Mike “The Mouth” Matusow Lives Up to His Nickname Once Again

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Played a hand terribly… In a throwback to the days when Mike “The Mouth” Matusow frequently found himself on World Series of Poker television broadcasts flapping his maw in embarrassing fashion, Matusow couldn’t handle his own poor play during the 2020 WSOP Online and laid into an opponent during his live stream. A two-hand live… 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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Fedor Holz Signs with GGPoker

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Coming out of retirement GGPoker is continuing its attempted coup on the online poker world, this time signing young “retired” poker pro, Fedor Holz as a brand ambassador. Along with Holz donning the GGPoker brand, his poker training site, Pokercode has partnered with the online poker room. “Pokercode is yet another top brand to add… Read more »

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Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Signs With GGPoker

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Continuing its push to be one of the big boys in the online poker world, GGPoker surprised the poker community last week by announcing the signing of Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier as a brand ambassador. ElkY had been with partypoker, even tweeting a “welcome to the team” to actor and comedian Kevin Hart just a few… Read more »

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Kevin Hart Signs With partypoker

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During the poker boom, online poker rooms scrambled to sign as many poker pros and celebrities as they could to endorsement deals. PokerStars was big with tournament players, having three consecutive World Series of Poker Main Event champs onboard at one point: Chris Moneymaker, Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, and Joe Hachem. Full Tilt Poker (remember Full… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Comes All the Way Back From €900k Down to Beat VeniVidi1993 in Heads-Up Challenge

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It was the oracle Kevin Garnett who once said, “Anything is possiblllllle!!!”* On Sunday, self-described “washed-up poker pro” and founder of the Run It Once online poker room, Phil Galfond, completed his comeback in the first match-up of the Galfond Challenge. Down €900,240.17 after the February 9th session, Galfond nailed down the win with fewer… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Finds Three More Heads-Up Challengers

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Three more poker pros have taken up Phil Galfond on his ultra-high stakes heads-up challenge. Prepared to win or lose a lot of money are “Venividi1993,” whose real name is unknown (to us, at least), Dan “Jungleman” Cates, and Brandon Adams. Though two challengers were previously announced, the three named above only brings the total… Read more »

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Phil Galfond Finds Two Heads-Up Challengers

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Former poker pro and founder of the online poker site RunItOnce.eu (RIO), Phil Galfond, has confirmed two opponents for his heads-up challenge. The first is Bill Perkins, while the second is poker pro and coach, Fernando “JNandez87” Habegger. Galfond issued the challenge via the RIO blog last month. He split it into two variations. The… Read more »

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French Court Rules Poker is Game of Chance, Denies Rick Salomon $2.8 Million Lawsuit

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A French court ruled against professional poker player Rick Salomon, who sued wealthy Saudi Arabian Raad al-Khereiji for $2.8 million in unpaid poker debt. The poker game in question took place at the Tiara Miramar Beach hotel in Théoule-sur-Mer, France in 2014. Gambling law goes back to start of Napoleon’s reign The court made its… Read more »

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Daniel Negreanu Signs with GGPoker

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Daniel Negreanu, one of the most recognizable poker players in the world, announced on Wednesday that he has signed on as an ambassador for GGPoker. Didn’t see that coming His reveal came via a one-minute video on Twitter, recorded as he was walking down the Las Vegas Strip. “In a very short time, GGPoker has… Read more »

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