Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey Makes the WSOP Main Event Final Table

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Full Tilt Poker’s Phil Ivey Makes the WSOP Main Event Final Table

“DUBLIN, July 17 /PRNewswire/ — Team Full Tilt’s Phil Ivey has made the final table of the most prestigious live poker tournament in the world, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

“Battling through eight days of play and a field of 6,494 players, Ivey earned a spot at his first-ever Main Event final table and a shot at the US$8.55 million top prize.

“The growing popularity of poker and the WSOP in recent years has made it a tall order for professional players to “go deep” in the Main Event, making a final table finish more significant than ever for the soft-spoken, 33-year-old New Jersey native. Other high-profile pros who have made the Main Event final table in recent years include Team Full Tilt’s Allen Cunningham and Mike Matusow, along with Full Tilt Poker pro Lee Watkinson.”

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World Poker Tour® and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus

World Poker Tour(R) and Merit Crystal Cove Casino Launch WPT Cyprus:

World Poker Tour® (WPT) and Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino in Cyprus have partnered to launch WPT Cyprus, which kicks off with the Merit Cyprus Classic main event September 6 – 10, 2009. Players can qualify now for the US$10,000 US$300 Texas Hold ’em championship through the Merit Texas Hold’em Poker Club or via online satellites offered by event sponsor, Full Tilt Poker. The tournament is expected to be filmed for television distribution in select European markets.”

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Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XIII Schedule

Full Tilt Poker Announces FTOPS XIII Schedule:

“The Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) returns for its thirteenth running beginning on Wednesday, August 5th, and offers players the chance to earn their share of more than US$16 million in guaranteed prize money.

“FTOPS XIII features 25 events, each with a different game and tournament structure. All FTOPS XIII events are hosted by Team Full Tilt and Full Tilt Poker pros, each of whom will conduct a Pro Chat, utilizing interactive chat software that allows players to submit questions to the pros.”

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Marco Noll Takes Overall Lead at PokerStars.com EPT Dortmund | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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Marco Noll Takes Overall Lead at PokerStars.com EPT Dortmund | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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“A total of 358 players showed up for the second Day One at the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Dortmund Main Event, bringing the overall number of entrants to 664. At the end of play on Wednesday, Germany’s own Marco Noll held the overall chip lead as the only player to crack the 100,000-chip mark, vaulting him past Day 1a chip leader William Thorson.”Ron Bailey

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2009 WSOP Tournament Rules Stress Civility, Proper Conduct | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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“A new version of the World Series of Poker Tournament Rules was released earlier this week by Harrah’s as part of the continuing preparation for the 2009 World Series of Poker. Among the notable additions and changes to the 97 rules are a brand new “Code of Player Conduct,” a revision on the rule regarding the use of profane language at the table, and an extension of the restrictions on sponsor logos at televised feature and final tables. Several noteworthy clarifications have also been made to a host of other rules.”Ron Bailey

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Holger Kanisch on Top After PokerStars.com EPT Dortmund Day 2 | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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“Just 34 players will be returning for Day 3 of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Dortmund Main Event, with the three biggest stacks all owned by players representing Germany. Holger Kanisch ended the day with the chip lead with over half a million chips, followed by Marc Gork and Sandra Naujoks. Trailing the Germans in fourth place is British player Steve Jelinek, who began Thursday with just 20,000 chips, but ended with nearly 350,000.”

Ron Bailey

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World Poker Champion Jamie Gold Forfeits Chance for $7 Million Dollar Purse to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Children Uniting Nations (CUN) at Oscar Night Gala

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World Poker Champion Jamie Gold Forfeits Chance for $7 Million Dollar Purse to Host Fundraiser Benefiting Children Uniting Nations (CUN) at Oscar Night Gala:

“LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — When the Oscar crowd leaves the Kodak Theater on Sunday, February 22nd, the top nominees, winners, and invited guests attending the Hollywood Reporter/CUN Gala to celebrate and mingle, are in for a exciting evening of festivities, as World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold has agreed to host a charity poker tournament benefiting Children Uniting Nations. There is a tax deductable ‘buy-in’ and the players will be seated next to Jamie, pro players and celebs. In addition to this charitable decision to abandon LA’s biggest tournament.”

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From PokerNews: NBC’s "Poker After Dark" Set for New Year’s Debut. Shana Hiatt to Host.

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NBC’s “Poker After Dark” Set for New Year’s Debut. Shana Hiatt to Host.

“Late-night poker programming featuring some of the biggest names in the game? That’s what’s on tap when NBC rolls out its newest poker entry, ‘Poker After Dark.’ Currently slated for a kickoff on Jan. 2nd, 2007…