The Weekly Turbo: Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Weekly Turbo

This week, while all of us were busy figuring out taxes or remembering that they existed, poker still happened. Here's the latest.

The Winner’s Circle

Vojtech Ruzicka

2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka won the2017 partypokerLIVE MILLIONS £10,300 High Roller at Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham.

Pete Yanhan Chen won WPT Beijing for $299,485.

Krzystof Pregowski won the 888Live Easter Edition at Aspers Casino Stratford and took home £21,118 after a three-handed deal with Terry Jordon and Ciprian Paunescu.

“ya3thabe” finished second in the Sunday Million and won more than the eventual champion, after the tournament ended in a five-way chop.

The Game Changers

Las Vegas Poker Calendar

Compare the best Las Vegas poker tournaments in this complete summer breakdown of buy-ins, guarantees and fees.

Coverage for the partypoker MILLION North America Main Event begins on April 23 at PokerNews, with a huge CA$5,000,000 prize pool and CA$1,000,000 guaranteed to the winner for a CA$5,300/$4,000 buy-in.

Currently in Canada: Canadians Elliot Smith, Ari Engel and Paul Brar rocked the PSC, MSPT & DSPT this week.

The WPT and PokerStars have joined forces for the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing and Daniel Negreanu and Adam Pliska call it a “win-win.”

Returning to partypoker May 7-21, Powerfest promises at least $20 million in prizes across more than 300 action-packed events, its largest yet.

Poker & Pop Culture: David Hayano examines the world of California poker players, circa '70s-'80s, in "Poker Faces."

A different kind of origin story from Ben Heath and Charlie Carrel on...friendship at partypoker LIVE.

Win huge cash sums during the partypoker MILLIONS in events OTHER than the high roller & Main Event.

These five American players might be under the radar, but don't be surprised if they make noise at the WSOP.

Patrick Mahoney, Xuan Liu and Nathan Kogel are all stacking plenty of cash. These are the Players on the Move.

Glenn Straub says the TEN will open its hotel in June, but such announcements have been made before. There were fires at Vegas casinos last week, and fiery debates over casinos in Connecticut. This and more in Inside Gaming.

Travell Thomas received an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in a debt collection scam.

Learn more about the three new online poker tournament festivals coming to 888poker.

The 2017 GUKPT Walsall Main Event has a £100,000 guaranteed prize pool for a £550 investment. Here's the schedule.

"Ravenswood13" is up $1.15 million! No one knows who he is...

Bryn Kenney remains on top in the GPI Player of the Year race; Nick Petrangelo is still the overall leader.

Barny Boatman was a TV pioneer before he was a Hendon Mobster. He looks back at 'Late Night Poker.'

Poker Central announced a familiar lead sponsor for the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl: 888poker.

Tony Dunst took over the world for a few minutes and played God for a round of questions with PokerNews.

TWIST tournaments are full of surprises, with a randomly determined prize pool (up to 500 buy-ins).

The PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino features more than 70 huge events.

Natalia Breviglieri plays a game of ‘Would You Rather?’ for poker.

Take Matters Into Your Own Hands


Prepare right and give yourself your best possible chance to succeed at the World Series of Poker.

Slotomania, the ultimate casino for U.S. players, is offering players as much as 10,000 in free coins.

Your next opportunity to win it big, practically for free, is in our monthly PokerNews $2,500 Freebuy 2nd Chance tournament on March 19 at 3:05 p.m. ET. It only costs one StarsCoin to enter.

Jonathan Little breaks down a hand in which he flops well and turns better, but still might check.

PokerStars is giving you a chance to become $1 million richer in its latest promotion, the Millionaire’s Challenge, as part of its PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion.

SiGMA 2017 will have a lot to offer for affiliates, operators and iGaming fanatics. Mark your calendar for this year’s summit in November, which promises to be double the size of the first in 2014.

While a loose-aggressive style is the optimum way to play, you must play within your element to win.

PokerStars has introduced pot-limit Omaha Spin & Go, so review PLO fundamentals and get in the game.

Consider a few "coin flip" situations in sit & go through the lens of the Independent Chip Model.

partypoker Grand Prix Germany will smash the prize pool record at King's Casino with its buy-in level.

Running badly doesn't help, but there are other reasons why poker players lose, says Daniel Negreanu.

Janar Kokk lost a prop bet at the Cash Game Festival. Help decide where he will live for a month.

Nine days, 40 tournaments, €400,000 in guarantees: the bet365 Spring Festival in a nutshell.

Byron Kaverman wonders whether to call a river shove by Alberto Meran Matias at PSC Panama.

Everest Poker is giving you a chance to win a €5,700 package to Las Vegas.

TigerGaming's flagship tournament guarantee skyrocketed from $50K to 100K. The buy-in is still $109.

Check Tape

Lynn Gilmartin

In two minutes with Lynn Gilmartin, we find out fun facts like Hansen was her first concert in 1997.

PN Blogging Excerpts


"Poker wasn’t an option anymore, so I decided to go after funeral service."

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