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Jackpot Sit & Go Promotions

Bet365 keeps on rolling with new and impressive promotions. Their Jackpot Sit & Gos are sure to catch Sit & Go players’ eyes. Prizes can go up to $50,000! There is a variety of these tournaments to choose from with all of them being fast paced. Players...

Tournament Fish

If you didn’t get the chance to watch ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event, you missed out. ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 have been providing live (no hole cards), semi-live (hole cards), and produced coverage of the event (only the best...

Poker in the Park 5 Dates Set

Poker in the Park is set to make its triumphant return this summer. Taking place in London’s Hanover Square, this poker-palooza will run from September 2nd through the 3rd and will include a wide variety of poker related activities. For starters, attendees will...

Mega TV Announces Return of Latino Poker Series

Mega TV is announcing the return of the Latino Poker Series, upping the ante with one-hour episodes of poker tournaments every night. The show remains a first, being the only Spanish-language poker show in the United States Hispanic market. Monday through Friday...

Breaking Down the 2011 WSOP November Nine

The final table of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event was set last night.  A field of more than 6,500 players was whittled down to just nine players over more than a week of action from the Rio Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Main Event, which is...

WSOP Main Event Day 7 Recap

This is it! With Day 8 of the WSOP Main Event taking place right now, we are mere hours away from seeing the 2011 November Nine. When the day is finally over, nine lucky poker players will leave the Rio with changed lives and the knowledge that they will be back again...

WSOP Main Event Day #6 in Review

It was interesting to look back this morning on my Day 4 recap from Saturday.  The numbers just seem so quaint and insignificant!  But alas, that’s the nature of tournament poker- the stakes keep rising, and adjusting your own stack accordingly is the key to...

WSOP Main Event Numbers Just Fine

It’s official: Black Friday (April 15) has ended poker and has made the WSOP a laughing stock. Or has it? Interestingly enough, the WSOP is doing just fine! In fact, the Main Event has had the third most participants ever. What a huge statement made. A cool...

WSOP Main Event Day #3 Recap

One thing that I love about Poker is this almost obsessive-compulsive desire that many players have to make pithy, one-liner statements about the nature of the game.  It’s almost like the more quippy lines you have, the more equipped you are as a player –...

Phil Hellmuth Stock on the Rise

Phil Hellmuth is the definition of love him or hate him. With his volatile table behavior, and brash demeanor, the hardcore poker fanbase, have a polarized view of Phil. He’s either the nuts, or air, and nothing in between. Combine that with his long list of...

Marsha Wolak Wins WSOP 2011 Ladies Event

The WSOP Ladies Event used to be little more than a curiosity. A place for women to compete against each other, instead of wallowing through the usual sea of Y chromosomes. It had definite positive qualities. Encouraging those females to play in the WSOP who might...

Hasan Anter Wins WSOP 2011 Event 56

For those that couldn’t track down the funds to play the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, the last chance to win a bracelet came in Event 56, a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament. 3,389 people showed up for the festivities, creating a gigantic prize pool of...

Maxim Lykov Wins WSOP 2011 Event 54

With the end of WSOP 2011 drawing near, Event 54 attracted a very impressive field of 4,576 people. This meant a $4,118,400 prize pool for the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event, with an impressive $648,880 for 1st place. 468 people made the money, including a number...

Lenny Martin Wins WSOP 2011 Event #49

There’s no denying that 2-7 Triple Draw is something of a niche poker discipline, but it’s no less skilful for it. Just take a look at the list of stellar pros who signed up for WSOP 2011 Event #49 if you’re in need of any convincing. 309 competitors...

Norman Chad Speaks Up About DOJ Indictments

In a recent article posted on The Washington Post, Norman Chad shared his own views and consulted the views of his lawyer (so called) friend, on the DOJ indictments on Black Friday.  The focus is primarily on the legality of online poker and how online poker relates...

Ken Griffin Gives Earnings Towards Ill Mother

Flopturnriver.com has already announced that Ken Griffin is the winner of Event 45 at the WSOP. Flopturnriver has also explained just what Griffin plans on doing with his earnings. He will be spending his earnings on his mother and I thought it would be a good idea to...

CEO Search On At Betfair

After ten years as a member of the Betfair family, Chief Executive Officer David Yu has announced that he will not seek a renewal of his contract with the gaming giant. “I have discussed my plans with the board,” he said, “and, as a result, we are...

Justin Pechie Wins WSOP 2011 Event #41

Everything was peachy keen for, Justin Pechie as the 24-year old American won his first ever WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 shootout. Event 41 featured 538 entrants. For first place Pechie won $167,060 in cold hard green. This win brings Pechie’s lifetime winnings...

Mitch Schock Wins WSOP 2011 Event #39

Mitch Schock shocked the world, winning event #39 $2,500 NLHE/PLO for a first place prize of $310,225. The professional poker player, who is a father of three, became the first player from the state of North Dakota to ever win a World Series of Poker Bracelet. Schock...

Jamie Gold Sued Over Bounced Check

It’s not secret that the winner of each WSOP event is destined to earn a ton of money. Win the Main Event and you’re life is changed forever. You are set for life. Or so it seems… Back in 2006, Jamie Gold outlasted a large field of poker players to...

Sam Stein Wins WSOP Event 31

Pot Limit Omaha is known as an action game, which makes all the WSOP events of this type extremely entertaining. 685 players put up $3,000 to play PLO in Event 31, which meant a $1,870,050 prize pool and $420,802 for first place. Day 3 began with 25 players eyeing the...

James Hess Wins WSOP Event 30

One of the best things about the World Series of Poker is that there is something for everyone. An example of this is WSOP Event 30, the $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’em Championship. Players must be 50 years old or older in order to participate in this...

Fabrice Soulier wins WSOP 2011 Event #37

It is a little bit odd, in a way, to make a big deal out of young players who have not yet won a WSOP Bracelet.  They are incredibly difficult feats of poker accomplishment, and yet at the young age of 24, Tom Dwan is already being saddled with this infamous title of...

New Details in the Tobey Maguire Poker Scandal

Details about the celebrity poker game covered earlier this week on FlopTurnRiver are beginning to surface. For readers that may be unfamiliar with the situation, Tobey Maguire is being sued by Brad Ruderman’s, a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager, former clients....

Chris Lee Wins WSOP 2011 Event 29

As the WSOP has grown over the years, the events have become more diverse. WSOP Event 29 is an example of this as it features a $2,500 10-Game 6-max Mixed tournament. Being a well rounded poker player was highly recommended to play this event as the following events...

Andy Frankenberger Wins WSOP 2011 Event 28

This year’s World Series of Poker has seen both newcomers and proven professionals taking their fair share of money from the events. Somewhere in between are the emerging stars of the poker world, the ones who are well on their way to cementing their status as...

Jason Mercier Wins 2011 WSOP Event 35

One of the more exciting events at the 2011 WSOP is in the books. In a tournament that has players holding twice as many cards, it was Jason Mercier who ended up seeing double when it comes to World Series of Poker bracelets. With more than 500 players in the field...

Kirk Caldwell Wins WSOP 2011 Event #32

Events that generate real column inches at the WSOP usually involve big pros making the final table. Sometimes, amid stories of Mercier’s second and Hellmuth’s close shave, the success of an ordinary man or woman can be overshadowed. Kirk Caldwell is just such a...