Many poker dealers and pit dealers that worked in various casinos around Las Vegas will remember Archie Karas for his casino winning streak and due to his paranoid gaze drilling holes through their chests and forehead for hours as they dealt to him. The DeepStacks Poker Tour has just stepped in a partnership that will take them on a series of international poker tournaments - starting in 2013. The World Series of Poker has opened nominations for the 2012 Poker Hall of Fame. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and PokerStars have said goodbye. Read on…
Archie Karas - the World's Greatest Gambler
One could write a book - or maybe three - about Archie Karas' experiences in the world of gambling. The longest-casino-winning-streak video blurb doesn't exactly have all the facts right, but it's close.
PokerWorks has some of Archie's history Where are they now - Archie Karas and Archie Karas, The Greatest Gambler on record, plus Table Tango has a few blog posts on him but the most in depth information about Archie was done by Mike Sexton. Start here for a read that will knock your socks off; keep in mind this is only Part 1 of 10.
DeepStacks Poker Tour Partners with the Players Poker Championship
DeepStacks Poker Tour's latest venture was announced with news of a partnership with the Players Poker Championship (PPC) that will host international poker tournaments starting in 2013.
The first of seven events is going to the Westin Resort and Casino in Aruba in May, 2013. The main event will run from May 6th through the 9th and have a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000. Some of the DeepStacks Pros that will attend are Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Tristan Wade and Randal Flowers.
Viktor Blom is Gone, Gone, Gone from PokerStars
In case you missed the announcement, both Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and PokerStars mutually agreed that the expired sponsorship agreement would not be renewed. Blom wants to concentrate on poker, what else can we say? Read More...
The Poker Hall of Fame 2012 Polls are Open
Nominations for the Poker Hall of Fame have been opened by the World Series of Poker; nominate your favorite.The Poker Hall of Fame is an elite group of the poker population and only one or two members are elected annually and inducted during the Final Table of the Main Event of the WSOP which will be held in October this year.
Help Wanted at the Department of Justice
We posted a News Flash on August 8th concerning the Department of Justice (DoJ) posting an ad for a third-party claims administrator that could aid the Feds in the remission process for Full Tilt Poker Players in the United States.
How much do you think U.S. poker players will be charged for a processing fee in getting their money back? It's even more precious when you consider PokerStars could and would have processed the refund within a very short time frame - just as they paid out their own U.S. accounts...with no processing fee.
PokerStars EPT 'High Roller of the Year'
PokerStars is rolling out a new platform for high rollers in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 9 with the "High Roller of the Year" award.
“High Stakes poker action is as exciting as any sport in the world and features the best players competing against each other and those with enough confidence and cash to take on poker’s elite players,” said Edgar Stuchly, President of EPT. “These high stakes tournaments provide high-drama, deep strategy and potentially life-changing rewards.”
EPT Season 9 features the most high roller events ever and 16 events that include three Super High Rollers (Barcelona, PCA and Monaco), two 25K events (PCA and Monaco), and 10K Reload tournaments at every EPT tour stop this year. Season 9 also has the brand new 10K Championship Events.
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