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Summer Camp in Vegas: 2019 WSOP Dates, Events, and Structures Officially Locked In Summer Camp in Vegas: 2019 WSOP Dates, Events, and Structures Officially Locked In
Jon Sofen - March 5th, 2019 You can finally book your flight and hotel to Las Vegas as the 2019 WSOP schedule, including dates and structures, is officially finalized. The WSOP staff has been releasing blocks […]
Mike Matusow, Heads-Up Poker Legend John Smith Running Deep in L.A. Poker Classic

Mike Matusow, Heads-Up Poker Legend John Smith Running Deep in L.A. Poker Classic

Jon Sofen - March 4th, 2019
Mike Matusow and heads-up crusher John Smith headline the 35 remaining players at the 2019 L.A. Poker Classic heading into Day Four, which begins at noon PT on Tuesday from […]
Department of Justice Delays Enforcement of Revised Wire Act Opinion by 60 Days

Department of Justice Delays Enforcement of Revised Wire Act Opinion by 60 Days

CardsChat News - March 4th, 2019
Online poker rooms and other internet gambling operators will have more time to adjust to the new Wire Act interpretation, as the Department of Justice has announced that it will […]
Darren Elias Unsurprisingly Makes Day 3 at WPT L.A. Poker Classic

Darren Elias Unsurprisingly Makes Day 3 at WPT L.A. Poker Classic

Jon Sofen - March 4th, 2019
Darren Elias is the Phil Hellmuth of the World Poker Tour. On Sunday, he again advanced to Day Three in the 2019 WPT L.A. Poker Classic with a big stack […]
Justin Bonomo Back to Winning Ways in Triton Series Short Deck Showdown

Justin Bonomo Back to Winning Ways in Triton Series Short Deck Showdown

Daniel Smyth - March 4th, 2019
American pro Justin Bonomo has got back to winning ways after a bumper 2018 by winning the short deck showdown at the Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju, South […]
Exclusive: Grosvenor Casinos Pro Jeff Kimber Talks David Haye, Home Games and Bet Sizing

Exclusive: Grosvenor Casinos Pro Jeff Kimber Talks David Haye, Home Games and Bet Sizing

Daniel Smyth - March 4th, 2019
Retired British boxer David Haye has climbed back into the ring for yet another round of poker, this time with some familiar faces in tow. In training for the 2019 […]
Fight Breaks Out in Phoenix-Area’s Talking Stick Poker Room (VIDEO)

Fight Breaks Out in Phoenix-Area’s Talking Stick Poker Room (VIDEO)

Jon Sofen - March 3rd, 2019
Tensions were high on Sunday. when an unidentified man inside the Talking Stick poker room in Scottsdale, Arizona became belligerent and was forcibly removed from the casino by security after […]
PokerStars Moves to Protect Casual Players, Bans Seating Scripts and Other Tools

PokerStars Moves to Protect Casual Players, Bans Seating Scripts and Other Tools

CardsChat News - March 3rd, 2019
PokerStars is looking to level the playing field for all its players by banning a number of third-party software tools — most notably, the use of controversial seating scripts. Director […]
Anti-Online Poker Casino Giant Sheldon Adelson Receiving Cancer Treatment

Anti-Online Poker Casino Giant Sheldon Adelson Receiving Cancer Treatment

Jon Sofen - March 2nd, 2019
Las Vegas Sands Corp owner Sheldon Adelson, one of online poker’s biggest detractors, is being treated for cancer, his company confirmed. The decline in health comes at a time when […]
Jubilant Jeff Gross Joins Partypoker Team Online, Predicts Bright Future for Poker Site

Jubilant Jeff Gross Joins Partypoker Team Online, Predicts Bright Future for Poker Site

Jon Sofen - March 1st, 2019
CardsChat ambassador Jeff Gross is taking his talents to Partypoker, a poker site he believes is on the verge of becoming an industry leader. He joins the site’s Team Online […]
Relax Gaming Targets Expanding European Market with French Online Poker Network

Relax Gaming Targets Expanding European Market with French Online Poker Network

Daniel Smyth - March 1st, 2019
Unibet partner Relax Gaming is celebrating its fifth year of online poker activity by making a play for France’s burgeoning shared liquidity market. Announcing its intentions on February 28, the […]
Nine Online Bracelet Events on 2019 WSOP Schedule Despite Wire Act Opinion Reversal

Nine Online Bracelet Events on 2019 WSOP Schedule Despite Wire Act Opinion Reversal

Jon Sofen - February 28th, 2019
The 2019 WSOP features nine online bracelet events, equaling the total from the past four years combined. But, due to the Department of Justice’s recent bait and switch on the […]
Paul Phua Found Not Guilty of Running Illegal Betting Ring in Macau

Paul Phua Found Not Guilty of Running Illegal Betting Ring in Macau

CardsChat News - February 28th, 2019
High-stakes poker player, business man, and noted whale Paul Phua has been acquitted of illegal sports betting charges in a Macau courtroom, the second time he’s managed to shake such […]
Euro Success for PokerStars Gives US Operators Liquidity Sharing Blueprint

Euro Success for PokerStars Gives US Operators Liquidity Sharing Blueprint

Daniel Smyth - February 28th, 2019
PokerStars has proved that liquidity sharing in at least one part of the world can be profitable after setting new records in France, Spain and Portugal. Following the conclusion of […]
Partypoker Adds Three More Players to Online Team, Bringing Stable of Streamers to Eight

Partypoker Adds Three More Players to Online Team, Bringing Stable of Streamers to Eight

CardsChat News - February 27th, 2019
Partypoker continues to rapidly add players to the company’s new Team Online initiative, adding three more players so far this week alone. Ryan Schoonbaert, Courtney Gee, and Steven Kok are […]
WSOP Champ John Cynn to Join ‘Live at the Bike’ $1 Million Dollar Cash Game

WSOP Champ John Cynn to Join ‘Live at the Bike’ $1 Million Dollar Cash Game

Jon Sofen - February 27th, 2019
Reigning world champion John Cynn is one of many stars scheduled to compete in a $1 million “Live at the Bike” cash game Thursday beginning at 2 pm PT. Each […]
Third Lawsuit Challenges DOJ Wire Act Interpretation … Online Poker Awaits

Third Lawsuit Challenges DOJ Wire Act Interpretation … Online Poker Awaits

CardsChat News - February 27th, 2019
A pro-gaming trade group is the latest body to legally dispute a the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent reinterpretation of the Wire Act. The iDepevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA), whose […]
Irish Police Release CCTV Video of Missing Icelandic Poker Player Jon Jonsson

Irish Police Release CCTV Video of Missing Icelandic Poker Player Jon Jonsson

CardsChat News - February 26th, 2019
The Irish police, known as the Gardai, have released video that shows Icelandic poker player Jon Jonsson walking from his Dublin hotel on Feb. 9, just before the time of […]
Demo Kiriopoulos Takes Down WPT Fallsview Poker Classic for $382,894

Demo Kiriopoulos Takes Down WPT Fallsview Poker Classic for $382,894

Jon Sofen - February 26th, 2019
Demo Kiriopoulos was the last person standing out of 602 entries at the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic on Monday. He earned $382,894 for his first World Poker Tour title. The […]
Former Poker Pro Luong Bui Accused of Running Major Cannabis Operation in Northern Ireland

Former Poker Pro Luong Bui Accused of Running Major Cannabis Operation in Northern Ireland

CardsChat News - February 25th, 2019
Former professional poker player Luong Bui may have won plenty of money on the felt, but now he’s in hot water for raking in an entirely different kind of pot. […]
Willie Nelson Seen as ‘Ruthless’ Card Shark, Gives New Meaning to ‘High’ Stakes Poker

Willie Nelson Seen as ‘Ruthless’ Card Shark, Gives New Meaning to ‘High’ Stakes Poker

Jon Sofen - February 25th, 2019
Willie Nelson’s home game is played at “high” stakes and the country music legend is a “ruthless” poker player, according to a recent post on the Taste of Country blog. […]
PokerStars Ups the Entertainment Ante with Split Omaha Rumors

PokerStars Ups the Entertainment Ante with Split Omaha Rumors

Daniel Smyth - February 25th, 2019
With its main rival aiming at the highest rollers, PokerStars is rolling out more innovations aimed at making online more entertaining for everyone. First picked up by Pokerfuse, the latest […]
Record-Breaking MTT Changes the Game for Indian Online Poker

Record-Breaking MTT Changes the Game for Indian Online Poker

Daniel Smyth - February 25th, 2019
Indian online poker is looking better than ever despite regulatory uncertainties, thanks to a game changing MTT from PokerBaazi. Coming to a close on February 24, PokerBaazi’s Game Changer was […]
David Peters Wins $100K Main Event, US Poker Open Championship Out of Nowhere

David Peters Wins $100K Main Event, US Poker Open Championship Out of Nowhere

Jon Sofen - February 24th, 2019
David Peters entered the $100,000 Main Event on Friday essentially needing the equivalent of a one-outer on the river to win the 2019 US Poker Open Championship. He left the […]
Aria Rebrands Ivey Room as ‘Table 1’ amid Namesake’s Legal Woes

Aria Rebrands Ivey Room as ‘Table 1’ amid Namesake’s Legal Woes

CardsChat News - February 23rd, 2019
The Ivey Room, one of the most iconic spots in all of poker, is no more, at least in name. The powers that be at the Aria casino shed the […]
Poker Announcer Nick Schulman Wins $25K Mixed Game Event at US Poker Open

Poker Announcer Nick Schulman Wins $25K Mixed Game Event at US Poker Open

Jon Sofen - February 22nd, 2019
Nick Schulman is more than just a poker analyst. The popular PokerGo commentator proved yet again that he is among the top high-stakes pros by winning US Poker Event #8, […]
Irish Poker Community Chips in to Find Missing Jon Jonsson

Irish Poker Community Chips in to Find Missing Jon Jonsson

Daniel Smyth - February 22nd, 2019
The Irish poker community has joined together in an effort to find Icelandic grinder Jon Jonsson who went missing during the recent Dublin Poker Festival. Arriving in the Irish Republic’s […]
Online Poker Closer Than Ever After Passage of West Virginia Gaming Bill

Online Poker Closer Than Ever After Passage of West Virginia Gaming Bill

CardsChat News - February 21st, 2019
The dream of legal online poker is very much alive and well in West Virginia after a new gaming bill easily cleared its first significant hurdle this week. West Virginia […]
Bryn Kenney Wins US Poker Open Event #7, Sean Winter and Stephen Chidwick Still Fighting for Series Championship

Bryn Kenney Wins US Poker Open Event #7, Sean Winter and Stephen Chidwick Still Fighting for Series Championship

Jon Sofen - February 21st, 2019
Bryn Kenney was the dominant force in US Poker Open Event #7, $25,000 No Limit Hold’em that he’s been for many years on the high roller circuit. The New York […]
Partypoker Adds MyGame Interactive Coaching Tool for Cash Game Play in Software Client

Partypoker Adds MyGame Interactive Coaching Tool for Cash Game Play in Software Client

CardsChat News - February 20th, 2019
Poker coaching has become a cottage industry all its own, with everything from videos on YouTube to a MasterClass by Daniel Negreanu available for those who want to improve their […]
Richard Nixon, Poker Master: Tricky Dick Plied Poker Winnings For Political Profit

Richard Nixon, Poker Master: Tricky Dick Plied Poker Winnings For Political Profit

CardsChat News - February 20th, 2019
Richard Nixon attempted one of history’s most infamous bluffs when he said, “I am not a crook,” and it turns out that wasn’t the first time he’d attempted a brazen […]
Stephen Chidwick Wins Fourth US Poker Open Event, Second this Year

Stephen Chidwick Wins Fourth US Poker Open Event, Second this Year

Jon Sofen - February 20th, 2019
Stephen Chidwick is to the US Poker Open what the New England Patriots are to the NFL Playoffs. The high roller crusher shipped Event #6, $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha for […]
Popular Poker Streamer Matt Staples Becomes First Member of Partypoker Team Online

Popular Poker Streamer Matt Staples Becomes First Member of Partypoker Team Online

CardsChat News - February 19th, 2019
Matt Staples was announced Monday as the first member of Partypoker’s new Team Online, a move designed to make the online poker room a bigger player in the increasingly popular […]
Screenwriter Brian Koppelman Releases ‘Rounders’ Screenplay

Screenwriter Brian Koppelman Releases ‘Rounders’ Screenplay

Jon Sofen - February 19th, 2019
Brian Koppelman released the “Rounders” movie screenplay he co-wrote David Levien. The text, he says, was written more than 20 years ago and was the original screenplay he sent to […]
Ali Imsirovic Wins US Poker Open Event #5 While Stephen Chidwick Eyes Another Title

Ali Imsirovic Wins US Poker Open Event #5 While Stephen Chidwick Eyes Another Title

Jon Sofen - February 19th, 2019
Ali Imsirovic took down another Las Vegas high roller, this one in US Poker Open Event #5, $25,000 No Limit Hold’em for $442,500 on Monday. In Event #6, $25,000 Pot […]
Movie About Cheung Yin Sun, Edge-Sorting Partner of Phil Ivey, In Development

Movie About Cheung Yin Sun, Edge-Sorting Partner of Phil Ivey, In Development

CardsChat News - February 18th, 2019
The ongoing saga of the legal battles between Phil Ivey and two major casinos has produced plenty of drama over the past few years. Now, that story will be coming […]
Sean Winter Teaches Lesson on Short Deck Poker at US Poker Open Despite Having Minimal Experience

Sean Winter Teaches Lesson on Short Deck Poker at US Poker Open Despite Having Minimal Experience

Jon Sofen - February 18th, 2019
Sean Winter, who was learning the game “on the fly,” took his opponents, some of whom were also inexperienced, to school in winning the US Poker Event #4, $10,000 Short […]
Martin Soukup Makes History as Third Two-Time Unibet Open Champion (VIDEO)

Martin Soukup Makes History as Third Two-Time Unibet Open Champion (VIDEO)

Daniel Smyth - February 18th, 2019
Martin Soukup has made history by winning his second Unibet Open title, becoming only the third player to achieve such a feat. Cutting his way through a field of 366 […]
PokerStars Stands Strong as Protestors Fail to Disrupt Turbo Series Finale

PokerStars Stands Strong as Protestors Fail to Disrupt Turbo Series Finale

Daniel Smyth - February 18th, 2019
Recent changes at PokerStars haven’t hampered its ability to meet and beat MTT guarantees despite a planned boycott by a group of high stakes players. Following the announcement that tournaments […]
Stars Rewards Cut by 55% for All Online Tournaments, Players Predictably Outraged

Stars Rewards Cut by 55% for All Online Tournaments, Players Predictably Outraged

CardsChat News - February 17th, 2019
Regular tournament grinders on PokerStars are set to see a significant reduction in their rake-back rewards, and players are not happy about the change. The biggest poker site in the […]
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