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Verdes Takes Home More Than $1.2 Million in Festo al Lago Tournament

New York pro Tommy Verdes was victorious at the $15 000 buy-in World Poker Tour Festo al Lago tournament this week, taking home $1, 218, 225. It was a great showing for Verdes, whose previous best win was $352 832 at the 2009 WSOP NHLE event, but he has a string of 12 cashes in […]

Poker Great Mike Sexton Named to Prestigious Poker Hall of Fame

Mike Sexton (a.k.a. “the Ambassador of Poker”) has just been named to the Poker Hall of Fame. He becomes the 38th player named to the Hall. The competition was tough and included Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein. Sexton, of course, has impeccable credentials. He’s won more than $3.7 million playing poker and a World Series […]

Poker Playing Priest Close to Winning $1 Million

I love this story, which I first heard about through the Catholic News Service. It’s about a very cool, poker-playing Catholic priest, who just beat one of the world’s top poker players in a national poker contest aired on a Fox TV show, winning $100,000 that he says he’ll donate to his church’s new building […]

Point towards the Bellagio, and a Dec. 13 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic, Part of the World Poker Tour

If you happen to be near Las Vega around Dec. 13, head to the Bellagio (an awesome Casino, for those who’ve never been) for the latest round in the World Poker Tour. It’s the annual Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. Last year, you might recall, World Series of Poker November Nine member David […]

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