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COVID-19: J88PT Philippines postponed

COVID-19: J88PT Philippines postponed

Due to the ongoing concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a lot of travel restrictions and event cancellations are in place across different industries mainly in Asia. The prestigious Triton SHR Series Jeju that was scheduled for early February had been postponed...

Win a WSOP Package for as low as $0.01 on 888Poker

Win a WSOP Package for as low as $0.01 on 888Poker

t’s a few months away from this year’s 51st World Series of Poker festival set to take place from May 26 to July 15, 2020 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Players all over the world are definitely looking forward to the series after last year’s...

Interview with Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov

Interview with Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov

Our reporter Gaelle Jaudon met Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov for a conversation on his recent results and the current state of the Russian poker scene. Somuchpoker: To know a bit more about you: you have around $5 million in live earnings, more than $2...

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Win a WSOP Package for as low as $0.01 on 888Poker

Win a WSOP Package for as low as $0.01 on 888Poker

t’s a few months away from this year’s 51st World Series of Poker festival set to take place from May 26 to July 15, 2020 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Players all over the world are definitely looking forward to the series after last year’s...

Germany finally considering federal poker legislation

Germany finally considering federal poker legislation

Germany is known to love poker and has produced some of the best poker players in the world. Poker high roller legends like Fedor Holz, Manig Löser or Rainer Kempe all have two things in common: they come from Germany and they are not living in their home country...

Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

Exclusive Freeroll on 888Poker: $100 for Grab – No Deposit Needed!

We have teamed up with 888poker! The poker room will be offering exclusive $100 freerolls to Somuchpoker followers every Sunday! The field size is expected to be small, you have a great chance to get your hands on some easy money. You do not have to make any sort of...

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Interview with Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov

Interview with Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov

Our reporter Gaelle Jaudon met Russia’s GPI Number 1 Anatoly Filatov for a conversation on his recent results and the current state of the Russian poker scene. Somuchpoker: To know a bit more about you: you have around $5 million in live earnings, more than $2...

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Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament
Everything you should know before making a deal in a tournament

Over the years, deal making has become an increasingly popular and important factor in tournaments. It allows players to flatten the payouts in the late stages which decreases the variance which can make tournament grinding difficult to manage as a profession. Most...

Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?
Are re-entries and late registrations hurting the poker economy?

There once a time when poker tournaments involved one buy-in, one stack and one shot. In the simpler days of a freezeout you’d only ever see a player bust once. But these days, professionals can fire bullet after bullet until they finally build a big stack they can go...

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Five key areas for strengthening your Short Deck game
Five key areas for strengthening your Short Deck game

With Hold’em having been puzzled over and analysed under a microscope for over twenty years, the strategic elements of the game are beginning to follow a choreographed tightrope of game theory. Increasing numbers of players are playing almost every situation optimally...

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Six Asia poker trends of 2019

Six Asia poker trends of 2019

It was a dizzying year of poker in Asia with barely a break in the live tournament scene. Players had plenty to choose from as festivals sometimes overlapped. Vietnam and the Philippines were consistently busy with nonstop events both local and international. Coming...

Asia Pacific’s biggest player achievements of 2019

Asia Pacific’s biggest player achievements of 2019

Another incredible year of poker has come and gone. Once again, players from Asia – Pacific outshined around the globe. For some, their wallets weighed down with large scores, for others dreams were fulfilled. Many definitely deserve acknowledgment. Here’s a...

Florencio Campomanes clinches the APPT Manila 2019 Main Event

Florencio Campomanes clinches the APPT Manila 2019 Main Event

After four days of heated competition that included a final day that ran for 13 hours at Okada Manila, semi-retired Filipino player Florencio Campomanes railroaded the latter half of the final table to become the newest APPT Main Event champion. He pocketed his...

Mid-year update on GPI Asia’s top 10: Daniel Tang takes the lead

Mid-year update on GPI Asia’s top 10: Daniel Tang takes the lead

With the summer’s biggest poker event all wrapped up, it’s time for a mid-year review on the Global Poker Index Asia rankings. Since our last update significant changes have taken place; only six players secured their top ten standing and Hong Kong’s Daniel Chi Tang...

REST OF THE WORLD

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to American authorities

If PokerStars was once an empire of the online world, then Isai Scheinberg was its emperor. Over a relatively short space of time, Scheinberg’s online poker room had ridden the crest of the poker boom to become an all-conquering business behemoth, basking in the rays...

Five stories that built Billy Baxter’s legacy

Five stories that built Billy Baxter’s legacy

When it comes to legends of poker, Billy Baxter is certainly not spoken of as much as he should be. Not only has he accumulated 7 WSOP bracelets and been cashing at the WSOP for over forty years, but he also paid Stu Ungar’s 1997 Main Event entry because he was having...

Five untold stories about the genius that was Stu Ungar

Five untold stories about the genius that was Stu Ungar

When it comes to poker legends and the story of their lives, none can match Stu Ungar’s in terms of genius and degeneracy. Born with incredible intelligence and a photographic memory, Ungar was surrounded by gambling from the time he could walk. He won his first Gin...

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