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    WPT Malta results; more WCOOP updates

    We have results from yet another WPT main event plus more WCOOP updates

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    WPT Paris report; another winner for the Kelly formula

    We have results in from the WPT event at France's famous Aviation Club, plus more updates from Pokerstars' WCOOP

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    Partouche Poker Tour drama; WCOOP underway

    Players left feeling short changed in Cannes

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    Stanley Choi Wins The Macua High Stakes Challenge for $6.5 million - Trickett & Ivey Come Close

    A fast and frantic Macau High Stakes Challenge has recently ended with with Stanley Choi besting the field of 73 high rollers who each put in at least HK$2 million (c.$260k US) to enter the Macau High Stakes Challenge (with 21 of those 73 opting to rebuy). This was the biggest poker event ever staged in Asia, and indeed the biggest event outside of the WSOP Main Event and this years "All in for One Drop" $1 million buy in tournament. Choi takes home HK$50 million ($6.45 million US) for taking down the tournament which featured some of the all time tournament and cash game greats.

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    Macau High Stakes Challenge Well Underway - $6.5 Million First Prize Up For Grabs

    73 entrants decided to pony up the HK$2 million (US $258k) to play in The Macau High Stakes Challenge today, an event sponsored by the Asian online poker site "PokerAce" and the Neptune Group.

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    WPT Legends Of Poker results; More Macau action looms

    As we mentioned here a few days ago the WPT Legends Of Poker event at The Bike got off to a great start ...

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    Ilari's $1.6m Week - Online Legend Also Cleans up Live

    Up to this week 2012 wasn't turning out to be an especially memorable year for Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies as he has struggled all year long, with limited success, to break even after a terrible first few months.

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    EPT Barcelona results in; Marafioti gets shirty

    After the WPT kicked off a new season earlier this month, the EPT has now followed suit with its opening event in Spain at Casino Barcelona

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    Gregg wins WPT Parx Open; Party Poker introduces FastForward poker

    Another week, another WPT main event although the days of monster prize pools at every stop on the tour seems to be a thing of the past

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    WSOP Main Event Day 5 - Kyle Keranen Leads Final 97, Plenty of Big Names Still in Contention

    With 98.5% of the 2012 WSOP Main Event starting field eliminated we are left with just 97 players questing that most coveted of gold bracelets and to be crowned the ultimate World Champion. Leading the field as we head into day 6 will be Californian Kyle Keranen with 6.935 million chips. Keranen won several seven figure pots to get to the chip lead inlcuding a lucky +3 million pot in which he five bet bluffed all in preflop holding Qd9 and was lucky to outdraw his opponents pocket Jacks to assume the chip lead.

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    WSOP Main Event Day 3 Recap - D'Alesandro Leads with Wolpert and Selbst in Hot Pursuit

    With Day 4 of the WSOP Main Event recently underway, let's take a quick look back at Day 3. Going into the fourth days play we see four hopefuls who have crossed the magic 1 million mark, and currently leading the way is Dave D'Alesandro with 1.1 million chips.

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    WSOP Asia Pacific to feature a $500k buy-in tournament with one re-entry?

    Now when the historic one million dollar buy-in Big One For One Drop tournament has been finished, rumors about another big high roller event are starting to swirl.

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    WSOP Day 2c - Winner of Last Weeks Wynn Summer Classic, Michael Hack Leads the Way

    It's been quite a week for Michael Hack - last week he took down the biggest win of his live poker career with a $125k payday for winning the $2,500 Wynn Summer Classic and now he is among the chip leaders going into Day 3 of the WSOP Main Event having topped the leader board on Day 2c with 457k chips in the bag.

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    Phil Ivey gives his first sit down interview in three years

    World Series of Poker (WSOP) Media Director Nolan Dalla was able to have a first sit down interview with Phil Ivey in three years. The interview was conducted while the Big One for One Drop was still ongoing.

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    WSOP Main Event Day 1c - Jason Laso Tops Chip Counts

    The third and final Day 1 of the 2012 Main Event has drawn to a close with a huge 3,418 players taking their seats - the single biggest number of entrants in a single day in Main Event history.

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    WSOP Main Event Day 1b - Hoang On Top with Selbst Hot on his Heels

    Day 1b of the 2012 WSOP Main Event has reached its conclusion and after a hard days play the days chip leader is American John Hoang with 180k chips. Although not exactly a household name Hoang knows his way around a poker table and over the past decade or so has won over $2.1 million in live poker tournaments. Close to Hoang we see James Schafer with 171,250 with two time bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst in third with 168,350. Selbst came across half of her monster stack on the last hand of the evening, doubling up with AA vs KK. Still the overall chip leader by some margin is William John from Day 1a with 266k.

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    WSOP Main Event 2012 Is Underway - Day 1a Closes With William John On Top

    Well, it's finally here. After 6 weeks of bracelet chasing and 60 champions named the one they all crave is on its way to being decided as Day 1a of the 2012 $10,000 Main Event has come to a conclusion with 657 of the 1066 day 1 entrants progressing through to day 2. Currently leading the way is William John, and it's quite a lead with his 266.7k over 100k ahead of his nearest rival (Gerado Lubas 165.8k).