Poker news from December 2010

The following is a list of all the poker news and articles posted on HighstakesDB in December 2010. Look through the list to see if you find the news you are looking for, alternatively use the search function in the top right corner of the website.

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Articles published in December 2010

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    Annie Duke and Phil Hellmuth both leave from UB.com

    Big news today considering Ultimatebet.com - Phil Hellmuth and Annie Duke have both announced that they are leaving Ultimate Bet team.

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    SuperStar Showdown 2: Isildur1 faces Tony G

    Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton ended up winning the first installment of PokerStars Superstar Showdown, and after that everyone have been speculating on who is going to be the next one to challenge Isildur1. Now the wait is over, and the next one to face Isildur1 will be Tony G.

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    Isildur1 crushes urnotindangr over at Pokerstars

    Isildur1 put in one of his trademark marathon sessions yesterday when he played 7320 hands of $25/50 PLO yesterday. And it was unquestionably the six our, 3539 hand match he played against urnotindangr which took top billing on this Tuesday. In that stretch, the somewhat incognito Swede managed to win $175K which is quite amazing since it is about 35 normal buy-ins. The equivalent in a $500/$1000 game would have been $3.5M and we haven’t really seen swings like that since, well, Isildur1 was at his peak last year.

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    Daniel Cates – Player of the year?

    As we are in the middle of the Christmas and New Year celebration, it is time to have a look at the year that has been. We have certainly been privy to a lot of action in 2010 and seen some huge swings, and as we are in the final week of the year, it is Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates who is at the top of the leaderboard with over $4.9M in total winnings.

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    Isildur1 and luckexpress10 have a good Monday

    Isildur1 and Marcello "luckexpress10" Mariqliano have started the last week of 2010 very good at the tables.

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    Urindanger wins $300k against Gus on Omaha PL

    It has been very quiet over christmas, both from the players and also from the Highstakesdb staff..

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    Ziigmund is back...and winning!

    It has been a while since there was anything to report from Ziigmund, at least anything positive. Yesterday, however, he was back to his winning ways after a two hour session of $300/$600 PLO where he won $119K in 237 hands. Hopefully this is the start of a new period of activity for Ziigmund. The highstakes scene is always more interesting when he is around.

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    Phil Hellmuth rumored to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

    Everyone knows that Phil Hellmuth can play poker, but what about dancing?

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    Haxton beats Isildur1 in the first Superstar Showdown

    Yesterday marked the first installment of Poker Stars Superstar Showdown. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this challenge, the format is one session of 2500 hands of NLHE and/or PLO played over four simultaneous tables against our favorite degenerate, Isildur1.

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    A wild session in the durrrr challenge

    Thursday night they were at it again. Tom Dwan and Daniel Cates played a two hour, 1214 hand session where durrrr ended up winning about $63K. This puts his deficit at almost exactly $500K after 14 190 hands. And while it is a lot better than being $800K down as he was not so long ago, I am sure that durrrr ended the session with some mixed feelings. Yes, he won $63K, but at one point he was up more than $354K so at that point jungleman12’s lead was only $200K. Surely durrrr had ambitions to even the match in one fell swoop at that time.

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    High Stakes Poker season 7 update

    Highstakes tables at Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars are pretty quiet at the moment, and the reason for that seems to be the new season of High Stakes Poker.

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    Dwan inches a bit closer in the durrrr challenge

    Even though durrrr and jungleman12 is still not putting in huge number of hands these days, we are at least seeing an improvement upon the glacier-like tempo we were witnessing earlier. This morning they just finished an 1163 hand session over two and a half hours in which durrrr won close to $28K. This reduces jungleman12’s lead to $555K when one fourth if the hands have been played.

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    Gunman robs Bellagio - flees with $1.5M in chips

    According to Las Vegas Review Journal a man with a gun, wearing a white full-face motorcycle helmet and a leather jacket entered the Bellagio casino on Tuesday morning, and approached a nearby craps table and stole chips worth of $1,5M.

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    Isildur1 SuperStar Showdown: Isaac Haxton first opponent

    When PokerStars.com revealed that it had signed the one and only Isildur1, Superstar Showdown was also revealed. SuperStar Showdown is a high stakes heads-up match, where everyone who wants can challenge Isildur1.

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    Antonius and jungleman12 keep the status quo

    For the second day running, the most interesting action took place in the mixed PLO/NLHE games. Yesterday it was Patrik Antonius and jungleman12 who squared off in a 728 hand match of $300/$600 that contained six pots that went into six figures, two of which exceeded $200K. However, in the end the result was almost dead even with jungleman12 winning $5K. Not surprisingly he got the better of Antonius in the NL part where jungleman12 won $196K, while Antonius turned the tables in the PLO where he won $191K.