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Why Isn’t PokerStars Hurtling People Through (Near) Space?

At some point in the near future, Felix Baumgartner plans to step into the abyss and plummet something like two dozen miles to the ground from his starting point in near space.He will do this on behalf of humanity’s innate desire to conquer the unconquerable. And also, Red Bull.Baumgartner’s jump is officially known as “Red

US FTP Players to DoJ: Pay Me Maybe?

“Here’s my balance … so pay me maybe.”While things seem to be going fairly smoothly for non-US players at Full Tilt Poker, the picture for US customers of the once-mighty, soon to be resurrected online poker giant remains … cloudy.In the wake of the news that PokerStars and the DoJ had reached a deal allowing

Why Matt Glantz is Probably Wrong About the PokerStars / Full Tilt Deal

Matt Glantz is clearly a smart guy, a talented poker player and a man with no small amount of insight into the online poker industry.That’s why it’s confusing to us how he could manage to get it so completely wrong in his latest blog post about the ongoing negotiations between PokerStars and the DOJ over

I Support the Ultimate Beat Project on Kickstarter

… and I think you should too.To be more specific: I generally think that anyone involved in online poker in any capacity should consider pitching in a buck or two, but anyone who profited from AP / UB as a player, affiliate or otherwise should feel something pretty close to a moral responsibility to help

Big One for One Drop: Answering the Critics

There’s been a fair amount of criticism in the lead up to, and subsequent aftermath of, the Big One for One Drop.While the chatter has come from several corners, the primary objections of those opposed to the $1 million buy in tournament are perhaps best expressed by Kim Lund in his blog post One Drop