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Recreational Player Wins EPT Super High Roller

Recreational Player Wins EPT Super High Roller

In July when we ran the story Holz: The Hottest Player In Poker we knew we were onto something—but since then Holz keeps on ripping up the rule book- with everything he touches turning to gold (or dollar bills).

Shaun Deeb Challenges Michael Phelps To A Game Of Open Face Chinese Poker

Shaun Deeb Challenges Michael Phelps To A Game Of Open Face Chinese Poker

Following the admission by the most decorated olympian of all time (Michael Phelps in case you didn’t already know) that he was playing Open Face Chinese (OFC) on the Pineapple app, prior to his 200-meter butterfly semi-final race, it looks like some of the poker pros might want to get in on the action with him.

Live PokerStars Tournament Coming To US

Live PokerStars Tournament Coming To US

From the looks of it, the first PokerStars tournament in the US in a long time will run from October 29 to November 6 and will happen at The Resorts Casino, New Jersey—but it looks like PokerStars is keeping the rest of the details close to its chest for now.

Industry Insight

Efforts by 888 and Rank to acquire William Hill ended last week. The Microgaming Poker Network moves up the rankings.

William Hill, Microgaming, Caesars and other that have made news this week.

Reads of the Week

A mainstream media view of how poker has impacted India. Thoughts on the use of UIGEA as a measure of suitability for PokerStars.

Should UIGEA be the deciding factor for suitability in California, how did Jason Somerville do representing poker on CNBC and is India obsessed with poker?

Traffic Insight

The worldwide market dropped 2.2% this week to just over 29,000 average concurrent cash game players.

MPN leaps into the global top five, party’s Summer of Grind comes to an end, and PokerStars loses the top spot in New Jersey.

Poker Room Insight

PokerStars, 888, partypoker and Winamax all schedule big tournament series for September. The new EPT season is underway with the first stop in Barcelona.

September schedules are set, tournaments are tweaked, and the European Poker Tour gets underway.

Getting To Know Maria Ho

Getting To Know Maria Ho

Maria Ho gets personal on a recent episode of PokerNews’ Remko Report as she delves into her work ethic, the WSOP, growing up in a strict Chinese household and how that has shaped her life as poker player.

KidPoker Talks "Millionaire Matchmaker"

KidPoker Talks "Millionaire Matchmaker"

In a recent live stream, Daniel Negreanu talks about his Millionaire Matchmaker experience and recounts the time his date passed out on him whilst they were making out. Ha!

Buddhist Monk Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

Buddhist Monk Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

After being arrested back in September 2015 for stealing $200K from his Lafayette temple so that he could play Blackjack at a casino in Lake Charles, Khang Nguyen Le has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, faces deportation back to Vietnam and has to return the $250K he stole.

Solid Penis Breaks The Record For Biggest Poker Win on Twitch

Solid Penis Breaks The Record For Biggest Poker Win on Twitch

Scroll through to the 1 hour 24 minute mark to see 27 year old Russian SolidPenis who’s twitch handle is aKTepnopHo go from zero to hero in just a few minutes. He won €250,000 in just ten minutes in a PokerStars Sit & Go tournament.

Phil Ivey's DFS App Now Available

Phil Ivey's DFS App Now Available

PhilIveyDFS is the name for Phil Ivey’s real money online daily fantasy sports site which has just gone live on iTunes.

Watch as Chris Moneymaker #Raises It

Watch as Chris Moneymaker #Raises It

Chris Moneymaker is the latest PokerStars pro to #RaiseIt following on from the likes of Liv Boeree, Jason Mercier and PokerStars SportStars Neymar Jr and Ronaldo.