Ivan Demidov

Ivan Demidov is an expert poker player from Moscow. He arrived at the heads-up stage plus Peter Eastgate, and won $5,809,595. Demidov expressed that he might impart his rewards to a Russian monetary supporter who took him to a few past competitions, with the sponsor getting more than Demidov.

Hailing from Moscow, Russia – a blossoming online poker hotspot – Ivan fabricated his bankroll playing on the web. Also however he still chiefly keeps tabs on Internet play, he has wandered into the live domain more as of late. In 2006 he traded in for spendable dough fifth spot in a Pot-Limit Omaha occasion at the Russian Poker Championships, which were held in the place where he grew up. Encouraged, the following year he dared to the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Vegas, where he set third in a $1,000 NLHE competition for $21,710.

In October 2008, he additionally arrived at the last table of the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in London, completing in third spot. In completing thus, he turned into the first player in history to achieve the last table of both Main Events in that year.

Delicate spoken and unassuming, this junior weapon has a splendid future in front of him. He is now supporting himself on only several days of play every week and, however he concedes his setting in the WSOP Main Event was essentially like winning the lottery, you can hope to see his face at numerous last tables in the years to come. Starting 2012, Demidov is the most elevated standing part of the WSOP All Time Money List who does not have an arm ornament.

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Final Event Of Boyaa Poker Tour

The Macau final event of the Boyaa poker tour has been announced; there are about 400 qualifiers who would be participating in the event.


Even with the recent spate of typhoons that affected the Macau region the players who are part of the Boyaa Poker Tour are not showing any signs of slowing down. There have been online qualifiers who have been selected to participate in the Macau Finals who have had poker clashes in five regions across the world.

As the finals come near the qualifiers and their list dwindle down. The letters to the qualifiers were sent at the beginning of the month of August. About 400 invitation letters were sent for the final event in Macau and there is a prize money guaranteed of six million in Hong Kong dollars. The online battles that have been fought for gaining access to the event include several participants from Mainland China which form the dominant group. The country has been showing growing interest in poker games like Texas hold’em and many gifted players have emerged from this country.   (more…)

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Koral Claims WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Tom Koral has had a long journey at the World Series of Poker events in his 13-year long journey at the WSOP.


He has made 53 WSOP cashes and had entered the final tables of the WSOP events just five times.

This man is well aware of the kind of challenges and pressures that he could be facing when entering a WSOP event and then making it to the final table of the event. The gold bracelet was an elusive one for Koral for so many years. He wanted to set this record straight and the WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud event paved way for him to achieve the elusive dream.

Koral had only one focus in his mind and that is to win the WSOP gold bracelet. Soon, after winning the event and his first gold bracelet, Koral said that this moment is sure going to take a lot of time to sink in. (more…)

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Day 3 Of MCOP Amsterdam

The Day 3 of 2016 MCOP Main Event was disbursed with 2 buses touts all at the same time.


As a result, it made for a final table of 2 with no delay of hand for hand play. Some of the popular names like Michiel Brummelhuis, Arne Coulier and Jussi Nevanlinna fell short. However, other players like Charlie Carrel and Juha Helppi did make it. Helppi led the final 9 with Carrel that successfully earned 5 out of 5 cash this week. The Day 3 began with 53 players. Before completion of the first level, there were over 15 players that managed to hit the rail. The first one to go was none other than Foeke Deinum and he was followed by several players that held up their hands to receive cheques worth €7,895.

Jussi Nevanlinna who was the title defender may have not made to his goal. Charlie Carrel was assured of cashing in 5 out of 5 tournaments. He is playing this week and began his day by being a chip leader. There were a few small pots that he lost just to lose bigger series to make it drop down. (more…)

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Russia To Host PartyPoker LIVE Million National

The Sochi Casino and Resort will be the venue for the first party poker Million National event.


This event will be taking place in Russia in association with the Poker Club Management in Sochi, Russia. The casino is a new one and will be opening its doors to the general public on Jan 20. Partypoker has said that the event in Russia will be held in March.

The buy-in for the PartyPoker Million National in Russia is fixed at $1,100 and the prize money guaranteed is $1 million. The first place can earn $200,000 guaranteed. This prize pool is sure to draw many of the avid poker enthusiasts to the Sochi resort come March. The announced guaranteed prize money will be a combined one that involves both line and online elements. There will be five opening days of events to be held in Sochi in March and the first two days will be held on March 12 and March 19. The last three days of the opening days of PartyPoker Million National at the Sochi Casino and Resort will be held on 24th, 25th and 26th of March 2017. (more…)

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European Online Casinos Step Up

The casino and sports betting sites of Betclic Everest Group might have obtained licenses to operate in Portugal but the competition is now about to be stepped up as PokerStars has also obtained License 005 from SRIJ that allows them to host the tournament, hold’em, Omaha, French roulette and blackjack games on the site.


PokerStars is not new to Portuguese market, but the new regulations in 2015 had forced the company to shut down its operations. It has now received licensing approval and the functions are beginning afresh. However, even after the new site is operational, the poker market online will remain within certain boundaries as liquidity aspects are limited. Other countries like Spain, France and Italy have liquidity deals in force and Portugal might share the liquidity deals soon with these European Union countries. As a result the Portuguese players can expect a growing market in this segment. (more…)

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505 Games brings in unique Poker RPG

505 Games have introduced unique Poker RPG into Steam Closed Beta this day, suggesting interested poker sharks could get a great look at the Prominence Poker.


This ‘sport’ comes as 505’s upcoming new IP, after the successful introduction of Portal Knights, and this is being built up by indie studio Pipeworks.

You kickoff would kickoff in Prominence Poker with only your wits as well as a poker face to dig into seedy and unsuspecting places for underground games. Backdrops include a dive biker bar, the local casino, and even the backroom of a laundromat. You would march on to encounter against unprincipled characters through 4 cunning factions as they work their path up to dispute the leader of every bunch, all for a final showdown along with “The Mayor” – the inscrutable town founder.

With this game, you can make your own poker alter ego from head-to-toe and gain experience points to disengage emotes, unequaled prestige and items, thus bringing RPG elements in this mix. A complex bluff-and-tell procedure would have poker players reading their opponents for hints to their hand strength, along with subtle gestures including frequency of card checks, speed of play and a lot more.

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Full Tilt set to be first online poker brand to introduce on Steam eSports

After thousands and thousands of Steam members voted for Full Tilt.net play money game in the Greenlight procedure, employed by Valve to estimate interest in adding brand new products to the platform, Valve has accorded to launch the product on its platform.
This will see the launch of Full Tilt on Steam, disclosing the brand as well as the software to an audience of around 125m gamers, along with the product to go live by 2015’s end. Dominic Mansour, the managing director of Full Tilt, said that the scope to introduce the game to the millions of players who make up the Steam gaming community is really important to them. They would be the first major online poker brand on the platform and the move underlines their strategic intentions to explore new avenues for their games.

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Humberto Brenes has a wide array of achievements to pore over

Though the annals of poker history are scarce with Costa Rica based players, Humberto Brenes is an exception as he has managed to shine at the global level. He ventured into the poker industry two decades ago and has succeeded in winning high-profile tournaments to cement his reputation and also enlarge his bankroll.

He has played at the WSOP in most of his tournaments where he has not only garnered substantial earnings but has also managed to clinch trove accolades for his achievements. Going through his magnificent resume, you will come across outstanding performance that would be a cove of inspiration to enthusiasts and fledgling poker players.

In 1988, Humberto final tabled at the World Series of Poker major event placing 4th and raking in $83,050. In 1993, he participated at the World Series of Poker $2,500 limit hold’em to clinch a bracelet alongside $149,000 while repeating the winning later that year for a second accolade and $128,000 in the pot-limit Omaha. He has also cashed seventy-two times at the World Series of Poker with three WPT final tables. (more…)

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