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Unbelievable Poker Game

Some of you may be familiar with the games that have gone on between billionaire banker Andy Beal and some of the top poker players in the world in Las Vegas. There is a book out about them now called The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King, by Michael Craig. The professor refers to…

There is now a webpage devoted specifically to the lawsuit filed against the World Poker Tour by 7 of the top poker players in the world. You can find the text of the complaint here. I haven’t had much of a chance to go over it yet, and I know next to nothing about antitrust…

At the request of Antigua, where many online gaming sites are located, the World Trade Organization has set up a committee to investigate our government’s activities in regard to online gambling. Antigua and many other nations say that trying to shut down this trade that is perfectly legal almost everywhere but here is a restraint…

I came across this picture on the Pokerati blog. Jennifer Tilly, the actress who usually plays ditzy characters, is now a hot item with professional poker player Phil (the Unabomber) Laak. Tilly has taken up poker and done quite well for herself, winning the women’s event at last year’s World Series of Poker and holding…

This is an interesting development. 7 of the top poker players in the world – Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Annie Duke, Chris Ferguson, Joe Hachem, Greg Raymer and Phil Gordon – have filed a lawsuit against the World Poker Tour for violations of their intellectual property rights. This has actually been brewing a long time.…

There are no spoilers in this post There is a long history of problems at the World Series of Poker that most of the public is unaware of, problems with money being taken for one ostensible purpose and used for another and with dealers and tournament staff being cheated as a result. When Harrah’s bought…

This is a post about the World Series of Poker, but there are no spoilers in it Today began one of the most interesting events at the World Series of Poker, the HORSE event. One of the complaints about the growth of the WSOP over the last few years is that the main event, with…

From CardPlayer magazine’s live updates from the $5000 buy-in No Limit Hold Em tournament: Phil Hellmuth raises to $75,000 preflop. Eugene Todd reraises to $220,000 total. Hellmuth asks Todd, “Are you trying to donk off your stack with ace jack?”. Hellmuth proceeds to fold and shows A-Q. Todd just grins as he flips over A-J.…

Congratulations, Rafe Furst

Rafe Furst of the legendary Tiltboys won his first bracelet at the World Series of Poker in the $1500 buy-in Pot Limit Hold Em event. He joins Phil Gordon (formerly the host of Celebrity Poker Showdown) and Perry Friedman as Tiltboys with bracelets. Making it even more impressive is the field he beat. The final…

Hellmuth on the Surreal Life?

According to this site, Phil Hellmuth is going to be on the next season of The Surreal Life along with Randy “Macho Man” Savage and, allegedly, Carrot Top. With all due respect to Bill Simmons, this could very well shatter the Unintentional Comedy Scale as we know it. My kingdom for just one scene of…