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Phil Hellmuth Pokes Finger in Eye of NCAA

Is poker superstar Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr. endangering the Stanford University football team?

Looks like!

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/02/2009

Maria Ho, Tiffany Michelle Eliminated from The Amazing Race

Poker pros Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle have been eliminated from this season's The Amazing Race.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, Nov/02/2009

Vanessa Rousso Would Host Poker Show

In an interview with Vanessa Rousso,'s Jenny Woo gets to the bottom of the rumors surrounding the poker pro's supposed new gig hosting Game Show Network's "High Stakes Poker&qu

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/28/2009

Phil Ivey Poison to Internet Sportsbooks

Internet sportsbooks that offered betting odds on the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event are quaking in their boots.

And they've got good reason. 

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/28/2009

2009 WSOP Main Event Resumes Next Week

The 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, which has been on hiatus since July, resumes next week.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/28/2009

Doyle Brunson's Kamikaze Dog Doing Well

"May the work that you have be the play that you love."

There is finally some poker action in Bobby's Room at the Bellagio.  We have lowered the stakes and more players are coming in. It's really dumb to play so high no one except the ultra rich guys can play. I was completely exhausted when I got through traveling but after playing poker for 4 straight days, I feel great again. It is really amazing how playing helps me. I guess I'm a junkie after all these years.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Oct/27/2009

Card Player Poker Mag's Shulman How Not To Win Friends

What follows is an interesting account of an incident that transpired at a Caesar's poker tournament featuring Barry Shulman, who just won the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2009

Clonie Gowen Full Tilt Poker Lawsuit Again Falls Short

Female professional poker player, Clonie Gowen's widely publicized lawsuit recently hit anot

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/26/2009

Maria Ho: Best Finish Yet on The Amazing Race

A gleeful Maria Ho proclaimed her best finish yet on Sunday night's installment of The Amazing Race.  She and fellow poker pro and good buddy Tiffany Michelle finished second in Dubai. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/26/2009

Negreanu: WPT Bellagio New Structure is Just Plain Garbage

The WPT Bellagio and how that Vegas showcase hotel describes its acclaimed event:

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/26/2009

Poker Player Who Killed Parents Won’t Get Death Penalty

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office will not seek the death penalty for Ernest Scherer III, now 31, who is accused of killing both his parents. former San Ramon Valley schools trustee Ernest Scherer Jr., 60 and Charlene Abendroth, 57, a longtime Cal State East Bay accounting lecturer, were both found brutally stabbed and beaten to death in their Pleasanton home last year.  Both the father and son were well known on the professional poker circuit.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/26/2009

Woo: Man Boobs Get Me Hot and Bothered Senior International Correspondent Jenny Woo wasn't too thrilled to read Thomas Somach's latest piece about record World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. 

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/25/2009

Tom Durrrr Dwan’s 2009 Has Been Full of Action

2009 has been an action packed year for poker pro Tom "Durrrr" Dwan.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/23/2009

Phil Hellmuth Poker Brat Naked in ESPN The Magazine

Just call him the Naked Poker Brat.

Phil "Poker Brat" Hellmuth Jr. naked?

It's the poker world's worst nightmare, and it's come true.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Oct/23/2009

Tom Somach: The Poker Hall of Shame

The Poker Hall of Fame announced last week that Mike Sexton will be its lone inductee for 2009.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/21/2009

Doyle's Twitter Fans Could Win Vegas Trip has announced a special Twitter Followers freeroll to mark Doyle Brunson's upcoming 100,000 Twitter followers achievement.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/21/2009

The Best Poker Player Twitter Page Goes To…

Who is the best poker player on Twitter?

Who makes the most interesting Tweets?

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/20/2009

Vanessa Rousso: “I am Not the Next Host of High Risk Poker”

Speaking to's Senior International Correspondent, Jenny Woo, on Monday, poker pro Vanessa Rousso vehemently denied rumors that she has been chosen to host the Game Show Network's po

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/19/2009

Doyle Brunson Inducted Into Athletics Hall of Fame

Doyle Brunson has been recognized as poker's biggest legend and one of the best professionals to ever play the game.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/16/2009

Only Mike Sexton to be Inducted into Poker Hall of Fame

Much has been made of this year's Poker Hall of Fame inductees this past summer but it now appears that only one person will be getting the nod.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/15/2009

Poker’s Top Five Feuds of All Time

Thomas Somach, now a staff writer for the website, has written for the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, the New York Times Syndicate, the Edmonton Journal and th

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/15/2009

Brunson: Poker Shows are so Bad They Are Embarrassing

Back from Montana! I'll never complain about hot weather again. It was 3 degrees on the mountain my grandson lives on, along with 8 inches of snow. That cold cut through me like a knife.

Submitted by Doyle Brunson on, Oct/14/2009

Online Poker Pro Jeff Madsen: 9/11 an Orchestrated Event

Add poker pro Jeff Madsen to the list of those who believe that the events of 9/11 were orchestrated as part of a government conspiracy.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/13/2009

Doyle Brunson Looks for Next Member of Elite Poker Team

To build his team of elite poker players, Doyle Brunson isn't straying far from home to source the talent. The world's biggest poker legend will be playing at $5/10 and $10/20 cash game tables every Monday through Friday at along with Chris Moorman, Mike Caro and other pros in order to meet new poker players and hopefully find the next member for his elite team of young poker pros.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/13/2009

$2.3 Mil Aruba Poker Classic Main Event Winner


There must be something in the water in the Keystone State.

Submitted by Payton on, Oct/13/2009

Vanessa Rousso’s New Ride

What does becoming a professional poker player get some people?

Try a new Lamborghini Gallardo.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/11/2009

Brandon Hall Wins 2009 Aruba Poker Classic

Brandon Hall walked off with a cool $753,330 after winning the 2009 Aruba Poker Classic, sponsored by

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/11/2009

The Amazing Race’s Maria Ho Interview With Woo

As many of you know by now, Maria Ho is on the 15th season of The Amazing Race.  Maria's debut started on Sunday September 27th along with Tiffany Michelle and being the only

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/07/2009

Phil Hellmuth vs. Harrah’s and the World Series of Poker

World Series of Poker record bracelet holder Phil Hellmuth is not exactly happy with the tournament these days or the folks who run it, Harrah's.

Hellmuth spoke to French media about how Harrah's new online poker website could damage the WSOP.  The site will not be available to US customers at the onset.  Harrah's announced a partnership agreement with the strong European brand, earlier last month. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Oct/02/2009

Barry Shulman 2009 World Series of Poker Europe Win

Close but no cigar for poker pro Daniel Negreanu, who is fast becoming the Dan Marino of the World Series of Poker Europe.  He and Card Player Magazine owner Barry Shulman went at it for hours bef

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/02/2009

Breaking News

Sports Gambling in New York State Unlikely for 2018

Sports Gambling in New York State Unlikely for 2018

The speaker of the New York State Assembly confirmed this weekend that there is little support at this time for legislation authorizing sports betting in his state, at least not for 2018.

Brazil 2018 World Cup Payout Odds Don't Change Much After Switzerland Draw

Brazil's draw with Switzerland Sunday was not the biggest shock of the day.  Germany's loss to Mexico was by far the top upset of the tournament.

Bankroll Swings in Bitcoin Jacks or Better Video Poker

The bankroll swings in Jacks or Better Video Poker are considered to be bearable for the low-risk gambler.