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WSOP Day 39: Paul Hoefer Conquers Little One for One Drop, Andrew Barber Takes Home $10K H.O.R.S.E Bracelet

WSOP Day 39: Paul Hoefer Conquers Little One for One Drop, Andrew Barber Takes Home $10K H.O.R.S.E Bracelet

Ed Scimia - July 4th, 2015

Paul Hoefer has now joined the first-timers club at World Series of Poker 2015. Along with Andrew Barber, he’s just a little bit richer coming into this Independence Day. Preliminary events are finally wrapping up at the WSOP, with just a few more champions still to be declared before the Main Event, which starts on […]

Mike Gatto California iPoker Bill Flatlines When Assemblyman Pulls the Plug

Mike Gatto California iPoker Bill Flatlines When Assemblyman Pulls the Plug

Philip Conneller - July 3rd, 2015

Assemblyman Mike Gatto has put the kaibosh on his bill to regulate online poker in California because of a lack of consensus among stakeholders. A hearing scheduled next week to look at AB 9 has been cancelled. It was in a climate of far greater optimism that Gatto introduced AB 9 back in January, the […]

Feds Decide Not to Push Back Against Paul Phua Case Dismissal

Feds Decide Not to Push Back Against Paul Phua Case Dismissal

Daniel Smyth - July 3rd, 2015

Paul Phua, the high stakes poker player and multimillionaire businessman from Malaysia, is finally in the clear after federal prosecutors decided not to contest a recent decision by US District Judge Andrew Gordon in Las Vegas. On June 2, 2015, Judge Gordon ruled that the bulk of the FBI’s evidence gathered during a July 2014 […]

WSOP Day 38: Andrew Barber Leads H.O.R.S.E Championship by a Nose

WSOP Day 38: Andrew Barber Leads H.O.R.S.E Championship by a Nose

Ed Scimia - July 3rd, 2015

Andrew Barber is hoping for more than a photo finish in the WSOP H.O.R.S.E event at today’s (hopefully) final table later in the day. With several high-profile pros on his tail, that may be a challenging order for the Californian, but with five cashes already in this year’s Series, he may just have what it […]

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Now Open for Public Nominations

WSOP Poker Hall of Fame 2015 Now Open for Public Nominations

Daniel Smyth - July 2nd, 2015

It’s that time of the year when the poker community gets to decide which players should be lauded for their contribution to the game and inducted into the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame for 2015. Continuing the modern trend of giving the poker community at large a chance to have their say, the WSOP opened its […]

WSOP Day 37: WPT POY Anthony Zinno Garners First WSOP Bracelet in $25K High Roller PLO

WSOP Day 37: WPT POY Anthony Zinno Garners First WSOP Bracelet in $25K High Roller PLO

Ed Scimia - July 2nd, 2015

Anthony Zinno has had plenty of success in his poker career, and is having an excellent summer at this year’s World Series of Poker. But until last night, the most important accolade had alluded him: a World Series of Poker bracelet. Zinno Dominates Final Table to win $25K PLO Title Zinno lead throughout the entire […]

Exclusive Interview: Jason Somerville Talks to CardsChat About Run It Up, the WSOP, and Bringing Online Poker Back to the US

Exclusive Interview: Jason Somerville Talks to CardsChat About Run It Up, the WSOP, and Bringing Online Poker Back to the US

Ed Scimia - July 2nd, 2015

Jason Somerville was the first prominent professional poker player to embrace online streaming as a way to share poker with a broader audience. His web series Run It Up has become a worldwide success, garnering over 7.4 million views and more than 100,000 followers on Twitch. Somerville is also a member of Team PokerStars and […]

PokerStars Announces MicroMillions Schedule

PokerStars Announces MicroMillions Schedule

Philip Conneller - July 1st, 2015

The Micro Millions, that orgy of low stakes poker, is back. The 11th edition of PokerStars’ low stakes, big field, big prize online poker festival will run from July 16 to 26 and offer $5,000,000 in guaranteed prize money across 100 micro-stakes events. Buy-ins for the side events range from $0.11 to $11, climbing to a whopping […]

Aria Super High Roller Cash Game Flop Malfunction Requires a Second Look

Aria Super High Roller Cash Game Flop Malfunction Requires a Second Look

Philip Conneller - July 1st, 2015

The Super High Roller Cash Game, currently going full steam at the Aria, has lived up to its billing. With top players, blinds of $400/$800/$200 and a $250k minimum buy-in, we expected to see some fascinating duels and nosebleed pots, all live-streamed via Twitch to our desktops. What we didn’t expect was to see two […]

WSOP Day 36: 4,555 Enter Little One for One Drop Charity Event

WSOP Day 36: 4,555 Enter Little One for One Drop Charity Event

Ed Scimia - July 1st, 2015

The Little One for One Drop (LOFOD) may not have the massive buy-in that its larger cousins (this year’s High Roller for One Drop and the biennial $1 million Big One for One Drop) have, but it certainly makes up for it in volume. The World Series of Poker saw the LOFOD begin on Tuesday, […]

Joe Barton, Sponsor of Internet Poker Freedom Act, Talks to CardsChat: Exclusive

Joe Barton, Sponsor of Internet Poker Freedom Act, Talks to CardsChat: Exclusive

Ed Scimia - June 30th, 2015

Editor’s Note: CardsChat reporter Ed Scimia is on the ground in Las Vegas right now, covering the World Series of Poker for us daily. Ed was able to carve out some time to speak one-on-one with Rep. Joe Barton of Texas about his Internet Poker Freedom Act, and its potential impact on the game going […]


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