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The Nightly Turbo: World Series of Poker on ESPN, PokerStars Software Updates, and More

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After a relaxing holiday weekend, we're back at it, bringing you the top poker news of the day. Hopefully you didn't miss us too much. The World Series of Poker is bringing you Day 3 action tonight on ESPN, and we've got a preview of it. On top of that, PokerStars is rolling out a new software update, the Inside Deal is back this week, and talking to Prahlad Friedman.

In Case You Missed It

The World Series of Poker and the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker are the two monster series in live and online poker. We take a look at how the two compare in event and prize pools.

The second day of the 2010 PokerStars WCOOP crowned three winners on Monday. Check out the results in our WCOOP recap.

The inaugural World Poker Tour London ended over the weekend with Jake Cody besting the Main Event field. The High Roller event also found a winner, but you'll have to read the recap to find out who it was.

There was plenty of high-stakes action on Full Tilt Poker last week. Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies took quite the beating and while Phil Galfond was doing some of the beating. The Online Railbird Report has the scoop.


Coverage of the 2010 World Series of Poker is back on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on ESPN. In the first hour, Scotty Nguyen takes center stage, and with that personality of his, we all know he's quite comfortable there. The second hour features the Mizrachi brothers, Johnny Chan, and Nguyen. So don't forget to check it out, at least set your DVR. You can't say we didn't remind you.

On the Inside

Since we're talking about ESPN, we might as well stay on topic. Inside Deal is coming at you this week with Laura Lane, Bernard Lee, and Andrew Feldman talking to Prahlad Friedman about the controversy surrounding a hand he played in last week's coverage of the WSOP on ESPN.

Updating Your Game

PokerStars is gearing up to release another update to its software. This update should hit your computers by the end of the week, but we've got a couple of tweaks for you to look forward to.

Players will have an "Auto buy-in" option, which will allow them to instantly buy in to a table after left-clicking "Seat Open." There is also a "Seat me" feature that will come with the latest update. If you're in the lobby and select a table with empty seats, this option will show up under the traditional "Go to table" button. If a player clicks "Seat me," the table will open and you will already be seated. On top of that, if you have your "Auto buy-in" preferences set, sitting down at a table can be a one click process.

Notes reliability is being changed, an "Average Stack" column is being added to the lobby, and PokerStars is giving players the option to "stack" their tables in addition to the "cascade" and "tile" options already available.

Those aren't the only things changing. Check out the PokerStars Blog for a complete rundown .

Speaking of PokerStars, check out our $10,000 Sunday Million Freeroll we have with them.

Talking to Tom

PartyPoker's Tatjana Pasalic caught up with Tom "durrrr" Dwan at the PartyPoker World Open 6 and talks to him about the latest "durrrr" Challenge, his World Series of Poker bracelet bets (he plans on winning the WSOP Europe Main Event) and playing poker in general.

Check out Tatjana's blog on PartyPoker.

The Sunday Grind

And to keep with the multimedia theme of tonight's Nightly Turbo (because we know you had a hard day yesterday and would rather listen than read) we're bringing you the first installment of The Sunday Grind. Kristy Arnett headed over to Tony Dunst's house last week to check out the place where he does all of his heavy-duty poker playing.

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