Poker’s In and Out List: Brunson’s Survival, Full Tilt’s Revival

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All eyes are on Doyle Brunson at the 2011 EPT London main event.

Another week is in the books and we’re here to tell you who to praise and who to raze in your water-cooler poker conversations.

It was an eventful week that included poker legends, heartening news for players with frozen FTP accounts and Phil Hellmuth riding a giant hot dog across the water in Cannes.

Buckle up. This is the In and Out List.

Poker’s In List: September 25 – October 2, 2011

The Bernard Tapie Group: In

Giving hope to poker players all over the world with money stuck on Full Tilt Poker, the Bernard Tapie Group has signed an acquisition agreement to purchase the defunct online poker room.

The Tapie Group has a long history of rehabbing distressed companies and selling them for big profits, which lends credence to the idea that it’s possible to get FTP back up and running, and to pay back the roughly $300 million still owed to its former customers.

Laurent Tapie, the company’s CEO, told IGaming France that he hopes to have the site back up and running by January of 2012.

Doyle Brunson: In

Doyle Brunson is getting up there, 78 to be precise, and at some point he’ll have to give up international tournament poker. That time has yet to arrive.

Brunson is in London right now making a run at the EPT London main event title and poker’s Triple Crown. And to make the story even sweeter, it’s actually the first EPT tournament Brunson has ever played.

From here he’ll be heading down to Cannes to play at the World Series of Poker Europe.

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Hellmuth + hot dog boat + Photoshop = fun on a bun.

Hellmuth Riding Hot Dog on Water Two Plus Two Photoshop Thread: In

There are few things we love more than a quality Two Plus Two photoshop thread, and it doesn’t get much better than Phil Hellmuth riding a giant hot dog in the Mediterranean.

The original photo was epic even before it was fed into the gaping maw of 2p2 and repeatedly spat back out in increasingly bizarre forms.

Click through here to read 36 pages of photoshop awesomeness.

Poker’s Out List: September 25 – October 2, 2011

Dice Sliding: Out

While Vegas casinos can be pretty lax about things like drugs, alcohol, prostitution, they absolutely don’t stand for cheating.

The Wynn Resort has filed a lawsuit against PokerStars-sponsored pro Leo Fernandez and poker pro Veronica Dabul, alleging that they won over $700,000 over a month of using “dice sliding” techniques in their craps pit.

The allegations state that the pair worked with several unidentified customers who placed bets or distracted dealers while the two manipulated the rolls with their skill in sliding the dice.

Andreas “Skjervoy” Torbergsen: Out

Our monthly Top 10 Online Poker Winners/Losers article came out on Friday and topping the list of those in the red was Andreas Torbergsen.

The young Norwegian high-stakes player dumped a whopping $671,000 in the month of September.

It’s not as bad as it seems, however, as Torbergsen is still up roughly $1.2 million in 2011.

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