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Michael Mizrachi Fights for Third WSOP $50K PPC Bracelet as Final Table Chip Leader

Michael Mizrachi Fights for Third WSOP $50K PPC Bracelet as Final Table Chip Leader

Jon Sofen - June 19th, 2018

Maybe the WSOP’s Poker Players Championship should be renamed the Michael Mizrachi Invitational. “The Grinder,” a two-time champion in this event, ended Day Four with a massive chip lead with […]

MGM Springfield Massachusetts Poker Players Face Road Blocks, Poker Room Itself Faces Serious Competition

MGM Springfield Massachusetts Poker Players Face Road Blocks, Poker Room Itself Faces Serious Competition

Daniel Smyth - June 18th, 2018

The 20-table poker room going up at the MGM Springfield in Massachusetts is two months away from unveiling, and area poker players are undoubtedly itching to stack chips on the […]

Guinness and Poker: Stars Group Seeking World Record Publicity with Common Cents Series

Guinness and Poker: Stars Group Seeking World Record Publicity with Common Cents Series

Daniel Smyth - June 18th, 2018

PokerStars is looking to break another world record on June 24 when it hosts the latest incarnation of its super low stakes tournament series, Common Cents. Launched in 2015, the […]

Lovers’ Quarrel? Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell Finish 1st and 2nd at MSPT Venetian

Lovers’ Quarrel? Alex Foxen and Kristen Bicknell Finish 1st and 2nd at MSPT Venetian

Jon Sofen - June 18th, 2018

A couple that wins poker tournaments together, stays together. The $5,000 buy-in Mid-States Poker Tour Venetian Main Event had 178 entries and it came down to one of poker’s most […]

WSOP 2018 $1,500 Stud Showdown: Anti-Royalty Music Titan Steve Albini Beats Down Poker Royalty Ferguson and Lisandro

WSOP 2018 $1,500 Stud Showdown: Anti-Royalty Music Titan Steve Albini Beats Down Poker Royalty Ferguson and Lisandro

Jon Sofen - June 17th, 2018

Outspoken music producer Steve Albini — who’s made no bones about dissing the practices of his own industry when it comes to exploitation of artists and refusing to take royalties from […]

A Tale of Two Championships: WSOP Seniors Draws Largest Field Ever as $50K PPC Gets Underway

A Tale of Two Championships: WSOP Seniors Draws Largest Field Ever as $50K PPC Gets Underway

CardsChat Tournament News - June 16th, 2018

Seventy-seven of the most distinguished players in poker took their seats in the Amazon Room on Friday, in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. But you almost could hardly notice, as […]

Doyle Brunson (Sorta) Clarifies Retirement Comments: ‘Probably No More WSOP Events’

Doyle Brunson (Sorta) Clarifies Retirement Comments: ‘Probably No More WSOP Events’

Jon Sofen - June 16th, 2018

Poker media, including CardsChat, reported earlier this week that 10-time bracelet winner Doyle Brunson would be retiring from the game after the $10,000 2-7 lowball draw event at the WSOP […]

John Hennigan Keeps His Cool to Win WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet

John Hennigan Keeps His Cool to Win WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet

Jon Sofen - June 15th, 2018

John Hennigan, one of poker’s greatest gamblers and most interesting old-school players, beat David “Bakes” Baker on Friday heads-up to win the WSOP $10,000 HORSE tournament for his fifth bracelet. The […]

Oregon Lottery Declares Portland Poker Room Illegal, Oregon Racing Vows Fight to Stay Open

Oregon Lottery Declares Portland Poker Room Illegal, Oregon Racing Vows Fight to Stay Open

CardsChat News - June 15th, 2018

Just in case it wasn’t already crystal clear, the Oregon Lottery is clarifying its stance on a particular poker room in Portland. The gaming body released a ruling this week […]

Is Joe McKeehen the Best Tournament Player Among Recent WSOP Main Event Champions? Our Data Analysis Says He Is

Is Joe McKeehen the Best Tournament Player Among Recent WSOP Main Event Champions? Our Data Analysis Says He Is

Jon Sofen - June 14th, 2018

Joe McKeehen finished 3rd in the WSOP Millionaire Maker on Wednesday, adding another $538,276 to his career winnings and another final table feather in his poker cap. With this deep score, […]

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

Michigan House Passes Online Gambling Bill that Includes Sports Betting and Poker

CardsChat News - June 14th, 2018

The possibility of playing online poker and other casino games is suddenly a reality for residents of Michigan. Michigan’s House of Representatives voted 68-40 in favor of passing a bill […]