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Some people have already broken their New Year’s Resolutions and need a pick-me-up. Well, grab a coffee or whatever hint of caffeine you allow yourself and kick it into high gear with this week’s poker news in hand!

Winner’s Circle

Robert Raymond

Robert Raymond takes down the massive opening event at the 2017 Aussie Millions winning AUD$320,830.

Serge Osalan won the AUD$1,150 buy in Event #4 of the Aussie Millions for AUD$58,315.

Austrian Thomas Muhlocker took down the third event of the Aussie Millions for AUD$40,125. Event #3 featured an AUD$1,150 buy-in and a fun, fast-paced shootout format that instituted a shot clock to keep the game moving.

Niall Murray won the Aussie Millions AUD$1,150 Mix Max event, defeating Jack Salter to claim AUD$61,300.

"Slaaasch" won the $500,000 guaranteed Super Whale at 888poker for $79,382.07 after a heads-up chop. This and more in the Sunday Briefing.

Daniel Harwood secured the third-largest live poker tournament cash of his career this weekend when he came out on top in the inaugural DTD200 at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. He turned £220 into £20,400.

Michael DellaBarca, Keith Donovan, Yong Kwon and Andrew Glauberg dominated NJ tournaments on Sunday. This and more in your New Jersey Online Poker Briefing.

November Niner Jerry Wong took home $250,000 after winning the LHPO $360 Reentry event.

Belgian player Thomas Boivin topped the AUD$1,150 six-max event for AUD$117,950 at the 2017 Aussie Millions. Event #6 at Crown Melbourne drew 516 players for a prize pool of AUD$528,900.

Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford claims the top spot in the United Kingdom online poker rankings.

Jens Lakemeier takes Event #7, the 8-Game Mixed Event for AUD$55,695 at the Aussie Millions.

Canada's Mindcrushers won the Super XL Series Opening Event. Chris Moorman took ninth.

The Game Changers

Phil Ivey

Phil Ivey’s attorney has asked a federal judge to list the judgment in favor of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as a final judgment so that he can appeal it in a circuit court, according to NorthJersey.com.

Lindsey Graham did the internet gaming community a favor, bringing up the 2011 DOJ memorandum and having Jeff Sessions reveal his intention.

Tom McEvoy has listed his 1983 WSOP Main Event bracelet on eBay in a $13,500 package.

Poker & Pop Culture: Poker games engender conflict in classic westerns like "Tall in the Saddle."

PPI created a new site. Now the company brings ambassadors and new features into play.

Partypoker announced that its first partypoker LIVE Million National will be held in March in Russia.

Damon Ferrante brings positivity & good karma into poker: I gave and things are coming back to me.

Nick Petrangelo becomes the 15th player ever to reach No. 1 in the overall GPI rankings.

PokerStars' Neil Johnson talked successes and missteps in The Bahamas and why he's excited for Panama.

Caesars gets court approval for its bankruptcy reorganization plan for largest operating division. Las Vegas sportsbooks endure a huge hit while Oakland Raiders file to relocate the franchise to Sin City. This and more in Inside Gaming this week.

Amaya Inc., the parent company of PokerStars, estimates that its 2016 adjusted net earnings will be six percent higher than it originally expected.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Poker chips

Understanding swings in poker: Changing your strategy following a big win or loss can be a mistake.

Mission Month is back at bet365! Take the opportunity to win a share of over €100,000 before the first month of the year ends.

Check out the best new video slots games with free bonuses to play in 2017!

Straightforward players bet when strong and check when weak, which dictates how you play vs. them.

The Super High Roller Bowl is back for its third year, again preceding the WSOP with a $300K buy-in.

Carlos Welch discusses how betting patterns can "split" ranges when a player isn't playing balanced.

Fans of fast-paced tournaments are all fired up for the 2017 Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP). This year marks the sixth anniversary since PokerStars introduced the online poker festival in 2012. Satellites at PokerStars start at $0.11.

The first three of 63 Super XL Series events at 888poker began Jan. 19.

Up to €100,000 in prizes are up for grabs in January at Betfair Poker.

Heading onto the computer to play poker online can be a low-risk pursuit. Until real money gets involved. Here’s how to play poker online for real money without taking a big risk.

The January Challenges expire at Unibet Poker on Jan. 31. Don't miss out on some free prizes.

Learn how to take advantage when encountering multiple players trying to limp in a lot preflop.

Dig for virtual treasure in 888poker's Treasure Quest.

With an edge heads up at EPT Prague, Jasper Meijer pressures Marton Czuczor with a big bluff.

RedKings Poker is rewarding those players who go the extra mile each week by giving them the chance to win up to €625 every week in the Grinder’s Week promotion.

Knowledge is power. Learn the most popular poker games out there.

If you're a fan of bounty tournaments, it's about to crazy today at TonyBet Poker.

Check Tape

Christian Harder

Sarah Herring talks to Christian Harder about what it was like to come up against his former backer and take down a major title, the PokerStars Championship Main Event.

Herring and Matthew Parvis are joined by 888Poker Ambassador Kara Scott to chat about the upcoming 888Poker Super XL Series, the 888Live event at the King's Casino and more.

Two minutes with Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger from a prior PokerNews Podcast sponsored by KO Watches: What’s your favorite yoga pose?

After losing a $5K chip, Tony Dunst sells most of his action to Mike McDonald and gets runner-up. #throwbackthursday

Kevin Martin shares about his life growing up, his time as a radio DJ, Big Brother and poker streaming.

Herring talks to Christian Harder about how the “PCA” has changed over the last 10 years.

Randy Lew shares about a hand from the PokerStars Championship Bahamas where his intuition told him to fold kings preflop.

Herring talks to NFL legend Richard Seymour about finally joining Twitter and about his bet with Daniel Negreanu.

Herring talks to Nadya "KGB" Magnus about a hand she played where a misread ended up scoring her a massive pot.

It's official: William Kassouf and Stacy Matuson will settle a grudge with a heads-up, best-of-three turbo match at the 888Live in Rozvadov on Feb. 2.

Herring talks to Bryn Kenney about how he invented the concept of the Single-Day High Roller and then went on to ship two in a row. It's been a good start to 2017 for Kenney.

Herring talks to Cliff Josephy about his strong couple of years and how he manages to withstand tough coolers.

Herring has Maria Ho tell her the last time she had a hangover, apologized, got caught bluffing and more.

Traci Szymanski, founder of Co-Star, is seen at poker events wherever you see high-profile celebrities. In this video, Szymanski opens up about how she found herself bridging the gap between high-profile clients and poker events.

Herring heads to Aura Nightclub in the Atlantis Resort for the first PokerStars Championship party ever.

Here are some of PokerNews’ favorite clips and highlights from the Bahamas.

These are the moments from the PokerStars Championship Bahamas that had us rolling in the editing bay.

Luc Greenwood captures a major title on the last day of the PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

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