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CAMBRIDGE TOPS IN FULL TILT INTER-VARSITY POKER TOURNAMENT
2014-06-11

Some of the brightest young minds from Oxford and Cambridge universities went head to head for some intense competition at the Oxford vs. Cambridge Varsity Poker Match 2014 and the 12th annual Oxford Cup, both sponsored by Full Tilt Poker.

To kick-start the weekends festivities, which took place on June 7th and 8th, Cambridge triumphed over Oxford in the Varsity Poker Match.

Cambridge captain Mark Hammond was the last man standing at the end of the days action, securing the bragging rights for his university.

Hammond, a history student from Wimbledon said, The Cambridge team played well, we deserved it. Both teams gave a good account of themselves, but we led it all the way.

The event featured six players from each team facing off against each other in a heads-up shoot-out to determine the amount of chips each player started the final table with. The first part of the competition saw Cambridge take a 20-16 lead in the matches. This gave them a slight advantage going into the final stage of the event.

Things had looked bleak for Oxford when, of five remaining players, only Yousisif Moneimne, a PPE student, remained to wave the dark blue flag. Despite a valiant effort, Yousisif was next to exit, allowing the remaining Cambridge players to enjoy the rest of the match, safe in the knowledge victory was already secured.

Oxford captain Gabriel Tiplady, who studies French and Italian, was obviously disappointed but still proud of his teams showing in the event.

He said, This has definitely been the highlight of leading the Oxford Poker Society, theres something special about the rivalry between our two universities, the venue [Oxford Student Union] has been amazing."

The Oxford Cup XII followed the Varsity tournament and was won by Oxford local Rick Hawkins after he triumphed over a field of 153 entrants.

This event originally began as a tournament for Oxford students but has since expanded to attract poker players from across the globe including well-known names like Tony G, Phil Hellmuth and Full Tilt Poker Professional Gus Hansen over its 12 years.

Hawkins, a software engineer who only entered the event on a passing whim, took home the lions share of the GBP 4,500 prize pool and was delighted with the win, beating many of the participants of the previous days Varsity event to the top prize.




PLENTY OF ACTION ON DAY 2A OF WORLD SERIES OF POKER
2013-07-10

On Day 2A at the World Series of Poker main event, 1,890 players took their seats - the survivors of Days 1A and B heats (see prev Apuestas Deportivas Apuestas NFL Futbol Americano Online Bingo Rooms Play Bingo online SITRAK C7H Costa Rica ious InfoPowa reports).
The bad news - former WSOP main event champ Chris Moneymaker was eliminated, along with a slew of other big names that includes Steve ODwyer, Faraz Jaka, Eugene Katchalov, Gaelle Baumann, Johnny Lodden, former main event champ Joe Cada, Eugene Katchalov, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Jonathan Karamalikis, Matt Salsberg, Jason Lester, Josh Brikis, Lee Markholt and Joe Tehan. and Tristan Wade.
The good news is that 10-time bracelet winner and poker legend Doyle Brunson is still in the hunt, as is last year's main event winner, Greg Merson. Brunson bagged up 224,000 in chips, while Merson grew his stack to 275,600.
Also finishing strongly were Kenny Tran, Ravi Raghavan, Brandon Meyers, Ludovic Lacay, Annette Obrestad, Ronnie Bardah and Cliff Josephy.
When Day2A action closed, it was Nick Schwarmann in the lead on 413,600 in chips, with closest rival Jason DeWitt on 382,900.


DO BETTING EXCHANGES MAKE IT EASIER TO CHEAT?
2013-05-28

The possibility that horseracing insiders could manipulate betting exchange wagering to make money at the expense of other punters was raised at the weekend by the Irish Examiner newspaper, which reported on the findings of a recent British Horseracing Authority (BHA) inquiry into allegations of race fixing involving Irish, English, and American horses.

The newspaper summarised the findings of the BHA as: "An increasingly popular range of online spread betting products was exploited with insider knowledge of horse races to generate guaranteed profits for a corrupt network of people."

Naming Betdaq and Betfair as examples of online venues that players can use in p2p bets instead of going to established bookies, the newspaper stressed that both companies were legitimate, but that integrity-challenged individuals with "intimate knowledge" could exploit these services to make an easy buck.

It has to be said that betting exchanges like those named in the article are often at the forefront of attempts to halt corruption in sports betting, and will often cooperate with regulatory authorities in finding and stamping out this criminal evil.

The Irish Examiner quotes the case of jockey Eddie Ahern and his friend and racehorse owner former footballer Neil Clement, claiming that they had reaped rewards by taking advantage of bets placed by an unknowing public and detailing the manner in which it was done.

The BHA has already linked up with other betting spread betting firms and, with the information gleaned; it hopes to pursue new inquiries.

It makes for interesting reading, and can be accessed here:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/analysis/online-gambling-insider-knowledge-and-guaranteed-profits-232138.html



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2015-04-15

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2015-02-15

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iGAME MALTA LTD TO JOIN THE MICROGAMING POKER NETWORK
2012-09-19

The Microgaming Poker Network has scored a major coup, announcing Wednesday that iGame Malta Ltd is to join, bringing with it a player base of over a million members with skins like 24hPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, Casinohuone.com, NoiQ.com and iGame.com.

The operator will be moving from an existing network - believed to be the IGT Poker network - to the Microgaming Poker Network towards the end of this year.

In addition to joining the MPN, iGame Malta will also be offering a range of QuickFire products, including over 350 casino games, among them Microgaming blockbuster slots and licensed products such as Thunderstruck II, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Hellboy.
Tommi Maijala, managing director for parent group iGame Holding Ltd, said Wednesday: We are thrilled to be joining the Microgaming Poker Network and securing for our players access to the highest quality poker software, good liquidity and a secure long-term future. The experience of players is always our utmost priority, so joining the MPN is a very natural development for us.

Lydia Melton, head of network games at Microgaming, adds: We are also in advanced discussions with a number of other major operators looking to join the Microgaming Poker Network. The significant advances Microgaming has made to the way the poker network is managed via our Network Management Board, coupled with major software developments, has made the MPN the network of choice for top tier operators looking for a stable, long term strategic partner. We look forward to announcing more operators joining the network in the near future.



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