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The Weekly Turbo: GPI Crazy and 2017 Predictions

The Weekly Turbo GPI, Reflections
  • 2017 is the year of possibility. Or at the very least, of beating 2016? You decide.

2017 is the year of possibility or at least of beating 2016. Start by getting in front of all the poker news content. You’ll thank us when your year starts to pick up the pace.

The Winner’s Circle

Qui Nguyen

If you haven’t seen how we rated the best moments of 2016, now’s your chance. Here’s the No. 1 slot on our list: Qui Nguyen wins the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Russia's "tolstiykry" won the first PokerStars Sunday Million of 2017. See more of the latest winnings in the Sunday Briefing.

Check out all the biggest winners in the Garden State who kicked off 2017, namely Daniel Buzgon, Connor Berkowitz, Steven Madara, Artim Zhuta and Craig Rubinstein.

Enrico Camosci, Lukas Soucek, Fedor Truntsev, Mike Bailey and Zach Korik won big at 888poker in December.

The Game Changers

David Peters

Another calendar year has passed and 2017 is upon us. That means it’s time for an annual PokerNews tradition, firing off with some bold and not-so-bold predictions for the coming year.

It's official! The 2016 GPI Player of the Year is David Peters, winner of over $7.5 million during year.

2016 ended positively for online gambling legislation. But maybe there's damage we can't see yet. And with Darth Adelson and his capital, the danger of a federal online gambling ban is not over.

Bryan Oulton and Sandy Swartzbaugh, owners and operators of the Players Poker Championship, have been charged with racketeering and fraud as part of a civil lawsuit that alleges they've operated the PPC as a Ponzi scheme.

Dusk Till Dawn launched a new weekly £100,000 guaranteed tournament called DTD200.

With the PokerStars Championship Bahamas starting Friday, PokerNews decided to look back at the past winners of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Poker has always been a staple of American cinema. This week in Poker & Pop Culture, PokerNews reviews Harold Lloyd, or Dr. Jack, a physician who can cure anything, including an addiction to poker.

888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche discusses his biggest online score and the 888poker Super XL Series.

Live poker in Europe will kick off the year in style with many hot and affordable poker festivals in France, Dublin, London, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Poker professionals will compete against new artificial intelligence again developed by Carnegie Mellon University to see whether the odds favor man or machine in heads-up no-limit Texas Hold’em games Jan. 11.

Dan Smith, with the assistance of 134 others, has raised $1.7 million in his 2016 charity drive.

Pinocchio Joe returns in The Baltimore Truth, a newly released crime noir sequel to King of a Small World. PokerNews recently caught up with Rick Bennet, its author, to discuss his new novel and his thoughts on surviving in the poker world.

Partypoker reveals details of its latest Powerfest festival, which has more than $11 million in guarantees.

Starbucks barista's win stirs talk of "Moneymaker Effect" for sports betting, a new casino opens in Sochi, Russia, and sports bettors make their choices for the NFL playoffs in this week's Inside Gaming.

Details emerge about the 2017 Irish Open, which includes a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event.

Paul Phua reemerges to talk strategy in videos with poker's best players.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands


If you run especially hot or cold at the poker tables, be ready for a "regression to the mean." Robert Woolley shows how a simple math concept readily explains some of your poker results.

Danny Tang talks betting actions and other tells that help distinguish aggressive from passive players.

If you made your first deposit at PokerStars in 2016 or this year, you could be eligible for this $5,000 freeroll.

Finding the best blackjack site that offers problem-free withdrawals on your deposit can be quite a nuisance. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the top 10 real money blackjack sites on the market today to help you narrow down the choices.

In no-limit hold’em tournaments, don't just steal the blinds blindly; consider these factors first.

If you have been thinking about signing up to another online poker site in 2017 then you need to look no further than TigerGaming because its management team has created a welcome package that is packed to the brim with value.

Learn a new pot-limit Omaha variantPLO 3-2-1 – which features three flops, two turns and one river.

Check Tape

Lee Jones

PokerNews' Sarah Herring puts Lee Jones to the test, Calling the Clock on the PokerNews Podcast, and giving him two minutes of random questions, including this one: What is your favorite cereal?

On this week's episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Matthew Parvis and Herring recap the top stories of 2016.

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