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Stephen Hendry Taking His Skills to the Poker Tables
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

The world of poker has drawn many competitive legends from the world of sport over the years, with the long list including soccer players Neymar Jnr and Cristiano Ronaldo, tennis stars such as Boris Becker, and cricketing celebrity Shane Warne. A love of the game... 

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... 

AI Poker Machine On Brink of Victory
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

And on the 7th day of the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence” battle, the machine did impose its will on the humans that lined up to challenge its authority, and they did tremble as their efforts saw them sink further and further into the mire. My... 

Team Human Struggling Against AI Poker Machine
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, January 19th, 2017

On January 11th, the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante” competition got underway at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, with four top Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold’em specialist taking on a computer program called Libratus over a contest... 

Borgata Chip Fraudster Still in Prison After All
Written by A. Mitchell | Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

In recent days, the poker media has been circulating a story stating that notorious tournament cheat Christian Lusardi has been released from prison after serving just 6 months of his five-year sentence. The information was based upon research carried out by members... 

Borgata Chip Fraudster Released After Just 6 Months
Written by A. Mitchell | Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Christian Lusardi, the man at the centre of a tournament scandal which rocked the poker world in 2014, has been released from prison after serving around one-tenth of his original five-year sentence. In January 2014, Christian Lusardi caused chaos at the Borgata... 

Adda52 to Launch an Indian Poker Sports League
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, January 6th, 2017

Last April, the Indian state of Nagaland signed a landmark act into law formally recognizing poker as a game of skill. In so doing, it brought its opinion in line with that of the states of West Bengal and Karnataka and as a result the country’s online poker... 

AI versus Human Poker Rematch to Start on January 11th
Written by A. Mitchell | Thursday, January 5th, 2017

In 1997, an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue became the first program to beat a reigning world chess champion, while in 2016 an artificial intelligence system called AlphaGo managed to do likewise to legendary Go player Lee Se-dol. Last year, the artificial intelligence... 

Winners and Sore Losers at Bobby’s Room in Las Vegas
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Over his illustrious career, Doyle Brunson has won 10 WSOP bracelets, including back-to-back WSOP Main Events, earning him $6,131,775 since his first live cash back in 1972. However, the Godfather of Poker has always had a special fondness for cash games, and while... 

Global Poker League To Resume on September 20th
Written by A. Mitchell | Friday, September 16th, 2016

After taking a break on July 8th , the second half of season 1 of the Global Poker League is scheduled to get underway on September 20th. Despite his grand ambition to help sportify poker, Alex Dreyfus’s creation has instead attracted a fair amount of criticism...