The Duel - Rafael Nadal vs. Ronaldo in new PokerStars promotion

In PokerStars' new promotion tennis star Rafa Nadal is going to play heads-up against retired football legend Ronaldo. The battle is going to take place in London on November 6, and will be live streamed on YouTube and PokerStars.tv

Picture of the day - Phil Hellmuth Limit Hold'em Machine

 A couple of days ago Jimmy Fricke posted this photo on Twitter, which depicts the new limit holdem machine in the Venetian Casino. According to Fricke, the machine has a 2% rake and the virtual Hellmuth is delivering his signature quotes about poker and (supposedly) his opponent's playing abilities. 

Breakout Gaming - New cryptocurrency gambling site featuring old-school pro team

Breakout Gaming plans to launch it services soon, with their very own cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, called Breakout Coin (BRO). An impressive list of players headlines the site, including Johnny Chan, Huck Seed, Jennifer Harman, Ted Forrest, David Benyamine, Layne Flack, Jeffrey Lisandro, Vladimir Schemelev and Toto Leonidas. 

PokerStars New Jersey - Proposed Tournament Schedule and VIP plans

Last week PokerStars hosted two meet and greets with the New Jersey online poker players and shared their plans for PokerStars New Jersey's tournament schedule and the VIP system. According to a player's trip report, PokerStars' management was eager to know what games and structures the players are looking for when PokerStars re-enters the market.

Vicente "vicenfish" Delgado Zamorano wins WCOOP $10,300 8-max High Roller tournament for $637,000

One of the most prestigious and highest-paying tournaments in the WCOOP schedule, Event #23, the $10,300 No Limit Holdem 8-max High Roller tournament, has attracted the finest players in poker, and produced an extremely tough final table, with players like Ankush "pistons87" Mandavia, Mustapha "lasagnaaammm" Kanit, Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky and Doug "WCGRider" Polk. In the end, Vicente "vicenfish" Delgado Zamorano (pictured below) won the title and the huge first place prize.

Picture of the day - The Cincinnati Kid movie poster

The Cincinatti Kid is one of the most famous poker movies of all time, and it was around this time 50 years ago that the production crew started shooting the film. It is considered to be one of legendary actor Steve McQueen's best movies. The visual quality of the film is not the best after all this time, but the atmosphere and the characters are great, so if you watch it to celebrate a little bit of poker/movie history, you will definitely not be disappointed.

Roland de Wolfe and Josh Gould accused of collusion

Iraj Parvizi, a trader from Dubai has sued the Les Ambassadeurs casino in London, claiming that poker pros Roland de Wolfe and Josh Gould have colluded against him in a poker game, resulting in his loss of 185,000 pounds. Now Parvizi is using the help of Richard Marcus, who claims to be the "world's #1 casino and poker cheating expert", to prove his claims.

 

The leader of Sweden's Democratic party might have a gambling problem

Jimmie Akesson, the leader of Sweden Democrats, has been caught gambling away large sums of money on unregulated sites just two days before the elections. At first he told media that this did not impact his political role, but now he admits he might have a gambling problem.

Picture of the day - Russell Carson's insane grind station

Russell Carson, known online as "rdcrsn", is one of the best online tournament players in the world. He has posted the following picture as a part of the "PokerStars Sickest Setup" contest. Grinding 24 tables is no easy feat, but doing it in this futuristic-looking but probably very comfortable setup might help a little.

Partypoker's Garden State Super Series crashes during Main Event

Partypoker New Jersey is organizing the Garden State Super Series between September 7 - 21. The tournament series has a total of $1 million guaranteed spread out through 60 tournaments. Yesterday, due to technical difficulties, the site crashed and could not be restored, several tournaments got cancelled, including the $1,000 buy-in Main Event.

Gus Hansen doesn't show up for the Full Tilt Poker Heads Up Showdown

As we have previously reported, the two Full Tilt Professionals, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen were scheduled to play a best out of three heads-up Sit&Go match, with each Sit&Go played in a different poker variant. The winner would get $50,000, and players could also have a chance to win tournament tickets if they guessed the winner of the Showdown correctly. The promotion was well received, people were making their picks, but Gus Hansen has failed to show up for the start of the matches yesterday.

Rono Lo and Paul Phua play "casual" $1,000,000 pot at the Aussie Millions cash game

This January, during the Aussie Millions tournament series, there was a huge cash game running, with players like Phil Ivey, Ike Haxton, Paul Newey, Patrik Antonius, Doug "WCGRider" Polk, Max "AltiFC" Altergott, Paul Phua and Rono Lo. Phua and Lo, the two Chinese businessmen got into a $1 million pot, check out the video below.


SuitedAce Poker's $300,000 race starts today! Win your share!

SuitedAce Poker is running a $300,000 race between September 15 - December 7, with 12 weekly and one Grand Prizes leaderboard!

Thecortster wins $1.6 million, Gus Hansen down almost $1 million in September

Cort "thecortster" Kibler-Melby has been crushing the high stakes games in the past few days, he won $1.65 million in the last 7 days, which is one of the biggest runs in recent high stakes history. His biggest victim, and the biggest loser of the month is Gus Hansen, who is down almost $1 million in September.

 

Senator Ray Lesniak: "@PokerStars launch will spark AC revival. Stay tuned for a major announcement."

New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak generated a lot of discussion with this Tweet, and later he implied that PokerStars could be opening its player pools so that US players would be finally able to play poker with the rest of the world. Several people tweeted questions regarding the Senator's statement, you can read his answers and more details about PokerStars' return below.

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