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2013 NBC Heads-Up Invitational Players Announced

The highly anticipated 2013 NBC Heads-Up Invitational has announced those poker players participating, and these are certainly some of the biggest names in the game.

Doyle Brunson, Jonathan Duhamel, Andy Bloch, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Antonio Esfandiari, Jennifer Harman and Brian Hastings just to name a few.  You can’t go wrong with this crowd. 

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/21/2013

PokerStars TCOOP 2013 Daily Round-Up - Jan 21

This is your PokerStars TCOOP 2013 daily round-up for January 21 courtesy of PokerStars.com

- Paul ‘padjes’ Berende wins his second ‘COOP’ title with victory in event 17

- Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder goes close with third place in event 11

- Last year’s TCOOP Player of the Series finishes third in event 18

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/21/2013

Yoshitaka Okawa Wins the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013

Yoshitaka Okawa of Japan is the winner of the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon 2013.

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Starting a final day with two tables, as opposed to just the final table, is always a daunting task. It's a simple equation of having to bust twice as many players to make it through the day. Well, to say that today went twice as quick as expected is an understatement.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/20/2013

Poker Maximus IV Satellites Running Now at Carbon Poker

A few days ago I mentioned that Carbon Poker was bringing back its popular Poker Maximus Tournament series for a fourth installment in February and as in the past players can qualify for these events by playing in satellites.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Jan/17/2013

Turbo Championship of Online Poker TCOOP 2013 Gets Underway Today

The Turbo Championship of Online Poker 2013 gets under way today, with $15 million guaranteed across 50 events, including a $2 million guaranteed Main Event that takes place on January 27.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/17/2013

Over $300k in 3 Days Paid Out in Americas Cardroom's Online Super Series II

Americas Cardroom's Online Super Series is living up to its name—and then some. Since launching on Sunday, every event in the 2-week online poker tournament series has seen its guaranteed prize pool super-sized. Over the course of three days, Americas Cardroom has handed out $306,085, eclipsing the original $222,500 that was guaranteed by $83,585.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/16/2013

Dimitar Danchev Wins $1,859,000 at 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

EPT Sanremo runner-up Dimitar Danchev has become the first Bulgarian to win a major poker tournament after taking down the 2013 PCA Main Event for $1,859,000.

The 26-year-old, who was already top of the Bulgarian all-time money list, won his seat to the $10,000 event in a $700 qualifier on PokerStars. He has been playing poker professionally for around three years but first came to prominence when he was runner-up at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Sanremo tournament in 2011, where he earned €600,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/14/2013

Day 1 of $1 Million Guaranteed Americas Cardroom’s OSS II Sees Over $236,000 Paid Out

San Jose, Costa Rica – January 14, 2013 – If Day 1 of Americas Cardroom’s OSS II series is any indication, the $1 million Guaranteed online poker series will see its total prize pool surpass the $1 million prize mark well before the 2-week series has wrapped. On Sunday, the first day of the online poker tournament series, a total of $236,850 in prize money was paid out through seven online poker events. The number eclipsed the $205,000 in money that had been guaranteed.

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/14/2013

PCA 2013: PCA Main Event Final Table Players Profiled

The PCA 2013 Main Event Final Table was now underway Sunday with profiles of each player provided by PokerStars.com below. 

Seat 1: Joao Nogueira, 21, Penefiel Portugal - PokerStars qualifier - 2,890,000

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/13/2013

Cake Poker'a Lucky $13K Tournament

Cake Poker is giving players a lucky start to 2013. By simply earning 13

Submitted by Payton on, Jan/11/2013

59 Players Remained Coming Into Friday’s PCA 2013

Another day ends at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA 2013), with Patrick Kelly leading the main event with just 59 players remaining.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/11/2013

Black Chip Poker to Host $1 Mil in Guaranteed Tournaments

Black Chip Poker is giving its players two major reasons to be hitting the tables in this month. Starting Sunday January 13th, Black Chip Poker will be hosting the 'Online Super Series II' (OSS II) tournament series in conjunction with their first ever $5k Points Race for micro stakes players. Both events will run consecutively from January 13th through to the 27th.

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/10/2013

$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

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

Carbon Poker Sunday Big Ticket Will Feature $215 Buy-In

Carbon Poker this Sunday (January 13, 2013) will feature a $215 buy-in for its Sunday Big Ticket. This is a one-off change this week, and Gambling911.com encourages its readers to try this out

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Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Jan/07/2013

Micro Stakes Poker Players to Get $5k Points Race in Americas Cardroom OSS II

As poker tournament players across America get ready for this month's groundbreaking $1 million Online Super Series, Americas Cardroom is upping the ante for small stakes ring game players, too. The US-friendly online poker site today announced its $5k Micro Race, an online poker leaderboard competition for micro stakes ring game players.

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

Poker Maximus IV Announced by Carbon Poker

As part of Carbon Poker’s exciting new MTT schedule, Poker Maximus IV will be running this coming February 7th - 17th, incorporating 37 events, with over $1.2m in GTD prizes!

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/22/2012

WSOP Europe Moving to Paris in 2013

The WSOPE announced this week that it will have a new venue in 2013 – beautiful Paris, France.  The World Series of Poker Europe had been hosted in Cannes, France over the past two seasons.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Dec/19/2012

PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker Returns January 2013

LONDON, UK – PokerStars today released the schedule for the second annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) series, which will take place from January 17-27, 2013 and guarantee $15,000,000 in tournament prizes – $5,000,000 more than in 2012!

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Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/18/2012

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

Iosif Beskrovnyy Leads EPT Prague 2012 at End of Day 2

Russian player Iosif Beskrovnyy is still leading EPT Prague with 161 players left. He has a whopping 625,200.

This season's EPT Prague is the richest poker tournament ever held in the Czech Republic. A total of 864 players from 63 countries entered, creating a total prize pool of €4,190,400. The winner will get €835,000 with 128 places being paid. The huge field is 142 more than last season's EPT.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/11/2012

Americas Card Room Presents the Online Super Series II With $1 Million Guaranteed

If there was ever any doubt that Americas Cardroom is serious about pleasing tournament players, today's announcement should put those doubts to rest. Just a year after holding its first Online Super Series that featured $150,000 in guaranteed prize money, Americas Cardroom today confirmed that the US-facing online poker site is holding its sophomore OSS from January 13th through 27th, 2013.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/11/2012

Breaking News

Cheney, Murkowski Face the Music on Tuesday: Primary Odds Available for Both

Cheney, Murkowski Face the Music on Tuesday: Primary Odds Available for Both

Alaska Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is among the more vulnerable to be reelected in November but her odds are much better than Wyoming Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney.

Micro-Betting Explained: What Are the Sports Best Suited for This Wagering Model?

Micro-Betting Explained: What Are the Sports Best Suited for This Wagering Model?

Speaking to iGaming NEXT, venture capitalist and managing partner of Sharp Alpha Advisors Lloyd Danzig said: “Soccer is a low-scoring game with a continuous clock, minimal stoppages, and far fewer discrete events as compared to the most popular US sports. Basketball, baseball, and American football appear to be especially well-suited for micro-betting.”

Heat Map Shows Negative Sentiment Toward Kevin Durant Amid Trade Talks

Heat Map Shows Negative Sentiment Toward Kevin Durant Amid Trade Talks

According to our social media study that combed through nearly 500,000 tweets, Massachusetts and the surrounding states that support the Celtics do not want Kevin Durant in Boston.