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The Weekly Turbo: Felipe Ramos, PokerStars and Third-Level Thinking

Weekly Turbo: Felipe Ramos, PokerStars and Third-Level Thinking

We’re officially over halfway through November. So if you’re already cranking the holiday tunes and spending time with family, you may be ahead of the rest of us. If not, and you need a little pick-me-up, check out this week’s poker news roundup.

The Winner’s Circle

Tom Middleton

Tom Middleton won the 2016 GUKPT Blackpool Main Event, collecting £56,255 after a three-way deal with Tom Hall and Richard Kellett. Middleton walked away with £56,255.

Greece’s “tzeskobar” was by far the biggest winner in online poker circles this weekend, walking away with the title of Sunday Million champion at PokerStars, a finish worth a colossal $149,645.28. This and more in the Sunday Briefing.

Dan Wagner went wire-to-wire, winning the 2016 Seneca Fall Poker Classic Main Event Monday for $64,882.

Mohamad Tareg takes the $1,100 NL Hold’em 50/50 Bounty and Dan Vigderhous won Event #13: $330 5-Card PL Omaha at the Playground Poker Fall Classic. Read about it here.

Adam Goldberg and Anna Antimony chopped the opening event of the Borgata Fall Poker Open.

Carl Carodenuto won his third MSPT in less than a year, taking down MSPT Golden Gates for $114,072.

Croatian Ivan Banic won the 2016 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov Main Event for €232,241.

Timothy Cavallin won the $1,675 World Series of Poker Circuit Caribbean Main Event for $84,000.

John "FizzEdJohn" Cosgrove Jr. shipped the Sunday Special for $10,225, “njindal” won the $13,500 top prize for the $50,000 Ultimate Warrior and David Coleman makes four final table. More in this week’s New Jersey Online Poker Briefing.

The Game Changers

David Baazov

Could Amaya go private? David Baazov spearheads a group of investors that proposed to purchase the company.

The world's largest poker roomPokerStars recently unleashed a new Sit-&-Go-style game dubbed "Beat the Clock." Focusing on chip accumulation (not survival) is preferable when playing PokerStars' Beat the Clock. The games are high variance but reward skillful play.

New Jersey voters rejecting casino expansion outside Atlantic City may save poker's east coast home. #goodforthegame

The WSOPC has announced it's heading to Australia, Portugal and Belgium for the 2016-17 season. A previously announced WSOPC stop at Bally's has been moved to the Rio and scheduled for February.

Portuguese players will likely be able to play on PokerStars in the near future, with PokerStars waiting to launch in the country after receiving regulatory approval.

Changes are coming to the PokerStars rewards program. StarsCoin will expire after inactivity for six months and the Supernova status is in flux.

William Hill's online division returns to growth after decline in recent years.

Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody releases his first video blog on a day in the life of a poker player.

R.F. Foster was asked about poker rules so often, he was like an early-20th century Matt Savage. Get the deets in this week’s Poker & Pop Culture.

Poker and business are actually very similar. Both may profit from knowing more about the other. The Huffington Post made the comparison.

Swedish player Mats Karlsson breaks down EPT Malta Main Event hand that gave him the chip lead late.

The 2016 GUKPT ends with the £400,000 guaranteed Grand Final, which runs from Nov. 20-27. Here’s a look at the 2016 GUKPT and the past Grand Final winners.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is on the up-and-up, recovering from a disastrous 2016. This and more in this week's Railbird Report.

Brazilian PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos grew up in the slums, but now plays poker for millions and hangs out with celebrities like Neymar Jr. and Popstar Tomate. Here's his story: Part 1 and Part 2.

Anti-gambling legislation has been introduced in Australia and PokerStars has indicated it will exit the market if the legislation passes.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

The Problem of Value Bet Sizing

Bet too little and lose value, but bet too much and they fold. Robert Woolley helps with sizing value bets.

Bet365 launched the €3,000 MTT Missions promotion. How much will you win from it? You could complete missions and play in €3,000 worth of freerolls every week.

Should you play slots or video poker? Here's a quick guide to help you choose the right game.

Poker author Nathan Williams discusses using a tight style to your advantage in small stakes games.

“Third-level” thinking: You know your hand. You have an idea of your opponent's. Now, what does your opponent think you have?

Jonathan Little makes a big river bet for value, then gets check-raised. Do you call or fold?

Your comprehensive multi-table tournament strategy: How to make poker tournaments profitable.

The $215 Mega Deep on Nov. 27 features a massive $500,000 guarantee. Play it at 888poker.

Head to bet365 before Nov. 27 to getinvolved in the potentially lucrative Autumn Missions promotion.

Qualify for the $50,000 GT event at TigerGaming for free via the site's extensive satellite schedule.

Thinking of playing poker at PKR? Here are four promotions and tournaments you can't afford to miss.

Check Tape

Farid Jattin

Farid Jattin five-bet bluffs to prove you can’t mess with him.

On a past PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring called the clock on Jeff Gross, asking, "Who would be in your boy band?"

Superstition and gambling don't go well together, especially if you are planning to play video poker. Here are five common video poker superstitions debunked.

Who doesn't love a good throwback? PokerNews' Gloria Balding spent Thanksgiving 2010 in Barcelona, but still had a list of thanks for us.

This week's episode of the PokerNews Podcast features Matt Berkey discussing everything from baseball to big bets.

  • We're halfway through November. Here's the pick-me-up you needed. Or maybe the catch-me-up.

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