as the €5,300 Main Event goes into Day 4 with 55 players remaining.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/12/2012

Menikos Panagiotou Wins Eureka Season 2 finale in Prague

Player Menikos Panagiotou from Cyprus has won Eureka Prague, the final event of the second Season of the Eureka Poker Tour. He won €137,100 prize after beating a record field of 651 other players at the Hilton Prague Hotel in the Czech capital, December 5-9, 2012.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/12/2012

Phil Ivey Returns to Full Tilt Poker as ‘Polarizing’: First Time Since ‘Black Friday’

Poker pro Phil Ivey, formerly one of the most prominent faces behind Full Tilt Poker, has begun playing at the site for the first time since the company was forced to exit the US market in April 2011.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/12/2012

WSOP Circuit 2012 Harrah’s Atlantic City Event 2 Will Pay Top 90 Finishers

The WSOP Circuit 2012 Harrah’s Atlantic City Event 2 is down to the final 90 and each player is now guaranteed $589.

This event was scheduled to play to a winner Sunday night and will award $50,000 to first.

Caufman Talley, who already has two WSOP Circuit rings, had the second largest number of chips behind Charles Moore as of early Sunday evening.

Yossi Azulay, who has 15 cashes in live tournaments to date, was among the top 10 chip leaders.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/02/2012

WSOP Circuit 2012 – Harrah’s Atlantic City (Updates)

The WSOP Circuit Harrah's Atlantic City 2012 Event #2A kicked off Friday with 326 registrants.  Another 400 players entered in Day 1B of this event, thus creating a hefty prizepool and top ROI for the champion of this $365 event.  Players eliminated during the first day of play were permitted to re-enter in Day 1B.  Late registration remains open through five levels, or roughly until 2:45 p.m.

The two starting fields combine Sunday to play to a winner.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/01/2012

Victor Figueroa of Miami Beach Wins WPT Rock 'n' Roll Poker Open Main Event

Miami Beach resident Victor Figueroa enjoyed his first major poker tournament win at the 2012 WPT Rock n’ Roll Poker Open Main Event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hard Rock Monday, earning $105,000.

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Figueroa has cashed in at 7 local tournaments but this is his most notable win to date.  All but one of those wins occurred this year. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/27/2012

MicroMillions III Becomes Most Popular Online Poker Series Ever: Russian Player Wins

LONDON, UK – MicroMillions III has set a new record for largest online poker festival, with 1,308,994 entries across the 100 events, beating the previous best of 1,294,889 set in the first MicroMillions series back in March, and the 1,288,221 entries from MicroMillions II in July. 

Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/26/2012

ANZPT Auckland 2012 Final Table Determined

The ANZPT Auckland 2012 Final Table is now set with Geoff Smith of Christchurch, New Zealand leading the way.  The 39-year-old has been playing poker now for the past 6 years after first seeing televised games.

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All but two of the Final Table participants reside in New Zealand. 

Patrick Healy is a 38-year-old from Perth, Australia who had the second biggest chip count.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Nov/24/2012

Battle of Malta 2012 Poker Tournament Gets Underway

The highly anticipated Battle of Malta 2012 poker tournament has begun with a total of 153 entrants. 

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Big name poker pros Daniel “Jungleman” Cates and Gaëlle Baumann made it through to Day 2.

Leading the pack of 67 who survived to earn a seat on Day 2 is France’s Michael Agoutborde who bagged 135,500 when all was said and done.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Nov/23/2012

Brock Parker Wins 2012 Borgata Fall Poker Open

Brock Parker has won the 2012 Borgata Fall Poker Open and the $372k cash prize that comes with that honor.

A total of 644 poker players entered the event.

“It was a really good final table,” Parker told the Borgata blog after the event. “A lot of talented players.”

Parker’s life time earnings of just over $1.8 million include two first place finishes at the 2009 World Series of Poker that totaled nearly $800,000.  He won two WSOP bracelets as a result.  Parker has cashed out in 44 events to date. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Nov/22/2012

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