Allen Kessler vs. Matt Savage: Dealer’s Choice and the Game Designer’s Dilemma

The latest clash between Allen Kessler and Matt Savage, over a detail in the Dealer’s Choice format, exposes one of the fundamental challenges of game design.

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Guessing the Age of the 2016 WSOP Main Event Champion

We’ve now have eight young Main Event champions in a row. Will we see another 20-something crowned this year, or is that a trend that’s due to change soon?

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Commerce Casino Experiments with Time’s Up Format

Commerce Casino has used the CSPC as an opportunity to test out a new format called Time’s Up. It looks like fun, but may need some tweaks to avoid problems.

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Poker Central Offering ‘Final Table Challenge’ Freeroll for SHRB

Poker Central is offering a million dollars to anyone who can make a perfect final table prediction for the Super High Roller Bowl, but that’s no easy task.

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Mike Dentale Penalized for Mucking Cards

Mike Dentale was penalized for trying to muck his cards in a situation where he couldn’t fold. Jason Wheeler and others have accused him of collusion.

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Spin-and-Go Satellites Softening EPT Grand Final Field

This year’s EPT Grand Final in Monaco has had its buy-in halved, but may still prove to be a high-value event for professionals due to the number of online qualifiers.

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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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For Love or Money: Ivan Luca vs. Maria Lampropoulos

Ivan Luca has won yet another title, but he had to get through his own girlfriend to do it. We take a look at the inevitable questions about soft play.

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Subtle Changes to the WSOP in 2016

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Compared to last year’s, the 2016 WSOP schedule is relatively lacking in surprises, but numerous small tweaks should improve attendance and prize pools.

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Greenwood, O’Dwyer Propose ‘Royal Rumble’ Tournament Format

Sam Greenwood and Steve O’Dwyer have floated the crazy idea of bringing a WWE ‘Royal Rumble’ style event to poker… but could we make it crazier still?

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