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Brian Hastings Quits Poker

Brian Hastings has quit poker, explaining his past indiscretions in his blog. PokerNews traces back his decisions that led to this point.

2014 WSOP Day 44: Phil Ivey Overall Main Event Chip Leader After Huge Day 2c

Phil Ivey enjoyed a successful Day 2c at the 2014 WSOP Main Event to build a stack of more than 500,000 to carry the overall chip lead to Day 3.

2013 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 1a: Payne Leads; Karamalikis Among Survivors

Brian Payne is the chip leader after Day 1a of the 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event. James Obst and Jonathan Karamalikis are among the survivors.

The Nightly Turbo: Brandon Cantu Exacts Revenge, Brian Townsend's Amazing Race, & More

Brandon Cantu and Jon Aguiar played a $130,000 grudge match in Las Vegas, and Brian Townsend ran a grueling race through the Sahara desert.

2012 World Series of Poker Rookie Roundup: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

PokerNews concludes the 2012 World Series of Poker Rookie Roundup with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.

The Online Railbird Report: D’Auteuil Wins $632K; Lyndaker to Quit Online Poker?

Phil "takechip" D’Auteuil was week's big winner with $632K, while Richard "nutsinho" Lyndaker drops $474K, leading him to contemplate quitting online poker.

The Online Railbird Report: Townsend, Geeng & Halling Get in on the High-Stakes Action

The high-stakes action was steady this week as Brian "aba20" Townsend, Ta-Chih "socutiesf" Geeng & Frederick "H@££INGGOL" Halling get in the action.

Online Railbird Report: Ivey Makes an Appearance, Sahamies Slides, and Much More

A look back at the midweek's biggest online action including Phil Ivey, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Daniel "jungleman12" Cates, and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies.

The Online Railbird: Gus Hansen Far and Away the Midweek's Biggest Winner

A recap of the midweek's online high-stakes cash game action. Gus Hansen continues to win big by handing "DrugsOrMe" and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies big losses.

The Online Railbird: "DrugsOrMe" Wins Big, Sahamies Active

A recap of the midweek's online high-stakes cash game action. "DrugsOrMe" wins big and Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies gives the railbirds a show.

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen's Heater Continues While Benefield Bests Cates

A look at the online action between Tuesday October 19 and Thursday October 21, with Gus Hansen trying to get out of the hole he's in and David Benefield took on Daniel "jungleman12" Cates.

The Online Railbird Report: Griffin Bests Hastings and Sahamies; Boukai Overs “DrugsOrMe”

The online report between Tuesday October 12 and Thursday October 14, 2010 featuring the week's biggest winners and losers.

2010 World Series of Poker Day 28: Hellmuth Comes Close, Jelinek Makes it Five for the UK and More

Day 28 of the World Series of Poker saw Phil Hellmuth miss out on history, another WSOP bracelet for Britain and much more.

The Weekly Turbo: Player Banned From WSOP for Life, Brian Townsend Steps Down, and More

If you missed any of the news this week because you were running deep in a World Series of Poker event, don't worry, we've got you covered. A player was banned from the WSOP for life and Brian Townsend stepped down from his lead instructor spot at...

The Nightly Turbo: Brian Townsend Steps Down, Doyle's Latest Blog, and More

While you're handing out bad beats at the Rio or refreshing the Live Reporting page and sweating your buddies in all the WSOP tournaments we're searching for the news. What's going on today? Well, Brian Townsend will no longer be leading the way...

The Online Railbird Report: Where is Everybody?

The high-stakes online tables were a ghost town this week as players flocked to Las Vegas for the opening events of the 2010 World Series of Poker. A good percentage of the nosebleed-stakes crowd including Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Patrik Antonius...

2010 World Series of Poker Day 1: Sagstrom, Oppenheim and Brunson Soar in the $50k Players Championship

After months of anticipation the 41st Annual got underway Friday afternoon with two events. The $500 Casino Employee event kicked things off at the Rio and 53 out of 721 players survived the day saw, with Kent Washington taking the chip lead into...

2010 PaddyPowerPoker Irish Open Day 1: Hawkins Ascends Towards The Top of the Leaderboard

The 2010 Irish Open got underway today with a record tying 708 players, making this year’s installment of the oldest poker tournament in Europe, the joint biggest ever. Today was Good Friday, but it was especially good for...

The Online Railbird Report: Win a Million, Lose a Million

No matter what stakes they play, no matter how big their bankrolls, no matter how often it happens, a seven-figure swing is still an undeniably emotional experience for a high-stakes cash game player. This week, two members of the young, rich and...

The Online Railbird Report: Isildur1 Wins Half a Million from Hastings, Drops $658K to Townsend

In the 24 hours since we last went to press with the Online Railbird Report, Isildur1 engaged in three major heads-up battles including his first significant rematch with Brian Hastings since their infamous $4.2 million session. This time...