Negreanu Pledges to Alter Focus in 2009

December 30, 2008

In a revealing holiday post to his blog at his Full Contact Poker’s website, Daniel Negreanu mused about the changing dynamics of the game of poker and how the state of the game is making him take a step back to re-evaluate just what it is he’s going to be doing in 2009. Negreanu writes about his need to cut back on his extracurricular and outside activities in regards to teaching and traveling. Though Negreanu details Read more

Durrr Aces Twice En Route to $1.3 Million Day

December 29, 2008

For the highest stakes online poker cash game players, it is common to have big winning and losing sessions. However, what Tom “Durrr” Dwan accomplished on Saturday night is not merely impressive, for most online poker players, it’s simply mind boggling. There is no doubt Durrr was on top of his game as he raked in over Read more

LarsLuzak Earns His Largest Online Pot Ever

December 23, 2008

Last night, FullTilt Poker was the scene of yet another personal record setting hand. On any given day, railbirds sit around watching as the super heavyweights of online cash game poker match wits against one another in the hopes of seeing something special. At any given time, observers are treated to huge pots and Read more

Scandal Rocking Ultimate Bet

December 22, 2008

Another scandal is rocking the online poker world as Ultimate Bet has been accused of impropriety again, this time in a hand involving its most highly visible poker pro, Phil Hellmuth.

Hellmuth and Doubleballer

A poster to the forums discussed a hand which occurred between Hellmuth and a player named Doubleballer during a heads up limit hold’em $200/$400 matchup over the weekend. At the beginning of the hand, Hellmuth Read more

Carbon Poker Bad Beat Jackpot Hits All Time High

December 20, 2008

It is any online poker player’s worst nightmare to have an uber-strength hand like Aces full of Kings and lose to quad Kings or a royal flush. However, at one online cardroom in particular, bad luck such as the one described could be the best possible thing to happen to a poker player. Carbon Poker’s “The Bad Beat Jackpot” is among the most talked about promotions in the online poker Read more

Zigmund Rebounds After Having Brutal Month

December 18, 2008

After having an absolutely brutal first month of December where the online poker high stakes player Ziigmund registered over $1.4 million in losses, he began making his comeback during a monster session yesterday during which he won $865,000 playing Pot Limit Omaha and HA. In total, he profited $345,000 in PLO and $560 in HA. In doing so, Read more

Hansen Again Crushes PLO on Full Tilt

December 17, 2008

Gus Hansen continued his winning ways yesterday during a monstrous run during a $200/$400 Pot Limit Omaha game at Full Tilt Poker. In the session, Hansen had 3 key hands on his way to winning over $650,000. In contrast Tom “Durrr” Dwan took a beating in the same game, down about $1.2 million. Here are the 3 hands that propelled Hansen to his big day. Read more

Rumors Circulate on Duke and Hellmuth’s Future

December 17, 2008

Ever since 60 minutes aired, the questions of the validity and fairness among online poker sites has been running rampant. This week, the question making the rounds on the forums has been what would happen with two of the most highly visible Ultimate Bet pros should the site continue to flounder. The players in the middle of the speculation are Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth, Read more

PokerStars Hosts World’s Largest Poker Tournament

December 16, 2008

PokerStars, the world’s largest and most popular online poker site is setting out to break a world record. In just two weeks, on Sunday, December 28th at 5:30PM, PokerStars is looking to hold the world’s largest poker tournament. The event, Read more

PokerStars Passport 2008

December 12, 2008

Passport Tournament - PokerStars

Passport Tournament - PokerStars

Last year, a player by the name of Dustin Mele spent the year traveling from major tournament after major tournament and his stops included the World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour destinations such as London, Barcelona and Monte Carlo. All of this was possible through PokerStars.

This holiday season, PokerStars is bringing back Read more

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