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Mikita Badziakouski Triumphs at Aussie Millions $50K Shot Clock
Written by S. Taylor | Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

This year’s Aussie Millions introduced the $50,000 NLHE Shot Clock Six Max event to its schedule, with the tournament attracting a small field of just six players, namely Stephen Chidwick, Ben Tollerene, Charlie Carrel, Sam Greenwood, Fedor Holz, and Mikita... 

Aussie Poker Players Fighting to Have their Voices Heard
Written by B. Solomon | Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

With a major regulatory online gambling overhaul expected to be introduced in the next few weeks, Australian poker players are now worried that they are about to face their own Black-Friday scenario like the one that the USA suffered back in 2011. The Interactive... 

AI Claims Historic Victory Over Poker Pros
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

In the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence” battle, the writing had been on the wall since around Day 10 when the AI software, called Libratus, surged to a commanding lead over its four human opponents. Team Human never seem to be able to recover from that... 

Rehman Kassam Victorious at 2017 PokerStars Festival London
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, January 30th, 2017

The inaugural PokerStars Festival London Main Event is now in the bag with Rehman Kassam, a 23-year-old law student from London, having bested a huge field of 944 players to claim the title for an impressive £89,320 ($111,638). Following a victory which pushes... 

Poker Tweets: PokerStars’ New Seat Me System!
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, January 30th, 2017

Here are a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days, starting with PokerStars’ recent functionality change called “Seat Me”, which takes away a player’s ability to pick a specific ring game... 

Shurane Vijayaram Triumphs at 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, January 30th, 2017

Shurane Vijayaram qualified for the A$10,000 buy-in Aussie Millions Main Event via an A$130 rebuy event held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne one week ago. The local man subsequently continued his winning ways into the competition, eventually beating a field of... 

Stephen Hendry Riding High at 2017 PokerStars Festival London
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, January 27th, 2017

The inaugural PokerStars London Festival is proving a huge success at the Hippodrome Casino, with its £990 Main Event attracting 944 players, including a legend from the world of snooker, Stephen Hendry. Now into its third day, the 7-times World Snooker champion’s... 

WSOP 2017 to Include Three Online Bracelet Events
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, January 27th, 2017

The WSOP has announced its 2017 schedule, which will run from May 30th to July 17th before taking a break until the November Nine return to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to decide its Main Event champion. Each year, the world’s most popular... 

Grant Hinkle Captures First WSOPC Title in Oklahoma
Written by S. Taylor | Friday, January 27th, 2017

Grant Hinkle has just booked his first tournament cash of 2017 in style, after taking down the WSOP Circuit Choctaw $1,675 Main Event for $375,427. In so doing, the pro also secured the second biggest score of his professional career, with his biggest coming in... 

Massachusetts Introduces New Online Lottery Bill
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Despite Massachusetts achieving no progress thus far in its efforts to bring its lottery product online, analysts familiar with The Bay State are hoping that 2017 may be the year when lawmakers finally persuade the naysayers that change is necessary in order to...