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David Benyamine Leaving Full Tilt?

According to rumors making their way around popular poker forums, French professional poker player and Full Tilt Poker

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/14/2008

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Voted For John McCain

After playing coy all through the U.S. Presidential campaign regarding who he was supporting, poker legend Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson has finally come clean.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Nov/11/2008

Peter Eastgate Wins 2008 World Series of Poker

Denmark's Peter Eastgate has become the youngest player to ever win a World Series of Poker, breaking the record held by Phil Hellmuth, Jr. for the last 19 years.

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/11/2008

2008 WSOP: Peter Eastgate vs. Ivan Demidov

It was down to Dane Peter Eastgate (chip leader) and the fearless Russian Ivan Demidov at the 2008 WSOP heading into Monday's final play.  These were the only two players remaining at this year'

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/10/2008

Poker Player Johnny Chan All-In Endorsing Sexual Stamina Drink

Just prior to Sunday night's World Series of Poker dinner break, poker pro Johnny Chan approached the mike to plug to promote his new energy drink, which among other things will help improve one's

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

David Rheem Out and Ivan Demidov Leads 2008 WSOP

One of the favorites to win the 2008 WSOP was out fast.  David Rheem busted out in 7th place around 8:30 pm EST. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Interview With Ylon Schwartz

Continuing my interviews with the World Series of Poker final players, I had a chance to sit down with Ylon Schwartz. 

You could say that I was his cup of morning coffee as my phone call woke him up.  We got the interview started immediately and Jenny learned a thing or two about this veteran of poker in which he's been playing for the past 15 years.  However, he played professional chess for 12 years before he realized he could make more money in the poker world.  He opened up to me and told me what he does in his spare time to who he voted for in this years election.   

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final : Darus Suharto Interview Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with Darus Suharto, who will be playing 6th in chips (12,520,000) during the 2008 WSOP final table on November the 10

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/09/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table Betting Odds

The 2008 WSOP final table is about to get underway after a three month delay and you can bet which of the professional poker players are going to win the main event.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/09/2008

Ivan Demidov Intimidating After Finishing 2nd at WSOPE? Think Not!

Russian Ivan Demidov managed something pretty amazing this year.  He finished 2nd at the World Series of Poker Europe final table (WSOPE) and now he's among the nine that will face off

Submitted by Ace King on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Final Table: Jenny Woo Interviews The Players

With the highly anticipated 2008 World Series of Poker about to get underway Tuesday,'s Jenny Woo had an opportunity to sit down with a few of the finalists.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/08/2008

2008 World Series of Poker Final: Dennis Phillips Interview Senior Correspondent, Jenny Woo, had an opportunity to sit down with 2008 World Series of Poker chip leader who coming into this week's delayed final had $26,296,000 in chips.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Nov/08/2008

2008 WSOP Loses Steam: November Nine Fail To Shine

Not even the possibility of an arrest or showdown between the USA vs. Russia has ignited enough passion as we head into the 2008 WSOP final.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Nov/06/2008

Annie Duke Not Leaving UltimateBet Poker

"No...I am NOT leaving Ultimatebet!" Poker legend Annie Duke proclaimed in her blog this week.

Ms. Duke is the long time face of  She acts as a charitable representative of the world's 8th largest online poker room/network along side multi-bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth.  Annie Duke was responding to rumors that were spreading across the Web.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/06/2008

Patrik Antonius Wins $606K Poker Hand

Following up a week in which the largest online poker pot ever changed four times, Patrik Antonius was involved in another trademark pot.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/05/2008

Durrrr Still Leading Cash Game Winner for 2008

With only weeks remaining on the calendar year of 2008, online poker pro Tom "durrrr" Dwan is still leading the charge with a whopping $2,262,420 in total winnings.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/04/2008

Alex Rodriguez - High Stakes Poker Player

Professional baseball player Alex Rodriguez is not only playing Madonna, he's got a knack for some high stakes poker as well.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/03/2008

Two New Poker Hall of Fame Inductees Two New Poker Hall of Fame Inductees

As part of the ceremonies for the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker held on November 9th, Dewey Tomko and Henry Orenstein will be inducted to the Poker Hall of fame.

Submitted by Guest on, Nov/02/2008

Lacey Jones and Christina Lindley Bluff Magazine Spread Is Here

Critical-thinking poker intelligentsia like us know that the true measure of a woman poker player is not the superficial shit like how much money she's won or bracelets she's snagged.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/31/2008

Professional Poker Player, Grateful Dead Attorney Dead

A professional poker player, who doubled as the longtime attorney for the rock band the Grateful Dead, is dead.

According to media reports, Harold "Hal" Kant, 77, of Reno, Nevada, USA, who earned a championship gold bracelet and $174,000 for winning a pot-limit Omaha tournament at the 1987 World Series of Poker (WSOP) in Las Vegas, died October 19 in Reno from pancreatic cancer.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/30/2008

Ylon Schwartz Speaks Out About the WSOP Layoff

For the first time in the history of the Main Event, last summer's 2008 World Series of Poker did not culminate in the crowning of a new world champion.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/30/2008

Fiachra Meere Win Irish Masters Poker

Fiachra Meere has won the Paddy Power Irish Masters Champion and with that

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/29/2008

Gus Hansen Up $3.2 Million at Full Tilt

Gus Hansen is renowned as one of the top poker players in the world.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/29/2008

Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier Wins WPT Festa al Lago

Given his chip lead going into final table play, no real shocker that Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier captured the WPT Festa al Lago championship at the Bellagio in Las Vegas yesterday.

Elky weilded is big stack aggressively (not as hot as it soundsTM), moving all-in in (not as hot as it soundsTM) time after time, pounding the rest of the guys at the table into submission (definitely not as hot as it sounds).

By the time Elky got heads-up with Nam Le, he held a 15-1 chip advantage, and wasted little time closing out him out and claiming the championship.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/27/2008

Latest UltimateBet Aruba Classic Winner Matt Brady: No Monster Truck Yet!

I'm sure a lot of you read my "all in good humor" article on UltimateBet Aruba Classic Winner, Matt Brady.

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, Oct/25/2008

Disgraced Former Cricket Player Now Poker Pro?

Only in the world of poker can someone viewed as a person of low moral character be seen as a hero.

The latest example?

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Oct/24/2008

Doyle Brunson on the Bellagio Tournament

The Bellagio tournament is the greatest! There is no dinner break and you can be home in bed by 10:00 pm if you choose. It is really good if you are a little long in the tooth.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/23/2008

PokerStars Bans Player Who Is Repeat Offender

Yet again has the poker world been surprised by one of its rising starts being banned by an online poker room.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/23/2008

Poker Pro Dennis Phillips eBay Poker Auction

With four days left on his Ebay auction to net an additional sponsor for the WSOP Main Event, Dennis Phillips has currently attracted 21 bids with the top offer standing at $13,100.00.

Submitted by Guest on, Oct/21/2008

North American Poker Championship Winner Is....

The 2008 North American Poker Championship winner has been announced and it's a name few of the readers would know.

Glen Witmer has beaten poker pro Gavin Smith.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/16/2008

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