News about the poker

Although online poker rooms are the places that attract the majority of players, brick and mortar poker rooms aren’t going to lose ground as they have a more than steady crowd of fans who like the social side of the game. Besides, live poker venues are visited by the true high-rollers, who want the limits that can't be available online.

Poker enthusiasts are delighted to see the European Poker Tour return, with the first event in the schedule being in Barcelona. In the end, it was American Dan Smith who triumphed, with the Las Vegas-born player overcoming a large field to take home the $1,183,100 Super High Roller event.

It would be fair to say that the relationship between Daniel Negreanu and TwoPlusTwo has been poor for some time and the professional has once again ignited an argument. Negreanu has told moderators of the poker organization to "stop being such nits" following a disagreement about charity advertisements.

Sam Razavi has continued to build on his fantastic reputation on the international poker tour, with the Englishman triumphing in the recent PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Melbourne event.

Few people can boast to earn $6,465,746 in one day, yet Stanley Choi has just been added to that list. The Chinese player managed to win the recent Macau High Stakes Challenge and take home an unbelievable prize for his efforts.

Having amassed a fortune over $45m through his unbelievable swimming career, Michael Phelps certainly has a few spare cents to splash on minor hobbies.

Frenchman Laurent Polito has added to his impressive CV of titles this week, after the player proved victorious in the Barcelona event of the European Poker Tour. The win now means that Polito has won a total of $582,758 during his career and is undoubtedly classed as one of the more successful players who are currently vying on the European Poker Tour.

It would be fair to describe Mikalai Pobal as a relatively unknown player before recently, with the Portugal-born player managing to cash on just one occasion. However, he certainly doubled that record in style at the recent 2012 PokerStars.com EPT Barcelona Main Event.

After losing out on the final table to Kyle Cartwright in the Main Event at the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi, it would be fair to say that Cory Wood had plenty of motivation as he prepared to take part in the Casino Championship at the same venue.

Kyle Cartwright is celebrating after proving victorious in the recent 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit IP Biloxi Main Event. The Bartlett-born player managed to overcome the challenge of 300 other participants to win the event and subsequently qualify for the National Championship.

It would be fair to say there was a huge surprise at the recent World Poker Tour Legends of Poker Main Event in Los Angeles, after Josh Hale unexpectedly won the tournament and record his first major poker victory.