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01. Online poker in Belgium takes a big step forward Online poker in Belgium takes a big step forward

Poker News

February 9, 2012 Poker players in Belgium will now be able to play on PokerStars indefinitely after the country's gaming commission granted the site a full license. It is the latest move by authorities to officially regulate online poker in Europe. PokerStars was permitted a 'test' status last year, but after a deal with with Belgian operator Circus Groupe, the license has been made permanent. Etienne...
02. Poker pundit sacked from jury for Tweeting during trial Poker pundit sacked from jury for Tweeting during trial

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February 3, 2012 A world-famous TV poker pundit has been sacked from a jury - for Tweeting 'live' throughout the case. Norman Chad, the veteran World Series of Poker analyst, was supposed to be concentrating on a burglary trial. But he found it more amusing to mock Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Laura Foland Priver instead - nearly resulting in his own conviction for contempt of court. Ignoring the...
03. Phil Ivey facing Aussie Millions heartache Phil Ivey facing Aussie Millions heartache

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January 27, 2012 Phil Ivey is the short-stack heading into the last two days of the Aussie Millions Main Event 2012. The 35-year-old has just 699,000 chips - the least of the 12 remaining players, who will battle it out in Melbourne tomorrow afternoon for the right to be on Sunday's final table. Ivey had stalked his way up to second place on Day 3 and seemed set for his first major final table for two...
04. Turbo Championship of Online Poker gets underway   Turbo Championship of Online Poker gets underway

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January 19, 2012 THE first ever Turbo Championship of Online Poker gets underway on PokerStars today - and there's a whopping $10million up for grabs. The soviet-sounding TCOOP features 50 different tournaments with buy-ins from as little as $5.50 up to $2,100 . And the $10m guaranteed prize money put up by the world's largest poker site should ensure the 10-day online festival is a success. There are...
05. Fill Tilt let players gamble 'phantom' money Fill Tilt let players gamble 'phantom' money

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September 21, 2011 Full Tilt Poker was crediting some player's accounts with money that didn't exist at the time it was shut down, prosecutors claimed yesterday. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a new filing yesterday that Full Tilt payment processing was so poor that poker players routinely gambled, and lost, cash that wasn't 'real'. It read: "Full Tilt Poker allowed players to gamble with - and...
06. UKIPT Dublin: Joeri Zandvliet wins ANOTHER title UKIPT Dublin: Joeri Zandvliet wins ANOTHER title

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September 13, 2011 Joeri Zandvliet is the UKIPT Dublin 2011 champion. The Dutchman, who also won the UKIPT Manchester last year, pocketed €83,500 for his impressive victory, in which he denied pal Max Silver the chance to retain his title. Silver was knocked out in 4th when attempting an outrageous five-bet bluff with 8♥4♥ into Zandvliet's A♦K♦. "I don't care about denying Max a...
07. Poker News: WCOOP 2011 satellites now running Poker News: WCOOP 2011 satellites now running

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August 12, 2011 SATELLITES for the 2011 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) are now running at PokerStars.com. And every Sunday from now until the action starts on September 4 a 'Mega Satellite' will take place at 19.00 CET, with hundreds of seats guaranteed into a major event. This year's WCOOP features 62 events with a staggering $30,000,000 in guaranteed prize money. *** GET A $600 FIRST DEPOSIT...
08. Full Tilt news: Site repays $250k poker license Full Tilt news: Site repays $250k poker license

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August 8, 2011 FULL Tilt poker players are a step closer to getting their money back after the company paid $250,000 it owed in licensing fees. The poker site, which has been shut to both American and European players for months, made the outstanding payment to the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC). It means talks can now resume in a bid to either have the company's assets unfrozen - or enable a...
09. EPT Grand Final: Ivan Freitez leads the way EPT Grand Final: Ivan Freitez leads the way

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May 12, 2011 The EPT Grand Final is being led by Venezuelan Ivan Freitez as it heads into the final table today. The father-of-three from Caracas holds a commanding 2.8 million chip lead over Spaniard Juan Maceiras at the Casino Gran Madrid. Just eight of the 686 players who started are left chasing the €1,500,000 first prize - which comes complete with a €16,000 bracelet from Shamballa Jewels...
10. Eugene Katchalov aka MyRabbiFoo signs pro deal Eugene Katchalov aka MyRabbiFoo signs pro deal

Inside Poker

March 24, 2011 Eugene Katchalov, aka MyRabbiFoo, has signed for Team PokerStars Pro. The 29-year-old pro, who was born in the Ukraine but now lives in New York, will begin wearing the PokerStars patch at the Russian Poker Series Kiev event this weekend. Katchalov has been one of the most consistent players of the past 12 months, the highlight of his year coming in January 2011 when he won the $100,000...