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2014 Apr 17

The European Poker Tour is, like its counterpart in the World Poker Tour , also playing out their next to last event of their Season Ten schedule. The 2014 PokerStars .it EPT Sanremo Main Event has completed its Day Three play earlier this afternoon (U. S.

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2014 EPT Sanremo Main Event Day 3: 39 Players Remain with Raul Mestre on Point

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2014 Apr 17

After more than six hours of competition, the third shortest stack to start the day, Eric Afriat , completed an unlikely comeback to outduel World Poker Tour Player of the Year leader Mukul Pahuja and take down the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown late last night. Afriat came to the final table with only 6.76 million in chips, beating only two player at the time in Chance Kornuth (5.315 million) and Matt Stout (3.665 million). All eyes were on top of the leaderboard, where the current leader of the WPT POY race, Pahuja, dominated the field with 18.985 million in chips

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Eric Afriat Outduels Mukul Pahuja to Win WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

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2014 Apr 16

My mom once told me, “You can’t get something if you don’t ask.” Phil Ivey has apparently taken advice from my mom. Details have come out of how the man many consider the best poker player in the world allegedly took advantage of a defect in the playing cards to win nearly $10 million playing baccarat at the Borgata in 2012. In lawsuit filed by the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, the Borgata said that Ivey called the Borgata in April 2012 to make special arrangements for a visit in which he planned to play high stakes baccarat

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Borgata Fell for Phil Ivey’s Ruse

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2014 Apr 16

After Day 1A of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Sanremo Main Event , we surmised that it would effectively take an act of god for the tournament to end up with a larger field than it did last year. There was no brilliance in this estimation, but still, we were right. It’s not even going to come close.

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2014 EPT Sanremo Main Event Day 1B: David Yan Grabs Overall Lead

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2014 Apr 15

The plan for Monday at the 2014 World Poker Tour ( WPT ) Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event was to play down to 27 runners, but if time allowed the option to slice off another nine players was an option. It was the latter situation that presented itself last night, so nearly 100 of the 114 players who began Day 3 had to go to sleep thinking about what could have been.

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2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 3: Jacob Bazeley Leads Final 18

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2014 Apr 15

The European Poker Tour (EPT) returned to action this month with a stop in Sanremo, Italy, a coastal town near the France border. Monday was the start of the EPT Sanremo Main Event with the first of two starting flights. Of the 172 players who paid the €4,600 + €300 to play yesterday, 103 survived to Wednesday’s Day 2.

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2014 EPT Sanremo Main Event Day 1A: Cristiano Guerra Heads Small Initial Flight

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2014 Apr 14

Following an exciting three starting flights in which the largest-ever field was seen for a World Poker Tour ( WPT ) event, Day 2 of the 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event took place on Sunday. 673 Day 1 survivors took their seats knowing that it was still going to be a long, hard slog to the money, but that money was certainly within reach.

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2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Day 2: Money Bubble Bursts, Richard Kirsch Leads

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2014 Apr 13

Demonstrating that he may have a competitive career after his current profession ends, tennis champion Rafael Nadal came up short in a heads up poker battle against arguably the #1 female poker player in the world, Vanessa Selbst . In a special charity poker match at the Casino de Monte Carlo on Saturday, Selbst and Nadal sat down for some cards with Nadal looking to extend an already impressive poker resume. In December 2013, Nadal played in a charitable “sit and go” held during the European Poker Tour ’s stop in Prague, the Czech Republic .

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Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal Comes Up Short against Vanessa Selbst in Charity Match

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2014 Apr 13

With a massive outpouring of entries over Friday and Saturday’s action, the World Poker Tour stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the 2014 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has become the largest ever event (by number) in the history of the WPT. As the 673 survivors ready for Day 2 action on Sunday, the competition is fierce for this next-to-last title on the WPT’s Season XII schedule

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WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown: Massive Day 1B, 1C Fields Create Largest Ever WPT Event

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2014 Apr 10

The current battle over online gaming and poker in the United States is bringing out important political figures on both sides of the issue. What happens, however, if a person wanted to be with one side and was either turned down or better suitors were found? This is the question that must be asked of former California Representative Mary Bono , the chairman of and one of the power players behind the Coalition for Consumer and Online Protection (C4COP)

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Did C4COP’s Mary Bono Play Both Sides of Online Gaming and Poker?

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