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Late Larry Flynt Leaves a Poker Legacy

Matthew Pitt | February 15, 2021

Larry Flynt died last week and most people know him as the controversial founder of Hustler Magazine. Flynt left a strong legacy in the world of poker, too. Flynt hailed from Lakeville, Kentucky but he made his name in Ohio. He purchased his mother’s bar for $1,800 in 1965, refitted...

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Accused Murderer of Susie Zhao Has Felony Charge Added

Matthew Pitt | February 13, 2021

Jeffery Morris stands accused of murdering poker player Susie Zhao. Police arrested Morris in August 2020 and charged him with first-degree murder. Morris now faces the charge of felony murder after an update in the case this week. Police charged 60-year-old Morris with first-degree premeditated murder of 33-year-old Zhao. Police...

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Table Selection Is More Important Than You Think

Matthew Pitt | February 12, 2021

Being able to choose your table is one of the advantages cash game players have over tournament players. MTT grinders sit where they’re told, cash games players can perform table selection before starting their session. Table selection is vitally important if you want to be a successful cash game player....

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Justin Bonomo Wins Again, This Time $430,646

Matthew Pitt | February 11, 2021

Justin Bonomo helped himself to a $430,646 score this week after becoming the latest GGPoker Super MILLION$ champion. Bonomo emerged victorious from a 213-strong field in the online poker site’s $10,300 weekly event. The man originally from Fairfax, Virginia now resides in Vancouver, Canada. It is from this base that...

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Who Are The Five Biggest Poker Winners From Oregon?

Matthew Pitt | February 10, 2021

Oregon is the home to four of the United States’ ultra-prominent summits. The Beaver State is where dozens of poker’s best players call home, too. There must be something in the Oregon air that makes the state’s players so good at this game. Everyone in the top 10 all-time money...

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Ramon “PORKNOMAR” Kropmanns Wins $8 Million Guaranteed Venom

Matthew Pitt | February 9, 2021

Ramon “PORKNOMAR” Kropmanns is the $8 million guaranteed Venom champion. The Brazilian came out on top of a 3,774-strong field to bank an incredible $1,113,330. This mammoth-sized prize is one of the biggest-ever payouts at Americas Cardroom. Kropmanns went into the eight-handed final table with the chip lead and stayed...

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Johnny Oshana Crowned MSPT Poker Bowl V For $130,000

Matthew Pitt | February 7, 2021

Johnny Oshana is the latest player to become an MSPT champion after the took down the MSPT Poker Bowl V event at The Venetian, Las Vegas. Some 908 entrants bought in across the available starting flights and only 116 made it to Day 2. Only 96 of those 116 returnees...

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Full Ring or Six-Max Cash Games? Which Are Better?

Matthew Pitt | February 6, 2021

What is your table size preference when you play cash games online? Are you a full ring grinder or a six-max specialist? Perhaps you automatically play one type of cash game because you don’t really know much about the other? Regardless, we’re comparing full ring to six-max cash games in...

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Polk Wins Grudge Match Against Negreanu; Finishes $1.2M Up

Matthew Pitt | February 4, 2021

Doug Polk is $1.2 million richer after his grudge match against Daniel Negreanu. The high stakes specialists locked horns for the final time on February 3 and Polk emerged the victor. Polk went into the $200/$400 No-Limit Hold’em heads-up clash as a 4-to-1 favorite. This was because of his superior...

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Five Big Poker Winners Who Call Kansas Home

Matthew Pitt | February 3, 2021

Kansas City Chiefs take on Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl this weekend so what better way to prepare than by looking at the five biggest live poker tournament players who call Kansas home. Kansas has that many tornadoes some call the state Tornado Alley. It’s top poker players...

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