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Professional poker is high stakes, high octane, high everything. Hundreds and thousands of dollars, pounds, and Euros are called and raised for pots that can make or break a player’s career. For the casual poker player flipping cards at the best online casinos, this might seem like a daunting prospect but these guys (and girls) eat chips for breakfast - and not the potato kind!

Submitted by Payton on, Jun/26/2019

Doyle Brunson Bares All to Nude Beach Loving Lacey Jones

Doyle Brunson wasn't voted my Sexiest Poker Player of 2009 because he's dead wood.  Poker babe Lacey Jones also made the cut. 

Submitted by Jenny Woo on, May/12/2019

Gambling Heroes Who Should Be Featured Over and Over Again

For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own. Simply put, there is only so much attention the public can give to professional gamblers. As a result, we have gathered here today not to give even more attention to the likes of Daniel Negreanu, but to talk about the unsung heroes of the industry that deserve more attention than they are current

For the most part, poker players and successful gamblers in general tend to hog the glory. While some players rise to titanic levels of popularity, others tend to fade into the background, of no fault of their own. Simply put, there is only so much attention the public can give to professional gamblers.

Submitted by Payton on, Nov/14/2018

Tobey Maguire a ‘Royal Jerk at Poker Table’, Told Hostess to ‘Bark Like a Seal’

“Molly’s Game”, the new memoire from the so-called “Poker Princess” Molly Bloom, arrived in bookstores Thursday (June 12, 2014) and it’s not without its juicy tidbits blasting the likes of “Spider-Man” actor Tobey Maguire. 

Submitted by Ace King on, Dec/16/2017


Jaroslaw Sikora has been in the spotlight at EPT Malta since Monday when he bagged the biggest stack at the end of Day 1b. He's now leading the EPT12 Malta Main Event once again, with 1,457,000 in chips at the end of Day 3. With 40 players left, Sikora has already improved on his best EPT Main Event finish to date, 45th place at EPT 12 Barcelona in August (for €22,840). But he has done well in Malta before; at the EPT's debut stop on the island in March, Sikora was runner-up in the IPT Malta Main Event for a career-best cash of €97,975.
Submitted by Payton on, Oct/28/2015

Americas Cardroom Launched Million Dollar Sunday Satellite Schedule.

Americas Cardroom has posted their upcoming super satellite schedule for their $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar SundayTournament on April 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm ET. Players may now qualify for their entry to numerous 40 and 100-seat mega satellites through a wide variety of low buy-in super satellites. Players can win their seats to these for free via daily freerolls on the site.


Submitted by Payton on, Mar/30/2015

Doyle Brunson to play the One Million Dollar Tourney on AmericasCardRoom

The Goodfather of Poker, the man, the legend, Doyle “TexDolly” Brunson has confirmed his participation in the $1,000,000 GTD Tournament on AmericasCardRoom tomorrow at 3pm ETThe first One Million Dollar tourney since Black Friday and Doyle is ready to play on a Sunday Milli

Submitted by Payton on, Dec/13/2014

Raffaele Sorrentino Leads EPT 11 London Main Event for Day 3

Italian player Raffaele Sorrentino is leading the 127 remaining players heading in to Day 3 of the £4,150 EPT 11 London Main Event. He has 491,400. A whole bunch of team PokerStars Pros are also still in including Johnny Lodden, Jake Cody, Liv Boeree and Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur.

Submitted by Press Release on, Oct/14/2014

Ivey’s big question: why is edge sorting cheating?

Phil Ivey’s recent failure to win the right of appeal in his court case against a London casino raises some profound questions for card players. The ten time WSOP winner lost a $12.4 million court case in London, England in 2012 after the casino refused to pay out on his baccarat win there, insisting that because he had ‘edge-sorted’ he had in effect cheated them.


Submitted by Payton on, Oct/13/2014

Poker Player Matt Smith Wins $1 Million Playing Fantasy Football

Poker player Matt Smith this past week won $1 million taking part in “DraftKings Millionaire Maker”.  

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Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/12/2014

81-Year-Old Poker Pro Doyle Brunson Surgery a Success: Gall Bladder Removed

81-year-old poker pro Doyle Brunson (AKA “The Texas Dolly”) revealed Friday evening that surgery to remove his gall bladder went off without a hitch.  That wasn’t all the doctors fixed, however.  

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/10/2014

Poker Pro Phil Ivey on ’60 Minutes’: ‘Being Called a Cheater is Very Bad’

One of the most recognized professional poker players in the world, Phil Ivey, sits down with CBS Sports James Brown in a candid “60 Minutes” segment on Showtime October 7, 2014. Ivey is not known for giving many interviews.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Oct/03/2014

Poker Pro Phil Ivey Engaged in Trickery to Win £7.7m Casino Tells Court

Poker pro Phil Ivey is alleged to have “stitched up” London’s Crockfords Club Casino by taking advantage of a minor flaw in playing cards, the High Court heard on Thursday.

Submitted by Ace King on, Oct/03/2014

WSOP Finalist Billy Pappas Tells G911 ‘If He Wins, He’ll Buy Mom a House’

Even if 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table member William Pappaconstantinou doesn't do another thing at this year's WSOP, he's already got one record under his belt.

His last name contains 17 letters, giving him the longest last name of anyone who has ever made the WSOP Main Event final table.

(He's probably got the longest last name of anyone who has ever played in the WSOP, but that's still being checked.)

So that's why Pappaconstantinou, 29, from Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, goes by the handy moniker "Billy Pappas."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/28/2014

Former Ultimate Poker Pro William Reynolds Trashes Company on Twitter

A former pro for the first US-regulated online poker site, Ultimate Poker, took to Twitter to bash the company after it pulled out of the New Jersey market.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/26/2014

Rafa Nadal to Play Ronaldo in New Poker ‘Duel’

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo, has challenged fellow PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal, to a live head-to-head poker match, dubbed ‘The Duel’. The 14-time tennis Grand Slam winner has accepted the challenge, with the game scheduled to be live broadcasted from London on November 6.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/18/2014

WSOP Finalist Jorryt Van Hoof is Phil Hellmuth’s Type of Guy

The Dutch are known for many things, but playing poker isn't one of them.

Growing tulips, building windmills and wearing wooden shoes--those are the activities people from the Netherlands are associated with.

But that all may be about to change.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/14/2014

Poker Pro Dutch Boyd Talks About Being Bipolar: But Is He Mental?

In an audio interview with, poker pro Dutch Boyd discussed living with bipolar disorder.

Years ago, the poker community had posed the question: “Is Dutch Boyd mental?”

“I don’t know. I haven’t had an issue with bipolar for six-years now. I haven’t been on any sort of medication. As soon as I stopped doing drugs and cut out that unhealthy part of my life, the bipolar just seemed to disappear. Sometimes I am frightened it will come back and sometimes I think it’s creeping up on me.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/14/2014

‘All In, All Night’, ‘Underground Poker’ Debuts on Discovery Channel

Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak appear in a new TV show that debuted on the Discovery Network Wednesday night at 10 pm EDT.

The program focuses on the two pros searching for underground poker games with the premier episode set in New Orleans.

Discovery Channel provides the premise for the series:

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Sep/10/2014

Finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame 2014 Announced: Daniel Negreanu Makes the Cut

This year’s finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame have been announced with Daniel Negreanu making the list for his first year of eligibility. 

Negreanu is the biggest money earner in poker, having taken in nearly $30 million at live tournaments to date.  He is just 40 years old.

Submitted by Ace King on, Sep/09/2014

California Man Turns $200 Into $74000 at HPT Main Event

Rancho Mirage, CA (September 8, 2014) - Monday morning, Raffi Der Gregorian listed his total career poker earnings at $0. By the end of the day, the Glendale, California man outlasted the field in the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa to join the elite club of HPT Champions. He can now adjust his earnings total to $74,276.

Submitted by Press Release on, Sep/08/2014

For November Nine’s Mark Newhouse, WSOP Final Table is Old Hat

The odds of making the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event--the so-called "November Nine"--are pretty long.

The odds of doing it two years in a row are astronomical.

But that's just what Mark Newhouse, a 29-year-old poker pro from North Carolina who now lives in Las Vegas, has done.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Sep/04/2014

Gus Hansen vs. Viktor Blom ‘Best-of-Threes” With a Twist at Full Tilt Poker

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – As two of the most exciting players in poker face off in a best-of-three contest for $50,000 and to avoid a forfeit, Full Tilt Poker is inviting players to cash in on the action with a further $50,000 for qualifiers to win.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/28/2014

Interview with EPT 100 Barcelona Main Event Winner: Entrevista a Andre Lettau

Below are interviews with Germany’s Andre Lettau, both in England and in Espanol. 

The 27-year-old online pro won the record-breaking 100th EPT Main Event in Barcelona for a life-changing first prize of €794,058.  This was his first European Poker Tour.

Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/28/2014

Ihar Soika Wins EPT 11 Barcelona High Roller: Mercier Finishes 2nd

Jason Mercier finished second at the EPT 11 Barcelona High Roller event, taking home a cool €473,500.

The eventual winner was Ihar Soika from Belarus who took home €747,200.

The event had a total of 393 entries and became the biggest High Roller in the history of the EPT.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Aug/27/2014

EPT 100 Barcelona Final: Hossein Ensan Leads the Pack

At the start of #EPT100, Hossein Ensan, 50, took down the first ever EPT Seniors Event for a best live cash of €4,535. He then won a seat in a live satellite to the record-breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event and is going in to the final as chip leader with 10,295,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/26/2014

November Niner William Tonking Gives Self ‘Punchers Chance’ to Win WSOP Title

The University of South Carolina is known for producing football players, not poker players.

Grid stars such as George Rogers, Sterling Sharpe and most recently, Jadeveon Clowney, have made it to the NFL after first starring at the Columbia, South Carolina-based university known as "the other USC."

But all that's now changed.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Aug/26/2014

Bram Haenraets Leads 25 Remaining Players at EPT100 Barcelona Main Event

Dutch PokerStars qualifier Bram Haenraets, who is playing his first live tournament, is chip leader going in to Day 5 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. The 30-year-old from Amsterdam - who won his seat in a €82 satellite on PokerStars - has 4,395,000.

There are 25 players left from the 102 who started Day 3 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).

Submitted by Press Release on, Aug/25/2014

Did Daniel Negreanu Once Slap Phil Ivey in Drunken Stupor?

“You would be nothing without me,” poker pro Daniel Negreanu allegedly told fellow pro Phil Ivey at a poker tournament some years ago.

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Submitted by Ace King on, Aug/25/2014

Jason Mercier Once Stabbed in the Back – Almost Died: Reveals Scar for First Time

While attending this week’s EPT Barcelona events, poker pro Jason Mercier spoke to PokerStars TV and was candid in recounting the time he nearly died outside an Italian nightclub following a brutal and -what he says - was an unprevoked stabbing.  The attacked occurred right after his first European Poker Tour win in 2008 at San Remo.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Aug/24/2014

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