15 | Sheringham goes from the pitch to the felt

Former English International Teddy Sheringham was a competitor on the live tournament circuit following a successful career on the pitch which saw him play for legendary clubs Manchester United and Totenham Hotspur, amongst others. Sheringham was able to earn 15 results on the poker circuit, including earning a 5th place finish at EPT Vilamoura in 2010. The EPT final table included eventual winner Toby Lewis, UK superstar Sam Trickett and 2014 WSOP Main Event winner…

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2,255 | Borgata packs ’em in

New Yorker David Paredes became the latest player to battle his way through a super-sized field towards WPT victory at the Borgata in Atlantic City; making this the 9th time the WPT hosted another mega-field event at Borgata. Three WPT events were showcased at Borgata in 2015 including the recently completed BPO, the Winter Open and the WPT World Championship, which moved from Las Vegas to Borgata in 2014. Incredibly, a grand total of 2,225 players entered a WPT…

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#10 | Double-digit WPT results for Goldberg

Almost 10 years after earning his very first result on the World Poker Tour, Fred Goldberg captured his 10th WPT score over the weekend, finishing 23rd at the inaugural WPT Maryland Live! That first WPT score? That came in January 2006 at the WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) … yes, you’re reading it right, many may have forgotten that the PCA used to be a WPT tour event! Goldberg, a 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner,…

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1,300,000 | Fedor Holz crowned 2014 champ

September 2014 saw Fedor Holz collect over $1M, defeating Yuri Martins heads-up to win PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event. The final table also included WPT Champions Club member Faraz Jaka and online poker legend Viktor “Isildur1” Blom. The 2015 WCOOP Main Event kicks off later today – best of luck to all participants! Top 5 | 2014 WCOOP Main Event 1st Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz (GER) 2nd Yuri “theNERDguy” Martins (BRA) 3rd Class “neckbr4ke” Stoob…

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4x | Sam Razavi hits an APT grand slam

UK poker pro Sam Razavi hit one out of the park last month, collecting a foursome of championship trophies in a single week at the APT Asian Poker Series event presented in the Philippines. Coming off a remarkable four-win effort, the three-time APT Player of the Year is well on his way to a fourth PoY title. Top 4 | Razavi’s Cebu Grand Slam ›› Aug 12, 2015: Ante Up for Charity, 63,200 PhP ›› Aug 15, 2015: Pot Limit…

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6/8 | The Flying Dutchman is done streaking!

Marcel Luske, the Flying Dutchman, has won a remarkable 32 tournaments in his 16-year career on the live tournament circuit. Even more impressive? Luske would win 6 of the first 8 tournaments he would earn results in, including winning a trio of tournaments in a 30-day span in 2001. Luske’s impressive 6/8 streak, which saw him collect victories in all of his first four cashes on tour, would culminate in a Seven-Card Stud tournament victory at…

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3rd | Vanessa Rousso comes oh so close!

We close out Vanessa Rousso Week with a look at the woman herself, who after qualifying for CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ finale, competed for the title last night. After a strong showing, Vanessa Rousso ends up taking 3rd spot on CBS’ ‘Big Brother’. Rousso played a strong game and pulled off one of the most shocking blindsides in the game’s history, according to many fans. She may be gone from the Big Brother house, but will certainly not be forgotten….

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151,802 | Alex Jacob shocks Jeopardy purists

In celebration of Vanessa Rousso qualifying for CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ finale, we take a look at the numbers behind other poker players who have competed on reality tv/game shows – Go get ’em Vanessa! 2006 U.S Poker Championship winner Alex Jacob made a return to TV screens earlier this year participating in the popular game show Jeopardy. Jacob shocked Jeopardy purists when he used an unusual style of play by picking questions from the middle to the…

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#1 | Fatima Moreira de Melo wins Dutch ‘Survivor’

In celebration of Vanessa Rousso qualifying for CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ finale, we take a look at the numbers behind other poker players who have competed on reality tv/game shows – Go get ’em Vanessa! We told you earlier about JRB’s failed attempt at winning ‘Survivor: China’, well, one poker player was able to pickup the Survivor title! Dutch Olympic gold medal winner turned star poker pro Fatima Moreira de Melo won Expeditie Robinson 2012, the Netherlands…

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6th | Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle’s Amazing Race

In celebration of Vanessa Rousso qualifying for CBS’ ‘Big Brother’ finale, we take a look at the numbers behind other poker players who have competed on reality tv/game shows – Go get ’em Vanessa! One Leg after finishing second on the 15th season of the Amazing Race, top-ranked female poker pro Maria Ho and part-time poker player Tiffany Michelle were forced to abandon the Race. They would be eliminated in 6th position – one step away…

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