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France And Spain Combine Online Poker Player Pools

In the online poker space, the France and Spain are no longer going to be alone as they have taken a secure cutter to their chain-link ring fences and now both the countries are planning to share online poker liquidity. According to the expectations of people, on Tuesday the PokerStars became the first online poker room to merge the player pools of the both the countries.

The announcement of both countries shared liquidity deal came in the month of July. In addition to France and Spain, Italy and Portugal are also involved in the agreement to merge their pool of online poker players. Earlier the hope was that the merger for shared liquidity will get done will be over end of 2017, but it extended a couple of weeks and finally happened in the year 2018 not too bad still.
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Supercomputing Center Of Pittsburgh Wins Awards For Poker Playing Machines

It talks about the supercomputers, and then they are more than what they sound like. They much bigger, more sophisticated than any PC or Mac and at the same time faster.

But even within that range, there are machines exist which are more ‘super’ than others. And this is the fact revealed in the event in Pittsburgh. In Denver at the SC17 supercomputing conference, at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) won five awards for work from HPCwire, it is a magazine, which is globally recognized

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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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WPT Announces Acquisition Of WPTDeepStacks

WPT Enterprises, Inc. acquired the WPTDeepStacks. The company announced the acquisition of WPTDeepStacks recently.


However, full ownership of the company will be taken over by WPT Enterprises on 12 January 2017.

In a press release, WPT Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Adam Pliska said “WPT is gratified to acquire WPTDeepStacks”. “World Poker Team is supported by the parent company Ourgame, the company is looking for friendly and strategic acquisition opportunities. It is looking for management and business teams that are capable of reflecting the value of WPT brand. WPTDeepStacks has all the qualities that we were looking at a company. Acquisition of WPTDeepStacks is the model of this initiative.”

WPTDeepStacks was launched in 2012 and in Jan. 12 it will start its 4th session. The tour was originally the result of a partnership with the WPT. The partnership began in the mid of the year 2014, the objective was to replace the DeepStacks Poker Tour brands and WPT Regional in the Europe and United States. (more…)

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