Poker History – Chris-Ferguson

Poker History is something that everyone should think about from time to time. It showcases where players have been and where we come from today in the poker world. There are a lot of players who have made notable careers out of poker and add to the wholesome history...
Betting Poker Tells

Betting Poker Tells

the significance of betting patterns in poker, emphasizing how they serve as crucial tells for reading opponents, with professionals often relying on the nuances of how much and how players bet, rather than just physical reads, to gauge the strength of their hands

Is PokerStars Still Buying Full Tilt?

By Wednesday, this had already been a busy week with regard to the presumably impending deal between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  Early in the week, three members of FTR’s board of directors, Rafe Furst, Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer, filed motions to...

Daniel goes off on FTP

In the latest step in the Full Tilt Poker drama, Daniel Negreanu, who has never been afraid to speak his mind or call out unscrupulous activity, has made a wild and angry vlog pertaining to his opinions on the former owners and operators of Full Tilt Poker. Daniel had...

Full Tilt Reapplying for AGCC License?

With new ownership waiting in the wings, it appears as though Full Tilt Poker may be gearing up to re-apply for their license with the Alderney Gaming Control Commission. Group Bernard Tapie, the main suitor involved with the beleaguered gaming giant, has high hopes regarding a potential reinstatement.

Top 10 WSOP Main Event Winners

Each and every grinder, every nearly-man, every five-time bracelet winner, there’s one thing they want above all else: To win the World Series of Poker. Only a select group of players have actually done it. Gathered here today is a list of my favourite Main...

Top 5 WSOP Bad Beats

We all remember them, the huge bad beats that we saw on television. As much as they suck on your computer at home, or in cash games with a friend, they have to suck 10x more on cable television. Today, I’ve picked out five of the worst bad beats in the history...

Ante up for Africa Event a Great Success

The World Series of Poker was abuzz today as 81 celebrities and poker professionals sat down together at the tables for an event not designed to award wealth or glory, but rather to support an excellent cause. This was the fourth annual Ante up for Africa tournament...

PokerStars SCOOP Event #35 Results

The 2010 PokerStars Spring Championships of Online Poker is drawing to a close, with the remaining Main Event contenders currently preparing for the start of Day 2. As the grand finale was getting underway, the last few one-on-one battles of Event #35 were being...

BegsClutch Wins FTOPS Event #11 for $57,855

FTOPS 11, a 6-max turbo quadruple shootout with 1,102 players and $330,600 prize pool ended with a decisive victory for BegsClutch. BegsClutch defeated kiwid10 on the final table when kiwid shoved with AKo and BegsClutch called with pocket aces. The Full Tilt Pros...

Tournament of Champions Returns at 2010 WSOP

The World Series of Poker is always coming up with new ideas and formats to keep the yearly poker mecca fresh and exciting. Alongside a raft of new features for the 2010 WSOP, an old favorite is set to re-take the stage. The WSOP Tournament of Champions will have it’s...

Strike Three for Clonie Gowen: Full Tilt Lawsuit Denied

Clonie Gowen has been denied for the third and final time, effectively ending her bid to capture a 1% stake in Full Tilt Poker and its partner companies. U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones ruled last week that, no matter what may have taken place at the now-infamous Golden Nugget meeting between Gowen and the members of the Full Tilt brass, the company owes no additional compensation to the plaintiff.

Poker After Dark 2010 Schedule

Those staying up late during the week will be treated to a few new episodes of Poker After Dark starting this month. Poker After Dark began as a $20,000 buy-in winner-take-all shout out paying $120,000 to the last man (or woman) standing. In the beginning players like...

Poker Hall of Fame Shortlist Announced

Over the past 5 weeks, visitors to the official World Series of Poker website have been encouraged to nominate players they feel deserve to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. From May 26th to July 2nd, WSOP.com guests have been asked to submit their nominations...

WPT Season VIII Schedule Unveiled

Poker’s most well known tele-visual spectacle has announced its return. The World Poker Tour has unveiled their U.S. schedule for Season VIII. A host of favourite venues make a return to the schedule this year, with one brand new addition. There will be 12 stops in...

Tom McEvoy Wins WSOP Champion's Invitational

Very occasionally a group of poker players will assemble to compete without any money on the line. At such events you’ll usually find a serious amount of prestige on offer, and so it was for the recently completed World Series of Poker Champion’s Invitational. Twenty...

WSOP 2009 “Stimulus Special” Sells Out

So far it seems that the 2009 World Series of Poker could not have gotten off to a better start!  Four tournaments have begun and three records have been broken.  In Event 2, the $40k buy-in 40th Annual No-Limit Hold’em Event, the record for largest prize pool...

WSOP 2009 "Stimulus Special" Sells Out

So far it seems that the 2009 World Series of Poker could not have gotten off to a better start!  Four tournaments have begun and three records have been broken.  In Event 2, the $40k buy-in 40th Annual No-Limit Hold’em Event, the record for largest prize pool...

Full-Tilt Now Has Its Own Academy!

Lately, teaching poker seems to be the new black. So it should come really as no surprise that online site Full Tilt Poker decided to open up its own Academy of Poker, predictably named Full Tilt Poker Academy. If you are a member at Bovada Poker, then you should have...

Full-Tilt-Poker-FTOPS-9-Event-25-Main-Event

The FTOPS IX is now officially over with the conclusion of the main event.  In total, 25 events were played with buy-ins ranging from $109 up to $2620, and more than $15 million guaranteed.  However, I think Full Tilt went a little too high on most of their...

2008 WSOP – Event 32 – No Limit Hold'em

Event #32 of the WSOP saw another No Limit Hold’em tournament draw a big crowd.  This time it was 2,304 people paying the $1,500 buy-in to make the prize pool worth $3,144,960. However, this huge field wouldn’t be quite so big at the end of the day as only...

2nd Annual Ante Up For Africa

The 2008 World Series of Poker will be hosting the 2nd annual Ante Up for Africa tournament to help raise funds and awareness about the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. The tournament begins at 2:00 pm on July 2nd in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Last year,...

2008 WSOP – Event #12 – Limit Hold'em

With all the No Limit Hold’em games that have been trotted out in the 2008 WSOP, a change of pace occurred in Event #12.  That’s because this tourney was all about Limit Hold’em. This $1,500 buy-in event saw 883 people ante up the entry fee and that...

2008 World Series of Poker Underway

The 2008 World Series begun in Las Vegas yesterday in an uncharacteristically low-key fashion. A marching band from the University of Las Vegas may have paraded through the Amazon room, performing a rousing rendition of “Viva Las Vegas”, but once all the...

WPT World Championships Update – Apr. 22nd

For those who’ve been following the traditionally star-studded World Poker Tour all season long, your payoff is finally here with the Season 6 WPT World Championships.  And what a payoff it has been so far! In all, 545 players paid the hefty $25,000 entry fee...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 2

The NBC Heads-Up Tournament never fails to provide genuinely interesting and compelling matches, as it’s invite only. This means that you’re guaranteed to see some of the best and the brightest in the poker world today, and guaranteed to see some extremely talented...

NBC Heads-Up Championship: Day 1

One of the most interesting and unique tournaments in the world is well underway. That tournament being the NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. This event is an invitation only event, with a Poker Stars qualifier also being in the sixty-four-player field. Unfortunately,...

Full Tilt Poker CEO Ray Bitar Surrenders

Ray Bitar, the chief executive officer of Full Tilt Poker (FTP), surrendered to U.S. authorities in New York today. The California native had stayed in Ireland since his indictment following the April 15, 2011 (Black Friday) crackdown on illegal gambling operations by...