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Freitez grabs EPT Grand Final glory

Freitez grabs EPT Grand Final glory

Venezuelan Ivan Freitez yesterday picked up €1.5million after winning the inaugural EPT Grand Final event in Madrid by seeing off 685 other competitors.

Brilliant Brito brings home EPT Player of the Year award

Brilliant Brito brings home EPT Player of the Year award

European Poker Tour (EPT) Player of the Year Fernando Brito aims “to do it again” next year following a series of spectacular performances during Season Seven.

Black Friday Ramifications May Cause WSOP to Downsize

Black Friday Ramifications May Cause WSOP to Downsize

The consequences of what took place on Black Friday are still being felt all across the online poker industry. Many poker players, particularly in the States, have not yet had funds returned to them, and with every passing day this is looking less and less likely. Due to this scenario, reports have arisen that many, form amateurs to seasoned poker professionals, may not be able to fields the costs of this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP).

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Absolute Poker players still being denied funds by American DoJ

Last night Absolute Poker reached a long overdue agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) which was to pave the way for the return of funds to US players. However, it has not been stated how long it will be before that happens.

WSOP Europe Schedule 2011 Announced

WSOP Europe Schedule 2011 Announced

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) announced the 2011 schedule of events that includes the chance for players to win seven bracelets, starting at the 7th of October.

EPT Grand Final Day 2: Nergard Leads And Thorsson Makes Comeback

EPT Grand Final Day 2: Nergard Leads And Thorsson Makes Comeback

On Monday, Day 2 of the European Poker Tour Grand Final (EPT Grand Final) resumed when the 299 remaining players who survived the fields from both starting days returned to the felt.

Absolute Poker and UB poker bid farewell to their pro team

Absolute Poker and UB poker bid farewell to their pro team

Blanca games, parent company to both online poker sites Absolute Poker and UltimateBet.com, has released a statement announcing a cut to their professional player roster. The announcement stipulated that their operations in the US have ceased due to the legal developments there. As such, many aspects of the company have had to be downsized.

José Macedo disqualified on grounds of multi accounting

José Macedo disqualified on grounds of multi accounting

Rising online poker star José “Girah” Macedo took a blow to his career this week. The online protégée was disqualified from the Lock Pro Challenge, after an internal audit revealed that he had been multi accounting.

Homes of poker room founders seized

Homes of poker room founders seized

Multiple homes have been seized by federal prosecutors as they apply pressure and crackdown upon online poker sites who were operating in the States. One of the homes belonged to former Playboy Playmate Destiny Davis, who recently married Chad Elie in spite of the allegations levelled against him.

EPT Grand Final Day 1b: Nergard, Bergstrom and Demidov Top Three

EPT Grand Final Day 1b: Nergard, Bergstrom and Demidov Top Three

On Sunday, the second start day of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final got underway. There were 384 runners who all turned up and registered at the Gran Casino in Madrid …

President and CEO of Caesars unleashes defence of online poker

President and CEO of Caesars unleashes defence of online poker

Gary Loveman, CEO of multi-billion dollar empire Caesars Entertainment, evoked a passionate plea for online poker to be made legal and regulated on a federal level.

Fox Monthly won by Jon Omara

Fox Monthly won by Jon Omara

This weekend saw the £300+£25 Fox Poker Club Main Event taking place, with Englishman Jon Omara emerging as overall winner. Omara managed to beat a field of 111 players…