RaiseOnce = Ivey: In one of the worst-kept secrets in online poker, Phil Ivey is apparently playing online poker at PokerStars, under the handle RaiseOnce. Details here; there’s also more in that report about Ivey and Tom Dwan playing in a $100K buy-in on the Asian Poker Tour this month.
Party Poker Premier League wraps up: Scott Seiver won the Premier League V, besting the likes of Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Dan “jungleman12” Cates and Phil Laak. You can check out how it went down here. Seiver won $500K, while Cates took second place.
More with Seiver:
Tony G is mad after busting:
Big Game: Next up for Party Poker is the Big Game. You can tune in here at 4 p.m. CEDT (or local time in Vienna, Austria). Tony G, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, Erik Seidel and Luke Schwartz are among the players expected to take part in the 48-hour cash game.
Epic failure: Some insider stuff about the rise and fall of the Epic Poker League, their attempt to buy Wicked Chops Poker, etc. The more that comes out about the EPL’s parent company, the stranger it becomes, and the more clear it becomes that they didn’t know wtf they were doing.
—Kevin Vandersmissen took down the Irish Poker Open for €420,000.
—An update from the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Council Bluffs.
–Freddy Deeb gets into the mix in the BLUFF player of the year race.
–The World Poker Tour heads to Vienna.
— Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen has been crushing it of late in the online high-stakes games. And Jeans89 is the biggest winner online since Black Friday.
–Sam Trickett won a $2 million pot in Macau last month. Read more about the huge cash game here.
–Party Poker’s Pokerfest II is in a couple of weeks.
–An interview/bio of poker pro Matt Waxman.
—Pics of Sara Jean Underwood, who unfortunately isn’t really tied to poker anymore.