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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

Baazov has been in the news recently with the bid that he placed when Amaya was placed on the market for privatization.


His investor company denied the claims which led to a lot of controversy as well. Baazov has now announced his alternative funder who has been secured for funding the bid of $6.7 billion that Baazov has placed on Amaya. This is his bid in order to have a stake in the privatization of the company. Being a founder of Amaya Inc, there was much controversy created when rumors arose about his bid to purchase shares of the company going in for privatization. His investor firm KBC Aldini Capital is a Dubai investor firm denied being involved in the bid. This again added more fire to the rumors.

Baazov’s bid for purchase of shares of Amaya Inc has involvement of two of his Hong Kong funds as well. Currently Baazov has the largest shareholding in the company, Amaya Gaming Inc which is the parent company for the successful online venture of PokerStars.More Link

Freeway City, a brand new documentary, will be released on 23rd Nov, for free online via Vimeo.

The docu-feature, which was directed and produced by Max Votolato, deals with on Gardena, California and also backs the city’s heyday as a nightlife mecca as well as self- titled “Poker Capital of The World”.
To be more specific, the documentary tells the untold tale of Ernie Primm who, in 30’s, saw a loophole in the law letting poker to be played in a legal way outside the city limits of Los Angeles. The movie is ninety minutes long and it is broken into sixteen parts.
Speaking to a leading website, Votolato told that he was always fascinated with Los Angeles. Growing up, he read every book and magazine he could find about Los Angeles as well as Southern California. He was inspired by Mike Davis’ book City of Quartz as well as David Rieff’s Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World and he was looking for an original LA story to tell.

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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