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GVC ditches Amaya, makes $1.55b Bid to buy Bwin.Party

Not long ago, it was thought that 888 Holdings had pretty much wrapped up their bid to buy bwin.party for £898.3 million ($1.4 billion). However, it’s now looking like this is an open competition to buy bwin.party since GVC has jumped back into the mix with a £1 billion offer ($1.55b). In the original bidding […]

Antonio Esfandiari is finally learning Poker Strategy – $26.5 Million Later

Antonio Esfandiari has earned almost $26.5 million in live tournament winnings and 3 WSOP gold bracelet, so you’d think that the guy has spent some pretty heavy time learning poker strategy. However, the truth is that, at age 36, he’s just beginning to study the game more. The 2012 Big One for ONE DROP winner […]

Phil Ivey finishes 2015 WSOP with No Cashes – First Time since skipping 2011 WSOP

The 2015 WSOP definitely won’t go down among Phil Ivey’s greatest poker achievements. That’s because the 10-time WSOP champion failed to cash even once at the Rio this summer. A huge reason why is because he didn’t play in a tournament until the Event #61 $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP. Ivey made a strong […]

Jamie Gold earns Largest Cash at 2015 WSOP since Main Event Victory

Jamie Gold attained instant poker superstardom after winning the 2006 WSOP Main Event along with $12 million. To this day, his payout remains the largest for a Main Event champion. Nevertheless, Gold’s poker skills have become somewhat of a joke over the last decade. That said, he’s working on ending this joke with his recent […]

Travis Baker takes Nap after 2015 WSOP Seniors Victory

The Seniors Hold’em Championship has definitely become one of the more-popular annual events at the World Series of Poker. And this year was certainly no different, with 4,193 players turning out for the 2015 WSOP $1,000 Seniors Championship. This year, the standout player was definitely Travis Baker, who blazed through the final table in little […]

Perry Shiao wins 2015 Monster Stack – Another Player proposes to Fiance

The Event #28 $1,500 Monster Stack event was definitely another winner for the 2015 WSOP. 7,192 players registered for this tournament and created a $9.7 million prize pool. And it was Florida-based poker dealer Perry Shiao navigating through the massive field to win this event along with $1,286,942. Shiao was merely a contender throughout most […]

Christian Pham wins 2015 WSOP 2-7 Draw Lowball – First Time playing this Game

When Christian Pham started playing Event #23 of the 2015 WSOP, he suddenly realized something – he was in the wrong tournament. Pham watched in horror as what he thought was a $1,500 NLHE event turned out to be a 2-7 Draw Lowball tourney. And it was too late for the Minnesota-based poker pro to […]

Cool Facts from Phil Hellmuth’s 14th WSOP Victory

Phil Hellmuth is fresh off winning his 14th-career WSOP gold bracelet. He took down the $10,000 Razz Championship at the 2015 WSOP to scoop bracelet #14 along with a $271,105 payday. Following his victory over the 109-player field, Hellmuth dedicated his big win to his friend and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Goldberg. “I’m dedicating this. […]

Cristiano Ronaldo now a PokerStars Pro

For the past few weeks, there has been speculation that PokerStars was eyeing a major footballer like Neymar or Cristiano Ronaldo. And the rumors have finally been proven true because, just weeks after signing Neymar, PokerStars also inked a deal with Ronaldo. This deal seems like a natural fit because the Portugueese striker is a […]

2015 WSOP Starts in Less than a Week

It’s been all quiet on the poker news front over the past couple weeks, probably because most players are getting ready for the 2015 WSOP, which is now less than a week away. We won’t have to wait long for a headliner, because the festivities kick off with the $565 buy-in “Colossus,” a reentry tournament […]