Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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As was promised by Full Tilt Poker attorney Jeff Ifrah during his weekend correspondence on 2+2, the first detailed statement was issued by the beleaguered poker site on Wednesday, and for the first time we received the Full Tilt side of the story as to why they haveRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »
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Long-time poker pro Will Failla (often referred to by his nickname of Will “the Thrill”) is no stranger to deep runs in major poker tournaments. However, up to this point in his career the East Coast native had been shut-out when it comes to claiming victory in aRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2011 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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Play was called to a halt on Tuesday night at the EPT Barcelona Main Event when Magan Tier was eliminated in 25th place, leaving just 24 players in the running for the massive €850,000 that will be awarded to the winner of the tournament. With the total prize-poolRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 31, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News | No Comments »
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This week Daniel Cates made it official that the Durrrr Challenge is now officially on hold –although virtually everyone who has followed the match between Daniel Cates and Tom Dwan already knew this to be the case. Cates made the announcement via his Twitter account, stating: “Regarding theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 30, 2011 Posted in Tournament News, WPT News | No Comments »
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The final six players have been decided at the 2011 World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker Main Event taking place at the bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, California, and leading the way is a familiar name in the poker world, Will “The Thrilla” Failla. The final handRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 30, 2011 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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With the record-setting starting field finally combined for Day 2 of the PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event the play was fast and furious from the outset, and when it came time to tag and bag their chips a number of poker’s top players didn’t just survive the day,Read Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 30, 2011 Posted in Poker Industry News | No Comments »
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There is always one announcement or another coming out of Facebook every week, and while the typical announcement usually has something to do with a privacy setting or some other minor change to the site itself, this weekend the Social Media mega-company detailed a change in their advertisingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 29, 2011 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
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After months of silence Full Tilt Poker finally came out from under the rock they were hiding last week and issued a statement on the ongoing talks with potential investors the site is currently engaged in. While the statement was short, and lacking any specifics, this first stepRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 29, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »
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For anyone watching the high-stakes tables at PokerStars this past weekend it may have seemed like they were watching the Full Tilt Poker tables in late 2009 when Viktor “Isildur1” Blom first made his appearance at the nosebleed poker tables. Although his weekend clash was with another FullRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 29, 2011 Posted in EPT News, Tournament News | No Comments »
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You can chalk up yet another attendance record to the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour (EPT) after 811 players turned out for the EPT Barcelona Main Event, making it the largest poker tournament ever held in Spain. Although it fell short of the total prize-pool record set at theRead Full Article