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Happy Holidays! This coming week, look out for the Top Stories of 2016, which will strike even the beginner poker player’s fancy.

Until then, here’s what happened this week in PokerNews.

The Winner’s Circle

Jasper Meijer van Putten - EPT Prague 2016 Main Event Winner

Jasper Meijer van Putten won the last PokerStars European Poker Tour Main Event ever in Prague for almost €700,000. But that wasn’t all. Fedor Holz was overtaken by David Peters thanks to this event.

William Kassouf gets the trophy and Patrick Serda gets the cash after final table deal at the EPT Prague €10,300 High Roller.

This week's PokerStars Sunday Million ended in a three-way chop between ‘Bager1988,’ ‘elcoysa,’ and ‘FloweerBoy.’ Discover how much the trio won.

Check out the big winners in the Whale and Baby Whale in October and November at 888poker.

The Game Changers

WSOP 2017

The World Series of Poker has announced some of its 2017 dates.

The 2017 Aussie Millions is going to be bigger and better. TD Joel Williams explains why.

A federal judge has ordered 10-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Ivey and his associate to return more than $10 million to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as part of a lengthy set of federal court rulings on his edge-sorting.

David Peters finished third in the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event, accumulating enough points to edge just barely ahead of Fedor Holz in the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race with less than two weeks to go in December.

David Baazov has stepped away from his PokerStars $6.7 billion privatization bid, saying the price was too high.

Together with FamilyAid Boston at the Dorchester YMCA, Bernard Lee provided 37 homeless families — a total of 53 children — with gifts Dec. 17, sending all the families to Disney On Ice.

Here are some tips and holiday traditions from your favorite 888poker ambassadors. Mosey on over to the second part of this series for their favorite gift and their favorite holiday food and drink.

Poker Central plans to shut down its 24/7 television channel at the end of the year.

Jason Somerville was named exclusive broadcast partner for the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship.

The Hippodrome Casino gears up to host the PokerStars Festival London in January 2017.

Considering how president-elect Donald Trump will affect gambling industry after taking office; Icahn reportedly to unload Trump Taj Mahal; and a judge rules against Florida in Seminole blackjack case. This and more in Inside Gaming.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

David Peters

Confidence when winning, second-guessing yourself when losing: David Peters talks momentum in poker.

Pay attention at the poker table, and actively look for ways the game is changing from hand to hand.

We all start out in poker making mistakes. But as we progress, mistakes get harder to diagnose and fix. Here are a set of mistakes poker players often make in regards to bluff catching.

Get your hands on an around-the-world package for two, worth more than £31,000, for free at Unibet Poker.

From a $1,000 event, Jonathan Littlereviews a hand in which he either has to call all in or fold a set.

888poker will launch a special edition of BLAST Sit & Go with a $1 million prize pool on Dec. 26.

Kick off the New Year in style with a $100,000 guaranteed tournament at TigerGaming.

Forget having a break from poker this Christmas; you should be competing in the Dusk Til Dawn Club Championships over the holidays.

Win big between Christmas and New Year's Eve in the German Poker Tour at King's Casino.

Discover how you can pad your wallet in time for the holidays at 888poker.

The progressive jackpot in Jackpot Sit & Go at PKR Poker stands at over €315,000. Get rich playing!

The 888poker qualifiers have started in an effort to get players into the $5M Super XL Series.

Jasper Meijer van Putten showcases the power of the bet-bet-overbet postflop line at EPT Prague.

Check Tape

Kassouf Punch

Rumors have been circulating around the EPT in Prague that William Kassouf was assaulted yesterday. Herring talks to Kassouf to get to the truth.

In a recent PokerNews Podcast, PokerNewsSarah Herring called the clock on Caitlyn Howe, giving her two minutes to answer as many questions as she can, including this one: Favorite WPT stop so far?

Herring noticed that Tony Dunst seemed to have two very different Twitter identities. After some investigation, she got the story behind Dunst's new profile.

It turns out Alex Fitzgerald is not only an author, poker player, and coach. He is also an artist of the Rap Battle.

Tom Hall has come close to an EPT title many, many times. Finally he was able to capture one of the prestigious trophies.

Ari Engel takes a comedic approach in explaining a very interesting hand he played at a recent event at the Seminole Hard Rock.

EPT Travel always has exciting adventures for players to participate in unique to every stop. To close out the EPT in Prague, Herring headed to CMK with a need for speed.

Herring puts Liv Boeree to the test in one of her favorite games, and no, it's not the heads up you are thinking about.

Herring puts Team PokerStars Pro Fatima de Melo to the ultimate test and Fatima does not disappoint.

Courtesy of the exceptionally crafted Knockout KO watches, Herring gets to know EPT Live commentator Matt Broughton with two minutes of rapid fire questions.

Herring talked to Philipp Gruissem about why he couldn't be with his GPL team during the finals.

Herring talked to Felipe Ramos who won PokerListings "Most Inspirational Player Award" this year.

David Peters had been on quite the heater lately. Herring talked to him about what it means to ride the wave of positive and negative momentum.

Herring talks to bitB Staking founder Patrick Leonard about how they are carefully crafting a platform and team they hope will revolutionize poker staking and the people in it.

Herring talked to Andrew Hulme about his multiple experiences and victories, as well as defeats, on the show countdown in the UK.

Due to some horrific stenches endured at the poker table, Paul Newey was relegated to wear a face mask at the table.

Herring talks to Roberto Romanello about his new app BetClever and made him the first victim of a game where he must answer the most googled poker questions.

Sam Cohen has experienced several wardrobe malfunctions here at EPT Prague, but that hasn't kept her from chipping up and getting to the Final Table.

After several chats with the tournament staff and a lot of table talk, many people have been asking if Martin Kabrhel is the Czech William Kassouf.

Herring talked to Dutch pro Jasper Meijer van Putten about why he had to abandon his stack on Day 1, but still managed to make the Final Table of the last EPT ever!

Herring talked to Danny Tang about things he looks for to categorize certain opponents at the table.

Here is a snapshot of the best moments of the final EPT ever.

Herring talked to Pokerstars Tournament Director Europe Thomas Lamatsch about the introduction of a new PLO variant.

After battling food poisoning, Jasper Meijer van Putten still managed to come home with the last EPT Main Event trophy.

Herring talked to High Roller Final Table member Matas Cimbolas about living in London and his future down under.

Since PokerStars released a new PLO variant, Herring talked to Benny Glaser about adjustments that must be made for more optimal game theory.

In this week's PokerNews Podcast, Matthew Parvis and Herring discuss EPT Prague news, like the William Kassouf chop deal in the €10,300 EPT Prague High Roller, David Peters moving into the top Player of the Year slot above Fedor Holz and the upcoming holiday. They are joined by Andrew Lichtenberger, who just launched a beta version of his new poker site,

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