356,400 | Ben Affleck wins big in Los Angeles

Ben Affleck’s appearance in “poker” film Runner, Runner may not have been a success, but his appearance at the California State Poker Championship in 2004 certainly was! It’s Celebrity Sunday on PokerStats and they don’t get any bigger than Batman himself! Affleck may only have on line on his THM profile, but it’s an impressive one. Affleck would defeat Stan Goldstein heads-up for the Championship title. He would take home $356,400 for his effort. Fab Five…

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45,834 | Fedor Holz is always in a giving mood

Fedor Holz is one of the best poker players on earth. The 2015 GPI European Poker Player of the Year has always started off 2016 with a bang, winning the inaugural Triton Super High Roller Series at WPT National Philippines in Manila – taking home the massive $3,463,500 first-place prize. Holz is always willing to give back. In 2013, he setup a challenge where he would play $500 buy-in Zoom Poker tournaments on PokerStars and donate…

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200:1 | A big bet between Vanessa Selbst and Dzmitry Urbanovich

Dzmitry Urbanovich will be making his WSOP debut at the 2016 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas later this summer. Urbanovich, who’s quickly become one of the top players in poker, seems to master all the games. Urbanovich will put his skills to the test this summer as he has entered into a bet with fellow poker superstar Vanessa Selbst. He put $10,000 on the line. If he wins three WSOP bracelets this summer,…

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2014 | #TBT Mustapha Kanit doubles Down Under

It was on this day two years ago that poker superstar Mustapha Kanit would win a second event in 48 hours. Kanit, who clinched the victory for Italy at the 2015 GPI World Cup in Malta, would follow up a victory in the kickoff event at the 2014 Aussie Millions in Melbourne with a No-Limit Hold’em Six Max win, defeating Aussie Tam Trong heads-up for the title. *Photo courtesy of: GPI World Cup

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4 | Phil Ivey streak on the line at Aussie Millions

Phil Ivey’s four-year streak is in danger of being snapped at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne. After collecting at least one score at the Aussie Millions since 2012, including three big victories in the $250,000 Challenge, Ivey is in danger of being shutout at this year’s event. Ivey is set to begin his $250,000 Challenge title defense on Sunday. *Photo courtesy of: Neil Stoddart/Global Poker Index

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1,522,000 | Ben Tollerene leads 100K Challenge in Australia

Ben Tollerene will take the lead in the 100K Challenge at the Aussie Millions once play resumes on Saturday. The final six players will take a break from the event for a few days as play in the Aussie Millions Main Event continues in Melbourne. Former World #1 Jason Mercier and Fedor Holz, who won back-to-back high roller events in Las Vegas and Manila just a few weeks ago, are also still in the competition….

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4,304,176 | Timex loves to spend February in the outback

If you’re ever looking for Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald anytime between the end of January and the beginning of February, chances are he’s collecting paychecks in Melbourne. In the past two years, McDonald has amassed a whopping $4,304,176 at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne. Timex certainly seems to be enjoying his time at the Crown Casino, playing – and more than likely cashing – in some of the biggest buy-in events in the world. Here are the…

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24th | Farewell to Rene Angelil

Sundays are usually reserved for celebrities on PokerStats, this edition is no different, except it goes to honor a showbiz legend and part-time poker player who passed away last week … Rene Angelil was laid to rest of Saturday. Best known for guiding Celine Dion to superstardom (both as a manager and a supportive husband), Angelil has a passion for poker and played as much as someone with a busy schedule such as his could….

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72 | Fun bet turns Hellmuth vs Matusow into a great tv moment on High Stakes Poker

Inspired by a PokerNews: Ten Years of High Stakes Poker article celebrating the 10th anniversary of the debut of ‘High Stakes Poker’ on GSN in America, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite hands from the iconic TV show. Poker stars Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak love to find new ways to have fun – or get themselves in trouble from time to time – and on this episode of poker, their proposal…

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1,227,900 | Laliberte’s circus act helps Benyamine out in a big way

Inspired by a PokerNews: Ten Years of High Stakes Poker article celebrating the 10th anniversary of the debut of ‘High Stakes Poker’ on GSN in America, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite hands from the iconic TV show over the next few days. Cirque du Soleil foudre Guy Laliberté loves to play poker … and doesn’t mind being on a wrong end of a massive pot, given that he recently sold the…

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