End of an Era: Duke and Hellmuth leave Ultimate Bet

Whether you care about the world of poker sponsorships or not, you’ve probably come to recognize Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke as the faces of Ultimate Bet Poker. After all, the two have been representing Ultimate Bet since 2001, and have become synonymous with one of the world’s biggest poker rooms. However, news broke the […]

A Record People Attended the Last Year’s Open Poker Championship of Canada

The last year’s Poker Championship of Canada, which held in between 19 to 29 of August, witnessed a record attendance. People from round the world poured into the Canada to take part in this championship. The operator and the owner of this tour, the Heads-up Entertainment International INC. has tasted a sweet taste of success […]

Peter Eastgate blows $1.7 Million on Sports Betting

After shocking the poker world by retiring from the game in 2010, when he was seemingly on top of the world after a 2009 WSOP Main Event victory and several big cashes afterward, Peter Eastgate surprised the poker world again by announcing his return. Eastgate doesn’t appear to have really lost much either after making […]

Why is Zynga Poker worth $8 Billion?

I just came upon an interesting fact the other day that said Facebook’s poker provider – Zynga Poker – is worth more than $8 billion. The findings came courtesy of a Wall Street Journal article that took a close look at the company, and published the staggering net worth. So here’s my question: why is […]

Gus Hansen – The Comeback

Up until last October, Gus Hansen was regarded as one of the biggest fish in high stakes online poker. I mean the guy lost over $7 million playing online, and was at the center of numerous stories bashing his skills. Phil Galfond even went as far as to say that Hansen was the sole reason […]

Norm MacDonald is New High Stakes Poker Host

Norm MacDonald has spent his life telling jokes as a stand-up comedian. But today, it was announced that MacDonald may have pulled off his greatest joke ever…..he is now the host of High Stakes Poker. No this isn’t some spoof post as the last statement was completely true. MacDonald has taken over the High Stakes […]

Seidel wins Historic Tournament

I’d like to start this article on a positive note by talking about Erik Seidel’s impressive victory at the Aussie Millions, as well as his amazing start to the New Year. Seidel was one of 20 players who bought into the most expensive poker tournament in history – the $250,000 Super High Roller Event. What’s […]

Doyle Brunson bashes Las Vegas Poker Scene

Okay, I’ll admit that the US recession has caused Las Vegas to take such a hit that Macau is now considered the best gambling destination in the world. But has Vegas really declined to the point where it’s poker action isn’t worthy of the top pros? According to Doyle Brunson it has since the Texas […]

Daniel Negreanu back on Top

When Phil Ivey overtook Daniel Negreanu as the all-time live poker tournament money winner, I figured it was a mere formality that Ivey would remain here for centuries to come. After all, people make it sound like a foregone conclusion that Ivey will eventually overtake Phil Hellmuth as the all-time bracelet winner in addition to […]

Isildur1 is Viktor Blom – Truth Finally revealed

One of the biggest online poker stories over the past couple of years has been the secret identity of “Isildur1,” the phenomenon who stormed onto the high stakes poker tables in 2009. Until now, all we knew about Isildur1 was that he was a young Swedish player. Many have speculated that Isildur1 is Viktor Blom […]

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