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PokerStars to cut down on Data Mining

Much has been made about keeping recreational online poker players happy. After all, global internet poker traffic has been falling in recent years and high-volume grinders don’t really add money to the game. So PokerStars is more committed than ever to the recreational player experience, including cutting down on third-party data mining. Heads-Up Displays (HUDs), […]

Poker Player sold £1m worth of Steroids

A British poker player has been arrested after running a steroid operation that netted him more than £1 million. David Michael Jenkins, a former roofer and poker player, recently went through court proceedings and heard his fate in a Liverpool-area courtroom. After overseeing the case, Judge Niclas Parry determined that Jenkins made £1,012,767 from selling […]

Alex Millar quits Team PokerStars after VIP Changes

Lots of online poker pros are unhappy with the VIP program changes at PokerStars, which include eliminating many rewards for high-volume players. But nobody has quite taken the stance that high stakes phenom Alex ‘Kanu7′ Millar recently did. A member of Team PokerStars Online, Millar quit the team in protest of the VIP alterations. And […]

Strike won’t stop PokerStars VIP Changes

At the beginning of December, a large group of high-volume online poker players joined in a strike against PokerStars. The goal was to show PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming, that pros have a voice and a large influence on traffic. Unfortunately for these pros, the traffic at Stars didn’t take much of a hit and […]

PokerStars Strike now upon us

It’s now December 1st, meaning some PokerStars players have officially begun their strike against the world’s largest poker site. The strike was proposed not long ago on a Russian forum called Gipsyteam. Then Dani ‘Ansky’ Stern further popularized the strike by presenting it to the TwoPlusTwo forums. In addition to bringing other players’ attention to […]

Poker’s Alex Jacob wins Jeopardy Tournament of Champions

Earlier this year, former poker pro Alex Jacob was turning heads with his impressive run on the game show “Jeopardy!”. He won on six straight episodes, before finally losing on the seventh try, and accumulated $151,802 in the process. This qualified him for the Tournament of Champions, which he recently won along with the $250,000 […]

Shocking IRS Take from 2015 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Think that Joe McKeehen was the biggest winner at the 2015 WSOP Main Event final table this year? Well, it would make sense because McKeehen finished first place and collected a $7.68 million payout. However, the true winner at this year’s WSOP appears to be the IRS. Out of the $24,806,976 that was up for […]

2015 WSOP Main Event brings up Poker Shot Clock Again

There’s been plenty of discussion over the past few years about adding a shot clock to live poker tournaments. The idea is to prevent certain players from excessive tanking without making others look like jerks for calling the clock. Up until now, the shot-clock debate had largely gone away; but after the 2015 WSOP Main […]

Psychic Rabbit tabs Pierre Neuville to win 2015 WSOP Main Event

A small side industry has been built around betting on the WSOP November Nine. And if you’re interested in making a bet, then you might want to wager on Pierre Neuville….after all, a psychic rabbit picked the Belgian to win. Black Diamond, a black rabbit from Malta, was brought in by the PokerListings team to […]

Kevin MacPhee wins WSOPE Main Event and €883,000

Kevin MacPhee has emerged victorious from the €10,000 buy-in WSOP Europe Main Event. He beat out a field of 312 players to win his second-career gold bracelet and an €883,000 top prize. “It feels pretty good obviously,” MacPhee said following the win. “It was a goal of mine just to win one bracelet let alone […]