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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 […]
Chinese Poker Censorship Sees Approval Rates Plummet

Chinese Poker Censorship Sees Approval Rates Plummet

Daniel Smyth - April 5th, 2019
Chinese poker censorship has frozen out certain video game developers in the first quarter of 2019. As reported by the South China Morning Post, the State Administration of Press and […]
‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth is Apparently an Expert on Managing Emotions

‘Poker Brat’ Phil Hellmuth is Apparently an Expert on Managing Emotions

Jon Sofen - April 4th, 2019
Phil Hellmuth knows how to keep his emotions in check at the poker table. Wait, what? Author and economist Allison Schrager featured the “Poker Brat” and his ability to handle […]
Russian Grinder Becomes First Player to Reach Partypoker Diamond Club Elite Tier

Russian Grinder Becomes First Player to Reach Partypoker Diamond Club Elite Tier

CardsChat News - April 3rd, 2019
When Partypoker announced the launch of their Diamond Club Elite VIP program at the end of January, it was all but certain that some players would put in the time […]
Sean Winter Leads GPI Player of the Year Race Heading into Second Quarter

Sean Winter Leads GPI Player of the Year Race Heading into Second Quarter

Jon Sofen - April 2nd, 2019
Sean Winter holds a slim lead over Bryn Kenney and Rainer Kempe in the GPI Player of the Year race one-fourth of the way to the finish line. But it’s […]
Rhode Island Sportsbooks Lose $900K in February to Fall Further Behind Optimistic Projections

Rhode Island Sportsbooks Lose $900K in February to Fall Further Behind Optimistic Projections

CardsChat News - April 2nd, 2019
States have shown much more interest in authorizing sports betting than online poker since the Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act last year, with many citing […]
‘Catrific’ Retreats from WSOPC Debacle after Social Media Schooling (UPDATE)

‘Catrific’ Retreats from WSOPC Debacle after Social Media Schooling (UPDATE)

Daniel Smyth - April 2nd, 2019
When YouTubers and poker mix, drama ensues as Cat Valdes aka Catrific found out after taking part in the wrong World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event. About half a […]
Phil Galfond Discovers Operating a Poker Site is ‘Difficult’ But Enjoys the Process

Phil Galfond Discovers Operating a Poker Site is ‘Difficult’ But Enjoys the Process

Jon Sofen - April 2nd, 2019
Crushing high-stakes online poker games might be easier than running a poker site for Phil Galfond. But two months since the Run it Once launch, the former Full Tilt Poker […]
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Returning to Montenegro in May

Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Returning to Montenegro in May

CardsChat News - April 1st, 2019
The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series announced last week that it will be returning to Montenegro for 10 events, including the first pot limit Omaha events in the series’ […]
Defensive Juggernauts on Display at 2019 Final Four, Virginia Favored to Cut Down Nets

Defensive Juggernauts on Display at 2019 Final Four, Virginia Favored to Cut Down Nets

Jon Sofen - April 1st, 2019
A year removed from being the first top-seeded team to lose to a 16-seed, the Virginia Cavaliers are favored to cut down the nets at the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final […]
Pokersplaining: Cat ‘Catrific’ Valdes Ejected from WSOPC Main Event (VIDEO)

Pokersplaining: Cat ‘Catrific’ Valdes Ejected from WSOPC Main Event (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - April 1st, 2019
Popular YouTube vlogger Cat Valdes, aka Catrific, caused an uproar during a recent World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC) event after playing in the main event by mistake, and even […]
9Stacks Spits Bars with Indian Online Poker Rap (VIDEO)

9Stacks Spits Bars with Indian Online Poker Rap (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - April 1st, 2019
Indian online poker site 9Stacks has taken its marketing efforts to a more creative level with the help of Dependent Artists. After securing $3 million in funding back in 2018, […]
Global Poker Awards Voters Show Love to Vloggers, Streamers with People’s Choice Award Nominations

Global Poker Awards Voters Show Love to Vloggers, Streamers with People’s Choice Award Nominations

Jon Sofen - March 30th, 2019
Brad Owen and Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno weren’t snubbed this time around by Global Poker Awards voters. The popular vloggers joined poker coach and pro Jonathan Little and Twitch streamer Lex […]
PokerStars Releases Revamped Stars Rewards System to Mixed Reception

PokerStars Releases Revamped Stars Rewards System to Mixed Reception

Daniel Smyth - March 30th, 2019
PokerStars has rolled out a revamped Stars Rewards loyalty scheme and already some players aren’t happy. After a local launch in Italy last week, Stars Rewards 2.0 went live across […]
Partypoker Gets in on Short Deck Poker Cash Game Craze

Partypoker Gets in on Short Deck Poker Cash Game Craze

Jon Sofen - March 29th, 2019
All the cool kids are doing it now. Partypoker is the latest poker site to launch short deck hold’em cash games which are now available at the micro to mid-stakes […]
Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Online Poker Coming to West Virginia: Mountain State Legalizes Internet Gambling

Jon Sofen - March 27th, 2019
West Virginia residents can break out the champagne bottles because online poker is coming to the Mountain State. Governor Jim Justice failed to sign or veto HB 2934 – the […]
David Baazov Fires Back at Quebec Securities Regulator with $2 Million Lawsuit

David Baazov Fires Back at Quebec Securities Regulator with $2 Million Lawsuit

CardsChat News - March 27th, 2019
Former Amaya CEO David Baazov has opened a $2 million lawsuit against Quebec’s securities regulator in response to the insider trading lawsuit those authorities pursued unsuccessfully against him beginning in […]
Ben Palmer Wins WPT Venetian for $431,655, First World Poker Tour Title

Ben Palmer Wins WPT Venetian for $431,655, First World Poker Tour Title

Jon Sofen - March 27th, 2019
In winning the WPT Venetian, his first World Poker Tour title, Ben Palmer showed why you should never give up with a small chip stack. After Day Two on Sunday, […]
Virginia Governor Signs Gambling Bill Which Could Eventually Allow for Online Poker

Virginia Governor Signs Gambling Bill Which Could Eventually Allow for Online Poker

CardsChat News - March 26th, 2019
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed a gaming study bill on Friday, a move that could eventually open the door to online poker and casino gambling in the state. The bill, […]
Poker Becomes 10X Better for Marty Mathis After Partypoker Live Millions Win

Poker Becomes 10X Better for Marty Mathis After Partypoker Live Millions Win

Daniel Smyth - March 26th, 2019
Marty Mathis has bettered his previous best cash by 10X after winning Partypoker Live Millions South America. Sitting down inside Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Palace Hotel for the latest Partypoker […]
NCAA Tournament: Cinderella Not Invited as Chalk Dominates Heading Into Sweet Sixteen

NCAA Tournament: Cinderella Not Invited as Chalk Dominates Heading Into Sweet Sixteen

CardsChat News - March 25th, 2019
College basketball fans who love upsets have been sorely disappointed with March Madness so far, as the NCAA Tournament has featured a historic level of domination by favorites in the […]
David Williams One of Three Former WSOP Main Event Runners-Up to Make Day 3 at WPT Venetian

David Williams One of Three Former WSOP Main Event Runners-Up to Make Day 3 at WPT Venetian

Jon Sofen - March 25th, 2019
David Williams is one of three former WSOP Main Event runners-up, joining Jay Farber and John Racener, who advanced on Sunday to Day Three at WPT Venetian in Las Vegas. […]
PokerStars to Battle Winamax as European Festivals Clash

PokerStars to Battle Winamax as European Festivals Clash

Daniel Smyth - March 25th, 2019
PokerStars is butting heads with yet another rival, this time over in Europe where its Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is doing battle with the Winamax Series. Getting underway […]
Sandeep Pulusani Wins Bay 101 Shooting Star as Masses Celebrate Its Glittering Return (VIDEO)

Sandeep Pulusani Wins Bay 101 Shooting Star as Masses Celebrate Its Glittering Return (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - March 25th, 2019
The Bay 101 Shooting Star event returned to San Jose this month without the World Poker Tour (WPT) but that didn’t stop players anteing up in their hundreds. Taking place […]
Jonathan Little: Most Frequent Tournament Cashers are ‘Biggest Losers’ in Poker

Jonathan Little: Most Frequent Tournament Cashers are ‘Biggest Losers’ in Poker

Jon Sofen - March 24th, 2019
If your Hendon Mob is full of min-cashes and few, if any, big scores, you are a “loser,” according to Jonathan Little. The poker coach and pro posted a controversial […]
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