The Weekly Turbo: For the Love of the Game

Weekly Turbo Love of the Game
  • This week in poker is a time to get excited over the big little things.

This week in poker is a time to get excited over the big little things. In other words, we rejoice over rivalry side events, two-time wins and amateurs winning big.

The Winner’s Circle

Cord Garcia

Cord Garcia won the Heartland Poker Tour Golden Gates for a second time in Colorado in the $1,650 Main Event for $248,732.

Amateur player Raminder Singh walked away with $168,995 and a WSOPC ring after winning the WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club $1,675 Main Event.

Ioannis Liperis can now boast of a massive return on investment after he turned a free $11 ticket into a £20,550 prize over the weekend in the DTD200 Six-Max event.

Something straight out of the glory days of televised poker: Phil Hellmuth vs. Mike Matusow heads up. Hellmuth bested Matusow in the L.A. Poker Classic $1,100 Omaha Hi-Low/Stud Hi-Low event to take the $25,200 prize and a trophy.

Billy Baxter is still putting up results after 40-plus years, chopping the L.A. Poker Classic $1 million guaranteed event.

Charlotte Van Brabander defeated Viktor Blom heads up in the Unibet Open's Battle Royale.

Maurice Hawkins won the ninth WSOP Circuit ring of his career Feb. 20 after claiming the final WSOP gold ring event at Palm Beach Kennel Club. Hawkins is now tied with Alex Masek as the circuit’s all-time leader with nine rings.

The American Poker Awards honored some of the industry's best Feb. 23. Ari Engel and Jason Mercier were among the winners.

The Game Changers

John Duthie

John Duthie is taking the hot seat as president of the new partypoker LIVE tour, but he’s ready for poker to go back to common sense and focus on the players.

Eight seats are still up for grabs on ClubWPT for the made-for-TV special King of the Club at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Another online poker bill in California. Could 2017 be the year?

Becoming the first woman to win an open WPT Championship event is a noteworthy achievement. That’s why it’s kicking off our first PokerNews Performance of the Week segment.

Poker & Pop Culture: Highlighting mainstream poker writing from the 20th century's middle decades.

Unibet Poker signed a trio of prominent poker players who will boost its social media footprint: Ian Simpson, David Lappin and Dara O'Kearney.

PokerStars created the PokerStars London Series as a way of investing in local communities in the U.K. It will kick off with five stops in 2017.

PN Blog: HSmitherz1 traveled from Vancouver to Prince Edward Island. Now he's got poker room stories.

No joke: You can play poker in the states and cash out with PayPal using Global Poker.

High-stakes pro "DGAF" shares thoughts about the state of the game and why he's stepping away.

David Peters moves back on top in the GPI overall rankings, retaking lead from Nick Petrangelo.

Linda Johnson, "The First Lady of Poker," will receive the WPT's highest honor Feb. 27.

Unibet continued a strong push in the online poker world by acquiring British company 32Red.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Chip Stack Sabotage

"I can't fold," "I have to bet," "He's probably bluffing." STOP. These and other thoughts that sabotage stacks.

On the last Sunday of each month, TigerGaming's $20,000 guaranteed event jumps to $50,000.

After three-betting, Jonathan Little checks the flop then raises the turn in this WPT tournament hand.

Poker author Steve Selbrede discusses how often to get involved in loose, low-stakes NLH games.

King's Casino is awarding 170 seats to the PokerStars Festival Rozvadov Main Event.

MPN Poker Tour Malta promises to be one of the best low buy-in live tournament festivals in 2017. Qualify for the tournament at PKR Poker for just €1.

Time to shake things up at your home game with these fun poker variants.

For a limited time, you can get some good money at 888 just for signing up.

888poker wants to send more than 250 people to Las Vegas for the 2017 WSOP Main Event.

Check Tape

2015 American Poker Awards

The third annual American Poker Awards was Feb. 23, so PokerNews decided it was time to recap the most exciting moments of the first American Poker Awards in 2015.

Two minutes on the clock with Joanna Kwak lead to questions like, “Fill in the blank: Blondes have more…” Get her answer here.

PokerStars went through their extensive video archive and tracked down the five craziest hands for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy.

On this week's PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring talks to David Tuchman about where poker and entertainment meet and both being up for Media Person of the Year.

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