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Online Poker News Archives - January 2006

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Daniel Negreanu Wins WSOPC Poker Championship

Daniel Negreanu won the WSOP Circuit Championship at Grand Casino-Resorts in Tunica, Mississippi. The $10,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Circuit championship event attracted a field of 241 players and offered a prize pool of $2,289,500. Daniel's win paid $755,525 and is the first major victory for Negreanu in more than a year.

January 31, 2006

Ferguson Speaks On The Poker World

In 2005, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson had arguably his finest year as a tournament professional. He captured two World Series of Poker Circuit championships at the Harrah's Rincon in March of 2005 and came back in September to win the first Las Vegas stop at Harrah's during the 2006 season of the Circuit.

January 29, 2006

Konami enters poker game

All-In Poker will feature five poker games, including the wildly popular Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, and Seven Card Stud. Solo players will learn when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em with "extensive tutorials," and gamble in practice, collection, and bounty modes.

January 27, 2006

Free Texas Hold 'Em Poker Planned for Xbox 360 Live Arcade

As part of his regular podcast, Microsoft's Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has interviewed fellow Microsoft employee and Xbox Live Arcade Group Manager Greg Canessa, regarding the past, present and future of Xbox Live Arcade.

January 26, 2006

Hollywood Poker Announces 2007 Hollywood Poker Girls Calendar Model Search

Following the success of last year's Hollywood Poker Girls Calendar, Hollywood Poker, where the stars come to play, has announced its search for the 12 new sexy poker faces for 2007.

January 25, 2006

WORLD POKER TOUR Adds Las Vegas' Tropical Paradise Mandalay Bay to Season V Tour Schedule

The WORLD POKER TOUR announced today that Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas has joined its roster of host casinos for a new event that will be staged as the second stop of the Season V calendar. The Mandalay Bay Poker Championship, to be held June 4 - 8, will become the next big event on the WPT's storied 17-stop tour which features exciting poker action at some of the most beautiful, elegant and highly regarded resorts and card rooms around the globe. In Season V, the WPT is expected to surpass its Quarter Billion Dollar mark in prize money!

January 24, 2006


TalkSport is to host InterPoker’s new poker program, part of its ongoing offline marketing campaign. The program went live on Mike Dickin’s show at 10 pm program on January 20, targeting Talksport’s 2.2 million listeners.

January 23, 2006

World Poker 2

2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that World Poker Tour for the PSP is slated for release this spring. World Poker Tour for PSP features real-life professional poker stars and venues featured in the popular World Poker Tour television series with enhanced A.I. players, customizable characters and online capabilities compatible with PlayStation 2 consoles.

January 22, 2006 Chosen Top Poker Software by Readers of Popular Gaming Magazine, a leading online site dedicated to poker and casino games owned and operated by Safepay Int S.R.L., has received one of the highest accolades in the gaming industry by receiving Gambling Online Magazine's 2005 Readers Poll Award for Top Poker Software Award.

January 20, 2006

Charities want poker fundraising to be legal

Non-profit groups in New Brunswick are asking the province to legalize charitable poker tournaments.

January 19, 2006

Hollywood Poker Announces 'Celebrity Poker Night' Beginning With Lenny Dykstra

Hollywood Poker has announced that it will be hosting a weekly celebrity tournament on its website, which will have a different celebrity guest host each week.

January 18, 2006

Mac Poker Comes to Full Tilt Poker

Mac poker players can now play with the pros at Full Tilt Poker using their newly launched native Mac poker client.

January 17, 2006

$100,000 Buy-In High Stakes Poker Show Airs Monday Night

Nineteen of the biggest sharks on the poker circuit have put up big bucks to participate. Players include Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Jerry Buss, Fred Chamanara, Jennifer Harman, Johnny Chan, Freddy Deeb, Daniel Alaei, Eli Elezra, Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Farha, Ted Forrest, Barry Greenstein, Amir Nasseri, Daniel Negreanu, Mimi Tran, Sean Sheikhan, and Bob Stupak. Each player has put at least $100,000 into the pot, with the option of adding another $50,000 or $100,000 if necessary.

January 16, 2006

On Poker some hands can be nothing but trouble

When you're playing No Limit Texas Hold'em, there are certain cards dealt that are known as trouble hands. They earn this label because they're difficult to play and often dominated by better hands.

January 16, 2006

Poker is his passion

My goal is simple. I want to provide useful information that will help make you a better player so that you can enjoy the game more. Every week, you'll learn a poker nugget that you can put to use immediately, either in your weekly home game or trips to an online poker room. This column may help you pick up extra cash, too.

January 15, 2006

Jeffrey Pollack Named Commissioner of World Series of Poker

Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Jeffrey Pollack, vice president of sports and entertainment marketing for subsidiary Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., is taking on the added role of commissioner of the World Series of Poker, subject to the receipt of any necessary regulatory approvals.

January 14, 2006

Voting Begins for Bluff Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Poker Awards

Bluff Magazine, America's leading poker magazine, announced today that they will begin taking online voting for the first ever Bluff Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Awards.

January 13, 2006

Mac Online Poker Room Rated 2005 Online Poker Room Of The Year [see full review] a mac online poker room was ranked #1 online poker room of 2005 for Mac and Windows users alike.

January 12, 2006

Playtech Receives Certification for its Casino, Poker and Bingo Products

Playtech announced that it received an official random number generator (RNG) evaluation certificate for its Casino, Poker and Bingo products from Technical Systems Testing (TST).

January 11, 2006

Online Poker Room Launches Leader Boards

Online poker room, has introduced an innovative new leader board system. The leader boards will rank online poker gamblers and will regularly reward them with cash prizes...

January 10, 2006

Davis cleans up at Poker tounament

Snooker legend Steve Davis today cleared the table at the Irish Poker Championships, scooping winnings of €13,500 in one of the tournament’s side competitions.

January 10, 2006

Britney Spears Brings New Baby to Poker Party

Three months after the birth of her son Sean Preston, Britney Spears showed up, hubby and little tyke in tow, to the launch party for her father's new poker venture. Jamie Spears has entered into a joint poker project with the Maloof brothers, owners of the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The partnership concerns the Palms Home Poker Host, a poker software program founded by “Daddy” Spears that helps people organize professional-caliber poker games in the comfort of their own homes.

January 9, 2006

Nick Leeson Wins a Stunning $25k Online Playing Poker

When starting a game of poker online Leeson is known by players as quite aggressive. Many times he will be the early raiser online and by name alone bluff people out of their superior hands.

January 8, 2006

Poker players converge at Texas Hold 'Em tournament

The Texas Hold 'Em craze gets serious this weekend when more than 500 players are expected to converge on Cocoa Beach. When the smoke clears on Sunday evening, only one will advance to the Travel Channel's World Poker Tour finals in Reno, Nev.

January 6, 2006

All hands on deck for poker contest

No Limit Texas Hold'em is the game that has made card playing socially acceptable in the 21st century and about 1000 people, from the poker elite to amateurs, will do battle in 14 events over the next fortnight.

January 6, 2006

Women find poker is their strongest suit

By day JoJo Hastie organises charity events and private functions. At night she is one of a growing band of women who are taking over the male dominated game of poker.

January 5, 2006

Internet boost for poker punters

Thanks to the internet and television, poker exploded outside its US homeland in 2005, and PartyGaming chief executive Richard Segal sees technology boosting that boom further in 2006.

January 4, 2006

Online poker a considerable draw

Greg Powers opened his laptop computer, logged on to an Internet poker site and bellied up to a Texas hold-’em table. In 15 minutes, he was about $400 ahead. "I could always get another job if I wanted,’’ said Powers, 24.

January 4, 2006

Shannon Elizabeth Wins Nicky Hilton Poker Tournament

Shannon Elizabeth wins the first ever Nicky Hilton Caesars Palace New Years Eve poker tournament. Outlasting all the top name pros and watching the celebrities and walk-ons fall aside, Shannon left little doubt she was the champion this day.

January 3, 2006

Good poker players are all eyes, ears at the table

Poker is a game of incomplete information, Howard Lederer is fond of saying. So many unseen cards, so much to be deduced from your opponents' betting patterns.

January 3, 2006

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