The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting shutdown of society has resulted in changes across the board. Poker, on a live basis in a casino or card room, has been closed for the last two months. Now, as rooms and casinos are beginning to open, one segment of the game – tournament poker – is slowly beginning… Read more »

It is one of the great things to discuss around the bar or during a home game when the drinks and chips are flying. “Who is the greatest poker player of all-time? Who is the G.O.A.T. in poker?” There have been plenty of people who have tried to quantify that answer but, in all honesty,… Read more »

The second heads-up challenge went significantly more smoothly for Phil Galfond than did the first one. On Tuesday, Galfond wrapped up his challenge against Ioannis “ActionFreak” Kontonatsios, coming out on top with a €114,765.66 profit. It was a similar setup to the one against VeniVidi1993, just shortly and for higher stakes. The game was €150/€300… Read more »

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Long-awaited announcement has arrived Nevada locals and tourists yearning for a trip to Las Vegas can finally get excited. On Friday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced via a press release that “pending the evaluation of trends in Nevada’s COVID-19 data,” he will allow the state’s casinos to reopen on June 4. Casinos have been closed… Read more »

Poker Strategy

You can most certainly play poker with a straightforward approach. Play the Top Ten hands, pocket Aces through tens with Big Slick and Big Chick tossed in with the occasional foray with an A-J- or A-10, but eventually that will become recognizable, especially by your opposition. Thus, when you come in for your raises, the… Read more »

Online Poker

PokerStars Releases Poker DoJo Mobile App

PokerStars released an interesting new mobile app today for iOS and Android called Poker DoJo. And even more interesting, it is actually for poker players in the United States (and the UK). Poker DoJo is a poker training app targeted to novice players. It focuses on understanding hand strength using three mini-games. Aside from the… Read more »

WSOP Circuit’s Global Casino Championship Moved Online

Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the poker world, as the World Series of Poker announced on Saturday that the WSOP Circuit-ending Global Casino Championship has been moved entirely online. It was originally scheduled to be held at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in North Carolina August 11-13. The Global Casino Championship will now take place… Read more »

PokerStars SCOOP, Twitch, Grand Tour Setting Records

It’s a busy week in the online poker world with the Main Event of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and the WPT Online Championship wrapping up and the GGPoker WSOP Super Circuit Online Series in full swing. PokerStars, in particular, has had a hell of a lot of action, setting records all… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Former Politicians Looking to Remove Betting Caps in Colorado

Poker rooms in Colorado have a betting restriction in which nobody can wager more than $100 on a single bet. I would personally have no problem with this if I visited the state because, well, I’m a pansy poker player. I would play low, low stakes and would be thrilled that I’d have to keep… Read more »

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Poker tournaments

Alexandros Kolonias Wins Poker Masters Online Purple Jacket

Prevented as all live poker tournament series are right now from being held in a physical casino, the Poker Masters – this year called the Poker Masters Online – concluded online this weekend. The high-stakes series, presented by Poker Central on partypoker, had 30 tournaments, all of which had five-figure buy-ins. And the excitement lasted… Read more »

2020 World Series of Poker Postponed in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Poker during a pandemic is a bad idea We were all waiting for this shoe to drop. It felt inevitable. Caesars entertainment finally announced that the 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled to begin just over a month from now on May 26th, the goal is… Read more »

WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Coming to GGPoker

In March, the few U.S. poker players who are able to play online got their shot at the WSOP.com Online Super Circuit Series. Now it’s the rest of the world’s turn. The World Series of Poker has announced the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series will be hosted by global-facing GGPoker in May. We don’t know… Read more »

Site News

Responses Pour In On Full Tilt Poker License Revocation

The shockwaves of yesterday’s decision by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) to revoke the e-gaming license of Full Tilt Poker continue to be felt across the poker world. Following the announcement of the decision by the AGCC – where the executive director of the organization, Andre Wilsenach, said that Full Tilt Poker “fundamentally misled… Read more »

PokerStars WCOOP 2011 Schedule Announced

As the saying goes, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”  While the online poker industry has been attempting to weather a serious storm over the last few months, one constant still remains: the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).  The world’s largest online poker room (smaller, but still the largest)… Read more »

Tom Dwan Addresses $1 Million Promise

On April 19, four days after the U.S. Department of Justice seized the three major online poker rooms, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Galfond turned to Twitter to try and calm the storm. The two poker superstars each guaranteed $1 million from their own pockets if PokerStars and Full Tilt didn’t pay back players, and… Read more »

Phil Gordon Dismissed from Full Tilt Poker Class-Action Lawsuit

After being included in a class-action lawsuit filed against Full Tilt Poker last month, Phil Gordon immediately went to work to clear his name from any illegal activity involving the embattled company. He hired Maurice Suh of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher of Los Angeles to press a civil suit filed by a group of poker… Read more »

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Full Tilt Poker

A class action lawsuit was filed against Full Tilt Poker in the Southern District of New York on Thursday, a move that could potentially delay the return of player funds following the tentative sale of the company to European investors. Plaintiffs Steve Segal, Nick Hammer, Robin Hougdahl, and Todd Terry filed the lawsuit against the… Read more »

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