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Sunday, November 30, 2008

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How Online Gamblers Unmasked Cheaters - 60 Minutes/Washington Post Joint Investigation Questions Honesty, Security Of Gambling Sites

November 26, 2008 0

CBS news program 60 minutes will air the 30th of November about the cheating that has been going on at Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker...

The first story is about a player called Graycat that was killing the game for months even though his play was terrible and he won with 15 standard deviations above the mean, which was approximately equivalent to winning a one in a million jackpot six consecutive times.

The other story is about the player Potripper who made the 10-high call against Marco "CrazyMarco" Johnson in a $1,000 buy-in tournament in September of 2007. The Potripper was later traced to the headquarters of Absolute Poker in Costa Rica after a player requested his hand history and instead received more information than he should have, including other players cards and ip addresses.

The Washington Post's Steve Kroft and the team behind 60 minutes have been investigating these matters for over 4 months and will now send a program about it on Sunday the 30th at 7:00pm ET on CBS.

A collaboration by two of the world's most respected news organizations reveals how online poker players suspecting cheating were forced to successfully ferret out the cheaters themselves. That's because managers of the mostly-unregulated $18 billion Internet gambling industry failed to respond to their complaints.

The results of the four-month investigation by 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, producer Ira Rosen and The Washington Post’s two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Gilbert Gaul will appear this Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on 60 Minutes.

"He was raising, just really, really bad hands against very good hands. He seemed to play crazy," says Todd Witteles, a computer scientist turned poker player who believed he was losing too much to the same person. "It seemed like he was giving his money away. Except the only thing was, he wasn't losing. He was playing in a style that was sure to lose, but he was killing the game day after day," Witteles, who played a key detective role, remembers.

Michael Josem, a player and a computer security expert, plotted the odds of such consistent success. "We did the mathematical analysis to find that they were winning at about 15 standard deviations above the mean…approximately equivalent to winning a one-in-a-million jackpot six consecutive times."

The cheating, which netted the cheaters more than $20 million, occurred on two of the Internet's most popular sites, Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet. The two sites operate out of a shopping mall in Costa Rica and run their games on computer servers housed on an Indian reservation outside of Montreal. They are licensed by a Mohawk tribe that has no background in casino gambling, a tribe that previously made the majority of its money selling tax-free tobacco. Though such gambling is illegal in both Canada and the U.S., the betting laws in those countries have no jurisdiction on the sovereign reservation.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Clonie Gowen Files Lawsuit Against Full Tilt Poker November 15, 2008

November 22, 2008 0
According to Nevada court records, Cycalona 'Clonie' Gowen has filed a lawsuit against Tiltware, LLC. Full Tilt Poker, and many of the famous faces you see on Full Tilt advertisements. Named in the suit personally are 'Team Full Tilt' members Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Phil Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman-Traniello, Mike Matusow, Allen Cunningham, Gus Hansen and Patrik Antonius.

PokerNews has obtained a copy of the claim, and can verify the following:

The twenty-page filing asserts Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, Unjust Enrichment, and
Fraud. Gowen is seeking $40,000,000 in damages.

The filing details alleged meetings between Gowen and Tiltware executives where the deal for Gowen to endorse the website was struck. In the claim, Gowen alleges an oral contract existed while admitting no written contract had ever been signed, and that most of the alleged promises took place over the telephone or in meetings with Tiltware executives in Las Vegas in 2004.

The impetus for the lawsuit appears to be that earlier this week, per her claim, Gowen was told she would no longer be working with the website, and her name and image would be removed from the promotional materials.

PokerNews has reached representatives of Tiltware, LLC, who offered the following statement to

Tiltware LLC Comment re Clonie Gowen lawsuit.

"Tiltware, LLC, has been made aware of the recent filing of a meritless lawsuit by a former Full Tilt Poker endorser -- Ms. Cycalona Gowen. All claims have no merit and there are many inaccuracies improperly and unlawfully asserted by Ms. Gowen within her frivolous complaint. Tiltware LLC expects that this lawsuit will be dealt with accordingly by a competent court in due course."

Gowen has appeared in promotional materials for Full Tilt, dating back to the website's launch in May of 2004. Gowen rose to prominence by winning a World Poker Tour 'specialty' event, the "WPT Ladies Night" in Season One of the popular poker television show. She was raised in Oklahoma, and won a teen beauty contest in her tiny hometown of McAlester (population 18,000) at the age of 15.

The lawsuit was filed yesterday, November 14th, in Nevada District Court, in the court of Judge Robert C. Jones. PokerNews will have more on this story as it develops.
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Monday, November 17, 2008

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Peter Eastgate wins 2008 WSOP

November 12, 2008 0

The 2008 WSOP has finally come to an end after months of waiting. The final heads up match between Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov did not last as long as many expected.
The final hand played out like this:

Eastgate limps on the button and Demidov checks.

The flop comes 2 K 3

Demidov Checks and Eastgate bets $1.25 Million and Demidov makes the call.

The turn comes 4

Eastgate bets $2 Million after a check from Demidov.

Demidov makes the raise to $6 Million and the Dane calls.

The river comes 7

Demidov goes all in and Eastgate instacalls.

Eastgate is showing A 5 for the straight.

Demidov shows 4 2 for two pair.

This makes the Danish player Peter Eastgate the winner of the 2008 WSOP winning over $9 Million.
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Coaching Video from Poker Pro Andrew 'Foucault' Brokos 6MAX

November 07, 2008 0
This week's free clip: Andrew "Foucault" Brokos plays 2 tables of $3/6 6MAX NL and discusses continuation betting in a variety of spots.

Andrew "Foucault" Brokos is well known for his knowledge of the game. Andrew's experiences in the $5-$10 to $25-$50 no-limit hold'em cash games provide plenty of fodder for his highly regarded poker writing and coaching. His innovative teaching style, informed by his work in urban public education, blends big picture strategy with detailed hand analysis and color commentary. Andrew has also cashed in the last three WSOP main events, including a 35th-place finish in 2008, earning him $193,000.

Andrew 'Foucault' Brokos - "I like that we are moving past the model of "watch me while I play poker and talk about whatever happens" and focusing on the targeted development of specific skills. Don't get me wrong, I've learned a lot from the traditional "sweat" video, and now that I'll be producing videos more regularly, you'll see some of those from me as well. But I also have a background in teaching and working with teachers, and I know that there are much more effective ways of helping people learn. I'm committed to pushing the envelope when it comes to techniques and methods for teaching poker"

2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker
Event 54 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em 11/10/2008
Place: 35, $193,000.00

2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event 55 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em 07/17/2007
Place: 361, $34,664.00

2006 37th Annual World Series of Poker
No-Limit Hold'em Championship 08/10/2006
Place: 279, $38,759.00
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Still Playing at Action Poker - Good Session (even though my big hands got beat by bigger hands)

November 02, 2008 0
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Ya, so I played 1.5 hours of Action Poker 10c-25c, 3 tables. I was playing a lot of hands but everyone else let me because they were playing very passive. I couldn't believe how many times I got kings and Aces tonight and it was nice to win with them:) So I'm up $41 plus I unlocked $25 bonus so up $66 today and at $263 right now.

Anyway, here are some hands

Daniel Negreanu "You win some, you lose some" lol:)

I just won the last 4 hands. Nice to win #5:)

This one made me laugh. He hit 3 outer on turn, than I hit my 2 outer on the river:) And he played the hand bad on every street. He put money in there everytime he was behind and the one time he is ahead he checks.

Now, here are 3 hands I got. 2 pair, a set and a flush and I lost them all:( Two of them I think I lost the minimum. Other one, I was getting 2.5-1 on a call on the river.

Ya, so here is a flush I hit. It is a little funny how it played out. I think because it was 3-way pot I choose to play conservative since there was a possibility for higher flush or full house. Man, I thought I won this hand for sure. I think the other guy with ace high flush should have raised on the river for value.

3 outer:( I felt so much strength from him when he check raised on the river. My instincts told me I'm beat but $10 in the pot, $4 to call so had to call.

This hand is pretty sick and I think I got away pretty cheap. His call on the turn is bad, he should definitely have raised it since we're deep stacked(like $30 each) and there's lots of draws that I would pay to see.
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Saturday, November 1, 2008

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November 01, 2008 0
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Pokersavvy has closed down their site, scroll down to PokerSourceOnline:

PokerSavvy gives you the best opportunity to build up your bankroll very fast. At some pokerrooms you just have to genarate $50 in rake and you will get a $50 bonus from the pokerroom credited to your account. Also you will get $75 from PokerSavvy, so you do get 250% rakeback. That is more then Poker Professionals do get!!! So simply go through all pokerrooms and your bankroll should increase at least $2000 and if your starting bankroll is high enough and you do have enough time you can finish this easily within 2 month. Just take a look at our table and decide on your own where you will start:

 Pokerroom  Savvy-Bonus  Pokerroom-Bonus  Rakeback-Rate 
 Betfair $80 $0 320%
 Gnuf $85 $25 306%
 Mansion $90 $30  240%
 PokerRoom  $60 $20  200%
 Bodog $60 $130 190%
 NoblePoker $75 $20 190%
 PKR $90 $50 187%
 ActionPoker  $100 $83  183%
 HollywoodPoker   $90 $50  175%
 PartyPoker $50 $25 150%
 PokerStars $50 $90 140%
 888/Pacific $70 $100  136%/75%
 PokerTime $80 $28  135%
 AbsolutePoker  $75 $50  2.4x Raked Hands
 UltimateBet $75 $15  3.33x Raked Hands
 ChilliPoker $90 $75  83%
 InterPoker $87.5 $50  82%
 CakePoker $75 $90  77%
 PlayboyGaming $60 $62  73%
 SunPoker $85 $100  69%
 PokerNordica $60 $60  64%
 ParadisePoker $130 $65  60%
 CentreBet $90 $30  60%


PokerSourceOnline is the second best choice to enlarge your bankroll, some offers are better than with PokerSavvy. But the withdrawal process is more complex, so it is listed below PokerSavvy. The very best deal is with Full Tilt Poker and almost every player can finish that promo within a few hours! For more details take a look at our rakeback table:

 Pokerroom  PSO-Bonus  Pokerroom-Bonus  Rakeback-Rate
 FullTiltPoker   $120 $15 378%
 Gnuf $120 $33  336%
 PokerStars $120 $25 290%
 Bodog $90 $87 264%
 HollywoodPoker   $120 $40  246%
 CarbonPoker $120 $20  244%
 PokerRoom $150  $40  238%
 ActionPoker $120 $100  183%
 PartyPoker $120 $50  170%
 EverestPoker $120 $100  117%
 AbsolutePoker $90 $60  2.5xraked hands
 CakePoker $120  $90  98%
 UltimateBet $120  $25  97%
 Doyles´sRoom $90 $25  92%
 ParadisePoker $120 $35  84%
 SunPoker $90 $100  71%
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Cashout Restriction and RakeBack Percent

November 01, 2008 0
Cashout Restriction and RakeBack Percent are two very important things you should look at before you take on a bonus.

Cashout Restriction - This is what you must do before you can cashout. Often it's get 1000 points or play 2500 hands before cashing out. Some deals have little or no cashout restriction such as $10 Free at SunPoker(no cashout restriction) and $35 Free at VC Poker(1 raked hand cashout restriction).

RakeBack Percent - Rake is the money you pay to the pokerroom, rakeback is the money you get back from a pokerroom. So if you pay $100 in rake and get back $30, than that is 30% rakeback. There are actually deals where you get back more rake than you pay and those deals are called Poker Gifts or Deposit Bonus Plus Gift.
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