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News Item - Apr 2010 - Vanessa Selbst wins NAPT Mohegan Sun

1. Vanessa Selbst, $750,000
2. Mike Beasley, $428,000
3. Mike Woods, $240,000
4. Scott Seiver, $190,000
5. Alistar Melville, $150,000
6. Derek Raymond, $115,000
7. Cliff Josephy (JohnnyBax), $85,000
8. Jonathan Aguiar, $60,244


News Item - Mar 2010 - Annie Duke wins NBC Heads-up Championship

1 $ 500,000 Annie Duke
2 $ 250,000 Erik Seidel
3 $ 125,000 Scotty Nguyen
4 $ 125,000 Dennis Phillips
5 $ 75,000 Jerry Yang
6 $ 75,000 Doyle Brunson
7 $ 75,000 Jason Mercier
8 $ 75,000 Peter Eastgate
9 $ 25,000 Paul Wasicka
10 $ 25,000 Eli Elezra
11 $ 25,000 Annette Obrestad
12 $ 25,000 Barry Greenstein
13 $ 25,000 Gabe Kaplan
14 $ 25,000 Phil Laak
15 $ 25,000 Chris Moneymaker
16 $ 25,000 Jamie Gold


News Item - Feb 2010 - MrSmokey and Miami John go deep in NAPT Venetian

1 $ 827,648 Tom Marchese
2 $ 522,306 Sam Stein
3 $ 309,366 Daniel Clemente
4 $ 241,064 Yunus Jamal
5 $ 184,816 David Paredes
6 $ 144,639 Thomas Fuller
7 $ 104,461 John Cernuto
8 $ 60,266 Eric Blair
9 $ 44,195 Kyle Zartman
10 $ 44,195 Andrew Lichtenberger
11 $ 34,151 John Franciosi
12 $ 34,151 Steve Billirakis


News Item - Jan 2010 - Mizzi and Annette go close in Aussie Millions

Aussie Millions Main Event Result:

1 $2,000,000 AUD Tyron Krost
2 $1,100,000 AUD Frederik Jensen
3 $715,000 AUD Sorel Mizzi
4 $450,000 AUD Kosta Varoxis
5 $350,000 AUD Peter Jetten
6 $250,000 AUD Steve Friedlander
7 $175,000 AUD Annette Obrestad
8 $125,000 AUD Stephen Shelly
9 $125,000 AUD Kosmas Dratsas


News Item - Dec 2009 - UIGEA Compliance Deadline Delayed

In some good news for the online poker industry the 1st Dec Bank Compliance deadline for the UIGEA has been delayed by 6 months. Rumours of further delays (or better) have also been going around.


News Item - Nov 2009 - Joe Cada wins WSOP Main Event

The November Nine final table portion of the WSOP Main Event has concluded with Joe Cada emerging the winner in a heads-up battle with Darvin Moon. Phil Ivey had early been knocked out in 7th, suffering a bad beat with AK vs AQ.

Joe Cada collected $8.5 million and the bracelet and has become one of the PokerStars Pros


News Item - Oct 2009 - Mizarchi just misses at Aruba

Robert Mizrachi just missed out on the title in the Aruba Classic. He ended up finishing 2nd to Brandon Hall. Some other big names made the final table with both basebaldy and T Soprano doing well.

1 $ 753,330 Brandon Hall
2 $ 414,680 Robert Mizrachi
3 $ 218,860 Chase Steely
4 $ 126,710 Eric Baldwin (basebaldy)
5 $ 92,150 Jose Roberto Santos
6 $ 66,810 Brock Parker (T Soprano)
7 $ 41,470 Matt Ross
8 $ 41,470 Ryan Schmidt
9 $ 29,950 John Clancy


News Item - Sept 2009 - Negreanu and Lederer the nearly men of the WSOPE

Both Daniel Negreanu and Howard Lederer took 2nd places in the WSOPE in London. Lederer was second in the 5K PLO, and Negreanu was 2nd in the 10K Main Event. Negreanu ultimately lost out to Barry Shulman in a high class heads-up battle.


News Item - Sept 2009 - WCOOP

Long term Surfers Poker Hall of Fame member Jovial Gent took down the WCOOP Main Event on PokerStars. He picked up $1.7 million for his troubles. Player of the Series winner djk123 took 4th in the Main Event following 2 earlier bracelets in the series in Razz and HORSE


News Item - August 2009 - WCOOP

The World Championship of Online Poker is due to commence on PokerStars at the beginning of September. There are 45 Events, that run from 3rd Sept to 20th Sept 2009. Buy-ins are predominately $109, $215, $320 and $530, but there are also a few $1050s and high-roller events. Naturally all events have lots of satellites to them, so you can qualify for much cheaper.

The WCOOP is famous for being a very high quality online poker series, with deepstacks and long (usually 30 min) blind structure. This makes it great for any skillful player.


News Item - August 2009 - PokerStars Synchronized Breaks

PokerStars have now introduced synchronized breaks in tournaments at 55 mins past the hour, every hour


News Item - July 2009 - FTOPS XIII

FTOPS XIII is now approaching on Full Tilt Poker. It comprises of 25 events, and starts on 5th Aug 2009. More details: FTOPS XIII Details


News Item - June 2009 - WSOP

The 40th annual World Series of Poker is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

WSOP 2009 Schedule
WSOP 2009 Results and Reports


News Item - May 2009 - EPT Grand Final - Main Event

1 2,300,000 Pieter De Korver
2 1,300,000 Matthew Woodward
3 800,000 Mikhail Tulchinskiy
4 600,000 Dag Martin Mikkelsen
5 470,000 Eric Qu
6 350,000 Alem Shah
7 250,000 Daniel Zink
8 170,000 Peter Traply
9 125,000 Christopher Rossiter
10 125,000 Marc Naalden


News Item - May 2009 - EPT Grand Final - Highroller Event

1 720,000 Vanessa Rousso
2 434,000 Randy Dorfman
3 257,000 Tony G
4 188,000 Florian Langmann
5 138,000 David Eldar
6 99,000 William Thorson
7 79,000 Andrew Feldman
8 60,000 David Steicke


News Item - Apr 2009 - ECOOP IV Coming Soon

The forth European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) starts at the end of May. For more details see here: ECOOP 4


News Item - Apr 2009 - FTOPS coming soon

FTOPS XII starts on the 6th May 2009 on Full Tilt Poker. The series consists of 25 tournaments. There is over $18 million in guaranteed prizepools.

For players with a lower bankroll there is also the MiniFTOPS, starting on the same day, and again has 25 events. There is $2 million in guaranteed prizepools for that


News Item - Mar 2009 -Huck Seed wins Heads-up Championship

NBC National Heads-up Championship

1 $ 500,000 Huck Seed
2 $ 250,000 Vanessa Rousso
3 $ 125,000 Sam Farha
4 $ 125,000 Bertrand Grospellier (Elky)
5 $ 75,000 Daniel Negreanu
6 $ 75,000 Phil Hellmuth
7 $ 75,000 David Oppenheim
8 $ 75,000 David Williams


News Item - Feb 2009 - Ferguson Final Tables LA Poker Classic - Cimpan wins $1.6 million

LA Poker Classic

1 $ 1,686,260 Cornel Andrew Cimpan
2 $ 935,424 Binh Nguyen
3 $ 654,797 Mike Sowers
4 $ 430,963 Chris Karagulleyan
5 $ 310,694 Pat Walsh
6 $ 240,538 Chris Ferguson
7 $ 180,403 Blake Cahail
8 $ 133,632 Payman Arjang
9 $ 96,883 Mark Bryan


News Item - Feb 2009 - PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker

PokerStars, famed for their excellent WCOOP series, have finally introduced a second addition to their annual series calendar with the inaugral SCOOP, which starts on 2nd April and will contain 22 events, all played at 3 different buy-in tiers


News Item - Jan 2009 - Stewart Scott wins Aussie Millions Main Event

1 2,000,000 AUD Stewart Scott
2 1,000,000 AUD Peter Rho
3 700,000 AUD Elliot Smith
4 400,000 AUD Rajkumar Ramakrishnan
5 300,000 AUD Sam Capra
6 210,000 AUD Zach Gruneberg
7 150,000 AUD Richard Ashby
8 100,000 AUD Barny Boatman
9 100,000 AUD Zach Fellows


News Item - Dec 2008 - Salvatore Bonavena wins EPT Prague

1 774,000 Salvatore Bonavena
2 445,000 Massimo Di Cicco
3 257,000 Andrew Alan Chen
4 199,000 Alexiou Konstantinos
5 166,000 Francesco Cirianni
6 130,000 Fredrik Nygard
7 99,500 Nasr El Nasr
8 71,800 Raul Mestre
9 42,800 Sebastian Ruthenberg


News Item - Nov 2008 - Peter Eastgate wins November Nine

1 $ 9,152,416 Peter Eastgate
2 $ 5,809,595 Ivan Demidov
3 $ 4,517,773 Dennis Phillips
4 $ 3,774,974 Ylon Schwartz
5 $ 3,096,768 Scott Montgomery
6 $ 2,418,562 Darus Suharto
7 $ 1,772,650 David "Chino" Rheem
8 $ 1,288,217 Kelly Kim
9 $ 900,670 Craig Marquis


News Item - Oct 2008 - Michael Martin wins EPT London

1 1,000,000 Michael Martin
2 525,314 Michael Tureniec
3 303,439 Marcin Horecki
4 234,920 Eric Liu
5 195,766 Philippe D'Auteuil
6 153,351 Alan Smurfit
7 120,723 Johannes Strassmann
8 81,569 Antony Lellouche
9 50,574 Erik Sjodin


News Item - Oct 2008 - John Juanda picks up the WSOPE Main Event title

1 868,800 John Juanda
2 533,950 Stanislav Alekhin
3 334,850 Ivan Demidov
4 271,500 Bengt Sonnert
5 217,200 Daniel Negreanu
6 171,950 Scott Fischman
7 135,750 Robin Keston
8 108,600 Toni Hiltunen
9 81,450 Chris Elliott


News Item - Sept 2008 - Sebastian Ruthenberg wins EPT Barcelona

1 1,361,000 Sebastian Ruthenberg
2 792,000 Fintan Gavin
3 455,000 Davidi Kitai
4 351,000 Daniele Mazzia
5 292,000 Dren Ukella
6 227,000 Jason Mercier
7 178,000 Samuel Chartier
8 119,000 Martin Nielsen
9 74,400 Mikael Lundell


News Item - Aug 2008 - Chanpoker closes

Chanpoker Closes - The online poker site fronted by 10-time WSOP bracelet winner Johnny Chan has closed. It opened in 2006 but has come under pressure due to the loss of the American market as a consequence of the UIGEA legislation


News Item - Aug 2008 - Kravchenko joins PokerStars

WSOP Final Tablist Alex Kravchenko has joined Team PokerStars. He will play under the online ID 'Kravchenko'


News Item - July 2008 - WCOOP 2008 schedule released

The schedule for the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker has been released, comprising of 33 events. WCOOP 2008 Schedule


News Item - July 2008 - FTOPS IX Schedule released

The schedule for the 9th Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) has been released. They do this series around 3-4 times a years, and this time it comprises of 25 events. FTOPS IX Schedule


News Item - July 2008 - WSOP Concludes

WSOP 2008 Bracelets
WSOP 2008 Main Event Report

The final table players, who will return in November:-

Dennis Phillips
Ivan Demidov
Scott Montgomery
Peter Eastgate
Ylon Schwartz
Darus Suharto
David 'Chino' Rheem
Craig Marquis
Kelly Kim


News Item - June 2008 - Scotty Nguyen wins $50K HORSE Event

Scotty Nguyen picked up a $1,989,120 paycheck for his win in the $50,000 Buy-in WSOP HORSE event

1 $ 1,989,120 Scotty Nguyen
2 $ 1,243,200 Michael DeMichele
3 $ 781,440 Erick Lindgren
4 $ 568,320 Matt Glantz
5 $ 444,000 Lyle Berman
6 $ 355,200 Barry Greenstein
7 $ 284,160 Huck Seed
8 $ 230,880 Patrick Bueno



News Item - June 2008 - First Bracelets for pros

Erick Lindgren, Kenny Tran, David Singer, Dario Mineiri, David Benjamine, and JC Tran have all won their first WSOP bracelet in this years series


News Item - May 2008 - European Championship of Online Poker

ECOOP II Starting End May

The ECOOP Schedule has been released. See here for for details : ECOOP Schedule

There is a $50K Freeroll at the end for the 100 best players of the series


News Item - May 2008 - Allen Cunningham wins WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars

1 $ 499,162 Allen Cunningham
2 $ 257,637 Ben Fineman
3 $ 128,816 Kelly Samson
4 $ 112,714 Motoyuki Mabuchi
5 $ 96,612 Justin Bonomo
6 $ 80,510 Blair Hinkle
7 $ 64,408 Thomas Hover
8 $ 48,306 Ralph Perry
9 $ 32,204 Doug Lee


News Item - April 2008 - Glen Chorny wins the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo

1 $ 3,198,500 Glen Chorny
2 $ 1,866,790 Denes Kalo
3 $ 1,132,107 Maxime Villemure
4 $ 932,692 Isaac Baron (WestmenloAA)
5 $ 666,606 Michael Martin
6 $ 533,601 Luca Pagano
7 $ 400,590 Valeriy Ilikyan
8 $ 266,004 Antonio Esfandiari
9 $ 199,533 Henrik Gwinner


News Item - April 2008 - Erik Seidel wins Foxwoods Classic

1 Erik Seidel - $992,890
2 Robert Richardson - $558,792
3 Andrew Barta - $281,011
4 Frank Cieri - $200,261
5 Adam Katz - $151,811
5 Ted Forrest - $103,360


News Item - Mar 2008 - RainKhan wins The Sunday Warm-up

PokerStars Pro Hevad Khan (RainKhan) won The Pokerstars Sunday Warm-up (basically the early-birds Sunday Million).

2504 Entrants, so no easy task

1st - RainKhan $97,856.32
2nd - ubon1 $49,579.20
3rd - MR FERG $33,002.72
4th - Qcity1 $26,542.40
5th - sami31 $21,033.60


News Item - Mar 2008 - Chris "Jesus" Ferguson wins the NBC National Heads-Up Championship

Most of the finest poker players on the planet made up the 64 entrants in the NBC National Heads-Up Championship. In the end it was Chris "Jesus" Ferguson who prevailed, beating Andy Bloch in the final heads-up encounter and winning himself a cool $500,000


News Item - Feb 2008 - mombasi wins the $2 million Turbo Takedown on PokerStars

A whopping 9600 players paid 10,000 FPPs to enter this one, and with 3000 starts chips, 10 minute blinds, and 4000 players paid, a very unique type of strategy was required.

42% of the field cashing is unusual to say the least, and a whole new dimension to bubble play was in affect. $180 was up for grabs just by outlasting not much more than half the field.

Once the bubble did finally burst, a staggering 1000 players busted out in around the next 10-15 mins!

In the end mombasi triumphed. Here is the result:

1. mombasi (Germany) $200,000.00
2. tobededope (Germany) $120,000.00
3. BleedBlue33 (United States) $80,000.00
4. TXSooner518 (United States) $65,000.00
5. qbgoose (Canada) $50,000.00
6. Karsten85 (Germany) $40,000.00
7. mmmy17 (Brazil) $30,000.00
8. D.Nowitzki (Germany) $20,000.00
9. oakblack (United Kingdom) $11,000.00


News Item - Jan 2008 - National Headsup Championship

The invitation list for the National Heads-Up Championship has been released. There are 60 poker players invited, and 4 places get filled by qualifiers. The buy-in is $20,000

Most of the big name pros have got an invite, and in amongst them are some interesting new additions

1. Alexander, Jason - 2. Antonius, Patrik - 3. Bellande, Jean-Robert
4. Benyamine, David - 5. Brown, Chad - 6. Brunson, Doyle
7. Brunson, Todd - 8. Chan, Johnny - 9. Cheadle, Don
10. Clements, Scott - 11. Cloutier, T.J. - 12. Cunningham, Allen
13. Deeb, Freddy - 14. Duke, Annie - 15. Dwan, Tom
16. Edler, Bill - 17. Elezra, Eli - 18. Elizabeth, Shannon
19. Esfandiari, Antonio - 20. Farha, Sam - 21. Ferguson, Chris
22. Fischman, Scott - 23. Forrest, Ted - 24. Garrett, Brad
25. Gold, Jamie - 26. Gowen, Clonie - 27. Greenstein, Barry
28. Grizzle, Sam - 29. Hachem, Joe - 30. Hansen, Gus
31. Harman, Jennifer - 32. Hellmuth, Phil - 33. Hershiser, Orel
34. Ivey, Phil - 35. Juanda, John - 36. Kaplan, Gabe
37. Laak, Phil - 38. Lederer, Howard - 39. Lindgren, Erick
40. Little, Jonathan - 41. Matusow, Mike - 42. Mizrachi, Michael
43. Negreanu, Daniel - 44. Nguyen, Scotty - 45. Pham, David
46. Raymer, Greg - 47. Rousso, Vanessa - 48. Schneider, Tom
49. Schreiber, Daniel - 50. Seed, Huck - 51. Seidel, Erik
52. Singer, David - 53. Smith, Gavin - 54. Tilly, Jennifer
55. Townsend, Brian - 56. Tran, J.C. - 57. Tran, Kenny
58. Wasicka, Paul - 59. Williams, David - 60. Yang, Jerry


News Item - Jan 2008 - Lederer wins the $100K buy-in

Howard Lederer has won the $100K buy-in event in the Aussie Millions. There were 25 entrants. Last years winner Erick Lindgren finished on the bubble in 6th.

1 $1,250,000 - Howard Lederer
2 $650,000 - Mark Teltscher
3 $350,000 - Michael Sampoerna
4 $150,000 - Jeff Lisandro
5 $100,000 - Nikolaus "KaiBuxxe" Jedlicka

All amount are Australian Dollars


News Item - Jan 2008 - Elky wins the 2008 PCA

ElKy wins the 2008 PCA (PokerStars Caribean Adventure), surviving a large field of 1135 entrants, and winning $2 million

Here are the final placings:

1st - $2,000,000 - Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier
2nd - $1,094,976 - Hafiz Khan
3rd - $800,000 - Kris Kuykendall
4th - $600,000 - David "Dragon" Pham
5th - $450,000 - Craig Hopkins
6th - $300,000 - Joseph Elpayaa
7th - $200,000 - Christian Harder
8th - $150,000 -- Ricky Fohrenbach


News Item - Jan 2008 - gobboboy Aussie Millions Win

Last years runner-up of the Aussie Million's main event, Jimmy "gobboboy" Fricke has won Event 3 of 2008 series. It was a 500 AUD buy-in, with 96 entrants.

1 16,800 AUD Jimmy "gobboboy" Fricke
2 9,600 AUD Graeme Putt
3 5,760 AUD Emmanuel Sideridis
4 4,800 AUD Jared Bottroff
5 3,840 AUD Rich Holmes
6 2,880 AUD Jethro Horowitz
7 2,400 AUD Trung Tran
8 1,920 AUD Sean McKenzie


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