Nathan “surfbum” Gamble Wins 2020 WSOP Online Event #6: $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max

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Six events down, 25 to go. On Monday night, Nathan “surfbum” Gamble won the first non-Hold’em event on the 2020 World Series of Poker Online slate, a 12-hour marathon of $600 Pot-Limit O8 Six-Max. For his triumph over 832 other entries, Gamble won $89,424.21 and his second career bracelet. Gamble’s first bracelet came in 2017… Read more »

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PokerStars Introduces Stadium Series

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When I saw the e-mail from PokerStars on Monday about a new tournament series called the Stadium Series, I raised an eyebrow (let’s pretend I can), intrigued that the poker room was launching a new live tournament event. After all, it’s called the Stadium Series. Thankfully, since we are in the midst of a pandemic,… Read more »

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PokerStars Adds Mobile Option to Home Games

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During the coronavirus pandemic, we have done almost everything from home. For many, one of those activities has been poker. Live poker rooms have only just started to reopen in the last few weeks, so even now there is not much opportunity to go play poker with other people in person. And hell, I wouldn’t… Read more »

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partypoker Changes Cash Game Leaderboards Once Again

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Now featuring daily leaderboards In March, I wrote the following: “I would suspect that partypoker is eventually going to settle on a structure for its Cash Game Leaderboards and stick with it for a while….” I guess “a while” means about three months, as partypoker has reworked its cash game leaderboards once again (I’ve made… Read more »

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WPT, partypoker Launch WPT Online Poker Open in New Jersey

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) and partypoker have announced yet another team-up for an online poker tournament offering, this time with a one-off tourney instead of an expanded tournament series. The new “WPT Online Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network” is open only to players in New Jersey on BorgataPoker.com, BetMGMPoker.com or NJ.PartyPoker.com. Participants… Read more »

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partypoker MILLION Gets a Facelift

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Single Day 1 flight per day Sunday has long been the most important day of the week for online poker tournaments, with the biggest tournaments at each poker room contested at the close of the weekend. Starting this coming weekend, however, online poker Sundays will get a little bit quieter, as partypoker has reworked its… Read more »

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GGPoker Introduces Weekly Multi MILLION$ Tournaments

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GGPoker, arguably the most aggressive online poker of the past year, has announced a trio of weekly tournaments with combined guaranteed prize pools of over $3 million. Called Multi MILLION$, the “set” of events, if I may use a poker term in an extra-lame way, is designed to give poker players around the world a… Read more »

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PokerStars Summer Series Kicks Off June 7

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Another reason to stay home The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is only just winding down today, but the poker room has already announced its next online tournament series, the Summer Series. No rest for the weary. The Summer Series will run June 7-21 at will feature 151 tournaments with $25 million in… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Beats ActionFreak by €115k in Second Heads-Up Challenge

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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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WPT, Budweiser, Celebrities Team Up for Charity in King’s Celebrity Poker Challenge

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$135,000 to charity The poker world is stepping for a good cause once again. On Thursday, May 28 at 8:00pm ET, the King’s Celebrity Poker Challenge on ClubWPT will premiere Twitch. Simulcast are multiple Twitch channels, including Budweiser and World Surf League, the two-hour special will feature six celebrities competing in a poker match to… Read more »

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PokerStars Releases Poker DoJo Mobile App

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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 »

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PokerStars SCOOP, Twitch, Grand Tour Setting Records

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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 »

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Farewell, MPN, It Was Fun

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MPN closes its doors Though online poker is booming right now, there is a bit of a dark cloud hanging over those of us who have been in the industry for a long time. Today, Wednesday, May 20, is the first day in over 17 years that MPN is not dealing any cards. MPN, a… Read more »

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New Jersey Online Poker Revenues Set Records in April

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If there is one good thing that has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, it is that plenty of people have found their way to online poker. For the second consecutive month, the state of New Jersey has set a record for the “take,” or revenues, in the month of April. As there… Read more »

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PokerStars PA’s “Pennsyl-MANIA” Running Wild Today

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If you really want to go back in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (then known as the World Wrestling Federation before they changed their name so they wouldn’t be confused with a sanctioned sport), legendary wrestler “Hulk” Hogan had a catchphrase of “Hulkamania.” He would often state how “Hulkamania is RUNNING WILD!!” Today, the… Read more »

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Ladbrokes Finally Moves to partypoker Network

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Nearly half a year after its intentions were announced, Ladbrokes Poker finally made the move from the iPoker Network to the partypoker Network this week. Players were told on Monday, May 11 that the move was imminent and the jump occurred on Tuesday. While player funds were transferred in the move, unfortunately loyalty points earned… Read more »

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GAMSTOP Releases Pandemic Lockdown Self-Exclusion Report

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Online poker is one of the few industries that is doing well during this horrible COVID-19 pandemic. With everyone staying home the last couple months, more people have spent time playing poker on the internet. It makes sense. Naturally, there has also been concern that more opportunity to gamble online during the worldwide lockdowns could… Read more »

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partypoker Kicks Off $2M Defection Party Promo

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Aggressive talk from party When I used to play online poker regularly, I lived for poker room promotions. It was great fun not only be playing poker every day, but working toward something other than purely profit from the tables (yes, we’ll go with profit for the sake of argument). When it was the 800-pound… Read more »

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