323x | Someone’s about to enjoy the holidays a little more down in NC

The holiday season is about to get a whole lot better for one of seven players returning for final day play at the opening event at WSOP Circuit Cherokee, currently taking place in North Carolina. A massive field of 2,712 players each put up $365 for their chance at the minimum $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. The winner of the event will take home $117,991 … that’s over 323 times the amount they paid in order to…

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1st | Amir Vahedi wins Ultimate Poker Challenge

Those who were fans of late-night poker shows during the poker boom will remember the late Chad Brown hosting the Ultimate Poker Challenge, presented at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Each week, some of the biggest names in poker would participate in a series of tournaments. The Season 3 Championship was concluded on this day in 2005. Amir Vahedi, who passed away in 2010, would win the event, defeating Chip Jett heads-up…

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1st | Tony G wins the Moscow Millions

It was on this day in 2007 that Antanas Guoga – better known as Tony G  to most – won the Moscow Millions, defeating Kirill Boydachenko heads-up for the title, and $205,000 first-place prize. The poker legend has moved on to the political world; Guoga is a member of the European Parliament. Fab Five | 2007 Moscow Millions 1. Tony G (AUS), $205,000 2. Kirill Boydachenko (RUS), $102,500 3. Alexander Kravchenko (RUS), $77,000 4. Alexander Lukyanov (RUS),…

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1,974 | Record field as Norwegian Championship comes back home

Norwegians were able to play their National Championship in Norway for the first time since 2003 earlier this week! Due to legislation, the Norwegian Championship was played abroad for years as players needed to travel to Ireland to play their National tournament. 2014 WSOP Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen was able to win the Championship as a monster 1,974-player field (all from Norway) participated in the historic event. Congratulations to all that made this event possible – great…

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658,000 | ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ Gone Wild

A painting of Dogs Playing Poker is an absolute must for your home poker room or your basement … but did you know that they’re not all worth the $10 you may have paid for yours? A ‘Dogs Playing Poker’ painting by American artist Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was part of a recent Sotherby’s auction … what price did the painting go for, you may ask? Well, the Coolidge painting fetched (pun intended) an shocking $658,000!!!…

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40 | Chris Moneymaker begins life as a “fortysomething”

A young Chris Moneymaker made poker history in 2003, defeating the legendary Sam Farha heads-up to win the World Series of Poker Main Event, setting off the poker boom. That was over 12 years ago … Moneymaker was celebrating for another reason over the weekend – he turned the big 4-o – Happy Birthday! Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. Means a lot — Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) November 21, 2015 https://twitter.com/JosephHachem/status/668375398586019840   *Photo credit: Joe Giron/European…

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#7 | Career win for John Eames at WSOPC Las Vegas

It was on this day, one year ago today, that star UK player John Eames would collected the biggest win of his career, in the Main Event at WSOP Circuit Las Vegas, hosted by the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Eames would go on to outlast 1,043 opponent en route to the career win, which earned him a $289,706 payday. He defeated fellow pro Matt Berkey heads-up for the circuit ring. This marked the seventh…

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1st | Big first win for Matas Cimbolas

  It was on this day, one year ago today, that Matas Cimbolas became the very first player from Lithuania to win an open event on the World Poker Tour, securing the victory, and the £200,000 first-place prize, at the inaugural edition of WPT UK in Nottingham. Cimbolas would defeat UK star Ben Warrington heads-up for the title at a final table that also included former November Niner Antoine Saout and online poker star Patrick…

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6,464 | Kevin Pollak makes a deep run in the WSOP Main Event

Accomplished actor Kevin Pollak (‘The Usual Suspects’, ‘A Few Good Men’) knows his way around the green felt as well. Pollak, who enjoys playing poker when he’s not working on his next movie project, was in serious contention in the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event until suffering a bad beat that would see him eliminated in 134th position. Still, the man who also starred in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Casino’, would outlast 6,464 opponents en route…

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23.25 | Ashton Griffin is a man on the run

It took poker pro Ashton Griffin less than 24 hours to run 70 miles on a treadmill in order to win a $300,000 prop bet, only taking short breaks from time-to-time to fill up on carbs and liquids. At one point, those involved in the bet were starting to worry about Griffin’s condition. His parents actually drove up to his home in order to hopefully convince him to stop … but Ashton could not be…

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