Everyone knows that Phil Hellmuth has the record for the most World Series of Poker bracelets won (15), but when it comes to the best of those that have never won a piece of the coveted jewelry, it is a lively debate. On Saturday, three men who were arguably atop the list for the dubious… Read more »

The 2019 World Series of Poker is well past the halfway point and, as such, it’s time to look at the race for the Player of the Year award. The WSOP POY has been awarded since 2004 to the player who amassed the most points over the run of the summer (and, since 2011, the… Read more »

Do you like news about partypoker? Well, you are about to get more news about partypoker. The online poker room has announced that it will begin allowing players who wish to compete in the partypoker LIVE events the opportunity to begin the tournaments on the internet. It sounds a little weird, but the structure is… Read more »

As partypoker moves to purge its site of third-party software tools (and partypoker is only the latest one to do this, not the only one), another online poker network is doing the exact opposite. The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) announced on Monday that it is going to make tracking hands easier to do than it… Read more »


Look at any tournament schedule nowadays and you will see a predominance of Texas Hold’em tournaments on the roster. But what is arguably the true test of a poker player is their skills in non-Hold’em games – Stud, Razz, even Omaha. Over the past couple of days, two of the veterans of the game with… Read more »

Poker Strategy

If you are any type of tournament poker player, then you’ve been in this position. You’ve taken your starting stack and built it up nicely, maybe doubled it or more. You’ve been in the position normally where you’ve been the chip leader at your table and have been dictating the play. But now your table… Read more »

Online Poker

New partypoker Update Live, Hand Histories Gone

Players logging into partypoker on Monday were greeting with a significant client update, designed with the goal of making casual players have more fun and feel more comfortable on the site. As previewed a few weeks ago, partypoker is putting the kibosh on most “third-party tracking tools,” things like PokerTracker and Hold’em Manager. These tools… Read more »

Partypoker Banned More Bots in May

We are a little late to the party on this one (no pun intended), but partypoker recently issued its monthly report on bot account banishment, announcing that it purged 42 accounts in May. 33 of those bot accounts were from the main, “dot com” site, while the other nine were on the “dot eu” site… Read more »

GVC Earns Nevada Online Poker License, partypoker On the Way

About a week ago, reports emerged that GVC Holdings, the parent company of partypoker, was gunning for an online gaming license in Nevada in order to launch partypoker in the Silver State. On Tuesday, this was confirmed, as GVC announced that it has received its licensing approval in Nevada as well as a “transactional waiver”… Read more »

Poker Legislation

Iowa Legalizes Sports Betting

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 617 into law on Monday, legalizing sports betting in the state. Though the law is effective immediately, no sports betting is available yet, as the regulations still need to be hammered out. “Gov. Reynolds believes that legalizing sports betting will bring this practice out of an unregulated black… Read more »

NJ Sues DOJ Over Delayed Wire Act FOIA Request

In January, the Wall Street Journal reported that Sheldon Adelson was the main influence behind the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel’s (OLC) new opinion on the Wire Act. The new opinion said that the Wire Act makes all interstate online gambling illegal, reversing a 2011 opinion that said only online sports betting… Read more »

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John Gorusch Wins 2019 WSOP Millionaire Maker

One of the things that is fun about watching poker, reading about poker, or writing about poker is that it is one of the few sports (or games, if that’s how you think of it) in which it is really easy to live vicariously through the competitors. So many of them – even the ones… Read more »

Eli Elezra Wins $1,500 Seven-Card Stud, Fourth WSOP Bracelet

There are 47 players who have won at least four bracelets at the World Series of Poker. After winning Event #20: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud last night, long-time poker pro Eli Elezra is one of them. This was Elezra’s first WSOP win since 2015, when he won this exact same event. His first bracelet came in… Read more »

Frankie O’Dell Wins Third WSOP Bracelet

It is clearly not easy to win a World Series of Poker bracelet. If it was, I would have one (to be fair, I should start by actually playing in a WSOP event, but let’s not pick nits). To win more than one is something that I, frankly, feel is absurd. On Sunday, Frankie O’Dell… Read more »

Ole Schemion Wins WPT Season XVII Tournament of Champions

As the 2019 World Series of Poker was beginning, Season XVII of the World Poker Tour was ending and it all came to a head early this week when Ole Schemion won the Baccarat Crystal WPT Tournament of Champions at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Not that my opinion means anything, especially… 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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