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The Nightly Turbo: PartyPoker Women's World Open IV, Ladbrokes Poker's Newest Team Member, and More

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The PartyPoker Women's World Open IV has just confirmed a few players, the Ladbrokes Poker Team has just signed its newest member, and more, all in tonight's Nightly Turbo.

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Ladbrokes Poker's Newest Team Member

Ladbrokes Poker has just signed Shane Lynch to a one-year sponsorship deal to represent the online poker room. Lynch was is one-fourth of the Irish boy band, Boyzone.

Lynch is also an auto-racing enthusiast and prior to being part of the Ladbrokes Poker Team, Ladbrokes teamed up with him throughout the U.K.'s Drifting season.

“Shane is the perfect ambassador for – he’s a great guy and totally down to earth. We want to show that poker is for everyone. We’re not like other sites that spend huge amounts on poker professionals that their players will never be able to relate to. is the site that’s friendly, accessible, where all ages and abilities come together. Poker takes a moment to learn and a lifetime to master. With Shane, we want to show that anyone can give it a go and have fun," said head of Ladbrokes Poker Kate McLennan.

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Changes at World Poker Tour Enterprises

PokerNews has confirmed that CEO of World Poker Tour Enterprises, Rohin Malhotra, has resigned from his post.

We've been told everything is business as usual at the WPT, and we're monitoring the situation and will bring you additional information as it becomes available.

Just because Rohin is out, doesn't mean you should be. Qualify for WPT events by signing up for an online poker account today.

Chicago Poker Classic

The Chicago Poker Classic Main Event is in the books and out of the 235 player field, it just so happens that two best friends went heads-up for the title.

Ryan Julius and Nick Grippo wound up playing heads-up for an extra $10,000 after a three-handed chop. Julius came out on top, collecting $138,000. The two are also protégé's of WSOP bracelet winner, and high-stakes cash-game player Andrew Brown.

Spring Breaker Wins WSOP Circuit Gold

Alexandru Masek will be headed back to school just a little bit richer after his victory at the Atlantic City World Series of Poker Circuit stop during his spring break. With this win, the 25-year-old collects his second WSOP-C gold ring in less than a year.

Masek collected $39,372 for his win and although he didn't spend his spring break sunning on the beach somewhere, not many of his classmates can say they pocketed close to $40k on their week off. has more Circuit stops for you to check out.

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Women Only

The PartyPoker Women's World Open IV will take place March 23 and 24 in London. The buy-in is $3,000 and is set to have 24 players, bringing the total prize pool to $72,000. There will be three eight-handed heats, and the top two players from each will advance to the final table.

Kara Scott and Annette Obrestad have confirmed, as have WWO III winner Aisling Collins and last year's runner-up Kim Wooka.

“Last year Aisling proved that Britain’s got talent but the same can be said about Japan in the form of Kim Wooka. Both will be strong contenders for the title this year. We’ve made the stacks deeper and the competition is just as fierce. It is great to have Kara in the line-up, she made her major breakthrough in the poker world by reaching the final table of the inaugural event and then she went on to cash big at the WSOP Main Event and Irish Open," a PartyPoker spokesperson said.

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