This Whole WPT Delayed Final Table Decision is Weird

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In 2008, the World Series of Poker made the bold move to shift the final table of the WSOP Main Event to November, creating a four-month gap between the time the tenth place finisher was eliminated and the start of the official final table. The “November Nine,” as it was called, lasted nine years until… Read more »

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I Want to Know Why the Super High Roller Bowl Has a Player Cap

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Poker Central’s Super High Roller Bowl will be held at the ARIA in two months. This being just the fourth installment of the event, the SHRB has actually become quite the anticipated tournament. The $300,000 buy-in brings out the best players in the world and they are guaranteed to get exposure because it streams online… Read more »

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Editorial: WPT, Bring Back the Shooting Star!

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Earlier this week, the World Poker Tour announced the remainder of its Season XVI schedule. On the roster of events were the usual suspects that have been a part of the WPT for quite some time, tournaments such as the Borgata Winter Poker Open and the L. A. Poker Classic. While those tournaments have been… Read more »

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Editorial: Was the Poker Masters Series Worth It?

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For the past week, the poker world has been watching the tournament room at ARIA in Las Vegas for what was, at the minimum, a unique series of tournaments. The inaugural Poker Masters event was a series of high dollar buy in tournaments that brought together if not the best players in the world, then… Read more »

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Editorial: Is PokerGo REALLY the Answer for Poker Central?

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When the much-ballyhooed Poker Central was in its starting phase, they made a big deal out of how they were going to be the “first 24/7 poker network on television.” Now just a shell of its former self, Poker Central thinks that the route to take to success will be by a subscription service called… Read more »

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Editorial: Re-Entry Tournaments? Same Crap, Different Day

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Earlier this month, the traditional finale to the calendar year for the World Poker Tour kicked off its action in Las Vegas at the Bellagio. The Five Diamond World Poker Classic had all the trappings of a big time tournament poker – exquisite location, big money and tough competition at every table. What it didn’t… Read more »

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Editorial: How Much Truth Does the Poker Community Want?

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While everyone might think it is so, being a “poker journalist” (and there’s a great deal of debate over that title – many just want to say they’re a “blogger,” a “columnist” or an editorial writer) isn’t the easiest way to make a living. The hours can be lengthy, especially for those that cover tournaments… Read more »

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Editorial: If the Money is Good, Why Quit Poker?

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We’ve hit the doldrums of the post-World Series of Poker season and many have used the break to recharge their batteries. Some players will be heading back to the tables when the tournament schedule cranks into full swing in August but others, even though they are highly successful, will step back and not play quite… Read more »

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Editorial: Another Tough Year for Poker Hall of Fame Voters

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As pointed out by my colleague Dan Katz a couple of weeks ago, the Poker Hall of Fame has opened up the nomination process for their 2016 ceremonies. Over the next couple of months, fans will be able to nominate one person that they feel is worthy of induction into the hallowed (yet still-unbuilt) halls… Read more »

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