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Elky Makes Great Call

January 31st, 2009 No comments

One of the hottest online poker players in the world right now is Bertrand Grospellier. This year he won the Festa Al Lago / WPT Event Season 7, taking home $1,411,015 for his efforts. He also won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for another $2 million back in January of 2008, and you can add three other final tables to this year’s online poker money finishes.

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Lindgren vs Bonomo for the Bracelet

January 31st, 2009 No comments

One of the best poker players never to win a WSOP bracelet found himself head-to-head against one of the best online poker players on the planet, in the 2008 WSOP Mixed Hold’em Event #4. Erick Lindgren, who had won over $5 million in tournament poker play and is a multiple WPT winner, had never managed to win a WSOP bracelet. And to win his first he had to beat one of the best young poker minds around, in internet sensation Justin Bonomo.

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Hellmuth Histrionics Hamper His Play

January 29th, 2009 No comments

Most Pinnacle Sports Poker players know that Phil Hellmuth made a serious run at the World Series of Poker main event tournament this year. He ended up going out in 45th place, but not before throwing a few tantrums at the Rio along the way. After having already served out penalties for verbal abuse to his opponents, Hellmuth found himself sitting in a hand one position off the button with Ac-2h. He raised the 30K blinds to 90K and got a call from the player on the button, Allen Kennedy.

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Demidov Makes Big Lay Down

January 29th, 2009 No comments

The WSOP November Nine certainly was a group of good players. Throughout the final table coverage there weren’t many mistakes made by the players, and some showed amazing poker strategy and instincts in pressure situations. One of these clutch hands occurred when there were four players left at the WSOP final table. With only Peter Eastgate, Ivan Demidov, Dennis Phillips and Ylon Schwartz remaining in the daddy of poker tournaments, Demidov showed why he’s been one of the hottest live poker players in the world over the last five months.

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Player Profile: Mario ‘TheRealPokerccini’ Puccini

January 29th, 2009 No comments

One of today’s hottest online poker players is German ace Mario Puccini. Hailing from Hamburg, he’s better known online as TheRealPokerccini. Mario has been lighting it up in some major online poker tournaments this fall. He came out of nowhere earlier this month and has quickly made a name for himself on the online poker tournament scene. In fact, Puccini has recently jumped from No. 47 to No. 25 on the PocketFives.com online poker rankings list which is updated on a weekly basis.

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