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Ivey's return enlivens World Series of Poker

Ivey's return enlivens World Series of Poker | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

At the halfway point of the 43rd World Series of Poker, several storylines have developed.


Popular poker professional Andy Bloch won his first-ever individual championship bracelet in a Seven Card Stud event, ending an 18-year drought. On the flip side, Phil Hellmuth Jr. captured his record-setting 12th bracelet by winning a Seven Card Razz event.


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Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan Confirmed For Tournament In Asia

Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan Confirmed For Tournament In Asia | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
The Asian Poker Tour announced a new entry to the growing world of super high roller events with its HKD $1,000,000 (USD $129,000) buy-in ‘Manila Millions’ tournament, to be held during APT Philippines at Resorts World Manila on April 20th.


The seven-figure HKDentry price makes this the largest buy-in tournament ever witnessed in Asia.


The high stakes tournament action is going to take place amidst the luxurious surroundings of Resorts World Manila’s Genting Club. A number of top professionals have already confirmed their intentions to play the massive event, including Phil Ivey and Tom “durrrr” Dwan.


“The Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World Manila are going to make poker history once again and this time it’s by staging Asia’s biggest super high roller event. A buy-in of this magnitude will put the Philippines on the world poker map and the APT is excited to once again be working with Resorts World Manila to make it all possible,” said Jeff Mann, CEO of the Asian Poker Tour.


APT Philippines is taking place from April 19th – 25th, with highlights including the aforementioned high roller and the USD $2,700 buy-in main event. For more information about poker tournaments around the world, make sure to check out Card Player’s tournament database.

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Phil Ivey Leads as Current 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year

Phil Ivey Leads as Current 2012 World Series of Poker Player of the Year | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Phil Ivey hasn’t won any of the 2012 World Series of Poker events yet, but he’s already amassed quite a payday of well over $500K, finishing in the money in four different events.


He is currently the leader to be named WSOP 2012 Player of the Year. The breakdown for the top 10 appears below. The WSOP Player of the Year Standings are a cumulative measure of performance. Players will only receive points for open bracelet events...


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Daniel Negreanu: Why Hate on Phil Ivey?

Daniel Negreanu:  Why Hate on Phil Ivey? | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Poker pro Daniel Negreanu defended his friend Phil Ivey on the posting boards this weekend, insisting Ivey had no part in the Full Tilt Poker debacle


It has been nearly a year since Full Tilt Poker had its bank accounts froze by US authorities, claiming the company’s executives were engaging in bank fraud and money laundering. The Feds later alleged that three poker pros with shares in Full Tilt Poker helped perpetrate an elaborate ponzi scheme. These individuals included big name players Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson. Ivey was not accused of taking part in the scheme...

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