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The Nightly Turbo: Mizzi Accused of Cheating, Life in the Fast Layne, and More

Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi has been accused of cheating again. What did he do this time? You'll have to read on to find out. Also in this edition of the Nightly Turbo, we've got part one of Layne Flack's Life in the Fast Layne pilot, and more.

In Case You Missed It

The 2010-2011 World Series of Poker Circuit has passed the halfway point. While in Tunica, Mississippi, for the previous stop, we caught up with WSOP-C winner, Sam Barnhart to discuss his win and the $1 Million National Championship Freeroll.

After the discussions surrounding Ashton Griffin's recent prop bet, we got to thinking about some of the best prop bets we've ever heard about. And thus was born the latest PokerNews Top Five.

A lot of the action on the virtual felt over the weekend was on the tournament scene, and while the high-stakes action wasn't as fast and furious, it was still there. Phil Ivey booked some winning sessions and is now in the black for 2011. Read more about it in the Online Railbird Report.

With the recent announcement of the PokerStars EPT Grand Final moving to Madrid, we can't say Sheldon Adelson was far off in his idea to build a Euro-Vegas in Spain. Want to find out more about Adelson's plans? You can in the latest edition of Inside Gaming.

Did He Do It?

Over the weekend, Shaun Deeb started a thread on TwoPlusTwo providing a detailed account of alleged cheating by Sorel Mizzi. Deeb recounted the story as told to him by John Racener, the alleged victim in the cheating scandal. In short, Racener and Mizzi were playing Chinese at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and apparently Racener noticed that Mizzi was dealing from the bottom of the deck.

To clear his name, Mizzi replied to the thread, giving his side of the story from that night, denying all of the allegations.

While John Racener hasn't replied on the thread, he did go on a podcast on Quad Jacks, to get his side of the story out there, saying that Mizzi texted and called him, begging him not to release the information on what happened at PCA.

Racener and Mizzi were the only two in the room at the time, so there is no third party story to corroborate the accusations.

You've got all the links, check out the stories and come to your own conclusions.

Life in the Fast Layne

Last May, we brought you a teaser of Life in the Fast Layne - a reality show following Layne Flack around. The pilot of the show is now ready and below is part one of the four parter. The pilot follows him at the Aruba Poker Classic, then on to Arizona to see Brandon Cantu get tased, and more. Oh yeah, you can't put the cameras in front of Jeff Madsen without him rapping. You can check that out in the fourth part.

Watch all four parts on Gutshot Entertainment's Facebook page.

Victory Junction Charity Tournament

If you like NASCAR, poker, and lending a helping hand, then be sure to head on over to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas on March 3 for the Victory Junction Black Ace Charity Poker Tournament. The event will be hosted by Tiffany Michelle and will raise money for Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. It was founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and his wife in honor of their son.

“We are thrilled that Black Ace Clothing recognizes the value of Victory Junction to children across the country and was willing to create this event to ensure we see as many kids as we can in 2011,” Kyle Petty co-founder of Victory Junction said.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. with a $250 buy-in and $100 rebuys. Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho, Penn Jillette, David Alen Grier, Richard Petty, Kyle Petty, and Trishelle Cannatella are among the poker pros and celebrities who are scheduled to appear.

To find out more, check out the press release.

Red Pro Status: Jackie Glazier

After a lot of speculation during the 2011 Aussie Millions, the cat is out of the bag, Jackie Glazier is the newest player to see her name in red on Full Tilt Poker. She has become Australia's first female Red Pro.

Glazier has been playing poker since 2008. In 2009, she burst onto the live tournament scene, cashing in her first major live event. She is considered the best female poker player in Australia today and has just over $100,000 in career tournament earnings.

Want to take on Jackie at the virtual felt? Sign up for a Full Tilt Poker account today!

Say Cheese!

Monday night we brought you the updates from the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational, now, we'd like you to check out some photos from BJ Nemeth for the World Poker Tour's live reporting blog.

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We have just announced three more $15,000 Sunday Million Freerolls with PokerStars, with $1,000 to the winner and 260 tournament tickets, including 45 Sunday Million Tickets on offer.

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