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Phil Ivey and "Devilfish" Ulliot Join the Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Ivey and David "Devilfish" Ulliot were picked to be the newest members of the Poker Hall of Fame out of the 10 nominees - well deservedly so.

The Rise of Female Poker Players

 A lot has changed in the poker world since it’s humble beginnings in the early 19th Century. Some of the biggest shake ups to the poker include: totally online casinos, casino streaming services and mobile friendly poker rooms. Gambling trends for 2017 indicate “The world is set to see more growth in online sports betting and the online casino industry in 2017 than ever before. Online operators are focused on improving mobile players’ experiences and by utilizing the most modern technology” – 

Walter Fisher Wins $1 Million Weight Loss Prop Bet

Walter Fisher, an American poker player from New York State decided to go with an unorthodox method to boost up his depleted bankroll: he took up a $1 dollar prop bet that he could get his body fat under 10% within six months - at the time he weighed 245 lbs at 6'1'' with over 33% body fat. 

Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov Auction WSOP Bracelet for Charity

On June 2 nd Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov won their first WSOP bracelets in the $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em event at the beginning of this year’s World Series of Poker after defeating over 100 teams. Boeree later on stated, in reference to how it felt to play along Kurganov, that "I couldn't imagine it being any easier". The couple, which has been dating for some years now, split the earnings of $273,964 but will donate part of it to charity. REG, Raise for Effective Giving, a project they have co-founded along with other poker pros like Philipp Gruissem, will benefit from this large contribution which is now even bigger as on July 9 they opened an auction with a bracelet donated by WSOP.

WSOP Main Event Final Table Line-up

The biggest poker tournament of the year is nearing its conclusion: only nine players, a full ring is still in play for the WSOP Main Event Championship title.

Tom Dwan Turns Up at the Maestral Casino Grand Opening with Hot Blonde Date

Tom Dwan, who wasn't seen a lot in the live poker scene for a long time - not cashing in a tournament for years before March even - showed up for the grand opening of a new luxury casino in Montenegro. He didn't go alone either, he was accompanied by a tall blonde and very attractive woman. He may even take part in some High Roller action in the new casino later.

Mike Matusow's Great WSOP May Be Just Enough to Avoid Compete Bust

Mike "the Mouth" Matusow cashed seven times in this year's World Series but whoever believes this means the convicted felon (drug trafficking) poker pro doesn't have to worry about his bank accocunt balances is sadly mistaken, as an article on points out.

WSOP Week Six Recap - Main Event Kicked Off

14 more bracelets were won this week, only two of the total 74 are left up for grabs: the $1,111 Little Drop and the most prestigious one, the "World Championship of Poker": the Main Event where players have been battling each other for 5 days by now.

PS Decides to Bail Out PKR Players

The MGN Network room best known for its 3D animation, PKR shut down because of financial issues back in May - ever since then all the players who had funds on their PKR accounts have been anxiously waiting to see whether or not they can get a hold of their money. Last week the biggest room on the market, PokerStars announced they are taking charge of the issue.

Poker Hall of Fame Nominees Announced

Phil Ivey, who reached the age requirement this year by turning 40 in February is a heavy favorite to be one of the two players who get picked for the Poker Hall of Fame this year - but even though Ivey's spot seems to be "reserved" there's still one more vacancy which could be filled by any of the other nine nominees.

PS's "Power Up" Game Made Available for Play Money

As we reported it, PokerStars is testing their new product the "Power Up" poker game. Now, the room has announced that they're making Power Up available in some markets for play money tables.

Win the Golden Ticket with Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth's autobiography Poker Brat is set to be released on August 1st - you can pre-order the hardcover version for the modest prize of $16.48 on Amazon. And if you're really lucky you can get some "extra EV" on that - 8 randomly selected books have a "golden ticket" in them that get you in a private tournament with the Poker Brat himself.

WSOP Week Five Recap

The fifth week of the World Series of Poker has passed too, we can report on 12 more bracelets that were given out. The total number of golds awarded is 58 currently, 16 more to go...

Realistic Self-Appraisal

Know thyself!

Where are you at in your poker game? Does it seem like you understand the game, the concept of pot odds, the underlying math, but you still never seem to come out on top? Sometimes the problem isn’t necessarily a lack of poker knowledge, but rather, a lack of YOU knowledge.

Isildur1 is Back on the High Stakes Heads-up Scene and Winning Big Again

Swedish online poker pro Viktor Blom, who's better known as "Isildur1" is back in the high stakes heads-up circuit. By battling one-on-one mostly against German pro RaulGonzales in PLO and 8-game he's reached his all-time high in cash game winnings on PokerStars last month at $3.26 million - he added $1.75 million to his winnings in a mere month. He's currently just over $3 million in profit, his lowest was minus 1.89 million in February 2015. 

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