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British Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl London Coming to PokerGo This Fall British Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl London Coming to PokerGo This Fall
Jon Sofen - July 22nd, 2019 Poker Central is launching what they dub as “poker majors” this fall in the form of the inaugural British Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl London. Both high roller […]
Poker in India Dealt Another Blow as Kerala Court Delays Appeal Hearing

Poker in India Dealt Another Blow as Kerala Court Delays Appeal Hearing

Daniel Smyth - July 22nd, 2019
Poker in India may be expanding a healthy rate but at least one state is still lagging behind following another legal delay. Much like the US, India’s poker and gaming […]
Aussie Millions 2020 Schedule Brings New Innovations and More Record Potential

Aussie Millions 2020 Schedule Brings New Innovations and More Record Potential

Daniel Smyth - July 22nd, 2019
The dust may only have just settled on another World Series of Poker (WSOP) but thoughts are already turning to 2020 and the Aussie Millions. Although the game’s elite have […]
Recapping the 2019 WSOP from Start to Hossein Ensan’s $10 Million Main Event Victory

Recapping the 2019 WSOP from Start to Hossein Ensan’s $10 Million Main Event Victory

Jon Sofen - July 21st, 2019
The 2019 WSOP lasted seven weeks beginning May 29 and ending when the final card of the Main Event was dealt. It was an exciting summer full of sick suck-outs, […]
10 Most Memorable Moments from the 50th Annual World Series of Poker

10 Most Memorable Moments from the 50th Annual World Series of Poker

Jon Sofen - July 19th, 2019
Now that the 2019 World Series of Poker has been “whamboozled” (I have to give Norman Chad a shout out because he gave me one on ESPN during the Main […]
GTA Online Casino Opens Doors to New Opportunities on July 23

GTA Online Casino Opens Doors to New Opportunities on July 23

Daniel Smyth - July 19th, 2019
The long-awaited Grand Theft Auto (GTA) Online casino will finally open its doors on July 23 and feature poker, horseracing, table games and more. Described as a “luxury casino & […]
2019 WSOP Numbers: Another Record-Breaking Summer

2019 WSOP Numbers: Another Record-Breaking Summer

Jon Sofen - July 18th, 2019
Now that the 2019 WSOP is officially over, it’s time to look back at the summer that was. And it was, as Gus Hansen likes to say, “a great summer.” […]
Three Keys to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vegas Casino Games

Three Keys to Avoiding the Pitfalls of Vegas Casino Games

Johnny Kampis - July 18th, 2019
We’ve all got a little gamble in us, or otherwise we wouldn’t be playing poker. But there are ways to enjoy blackjack, slots and other casino games without busting our […]
Patrik Antonius Emotional as He Laments $500,000 Downswing

Patrik Antonius Emotional as He Laments $500,000 Downswing

Daniel Smyth - July 18th, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to bust your bankroll in Las Vegas, Patrik Antonius has revealed all following a $500,000 loss. With the World Series of Poker […]
Robert Campbell Leads 2019 WSOP Player of the Year, European Series Will Likely Determine POY

Robert Campbell Leads 2019 WSOP Player of the Year, European Series Will Likely Determine POY

Jon Sofen - July 17th, 2019
The 2019 WSOP Player of the Year race is cloudier than a winter afternoon in Alaska despite reaching the conclusion of the 2019 WSOP in Las Vegas early Wednesday morning. […]
Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

Houston Poker Room Money Laundering Cases Referred to FBI Due to Potential Conflict of Interest

CardsChat News - July 17th, 2019
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg dismissed money laundering charges against nine defendants tied to Houston poker rooms on Tuesday, saying that the cases would be referred to the FBI […]
2019 WSOP Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan Claims $10 Million Prize

2019 WSOP Main Event Champion Hossein Ensan Claims $10 Million Prize

Jon Sofen - July 17th, 2019
Hossein Ensan is your 2019 WSOP Main Event winner and now $10 million richer. As we projected here at CardsChat prior to the start of the final table, the Iranian-born […]
World Series of Poker Events Fail to Provide Bump for New Jersey Online Poker

World Series of Poker Events Fail to Provide Bump for New Jersey Online Poker

CardsChat News - July 16th, 2019
New Jersey poker players may have had the opportunity to play for a World Series of Poker bracelet from the comfort of their own homes, but that didn’t do much […]
Hossein Ensan Continues Dominance, Garry Gates Falters on WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 2

Hossein Ensan Continues Dominance, Garry Gates Falters on WSOP Main Event Final Table Day 2

Jon Sofen - July 16th, 2019
Hossein Ensan put on another big stack poker clinic during Day Two at the WSOP Main Event final table. The session also saw two eliminations, including poker media and fan […]
Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Welcomes Chris Moneymaker and David Oppenheim

Poker Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Welcomes Chris Moneymaker and David Oppenheim

Jon Sofen - July 15th, 2019
The man partially responsible for poker’s massive growth 16 years ago, Chris Moneymaker, will be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame class of 2019. He will be joined by […]
WSOP Main Event Final Table Day Two LIVE Blog (July 15, 2019)

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day Two LIVE Blog (July 15, 2019)

Jon Sofen - July 15th, 2019
Four new millionaires were eliminated on Sunday, the first of three sessions at the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table. That leaves just five individuals who still have a shot […]
Fairplay Launches Website Featuring Video from Rob Yong, But Little Else So Far

Fairplay Launches Website Featuring Video from Rob Yong, But Little Else So Far

CardsChat News - July 15th, 2019
Fairplay, the initiative launched by Partypoker partner Rob Yong with the stated goal of protecting the safety of the poker community, now has a home on the web thanks to […]
Bollywood Star Minissha Lamba Swaps Silver Screen for Indian Poker Scene

Bollywood Star Minissha Lamba Swaps Silver Screen for Indian Poker Scene

Daniel Smyth - July 15th, 2019
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba says she’s turned her back on the big screen in favor of playing poker. Discussing her recent break from acting with the Mumbai Mirror, Lamba said […]
Kevin Maahs Stalling, Daria Sammartino’s Attire, Story of WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One

Kevin Maahs Stalling, Daria Sammartino’s Attire, Story of WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One

Jon Sofen - July 15th, 2019
Kevin Maahs was the top story from Day One at the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table, and not for the right reasons. The Chicago Cubs-hat-wearing IT specialist caused a […]
Alleged $22 Million Fraud May Have Helped Dennis Blieden Win WPT Title

Alleged $22 Million Fraud May Have Helped Dennis Blieden Win WPT Title

Daniel Smyth - July 15th, 2019
Poker player Dennis Blieden may have won a World Poker Tour (WPT) title with ill-gotten gains according to fraud charges brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Indicting the […]
Data: History on Chip Leader Hossein Ensan’s Side at WSOP Main Event Final Table

Data: History on Chip Leader Hossein Ensan’s Side at WSOP Main Event Final Table

Jon Sofen - July 14th, 2019
If the past 10 years of data is any indication, Hossein Ensan will have a favorable outcome at the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table which begins tonight at 6:30 […]
Keith Tilston Wins WSOP $100K High Roller, Daniel Negreanu Falls Short Again

Keith Tilston Wins WSOP $100K High Roller, Daniel Negreanu Falls Short Again

Jon Sofen - July 14th, 2019
Daniel Negreanu will eventually win another bracelet, but the six-time WSOP champion again came up short, this time in the $100,000 High Roller No Limit Hold’em, as he finished in […]
WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One Live Blog (July 14, 2019)

WSOP Main Event Final Table Day One Live Blog (July 14, 2019)

Jon Sofen - July 14th, 2019
The most exciting final table in poker – the WSOP Main Event – kicks off tonight at 7 pm PT. One of the nine remaining players will take home an […]
Fan Favorite Garry Gates Headlines Inexperienced But Intriguing WSOP Main Event Final Table

Fan Favorite Garry Gates Headlines Inexperienced But Intriguing WSOP Main Event Final Table

Jon Sofen - July 13th, 2019
The second largest WSOP Main Event in history is down to its final nine players. And while most of the players at the final table don’t have much experience running […]
Nick Schulman Addresses Broadcast Booth Removal Controversy: ‘I Don’t Think I Was Censored’

Nick Schulman Addresses Broadcast Booth Removal Controversy: ‘I Don’t Think I Was Censored’

Jon Sofen - July 12th, 2019
Nick Schulman spoke out against a poker fan who criticized his commentary during a recent WSOP Main Event broadcast. The 2019 bracelet winner was apparently removed from the broadcast for […]
High Rollers Run Deep But Not Deep Enough in WSOP Main Event

High Rollers Run Deep But Not Deep Enough in WSOP Main Event

Jon Sofen - July 12th, 2019
Last week, 8,569 players paid $10,000 to enter the 2019 WSOP Main Event. That massive field – the second largest in the tournament’s 50-year history – is now down to […]
AI Poker Bot Pluribus Destroys Elite Players and Costs Less than $150 to Run

AI Poker Bot Pluribus Destroys Elite Players and Costs Less than $150 to Run

Daniel Smyth - July 12th, 2019
Another artificial intelligence (AI) bot with “superhuman” powers has put the fate of poker players everywhere in jeopardy. Following two decades’ worth of development, AI poker software can now beat […]
Tournament Strategy: Variance is Our Friend

Tournament Strategy: Variance is Our Friend

Steve Selbrede - July 11th, 2019
I began my research for my book Tournament Poker for the Rest of Us with a single driving question: what is the best style for playing tournament poker? I had […]
Daniel Hachem Attempting to Follow in World Champion Father’s Footsteps, Advances to WSOP Main Event Day 6

Daniel Hachem Attempting to Follow in World Champion Father’s Footsteps, Advances to WSOP Main Event Day 6

Jon Sofen - July 11th, 2019
Most of the big name pros are gone from the WSOP Main Event heading into Day Six, but there are still plenty of reasons to continue watching. One of those […]
Was Nick Schulman Booted from WSOP Main Event Broadcast for Controversial Comments? Negreanu Says No

Was Nick Schulman Booted from WSOP Main Event Broadcast for Controversial Comments? Negreanu Says No

Jon Sofen - July 10th, 2019
Rumors began swirling around social media on Wednesday evening that Nick Schulman was removed from a WSOP Main Event broadcast due to controversial comments made. But Daniel Negreanu and Norman […]
Pennsylvania Online Gambling to Launch on Monday, But Poker May Have to Wait

Pennsylvania Online Gambling to Launch on Monday, But Poker May Have to Wait

CardsChat News - July 10th, 2019
Parx is set to launch the first real money online casino in Pennsylvania on Monday, July 15, opening a new era in the state’s gaming market. But while gamblers will […]
Qui Nguyen WSOP Main Event Elimination Means All Past Champs Out

Qui Nguyen WSOP Main Event Elimination Means All Past Champs Out

Jon Sofen - July 10th, 2019
The 2019 WSOP Main Event field has trimmed from 8,569 players to 354 and while we don’t know who will claim the $10 million prize on July 16, we do […]
Apple Brings Back iOS Texas Hold’em Game To Celebrate App Store Anniversary

Apple Brings Back iOS Texas Hold’em Game To Celebrate App Store Anniversary

CardsChat News - July 9th, 2019
In 2006, Apple released “Texas Hold’em” for the iPod, eventually porting it over to the iPhone in 2008. By 2011, the game had disappeared from the App Store. But now, […]
Poker Boom Builder Chris Moneymaker on the Prowl as WSOP Main Event Bubble Bursts on Day 3

Poker Boom Builder Chris Moneymaker on the Prowl as WSOP Main Event Bubble Bursts on Day 3

Jon Sofen - July 9th, 2019
If Tiger Woods, who won his first golf major in April since 2008, maybe Chris Moneymaker can also repeat his 2003 WSOP Main Event title? The man largely responsible for […]
Partypoker Defeats More Cheats as Bot Battle Continues

Partypoker Defeats More Cheats as Bot Battle Continues

Daniel Smyth - July 9th, 2019
While players have been debating the recent software update at Partypoker, the site’s security team has been busy taking down more bots. Part of the operator’s ongoing effort to beat […]
Triton Million Field Beginning to Fill Out, 22 Players Confirmed for London Tournament

Triton Million Field Beginning to Fill Out, 22 Players Confirmed for London Tournament

CardsChat News - July 8th, 2019
The most expensive tournament in poker history is starting to fill out its field, as 22 players have been confirmed for the Triton Million tournament in London. The event, which […]
Brandon Adams Wins His First WSOP Bracelet Online

Brandon Adams Wins His First WSOP Bracelet Online

Daniel Smyth - July 8th, 2019
The latest World Series of Poker (WSOP) online bracelet has gone to veteran pro and Harvard University lecturer Brandon Adams. Anteing up in the $3,200 WSOP.com Hold’em High Roller, Adams […]
Casual Approach Sees Unibet Poker Close in on One Billion Hands Dealt

Casual Approach Sees Unibet Poker Close in on One Billion Hands Dealt

Daniel Smyth - July 8th, 2019
Unibet Poker is set to hit a major milestone and deal its one billionth hand five years after launching as a standalone network. Originally part of the Microgaming Poker Network […]
It’s Official: 2019 WSOP Main Event Second Largest in 50-Year History

It’s Official: 2019 WSOP Main Event Second Largest in 50-Year History

Jon Sofen - July 7th, 2019
If you wagered on the 2019 WSOP Main Event becoming the largest ever, you lost – it’s the second largest. But the poker community as a whole still won considering […]
WSOP Main Event isn’t the Only Bracelet Event Running at the Rio

WSOP Main Event isn’t the Only Bracelet Event Running at the Rio

Jon Sofen - July 7th, 2019
Contrary to popular belief, the WSOP Main Event isn’t the only bracelet event currently running or left on the 2019 summer schedule. In fact, high roller season is about to […]
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