The Nightly Turbo: PokerNews Launches New Site, a New PokerStars Record, and More
The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day's top poker news stories. We know you can't be bothered to google for news when you're eight-tabling on your favorite online poker site.
In Case You Missed It
The third Day 1 flight of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour Grand Final in Sydney is history. A little over 200 players hit the felt on Day 1c and 120 survived to see the second day of play. David Campbell holds the chip lead for Day 1c, the most star-studded of the three starting days. Our APPT Grand Final Day 1c recap has news on all the pros who made it and even some who didn't.
Lucky for you, we sometimes pull ourselves away from poker to find out what else is going on in gaming. We're trying to make you more well-rounded. If you want to know a little more about Sheldon Adelson's Sands gamble in Macau and Bwin's newest award, read Inside Gaming.
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Jonathan Little talked with us recently about poker, prop bets, and why he does so well at the World Poker Tour. Check out Off the Felt for more.
Anchorman was a pretty funny movie. Bet you never thought it could help your poker game though. Find out how wise the character Ron Burgundy really was in From the Big Screen to the Final Table.
The House Financial Services Committee held its first hearing on legalizing online gambling today. If you didn't watch the live stream because you were busy, read a recap in House Financial Services Committee Holds First Hearing.
Day 2 of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Prague has come to an end. The chip leader going into the day, Marc Gork, did not make it through the day. After chips were bagged and tagged, Yann Brosolo emerged as the chip leader going into Day 3, but quite a few players are close on his heels. Find out who made it through to see Day 3 in our EPT Prague Day 2 recap.
The eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulations and Assurance (eCOGRA) organization has determined that theCereus Poker Network has met its standards. What does this mean for Cereus Poker? It has passed the extensive testing that eCOGRA sets to see whether a network meets the standards set to protect players.
"CEREUS management’s commitment to compliance, specifically player safety, facilitated an efficient review and certification process," said Sean Roberts, eCOGRA's compliance manager.
Now that Cereus, the network that is home to UltimateBet and Absolute Poker, is approved for safe play, does this mean more people will be willing to play there?
Read more at USAPlayers.com.
PokerNews has just launched a new site for our Lithuanian-speaking friends. This site adds to the ever-growing number of country-specific PokerNews sites.
Check out Lt.PokerNews.com.
A few days ago, we told you about the 22-year-old Russian pro who broke the world record for most hands played online in a 24-hour period. Well, that record of 40,088 didn't last long. "ChicagoJoey" beat "innerpsy's" record by over 10,000 hands last night. After 21 hours, ChicagoJoey called it quits, having played 50,470 hands and doing something else the previous record holder did not. He made a profit.
ChicagoJoey played $.10/$.25 no-limit and pot-limit hold'em and made $800. That's about $38 an hour but he was probably more excited about his side action. He made $33,000 for completing the challenge.
Congratulations to ChicagoJoey, for attempting and achieving something we here at PokerNews HQ would never dream of trying.
Read more at OnlinePoker.net.
Top 10 Poker Players
ESPN.com has ranked the top ten poker players of the moment. This will be a monthly feature for the ESPN poker blog. The panel of insiders ranking the players includes ESPN's Andrew Feldman, Gary Wise, and Bernard Lee, Bluff Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Lance Bradley, Pokernews' own Michael Friedman, Poker News Daily's Dan Cypra, and PokerRoad's Court Harrington.
The panel took into consideration online and live play, as well as cash games and tournaments, when coming up with December's list. Phil Ivey made the top spot, followed by Patrik Antonius, Daniel Negreanu, Tom "durrr" Dwan, and Barry Greenstein rounding out the top five.
Find out the players that round out the top ten of December at ESPN.com.
APPT Grand Final
Lynn Gilmartin recently talked to IBO World Cruiserweight Champion Danny Green in Sydney about his fight and, of course, about poker.