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A VPN is a virtual private network that cloaks the user's real IP address, altering it to mimic that of an IP from a different location. For example, someone in Texas could use a VPN to make it appear that they are actually located in Vancouver, Montreal, or Saskatchewan. By doing so, the...
Shawn claimed the coveted WSOP bracelet on July 7, 2019, the day after his 36th birthday. He was competing in the $800 WSOP.com Online NLH 6-handed event #76, which drew 1,560 players to the virtual felt on Sunday. It took a little more than 11 hours to finish out the opposition, with Shawn...
With hundreds of pro poker players looking to feast upon the mass of fishies, Ramon Colillas proves NL Hold’em isn’t just for the sharks! What if I told you hundreds of the world’s best poker players—pros like 2018 POY Alex Foxen and Female POY Kristen Bicknell—were all heading to the same casino, at the...
Retired Canadian poker pro turned MMA fighter Terrence Chan turns up in the Bahamas for 2019 PS Hold’em Players Championship. The action is now underway at the Atlantic Casino in the Bahamas, where a staggering field of more than 900 turned out to participate in a ground-breaking event. The $25,000 PokerStars NL Hold’em Players...
Representing Willowbrook, Saskatchewan, Canadian online poker pro Travis Nesbitt is taking a free ride to the Bahamas with a $25k Platinum Pass to PokerStars PSPC 2019. It is a good day to be Travis Nesbitt. The 28 year old spent the last decade building up to this moment. He’s been playing online poker all...
Connor “blanconegro” Drinan dominating live and online poker from Canada. Connor Drinan isn’t really a household name in the live poker world, and yet he has amassed more than US $11 million in tournament cashes. His online poker moniker, “blanconegro”, has been known to strike fear in the hearts of those who know it,...
The FairPlay Protocol: Online poker without the rake. Anyone who’s enjoyed real money online poker in the past knows all about “rake”. It’s the small portion of each pot that poker rooms collect as their profit. The average rake is 5%, give or a take, depending on the stakes and number of active players....
The professional poker world says goodbye to Norway’s most beloved poker player, Thor Hansen. If you’ve never heard the name Thor Hansen, you either know nothing of poker, or you haven’t done nearly enough research. He’s right up there with the legendary likes of Doyle Brunson, Chip Reese and Stu Ungar—“Stuey”, as Thor used...
Fusion hybrid diminishes skill of online poker, elevating dominance of luck. For ages, we have played the same poker games. 5 Card Draw, 7 Card Stud and Hold’em Poker are the only ones to have stood the true test of time. Other variants and hybrids tend to gain short-lived fad-dom before disappear into the...
French-Canadian Guillaume Nolet dominating live poker in 2018. Does the name Guillaume Nolet ring a bell? If you play poker in Canada, it should. He’s been playing live and online poker for at least five years, but his presence on the live felt has become palpable in 2018, scooping six cashes for over US...