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Americas Cardroom has posted their upcoming super satellite schedule for their $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar SundayTournament on April 12th, 2015 at 3:00 pm ET. Players may now qualify for their entry to numerous 40 and 100-seat mega satellites through a wide variety of low buy-in super satellites. Players can win their seats to these for free via daily freerolls on the site.
The Goodfather of Poker, the man, the legend, Doyle “TexDolly” Brunson has confirmed his participation in the $1,000,000 GTD Tournament on AmericasCardRoom tomorrow at 3pm ETThe first One Million Dollar tourney since Black Friday and Doyle is ready to play on a
Italian player Raffaele Sorrentino is leading the 127 remaining players heading in to Day 3 of the £4,150 EPT 11 London Main Event. He has 491,400. A whole bunch of team PokerStars Pros are also still in including Johnny Lodden, Jake Cody, Liv Boeree and Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur.
Phil Ivey’s recent failure to win the right of appeal in his court case against a London casino raises some profound questions for card players. The ten time WSOP winner lost a $12.4 million court case in London, England in 2012 after the casino refused to pay out on his baccarat win there, insisting that because he had ‘edge-sorted’ he had in effect cheated them.
Poker player Matt Smith this past week won $1 million taking part in “DraftKings Millionaire Maker”.
81-year-old poker pro Doyle Brunson (AKA “The Texas Dolly”) revealed Friday evening that surgery to remove his gall bladder went off without a hitch. That wasn’t all the doctors fixed, however.
One of the most recognized professional poker players in the world, Phil Ivey, sits down with CBS Sports James Brown in a candid “60 Minutes” segment on Showtime October 7, 2014. Ivey is not known for giving many interviews.
Poker pro Phil Ivey is alleged to have “stitched up” London’s Crockfords Club Casino by taking advantage of a minor flaw in playing cards, the High Court heard on Thursday.
Even if 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table member William Pappaconstantinou doesn't do another thing at this year's WSOP, he's already got one record under his belt.
His last name contains 17 letters, giving him the longest last name of anyone who has ever made the WSOP Main Event final table.
(He's probably got the longest last name of anyone who has ever played in the WSOP, but that's still being checked.)
A former pro for the first US-regulated online poker site, Ultimate Poker, took to Twitter to bash the company after it pulled out of the New Jersey market.
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo, has challenged fellow PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal, to a live head-to-head poker match, dubbed ‘The Duel’. The 14-time tennis Grand Slam winner has accepted the challenge, with the game scheduled to be live broadcasted from London on November 6.
The Dutch are known for many things, but playing poker isn't one of them.
Growing tulips, building windmills and wearing wooden shoes--those are the activities people from the Netherlands are associated with.
But that all may be about to change.
In an audio interview with CalvinAyre.com, poker pro Dutch Boyd discussed living with bipolar disorder.
Years ago, the poker community had posed the question: “Is Dutch Boyd mental?”
Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak appear in a new TV show that debuted on the Discovery Network Wednesday night at 10 pm EDT.
The program focuses on the two pros searching for underground poker games with the premier episode set in New Orleans.
Discovery Channel provides the premise for the series:
This year’s finalists for the Poker Hall of Fame have been announced with Daniel Negreanu making the list for his first year of eligibility.
Negreanu is the biggest money earner in poker, having taken in nearly $30 million at live tournaments to date. He is just 40 years old.
Rancho Mirage, CA (September 8, 2014) - Monday morning, Raffi Der Gregorian listed his total career poker earnings at $0. By the end of the day, the Glendale, California man outlasted the field in the Heartland Poker Tour Main Event at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa to join the elite club of HPT Champions. He can now adjust his earnings total to $74,276.
The odds of making the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event--the so-called "November Nine"--are pretty long.
The odds of doing it two years in a row are astronomical.
But that's just what Mark Newhouse, a 29-year-old poker pro from North Carolina who now lives in Las Vegas, has done.
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – As two of the most exciting players in poker face off in a best-of-three contest for $50,000 and to avoid a forfeit, Full Tilt Poker is inviting players to cash in on the action with a further $50,000 for qualifiers to win.
Below are interviews with Germany’s Andre Lettau, both in England and in Espanol.
The 27-year-old online pro won the record-breaking 100th EPT Main Event in Barcelona for a life-changing first prize of €794,058. This was his first European Poker Tour.
Jason Mercier finished second at the EPT 11 Barcelona High Roller event, taking home a cool €473,500.
The eventual winner was Ihar Soika from Belarus who took home €747,200.
The event had a total of 393 entries and became the biggest High Roller in the history of the EPT.
At the start of #EPT100, Hossein Ensan, 50, took down the first ever EPT Seniors Event for a best live cash of €4,535. He then won a seat in a live satellite to the record-breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event and is going in to the final as chip leader with 10,295,000.
The University of South Carolina is known for producing football players, not poker players.
Grid stars such as George Rogers, Sterling Sharpe and most recently, Jadeveon Clowney, have made it to the NFL after first starring at the Columbia, South Carolina-based university known as "the other USC."
But all that's now changed.
Dutch PokerStars qualifier Bram Haenraets, who is playing his first live tournament, is chip leader going in to Day 5 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. The 30-year-old from Amsterdam - who won his seat in a €82 satellite on PokerStars - has 4,395,000.
There are 25 players left from the 102 who started Day 3 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
“You would be nothing without me,” poker pro Daniel Negreanu allegedly told fellow pro Phil Ivey at a poker tournament some years ago.
While attending this week’s EPT Barcelona events, poker pro Jason Mercier spoke to PokerStars TV and was candid in recounting the time he nearly died outside an Italian nightclub following a brutal and -what he says - was an unprevoked stabbing. The attacked occurred right after his first European Poker Tour win in 2008 at San Remo.
Belarus PokerStars qualifier Andrei Konopelko is chip leader going in to Day 4 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. The 50-year-old from Minsk - who won his seat in a €530 satellite on PokerStars - has 1,451,000.
There are 102 players left from the 292 who started Day 3 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
Lightning never strikes the same place twice.
Or does it?
Don’t tell this to poker pro Mark Randall Flowers, winner of more than $2.1 million in live tournaments to date.
He somehow managed to bubble both the EPT 11 Barcelona Main Event, meaning he was the last person to bust before guaranteed cashes to all those remaining.
But Flowers hardly seemed phased when asked by PokerNews.com how much more pain he could take.
Czech pro Vojtech Ruzicka is chip leader going in to Day 3 of the record-breaking #EPT100 Barcelona Main Event. There are 292 players left from the 906 who started Day 2 today. The overall field was a staggering 1496 players from 71 countries, a record for EPT events in Europe (beating the 1,240-strong EPT6 Sanremo won by Liv Boeree).
Poker playboy Dan Bilzerian is the latest to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it wouldn’t be Bilzerian without a bunch of scantily clad women to surround him.
WSOP.com presents a look at each of the nine finalists at this year’s World Series of Poker Main Event.
Shane Faulk dominated the final table at Heartland Poker Tour's (HPT) 200th event Monday at Golden Gates Casino & Poker Parlour to capture the title, bracelet, and $132,262.