The unscrupulous, greedy people of the world are everywhere. You don’t even have to lift a rock to find them; they stand out in public—and the internet. Such was the case of Yevgen Kudashov when he represented himself as Gus Hansen after creating an email address in the WHOIS administrative contact that contained “Gus the Great Dane” which is Hansen’s nickname. Kudashov had registered the domain name over five years ago but Safenames successfully recovered the domain name “gushansen.com” for Hansen. The World Intellectual Property Organization ruled the name was registered and used in bad faith. Shame on Kudashov!
The Poker Hall of Fame nominees has been narrowed down to eight. The list: Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Dan Harrington, Tom McEvoy, Men Nguyen, Barry Greenstein, and Erik Seidel. Tom “durrr” Dwan was removed from eligibility with this statement from the governing council: "With all due respect to Mr. Dwan, one of the game's most exciting young players, he does not currently meet the criteria for the Hall of Fame selection."
Many would argue that Dwan does meet all requirements which are:
• A player must have played poker against acknowledged top competition
• Played for high stakes
• Played consistently well, gaining the respect of peers
• Stood the test of time
Time is on Dwan’s side, there will be other nominations; in the meantime, he’s taking on challengers.
The 7th edition of the Borgata Poker Open is running through September 24th in Atlantic City. With 50 events, the menu holds all the popular game choices including a Ladies Event, a heads-up double elimination event, a deep stack event, and even though the World Poker Tour (WPT) championship event is the smallest buy-in on the WPT circuit, the event is guaranteed a $2,000,000 prize pool by the Borgatta. Get ready for television fame and spending cash when you make the final table.
The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) at PokerStars is underway and many players have padded their bankrolls with new found cash. Read PokerWorks report of events 1-10…and dream of being one of the top guns…better yet, get a seat and shoot for the stars.
Events 11 through 18:
• Two day Event 11 - $530 NLH – found the top three agreeing to a chop with ‘hustla16’ taking down $446,533.73.
• Event 12, Four Player Max, $215 NLH – victory claimed by ‘lebordelaii’ for $111,457.69
• Event 13, $320 7 Card Stud –top two chopped with ‘yhcaep’ winning the $33,814.50 top prize.
• Mixed Holdem (NL and Limit) Event 14 $320 was claimed by ‘dangdokodang’ with a two way chopping deal, 1st place was $70,727.38.
• $320 Badugi, Event 15 and a two way chop – Raymond “raydavis77” Davis took down $19,912 1st place.
• Event 16 $1050 NLH 1st place sent $249,280 into ‘XTheDecanoX’s poker bankroll.
• $530 NLH Triple Shootout Event 17 paid $91,250 to ‘iCeVeNoM’.
• $320 8-game Event 18 found ‘g0lfa’ $50,250 richer.
Full Tilt Poker’s MiniFTOPS is right where you want it to be if you’re bankroll isn’t topped up. These great events (25 to be exact) have all the game choices and a guarantee of $3 Million prize pool. MiniFTOPS has just started which means there is a seat open for you now. You’ll be playing the ‘Mini’ right alongside a lot of your favorite poker pros at Full Tilt. Pick your game, get registered, and turn a small investment into BIG BUCK$!
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