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NITSCHE CLAIMS THIRD POKER BRACELET
2014-06-11

Dominik Nitsche (23), a young poker ace from Minden in Germany has won his third World Series of Poker bracelet and $335,659 after emerging victorious from event 21, a $1,000 buy-in NLHE contest which attracted a field of 2,043 players.
This week he entered the WSOP record books as the youngest yet winner of three bracelets.
Despite his skill and experience, it was no walk-over for Nitsche, who faced a determined Dave D'Alesandro with a chip lead in the heads up, which proved to be something of an endurance test over 92 hands of highly competitive poker.
For much of that 92 hands Nitsche was hanging on by his fingernails, but he maintained discipline and late in the match managed to take and hold on to the lead and eventually eliminate his last and very tough opponent.
D'Alesandro exited with a hard-earned $208,931 as runner-up.
The rest of the final table claimed prizes as follows:
Badih Bounahra $145,229
Zachary Gruneberg $104,594
Thayer Rasmussen $76,443
Jeff Gross $56,549
Eric Milas $42,382
Billy Horan $32,168
David Burt $24,702




YOUNG POLISH PLAYER TAKES TOUGH PCA 2014 FINAL TABLE
2014-01-14

A 22-year-old Polish online PokerStars Apuestas Deportivas Online Bingo Play Slots Online in US NFL Picks qualifier Daniel Panka upset all the form books and created a nail-biting final beating Mike McDonald in a challenging three-hour heads up ending off a grueling 16-hour final table at the 2014 European Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event.
Isaac Haxton commentating at the event said he was "confident we were watching the play of one of the true anonymous greats of the online world transferring his talent to the bricks and mortar environment".
"Obviously, I'm an internet player," Panka told PokerStars. "I started playing live tournaments last year. Every day I sat down at the table, I was a little bit nervous, but then all that pressure came off. It's weird, but I didn't feel too much pressure. I was very confident in my game."
Following a three-way deal between Panka, Isaac Baron and Mike McDonald, Panka went on to take $1 423 096 in prize money, the trophy and the title.
"My mind and body concentrated on being a rock, a statue," Panka said following his impressively cool performance. "I can't dance with joy. I'm still in that mindset that I have to be concentrating."
Final table ended up:
Dominik Panka$1 423 096
Mike McDonald$1 064 865
Isaac Baron$1 207 599
Madis Muur$581 040
Daniel Gamez$447 040
Shyam Srinivasan$328 020
Pascal Lefrancois$242 020
Fabian Ortiz$173 220


DIVING IN POKER'S SHARK CAGE
2013-11-26

Pokerstars marketers have come up with a novel reason to hold satellite qualifiers online - a new television show titled "The Shark Cage" which will feature a prize of $1 million.

The first two televised heats of the show will take place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January 2014, according to a Pokerstars statement Monday.

The Shark Cage is a series of eight heats geographically dispersed across the company's European Poker Tour stops next year. The climax will be a final table in which survivors will compete for the winner-takes-all $1 million.
As the title implies, this will be a shark-puller, with each heat comprising one online qualifier and five killer pros - a daunting but stimulating prospect and one that should generate plenty of interest among the bold and the skilled.
The show will focus on fun, table talk, and include rules such as Play Against the Clock (30 seconds to act), Dont Get Bluffed (rewards and penalties for successful and unsuccessful river bluffs), and No Deals (winner-take-all first prize, no deals allowed).
To be in with a chance of winning a trip to the Caribbean in January, and play in one of the televised heats with a chance to take a shot at the $1 million first prize later in the year, PokerStars players simply need to make a deposit using one of the bonus codes on the Pokerstars website to get a ticket or tickets to the qualifying tournaments that take place each day from November 25-30 at 15.00 ET.
Each qualifying tournament will have a $5,000 added cash prize and the top 50 players from each of the six qualifiers will get a chance to audition for The Shark Cage TV show. To do this, a qualifying player simply needs to record a video audition in English, upload it to YouTube and then email the link to sharkcage@pokerstars.com no later than 23.59 ET on December 8.
The PokerStars Team will judge the entries based on personality, enthusiasm, humour and talent, and will contact the top finalists for phone interviews before announcing the winners on Dec 17.
For more details, go to http://psta.rs/1ejSS7E.


BELGIUM BLACKLISTS FIVE MORE ONLINE GAMBLING COMPANIES
2013-04-24

The Belgian Gaming Commission has added another five online gambling companies to its blacklist of 'illegal' websites that Belgian ISPs are supposed to block.

Two UK online poker company sites belonging to PKR are among those banned - PKR.com and its online casino equivalent PKRcasino.com.

The Nordic Leisure subsidiary Redbet.com has also been blacklisted, along with GoldenCherry.com and Klavercasino.com.

The latest additions bring the total number of blacklisted operations in Belgium to 69, depriving Belgian punters of top internet gambling action at sites like bet365, 888 and William Hill.

In Belgium, online gambling licenses are restricted to existing land-based operators and their partners, an anti-competitive and discriminatory system which has attracted criticism from the European Commission - thus far disregarded by the Belgians.



MASTER CLASS IN POKER
2012-10-31

Top live and online poker ace Phil Ivey appears to have ambitions in the poker coaching field, evidenced by a recently launched website that is at present seemingly putting together a mailing list / customer base through an otherwise largely inactive site.
Iveypoker.com invites visitors to subscribe, but bigger things are clearly in prospect with reports that Ivey is signing up a star-studded team of poker pros that includes current World Series of Poker final table chip leader Greg Merson, Patrik Antonius and Jenn Harmon.
ESPN reports that Ivey plans to improve players' skills through the free-to-play internet site and instructional vids, and that he told the TV company he wants to give players an opportunity to improve and compete against some of the best names in the game
What were doing here is teaching people how to become a winning poker player," Ivey told ESPN. "I think a lot of people really dont know how to play poker, and I think this is going to be an opportunity to play with the best players in the world.