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4th Annual American Poker Awards Concludes in Los Angeles
Written by M. Rhodes | Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

On February 22nd, the Annual American Poker Awards took place at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, with 20 trophies handed out across a number of different categories. Now into its fourth year, the Global Poker Index (GPI) inspired award ceremony is... 

Bad Beat Poker Jackpot Hit For $1.2 Million
Written by A. Mitchell | Monday, August 21st, 2017

Poker can be a brutal game, especially when one player is holding a hand that is usually considered a lock hand, only to see their opponent flip over a winning hand that almost seems to defy the odds. That is what happened recently at the Playground Poker Club... 

UK Newspaper Links Money Laundering with Online Poker
Written by B. Solomon | Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Online poker is being used by some people to avoid repaying their debts by deliberately losing money to their friends in the virtual world, before having the money physically returned to them at a later date, according to a recent new story released by British... 

Delhi Panthers Win India Poker Sports League for $225k
Written by M. Rhodes | Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Season 1 of the India Poker Sports League (PSL) drew to an exciting conclusion on Sunday, with the Delhi Panthers triumphing over the Mumbai Achors to claim the title, as well as first place prize of around US$225,000. Twelve teams of nine players originally took... 

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... 

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