Poker vs. Hearthstone: a Glimpse of Things to Come?

PokerCentral and AmazonCoins are organizing a contest between three poker players and three Hearthstone players. Here’s why it’s important.

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Mustapha Kanit’s Sunday Million Win: How Big is it for the GPL?

Just weeks after being drafted first in the GPL, Mustapha ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit has won the PokerStars Sunday Million. How big is that for the Rome Emperors?

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Winamax’s Latest Innovation: the Hit and Run Satellite

Winamax’s new Hit and Run Satellite format should prove fast and furious, with its emphasis on chip accumulation rather than survival.

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What Does AlphaGo Mean for Poker?

Google’s AlphaGo will play Lee Sedol for the world Go title next month. How does AlphaGo compare to poker AIs, and what would a computer win mean for poker?

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Poker Rankings Update: Gorodinsky Closes Out WSOP PoY

With the conclusion of the WSOPE, the GPI WSOP Player of the Year Race is settled. The number one spots on other leaderboards are likewise holding steady.

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Poker Rankings Update: Kaverman Overtakes Mercier

Due to WCOOP, September was all about online poker. Live leaderboards are largely unchanged, while PocketFives’s online rankings have been shaken up.

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How Will MPN’s Changeable Screen Names Compare with Full Anonymity?

The Microgaming Poker Network is allowing users to change their screen names. What are the differences between this and full anonymity?

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Poker Rankings Update: Kaverman Closing in on Mercier, Zinno

Byron Kaverman is closing in on both Jason Mercier and Anthony Zinno, while Mustafa ‘lasagnaaammm’ Kanit is very close to being in the Top 10 for both live and online poker simultaneously.

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YouTube Gaming not Competing with Twitch for Poker

YouTube has launched a new service called YouTube Gaming. Although this is intended to compete directly with Twitch, its focus is more narrow and will not include poker, leaving Twitch the primary provider of poker streams.

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First-Ever Online Bracelet Event Produces Mystery Final Table

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The first-ever WSOP Online Bracelet event is down to the final six and we don’t even know who they are. Pseudonymity may actually be this format’s most interesting and promising feature.

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