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WSOP day 9 – two bracelets awarded

Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Pro, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Day 9 of the 2011 WSOP yielded no fewer than two happy bracelet winners. Event #8, the $1k NL Holdem event (the first one of its kind at this year’s Series) has finally wrapped up, leaving Sean Getzwiller clutching the gold bracelet and the winner’s share of the prize-pool. The other winner was Geffrey Klein, who beat the odds during the heads-up stage of the $1,500 NL Holdem 6-max event to secure his own place in poker history and his own piece of WSOP gold. Only 3 players returned to action Read more [...]

Poker Stars tournaments – Sunday recap

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker Pro, Poker Tournament | No Comments

Here's a recap of the Poker Stars tournaments this weekend Last weekend was the first one of the 2011 WSOP. While most of the heavy hitters were in Las Vegas, that didn’t mean the weekend online guarantees would not see their fair share of “name” competitors. Several factors combined into a perfect storm of an online poker weekend: the added interest generated by the WSOP and the fact that PokerStars major events kicked off a tad earlier, brought player numbers to pre-Black Friday levels. Read more [...]

News poker online: Gus Hansen Loses $345k, Clinches Biggest Loser Title

Friday, May 27th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

Here's a summary of the latest poker news Despite his recent losses, Gus Hansen is still one of the biggest overall winners of 2011. Lately though, his good luck seems to have vanished, as he struggles along trying to consolidate his position atop the 2011 leader board. A day ago, he put in another 481-hand effort at Full Tilt Poker, which – unfortunately for him – ended up in quite a substantial loss: he dropped around $345k, in the wake of a weekend outing which saw him pocket $686k. The Read more [...]

Sorel Mizzi, Ilari Sahamies and Vmnielsen win big

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

During the first half of May 2011 both Sorel Mizzi, Ilari Shamies and Vmnielsen had great winning streaks on the online felt. Last week, the high stakes online poker action showed signs of recovering from the lull it had been forced into by the Black Friday events. During the mid-week, the action flared up at PokerStars, which in itself was a bit unusual and possibly a sign of things to come, as the cash game action had always been hotter at Full Tilt Poker. Vmnielsen was at the center of the action Read more [...]

Rui Cao biggest winner in the wake of Black Friday

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

Here's a recap of the high stakes poker action since Black Friday where FBI seized Full Tilt, Poker Stars and absolute poker The toll that Black Friday has taken on the online poker industry becomes more and more obvious every week. This past weekend, the Finns who thus far bore the brunt of the high stakes online poker action, were – for some reason – missing from the tables and that exposed the woeful inability of the industry to fill the nosebleed stakes tables with new players. There was Read more [...]

Gus Hansen high stakes poker – downswing continues in April

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

Gus Hansen's downswing continues on high stakes online poker during the second week of April. The last few days saw quite a bit of action at Full Tilt Poker’s high stakes tables. Many of the regulars were in action, but no one played quite as much as Gus Hansen, who was obviously anxious to put a stop to his latest downswing and get back on the winning side again. Unfortunately for the Great Dane, that goal proved to be elusive and instead of recouping some of his losses, he dug himself into Read more [...]

Cadillac1944, Gus Hansen and Phil Galfond high stake poker action 2011

Saturday, April 9th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

High stake poker action during the 1st week of April The 1st week of April saw the return of Cadillac1944 as well as big losses to Gus Hansen, David Oppenheim and said Cadillac1944. From the beginning of the year up until a few weeks ago, Cadillac1944 had been one of the regulars at Full Tilt Poker’s nosebleed tables. He was also one of the biggest losers, so things made perfect sense when a while ago he vanished from the online poker tables: everyone figured he’d run out of money. A Read more [...]

Gus Hansen and Phil Galfond high stake poker action 2011

Monday, April 4th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

High stake poker action during the fourth week of March The last few days have represented a rather busy period at the high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker mostly. Gus Hansen took on Phil Galfond, looking to ride his hot streak, and Tom Dwan and Daniel Cates locked horns in yet another durrrr Challenge session, in which Cates managed to get the better of the New Jersey Wonderkid yet again. The Galfond/Hansen confrontation gave birth to several large pots, and both players took down their fair Read more [...]

Gus Hansen and Daniel Cates high stake poker action 2011

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

High stake poker action during the third week of March Gus Hansen’s losing days are now a distant memory both for him and for the railbirds who follow his every move at Full Tilt Poker. Lately, it seems that whenever he logs in, he walks away from the table with a huge chunk of his opponent’s money. That trend continued over the last few days, as Hansen locked horns with Daniel Cates repeatedly and generated profits in excess of $750k. With all that, Cates didn’t do too bad himself: he ended Read more [...]

NoPasaran and XWINK on Full Tilt high stake poker action March 2011

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 | Poker Articles, Poker News, Poker Pro | No Comments

High stake poker action during the second week of March These past few days the overall online poker action may have been going through a lull, but if that was indeed the case, someone forgot to tell NoPasaran and XWINK about it. The two players locked horns at the $300/$600 PLO tables at Full Tilt, with XWINK obviously looking to ride his winning streak. It all blew up in his face this time though, and since his return, he appears to be riding a rollercoaster rather than anything else. NoPasaran Read more [...]

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