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The Online Railbird Report: The 7-Game Renaissance

This week, the high-stakes action on Full Tilt Poker moved away from the regular crowd’s usual haunt at the $500/1,000 pot-limit Omaha tables and onto the $2,000/4,000 7-Game tables. Perhaps in an attempt to exploit some players’ weaknesses at...

2 Months, 2 Million: The High-Stakes Home Game

With only a week left in Las Vegas, Jay Rosenkrantz, Emil Patel, Brian Roberts and Dani Stern were still nearly $1.5 million short of their goal. Though at this point reaching $2 million was a long shot at best for our fearless foursome, they...

The Weekly Turbo: FullFlush Banned, Naked Poker Players, and More

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The "durrrr" Challenge: The First 25,000 Hands

231 days after it began, the "durrrr" Challenge quietly reached its halfway point on Wednesday, as Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan played the 25,000th hand in their four-table $200/400 pot-limit Omaha challenge match. Dwan was able to build...

The Online Railbird Report: The Return of "martonas," the Fall of Benyamine

After a quiet spell, the high-stakes online cash games roared back into action this week. All the regulars made appearances -- including Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan-- as game...

2009 Poker Hall of Fame

Benny Binion, eccentric owner of The Horseshoe, created the Poker Hall of Fame in 1979 to honor poker’s elite. This savvy businessman also used the Hall of Fame to lure tourists into his downtown casino. Leave it Binion to come up with a way to...

PokerNews Op/Ed: The WSOP and WSOPE Main Events – Same Bracelet, Different Weight?

Two years ago this week, I sat ten feet from Annette Obrestad as she won the inaugural World Series of Poker-Europe Main Event. Though she was already a legend online, Obrestad's victory was her coming-out party and in the weeks and months that...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan retakes lead with $275,000 Win

Schedules and time zones at last aligned for Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius, who resumed their 50,000 hand challenge early Thursday morning after a 25-day break. Though it was a relatively brief session,clocking in at 74 minutes and 400...

The Nightly Turbo: Phil Ivey's Heli-Taxi, PokerStars PCA Schedule and Durrrr Hosting an FTOPS Event?

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World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Day 1a: Hellmuth Rides In, Mercier and Powell Rise Up

While the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe presented by Betfair has already awarded three bracelets at the Empire Casino, in London today marked the start of the main attraction, the £10,000 buy-in Main Event. With past champions including John...

The PokerNews Top 10: The Top 10 WCOOP Moments of 2009

Since its inception in 2002, PokerStars’ World Championship of Online Poker (or “WCOOP” as it’s widely known) has grown into one of the poker world’s marquee events. Much like the World Series of Poker, the WCOOP draws not only top live...

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen and Sahamies Weather Huge Losses

The high-stakes online cash games were all but deserted this week as tournaments dominated everyone's time, from guys like Phil Ivey, Tom "durrrr" Dwan, and Patrik Antonius, who were in London for the World Series of Poker-Europe to online pros like...

World Series of Poker-Europe: Vilmunen, Kivelio, Lederer Lead Final Table in Event #3, £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Thrity-five players made their way back to London's Empire Casino for Day 2 of the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event and by night's end, only nine remained, each with their ticket stamped to the final table. Finland's Jani Vilmunen, clearly on his...

World Series of Poker Europe: Vilmunen Leads Field in Event #3, £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

154 of the world's top poker players descended on London's Empire Casino today to play in the third annual World Series of Poker Europe's third event, a double chance Pot-Limit Omaha event, carrying a £5,000 price tag. Players began with a...

The Online Railbird Report: Phil Ivey and Ilari Sahamies Flip for Close to a Million

The action was still nowhere near where it was last month, but action in the high-stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker was kicked up a notch this week, with $500,000 pots, $400,000 “flips” and some heavy losses for Ilari “Ziigmund”...

The Nightly Turbo: APPT Seoul Postponed, PKR Heads Up Draw Results, and Harrah's News

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The Nightly Turbo: The Amazing Race, a Planet Hollywood Scam, and Is Durrrr Playing Shaq?

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The Online Railbird Report: Sahamies Stings Ivey, Dwan Weathers a Downswing

It’s been over two weeks since “martonas” departed the high-stakes scene, ending one of the wildest stretches in online poker history. The games have settled down, way down, the action at a trickle as the dog days of summer slip away. Many...

The Nightly Turbo: Patrik on the Durrrr Challenge, Gus Wins Back His Name, and More

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The Weekly Turbo: WCOOP, How to Fix the "Durrrr Challenge", and Much More

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