2012 | #TBT Mickey Petersen wins EPT Copenhagen

We take you back to this day in 2012 where online poker sensation Mickey Petersen would secure the EPT Copenhagen Main Event title in his native Denmark. Petersen would beat now November Niner Pierre Neuville heads-up for the title which was, at the time, the first of his career. He has since won three other times on the circuit. Fab Five | EPT Copenhagen Main Event 1. Mickey Petersen (DEN), $444,595 2. Pierre Neuville (BEL), $282,843 3. Bjarke…

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423 | WPT Fallsview hits Niagara Falls

The great Anthony Zinno would set up what would become an impressive back-to-back performance on the World Poker Tour, winning the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic in Niagara Falls. This year, 423 competitors are battling it out to replace Zinno at the top in hopes of duplicating his performance, heading to the LAPC with the Fallsview title. Final table play is set for Wednesday! Fab Five | 2015 WPT Fallsview 1. Anthony Zinno (USA), $302,235 2. Mike Leah…

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10 | Dzmitry Urbanovich keeps adding the W’s

Just in case you haven’t noticed, there’s a 20-year-old destroying the poker world right at this moment. Poland’s Dzmitry Urbanovich has been unstoppable for the past 13 months, winning an astounding 10 events on the live tournament circuit, including a first major event victory at EPT Dublin over the weekend. Urbanovich’s rise to fame was put into overdrive last March when he took home a remarkable four titles at the inaugural EPT Malta Festival. Fab…

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93rd | ‘The Notebook’ Director Cassavetes hits Top 100

It’s Celebrity Sunday on PokerStats! Famed ‘The Notebook’ director Nick Cassavetes surely likes to spend some his time away from Hollywood sets at the poker table. Known as a big player in the Hollywood home games, Cassavetes is also no stranger to live tournament play. Back in 2005, the Los Angeles resident was right in the thick of things in the World Series of Poker Main Event. After several days of competition, he would finally…

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5 | Countdown to the American Poker Awards

The countdown is on … The 2nd Annual GPI American Poker Awards are just five days away! The game’s biggest names will all gather at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills and you’ll be able to catch the action, live on Twitch.tv/GPL starting at 8:30pm PT on Thursday, February 25th! 1st Annual American Poker Awards Winners Top Player in the World – Dan Smith Charitable Initiative – “All In” for Kids (CHOP/WPT Foundation) Tournament Performance – Mark Newhouse…

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40,000 | Andrew Robl buys out of bathroom bet

It’s Friday Prop Bet Day – let’s have some fun! We take you back to 2008 where high stakes poker player Andrew Robl challenged his friend Jay Kwik to live in a hotel bathroom for a period of 30 days. The big problem with this bet? Kwik would stay at the Bellagio on the Las Vegas strip plus he would allowed to actually setup a bed inside the luxurious bathroom. Kwik would quickly find a home…

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95/96 | Back to the 90s with Minneapolis Jim, Miami John

It’s a double-dose of #TBT today as a pair of legendary names in the game would win L.A. Poker Classic prelim events on this very day in back-to-back years. First to 1995 where Minneapolis Jim Meehan would earn his very first tournament victory, winning the $500 buy-in Limit Hold’em event. WPT television fans will remember Meehan, a 2003 WSOP bracelet winner, at the 2004 WPT Mirage Poker Showdown final table. 1996 saw the presentation of the…

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87 | Players looking to get paid at EPT Dublin

A grand total of 87 players will be in the money soon as the European Poker Tour made its triumphant return to Ireland for the presentation of the EPT Dublin Festival. The Festival, which had been off the EPT schedule for over eight years, has attracted many of the game’s biggest stars included for GPI World #1’s Anthony Zinno and Jason Mercier. The Main Event final table is set for Saturday. Fab Five | Biggest EPT…

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2,416 | Huge field competes in WPTDS Parx opening event

A massive 2,416-player field has assembled near Philadelphia to play the opening event of the WPTDeepStacks – Big Stax XV series at Parx Casino in Bensalem. The $300 buy-in event winner will fetch a massive $113,190 for first place, 377 times the amount the entry into the tournament – certainly a nice bonanza for the the lone person left standing as champion. The total prize pool for the event is set at $688,560. The WPTDS…

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26,000,000 | A new milestone for Erik Seidel

Just under $600,000 in winnings sees poker icon Erik Seidel move past the $26,000,000 mark in winnings, pushing him to 2nd on the THM All-Time Money List, moving ahead of Antonio Esfandiari. Seidel is only the third player in poker history to cross the $26M mark. The aforementioned Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu, who sits 1st on the All-Time Money List, are the two others to have accomplished the feat. Fab Five | THM All-Time Money List…

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