Poker

Sahamies and his Swinging Losses

Recently, a major loss of $1 million by Ilari Sahamies to Tom ‘durr’ Dwan brought the latest online competitions to new heights, especially as he faced DrugsOrMe this past Thursday on Full Tilt Poker. Sahamies string of painful loses was compounded last week as he was taken for an enormous Big Blind Pot against DrugsOrMe. Narrowing in on these brutal defeats is a brief look at his losses. It Read More

Poker Downunder

How’s the poker down under in these days. Well this years ANZPT Melbourne, Australia action has led to a sward of Ozzy player all vying to put their country further on the poker map. With the latest boom in the U.K. why can’t Australia follow in the new trend as well. The second year of PokerStars’ expedition deep into Australia and New Zealand has brought the sponsor into the limelight of Read More

And the online Poker champion is…

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker set sail on September 5th and was marked by two massive events, both of which brought an unprecedented number of players and payouts. The WCOOP kicked off with Event 1 $215 No Limit Hold’em 6-max tournament. The epic match set a $1.25 million prize pool, which was dramatically increased when 9,001 players ramped up the potential winnings to $1.8 Read More

A Triple Threat – Jake Cody

Twenty two years old and narrowing in on a poker triple crowd defines the rising UK star, Jake Cody.  Cody has recently been anointed as champion to the first ever WPT London Poker Classic Main Event, held this past week. Hailing from Rochdale, UK, the young Jedi reigned in his first WPT title with a cheque for GBP 273,783. As a result he is considered two thirds closer to locking in a triple Read More

Why Phil Ivey deserves the Hall of Fame nod

Out of all of the potential players who may be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame for 2010 one player who overshadows the rest. Phil Ivey is without a doubt the best poker player of the day. His weight is felt heavily in each poker vertical, including Omaha and Stud. His across the board domination has earned him over $40,000,000. Ivey will either be placed in the hall of fame this year or Read More

And the Poker Hall of Fame Winner is…

All votes are in! The judges for the 2010 Poker Hall of Fame have now collected their ballots and are slated to vote on a short line of ten players in order to determine the next hall of fame poker player. On this year’s panel are Doyle Brunson, a ten time WSOP bracelet winner; eleven time WSOP bracelet winner, Phil Hellmuth, and 2009 hall of fame inductee Mike Sexton. These men will link with Read More

World Series of Poker Europe part III

Three is the magic number as the third World Series of Poker Europe launches September, 14, 2010, at The Empire Casino in Leicester Square in London. If you have never been to a World Series of Poker event this is the one to check out. Aside from the guest list of poker celebrities and charming events you will have history unfolding in front of your eyes. One of the new and more exciting events Read More

The 2010 European Poker Tour main event

Vilamoura, Portugal is the home to the 2010 European Poker Tour main event, but so far this year’s European Poker Tour is being owned by the U.K. Similar to the shocking win by Liv Boeree at EPT 2010 in San Remo and James Mitchell at the Irish Open, Vilamoura is seeing U.K. players carrying the top three spots at the final table. Now let’s take a closer look at these U.K. players who are Read More

The British Poker Awards

There are eight of eleven categories, which are listed in full below, and the British Poker Awards will announce the winners to all of the categories on September 13th at the brand new Fox Poker Club in London. The admission price to the actual event is £100; meanwhile a £50 NLHE tournament will proceed after the ceremony. This tournament is a warm up, or teaser if you will, for the highly Read More

Poker in the Park

No matter what you are doing in London on August 13th to August 14th you will not be able to miss the massive amount of crowds and players at Poker in the Park at Leicester Square Park. This ultra popular event is celebrating its third anniversary and promises to be even more impressive than the previous year. This outdoor poker tournament brings card players out from the casino and into the Read More
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