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  • October 11, 2018

CPPT Big Poker Oktober at The Bike underway

Big Poker Oktober, a series of tournaments organized by the Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT), has returned to The Bike in California. The 17-event series is running from October 1-21 and started with a $245 buy-in NLHE tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000. After several days of tough play, Triet Nguyen finally took

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  • October 10, 2018

Crypto beats fiat as preferred payment method on WPN

The Winning Poker Network (WPN) was one of the first to embrace cryptocurrencies as a form of payment for poker players. It supports a number of different options based on consumer feedback and now processes more crypto payments than any other major network. Crypto has become so popular on the platform that 60% of all

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  • October 5, 2018

Missouri Man Caught Using Bank Bait Bills to Buy Into Poker Game

A Missouri man caught using bank bait bills to buy into a poker tournament is currently serving five years in prison. Timothy Karpovich reportedly told FBI agents he had to rob the bank to enter the poker tournament because he lost all his money playing poker a few days prior. Once a regular at Harrah’s

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  • October 4, 2018

Austin Farmer picks up WSOP Circuit gold ring

A relative newcomer to the poker scene picked up his first title Tuesday at the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Southern Indiana stop. Austin Farmer, a 22-year-old player out of Virginia, took down the $600 NLHE Six-max Big Blind Ante tourney for his first recorded title and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. The $23,648 first-place prize

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  • October 2, 2018

CPPT Caribbean Cruise tournament a huge success

The only thing better than a seven-night cruise around the Caribbean is winning some cash during a seven-night cruise around the Caribbean. The Card Player Poker Tour (CPPT) has wrapped up the fifth installment of its collaboration with Card Player Cruises for another successful Western Caribbean poker cruise and mid-stakes grinder Mark Stephen Edwards has

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  • September 27, 2018

Second annual ATV poker run comes to Arkansas

After a hard week grinding away in the office, it’s always nice to find something exciting and different to do on the weekend. If you’re going to be around Fairfield Bay, AR this Saturday, the community is offering the perfect solution. For the second year in a row, Fairfield Bay is hosting its ATV/UTV poker

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  • September 26, 2018

Negreanu’s on the hunt for fan videos

In a contest that will end at the end of this month, Daniel Negreanu is looking for the best fan videos. The subject of the short video should center on which charity the fan would play for, and why. Once the competition closes, Kid Poker, along with a panel of judges, will review the entries

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  • September 25, 2018

Poker’s Raising For Effective Giving launches new fund

Poker’s own charitable organization, Raising for Effective Giving (REG), has announced a new endeavor. REG has created the REG Fund, designed to “identify grants that decrease the likelihood of worst-case outcomes that cause vast amounts of suffering as a result of advanced technologies.” The fund will be managed by poker pros Brian Tomaski, Lukas Gloor

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  • September 21, 2018

Pasadena Education Network to host poker tourney

The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) is gearing up for the ninth installment of its annual Texas Hold’em poker tournament. The event has become a popular attraction in the area, and routinely draws an impressive crowd. The tournament will be held on November 2 at the Pasadena Senior Center on Holly St. Doors open at 6

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  • September 17, 2018

Manju Gera wins WSOP Circuit HORSE tourney

Manu Gera took down the WSOP Circuit HORSE event at Thunder Valley in California, picking up her first cash ever at a WSOP Circuit tournament. The California resident earned her first WSOP Circuit ring and $8,303 with the title, overcoming a field that included players such as Howard Andrew, Vince Burgio, David Diiorio and last

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