Nominees Announced for 2018 American Poker Awards

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After taking nominations for the different awards that will be offered, officials with the Global Poker Index announced the final nominations for their Fourth Annual American Poker Awards. There is a slew of familiar names that dot the different awards that are being offered. Joe Ingram, who for years has offered up his views on… Read more »

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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Latest Team PokerStars Pro to End Sponsorship

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Continuing the exodus from the world’s number one online poker room, poker professional Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier announced yesterday that he was ending his association with PokerStars and its Team PokerStars Pro stable. In a Twitter announcement yesterday, Grospellier issued his decision to his fans and the poker community. “After 11.5 years of a great partnership,… Read more »

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“Molly’s Game” Has Decent First Week in Full Release

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After debuting as a “limited release” the week prior, the pseudo-poker film Molly’s Game went on full release last week. While those numbers were decent, there were a couple of signs of problems and the “second week curse” that usually hits films after their initial release. First, the good news. The film, with a screenplay… Read more »

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New York-New York Casino Cashier Robbed

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Another Las Vegas casino was hit this week, as a cage at New York-New York was robbed in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. At the time of this writing, about 24 hours since the robbery, the suspect has not been captured. At about 1:00am January 10th, a man armed with a handgun approached a… Read more »

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Five Things to Jump Start Your New Poker Year

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The confetti have been cleaned up, the noisemakers have been put away and some are nursing off the remainder of the hangover they acquired from their New Year’s Eve celebrating. Now it is time to start thinking about the New Year and what it has to offer. How do you make it better than the… Read more »

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Vanessa Selbst Announces “Retirement” From Poker

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Everyone is looking for a fresh start when it comes to a New Year. For some, it is dropping a bad habit, such as smoking or cutting down on eating to drop some weight. For others, it is doing something different within the career they are pursuing or, in some cases, a change to a… Read more »

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A Visit From St. Doyle

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This was originally written in 2006 and, in each subsequent year, it has been tradition for it to be run. Some of the players in the game might not be as well-regarded as they once were but, instead of changing the names, we’ve decided to leave it as it was originally written for posterity’s sake.… Read more »

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Fedor Holz Invests in e-Sports Franchise

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One of the things that “normal” people wonder about is what poker players do with the (occasionally) massive amounts of money they win. Unfortunately for most, that money doesn’t stay in their pockets for long due to different leaks that they might have. But for German poker superstar Fedor Holz, you can say he’s potentially… Read more »

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Christmas Gifts for the Poker Player in Your Life

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The Thanksgiving turkey’s carcass has been cast into the trash, people have gotten over their tryptophan comas and life is moving on, so you know what that means…it’s time to start thinking about Christmas! Yes, that delightful time of the year when we look at our loved ones and say to ourselves, “What the heck… Read more »

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Molly Bloom Breaks Silence in Forum Interview with Fortune Magazine

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Breaking the silence she has maintained since her eponymous book was released in 2014, former skier turned poker “fixer” Molly Bloom talked about her life as THE biggest poker organizer in the world at a forum in California recently. Bloom, who has kept a decidedly low profile since releasing Molly’s Game in 2014 and the… Read more »

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Indiana Says Smoking Ban in Casinos Would Cost State Jobs, Money

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Since the 1990s, smoking has been banned in most of the poker rooms of casinos across the States of America. For the most part, however, smoking has been allowed in other areas of casinos outside of the sacred poker room area. Individual states are now having issues with the implementation of smoking bans in their… Read more »

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Victoria Coren-Mitchell Compares Phil Ivey to Roger Federer as He Preps for Return to Tournament Poker

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In an article she wrote for The Guardian in the United Kingdom, British poker semi-professional Victoria Coren-Mitchell compared 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Ivey to one of the living legends of tennis, Roger Federer. Interestingly enough, Ivey is currently prepping for a return to the tournament poker world in 2018 that he… Read more »

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Patrik Antonius: Today’s Poker “Painful” To Play

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Although it may seem to be a simple game of cards and chips, poker is a constantly evolving game. The way it was played 40 years ago bears little resemblance to the way the players approach the game today. A player who used to be considered a “young gun” but is now a weathered veteran,… Read more »

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Israeli Tax Authority Targeting Poker Players for Investigation

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According to reports from one of Israel’s business websites, several Israeli poker players are currently under siege, but not because they play poker. They are allegedly the target of the Israeli government and the Israeli Tax Authority for monies that are allegedly owed to the government. The website Globes and writer Ela Levi-Weinrib are reporting… Read more »

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