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Marcin Wydrowski Wins WPT Prague 2012: Rodrigo Caprioli Lifetime Achievement Award

Poland’s Marcin Wydrowski has won the WPT Prague 2012 Main Event and the €325,000 cash prize that came with it.

This was only Wydrowski’s second cashout in live tournament play.    

Also taking place in Prague is the EPT Prague 2012, which concluded Day 1 on Monday with 315 out of a record 864 taking part. 
On Tuesday, 31-year-old Brazilian Rodrigo Caprioli, accepted a lifetime achievement award on the stage at EPT Prague in recognition of reaching five million VIP Player Points at PokerStars.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/11/2012

EPT Prague 2012 Sets New Record: 864 Poker Players Participate

This season's EPT Prague is the biggest ever with 864 players from 63 countries competing in the Main Event at the Hilton Prague. The bumper field is 142 more than last season's EPT and makes this the richest poker tournament ever held in the Czech Republic.

Yesterday 336 players competed, with 180 making it through to Day 2. Today's Day 1b field numbered 528.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/10/2012

Poker Maximus III – Final Day Recap

The final Sunday of the Poker Maximus II series brought plenty of action as the series wrapped up its 11-day event with four Main Events ranging from $10-$500 buy-ins. After 35 great events we would like to congratulate all the players that took part in Poker Maximus III. It was another great 11 days of poker action and congratulations to all the winners of the 35 events. Here’s how the final day’s action concluded:  Play online poker for FREE or REAL MONEY at Carbon Poker here

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/10/2012

Poker Tournament News: Menikos Panagiotou Wins Eureka Pride 2012

The champion of Eureka Prague, the biggest ever Eureka poker tour event, is Menikos Panagiotou. The 29-year-old Cypriot had already outlasted 644 players to reach the final eight and he absolutely ran over the final table today, eliminating six of his seven opponents to claim the first prize of €137,100.

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Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/09/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 10 Recap

The last Saturday of Poker Maximus III wrapped up yesterday as players are gearing up for the four main events on Sunday. Day 10’s events had two different No Limit Hold’em tournaments take place along with another PLO8 tournament.   Play online poker for FREE or REAL MONEY at Carbon Poker here and receive up to $600 in FREE CASH

Event #29: $7,500 Guaranteed NLH Heads-Up – ($100+9 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/09/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 9 Recap

Day 9 of the Poker Maximus III series had three different forms of poker on the menu as there was a NL Hold’em event, Pot-Limit Omaha tournament and a Stud8 tournament to cap off the day. Combined, there was $55,000 in guaranteed money on the table in these three events.   Play online poker for FREE or REAL MONEY at Carbon Poker here

Event #26: $40,000 Guaranteed NLH Deepstack– ($200+15 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/08/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 8 Recap

Thursday’s events in the Poker Maximus III series brought plenty of variety to players as there was another HORSE event along with two smaller NL Hold’em events. In the end, three more winners were crowned as the Poker Maximus III series gears up for its final weekend.  Check out Carbon Poker here and start playing today for FREE or REAL MONEY

Event #23: $10,000 Guaranteed NLH deep stack – ($10+1 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/07/2012

Eureka Prague Main Event 2012 Breaks Attendance Records

The €1,100 Eureka Prague Main Event has broken all records for attendance at a Eureka event with a total of 652 players turning up to compete at the Season 2 finale at the Hilton Prague Hotel. This is nearly double the previous biggest event which was the first Eureka event ever held, in Prague, in Season 1 with 329 players. The tournament is now on Day 2 and in the money. The total prize pool is €632,440 with 72 places being paid. The winner will receive €140,000.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/07/2012

National Heads Up Championship Returning to NBC in 2013: More Poker Tournament News

The National Heads Up Championship is returning to Caesars Palace Las Vegas January 24-26, 2013 following a year-long absence.  This event will be broadcast on NBC. 

Mori Eskandani, head of Poker PROductions, will once again be heading up production.

The NBC Heads-Up Championship is an invitational tournament with a $20,000 buy-in.

WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Updates

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/06/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 7 Recap

Day 7 of the Poker Maximus III event had three more great events take place with Hold’em being the game of choice. There were two NL Hold’em events and the second Limit Hold’em event of PM III. Three more talented poker players came away with titles and here’s how it happened:  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in this magnificent event.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/06/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 6 Recap

Three more great Poker Maximus III events took place on Day 6 as over $47,500 in guaranteed prize money was up for grabs.  Join Carbon Poker here and receive up to $600 in FREE CASH

Event #17: $7,500 Guaranteed 6-Max PLO – ($55+5 buy-in)

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/05/2012

2013 Irish Poker Open Satellites Now Going at Cake

Cake Poker is proud to serve up a sixth round of Irish Poker Open satellites to the 2013 Main Event. As Europe’s longest running tournament, it’s become an Easter weekend event that’s not to be missed offering a €2,250 Main Event Seat, plenty of side action and of course, loads of Irish hospitality. This year’s Main Event plays March 29th through April 1st, in Dublin, Ireland.

Submitted by Press Release on, Dec/05/2012

Poker Tournament News: 2012 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City Updates

In Tuesday’s poker tournament news, the 2012 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Atlantic City Event #5, a $580 No-Limit Hold’em tournament, drew more than 30 percent more players than the previous $580 No-Limit Hold’em event held at Harrah’s Resort. In all, 260 players registered creating a prizepool of $129, 675. The top 27 spots will pay with a min cash worth $1,048. The champion will pocket $31,770.

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/04/2012

Poker Tournament News: 2012 WPT Prague, WSOP Circuit Harrah’s AC and More

Gambling911.com has your latest poker tournament news with the 2012 WPT Prague Day 1a now in the books.

115 players put up €3,300 for the first of three entry days. 

Pasi Heinanen led the pack.  Heinanen has 22 lifetime cashes and has won close to a half million dollars in live tournaments to date.  His biggest win was a 2nd place finish in 2007 at the Helsinki Freezout where he took home $121,888. 

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/04/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 4 Recap

In the first full Sunday of two 10 day Poker Maximus III event, four great tournaments went off, including the first HORSE event of Poker Maximus III. The other three tournaments were all No Limit Hold’em, but with Event #11 having $125K guaranteed and a $500 buy-in, we saw our first huge score of the series.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III and have your show at a piece of the $125k!!!

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/03/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 3 Recap

The first Saturday of Poker Maximus III saw quite a bit of action as three different Hold’em tournaments were the story of the day. Poker Maximus III saw its first Limit Hold’em event in Event #8 and 89 players decided to try their hand at it. We also had our first big NL Hold’em event with a $200+15 buy-in tournament that zackbaker was lucky enough to take down.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/02/2012

Poker Maximus III – Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Poker Maximus III saw three more great events take place as the tournament series really starts to gather momentum.  Join Carbon Poker here to take part in Poker Maximus III.

Event #4: $7,500 Guaranteed PLO8 – ($30+3 buy-in)

429 players entered the first Omaha tournament of Poker Maximus III and with all those participants the final prize pool increased to just under $13,000.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Dec/02/2012

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 2013 Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas Giveaways at Camasino

All Year around, Camasino / Snake's Poker Club will be hosting a League where five lucky poker players can win a package to play in the WSOP* Circuit at Caesar's Palace during the month of February.  Camasino Poker Club is located outside of Montreal, but if you can’t make it there, visit them online and play via your webcam at Camasino.com.  Now offering a new real money suite of casino games.  LIGUE WSOP Circuit Las Vegas au Camasino / Snake’s Poker Club

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Dec/01/2012

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

Poker Maximus III – Day 1 Recap

The first day of Poker Maximus III was spectacular as the third installment of this great tournament series got under way. Poker Maximus III opened up with three No Limit Hold’em events on Day 1, with buy-ins ranging from $10 to $200. Here’s how they finished.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Nov/30/2012

Poker Maximus III Starts Thursday November 30, 2012

The Poker Tournament series that everyone absolutely loves begins its third rendition tomorrow as Poker Maximus is back at Carbon Poker. For those that don’t know, Poker Maximus III is a series of 35 phenomenal poker tournaments run over the course of 11 days with some great main events on the final Sunday (December 9th).

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Nov/28/2012

Carbon Poker Giving Away Free Seats to $100K ‘Sunday Big Ticket’

As a poker site that has continuously dedicated themselves to player satisfaction and high quality poker games. They are at it again as they have announced that they will be running a weekly freeroll tournament giving away free seats to that week’s “Sunday Big Ticket.” The Sunday Big Ticket is a $100,000 Guaranteed tournament that runs every Sunday afternoon and typically costs $109 to enter.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Nov/27/2012

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

2012 WPT Montreal Sets New Record

The start of this weekend’s 2012 WPT Montreal set a new record for a tournament with over a $1k buy-in taking place in Canada. 

1173 entrants were recorded during Day 1 of this event with a previous record set earlier this month at the WSOPC Vancouver (1032 entrants).  These figures demonstrate that poker is alive and well in Canada and apparently growing in popularity. 

Chip count before day two, top 6:

1. Patrick Lelievre 326,100

2. Kalpesh Raichura 314,200

3. Kerry Shears 299,300

4. Jeff Gross 284,000

5. Jean-Louis Forino 272,000

Submitted by Patrick Flanigan on, Nov/25/2012

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

MicroMillions III Reaches Half-Way Point: Already Surpasses $3.5 Mark

As the half-way stage of MicroMillions III approaches, the total prize pool has already surpassed $3.5 million mark, which means it’s on course to smash the series’ $5 million guarantee.

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Submitted by Press Release on, Nov/20/2012

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.