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Will the Negreanu v Hellmuth Boxing Match Take Place?
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Daniel Negreanu and Phill Hellmuth are both giants of the poker world with 20 WSOP bracelets and $53,896,685 in tournament winnings between them. In fact, Negreanu is currently ranked at number 1 on poker’s ‘All Time Money List’ and Hellmuth at... 

Jason Mercier OFC Cheating Accusation Spreads to Twitter
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

On February 23rd, Mexican player Fernando “relaxursoul” Rosas aired his grievance on the 2+2 Forums concerning accusations made by Jason Mercier that he had been cheating while gambling using an Open Face Chinese poker app. Rosas has become somewhat... 

Bill Perkins Multi-Accounting Much Ado About Nothing
Written by M. Rhodes | Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Since last month, Bill Perkins and Dan Bilzerian have been streaming their online poker sessions on ACR (Americas Cardroom) live via a Twitch account, but it looks like fate has finally caught up with the pair, who have now been shut off from the site. The incident... 

PokerStars Wins Big at 2017 American Poker Awards
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, February 27th, 2017

On February 23rd, the Sofitel Beverly Hills in California played host to the 3rd Annual Global Poker Index American Poker Awards, with the gala evening packed with top players, media, and industry workers from the poker world. As one might expect, the night proved... 

Poker Tweets: Bad Beats & Matusow Blow Up!
Written by M. Rhodes | Monday, February 27th, 2017

Here are a selection of some of the top tweets coming from your favorite pros over the past few days, starting with some bad beat stories from the tables: Mike Matusow “Had my first mike matusow blow up in 10 yrs in lapc main event went from 2 times ave chips... 

Darren Elias Wins Hat-trick of WPT Main Event Titles
Written by S. Taylor | Monday, February 27th, 2017

Darren Elias has just taken down the 2017 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event to complete a hat-trick of career WPT Main Event titles. He now joins a select group of players who have managed to achieve the incredible feat, a short list which includes such top... 

Maurice Hawkins Becomes a 9 Times WSOPC Winner
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, February 24th, 2017

Maurice Hawkins has tied with Alex Masek for the most World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) rings won in the popular tour’s 13-year history, after taking down a $365 WSOPC West Palm Beach event for $13,527. The 37-year-old pro, who originally hails from St.... 

Unibet Signs Trio of Prominent Poker Pros
Written by M. Rhodes | Friday, February 24th, 2017

The 2017 Unibet Open London kicked off on the 23rd and runs until the 26th, with its Main Event already underway at the Grosvenor Victoria Casino. A few days earlier, the operator took the opportunity to sign three notable poker pros to help promote the brand,... 

The Shifting Focus Towards South America and Asian Gambling Markets
Written by B. Solomon | Friday, February 24th, 2017

South America has a 422.5 million strong population with an average age of 30.6 years, while Asia has 4.436 billion people with an average age of 30.7 years, making both continents a particularly attractive target for the poker industry. Furthermore, interest in... 

WSOP Legend Billy Baxter Cashes for $173k at L.A. Poker Classic
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Poker Legend Billy Baxter has just scored the second biggest win of his professional career after finishing in 3rd place at the L.A. Poker Classic $1,100 $1 Million Guaranteed event for $173,580. The tournament attracted a field of 1,840 competitors, but after...