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Five players who surprised everyone in 2017
Five players who surprised everyone in 2017
Poker community got used to a constant stream of news and extraordinary accidents and events that take place at live tournaments and elsewhere. Multi-million army of poker players always had people who were capable of making wonderful things, and the game itself is full of luck so it is able to create an amazing story. We’ve gathered info of five players who surprised us the most in 2017.
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WSOP 2017 champion will pay $4,000,000 in taxes
WSOP 2017 champion will pay $4,000,000 in taxes

We already know that young American Scott Blumstein became the winner of World Series of Poker 2017 Main Event. His official prize money is officially $8,150,000, but after paying taxes he will be left with… a little over half of that. This year WSOP Main Event 2017 gathered 7,221 people. That’s a lot. There were more registrations only back in 2010 (7,319 buy-ins) and 2006 (8.773). In addition to that, for the first time in six years the number of players was more than 7,000. This was the line they were trying but couldn’t reach.

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Chris Ferguson may become the best player at WSOP 2017! Really?
Chris Ferguson may become the best player at WSOP 2017! Really?

Long dark hair, well-groomed beard, cowboy hat, slim body structure – those are the features that allowed a poker player to receive nickname “Jesus”. Chris Ferguson is one of the key figure of Full Tilt Poker scandal – he returned to poker a year ago and made a fuss on WSOP 2017 making ITM for 16 (!) times!

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WSOP goes to China in December 2017!
WSOP goes to China in December 2017!

World Series of poker spreads its authority for one of the most impactful countries in the world – China. The series management made a 10-year agreement with Chinese holding company Tencent, the owner of an incredible number of popular services, web sites, applications and games. WSOP is going to have all sorts of stages in China in the nearest future and become the part of the platform Tencent Poker with millions online users.

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WSOP 2017: Negreanu’s fail and WCGRider’s win
WSOP 2017: Negreanu’s fail and WCGRider’s win

The main poker event of the year – World Series of Poker 2017 – runs for over a week now. This time it has one significant change – no more November Nine! Poker gods have finally heard our players! This year Main Event is going to end like any big tournament there is. The level of interest towards it won’t decrease due to a gigantic break between the main part of event and final table. Amen.

We won’t be telling you much about the winners of various events below. This is too boring. Let us just highlight the most notable moments of the series. In particular: Daniel Negreanu’s try to win 7th bracelet (he almost did it!), Douglas Polk’s win in $111,111 High Roller for One Drop, Colossus III.

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WSOP 2017: What’s new + Full Schedule
WSOP 2017: What’s new + Full Schedule

The new World Series of Poker 2017 will take place from May, 30 to July, 18th and is expected to have 74 events, including a couple of new ones. We could highlight $365 THE GIANT, The killer of “The Colossus” among the other. Quite possible. It will have a new world record on number of participants in a single poker tournament.

Have you hardly forgotten the previous one and about to have a new WSOP under way? You are not alone. That is normal. We get to know the new Main Event Champion’s name in late autumn.

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You may talk but not too much
You may talk but not too much

Poker on TV has hard times. Lately only WSOP Main Event regularly has some airtime. By the way, it is already over (as you may know). People want to see live enthralling poker, not just thinking games of hoodies and ranges adepts.

An accident that happened in summer this year on World Series of poker (recently broadcasted) raises a whole row of critical questions:

  • What is real poker?
  • What one can and cannot say while being at the table?
  • Are the tournament rules fair?
  • So on
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Hard life of the poker dealer, or why the croupier is always a faggot
Hard life of the poker dealer, or why the croupier is always a faggot

Once you get to the casino, you stay there for at least several years. The dealer’s job is attractive and exhausting at the same time. Many people become the hostages of high salaries and their habits. You have to earn 10-15 hours a day but it is easy to adjust in some time. You’ve got to make no mistakes to avoid getting hit in the face by a tattooed fist, a pack of chips or getting shot by a traumatic gun.

We wanted to get a little information about the life of poker dealers in various countries. How do dealers work in the heart of the cards world – Las Vegas, at WSOP. And how do they feel themselves in the other corner of the Earth – at underground clubs of Russia and Ukraine. Are there any differences (you bet there are!) and what are they?

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New rule for EPT: 20% of players make money!
New rule for EPT: 20% of players make money!

The 13th season of European Poker Tour have separated poker community on two camps. One camp supports the increase of ITM zone from 15% to 20%, the others are very opposed to it, calling it another step to making poker a lottery.

In the middle of August the CEO of Amaya Gaming, Canadian company which owns PokerStars, David Baazov made a statement that he is stepping down from the position as he was accused of inside trading. This is the other story, which began two years ago after the Canadian company bought PokerStars for $$4.9 billion.

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Unknown world of online backing
Unknown world of online backing

Mass media doesn’t speak a lot about poker, and the most of the materials are one-sided. Recently published Motherboard (VICE) article isn’t flawless and describes the world of online backing. Turns out, buy-ins for $111,111 One Drop are governed in merely hours and some famous regulars use crowd funding web sites for quite some time.

We’ve read the article, highlighted the most interesting part and deleted the ads and the hidden ads, also added something from ourselves.

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The Teleport Man
The Teleport Man

You though such thing as multitabling is impossible in live poker? Or it is possible but barely? The man with teleportation abilities proved you wrong by not just playing at two different tournaments held in one town (and simultaneously) but making to TOP-25 in each of them.

Duke Lee is a young professional player from San Francisco, USA. He and his company of other regulars decided to play tournaments in Las Vegas, including WSOP Events.

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WSOP 2016, Part 6: Big players
WSOP 2016, Part 6: Big players

Well, that’s it. Yet another time World Series of Poker takes a prolonged break after which we’ll know new Main Event champion. By the way. This year some famous people made it to the final table what will make the denouement of the most important final table more interesting.

To be honest, this break for several months is very irritating. It is like waiting for the new season of “Game of Thrones”. They finished on the most interesting part, created an immense intrigue and now we have to wait for the continuation for a whole year.

And the most terrible part – you can’t do anything about it.

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