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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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Video of the Week: Doyle Stupefies Ivey w/ Kangaroo Read

7 August 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Video of the Week: Doyle Stupefies Ivey w/ Kangaroo Read
Poker players who predominately play live will always tell you how important reads are at the table -- no matter how many hands you’ve played online or how well you play in general. Pros like Jason Mercier, Luca Pagano, Theo Jorgensen, Lex Veldhuis, Chris Moneymaker and Daniel Negreanu have all explained to us in depth how they use live reads to make big decisions. In this clip, however, Doyle Brunson takes his read to a completely new level. He doesn't read Phil Ivey’s hand; he reads his mind.

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Top 6 Online Poker Sites You Can Play On Right Now

3 August 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Top 6 Online Poker Sites You Can Play On Right Now
The online poker landscape has changed considerably since the halcyon days of the early 2000s. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t great poker sites that you can play right now. In fact if you haven’t played for awhile you might be surprised to find that poker software has improved exponentially and there are now more poker variants than ever before.

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Poker Video of the Week: Four Guys, Three Hearts, One Cooler

30 July 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Four Guys, Three Hearts, One Cooler
Reigning World Champion Joe McKeehen – winner of $7.6 million in the 2015 WSOP Main Event – has since moved up into the realm of high stakes and done quite well. He came second in this year’s PCA High Roller and made the final table at this year's $111,111 Big One for One Drop in Las Vegas. Then he had the misfortune of running into this cooler against one of the hottest players in poker.

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Poker Video of the Week: Jason Mercier Drops Quads on Mikhail Semin

2 July 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: Jason Mercier Drops Quads on Mikhail Semin
Up to this point at the 2016 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the outstanding player is undoubtedly Jason Mercier. He’s won two Championship bracelets and been heads-up in a third, he's leading the Player of the Year race by a mile and he's undoubtedly proved he's a brilliant player. But even he gets lucky sometimes, too.

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Poker Video of the Week: A WSOP Vortex No Player Can Escape

25 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: A WSOP Vortex No Player Can Escape
The World Series of Poker is in the midst of another annual windfall and, as it does so often, incredible things are happening at the tables. Traditionally, the first tournament of the series is for the casino employees. At the final table of this one a hand both players involved will never forget killed one player’s tournament while paving the way to victory for the other.

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Poker Video of the Week: When the Nuts is No Longer the Nuts

10 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
Posted in: The Poker Reporter Blog
Poker Video of the Week: When the Nuts is No Longer the Nuts
Do you remember the NBC Heads-up Championship? The made-for-TV tournament where top pros and celebrities went and played poker without taking it too seriously? Mike Matusow won the last edition of this event when it ran in 2013, beating his personal friend Phil Hellmuth in the final. Before that, though, there were plenty of interesting and exciting matches. 

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Poker Video of the Week: Calacanis Gets It Wrong, Ends Up Right

3 June 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: Calacanis Gets It Wrong, Ends Up Right
In Harrington on Hold’em, one of the classics of poker literature, Dan Harrington says that you’ve made a mistake if you flop a set and don’t get all your chips in the middle. Is that always true, though? In our video of the week business mogul Jason Calacanis hits one of those rare sets on the flop but then somehow finds a way to fold it.

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$300k Super High Roller Bowl Turns into Beard Bowl 2016

29 May 2016, Created By: Arthur Crowson
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$300k Super High Roller Bowl Turns into Beard Bowl 2016
Stacks of cash. Chips piled high. Fresh felt. Fiji water for everyone. Beards. You can’t walk two feet at the $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl without running into at least one of those items. The cash and chips are kind of a given but the sheer amount of massive beards is somewhat surprising for a collection of poker players who have collectively won tens of millions of dollars.

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Poker Video of the Week: To the Gentleman Goes EPT Spoils

28 May 2016, Created By: Arved Klöhn
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Poker Video of the Week: To the Gentleman Goes EPT Spoils
Being honorable and sporting while playing for hundreds of thousand of dollars at the final table of a major poker tournament sometimes does pay off. During the EPT Prague final table in December 2015 German amateur Hossein Ensan demonstrated perfect sportsmanship and was rewarded almost instantly. Half a year later we're tipping our cap by featuring him in our video of the week.

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Poker Video of the Week: When King and Jack are Both Wrong Answers

27 April 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: When King and Jack are Both Wrong Answers
As we all know, everything (and anything) is possible in poker. Here’s an example taken from the rather pricy Super High Roller Bowl last year at the Aria in Las Vegas where high-stakes icon Andrew Robl clashed with Dong Kim. Kim keeps it cool when he falls behind on the flop but then a miracle card on the turn gives him new hope.

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Poker Video of the Week: Is He Really Considering a Fold Here?

26 April 2016, Created By: Rainer Vollmar
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Poker Video of the Week: Is He Really Considering a Fold Here?
Europe’s largest casino – the King’s Casino in Rozvadov - has recently partnered up with 888poker and as part of the celebration there’s a cash game festival with a star-studded line-up. It’s called Celebrity Cash Kings and among the players are big names like Max Altergott, George Danzer, Igor Kurganov, Jesper Hougard, Thomas Bichon, Leon Tsoukernik and Liv Boeree. But it was Tobias Reinkemeier who made the move of the week, as you will see.

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Poker Video of the Week: Hellmuth Goes Fetal After WPT Suckout

30 March 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
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Poker Video of the Week: Hellmuth Goes Fetal After WPT Suckout
It's an understatement to say Phil Hellmuth is a polarizing player in the poker world. Some love him for his “winning” instinct and attitude; others hate him for his arrogant, exaggerated and narcissistic posturing at and away from the tables. Whether you like him or not, though, he's undeniably the biggest winner in WSOP history with 14 bracelets. And he makes for great TV. This week’s poker clip sums up everything you either love or hate about poker's #1 practitioner of White Magic.

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Watch 2016 EPT Dublin Main Event Live Stream Right Here!

15 February 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
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Watch 2016 EPT Dublin Main Event Live Stream Right Here!
For the first time in over eight years the European Poker Tour is returning to Dublin, Ireland. The Irish stop was actually one of the seven original tournaments on the inaugural EPT season but it was replaced by Budapest, Hungary in 2008. This year the EPT returns to Dublin in full force with a large collection of side events, the €25k High Roller and €5,300 Main Event.

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