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Scott Stewart Wins bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open Main Event

Matthew Pitt | February 1, 2021

Scott Stewart of California won the bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open Main Event this weekend for $177,817. Stewart came out on top of a 510-strong field to take his lifetime winnings close to $2.4 million. Seventy-eight of the 510 starters made it through to Day 2 but only 64 received prize...

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Matt Waxman and Tristan Wade Launch POKERithm

Matthew Pitt | January 31, 2021

World Series of Poker bracelet winners Matt Waxman and Tristan Wade launched a new poker show a fortnight ago. POKERithm is the latest attempt to turn poker into a team game. POKERithm has similarities to the Global Poker League, which the Global Poker Index (GPI) created. The Global Poker League...

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The Two Main Reasons For Betting in Poker

Matthew Pitt | January 29, 2021

Betting is a major component of playing poker. It is the way we make money. It is the way we protect our hands. Everything revolves around betting in poker. Have you ever made a bet in poker and wondered why you made it? I’m willing to bet the answer is...

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Jack Hardcastle Wins the WPT Montreal Online Main Event

Matthew Pitt | January 28, 2021

Talented British professional poker player Jack Hardcastle is a World Poker Tour champion. The 24-year-old came out on top of an 888-strong field in the WPT Montreal Online Main Event to bank a career-best score worth $447,859. WPT Montreal was set to take place at the Playground Poker Club in...

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Why Does Michigan Produce Such Excellent Poker Players?

Matthew Pitt | January 27, 2021

The Great Lake State of Michigan is known for fishing but its poker players aren’t fish. They are sharks, especially the five biggest winners from the state. Those five stars have almost $42.2 million in live poker tournament winnings. They have two WSOP Main Event titles and nine bracelets in...

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Michael Addamo Wins WPT Montreal Super High Roller

Matthew Pitt | January 26, 2021

Michael Addamo won another major tournament on January 25 when he took down the WPT Montreal Super High Roller. Addamo finished on top of a 60-strong crowd to reel in another $450,076 in prize money. WPT Montreal Super High Roller Final Table Results Place Player Country Prize 1 Michael Addamo...

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Tips For Playing From Under The Gun

Matthew Pitt | January 22, 2021

Playing from under the gun is not enviable in the slightest. It is one of the worst positions at the poker table. Only the small blind is worse and some players will debate that until the cows come home to roost. It is difficult to turn a profit from playing...

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The $1,050 Big Blowout Ends in a Three-Way Chop

Matthew Pitt | January 21, 2021

PokerStars' $60 million guaranteed Blowout Series concluded this weekend with the $1,050 Big Blowout. The event featured a $5 million guaranteed prize pool but 6,922 entrants created a $6,922,000 prize pool. Only the top 975 finishers returned home with prize money to show for their efforts so spare a thought...

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Who Are The Top Five Poker Players From Iowa?

Matthew Pitt | January 20, 2021

The Midwestern state of Iowa is considered one of the safest places to live in the United States. That may be true but your poker chips aren’t safe when the Hawkeye State’s top talent are playing. Iowa is known for its rolling plains and cornfields, but others know it for...

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Biden Could Void DOJ’s Wire Act Opinion

Matthew Pitt | January 19, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden takes office this week and a Michigan-based law firm believes it is good news for online poker. Dickinson Wright is a large law firm based in Michigan, a state set to launch online gaming. Lawyers from Dickinson Wright are of the opinion a Biden administration will rescind...

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