Taiwan poker pro wins biggest Aussie Millions prize yet

January 22, 2017

Taiwan poker pro James Chen has emerged victorious in the $25,000 buy-in Aussie Millions Challenge event after besting a field of 133 at the Crown in Melbourne. Included in the field, in which only 14 cashes were available, were big names like Dan Shak, defending champion Chance Cornuth, Stephen Chidwick, Antoine Saout, Nick Petrangelo, Manig […]

Is Dan Bilzerian a poker fish?

January 21, 2017

Dan Bilzerian, the high profile Instagram legend, jet setting playboy and allegedly deadly online poker player who claims he accrued a $50 million fortune playing the game, is currently receiving some not-so-flattering internet and mainstream press coverage following an assessment of his capability by poker pro and coach Doug Polk. Polk, who runs tutorial site […]

New online poker legalisation moves in New York?

January 20, 2017

Optimism that online poker may again be on the cards in New York state rose this week following reports of discussions between Assembly gambling committee chairman Rep. Gary Pretlow and the neighbouring New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement e-gaming regulator, which apparently created a positive impression. InfoPowa readers may recall that legalisation looked imminent last […]

Libratus rules at the halfway mark of man vs. machine poker contest

January 20, 2017

The poker competition pitting four poker professionals against the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science program Libratus (see previous  reports) is reportedly not going well for the humans, with the AI player $471,600 ahead of its human opponents at the ten-day half way mark of the 20-day contest. With 40,340 hands played (about a third […]

Asian operator to work with Chinese poker championship

January 19, 2017

AGTech has announced that it has secured the 5-year rights to operate all competitive play of Chinese card game Guan Dan, and has formed a partnership with the organisers of a Chinese poker championship in China. The five-year rights to Guan Dan were awarded by the Chess and Poker Games Administrative Centre under the General […]

Poker Player Alliance urges Washington State lawmakers to legalise online gambling

January 19, 2017

The Poker Players Alliance’s energetic executive director, John Pappas, flew into Washington state this week to give evidence before a Washington state Senate committee on the benefits of online gambling legalisation. Washington has some of the most draconian anti-online gambling laws in the United States,but is re-examining the possibilities through the Senate Committee on Commerce, […]

Belgian victory in Aussie Poker Millions event

January 19, 2017

Event six of the Aussie Millions poker festival currently running in Melbourne, Australia attracted a star-studded field of 516, creating a prize pool of A$528,900, the lion’s share of which went to Belgian pro Thomas Boivin, who had already claimed a cash of A$6,000 in an earlier event. Heads up, Boivin faced local pro Joel […]

Partypoker Million national tour kicks off in Sochi

January 18, 2017

Partypoker’s new live tour will kick off in Russia on March 24, 2017 at Sochi Casino and Resort in association with Club Poker Management. Online Day 1’s will start on partypoker on March 12, 2017. This stop of the tour boasts a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 with $200,000 guaranteed for the eventual champion. “Hosting […]

Aussie Millions events 2, 3 and 4

January 17, 2017

Tuesday at the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship in Melbourne, Australia saw the culmination of events 2, 3 and 4. Taiwan’s James Chen bested Australian Rainer Quel heads up to win the first championship ring of the series in which he defeated a field of 48 players in Event 2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. earning the top […]

Poker Central reveal 2017 Super High Roller schedule

January 17, 2017

Poker Central, POKER PROductions and the Aria Resort & Casino have released details on the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl taking place 28-31 May. The tournament, which is projecting a prize pool of $15 million with a buy-in of $300,000, features seven 7-handed tables and is capped at 50 seats. ARIA will reserve 15 seats […]