Poker News

Decisive Hall Victory Over Dentale at the “Grudge Match”

 As we reported it, Mike Dentale’s Twitter feud with GPI female Player of the Year winner Cate Hall culminated in a heads-up match that went down on Sunday. Hall won $30,000 of Dentale’s money with a decisive 2-0 victory. Dentale blamed the bad hands he was dealt and even confronted the commentators who he heard criticized him. 

Microgaming Head of Poker Speaks Out Against Using HUD

 Alex Scott who’s in charge of poker products at Microgaming wrote about the issue in the network’s blog, saying: “I think the tracking software has changed the game in a way that makes it less fun.”

New VIP Program is Coming to PartyPoker

 The details of the new loyalty reward system will be released in the following weeks, including the date of the launch.

Another durrrr-scam?

Tom “durrr” Dwan has been criticized heavily because he’s not willing to finish the challenge he started back in 2010 with Dan “Jungleman” Cates. As it turns out it may not be his only shady business.

WSOPE 2017 Schedule Released

 The Main Event’s guaranteed prize pool is €4,000,000; the One Drop High Roller’s a whooping €10,000,000.

€1 Satellite Qualifier Won Unibet Open London

 As we reported it, the Unibet Open London was held February 23rd-26th at the Grosvenor Casino – better known as “The Vic” – in London. 33-year-old Belgian amateur Gerret Van Lancker finished first out of the 419 players in the £900+90 buy-in main event.

Is the New York Online Poker Market Opening Soon?

New York can become the fourth state to legalize regulated online poker in the United States after Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Mike Dentale’s Feud With Cate Hall Turns Into a Heads-up Match

 Dentale’s feud with GPI Female Player of the Year winner Hall started in December, after Hall made a questionable decision at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event and Dentale strongly criticized her for it publicly much to Hall’s dislike. The brawl intensified to the point where Hall challenged Dentale to a heads-up game which he accepted – the match-up is due to go down in March. 

An Asian Poker Network Is No.2 in Player Traffic

 Is an Asian online poker boom coming? IDNPoker allows only players from Asia on their sites yet they took over the No.2 spot on PokerScout’s player traffic ranking. 

Phil Ivey’s Edge Sorting Case Before the UK High Court Again

 Back in 2012, Ivey won £7.7 million at the Crockfords Casino in London playing punto banco, a form of baccarat but the house refused to pay him, and rather refunded his £1million stake because they discovered the poker pro used edge sorting techniques. He lost his case in the UK against the casino in 2014, and as we reported it, he also lost the appeal in November but he decided to appeal again, to the UK High Court this time. Now, the British Supreme Court decided to hear Ivey’s case again.

Jason Mercier Accuses Fernando Rosas of Cheating at OFC Poker

 A scandal erupted on the 2+2 Forum: Fernando “relaxursoul” Rosas started a thread with the title “Jason Mercier spreads unfounded cheating accusations”, where he complains that Mercier falsely alleges he’s winning big at online high stakes Open-face Chinese Poker (OFC) because of software manipulation.

American Poker Awards Winners Announced

The Oscars weren’t the only award ceremony this weekend, the 3rd annual GPI American Poker Awards honored their winners in Los Angeles last Friday. 

Super High Roller Bowl 2017 – 20 More Players Confirmed

The Aria Casino in Las Vegas, NV announced last month that this year’s Super High Roller Bowl will be held May 28st-31st. The third installment’s buy-in is $300,000. 

 

Unibet Open London Starts Today

 The event will feature star players like Unibet ambassador Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Will Kassouf and Griffin Benger. The venue is the Grosvenor Casino in London, better known as “the Vic”, from February 23th to 26th.

Tennis Legend Boris Becker at High Stakes Cash Game Table

The six-time Grand Slam winner is no fish at the poker table, he won a €214,000 pot. Meanwhile, we saw a royal flush in Sam Trickett’s hand at an Omaha hold’em table.

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