Sunday, 26 September 2010


So I decided to add a forum to the blog, would love to know what you guys and gals think.
Its very basic at the moment, but I hope some of you will join and hopefull we can exchange some poker experiences and more.
So here is the link - Freepokernuts forum

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Poker in the Park 2010

Poker in the Park 2010

20,000 eager visitors made Poker in the Park 2009 a big fixture on the poker calendar. Now, as it enters its fourth year Poker in the Park 2010 promises to be bigger and better than ever, with more marquees, more lectures and activities, and, most important of all, more live poker. Poker in the Park IV kicks off on 2nd September at 4pm, with model and poker champion Liv Boeree cutting the ribbon at the official opening. It's completely free, so come along and join in the fun!

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Friday, 27 August 2010

Online Poker banned in South Africa

A high court in the state of North Gauteng, South Africa has in a sentence come to t

he conclusion that all types of online games with money involved are forbidden.
The decision will take affect immediately all over South Africa. The new law means, for example, that's is no longer
possible for anyone in South Africa to play poker or organize poker tournaments online.

People who break against the new law will get huge fines and also risk time behind bars. The max penalty, however, is a R10 million fine and up to 10 years in jail, or both.

Please write your personal thoughts on the ban of online gambling in South Africa. We are also interested to hear from people who live in countries (Thailand, USA, Dubai, Japan etc) where it's not allowed to play for money online.

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Poker player spitts in dealers face

Mesbah Khaffaji got so angry after losing a hand in poker that he spat in the dealers face. Now, he's arrested for assault.

It all occurred at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles a while ago. Mesbah Khaffaji was eating at the poker table while playing No Limit Texas Holdem against some other people. After losing a hand where lots of money was up for grabs, he got so frustrated and angry that he couldn't control his feelings and spitted out some of his food - straight in the dealers face.

The casino's security guards intervened straight away and handed over Mesbah Khaffaji to the police. He was arrested, suspected on reasonable grounds, for assault but was released shortly after, in the wait for court proceedings, when he paid the bail of $20,000

In the state of California it's enough to touch another person (in an aggressive situation) for it to be classified as assault. However, it doesn't seem to be all that common that people spit a dealer in the face.

"Is it common? No. But it happens sometimes!

Yes, some people can't control themselves when losing big amounts of money", said Brendan Kirkpatrik from Bell Gardens police department to Los Angeles Times.
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Gus Hansen lost all his money? - asked Cole South for a loan

The danish poker pro Gus Hansen has been running extremely bad in the past couple of years. In the beginning of this year, however, he started off in the best possible way by winning a few hundred thousands and it almost seemed like he was going on a winnin

g streak and would take back some of the money he lost.

But it didn't take long before he started losing huge amounts again. And now it almost seem like 2010 will be his worst year ever as he has been on the top 5 list of the weekly losers many, many times this year. Not a very good sign even when it comes to some of the world's richest and best high stakes players.

According to a Swedish poker magazine, Gus Hansen has lost 8.4 million dollars during his online career and he's the biggest loser ever in the history of online poker. But they also write that the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté, has lost 20 million dollars on different poker accounts. However, these figures can't be confirmed.

Gus lost his entire bankroll at Full Tilt and asked for a loan

When Gus Hansen played at Full Tilt's nosebleed tables last Sunday, he once again ended up losing big. This time Gus Hansen lost $3701,913 (most of it from playing Pot Limit Omaha) and suddenly his account was totally empty. But even though he had lost so much and had no money left, he still wanted to play more and asked high stakes pro Cole South (picture) for a loan.

"Cole, can you send me some money? You'll get them back on Tuesday" said Gus Hansen in the poker chat at Full Tilt Poker.

Cole South rejected Gus' request straight away.

"Sorry, I wish I could. I know that you're good for it, but I have lend out a lot of money this summer and I still haven't got it back."

Gus Hansen, however, didn't seem to be angry at all at Cole South for not lending him money, he almost seemed to be thankful.

"No problem. Probably it's just good for me"

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Sunday, 22 August 2010

€60 free @ RealDealPoker

Real Deal Poker are giving you the chance to play at the site for free - with no strings attached.

All you need to do is visit the site, download the software and open an account.

Once your registration has been approved, we will credit your account with an initial €10 with no deposit required. Every time you then earn 100 RPP's (Real Deal Poker Points) you will release €5 in bonus money, until you have received €50.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Review of the Annie Duke Poker Tutor iPhone App

The world knows Annie Duke as the most famous female poker player in the world with the help of her media presence and of course for her very strong play as a world class poker player. The UltimateBet pro's newest endeavor is her very own iPhone app, called the Annie Duke Poker Tutor and is a very convenient and surprisingly sleek piece of free software.

Features of the Annie Duke Poker Tutor

To start with, the Annie Duke Poker Tutor has a Tip of the Day feature to spread Annie's thoughts and suggestions about how to play good poker. If you wish to have a new tip everyday all you have to do is submit an email address, but you do have the option to not receive email updates once it's given. This is a relief for those who hate getting a thousand newsletter updates a day.

Next is a very simple and easy to use Texas Hold'em odds calculator that will help players figure out pot odds given your cards, flop, turn, or river. All you have to do is select the cards in question and tap calculate. The odds calculator is very fast, so if you can tap fast enough you should be able to quickly find out your pot odds even when playing online. There is an expanded odds calculator for an additional cost of $0.99 that is based on the same simple design as the basic, but allows users to enter up to 10 different hold cards to simulate play at the tables rather than just heads up pots.

One very handy feature for those brand new to online poker is a Hold'em Glossary that is filled with Texas Hold'em terms that every player should know. From rake to variance and "the button", the basics and not-so basics of poker is laid out in the helpful glossary.

Annie Duke App Freerolls and News

If having a free and portable poker tutor wasn't enough of an incentive to download the Annie Duke app, there are monthly freerolls on UltimateBet just for those who have downloaded the Annie Duke Poker Tutor app. These freerolls are, well free of course, but you also get a chance to play against Annie Duke herself, who also has a bounty on her head. So anyone who knocks her out of the freeroll gets a nice added cash prize. Who doesn't love a good freeroll?

The app also lets users know what is going on in Annie's professional life. What tournaments she is participating in, what causes she personally backs, and when they are all happening.

Overall Opinions of the Annie Duke App

Given that this poker tutor is completely free to download, has an already great odds calculator, and a inexpensive extended odds calculator at just $0.99 it's hard not to love the Annie Duke Poker Tutor app. With simplicity and great design, the poker tutor should be on every new poker player's iPhone. Bravo to Ms. Duke for putting this out there.
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