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Eli Berg Wins Wynn Winter Classic Championship for $626K

Brad Johnson | December 23, 2021

Eli Berg all but doubled his lifetime winnings courtesy of winning the Wynn Winter Classic Championship. The Massachusetts grinder outlasted 671 opponents in the $5,300 buy-in tournament. His reward? An impressive $626,499. Dozens of the world’s best poker players descended on the Wynn Las Vegas sharing the same goal of...

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Five of the Biggest Australian Poker Winners

Brad Johnson | December 22, 2021

Australian poker players find themselves in a similar position to their American cousins. Online poker options are limited for player from Down Under, so many turn their attention to the live poker tournament world. Living so far away from places such as Las Vegas means Australian players tend to go...

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MSPT Heads To The Venetian Las Vegas For 2021 Finale

Brad Johnson | December 21, 2021

The current year ends in less than two weeks, but there is still time to boost your poker bankroll if you are a live tournament fan. This is because the Season 12 finale of the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) takes place at The Venetian Las Vegas from December 28-30. The...

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Taylor Black Wins the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Brad Johnson | December 19, 2021

Californian Taylor Black is the newest World Poker Tour (WPT) champion. Black was the last man standing in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio, Las Vegas. His reward? A cool $1,241,430. The tournament attracted 716 entrants, each paying $10,400 for the chance to become a WPT...

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When You Have An Overpair to the Board

Brad Johnson | December 17, 2021

There are thousands of scenarios poker players find themselves daily. Having an overpair to the board is a common spot, and one that some players struggle with. Finding yourself with an overpair lends itself to winning the pot. However, tricky opponents or wet boards can halt you in your tracks....

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Lichtenberger Banks Biggest Bellagio High Roller Score

Brad Johnson | December 15, 2021

The 13th event of the Bellagio High Rollers series proved lucky, not unlucky for Andrew Lichtenberger. The man known, ironically, as "LuckyChewy" bested a 54-player field to lock up $432,000. Lichtenberger’s score is the largest of all 13 events, and takes his lifetime winnings to $11,543,619. Event #13 shuffled up...

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Five Austrian Poker Players You Don’t Want At Your Table

Brad Johnson | December 14, 2021

Austrian residents enjoy some of the best quality of life anywhere worldwide. The landlocked country is surrounded by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. It is also the home to some of the best poker tournament players to have ever picked up cards. Players from...

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Petrangelo Wins $151,800; Now Has $21.27M in Earnings

Brad Johnson | December 13, 2021

Massachusetts-born Nick Petrangelo is widely regarded as one of the best poker tournament players on the planet. The Las Vegas resident has $21,268,193 in live tournament earnings, placing him 29th in the all-time listing. He took down yet another high roller event over the weekend, namely, the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em...

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Rok Gostisa Ending 2021 on a High

Brad Johnson | December 10, 2021

Slovenian poker pro Rok Gostisa is enjoying a purple patch of form as 2021 nears its conclusion. Gostisa is best known for tearing up online poker high roller events, but it is his form in the live arena that has captured the eye. The Slovenian padded his bankroll with $959,493...

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Hint and Tips For Playing Jack-Ten Suited

Brad Johnson | December 9, 2021

Poker is an easy game if you look down at aces and kings all the time. Unfortunately, this does not happen, which means some creativity is needed on your part. Mixing in hands like jack-ten suited into your starting hands is a great place to start. Jack-ten suited is the...

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