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Poker can basically be played in two ways, with people betting with real money or competing for a prize. Depending on your circumstances and poker ability, you may decide to play one or the other, or a mixture of the two types. If you’re undecided, take a look at this guide of the differences...
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5. Darren Elias – Total Winnings $230,610Resident of Erie, PA Darren Elias is enjoying a bumper 2011 at the poker tables. Most of his career earnings have been in this year, including two cashes over $100,000. Elias beat Britain’s Ricky Hale to fifth spot, earning $230,000 in the...
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The count down towards the November Nine continued this week on ESPN as two more episodes of World Series of Poker Main Event coverage focusing on Day 6 aired on Tuesday night. David Bach was the overnight leader with a 4.7 million chip stack though the likes of Phil Collins, Ben Lamb, Sebastian...
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Brian '$tinger 88' Hastings produced a master class in dominating high stakes cash games on Tuesday after blazing his way to a $250,000 profit on PokerStars. Hastings faced off against numerous opponents at the $50/$100 Pot Limit Omaha Six-Max tables but it did not affect his winning streak...
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5. Robert Wang– Total Career Earnings of $213,114Auckland based poker pro, Robert Wang has made over $200,000 at the poker tables, with his career highlight coming in the Aussie Millions of 2008. In the No Limit Hold ‘em tournament, Wang came second and scooped up $105,000. 4. Phillip...
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Model and actress Trishelle Cannatella has become the latest poker player to join the team of professionals at Sure Bet Poker, it was announced earlier this week. Cannatella has forged a successful career in films such as The Dukes of Hazzard and on the small screen during the last decade but she...
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Whether you are heading to a casino, playing online at PokerStars or just playing with the guys in someone’s basement, a little tuition will help you get the best out of your game. PokerSchoolOnline has a vast library of poker resources to help you learn how to keep the chips rolling your way...
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Poker pro Phil 'MrSweets28' Galfond emerged as the biggest winner online on Monday after a superb high stakes cash game session on PokerStars. It ends a torrid few weeks for the 26 year-old who had seen his profits dip from a peak of $500,000 for the calendar year to a mere $50,000 only two...
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Young grinder Brian '$tinger88' Hastings finally found some form at the high stakes cash game tables on PokerStars at the weekend after booking a $79,000 profit. Hastings had endured a torrid time following his relocation to Vancouver, Canada last month but the nosebleed regular managed to...
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The wider world was reminded of the positive impact poker can have last week as a selection of leading poker pros and NHL stars joined forces to raise $50,000 for cancer research in Quebec, Canada. Playground Poker Club's 'NHL Faceoff' proved to be a huge success. The Jodi Taiger...
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Nosebleed regular Rui 'PepperoniF' Cao saw his recent barren run come to an end on Wednesday as he dominated the high stakes cash game tables on PokerStars. Cao needed only 1,204 hands to cement his standing as one of the most talented Pot Limit Omaha players on the virtual felt. The...
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Why we Bet on a Hand Poker bets either live or at online sites such as PokerStars are an attempt to declare one of two things to your opponents: “I have the best hand around the table”, or “Your hand is poor and you will fold if you are forced to bet any money on it.”...
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5. Kirill Gerasimov – Total Earnings of $2,566,822A cool and collected player, Kirill Gerasimov first tasted success at a poker tournament in 2001, winning the princely sum of £2,075 for coming fourth in a Russian event called the Winter Tournament.  Since then cashes, wins and...
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ESPN aired its latest World Series of Poker coverage on Tuesday which centered on Day 5 of the $10,000 Main Event. 210 players were still in the hunt for a seat at the November Nine with David Bach out in front with a 3.7 million chip stack. One of the surprise eliminations during the first episode...
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Fans of the Epic Poker League will soon be able to watch action from the inaugural season after the broadcast schedule was released earlier this week. Twenty hours of programming will air from October, 7. Seven of those one hour episodes will air on CBS with the remainder taking center stage on the...
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Some of the terms used by poker sites such as PokerStars can be confusing, especially if you’re a beginner poker player. Get to know some of the most common terms and phrases with this guide. Antes and Blinds There must always be money in the center of the table, when a hand is played. To...
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Rafi 'rafaelamit' Amit's high stakes cash game hot streak was snapped by '!P0krpartyi' on Tuesday in an action packed evening on the world's largest poker site, PokerStars. Amit has been on fire recently and became the biggest winner online in 2011 on Monday but he could not...
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5. Donnacha O’Dea – Total Earnings of $1,249,442As a respected and successful player, holder of a WSOP bracelet, poker runs through the Donnacha O’Dea’s family line.  Earlier this year, his son Eoghan O’Dea reached the last table of the WSOP Main Event, which is...
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Israeli pro Rafi 'rafaelamit' Amit raced through another 1,219 hands of high stakes cash game action on Monday evening as he added a huge six figure sum to his bankroll on PokerStars. Amit has been in sensational form during the last ten days and he continued that heater on the world's...
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Bodog continues to recruit some of the most glamorous players in poker after announcing the arrival of part time pro and presenter Amanda Leatherman as its latest member of Team Bodog. Leatherman's achievements on the felt are not exactly prolific with a single $3,682 cash coming in the 2008...
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