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BlogNews Weekly: Chess Roulette, Miss Finland, and the Grand Prix Poker Tour

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  • PokerStars Ambassador Jen Shahade created a new chess game only to give us, normal people, a chance to win.

  • Do you remember Sara Chafak's memorable bluff at Shark Cage? The Full Tilt Blog certainly does.

Each week, PokerNews brings you insight into the happenings at the major poker sites. Featuring the most popular blog posts, BlogNews Weekly is your one-stop shop for all your poker blog highlights.

This week, BlogNews Weekly brings you highlights from the latest PokerStars, Full Tilt, and partypoker blogs.

Discover Jennifer Shahade's Chess Roulette

Back in October, PokerStars Mind Sports Ambassador and Chess Master Jennifer Shahade challenged some brave players in a number of chess games during the last United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) event held on the Isle of Man.

In a post titled Jen Shahade Putting a New Spin on a Classic Game explains on the PokerStars Blog, the players at the event had also the opportunity to discover 'Chess Roulette,' a game created by Shahade with artist and curator Larry List to give normal people a tiny chance to beat her.

In Chess Roulette "each player in the 'simul' (simultaneous games, played against a dozen or so players at once) would have one 'power up'. At any point in the game, they could spin a wheel, marked with different chess pieces, in a bid to tilt things in their favor. The piece the wheel landed on would be the piece Shahade would have to move next," the post explains.

Head to the PokerStars blog to learn more about the event and discover how people took to the new Chess Roulette game.

Sara Chafak Knows How To Bluff

This week, the Full Tilt Blog brings back one of the most discussed bluffs poker has ever seen, which took place on the PokerStars TV show Shark Cage.

Former Miss Finland Sara Chafak engages in a nerve-breaking battle with poker pro Ronnie Bardah and manages to get him to fold the winning hand. Just look at the way the hand develops and pay attention to Bardah's face when he realizes that he's been bluffed. It's priceless, and it's probably the best reason why this video has already collected more than three million hits on Youtube alone.

The Most Famous Grand Prix Clashes In Formula 1

For once, the partypoker blog is not our source of new poker strategy advice, but our excuse to go back in time and relive some of the most engaging duels in the history of Formula 1.

With the next stop of the Dusk Till Dawn and partypoker's Grand Prix Poker set to hit London's Stamford Bridge on November 28, Paul Seaton focuses on sports and writes about some great rivalries of the past in a post titled Top 5 Grand Prix Rivalries.

In Seaton's piece, you will go back to the amazing days when Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, or Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill used to fight wheel-to-wheel flying over the asphalt of the most prestigious racing tracks in the world.

Check out the partypoker Blog to read more about some of the greatest Formula 1 duels of all times, or head to partypoker to know more about the upcoming Grand Prix Poker.

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