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Mustafa Ercan Banks $377,115 and High Roller Title

Brad Johnson | September 24, 2021

Mustafa Ercan won one of the largest live poker tournament prizes since the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions by taking down the $10,500 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North Cyprus High Roller event. Ercan got his hands on a career-best $377,115 after a thrilling final table in North Cyprus. Northern Cyprus, or the...

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The Do and Do Nots of Talking at the Poker Table

Brad Johnson | September 23, 2021

Poker is a social game played with friends or a complete stranger. Few other games give you the chance to meet people from such a wide circle of backgrounds. Talking to your opponents and finding out more about them makes playing poker more enjoyable. However, talking to your opponents can...

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Orson Young Becomes a WPT Champions Club Member

Brad Johnson | September 22, 2021

New Jersey resident Orson Young is the latest poker player to join the exclusive WPT Champions Club. Young came out on top in the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, a result worth $195,748. Some 305 players bought into the online poker event for $3,500 ($3,200+$300), which left a $24,000 overlay...

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Who Are The Five Biggest Winners From Hungary?

Brad Johnson | September 22, 2021

Hungary has produced some incredible poker players over the years. It is not the first country you think of when considering poker’s elite, but it should be. Thinking of heading to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) this fall? You may bump into this talented quintet...

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Chris Smith is the MSPT Sycuan Casino Champion

Brad Johnson | September 20, 2021

The ever-popular MSPT continued this weekend with a visit to the Sycuan Casino in San Diego. The regional event only cost $360 to enter, yet it paid its champion $33,149. Chris Smith is that champion after outlasting 518 opponents and claiming the lion’s share of the $155,700 prize pool. Smith...

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Miles Rampel Wins $25K PLO Event While on Vacation

Brad Johnson | September 18, 2021

Miles Rampel was on vacation in Las Vegas when he saw the 2021 Poker Masters series in full swing. The successful internet entrepreneur from California had never cashed in a live poker tournament but decided to enter the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event. It was an incredible decision because Rampel came...

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Pocket Jacks: The Hand We All Love To Hate

Brad Johnson | September 17, 2021

Poker would be an extremely simple game if we only received aces or kings as our hole cards. Unfortunately, that is not how the game works and we have to contend with a plethora of starting hands. Pocket jacks are one such hand that gives both recreational and professional players...

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Brewer Wins Again; Ships 2021 Poker Masters Event #8

Brad Johnson | September 16, 2021

Chris Brewer continued making a name for himself by winning a 2021 Poker Masters event. Brewer took down Event #8: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em, and walked away with $427,500. The prize money Brewer collected is his largest-ever cash. The former University of Oregon track athlete now has $2,884,241 in winnings, $2,532,920...

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Five Russian Live Poker Tournament Superstars

Brad Johnson | September 15, 2021

The 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) begins on September 30 and you can bet your bottom dollar scores of Russian grinders will flock to Las Vegas to attempt winning a bracelet. The five biggest winning Russian live tournament players have $48,915,105 in combined winnings. That is a mightily impressive...

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Negreanu Walks Away With Poker Masters NLHE Title

Brad Johnson | September 14, 2021

Daniel Negreanu is one of the best poker players to have ever picked up cards. The popular Canadian has $43,579,904 in live tournament winnings, helped by securing six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets. Negreanu endured a barren spell regarding winning tournaments. His victory in the €25,600 High Roller event...

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