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Splashing the Pot – Dutch Boyd 2nd WSOP Bracelet, Berlin Robber News, Full Tilt Signs Lacey Jones

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Dutch Boyd Wins WSOP Event #23: Six Handed Limit Holdem/Second Bracelet

Dutch Boyd overcame a 2-to-1 chip deficiency in heads-up play to win his second career WSOP bracelet . Boyd has solidified himself as one of the best short-handed table players in the world, as both of his bracelets have come in this format of play.  Boyd, a legit genius, began college classes at the age of 12 and graduated from law school at just 18.  He’s had ups and downs in his poker and professional career, but with this win Boyd appears on his way up.  The victory added $234,065 to Boyd’s bankroll.

Gang Admits EPT Berlin Robbery

Three men have reportedly admitted to the daring European Poker Tour robbery that took place on March 6th in Berlin. The three men are aged 19-21.  In Berlin, you are charged as an adult when you turn 21, not 18, so the two men that are younger than 21 may get off with lesser charges.  The man who is 21 may face up to 15 years in prison, but the judge has not decided if he will try the other two men as adults or juveniles.  The men gave no answers as to where the money they stole is located.  To this point only 4,000 of the 217,000 Euros that were stolen have been recovered.

Lacey Jones Joins Full Tilt Poker


Lacey Jones had been seen wearing a Full Tilt patch in the World Series of Poker Women’s event, but it wasn’t sure if it was just for the event, or if she was now a full time sponsored pro of the poker room.  Reports are now coming out that it  is official, Jones is the newest member of Full Tilt.  A few weeks ago Jones made headlines when she announced that her sponsorship deal with Absolute Poker ended, particularly because it was so close to the start of the WSOP.  Neither Jones nor Absolute Poker gave reasons on why they decided to split ways, but it appears to have been amicable.  In addition to working with Full Tilt, Jones is also a spokesperson for the Canadian Poker Tour.

Victory Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian in Hot Water Over Tweet

Victory Poker Pro Dan Bilzerian has upset many people at the WSOP, including WSOP Reporter Joy Miller.  Bilzerian, quoting a line in the movie Gran Torino, tweeted “ A Mexican, a Jew and a colored fellow walk into a bar… The bartender looks up and says… Get the **** out of here.”  Miller responded by saying that neither he nor his brother Adam would receive any coverage on ESPN until he issued a formal apology for using the world “colored”.  Bilzerian also said that Miller also responded by screaming and swearing at him, and also sent him a bunch of angry texts.  

Bilzerian responded by pointing out that “pretty much the biggest activist group in the country” has the world “colored” in it, citing the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  Bilzerian also suggested that Miller should ask them for an apology too.  Additionally, ESPN has responded saying, “She is not an employee of ESPN and, as such, does not speak for us in any capacity.”  In Miller’s bio page on her Twitter account she lists her occupation as “WSOP/Bluff Media/ESPN360 Producer (and professional poker Socializer).”

WSOP Attendance Up Despite European Financial Crisis

The people who run the WSOP had feared that the European financial crisis, combined with the state of the American economy, would have a negative impact on the WSOP.  Throughout the first couple weeks of the WSOP that has been the opposite of the truth. The three $10,000 buy-in events the WSOP has had so far has seen an increase of 5% in attendance from last year.  The $5,000 events have seen a bigger increase.  The last $5,000 event attracted 792 players, which was up 21% from the same event last year.  

PokerStars Big Game Set For Debut


For the last couple of months commercials have been running for the PokerStars Big Game, but up until now it had never been made apparent when and on what television station it would be appearing on.  In most markets the Big Game will be on from 1:00 am to 2:00 am on Fox networks affiliates.  One big change between this high stakes poker show and the others is that PokerStars has added on screen graphics such as Voluntarily Put into Pot, and Aggression Factor, giving their viewers even more of a chance to see how much goes into each hand of poker.  If you don’t have any of the Fox channels showing the Big Game, you can watch full episodes on PokerStars.tv

Shaun Deeb Releases Statement on Why He Decided to Play in the Ladies Event


This weekend Shaun Deeb decided he would play the ladies event at the WSOP, despite being advised not to.  While Deeb wasn’t the only male to sign up for the event, he was the only male to show up to the event in drag.  As predicted, the poker community was not pleased.  Deeb said he dressed in drag because he lost a bet, but many thought the act was tasteless, and some went even as far as saying he should be suspended from further WSOP events.  

Amid the controversy, Shaun Deeb has released a YouTube video on his decision to play the ladies event.   In the video Deeb apologizes for playing in drag, saying he lost a prop bet.  He went on to say the reason he played the event was because he doesn’t support gender segregated bracelet events.

Three Big Freerolls June 20 Combine for Prize Pool of $8,100


It’s not often that one day gives you a chance to play three great freerolls, but that’s exactly what PokerWorks is offering.  Additionally, the three prize pools add up to a combined $8,100.  The first of the three will take place on Everest Poker, with a prize pool of $2,100.  That one will start at 6:35 pm ET.  For the last two you’ll have to multi-table, as they both take place at 7:35 pm ET.  One of those is on Absolute Poker, with a prize pool of $3,000 while the other is taking place at UB Poker, also with a prize pool of $3,000.  To view how you qualify for all of these freerolls please visit our tournament page

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