Woman Arrested in $1 Million Robbery of Antonio Esfandiari

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The crime I always enjoy a good “stupid criminal” story as long as nobody got hurt. Now, in this case, I do feel bad because the victim, while not harmed physically, was certainly harmed financially, but solely from an entertainment perspective, this is just a face-palmer. Recently, an Arizona woman was arrested for allegedly stealing… Read more »

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Daniel Negreanu, Doug Polk to Engage in Heads-Up Match

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It started with Negreanu’s tirade Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu and retired poker pro Doug Polk appear to be on their way to a heads-up grudge match. The two have been going back and forth on Twitter for a couple days, egged on by Joey Ingram, and seem to be close to an agreement… Read more »

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Roberto Romanello Becomes Ninth Poker Triple Crown Winner With 2020 WSOP Online Bracelet

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This week, Roberto Romanello got his name on a very short list, becoming just the ninth player in poker history to win poker’s Triple Crown. In winning the 2020 World Series of Poker Online Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, Romanello he nabbed his first career WSOP bracelet. That, along with previous World Poker Tour and… Read more »

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Borgata to Reopen July 26 Without Poker

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Decided the time was right And then there were nine. Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa announced on Tuesday that it will finally reopen on July 26. For the three days before that, it will host a “soft” reopening only for invited guests. Borgata is the last of Atlantic City’s casinos to reopen, permitted… Read more »

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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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