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Sasha Salinger brings you the PokerNews Weekly Roundup for the week of February 13th. First up, PokerStars announced big changes to their Rewards Program. Watch to see what those changes were. "Giraf Ganger," currently ranked #4 online MTT (multi-table tournament) player in the world, organized a boycott of PokerStars' online Sunday $5K Progressive Knockout Tournament. Over 190 of the top online poker players in the world including Mustapha Kanit, Steve O'Dwyer, Jason Koon, and Chance Kornuth agreed to boycott the poker tournament. Watch to see if this boycott effected the tournament's guarantee. Next up, a congratulations to the winner's of the first three US Poker Open Events. Stephen Chidwick won the $10K NLH event, Jordan Cristos took home the trophy for the $10K PLO event, and, lastly, Lauren Roberts won her first poker tournament! She took home over $218K and the trophy for the $10K NLH tournament. Congratulations to her! Click below for all the latest US Poker Open Live Updates: https://www.pokernews.com/tours/us-poker-open/2019-us-poker-open/ Lastly, watch to find out which online poker website is sponsoring Bill Perkins' Thirst Lounge.

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Posted: February 18, 2019, 9:14 pm

Phil Galfond has officially launched the beta on a poker site the community has been drooling over for years. He joins Sarah Herring and Jeff Platt to talk about the biggest threats facing poker, why he wanted to start a poker site, his biggest hurdles and his legacy. For more on Run it Once: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/02/phil-galfond-talks-run-it-once-launch-33349.htm TIMESTAMPS: 3:20 Jeff Gross and Jaime Staples Part Ways With PokerStars 7:30 PSPC Winner Ramon Colillas is the Newest Face of Team PokerStars 14:40 Sponsor: Natural8 Natural8 continues to grow as one of the major poker room in Asia and Europe. With a variety of tournaments unique in its own way, catered to both recreational and professional players alike, get ready to spice up your poker life. Over $300,000 in guaranteed prize money to be won each day, plus all buy-ins and guarantees are doubled on Sundays, that's $12million in monthly guarantees! Stunning tournaments and extraordinary guarantees only at Natural8. https://www.natural8.com/welcome/the-best-mtts?ref=sa1DZReiqos99a5mMDBQuoXh 15:30 GIVEAWAY a seat to the upcoming CSOP event in Las Vegas 21:00 Phil Galfond joins the show! 23:30 The public beta launch of Run It Once: "The response has been about as good as I could hope for so I'm very pleased with how it's been going." 25:20 Plans on when to move Run It Once past the public beta stage 27:20 Galfond goes over the features that differentiate Run It Once from other sites: splash the pot, random aliases, dynamic avatars, and more! 40:00 Motivation behind creating Run It Once: "The idea for the poker site was born out of fear really, for where the online poker world and industry is heading. And obviously, it's very exciting running a poker site. It wasn't just a purely noble pursuit." 43:00 The top threats to the online poker community: "The biggest threat is botting, just in the past few years bots have become that much better and able to beat humans." 46:20 Challenges he faced in creating the site: "The biggest struggle was definitely development." 49:40 Being the face behind Run It Once: "I'm not too stressed about it...I'm very involved, and the people that are there, keeping an eye on things, I trust very much, I trust completely. It doesn't really scare me, I'm happy to put my face on it." 53:40 Does he look at this as helping to create his legacy? "I definitely think it will be my biggest achievement in poker." 54:30 Looking ahead: "What I've noticed is the players who are playing are really enjoying it...I think players are going to keep coming back and keep playing. So what we need to focus on, what we are focusing on, is just growing and getting the word out to more people."

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Posted: February 14, 2019, 7:35 pm

Meet the Thirst Lounge Hosts. Hand picked by Jeff Gross and Jaime Staples to star in various styles of coverage, meet the Thirst Lounge Team. They will be heading to the Virgin Islands to play poker on the Thirst Lounge page. https://www.twitch.tv/thirstlounge Time Stamps: 0:15 - 2:10: @Ebony_Kenney -- Ebony Kenney - Model & Poker Pro 2:13 - 5:33: @catrific -- Cat Valdez 29 - YouTube Personality 5:36 - 6:55: @Jon_Pardy -- Jon Pardy - Big Brother Canada Winner 7:00 - 8:52: @Fattrain -- Justin Kelly - Commentator and Host 8:55 - 10:30: @AdamScottKlein -- Adam Scott Klein - Winner of Survivor 10:32 - 13:52: @BetOnDrew - John Gonzalez - Streamer 13:54 - 15:37: @Voislavbxl -- Voislav Ivanovski 27 Wandering Spirit 15:38 - 19:50: @Priestley_ --Priestley Leng - Vlogger 19:50 - 22:00: @The_Illest -- Kelly Minkin - Poker Pro 22:00 - 23:50: @ThirstLoungeMat - Living in his car traveling the country

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Posted: February 14, 2019, 6:23 pm

Watch to hear the weekly recap of the latest news in the poker world. Last week, poker players Jamie Staples and Jeff Gross both severed ties with PokerStars and will no longer be PokerStars ambassadors. What is next for them? Will they join Bill Perkins on his new Twitch stream channel Thirst Lounge? Will they continue to Twitch? Are they retiring from poker? Watch to find out! Next up, poker player Phil Galfond launched a public beta version of his new poker site Run It Once. Originally a poker training site, Galfond recently launched a new platform, much to the excitement of the poker community. Last news item of the week concerns Phil Ivey's ongoing battle with Borgata and the never-ending Baccarat edge-sorting scandal. Click here to read more about how the edge-sorting scandal unfolded: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2015/03/judge-rules-borgata-lawsuit-against-phil-ivey-proceed-21088.htm

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Posted: February 11, 2019, 11:44 pm

888poker Live has come to a conclusion much faster than anyone expected. With such a huge field it was a surprise that Ivelin Ganev steamrolled through the final table with such haste. It was an even bigger surprise that for Ganev that won a WSOP Main Event Package. You can watch the final table here: https://www.youtube.com/user/888behindthescenes

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Posted: February 10, 2019, 9:05 pm

There have been some changes to the WSOP schedule coming up. Most notably, more chips! There is also a Mini-Main Event, a short-deck event and single day Turbos! Poker players at the 888poker Live in London weigh in with their thoughts. For More on the new schedule: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/01/wsop-announces-1000-mini-main-event-33062.htm To get the opinions of Justin Bonomo, Dominik Nitsche and Ryan Riess: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/01/nitsche-bonomo-riess-react-to-2019-wsop-schedule-33123.htm

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Posted: February 10, 2019, 8:57 pm

James Williams, the reigning 888poker Live in London champion opens about the state of live poker. He shares his experiences both in this field and in general. Williams explains the difficulty in playing with certain fields and why it complicates your decisions. Williams also reflects on how the game has evolved and stayed the same over the years and how you can improve your game to stay rolled and also happy. To see the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/888behindthescenes

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Posted: February 10, 2019, 5:52 pm

Poker Twitter has exploded in the last few weeks with people taking prop bets to go vegan. Max Silver has offered odds to people. Dan Smith might do it for charity. Doug Polk had a 6 figure number. And Jamie Kerstetter has accepted a bet with Bill Perkins. David Tuchman explain his tweet that began the responses on Twitter from the 888poker Live in London. For more on the bets check out: https://www.pokernews.com/news/2019/02/jamie-kerstetter-vegan-for-a-year-10k-33301.htm To see the livestream of 888poker Live in London click Here: https://www.youtube.com/user/888behindthescenes

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Posted: February 10, 2019, 5:26 pm

Daiva Byrne has been an advocate for woman in poker for years. Sarah Herring saw her deep at the 888poker Live in London Event at the Aspers Casino and pulled her aside on a break. Byrne opens up about poker in Lithuania, her focus on woman in the game and the experience of meeting Molly Bloom…plus what is different from the movie if you read the book. To see the livestream of 888poker Live in London click Here: https://www.youtube.com/user/888behindthescenes

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Posted: February 10, 2019, 12:34 am

From the 888poker Live in London Kick-iff event, Sofia Lövgren weighs in on some of poker and pop culture's most epic debates in a game of This or That? Hero Call or Hero Bluff? Bags or Shoes? Live or Online? Phil Ivey or Phil Galfond? To check out the live stream: https://www.youtube.com/user/888behindthescenes

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Posted: February 9, 2019, 6:47 pm

Tom "the Turkey Slayer" Mason calls out Martin Jacobson during the Bros vs Pros challenge after he took a huge pot off him in the last hand of the live stream. The Bros had plenty to say about Tiffany Michelle too as they get ready to jump into the Main Event. To watch the stream check out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBIav_QqkYUI3SvV4arDSA For more on the Bros: https://youtu.be/asW6GFLqcs4

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Posted: February 9, 2019, 6:02 pm

Sarah Herring talks to Head of Poker at Aspers Casino John Scanlon to get his thoughts on the massive increase in field size year on year. During Day 1 players were lined up into the Casino to get a seat, but there just weren't enough tables! Poker is alive and well in the UK and Scanlon explains changes are already in the works so the next event can accommodate even more players! For more on Aspers Poker Check out: http://www.aspersstratford.co.uk/poker-tournaments.html To check out live stream: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBIav_QqkYUI3SvV4arDSA

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Posted: February 9, 2019, 4:09 pm
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Posted: June 5, 2016, 8:23 pm
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Posted: June 5, 2016, 8:23 pm
Donnie is joined by JASON SOMERVILLE (!!!) in the Biggest Little City in the World for Run it Up Reno. 
Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:42 pm
Donnie is joined by JASON SOMERVILLE (!!!) in the Biggest Little City in the World for Run it Up Reno. 
Posted: May 29, 2016, 4:42 pm
The TOPDOLLARMAN himself, Paul Newey joins Remko at WPT Amsterdam. 
Posted: May 27, 2016, 8:59 pm
Howard Lederer dropped a bomb on Thursday, so naturally, Rich and Donnie discuss. They also try to meet Chicago Joey’s 10-voicemail challenge, to get an Isildur1 interview. 
Posted: May 20, 2016, 4:36 am
Remko, a faux Canadian, sits down with actual Canadian Max Greenwood to talk about his poker journey, his fellow poker-playing brothers, and more. 
Posted: May 19, 2016, 4:33 pm
Jason Mercier joins Remko to talk about prop betting at the World Series of Poker, his three-bracelet bet against Vanessa Selbst, and some of the high-stakes cash games he’s dabbling in. 
Posted: May 11, 2016, 4:01 pm

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