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Party Poker Premier League III - JC Tran Wins

December 01 2008

The Party Poker Premier League III has come to an end and final table chip leader JC Tran is the champion. Topping what some would argue as being the toughest field in Premier League history, JC Tran is now $300,000 richer and adds to his already incredible year.

The starting table draw and chip counts were as follows:

Seat 1: Tom Dwan (United States) - 260,000Seat 2: Juha Helppi (Finland) - 340,000

Party Poker Premier League III Heats Up

November 28 2008

The PartyPoker.com Premier League III is underway in London with one of the most formidable lineups ever seen. After three days of action JC Tran is the man to catch with two victories and a runner up finish to see him well out in front on the points leaderboard.  

Clonie Gowen vs Full Tilt Part II

November 26 2008

Clonie Gowen and her former sponsor Full Tilt are still in the headlines as fellow poker pros are starting to speak up and make their views heard publicly; namely Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein and more recently Kevin O’Donnell.

On his website’s forum, Full Contact Poker, Negreanu has been quoted as saying the following:

ECOOP III Set To Kick Off With Record Prize Pool

November 24 2008

The online poker world turns its attention to the iPoker network this week for the third edition of the European Championship of Online Poker. The biggest ever ECOOP series is set to give away over $4 million in guaranteed cash prizees over a record fourteen action-packed days of poker excitement!  

Van Marcus Wins 2008 PokerStars.net APPT Manila!

November 17 2008

This wasn’t just another tournament for the man they call "Sirens". He was a man on the mission. 12 months ago Van Marcus sat at this very same table, with a mountain of chips and expectations of triumph weighing heavily on his shoulders. Unfortunately that day his massive chip lead was eaten up and he finished a disappointing 5th. Today was about redemption.  

Clonie Gowen Sues Full Tilt Poker

November 16 2008

The WSOP Main Event is finally over, the APPT Manila event is verging on the final table and Full Tilt’s FTOPS X is approaching its conclusion; however today Full Tilt appears in the headlines for a reason away from the felt.

Peter Eastgate Crowned WSOP Champion!

November 12 2008

Six of the past eight World Champions have all hailed from the USA but this year it wouldn’t be a seventh as heads-up play is to be contested by a 22-year old Dane in Peter Eastgate and a 27-year old Russian in Ivan Demidov.   With play due to start at 10pm local time there would be some delay as Erick Lindgren was presented with his 2008 WSOP Player of the Year Award; a custom Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.   Starting heads-up play with only 57,725,000 chips in comparison to Eastgate’s 79,500,000, Demidov would take down the firs

WSOP Final Table Recap - We're Down To Two!

November 11 2008

After 117 days the November Nine took their seats in the Penn & Teller Theatre to battle it out for the $9.1 million first prize, the coveted bracelet and title of the 2008 World Champion.   The first big hand came 18 hands into the final table where Dennis Phillips and Ivan Demidov committed over a third of their stack pre-flop, and when the board fell 8 diams10 clubsJ spadesDemidov moved all-in over a small bet from Phillips to take the pot and cement his spot as clear chip leader as Phillips became the second short stack.   Kim found a double

2008 World Series of Poker Main Event - Final Table Preview

November 07 2008

In three days nine men with differing skill levels, personalities, chip stacks and nationalities are going to sit down after a 117-day hiatus to contest for a first prize of $9,119,517, a gold bracelet and title of the 2008 World Champion of Poker.  

Obama next US President: Online Poker Dealt Pocket Aces

November 05 2008

Barack Obama has done it folks; he is the next president of the Untied States of America. Winning by the greatest margin since Lyndon Johnson, Obama has re-written the history books. What does all this mean to the online poker community? Well, according to many experts, Barack Obama was the prime candidate to open up the US to online gaming regulation and millions of potential tax dollars for the US economy.

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