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The Five Biggest Live Poker Winners From Louisiana

Matthew Pitt | March 3, 2021

Louisiana is not the first US state you think of when asked about winning poker players. It should be, however, because the Pelican State is the home to some incredible grinders. The five biggest live poker tournament winners who call Louisiana home have $16,237,345 in earnings between them. They have...

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Ryan Hohner Takes Down partypoker US PKO Main Event

Matthew Pitt | March 2, 2021

The partypoker US Network PKO Bounty Online Series concluded on March 1 with the $100,000 guaranteed PKO 8-Max Main Event. Some 311 players bought in for $535 and Ryan “TheSims” Hohner outlasted them all. Hohner navigated his way to the final table where he sat down second in chips with...

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Ankush Mandavia Wins $2,500 CPPT Venetian Event

Matthew Pitt | February 28, 2021

Ankush Mandavia is $260,000 richer than a couple of days ago thanks to winning the $2,500 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian event in Las Vegas. Live poker tournaments are something of a rarity in the current climate so it was great to see 652 players turn out for this event....

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When And When Not To Continuation Bet

Matthew Pitt | February 27, 2021

The continuation bet is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Track all the hands you play and see how much money you make from a simple continuation bet. I am willing to wager they make you a lot of money if you’re making them with the correct frequency....

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Chess Grandmaster Ladva Turns $530 Into $525K

Matthew Pitt | February 25, 2021

Ottomar Ladva has $525,089 reason to be happy today after he won the MILLIONS Online 6-Max High Roller event at partypoker. Ladva is a chess grandmaster who hails from Estonia. He won his seat in the $25,500 Super High Roller via a relatively small $530 satellite. Seven players made it...

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The Biggest Poker Winners From New Mexico

Matthew Pitt | February 23, 2021

New Mexico is where the critically acclaimed television series Breaking Bad took place, but it’s also the US state where several big poker winners hail from. The state’s five biggest winners have $6,6,37,393 in live poker tournament winnings between them. They don’t have any WSOP bracelets to brag about, yet,...

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PokerStars Retiring Full Tilt Poker Brand on February 25

Matthew Pitt | February 22, 2021

February 25 marks the end of an era. PokerStars is retiring the Full Tilt Poker Brand. Full Tilt Poker launched in 2004 only three years after PokerStars hit the online poker world. Its team contained some of the game’s biggest names. Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, and...

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Three Observations About Micro-Stakes Fast-Fold Cash Games

Matthew Pitt | February 19, 2021

Spare time is at a premium for me right now, which limits my ability to play online poker. Multi-table tournaments are my preference, but I’ve dabbled in micro-stakes fast-fold cash games this week. Fast-fold poker is as popular as ever thanks to making it possible to play many hands in...

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Sami Kelopuro Wins Again; Take Down Super MILLION$ For $408,406

Matthew Pitt | February 17, 2021

Finnish superstar Sami Kelopuro is in the middle of a massive heater. Kelopuro is an elite poker player who is running hotter than the sun. That is a deadly combination, one that yields amazing results. One such result happened on February 16 when Kelopuro staged an epic comeback. The Super...

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Five Poker Stars Hailing From Minnesota

Matthew Pitt | February 16, 2021

Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes but it also has a knack for producing excellent poker players. The state’s five biggest winning live poker tournament players have $12,068,841 in combined winnings. All but two of its top 20 have won seven-figures from this crazy game! Who are...

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