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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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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Pre-Registration Now Open for 2009 WSOP | PokerNews.com (via FriendFeed)

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“On Wednesday, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. announced that pre-registration is now open for the 2009 World Series of Poker. The 57 bracelet events are scheduled for May 26 – July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, with the “November Nine” returning to play the Main Event final table Nov. 7-10.”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: Online Satellite Winners ‘Most Likely Not’ Accepted For 2007 WSOP

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Online Satellite Winners ‘Most Likely Not’ Accepted For 2007 WSOP

“The online-satellite pipeline to the Main Event at the WSOP found itself clogged in a major way this past week, as word leaked out from Harrah’s Entertainment, owners of the World Series of Poker, that they will no longer accept…