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Five of Soccer Players Who Are Successful at Poker

Matthew Pitt | September 5, 2019

Soccer stars spend a significant amount of time not playing “the beautiful game.” Injuries, recovering from training and traveling to games leave them with plenty of time for other activities. Some soccer players love to spend their downtime going to major horse racing festivals. This is particularly true of British...

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Eric Bunch and Luc Greenwood Win Six-Figure Prizes

Matthew Pitt | September 4, 2019

Eric Bunch walked away from the 2019 WinStar Labor Day River Poker Series Main Event as the tournament’s champion. Bunch got his hands on the winner’s trophy and $260,000 after a heads-up chop with Spencer Champlin who won $234,887. WinStar Final Table Results Place Player Prize 1 Eric Bunch $260,000*...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Pot Limit Omaha (PLO)

Matthew Pitt | September 3, 2019

Texas Hold’em is the most popular poker variant in the world today, but pot-limit Omaha is surging in popularity. Pot-limit Omaha, often abbreviated to PLO, is similar to Texas Hold’em, but there are some notable differences. Online poker sites, cardrooms around the United States and further afield offer PLO cash...

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Simon Brandstrom Wins Record-Breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event

Matthew Pitt | September 2, 2019

Sweden’s Simon Brandstrom won the record-breaking PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event becoming the 11th Swede to secure an EPT title. Brandstrom outlasted a 1,988-strong field to lock up a €1,290,166 first-place prize. He denied Martin Czuczor becoming the first Hungarian EPT champion in the process. Money Bubble Bursts The money...

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Phil Hellmuth Part of Five-Way Chop at Mega Millions XXI

Matthew Pitt | August 31, 2019

Poker legend Phil Hellmuth banked more than $95,000 after a five-way deal in the Mega Millions XXI. Hellmuth finished fifth in the 21st edition of the Mega Millions event at The Bicycle Casino in California. Mega Millions XXI Final Table Result Place Player Prize 1 Triet Nguyen $169,549** 2 Jose...

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How To Deal With a Bad Beat

Matthew Pitt | August 30, 2019

Picture the scene. You are deep in an online poker tournament and commit your stack on the flop with a set of aces. Your opponent calls to put you at risk of elimination, but he has nothing but a pair. The turn brings another spade, putting two spades on the...

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PokerStars Announces PSPC Will Run Again in 2020

Matthew Pitt | August 29, 2019

PokerStars ran its first PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) event at the 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas in January. A field of 1,039 players turned out for the inaugural PSPC to ensure it was a roaring success. Players now have the opportunity to play for life-changing money in a...

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The Live Poker Tournament Players With the Most Cashes

Matthew Pitt | August 27, 2019

Everyone knows a poker player who they consider to be a true grinder. A player who seems to rack up cashes at every stop of every live poker festival. One of those faces that is part of the fixture and fitting at their casino. These players are not near the...

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Sami Kelopuro Goes on Huge Heater; Wins $1.3 Million

Matthew Pitt | August 26, 2019

Every poker player worth their salt dreams of going on a massive heater and winning unimaginable sums of money. Finland’s Sami Kelopuro is in the middle of a purple patch where he can seemingly do no wrong. These heaters do not happen often, but when they do, especially to elite...

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Phil Ivey Has $124,410 WSOP Winnings Confiscated

Matthew Pitt | August 24, 2019

Phil Ivey finished eighth in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2019 WSOP but will never see his winnings. The high stakes legend should have taken home $124,410, but the Borgata in New Jersey blocked him from collecting it. This is the latest twist in a seemingly never-ending saga...

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