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Brandon Eisen Outlasts Tough Final Table to Scoop SHRPO Championship for $771,444

Brandon Eisen Outlasts Tough Final Table to Scoop SHRPO Championship for $771,444

Jon Sofen - August 15th, 2018

A former November Niner, a lifetime $5 million winner, and a WSOP bracelet holder all made the final table for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event. But no […]

Arizona State Poker Championship Cancelled After Monsoon Knocks Out Power

Arizona State Poker Championship Cancelled After Monsoon Knocks Out Power

CardsChat News - August 15th, 2018

The 2018 Arizona State Poker Championship has been called off after a monsoon storm knocked out power and caused and significant flooding at the Talking Stick Resort. Officials had no […]

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

Convicted Thief Wins GUKPT Manchester Main Event, Tax Authorities Want His Entire $95,000 Payout

CardsChat News - August 14th, 2018

A 26-year old poker player from England ran rather good in March, winning the 2018 Grosvenor United Kingdom Poker Tour Manchester main event for more than $95,000. But last week, his variance […]

More Rake is Better: PokerStars Scoops $217M in Online Poker Revenue for 2018 Q2

More Rake is Better: PokerStars Scoops $217M in Online Poker Revenue for 2018 Q2

Jon Sofen - August 14th, 2018

Maybe Daniel Negreanu is onto something when he suggests that “more rake is better.” PokerStars reported $217 million in rake during 2018 Q2, a nearly 7 percent increase compared to last year. […]

CardsChat Forum Members Jacki Burkhart, Kirsten Olieberg Book Wins on ‘Poker Night in America’ Ladies Night

CardsChat Forum Members Jacki Burkhart, Kirsten Olieberg Book Wins on ‘Poker Night in America’ Ladies Night

Jon Sofen - August 14th, 2018

The CardsChat community has been well represented on poker livestreams in recent months. This past weekend, two of our forum members – Jacki Burkhart and Kirsten Olieberg – showed off […]

Daniel Negreanu Takes Another Shot at Clarifying Stance on Benefits of Higher Rake

Daniel Negreanu Takes Another Shot at Clarifying Stance on Benefits of Higher Rake

CardsChat News - August 14th, 2018

Daniel Negreanu has taken more than his fair share of criticism for comments he has made in recent years suggesting that higher rake can actually be good for the poker […]

Greg Merson, Recovering Alcoholic, Takes on Waiter Who Attempted to Serve Him Booze

Greg Merson, Recovering Alcoholic, Takes on Waiter Who Attempted to Serve Him Booze

Jon Sofen - August 13th, 2018

Former WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson is a recovering alcoholic who has celebrated sobriety for the past seven years. But apparently that meant little to waiter at a Maryland […]

Ivan Leow Wins Triton Poker Super High Roller in Sochi for $1.1 Million

Ivan Leow Wins Triton Poker Super High Roller in Sochi for $1.1 Million

Daniel Smyth - August 12th, 2018

Malaysia’s Ivan Leow has taken down the latest Triton Poker Super High Roller in Sochi, Russia, revealing a thriving Asian high stakes poker scene that Triton is aggressively — and […]

Stuck in the Micros: Doug Polk $100-to-$10K Online Poker Bankroll Challenge Grinds On

Stuck in the Micros: Doug Polk $100-to-$10K Online Poker Bankroll Challenge Grinds On

Jon Sofen - August 11th, 2018

Doug Polk set out to prove he could crush low stakes online poker in 2016, with a personal challenge to take $100 online at WSOP.com and build it into a […]

Dual DDoS Attacks Force Partypoker to Cancel Tournaments, Americas Cardroom Mocks Them

Dual DDoS Attacks Force Partypoker to Cancel Tournaments, Americas Cardroom Mocks Them

Jon Sofen - August 10th, 2018

Partypoker suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on its server last Saturday and then again Thursday evening, causing the poker site to cancel some tournaments already in progress, […]

Inauguaral Women’s Poker Summit to Address Gender Inequality, Toxic Table Behavior

Inauguaral Women’s Poker Summit to Address Gender Inequality, Toxic Table Behavior

CardsChat News - August 10th, 2018

Angelica Hael has heard enough talk about making the world of poker a more hospitable place for women. Now she’s taking action, and invites others to join her at the […]