Poker Legend Layne Flack Passes Away at Age 52

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A brilliant player from the jump The poker world received devastating news Monday night: poker pro Layne Flack has passed away at the age of 52. Little is known at this time about the circumstances surrounding his death except that he was found in his home. Living the first two decades of his life in… Read more »

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Chris Moneymaker Suing PayPal

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Poker Hall of Famer Chris Moneymaker is suing ubiquitous payment processing giant PayPal. In a press release issued late last week, Moneymaker’s attorney, Eric Bensamochan, said that they will be suing PayPal for breach of contract, unjust enrichment and bad faith, “among other causes of action,” for confiscating more than $12,000 from the 2003 World… Read more »

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PokerStars Inks Six New Ambassadors

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We are in a distinctly new era of online poker than we were in just a decade ago. During the poker boom, online poker rooms – Full Tilt Poker, especially – raced to sign as many poker pros and poker celebrities as they could to represent their sites. Black Friday killed most of that (and… Read more »

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Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz, Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski to Begin a Heads-Up Challenge This Week

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A long time coming We’ve got another heads-up challenge on our hands. On Tuesday, Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz confirmed that he and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski will square off against each other. Few details have been made public except that the stakes will be $100/$200 (or Euro?) and apparently Malinowski will be imbibing. The origins of the… Read more »

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2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Final Table Set

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The field of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Lucky Hearts Poker Open is down to just seven. The winner will be crowned Tuesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, home of the ridiculously cool-looking guitar-shaped hotel. Everyone remaining from the 69 who began Monday’s action is guaranteed at least $115,630.… Read more »

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Daniel Negreanu Opts to Resume Challenge Against Doug Polk

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The grudge match continues. On Monday, Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk resumed their heads-up poker challenge after a New Year’s break. And it was Negreanu who came out on top in the first showdown of 2021, netting about $27,000 over 500 hands. Remember from our last report on the “no love lost” heads-up challenge that… Read more »

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Huck Seed Elected to Poker Hall Fame

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Voting wasn’t even close Huck Seed has always loomed large in a poker room. At 6 feet, 7 inches tall, he is almost always the tallest person at the table. And now, at age 51, he has reached new heights, named the newest member of the Poker Hall of Fame. Seed had been one of… Read more »

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2020 Poker Hall of Fame Nomination Process Open

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Make your voice heard The World Series of Poker has opened the public nomination process for the 2020 Poker Hall of Fame class. It is only open until December 11, so submit your nominations quickly if you want a say in one of the few good moments of this trash heap of a year. As… Read more »

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