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Poker Players Share Proposed Improvements to World Series of Poker Poker Players Share Proposed Improvements to World Series of Poker
Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2019 CardsChat asked poker players on Twitter what changes they would make to the WSOP if they had that power. And the suggestions were, as expected, rather interesting. There were a […]
WSOP Europe Schedule Finalized: 10 Bracelet Events, €14 Million Guaranteed

WSOP Europe Schedule Finalized: 10 Bracelet Events, €14 Million Guaranteed

Jon Sofen - April 25th, 2019
At long last, the 2019 WSOP Europe schedule has been finalized. King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic will again host the series which includes 10 gold bracelet events and €14 million […]
PokerStars Slapped with Record Fine in New Jersey for Sports Betting Slip Ups

PokerStars Slapped with Record Fine in New Jersey for Sports Betting Slip Ups

CardsChat News - April 24th, 2019
PokerStars was hit with a $10,000 fine by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for taking bets on New Jersey college teams through its BetStars sportsbook. The fine is […]
Las Vegas Poker Players Fuming Over Golden Knights Game 7 Loss

Las Vegas Poker Players Fuming Over Golden Knights Game 7 Loss

Jon Sofen - April 24th, 2019
The Las Vegas poker community was on tilt Tuesday night following the Golden Knights’ stunning overtime defeat to the San Jose Sharks in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley […]
Dan O’Brien Outlasts Loren Klein to Win Run It Up Reno VIII Main Event

Dan O’Brien Outlasts Loren Klein to Win Run It Up Reno VIII Main Event

CardsChat Tournament News - April 23rd, 2019
Dan O’Brien prevented Loren Klein from capturing his third Run It Up Reno Main Event title by beating the two-time champ in heads-up play on Monday. O’Brien earned $46,681 for […]
Records Fall, Guinness Flows and Weijie Zheng Wins Irish Poker Open Main Event

Records Fall, Guinness Flows and Weijie Zheng Wins Irish Poker Open Main Event

Daniel Smyth - April 23rd, 2019
Weijie Zheng had a “craic-ing” time in Ireland over the Easter holiday after he won the Irish Poker Open. Zheng topped this year’s €1,150/$1,293 main event to take home €300,000/$337,500. […]
Poker No Longer Allowed Under New Rules for Video Game Approvals in China

Poker No Longer Allowed Under New Rules for Video Game Approvals in China

CardsChat News - April 22nd, 2019
Social poker games were once among the most popular video game titles in China, particularly when it came to mobile gaming. But under new rules issued by the Chinese government, […]
Erkut Yilmaz Leads WPT Player of the Year Race as Season’s End Nears

Erkut Yilmaz Leads WPT Player of the Year Race as Season’s End Nears

Jon Sofen - April 22nd, 2019
Erkut Yilmaz leads the WPT Player of the Year race by a slim margin over Dylan Linde. But he only has to hold that lead for another two events. David […]
Felipe Ramos to Make Sure Players Come First with New Sponsorship Deal

Felipe Ramos to Make Sure Players Come First with New Sponsorship Deal

Daniel Smyth - April 22nd, 2019
Players Come First has complemented its recent move to the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) by signing Felipe Ramos. Announced on April 17, the deal will see Ramos give the online […]
David Jackson Halts Momentous Comeback to Win Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship

David Jackson Halts Momentous Comeback to Win Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship

Daniel Smyth - April 22nd, 2019
The Borgata Spring Poker Open Championship has ended with David Jackson stopping a memorable performance from veteran pro Shannon Shorr. Concluding on April 19, the $2,700 championship event saw 505 […]
Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Help! The Rake Is Killing Me

Poker Strategy for the Rest of Us: Help! The Rake Is Killing Me

Steve Selbrede - April 21st, 2019
Editor’s Note: CardsChat News is proud to introduce strategy articles by Steve Selbrede, author of the newly released “Tournament Poker for the Rest of Us.” At CardsChat, we aim to […]
Joe Ingram to Have ACR CEO on Podcast to Discuss Bot Problem: Will They Bury Hatchet?

Joe Ingram to Have ACR CEO on Podcast to Discuss Bot Problem: Will They Bury Hatchet?

Jon Sofen - April 19th, 2019
Pot-limit Omaha enthusiast Joe Ingram may soon settle a year-long dispute with the CEO of Americas Cardroom. Or, maybe not. The popular podcaster will have Phil Nagy on his YouTube […]
Pennsylvania Online Poker Sites to Go Live on July 15

Pennsylvania Online Poker Sites to Go Live on July 15

Daniel Smyth - April 19th, 2019
Pennsylvania online poker will become a reality in July following a key decision by Keystone State regulators. On the top of online poker in Pennsylvania, Kevin O’Toole told attendees at […]
Rio Hosting Gavin Smith Charity Poker Tournament to Kickoff WSOP

Rio Hosting Gavin Smith Charity Poker Tournament to Kickoff WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 18th, 2019
The 2019 WSOP will kickoff with a charity poker tournament benefiting the children of the late Gavin Smith, who passed away in January. On May 28 at 6 pm, one […]
Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Covering Up Illegal Wichita Poker Games

CardsChat News - April 17th, 2019
Former Wichita police officer Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of concealing a felony related to his participation in an illegal poker game. Zajkowski’s participation in the […]
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Reaches Final Table: James Carroll Leads, Maria Ho Closing In

WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Reaches Final Table: James Carroll Leads, Maria Ho Closing In

Jon Sofen - April 17th, 2019
The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown began with 1,360 players and is now down to the final six, one of whom is Maria Ho, the Broadcaster of the Year […]
Interview: Vlogger Andrew Neeme Takes Meetup Game on the Road to Run it Up Reno

Interview: Vlogger Andrew Neeme Takes Meetup Game on the Road to Run it Up Reno

Jon Sofen - April 16th, 2019
RENO, NV–Andrew Neeme and his poker vlogging peer Brad Owen took their popular meetup cash game to Run it Up Reno on Monday evening. Even in the relatively small town […]
PokerStars Extending Third-Party Software Restrictions to Ban All Seating Scripts

PokerStars Extending Third-Party Software Restrictions to Ban All Seating Scripts

CardsChat News - April 16th, 2019
According to a report by Poker Industry Pro, PokerStars has banned all seating scripts that aid players in finding tables in any way, a move likely intended to help protect […]
Former NFL Star Richard Seymour Makes Final 18 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock

Former NFL Star Richard Seymour Makes Final 18 at WPT Seminole Hard Rock

Jon Sofen - April 16th, 2019
Among the 18 players remaining after Day Three at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is retired NFL star Richard Seymour. The once feared pass rusher and run stuffer […]
13 Proves Lucky for PokerStars as Sunday Million Sets New Standards

13 Proves Lucky for PokerStars as Sunday Million Sets New Standards

Daniel Smyth - April 16th, 2019
PokerStars’ 13th Anniversary Sunday Million proved to be a success in more ways than one after China’s wangli0402 scooped the title. Putting up a $10 million prizepool to celebrate the […]
Poker Community Celebrates Tiger Woods Masters Victory

Poker Community Celebrates Tiger Woods Masters Victory

Jon Sofen - April 15th, 2019
Poker Twitter went from bickering over tournament staking to celebrating Tiger Woods for his improbable golf Masters victory, his first major title in 11 years. Golf pundits had written off […]
New Jersey Online Gambling Continues Rapid Growth in March, But Poker Isn’t Benefitting

New Jersey Online Gambling Continues Rapid Growth in March, But Poker Isn’t Benefitting

CardsChat News - April 15th, 2019
New Jersey online casinos raked in more revenue than ever in March, setting new records that far surpassed the previous highs for the state market. But unfortunately for fans of […]
Americas Cardroom Lifts Lid on Poker Bots and $175,000 Fraud

Americas Cardroom Lifts Lid on Poker Bots and $175,000 Fraud

Daniel Smyth - April 15th, 2019
The battle against poker bots has spread to Americas Cardroom and what it describes as the “first and only” transparent reimbursement policy. Following the recent revelation that Partypoker has used […]
Sparrow Cheung Sings After Winning PokerStars APPT Korea Main Event

Sparrow Cheung Sings After Winning PokerStars APPT Korea Main Event

Daniel Smyth - April 15th, 2019
High-flying Sparrow Cheung has added to his list of poker achievements by winning the PokerStars APPT Korea main event. The world record breaking pro from Hong Kong scooped his first […]
Opinion: Poker Twitter Blows Staking Issue Out of Proportion (AUDIO)

Opinion: Poker Twitter Blows Staking Issue Out of Proportion (AUDIO)

Jon Sofen - April 14th, 2019
Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, a popular vlogger, caused a stir on Poker Twitter last week when word got out that he was charging 1.38 markup on a 2019 WSOP investment package. […]
‘Johnnie Vibes’ Moreno Charges High Markup on WSOP Package, Triggers Poker Moral Police

‘Johnnie Vibes’ Moreno Charges High Markup on WSOP Package, Triggers Poker Moral Police

Jon Sofen - April 13th, 2019
“Johnnie Vibes” Moreno learned a valuable lesson in staying away from the poker moral police. The popular vlogger tangled with Poker Twitter captains Shaun Deeb and Doug Polk when he […]
PokerStars Won’t Surrender to Partypoker, Opens $75 Million War Chest for 2019 SCOOP

PokerStars Won’t Surrender to Partypoker, Opens $75 Million War Chest for 2019 SCOOP

Daniel Smyth - April 12th, 2019
It’s value season for players, and PokerStars is leading the latest charge with a push back at Partypoker that promises $75 million in prize pools for the 2019 Spring Championship […]
Rumor Mill: Rio Up for Sale, Possible WSOP Venue Change?

Rumor Mill: Rio Up for Sale, Possible WSOP Venue Change?

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2019
A Las Vegas insider’s tweet helped intensify a rumor that the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will soon be sold and demolished, leaving Caesars Entertainment searching for […]
Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew Latest Pro to Leave Team PokerStars

Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew Latest Pro to Leave Team PokerStars

Jon Sofen - April 11th, 2019
Another one bites the dust. Randy “nanonoko” Lew, one of the top Twitch streamers in the world, is the latest to leave Team PokerStars. Removing the PokerStars patch is becoming […]
PokerStars Rebrands Spin & Go Tournaments as Part of UFC Partnership

PokerStars Rebrands Spin & Go Tournaments as Part of UFC Partnership

CardsChat News - April 10th, 2019
PokerStars has rebranded its popular Spin & Go tournaments with UFC logos, one of the first visible signs of the new partnership between the two organizations. PokerStars became the first […]
Dutch Boyd Convinces WSOP to Eliminate Rake in Bracelet Winners Only Event

Dutch Boyd Convinces WSOP to Eliminate Rake in Bracelet Winners Only Event

Jon Sofen - April 10th, 2019
Dutch Boyd is a convincing poker player. He persuaded the WSOP staff to eliminate rake from the first ever $1,500 50th Annual Bracelet Winners Only No-Limit Hold’em event which is […]
Phil Hellmuth Challenged to Series of Five $100K Heads-Up Matches by Rob Yong

Phil Hellmuth Challenged to Series of Five $100K Heads-Up Matches by Rob Yong

CardsChat News - April 9th, 2019
The legendary Phil Hellmuth will take on Dusk Till Dawn casino owner Rob Yong in a high stakes heads-up series, with $100,000 on the line in each of five planned […]
‘Captain’ Tom Franklin Attempts to Sell 1999 WSOP Bracelet on eBay for $50K

‘Captain’ Tom Franklin Attempts to Sell 1999 WSOP Bracelet on eBay for $50K

Jon Sofen - April 9th, 2019
“Captain” Tom Franklin won his first and only WSOP bracelet in a 1999 $2,500 limit Omaha tournament for $104,000. He now hopes to get nearly half that cash – $50,000 […]
Partypoker Defeats 277 Poker Bots to Recover More than $700,000

Partypoker Defeats 277 Poker Bots to Recover More than $700,000

Daniel Smyth - April 9th, 2019
Partypoker has reclaimed more than $700,000 from a network of poker bots with the help of a specialist fraud team. Announcing the coup on April 9, Partypoker’s press team said […]
50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

50 Burning Questions 50 Days from the Start of the 50th Anniversary WSOP

Jon Sofen - April 8th, 2019
We are officially 50 days from the start of the first bracelet event at the 50th annual WSOP. It’s sure to be another exciting summer full of big pots, massive […]
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Signs Partypoker Live as Tour Partner

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Signs Partypoker Live as Tour Partner

CardsChat News - April 8th, 2019
Partypoker will see its branding included in some of the biggest tournaments in the world, as the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series has brought on Partypoker Live as a […]
Joris Ruijs Dominates Inaugural Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge

Joris Ruijs Dominates Inaugural Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge

Daniel Smyth - April 8th, 2019
The inaugural Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge Main Event has been dominated not by its namesake but Joris Ruijs. Part of a 160-player field in the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Ruijs […]
13-Year Reign Ends as RedKings Closes Online Poker Room

13-Year Reign Ends as RedKings Closes Online Poker Room

Daniel Smyth - April 8th, 2019
RedKings Poker and Sports will close their virtual doors on April 28 after almost 13 years in the business. Announced at the end of last week, the shock closure will […]
Mike Matusow: Howard Lederer to Blame for Full Tilt Scandal, Chris Ferguson a ‘Good Guy’

Mike Matusow: Howard Lederer to Blame for Full Tilt Scandal, Chris Ferguson a ‘Good Guy’

Jon Sofen - April 7th, 2019
Mike Matusow shed light on what went down at Full Tilt Poker leading up to the 2011 Black Friday scandal. The former FTP pro defended Chris Ferguson, and referred to […]
Global Poker Awards Recap: Sarcastic Brad Owen Rewarded in the End

Global Poker Awards Recap: Sarcastic Brad Owen Rewarded in the End

Jon Sofen - April 5th, 2019
It wasn’t for Vlogger of the Year, but Brad Owen was a winner at the Global Poker Awards Friday evening. The popular vlogger shipped a gold trophy in the People’s […]
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