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Mayweather Money Fights And Poker

The poker community of high stakes games came forth to make it big on the epic fight that happened between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.


Indeed, poker and martial arts combined their strategies and skills on this epic weekend event. There was a Flight 1b session commencing for the legends of World Poker Tour at Bicycle Casino while many pro poker players were witnessing the money fight that ensued between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather at Bike Brewery.

The match between the two fighters was a much talked about event as it brought Mayweather out of retirement to take on McGregor in an undefeated boxing duel. The game took place at the T Mobile Arena. When the game started Mayweather was considered as a favorite in the betting circles whose odds were at -2250 and the odds for Mayweather were down to -375 just before the fight started. Small bets were being placed on the Irish champion of UFC while large bets were on Mayweather. (more…)

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Some Predictions Of 2017 WSOP

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2017 is around the corner, and for the poker player it means to start gearing up fun sweats in Las Vegas.


So, no matter whether you are inside the Rio or following tournament from home, making prediction is always a fun.

The same is the condition of the PokerNews team as well. HQ is busy these days in coverage and planning of the event, but some managed to get some free time, dust off the crystal ball and start making some predictions for the tournament. The team of prognosticators of this year includes Reporting Manager; Global Live Frank Op de Woerd, Media Chief Creative Officer (CCO); iBus Matthew Parvis, Poker Content Head Brett Collson, Video Head Sarah Herring, staff editor Mo Nuwwarah, strategy Editor Martin Harris and Email Marketing and Social Media manager Pamela Maldonado.

Here are some of the outcomes of predictions for the WSOP 2017. (more…)

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Seidel Still Keeping Up With The Game

Erik Seidel is an eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.


He has had some of the most outstanding poker wins in his career and has also been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2010. He has been winning cash amounts in every tournament that he has played since 1991. His form has started to take a dip in 2015 and his performance at the 2015 World Series of Poker clearly shows that he is losing a grip on his poker skills.

Seidel is the third best all-time poker money earner and he feels that there is so much more left in him to give to the poker world. He said this on the sidelines of the 2015 WSOP event. He said that he has not done anything to compete among the best in the world. He feels that he is really lagging behind when compared to others. He says that his biggest handicap is that he does not have a structure to his game and this could be the reason why he has done well in many WSOP events. (more…)

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Online Poker Bill hearing in New York

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Empire State lawmakers, on Tuesday, would talk about a bill on the table which would legalize as well as regulate up to ten online poker sites.

The Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee of the Senate would talk about the legislation which was proposed by State Sen. John Bonacic. Another proposal was brought in the State Assembly just previous week.
The bill put forward by John Bonacic had a hearing in September, but there was not a vote. The other bill, introduced by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, did not go through a hearing process in the gaming committee of the Assembly. A public discussion on it has not yet been planned.
The online poker market of New York could be worth over US$ 120 million in the first twelve months after it was introduced, as per a testimony at last year’s hearing. Both proposals are eyeballing a tax rate of fifteen percent on online poker runners, who would also have to give US$ 10 million for a ten year license.
The 2nd February hearing, which would be streamed live from Albany, comes as neighboring state Pennsylvania also thinking of online gaming as well as other states in the region are strengthening their respective gambling companies. New York handed many licenses last fall for commercial brick-and-mortar casinos. Already, the state has tribal casinos as well as racetracks.

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Sorel Mizzi: A Hardworking Poker Player

He has started playing in 2009 from Toronto, Canada and now he is becoming top ranked poker player he has placed at 17th rank in 2015 poker player of the year and total points in this was 1548.

He is improving Himself and becoming top ranked because of his resolution. He is consistently a good player and he is very aggressive player of the poker. He has won $10 Million in his total career and 23 career title, 203 career cashes. He has played in almost all the series very nicely.
In World Series of poker he won $1,052,312 winning 28 career cashes was won by him and went through 4 final table. He has won $729,960 in this he has won 7 career cashes and went through 3 final tables. In European poker tour he has won $162,745 total 5 career cashes he won and went through 1 final table in this series. In Poker player of the year 2015 he ranked at 17th place and total winning he won in this was $1,005,276. In 2007 he won 3 cashes including main event. In 2006 he won championship of Ultimate BetAruba poker classic in this he was placed at 10th rank.

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Mark Rubenstein Wins at FireKeepers Casino And Take Home A Record Breaking $142,637

For Mark Rubenstein it all began with super satellite seat of $90 that later became a $250 qualifier seat and resulted ultimately a prize money win of $142,637 for him. Mark won the Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino, which also saw the entry of some 614 players and became a record for Michigan state. The final table was tough for Rubenstein as he had to contend with Nick Pupillo and Jason Zarlenga the MSPT sponsored poker pros.

The final table after the game was over stood with Mark Rubenstein at the top with $142,637, William Rogers at the second position with $80,201 and the third position finish was for Nicholas Aranda who pocketed $50, 497.

The day for Rubenstein started with 119 players and in the second day 63 of them would be paid. It was money bubble that hit quickly and fairly, which is what the MSPT structured Allen Kessler approved rules quote. Some of the players who went away empty handed include Scott Hammett, Adam Friedman, Nick Jivkov, Brett Reichard and David Gutfreund. Immediately after the money bubble burst, several players along with the defending champ Ryan Dykhouse made to the door but they earned compensation. (more…)

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