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The Weekly Turbo: "bencb789" Wins WCOOP Super High Roller, PokerStars Announces Rewards Changes

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  • The Weekly Turbo: "bencb789" Wins WCOOP Super High Roller, PokerStars announces rewards changes.

Miss any PokerNews stories this week? Well, here’s your guide for navigating the waters of what was most popular in poker this week, just so you don’t fall behind coming into this next week. In this edition of the Weekly Turbo, we bring you the winners of the latest tournaments, changes coming to PokerStars in 2017 and more!

The Winner's Circle

David "ODB" Baker

David “ODB” Baker won Hard Rock Tulsa’s Run Good Poker Main Event, walking away with $29,154 after making a deal. Baker made the heads-up deal with John Reynolds and Stephan Guy to secure his first RunGood trophy.

The series will conclude in Kansas City Sept. 19 with the “End of Summer” Series.

In the largest buy-in event of the 2016 World Cup of Cards (WCC), former November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin took the champion title in the $5,000 NL Hold’em 8-Max for $76,830. This was out of a field of 44 players from inside the Playground Poker Club.

Among the big winners at PokerStars Sunday was Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo, who net over $72,000 as his Super-Sized Sunday first place prize, over 952 other entrants who participated in the $700 buy-in progressive knockout tournament.

In yet another heads-up deal,“bencb789” won the WCOOP Super High Roller against Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz for $1,172,461.

'bencb789' and Fedor Holz

Anna “JewJon” Antimony, Daniel “AvaGray” Lupo, “Skip_2_My_Lou,” and “ConorLarkin3” won big in the Garden State Tuesday. Antimony was New Jersey’s biggest online poker tournament winner, winning the biggest single prize for $13,500.

Brady Hinnegan took the CPPT World Cup of Cards champion title for $110,000 Tuesday from the Playground Poker Club in Canada.

The Game Changers

The Dangers of Selective Attention, Why We Repeat Our Poker Mistakes & More

PokerStars announced it has big changes slotted for its rewards program in 2017, eliminating the annual rewards and awarding players across poker, casino and sportsbook verticals.

Robert Wooley brings Robert Trivers, a prominent evolutionary biologist, into the game by discussing deception, the dangers of selective attention and why humans repeat their mistakes.

Ashley Adams shared his advice about what types of playing cards work best when hosting a poker game, namely answering the question: Plastic or plastic-coated? Regular, Jumbo, Mangum, 2-Pip or 4-Pip? If that sounds like another language to you, read on.

Japan’s Parliamentary Affairs Committee will set forth an agenda to consider the Integrated Resorts Promotions Bill, a bill that would legalize land-based casinos. While the chances of a bill passing this fall are slim, if it passes by the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, the earliest a casino could open its doors is 2023.

Poker & Pop Culture looks into the 19th century’s literary entertainment with The Thompson Street Poker Club, a story that may be the first to feature African American characters.

PokerNews debates whether Chris Moneymaker should be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Give us your thoughts or fill in the poll!

Take Matters into Your Own Hands

NJ Online Poker Rundown

The 888poker $4 Million Super XL Series kicks off Sept. 17. The biggest thing to note here is that qualifying for the $1,050 buy-in $1,500,000 million guaranteed Main Event for pennies.

The NJ Online Poker Rundown showcases the great promotions available to online poker players in New Jersey, centered around these five operators (PokerStars NJ, 888poker, BorgataPoker, WSOP and partypoker.

This Sunday and Monday are your last chance to get in on the PokerNews Cup as part of the 2016 Borgata Poker Open. Make your way into the game through satellites on New Jersey’s hottest regulated online poker room,

Ready to challenge your friends to a poker duel from the comfort of your own home? Now you can, armed with the six ways to introduce your friends to poker.

Check the Tape


This week, PokerStars checked out the best folds from poker tables over the years. Let us know which leave you dumbfounded. This level evasion may not be matched.

Finally, you get the chance to look at the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event hands on ESPN and make your own choice on what these players should do at the tables.

Poker professional Jonathan Little analyzes an EPT Main Event hand as a study in value betting and bet sizing.

Be sure to complete your PokerNews experience by checking out an overview of our mobile and tablet apps here. Stay on top of the poker world from your phone with our mobile iOS and Android app, or fire up our iPad app on your tablet. You can also update your own chip counts from poker tournaments around the world with MyStack on both Android and iOS.

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