• July 30, 2021

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David Williams Not Ready to Leave Poker Behind

David Williams Not Ready to Leave Poker Behind

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! It takes a certain type of obsessive personality to succeed in poker, a hunger to continually improve and learn as many of the game’s…

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Sofia Lövgren at the 2016 WSOP Main Event

Sofia Lövgren at the 2016 WSOP Main Event

Sofia Lövgren is enjoying a successful summer in Las Vegas, and it continued on Wednesday as she was grinding a deep stack on Day 2 of the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event. “I’m mainly a…

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Record Day 1c Field  Pushes 2016 WSOP Main  Event

Record Day 1c Field Pushes 2016 WSOP Main Event

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! The 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event drew 6,737 players, hitting a height not seen since 2011 and marking the fifth-biggest field to…

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Kennedy Crowned 2016 WSOP Ladies Champion

Kennedy Crowned 2016 WSOP Ladies Champion

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Day 40 of the 2016 World Series of Poker saw the second of three starting flights for the 2016 WSOP Main Event go off at the Rio All Suites…

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Mizrachi Leads WSOP $50K Poker Players' Championship All-Time Money List

Mizrachi Leads WSOP $50K Poker Players' Championship All-Time Money List

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! The $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship wrapped up on Wednesday at the 2016 World Series of Poker with Brian Rast earning his second victory in the event after he defeated a…

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Felipe "Mojave" Ramos Aims To Inspire a Nation Through Poker

Felipe "Mojave" Ramos Aims To Inspire a Nation Through Poker

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Brazilian poker pro Felipe ‘Mojave’ Ramos doesn’t have a single no-limit hold’em cash at the 2016 World Series of Poker. What “Mojave” does have —…

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2016 WSOP Day 35

2016 WSOP Day 35

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! On Day 35 of the 2016 World Series of Poker, one man continued his push for history as Michael Mizrachi once again advanced to the $50,000 Poker Players…

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DFS Pro Assani Fisher Enjoying Being a Recreational Poker Player

DFS Pro Assani Fisher Enjoying Being a Recreational Poker Player

Assani Fisher was once a successful poker player. Online, he won more than $600,000 playing tournaments under the name “jwvdcw” on PokerStars, according to PocketFives. His live results were more modest, with cashes totaling $83,847, but without online poker stateside,…

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2016 WSOP POY

2016 WSOP POY

If you can believe it, the 69-event 2016 World Series of Poker is already heading down the home stretch, with less than a week left before the start of the $10,000 Main Event this Saturday. It seems like things…

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WSOP Day 33

WSOP Day 33

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Day 33 of the 2016 World Series of Poker featured two bracelets won, including one by a former online poker star. The $50,000 Poker Players Championship continued to…

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The Hollywood Poker Open Closes

The Hollywood Poker Open Closes

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! When the Hollywood Poker Open Season 4 Championship Event came to a close at the M Resort Spa Casino this past weekend, it wasn’t just the end of…

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2016 WSOP Day 28

2016 WSOP Day 28

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Day 28 of the 2016 World Series of Poker was an eventful one, as two bracelets were earned. One of the biggest events of the summer,…

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2016 WSOP Day 27

2016 WSOP Day 27

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Day 27 of the 2016 World Series of Poker was the second straight day at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that saw just one bracelet awarded, as George…

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2016 WSOP Day 26

2016 WSOP Day 26

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! In a relative rarity for recent days at the 2016 World Series of Poker, Day 26 saw just one bracelet handed out, as young British…

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David Benefield|Poker Players

David Benefield|Poker Players

David Benefield was born May 17, 1986, and grew up in Texas. He learned to play poker at age 16 with his friends, and despite being good immediately, he never could imagine the kind of…

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2016 WSOP Day 22

2016 WSOP Day 22

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! On Day 22 of the 2016 World Series of Poker, WSOP veteran Andrey Zaichenko finally grabbed gold for the first time, while Benny Glaser proved he’s no flash in…

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Antonio Esfandiari|Poker Players

Antonio Esfandiari|Poker Players

Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiary ( December 8, 1978), is a professional poker player and former professional magician, known for his elaborate chip tricks. Esfandiari was the face of the United States’ first legal and regulated online poker site,…

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Another Aria High Roller Win for Fedor Holz

Another Aria High Roller Win for Fedor Holz

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! All of poker’s collective eyes are typically trained on the World Series of Poker this time of year, but ARIA remains the center of the high-roller universe.…

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"Koby295" Turns $4.40 Into $188,928

"Koby295" Turns $4.40 Into $188,928

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Imagine winning a seat to the PokerStars Sunday Million in a $4.40 rebuy satellite then going on to finish first in a field of 6,269 players…

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Liv Boeree | Poker Players

Liv Boeree | Poker Players

Olivia “Liv” Boeree (born 18 July 1984) is a poker player, TV presenter and model from England who won the 2010 European Poker Tour in Sanremo. Born in Kent, Boeree studied at Ashford School before going on to earn a First Class Honours…

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Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Grabs GPI Crown

Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz Grabs GPI Crown

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a…

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Byron Kaverman | Poker Players | Part 2

Byron Kaverman | Poker Players | Part 2

Byron Kaverman’s poker backstory is more stilted, a bit more stereotypical. Right around the time Moneymaker happened, Kaverman gained entry the pre-Moneymaker way: viaRounders. He was at a friend’s lake house in Michigan the summer…

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New York Senate Passes Online Poker Bill

New York Senate Passes Online Poker Bill

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Big, positive news came out of New York on Tuesday, June 14, as Senator John Bonacic’s online poker bill, S5302C, passed the state’s Senate by a vote…

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Vanessa Rousso | Poker Players

Vanessa Rousso | Poker Players

Vanessa Ashley Rousso (born February 5, 1983) is an American professional poker player. Born in White Plains, New York, Rousso holds dual citizenship with the United States and France. Rousso was a member of Team PokerStars from 2006 to 2015, with the online name…

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Jason Mercier Wins His 4th WSOP Bracelet

Jason Mercier Wins His 4th WSOP Bracelet

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! When poker superstar Jason Mercier won his fourth World Series of Poker bracelet on Monday evening in Las Vegas, taking down the 2016 WSOP $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship,…

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Scott Seiver | Poker Players

Scott Seiver | Poker Players

Scott Seiver (born April 14, 1985 in Columbus, Ohio) is a professional poker player from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, now residing in Las Vegas, Nevada who won the 2008 World Series of Poker $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event and is the winner of the…

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Paul Volpe Wins His Second WSOP Bracelet

Paul Volpe Wins His Second WSOP Bracelet

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Paul Volpe tweeted out that he was “gonna win” numerous times throughout the 2016 World Series of Poker’s Event #15: $1,500 Six-Max 8-Game. He finished Day 1…

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Dan Smith | Poker Players

Dan Smith | Poker Players

If you want to learn more about poker, don’t forget to visit our How to play section! Dan Smith aka “KingDan” started his competitive career as a accomplished chess player. He would be introduced to…

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Ari Engel Leads 2016 POY Race

Ari Engel Leads 2016 POY Race

Find your daily dose of articles with our online poker news! Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a…

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Vanessa Selbst | Poker Players

Vanessa Selbst | Poker Players

Vanessa K. Selbst (born July 9, 1984) is an American professional poker player and the only woman to ever reach the #1 ranking in the world on the Global Poker Index. She has over 10 million dollars in live poker tournament…