Back into the thick of it with your poker news roundup. This week has been pretty busy leading into the holidays, it’s like poker players don’t know when to take a break. Or playing poker is their break. Either way, we’re excited to kick it into high gear coming into the holidays. Be on the lookout for our top stories series later this coming week! Happy Holidays!
The Winner’s Circle
Leon Tsoukernik has won the last PokerStars.com EPT Super High Roller. The King's Casino Rozvadov owner beat Charlie Carrel heads up and lifted the trophy after just six hours of play, receiving a check for €741,100.
Dan Stanwaytopped a field of 301 entrants to take the final leg of the 2016 Genting Poker Series in Sheffield for £31,700.
Marc “FrenchDawg” Ladouceur took down the $700 Super-Sized Sunday tournament at PokerStars over a field of 644 players in the progressive bounty tournament. He net $37,170.35 and an additional $23,142.95. Here are the other big online poker tournament winners from this past weekend.
Tom Marchese and Jan Schwippert chopped the WPT Five Diamond $100,000 Super High Roller after striking a deal that resulted in Schwippert taking over $1.4 million and Marchese taking just over $1 million.
Isaac Haxton has won theEPT Prague €25,500 Single-Day High Roller for €559,200.
Sam Greenwood wins the second EPT13 Prague €25,500 Single-Day High Roller for €226,600.
The Game Changers
Cate Hall and Mike Dentale got into a feud online and planned a heads-up match for next March.
Now that EPT Prague is underway, check out this three-part EPT history series, which focuses on the early years in Seasons 1 through 5; the Berlin robbery, the effects of Black Friday and the "mega-schedule;" and the later years in Seasons 9-13 when the number of venues was reduced with each offering more events, along with some general stats about the venues and EPT winners.
The creator of protection poker and the action clock, Cavin Quintanilla, is trying to change the game with new products.
The Global Poker League has announced a new league for after its spring festival: GPL China.
Talks break down regarding the reverse takeover of Ladbrokes Coral by GVC Holdings.
Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger announced his new poker site, Luckychewy.com, via Twitter on Dec. 12.
This week the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement released November revenue figures for the seven remaining Atlantic City, showing a total win of $180.1 million, up just 1 percent over the $178.3 million for those seven in November 2015. Crown Resorts announced its plans to sell off half its Macau stake and abandon its Las Vegas project. All of this covered in Inside Gaming.
After months of stasis with Fedor Holz well out in front, things are finally tightening up as the last big tournaments of the year take place. Holz stays on top again this week — his 27th week in a row at No. 1 — although the gap between him and the chase pack has narrowed with Justin Bonomo now in second position after jumping up four spots since the last update.
Poker is no longer a game of chance when W.C. Fields is dealing. This week in Poker & Pop Culture.
NetEnt's Guns N' Roses video slot wins the 2016 Game of the Year Award.
Take Matters Into Your Own Hands
All it took was a T-shirt to send Robert Wooley into an analysis of poker’s “sins” and wonder if some should even be on the list at all.
More than €600,000 will be won at the 888Live King's Festival. Here's how you can get involved.
Normally avoid huge all-ins with non-nut hands, but versus some opponents you might play differently. Jonathan Little reviews a side event hand where he has to decide how far to go with jacks versus a maniac.
Head to bet365 before Jan. 1, complete tournament missions and be rewarded with freeroll entries.
Win a $10,000 PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event package for only $5.
Many poker players are their own worst enemies when it comes to improving and moving up. Here are five mistakes low-stakes players that hold them back.
Ace-king is a troublemaker. We overplay it. And sometimes we wrongly assume others overplay it, too.
Having poker withdrawals over the holidays is only natural. King's Casino helps out with the GPT.
If your home poker game has turned too nitty, here are five ways to increase the action.
Ari Engel analyzes a fun tournament hand in which players got loose during reentry period with Eric Afriat at the WPT Seminole.
Christmas came early this year for one of the luckiest poker players of all time, as on Dec. 12 888casino registered a mind-blowing $4.3 million win at their uber-popular Millionaire Genie slots game. She started with £1.50.
Win even when you lose at the TigerGaming Bad Beat Jackpot tables. You could find that being on the receiving end of a bad beat turns out to be very profitable.
Win tens of thousands of dollars in the PokerStars Christmas Festival by completing challenges off its Christmas Calendar.
Poker coach and author Tommy Angelo talks about tells and tells on himself in the process.
Listen to Chris Moorman quickly break down ranges and options while bluffing in a high roller hand.
Ali Reza Fatehi final tabled the first tournament we ever saw him in, which happened to be the €100,000 Super High Roller in Monte-Carlo. Ever since then, players and media have been wondering about who this mystery man is. Finally, we have some answers.
PokerNews' Sarah Herring combs through some of her favorite tweets from the last European Poker Tour, the EPT13 in Prague.
Sarah talks to former English Footballer Steve Watts about his transition into fatherhood.
Best friends Charlie Carrel and Ben Heath were spotted right next to each other during the Super High Roller. It seemed only fitting to put them up to another episode of Versus.
Herring talks to November Niner Kenny Hallaert about returning to tournament directing and how Fedor Holz helped him prepare.
King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik ships the Super High Roller with the heart of lion! He won a huge pot with 7-2 and reminded the pros that they are the ones who come to play in HIS casino.
What aren't you good at? Can you twerk? Sarah gets two minutes of rapid fire questions from poker presenter and EPT masseuse Drea Renee.
Two minutes of Calling the Clock with Jessica Dawley sponsored by KO Watches and you get gems like this: OCD or NFG?
Herring asked poker players to sing their favorite Christmas songs back in 2013. They obliged. #throwback
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