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The Nightly Turbo: Doubles Poker Championship Preview, WCOOP Update, and More

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Want to drop some poker news knowledge this weekend at the tables? Well, you've come to the right place. We've got a preview of the Doubles Poker Championship that Johnny Chan is currently pwning, a WCOOP update, and more. Oh, and the video at the end could be used to spark a debate at your table, too.

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Doubles Poker Championship

The Doubles Poker Championship is coming back this weekend with a fresh episode. The show airs at 9 p.m. EDT on GSN and in case you haven't seen it before, here's a breakdown of how it works. Two players share a hand and alternate playing each street, each player has to earn points to advance, and to get to the semifinals 35 points are needed, which means some players need to get it in gear.

Johnny Chan is leading the way in points with 60 from his victories in the first three matches.Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, and Annie Duke, according to the math (unless you believe its idiotic), don't have a chance to make it. David Benyamine and David Oppenheim are looking into joining that club too if they can't get anything going soon.

We'd hate to spoil any more of the show for you, so it looks like you're going to have to set your DVR and catch the show Sunday at 9 p.m. on GSN for more.

WCOOP Day 12

Thursday marked the 12th day on the 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedule. Thus far, 34 events have been played and over $26 million has been awarded in prize money. Three events crowned winners on Thursday, the $320 no-limit hold'em six-max, $320 pot-limit Omaha six-max with one rebuy and one add-on, and the $320 fixed-limit triple draw 2-7. Here are the results:

PokerStars WCOOP 32 - $320 NL Hold'em [6-Max]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $201,957$587,100

PokerStars WCOOP 33 - $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On]

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $20811$546,000
3Andy McLEOD$54,600
4NYC P.I.M.P$38,220

PokerStars WCOOP 34 - $320 FL Triple Draw 2-7

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool
$300 + $20446$133,800
1Anders "Donald" Berg$25,890.30

There's still plenty of time to get in on the WCOOP action. Sign up for a PokerStars account today.

World Poker Tour Borgata

The World Poker Tour is in Atlantic City for the Borgata Poker Open Championship. The $3,500 Main Event kicks off Saturday and boasts a $2 million guarantee. Last year, Olivier Busquet took home the title and $925,514 for besting a field of over 1,000 players.

The Borgata Poker Open has been running since September 8, holding a variety of events at various buy-ins including a heads-up double-elimination event, ladies event, and $100,000 guaranteed no-limit hold'em two-reentry event.

You still have time to get to Borgata for the Main Event, there are two Day 1 starts so head on over and add a WPT title to your resume.

99 Years Times Three

A San Antonio man who was on parole for attempted murder in an armed poker heist last year has been sentenced to three 99-year terms. Edward Donnell Hendricks will need to serve at least 30 years of the sentences, which will run concurrently, before he is eligible for parole.

Jurors convicted Hendricks, who chose to represent himself, in less than an hour. Note to you folks on trial out there, unless you have a law degree, representing yourself probably isn't a good idea no matter what you see on TV shows.

“No one was hurt physically in the crime. Everybody got their property back. I'm not as bad as I am being painted. I have a conscience, and I know it's hard for you to believe it, but I am good," Hendricks said. He faced a minimum of 15 years because of past convictions, but he asked the jury for 25 years. He apologized to the jury, saying he was, "one of the few convicted felons who really do have the desire to become a productive member of society.”

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Which One is Better?

We feel like asking whether a World Series of Poker bracelet is better than a WSOP Europe bracelet, but this is like asking a mom which kid she loves more. We want one of the shiny pieces of hardware and we don't care if it comes from the dry desert or from foggy London. We asked our Facebook fans and pros the same question, though. Find out what they said below.

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