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The adults in the age of 21 as well as older are invited to come and play the real Las Vegas style poker tournament at the Sand Canyon Country Club. The event is going to take place in the coming month. The annual advantage for the football team of Canyon High School includes a tri-tip dinner with the chefs at the golf club, including the prizes and payouts for the final 15 players.

The tournament name is Real Texas Hold’em Poker and it will be held on Saturday that is February 24, at 7 p.m. In the event the check-in, beverages and dinner will start at 5:30 p.m., and a not obligatory basic clinic of poker playing is offered from 4-5 p.m. at the cost of $20.
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A court battle was on for high stakes between two poker players of wealthy status which heated up on Wednesday. The lawsuit has been on since summer and a counter claim was put in on Wednesday. Matt Kirk, a poker pro of Australian origin, put in a claim of two million that he states that a casino owner, Leon Tsoukernik owes him. He claims that the amount was loaned by him to Leon in late May at Aria casino on the famed Las Vegas strip.

 

At the court the judge stated that allegations about gambling debt were not enforceable, but Kirk wanted to pursue the claims under unjust enrichment and fraudulent inducement. It is ironical that Tsoukernik had to take loans from Matt Kirk when his casino, King’s Casino located in Rozvadov, which hosts World Series of Poker Europe, also has a poker room that is deemed to be the largest in Europe. He states that he was intoxicated and induced to play for higher claims. He had been tired and drunk and needed the dealer as well as Kirk to help him in counting the chips when they were playing at the Ivey’s Room. He misread the cards and continued to play till five in the morning due to which he played poorly and lost about three million in the game session.
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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