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About Phil Hellmuth and the WSOPE – From Doyle’s Blog

doylebrunson.jpgDoyle Brunson is currently in London playing the WSOPE. He has made it to the top 25 and is trying to get a seat at the final table. With 93,000 chips  he is in a good position to get it. During his break, Doyle decided to write a blog entry about his opinion of Phil Hellmuth and the WSOPE.

Doyle wrote, “I’ve always liked Phil Helmuth and have defended his tantrums because that is Phil being Phil, but these grand entrances he makes are

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PokerStars Gives Away a Porsche

porsche_cayman_s.jpgAs a new promotion PokerStars has decided to give away a brand new Porsche, it will actually be given away in a freeroll tournament.

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Financial Firms in US say Online Gambling has a bright future

September 28, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Video game consoles have become remarkably inexpensive recently, with gaming companies getting more competitive as the consumer electronics market weakens along with the general economy. But according to highly respected market research firm Ernst & Young’s U.K. branch, online gambling may be the one part of the gaming market that has a bright future.

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Las Vegas Businessman Bob Stupak Dies


Though he was a Las Vegas impresario and master of publicity ploys, Bob Stupak never saw some of his grandest visions come true, such as constructing a giant King Kong on the side of a tower, or building a casino in the shape of the sinking Titanic. Expensive efforts to achieve political office also faltered.

But the casino operator and fixture in the local media did realize his dream of building the Stratosphere tower as a giant monument to himself and to the city that at once

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2009 Poker Hall of Fame Nominees

pokerhalloffame.JPGTo be eligible for nomination to the Poker Hall of Fame a player must fulfill the following accomplishments:

  • They must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
  • Played for high stakes
  • Play consistently well
  • To have stood the test of time
  • For non-players, they must have contributed to the overall growth and success of the game

 This year the Poker Hall of Fame let the public vote for their favourite player to be inducted into the poker HoF. However, this resulted in a lot of inaccuracies in which the candidates chosen did not fulfill all requirements and it was more a popularity contest. So the Poker HoF official board members had tu cut down the list and eliminate players like Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan.

The nominees for 2009 are:

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Jeff Shulman to Receive Coaching for WSOP ME Final Table

phil_hellmuth.jpgYes, you read that correctly. Card Player Media president and November Niner Jeff Shulman has decided to prepare himself for the final table with a coach. None of the other players are doing it but he seems to want to be ahead of the rest.The coach Shulman has chosen

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Timoshenko takes down 2009 WCOOP Main Event

Yevgeniy Timoshenko

The second aday of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) brought some tough action to the tables. A total of 178 players came back to the virtual felt, all aiming for a share of the $1,715,200 first-place prize.

As the final table approached, two players were doing their best to abuse the bubble as much as possible. Daniel “djk123” Kelly teamed up with  Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenkoto crush the short stacks and enter the final table as the two overwhelming chip leaders.

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Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier Takes Second Title at the 2009 WCOOP

elky.jpgDuring event 38 of this year’s World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier took his second title in this series.Grospellier recorded his second win in just two days with his title at the $215 NL Hold’em.

This event attracted a field of 9,219 opponents and Grospellier outplayed them all. So far, the poker titan has cashed 5 times in the series and got 2 titles. It is no longer unusual to read ElkY’s name in the list of winners at every new event; this player has started to show his real value.

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Poker Player Talks About Eurolinx Scandal

eurolinx.jpgAt an interview with Poker News Daily, Marc Karam decided to talk about the Eurolinx scandal. Karam states that after his deep run at the EPT Monte Carlo in 2006 he was offered a sponsorship with the site which included 100% rakeback, entries to tournaments and a great affiliate deal.In 2008, Jo Remme, owner/manager of Eurolinx, borrowed $200k from Karam and in exchange promised that Eurolinx would pay for the launch of his new poker skin and all the plans were ready to get started when the site announced the shutting down and liquidation.

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High Stakes Poker is Back for Season 6

I have ghigh-stakes-poker2.jpgot extremely happy news for you all: mine, yours and everyone’s favourite TV poker show  is slated to come back to GSN in February 2010. The show producers have not made an official announcement yet but Barry Greenstein was in charge of letting the cat out of the bag.

I could not be more excited as before seasons 4 and 5 took forever to come out and there were rumours that it might not come back due to bad performance with GSN’s female audience. Season 5 though, was extremely successful and it performed greatly, I blame Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan’s agressive play style for the high ratings the show got and probably due to that it is now back for season 6.