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Video of the Week: The Longest Bluff in Poker History

3 December 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: The Longest Bluff in Poker History
A brave bluff is one of the most beautiful things poker has to offer. One single good move is often enough to win a pot against a mediocre hand. In our video of the week we’ll see what happens when two stubborn players clash in a hand that doesn’t have any showdown value -- and where the regular laws of poker don’t seem to count anymore.

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Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us

26 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: A Little Bit of ThanosBoSs in Each of Us
An old rule of thumb for poker players is “keep your hands off casino games." Pit games have been the downfall of many a poker pro over the years and will continue to be until the sun itself burns out. While 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen prefers the Baccarat tables, others can’t resist taking a spin on the dangerous Blackjack tables. In our video of the week one of these players sits down with $19,000 in front of him and you can guess what happens.

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Poker Video of the Week: When Ivey Was King & 5-2 the Nuts

20 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: When Ivey Was King & 5-2 the Nuts
Just a few short years ago, he was universally considered the best poker player in the world. Recently, Phil Ivey has mostly been in the headlines for being in court with casinos suing him for edge-sorting. In this week’s video we go back to the glory days when Ivey was at his peak and he pulled off one of the best bluffs we’ve ever seen.

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Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu

12 November 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Will Kassouf’s KK Cooler Déjà Vu
You might polarize your hand; Will Kassouf polarizes the poker community. The English attorney drove a number of players mad with his "speech play" during the 2016 WSOP Main Event and became something akin to a pop star on ESPN. But not only his game was spectacular. He also went out with a bang. And then history repeated itself.

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Heritage Malta Brings Original Battle to Life at BoM 2016

10 November 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Heritage Malta Brings Original Battle to Life at BoM 2016
Over the first four editions of the PokerListings Battle of Malta, from 2012-2015, our focus has been on "making" history. Breaking the record for biggest poker tournament ever held on the island in each event, we did that. In 2016, for our fifth edition, we again broke our records for biggest tournament ever held on Malta and our largest collective prize pool at €1,295,853.15. But this time around, we also spent some time bringing some of Malta's fascinating and important history to our players.

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Watch 2016 Battle of Malta Final Table Right Here

7 November 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Watch 2016 Battle of Malta Final Table Right Here
Every year the Battle of Malta has gotten bigger and added more features. This year the low buy-in, high value tournament is offering a final table live stream for the first time ever thanks to sponsors Betsafe, Betsson and NordicBet. That’s right, you can actually watch in real-time as nine players attempt to parlay their stacks into a hefty €160,000 first-place prize and arguably the best trophy in poker.

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Play #SpotTheHand to Win €100 Amazon Gift Card During Battle of Malta

2 November 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Play #SpotTheHand to Win €100 Amazon Gift Card During Battle of Malta
It’s a curse. It’s a gift. It’s the poker mindset; a skilled player sees the game all around them. Whether you’re admiring cloud formations on a cool summer day, or gazing into a bowl of cereal - scenes of everyday life all seem to point toward a potential unfolding on the felt. Luckily for you, the card table isn’t the only place where a poker mindset can win you big prizes. PokerListings is bringing you everyday scenarios to decipher with that shark vision of yours.

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Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM

31 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Souvenirs of Malta: What to Bring Home (Besides $) from BOM
Besides a pile of cash and loads of unforgettable moments, you'll also want to bring some souvenirs home from the Battle of Malta. Souvenirs form the backbone of every world travellers’ portfolio and if you haven’t got a rack (or a box in the back of the closet) full of worthless junk from everywhere you've been, you should start now.

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I Love Luzzu: 11 Ways to Spend Your BoM Winnings in Malta

18 October 2016, Created By: Dirk Oetzmann
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
I Love Luzzu: 11 Ways to Spend Your BoM Winnings in Malta
“Congratulations, you’re all in the money!” Once you’ve heard those beautiful words at the Battle of Malta this year, it’s time to head back to this page because we've got some tips on how to spend your prize money. Sure. Bankroll management is important. Then again; you’re also on a spectacular Mediterranean island. And having fun is an integral part of the Battle of Malta. If you do get past the money bubble (which you well might), and you’re beginning to like Malta (which you totally will), have a look at what it has to offer to make your trip a real highlight.

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Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'

16 October 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Full House Ain't Nuthin' Ta F Wit'
As amateur poker players we sometimes feel like successful, seasoned pros never make a mistake. The truth, though, is that even they misplay a hand from time to time. Chris Klodnicki has been playing professionally for a decade and accumulated over $8.6 million in tournament winnings. He's even finished 12th (!) in the Main Event before. Despite all that success his Day 6 performance at the WSOP 2016 Main Event, so to speak, flopped.

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Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker

13 October 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Beyond Poker Face: A Look at the Most Elaborate Costumes in Poker
Poker is all about deception so donning a costume is not exactly a giant stretch for high-stakes poker pros. Tournaments, which can be quite slow, are also a good venue for putting costumes on display. Over the years there’s been hundreds of poker pros who have donned elaborate costumes at the WSOP, EPT or WPT. Sometimes it’s just for fun, other times it’s because of a lost bet and other times it’s merely a player repping some product or company.

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Video of the Week: From 7% to Heaven in the Main Event

24 September 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: From 7% to Heaven in the Main Event
By now it's no secret that Maria Ho is not only the charming host of the Battle of Malta, she’s also one of the best poker players in the world. Already a two-time Last Woman Standing in the WSOP Main Event, in 2016 she made another deep run before eventually finishing in 242nd-place. To get there, she obviously threw her skill around plenty over the first few days. She also, this time around, needed a little dose of luck.

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Photo Blog: Get Ready for the 2016 Battle of Malta

14 September 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: Battle of Malta Blog
Photo Blog: Get Ready for the 2016 Battle of Malta
There are bigger, richer poker festivals than the Battle of Malta but the small buy-in series is hard to top when it comes to the sheer amount of activities jammed into an eight-day schedule. For over a week the Portomaso Casino is turned into a fortress of poker proportions with cash games, tournaments, satellites and world-famous host Maria Ho. There’s plenty to do outside the casino as well with BOM-themed VIP clubs, pool parties, brunches and more.

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