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PokerStars Bought Full Tilt And Players Finally Get Their Money Back

August 10, 2012
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PokerStars Bought Full Tilt And Players Finally Get Their Money Back

. PokerStars bought Full Tilt Poker and soon starts to pay back the funds of US players. Therefore PokerStars can use the name Full Tilt and all its assets. PokerStars pays $537 million to settle US government charges. The poker site first has to pay back the funds of US players ($547 million). There will be an additional account from which they will pay back the non-US players ($184 million) with a 90-day deadline.
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Can The Online Poker Software Cheat?

July 19, 2012
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Can The Online Poker Software Cheat?

This article is not going to be highly analytical but is still interesting. A very common topic among online poker players is whether the software is cheating or not? The players who lose tend to say the program cheats because they want to keep the beginner players in the game. The professionals say it does not matter what the software does because poker is about reading skills and bluffs.
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Taking Advantage Of Different Promotions In Online Poker

July 10, 2012
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Taking Advantage Of Different Promotions In Online Poker

Nowadays there are so many poker sites on the market that new poker players have great promotion options to choose from. Many do not realize that players who do not want to change sites still have great promotion options without having to register new accounts.
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Why It Does Not Make Sense To Play Poker With Play Money

July 3, 2012
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Why It Does Not Make Sense To Play Poker With Play Money

Beginner poker players often start playing poker with play money instead of real money. I do not say you have to play with your salary because it is crazy and stupid, but playing with play money does not make any sense. Even if you do not know the poker rules it is ok to try poker and have fun for 1-2 hours with play money but then it gets boring. The problem with play money is that you (and all others at the table) have no interest in winning while there is no money or price involved in the game. When play poker without money, you cannot lose any money either.
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2012 WSOP Statistics After 31 Events

June 25, 2012
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2012 WSOP Statistics After 31 Events

The 2012 WSOP has reached its half time. Timothy Adams won the most money with $790 879. He cashed in 3 times and won 1 gold bracelet (Event 28, $392 476). Jesse Martin and Terrence Chan have the most cashes. They cashed in 7 times each. Martin earned $118 902 and Chan $58 271. As you see, both players reached the money 7 times but they have not yet finished on one of the top spots.
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A Horrible Blocking Bet On The River In No-Limit Texas Hold’em

June 19, 2012
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A Horrible Blocking Bet On The River In No-Limit Texas Hold’em

The blocking bet is a good weapon in poker but only if you know how to use it. There are certain situations when a blocking bet shows weakness and you can take down the pot with a reraise or bluff. As always, I show you an example from a hand when my opponent used the blocking bet really bad. The table is full ring $0.5/$1 and I sit in 6th position with ♣Q♣K. Everyone folds before me and I decide to bet $3. The players behind me fold, just like the small blind, but the big blind makes the call. The pot is $6.5 and the two of us will see the flop.
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Andy Bloch Wins His First Gold Bracelet In Seven Card Stud

June 12, 2012
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Andy Bloch Wins His First Gold Bracelet In Seven Card Stud

Andy Bloch started his poker career more than 20 years ago and he won his first ever gold bracelet in the WSOP 2012, Event#7. The event had a $1 500 buy-in, 367 players and a $126 363 first price (besides the bracelet). The final table had three well known players and Bloch had to play his best game to get the bracelet.
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Playing Different Poker Games Online At The Same Time

June 5, 2012
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Playing Different Poker Games Online At The Same Time

For this reason I like to play at many tables at the same time. Although many tables can provide a lot of action it is still not enough for me. I like to play many different types of poker. And sometimes the high quantity of tables definitely decreases the quality of my play.
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Beginners Guide to Online Poker

May 29, 2012
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Beginners Guide to Online Poker

There are few more exciting card games than poker, which is played in clubs, bars and casinos throughout the world. Since the early 1990s, attempts have been made to develop the game for internet-based players, but it is only in the last decade that online poker has exploded in popularity. Provided below is a guide for those new to the online version of the game.
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Tom Dawn Won An Almost $4 Million Pot

May 22, 2012
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Tom Dawn Won An Almost $4 Million Pot

As we have already written, nowadays the largest high stakes poker games can be found in Macau. Gus Hansen already tried his luck some weeks ago, and now the news are about Tom Dwan (“durrr”) who won a $3.8 million pot. Since Black Friday and the bankruptcy of FullTiltPoker, Tom Dwan has been playing high stakes poker live. This time he appeared in Macau. The Chinese city has changed so much in the last years that many call Macau the capital of gambling and Las Vegas is only on second place.
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