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The New Jersey Online Poker Briefing: "Andend" and "Smacster" Win Big
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Professional poker player and poker coach Michael "ned_plimpton" Gagliano collected $7,481 for his runner-up performance in this tournament. Gagliano is currently second on the rankings on PocketFives.com where he has accumulated almost $2.4 million …

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Second Life: A Reporter's Award-Winning Poker Story of Cancer Survivors and …
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One of those stories, produced last July at the World Series of Poker, caught the attention of thousands of readers. More than eight months later, the story won't let go. From late May to mid-July, the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas hosts …

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Texas Congressman To Renew Online Poker Push
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Rep. Joe Barton While some of his colleagues on Capitol Hill debate banning online poker nationwide, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has indicated that he will introduce another one of his pro-online poker bills in the next month or so, according to …

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Poker Player Dan Shak Settles With CFTC
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High-stakes poker player Dan Shak has agreed to pay the federal government $100,000 to settle a dispute over betting on derivatives, according to Bloomberg. Shak admitted to accidentally trading two gold futures contracts 14 seconds into the closing …

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The Best Twitter Follows for Poker
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If you are on Twitter and you're into poker, check out the top accounts you should follow. These, of course, are subjective. But we're tried to organize them into categories, depending on what you're looking for in your Twitter feed. This isn't meant …

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$1 Million New Jersey Championship Of Online Poker II Hits BorgataPoker on …
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The New Jersey Championship of Online Poker (NJCOP) is back this April at BorgataPoker.com. If you played in last year's inaugural NJCOP, you're going to love the second edition with even more guarantees. This time, there's a $1 million at stake …

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How Much of Poker is Luck?
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Lucky The luck factor–how much luck is in poker? Depends on the sample size. In one hand it's huge, but over a million hands it has a tiny effect on your win rate. It also depends on the game, your style, your skill advantage and a host of other things.

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Check Shove Poker to Launch Inaugural Tour in Minnesota
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The young poker gaming community of Minnesota is rapidly developing; in fact, they introduced a new poker tour recently. Check Shove Poker is organizing its inaugural poker event this week at Minnesota's Running Aces Harness Park. The event will …

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2015 Paddy Power Poker Irish Open Kicks Off April 3
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Europe's longest-running poker tournament, the Irish Open, returns on April 3 with the 34th installment of arguably the most fun live event of the year. First organized in 1981 by legendary bookmaker Terry Rogers, the Irish Open has grown in size and …

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Nevada Poker Revenue Falls 8 Percent In February
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The Silver State kicked off its online poker industry in 2013, and earlier this month began a soft launch phase of online poker liquidity sharing with the state of Delaware, which also had its own intrastate online poker, in an effort to boost poker …

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The Wonder of Winning It All: Shawn Busse Victorious in Foxwoods Poker …
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Shawn Busse captured the title, but not the biggest chunk of the money, in the $2,700 Foxwoods Poker Classic Main Event in Mashantucket, CT. He got $95,024 as part of a four-way deal, while Justin Schwartz took $104,000, Busse's fellow bracelet winner …

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US Representative Joe Barton of Texas Pushes Federal Poker Bill
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US Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that would regulate online poker at the federal level, a move that would put him in stark opposition to some Republican colleagues who support a total ban on Internet poker and casino games.

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TVA police officer provided protection for illegal million-dollar poker game
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A federal judge on Monday sentenced a retired Tennessee Valley Authority police officer to home detention and probation for his role in providing police protection for an illegal $1 million poker game. U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves ordered Benito D.

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Poker High Roller Laliberté Reportedly Looking to Sell Cirque du Soleil
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Cirque du Soleil majority owner Guy Laliberté has reportedly asked for offers to purchase most of his share of the entertainment company. Laliberté is known well by the poker community for playing in high-stakes cash games and also forging the …

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The Hit and Run: Newsweek on Poker's Skill/Luck Debate; Kaverman Wins Two …
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Newsweek is the latest mainstream news source to tackle whether poker is a game of luck or skill. The story comes from Dennie van Dolder, who set out with a research study to prove that poker is not just random luck, as some would have you believe.

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Talking Poker: Bluff Catcher
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Each week, the Talking Poker series will highlight a particular poker term. We'll give you a clear, to-the-point definition of the term and an example of the strategic concept to which it refers, so that you can start using the term and implementing …

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Byron Kaverman Wins Back-To-Back Aria $25K High Roller Events; Koon …
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Something must be in the water over at Aria Resort & Casino, because another top young poker player scored back-to-back victories in the casino's latest two Aria $25,000 High Roller events this weekend. Byron Kaverman took first place on Friday for …

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Chad Willett Battles Big Momentum Change To Win Mid-States Poker Tour …
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Chad Willett prevailed over Rich Alsup after a marathon heads-up match in the Mid-States Poker Tour Meskwaki Main Event, banking $96,760 following the grueling three-hour battle. Willett defeated a field of 371 runners for the score, though he nearly …

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