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Final Table Has Been Set For WSOP

The final 9 players in marquee no limit-Texas Hold’em main event of the WSOP is all geared up to start their competition for $8.8 million in Las Vegas post beating several competitors. The players representing France, Australia, Ukraine, and the U.S. will take home a minimum of $1 million. The plan is to outsmart one another until 3 players move ahead in the other round of play at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Friday. Nic Manion is the chip leader who is a small stakes poker champion of Muskegon, Michigan. His previous cash in a series event was worth $5,769. Now, he is reaching the final table with over 112.7 million chips.

The main event rookie, Manion rode pocket aces to the pot which made him become the chip leader on Wednesday. He flipped over his hand when he got both calls and he did not stay to see what others had. Manion headed straight to his rail and began to look up at the TV. He realized they had set up pocket kings and his aces. Now, the only solution to lose the hand was a flush and fortunately, the turn card had no flush draw on board and hence it was a finished game. There is no monetary value for chips in a tournament as each player loses all their chips before elimination from the final table. The popular tournament drew players and some took a risk of $10,000 or won a seat via satellite competitions with cheaper buy-ins. On the whole, the series has over 120,200 entrants till now, and organizers are under the belief that the weeklong event can be the biggest ever.
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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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T.J. Cloutier- A Brief History

Professional players are numerous in the world. Yet, only few games keep thriving in these present days. Among such few games, there are some games which are being much popularly played by many individuals. Professional players handle the game very efficiently and excellently. One such player turns out to be T.J.Cloutier, where he is much known for his winning of the 6 bracelets in WSOP series. Thomas James Cloutier was born on October 13, 1939. He is the very professional poker player from America. Thomas was inducted by 2006 into the Poker Hall of Fame.

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His birth place was California. Attending the University of California, he was given an athletic scholarship for football and playing baseball in the year 1959. But, he was unable to continue it, due to the financial background of his family. Later, getting into United States Army, he was playing for the team, but an injury happened, turns out to stop his career by further continuing into the Army. Then, started with a food company, and also joined oil rigs to work over there. This is the time; he started to play Poker, where his realization of his more earning in playing this game, made him quit the job.

He has been the author of several books, like Championship Hold’em, Championship Omaha, etc. he has made a record winning of 6 bracelets at the World Series of Poker, where he is now next to Phil Hellmuth capturing the second place for the winning of all-time WSOP final tables, apart, his rank is in the 5th place with the summation of his 55 WSOP cashes. Moreover, Cloutier is the only person who happened to ply the Poker and has also won the game in three types of Omaha. His bracelets won happened to be in the years, 1 in each of these years 1987, 1998, 2004 2005, and 2 in 1994.

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Mike Matusow

Two-time winner of WSOP bracelet and the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions occasion, taking home $1,000,000 against a planet class field. It was throughout his residency as a merchant at The Orleans and Sam’s Town Casino in Las Vegas that Matusow sharpened his poker playing investment and aptitude.

Nguyen went ahead to win, and offered $333,333 to Matusow in exchange for his fractional stake. In 1999, Matusow won his first WSOP arm ornament, winning the $3,500 No Limit Hold’em occasion overcoming Alex Brenes heads-up to win the title. (more…)

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The new home for WPT

The World Poker tour has made the major announcement, the event will take place in 2014 at Borgata. This announcement was made during the second day of Borgata Poker open and the World Championship Season XII will be conducted at Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The announcement was made by the WPT president Adam Pliska and he was delighted to name Borgata as the new location for the 5 biggest championships in WPT history. Borgata holds good status for conducting world class tournaments and they provide excellent services to the players. The venue is the perfect place to host the biggest tournament in poker history. The team is looking forward to bringing the WPT championship to a new height.

The first 11 seasons of WPT championship was held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. There were only 146 players to participate in the last season after defeating Erick Lindgren by Chino Reem, earning the title and prize money of $1,150,279. Since the 2007 event, the attendance of players was slowly declining when Carlos Mortensen defeated to win the cash prize of $ 3,970,415.

WPT also announced the official sponsor of the season XII Championship will be PartyPoker. Everyone is looking forward to the three most respected names in poker, Party Poker, WPT and Borgata. The team members are trying their best to make the championship as impressive that ever before. The Borgata senior vice president of operations are pleased to announce they are expanding their enduring relationship with WPT through launching Borgatapoker.com. Party Poker sponsoring the WPT Championship will become an important episode in the history of poker tournament.

In addition to Borgata poker open and WPT Championship, Pliska also announced the well deserved reputed place will host three separate TV tournaments and it will air on FOX Sports.

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