Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 31, 2010 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »
Annette Obrestad

With everyone expecting a big splash from the now 21 year-old poker phenom at the 2010 World Series of Poker, it’s in the online poker world where Annette Obrestad –where she goes by the handle Annette15—is still making her bones. Her latest win was in this past Sunday’sRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 31, 2010 Posted in Legal Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »
UIGEA legislation

With the UIGEA legislation set to go into effect June 1, 2010 we have the first online poker room to pull out of the US market since 2006. Poker Time released the following press statement, in what looks eerily familiar to Party Poker’s and Cryptologic’s statements back inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 31, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
2010 wsop

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first storyline of the 2010 World Series of Poker! With 21 players left, the Mizrachi brothers have taken command of the tournament with Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi sitting atop the leader-board, and his twin (actually triplet) brother Robert in 6th place! TheRead Full Article

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2010 wsop

The $1,000 No Limit Holdem tournament looked to be on pace to rival last year’s in terms of entrants after a whopping 2,601 players showed up for day 1a, but day 1b saw only 1,742 players register for the event. Still, an impressive 4,345 players have created aRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 30, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
2010 wsop

Last year’s $1,000 buy-in No Limit Holdem tournament was dubbed the “Stimulus Special” and it was such a hit that the WSOP brass decided not only to bring it back for 2010, but throw a little water on it and watch it multiply like Gremlins! The 2010 WSOPRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 30, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
2010 wsop

With its elite field and huge stacks, Day 1 of the $50k Players Championship saw only 6 players of the 116 entrants eliminated. However, as Day 2 got underway and the blinds started to really matter it wasn’t long before players started falling by the wayside. By theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 29, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
2010 wsop

Once again the World Series of Poker kicked off with $500 buy-in Casino Employee Tournament, which gives the workers behind the scenes the chance to have their 15 minutes in the spotlight, pick up a 5 to 6-figure payday, and win a WSOP bracelet. The 2010 version ofRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 29, 2010 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »
2010 wsop

With a change in format from HORSE to an 8-Game Mix –including a final table of exclusively No Limit Holdem– the WSOP was able to get the $50k Players Championship back into the ESPN TV schedule. The higher-ups were hoping that the additional exposure for the event onRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 29, 2010 Posted in Poker Player News | No Comments »
lacey-jones-poker

Right before the World Series of Poker gets underway is probably not the best time to lose the biggest name –and prettiest face—representing your online poker site, but that is precisely what happened when it was announced that Lacey Jones would be leaving Absolute Poker. As of writing,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 29, 2010 Posted in World Poker News | No Comments »
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With the success the network has had with High Stakes Poker it’s understandable why they may look to add more poker programming –ignoring the 2 Months 2 Million ratings disaster they attempted. The network recently announced they will be airing the Aussie Millions –perhaps the second most covetedRead Full Article