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Faisal Siddiqui Secures First WSOP-Circuit Ring

Matthew Pitt | October 16, 2019

A World Series of Poker Circuit ring is the next best thing to a WSOP bracelet for American grinders. Dozens are won each year and Faisal Siddiqui finally got his hands on one after trying for five years. Siddiqui only plays poker in his spare time, but that has not...

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Five of the Best Female Poker Players

Matthew Pitt | October 15, 2019

It is fair to say that poker is still a male-dominated game. The 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event saw female poker players make up only four percent of the field. That is not to say there are no talented female poker players because there are some exceptional...

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Four Dead After Shootout At Illegal Gambling Club

Matthew Pitt | October 14, 2019

A simple game of poker took a turn for the worse on October 12th and four men lost their lives. Four men died and three others wounded as gunmen opened fire in an illegal gambling den in Brooklyn. The incident happened at around 7:00 a.m. and was over in seconds....

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Brazil’s Paulo Milani Wins Second Platinum Pass

Matthew Pitt | October 13, 2019

The majority of PokerStars’ vast customer base can only dream of winning a PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) Platinum Pass. They are in limited supply with only 320 awarded for the 2019 PSCP so the chance of bagging one is remote at best. That is unless you are Paulo Milani who...

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How to Play Poker With a Short Stack

Matthew Pitt | October 12, 2019

Knowing how to play a short stack optimally is often the difference between a winning and a losing player. Cash game players spend the majority of their time sitting behind a big or deep stack. Tournament players have to contend with rising blinds, which continually alters their stack size. MTT...

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WPT Side Event Ends in 16-Way Chop

Matthew Pitt | October 11, 2019

Deals are commonplace in poker tournaments partly because of the disparity between the payouts. They are common both live and in online poker. These deals usually see less than a handful of players involved, but a recent WPT side event in Maryland ended in a 16-way chop! The World Poker...

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Five Reasons You Should Play at Ignition Poker

Matthew Pitt | October 10, 2019

Americans are not exactly blessed with a wealth of viable options when it comes to playing online poker. There are many charlatans masquerading as legitimate online poker sites, so when a trusted brand such as Ignition Poker comes available, you grab it with both hands. Gone are the days when...

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Simon Brandstrom Wins WPT UK Main Event For $330K

Matthew Pitt | October 8, 2019

Swedish poker pro Simon Brandstrom became a World Poker Tour champion when he triumphed in the WPT UK Main Event. Brandstrom secured $330,000, which includes a $15,000 seat to the Tournament of Champions in Las Vegas. WPT UK Main Event Guarantee Smashed A field of 690 entrants created a $2,007,900...

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Good Table Selection is Key to Profitability

Matthew Pitt | October 7, 2019

Table selection is one of the best ways to increase your profitability in poker. Where you choose to sit has a profound effect on how much money you can make from the game. Think of it this way. You are the sixth-best poker player in the world, one who regularly...

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Jack Hardcastle and Rick Trigg Win WPT UK Events

Matthew Pitt | October 5, 2019

The World Poker Tour is in Nottingham, United Kingdom for the WPT UK festival and has already crowned two champions. Jack Hardcastle triumphed in the $550 Opener with Rick Trigg securing the $5,300 Devilfish Cup. WPT UK Opener Event Final Table Results Place Player Prize 1 Jack Hardcastle $68,610* 2...

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