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2008 APT Macau Recap

September 18 2008

After a successful stop in Manila where David Saab would emerge as the eventual champion the second leg for the Asian Poker Tour was in Macau; a small island off the coast of China, originally settled by the Portuguese.   With a guaranteed $US1,500,000 prizepool and $US500,000 first prize it was going to be tough to fill the guarantee with only a buy-in of $US5,300.

Play Warnie at 888’s Poker Open V

September 01 2008

888.com have launched their Poker Open V giving you the opportunity to compete with celebrities, poker professionals and online qualifiers from all across the globe – all vying for a share in the $648,000 jackpot.

Andy McLeod Returns In Stunning Fashion

August 05 2008

After spending the best part of a year in poker exile, young Adelaide based online poker sensation “Andy McLeod” has reappeared in stunning fashion after recently celebrating his 18th birthday.  

Croc's Wrap at the 2008 WSOP: Part II

August 01 2008

While the rest of us were at the WSOP, my very good friend Richard Holmes was home working hard to put this together. This is what he sent me...

 

RICHARD HOLMES HARD AT WORK

Croc’s Wrap at the 2008 WSOP: Part 1

July 31 2008

Well, bend me over and call me Rover, I can’t believe the 2008 WSOP was amazingly well run.

Last year we had the back tent nearly blow away and depending on where you sat you either cooked thus sweating like a pig or you were freezing your ass off. In 2006 and 2007, we had the restroom breaks or was it the charging of the bulls and one thing is for sure, you didn’t want to order the Chardonnay when cocktails were announced.

2008 World Series of Poker Main Event Recap

July 23 2008

The 39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event began on July 3rd to the fanfare of Wayne Newton and the UNLV Marching Band as Newton announced those famous words of “Shuffle up and deal!” With players being spread over five different poker rooms around the halls of the Rio and play being reduced to five levels instead of six like previous years, the play was expected to be slower than in recent times. However only twenty minutes into day 1a we had our first casualty wit

Meet The "November Nine"!

July 20 2008

After 11 strenuous and exhausting days of poker the starting field of 6844 was reduced down to a final nine who will come back on November 9th to contest for first prize of $9,119,517, a gold bracelet and the title of the World Champion of Poker for 2008.

PKR.com WSOP Fantasy Poker League!

May 30 2008

Fantasy league lets PKR.com users play with the best at WSOP*

PKR.com is offering its players fun WSOP* fantasy league action. Entry to the competition is free with cash prizes available for the 10 players with the most points. To enter, players must build a team, choosing their 10 top poker professionals from a selection of 300. Each player has a $10,000 budget to spend with professionals costing from $200-$2,000 each.

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