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The Italian poker player Luigi Shehadeh was very happy to win the 888Live Barcelona Open just before the World Series is set to begin.


Shehadeh is still very young in his poker career, but that did not stop him from winning the crown at the 888Live Barcelona event. This was the last big poker event to take place in Europe before the World Series and the Italian was happy to grab the 888Live trophy.

It looks like Shehadeh is at the peak of his poker form. It was just a month ago that overturned the challenge of 2500 players at the Campione Casino. Now, he has won the 888poker title at the Gran Casino de Barcelona. This is the 3rd festival of the 888Live Series and even though it was not the largest event of the series, it still had its wow moments.More Link

Sam Stein was 23 years old when he got featured on the cover of the popular Card Player Magazine.


The magazine was offered online as well and was a huge hit among the fans of Sam Stein as well as the poker game fans. He was the contender for the Card Player of the Year in 2011. In his short career, Stein was able to win $3.9 million playing poker. This was a great achievement for a newcomer to the poker world.

Sam Stein is from Hidden Hills in California State and was very successful in the 2011 WSOP event during the summer. He won the first bracelet of his career in the $3,000 pot limit Omaha event. Stein did not have any inhibitions to face the camera for the very first time and to pose for the cover of the Card Player Magazine. He finished third in the $10,000 pot-limit Hold’em event and the year 2011 was a very good year for him on all counts.More Link

After delaying for a month, finally the Portugal has sent shares of technical standard of its online poker liquidity to the European Commission for approval.


The country has got a new gambling licensing regime under which Portugal has welcomed online poker site. The first poker site that has been called by the country is Amaya Gaming’s PokerStar.

Though, the licensing was done earlier, but the country took some more time to decide on whether the sites operating in the country will allow sharing of liquidity with other online poker site operational in the European Union market.

On Tuesday, the national gaming regulator national gaming company ofMore Link

French-regulated client of PokerStars – PokerStars.fr declared previous week to their Austrian player base that it would no longer be serving poker players staying in the country starting at 10:00 AM (ET) on 1st March, 2016. The notification communicated Austrian poker players that a alteration in regulatory framework is the reason they would no longer be welcome to play on French PokerStars client.
Upon that news, poker players came to poker forums (that includes TwoPlusTwo) to talk about the news with the reasons this is taking place. The email subscribers got explanations that players could still utilize their StarsCoin balances to buy things in VIP Store as well as the site would convert tournament dollars and tickets into cash automatically.
Poker players pondered that the cause for the pullout might have related to a very recent contract announced between iPoker Network owner Playtech and Austrian Lotteries and Casinos Austria owner Win2Day, where the former would offer poker platform services to the latter might have been the reason of the bow out because of the timing. Even though Win2Day is presently the only online poker channel licensed in Austria under their gaming authority, this news appears to be just unrelated and coincidental. More Link

Not as much as a day after, Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. succeeded to score the blade objective to protect Futbol Club Barcelona a shine in the Final League of UEFA Champions, authoritatively stuck together with Team PokerStars as most recent brand representative of the room.

Neymar Jr. said that getting matured and playing soccer regular has put him together an aggressive individual. He also disclosed that when he does not engage football, he liked participating poker and going up against his partners out and about or in home amusements with companions; these are some of his most loved things to do.

As per the Brazilian national football group star and world-well known striker, his means of entry into the poker world has been a characteristic stride, because he accepts that these two games have more similar things than numerous may consider.

He also discloses the similarities between both games saying that to be a fruitful poker player, you oblige a considerable lot of the same abilities that are expected to be an effective footballer. Mental quality of players is essential as well as strength; persistence, self-control, and focus are also needed. He also disclose his liking for taking challenges saying that he cherishes the challenges, whether they comes forward on the football pitch or at the poker table.More Link

Jonathan Duhamel is basically from Boucherville, Canada. He has dropped his one year to be professional poker player.

He has started playing poker in 2006. He has not played very well in 2010. His graph is not best. But he is not consistent player. His graph is showing that he has down his performance. He has not played professionally because of this effects comes on his graph and he consistently he is going down. He has won $12,707,338 casino winnings in his total career. Career title won 4, 63 career cashes he has won,

In the poker player of the year he has placed at 276 rank and total points was 480 points and winnings was $116,738. He has played in every series like World Series of poker, world poker tour, and European poker tour. In World Series of poker player $9,730,081 total 20 cashes he has won; he has gone through 5 final tables. He has won one bracelet in this series in 2010. In World poker tour total winnings was $81,202 4 cashes he has won, and gone through 1 final table. In European poker tour $129,435 total 5 cashes he has won.More Link