Feud Brewing Between Flack and Brunson

December 11, 2008

The battle has officially begun. In this corner, we have the living legend of poker, Doyle Brunson. His opponent, 6-time bracelet winner, Layne Flack. So what tournament are they facing off at? The answer is none. The two poker greats are engaged in a war of words through online publications and other media outlets.

It all started in an article published on cardplayer.com in which poker pros were asked about the possibility of re-buy events being removed from the 2009 World Series of Poker schedule. When asked about the assertion made by some opponents of re-buy formats being akin to having a player “buying” a bracelet, Flack, winner of this year’s $1,500 buy in Omaha re-buy event testily replied,

“That’s bullsh-. Read more

EPT Deauville 2009

December 10, 2008

After two years of being left off the schedule, the 5th season of the European Poker Tour is set to return to the scene of a very intriguing event from 4 years ago. Back during the EPT’s inaugural season the final two seats at the EPT Deauville were occupied by two Americans, Carl Olsen and Brandon Schaefer, who were not only from the same country, Read more

Colleges Offering Poker as a Major

December 10, 2008

From the institution of higher learning that introduced card counting at blackjack tables in Las Vegas and infamy that lead to two books and one successful movie comes the latest phenomena from the northeast. MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology now offers poker as a major to its undergrads. Read more

US Search Engine Accepts Internet Gambling Ad

December 9, 2008

Yatinoo, a trilingual web portal and search engine, has announced an agreement with online poker site, PokerStars. According to the marketing agreement, Yatinoo will display a PokerStars banner on their site in exchange for “referral fees”. According to Khaled Akid, Yatinoo’s Chief Executive Officer,

“Today’s announcement underscores the recognition of Yatinoo’s innovation as an online content provider. As part of our 2009 global growth strategy, Read more

OMGClayAiken Sets New Table Record

December 8, 2008

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond plays in the highest 6-max games on FullTilt Poker. As such, he’s had some very large winning days. However, he did something in the past 24 hours that is quite notable. At one point during a session played last night, Galfond was sitting on a stack of $1.5 million at a $500/$1000 no limit hold em 6-max table. The $1.5 million stack is believed to be the Read more

Do Poker Dealers Make Good Poker Players?

December 8, 2008

I have always wondered why most poker dealers are poor poker players. Nothing seems to make a game better than a dealer who just finished working and then hops into the game. I don’t know if it is because they are tired from work but they always seem to play poorly and immediately start to gamble it up. You would think that a dealer would become a better player simply by Read more

PokerStars Russian Poker Tour

December 6, 2008

PokerStars is continuing its quest to take over the world, one poker tour at a time. This week, PokerStars announced the launching of the RPT-Russian Poker Tour. The popular online site has been expanding its operations for some time now working with brick and mortar poker sponsors to establish poker tournaments all around the globe and now adds Russia under its geographical umbrella which already included Read more

Resolution of Moneymaker Non-Payment

December 5, 2008

As reported earlier this week, an online poker player named Nathan posted on twoplustwo.com’s forums detailing the events surrounding a bounty he had not received from Moneymaker gaming. The standoff between himself and Chris Moneymaker’s branding company had been ongoing for more than a year. He posted to alert Read more

Exclusive Absolute Poker Bonus

December 4, 2008

In addition to the announcement of new reload bonuses, Absolute Poker is offering new players an exclusive and limited offering of their latest deposit bonus. Previously, new players were only eligible for a 100% up to $500 deposit bonus, but for a limited time Absolute is offering a 200% up to $500 first time deposit bonus. Read more

Absolute Reload Bonuses December 2008

December 4, 2008

Absolute Poker is offering a number of poker reload bonuses this December for existing players. A poker reload is a bonus where players are given an extra bonus on top of their first deposit bonus for playing at an online poker site. At Absolute, Read more

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