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We’ll bring you all the goings on from the wonderful world of poker. You can track pro bust ups and melt downs, big wins, as well as news from the felt – both virtual and live.

Viktor Blom Makes $500K in a Day, 2017’s Biggest Online Winner Still Leads, Up $1.66M

Viktor Blom Makes $500K in a Day, 2017’s Biggest Online Winner Still Leads, Up $1.66M

Chad Holloway - July 27th, 2017

Viktor Blom, known online as “Isildur1,” was nowhere to be found this summer during the 2017 World Series of Poker. That’s because he decided to stay in Europe and focus […]

Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer

Friends Who Invested in WSOP 2017 Main Event Winner Scott Blumstein Now $40K Richer

Jon Sofen - July 26th, 2017

2017 WSOP Main Event winner Scott Blumstein wasn’t the only person benefiting from the deuce on the river that beat Dan Ott on the final hand of poker’s biggest tournament […]

Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent

Taehoon Han Ships PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event Against More Seasoned Opponent

Chad Holloway - July 26th, 2017

Earlier this week, New Zealand’s Taehoon Han won the PokerStars Festival Korean Main Event to capture a ₩83,130,000 ($74,651) first-place prize. It was a surprise upset for the player, who […]

WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K

WSOP Circuit Superstar Maurice Hawkins Sued by Backer for $23K

Jon Sofen - July 25th, 2017

It’s not the first time a prominent poker pro has ended up in a financial disagreement with a backer, but it is the first time that arguably the most successful […]

Matthew Vignali Wins MSPT Potawatomi, More Than 1,600 Entrants Set Wisconsin Tournament Record

Matthew Vignali Wins MSPT Potawatomi, More Than 1,600 Entrants Set Wisconsin Tournament Record

Chad Holloway - July 25th, 2017

On Sunday night, the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) $350 Regional Event at Potawatomi Casino saw 47-year-old local attorney and recreational poker player Matthew Vignali became the winner of Wisconsin’s largest-field […]

GUKPT on Track to Break Live Tournament Record

GUKPT on Track to Break Live Tournament Record

Daniel Smyth - July 24th, 2017

Grosvenor’s GUKPT is bidding to break its own live tournament attendance record when it hosts the 2017 incarnation the Goliath. In the wake of a record-breaking World Series of Poker […]

ESports League Adds Las Vegas Team, Could Appeal to Poker Players

ESports League Adds Las Vegas Team, Could Appeal to Poker Players

Daniel Smyth - July 24th, 2017

The Las Vegas eSports community welcomed a new event that’s giving gamers a chance to compete on a national scale, and poker players a chance to test their skills in […]

Phil Ivey and David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot Enshrined in Poker Hall of Fame

Phil Ivey and David ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot Enshrined in Poker Hall of Fame

Jon Sofen - July 24th, 2017

Phil Ivey and the late David “Devilfish” Ulliott received poker’s highest honor this past weekend. As part of ESPN’s WSOP Main Event broadcast, the legendary pros were inducted into the […]

Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15 Million, 25-Year-Old’s First-Ever World Series of Poker Tournament

Scott Blumstein Wins 2017 WSOP Main Event for $8.15 Million, 25-Year-Old’s First-Ever World Series of Poker Tournament

Chad Holloway - July 23rd, 2017

Jersey boy Scott Blumstein, with his parents and throngs of friends cheering him on, etched his name in poker history late Saturday night. The 25-year-old defeated opponents Dan Ott and Benjamin […]

Three Left in WSOP Main Event, with Blumstein Building Big Lead Over Ott and Pollak on Live TV

Three Left in WSOP Main Event, with Blumstein Building Big Lead Over Ott and Pollak on Live TV

Chad Holloway - July 22nd, 2017

After Ben Lamb and Jack Sinclair fell on Day 8 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, the remaining seven players from a 7,221-player field returned to play […]

Walter Fisher Uses Poker Friends Bilzerian and Esfandiari to Win $1 Million Weight Loss Bet

Walter Fisher Uses Poker Friends Bilzerian and Esfandiari to Win $1 Million Weight Loss Bet

Daniel Smyth - July 21st, 2017

US poker pro Walter Fisher made headlines recently after winning a $1 million bet that had nothing to do with poker and everything to do with his weight. Weight loss […]