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2010 WSOP Europe Main Event Finale Airs on ESPN2

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poker videosOn Sunday night, the finale of the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe Main Eventaired on ESPN2. The two-hour broadcast featuring commentary from Norman Chad and Lon McEachern hit television airwaves at 10:00pm ET and began with a final table of nine. For the first time, four Americans made the finale.

Ronald Lee scooped a sizable pot off Englishman James Bord early on to become the tournament’s chip leader. He then went on a run of epic proportions, knocking off opponent after opponent. His first victims were France’s Marc Inizan and Kentucky’s Brian Powell, who were both all-in pre-flop with pocket eights against Lee’s A-K.

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National HU Poker Championship Taking Shape

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poker videoThis week, a partial list of entrants in the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship was released. The unique single-elimination tournament, which emanates from Caesars Palacein Las Vegas, is set for March 3rd to 6th and will feature 64 of the game’s brightest minds. Last year, former UB.com pro Annie Duke defeated good friend Erik Seidel in the finals and banked $500,000.

This time around, $1.8 million in prize money will be on the line and the top player will walk away with three-quarters of a million dollars. The tournament will be shown on NBC and, needless to say, network officials are looking forward to the high-stakes, high-octane event playing out.

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Poker After Dark $150,000 Cash Game Premieres Monday

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Poker After Dark $150,000 Cash Game Premieres MondayA brand new week of NBC’s “Poker After Dark” premieres on Monday. In fact, the new cycle, a $150,000 Cash Game, is so big that it will span two weeks. The blinds will be $300/$600 with an ante of $100 and the game features a rock solid lineup of pros.

Two players will make their “Poker After Dark” debuts during the $150,000 Cash Game. Former hockey pro and dual bracelet Greg Mueller, dubbed “FBT” in poker circles, will take to the “Poker After Dark” suite for the first time. Mueller won the World Championship of Limit Hold’em during the 2009 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for $460,000. Seventeen events later, he captured another piece of hardware in a $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout for another $195,000.

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Norm MacDonald Joins High Stakes Poker as Host

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GSN_logoNo, this isn’t some sort of early April Fools Day joke. Season 7 of the popular GSN cash game series “High Stakes Poker” will feature former “Saturday Night Live” star Norm MacDonald as its host. The new cycle will premiere on Saturday, February 26th at 8:00pm ET and be shown in 3D. It will re-air each Sunday at 11:00pm ET in case you missed any of the action.

The seventh season of “High Stakes Poker” was filmed in December at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. A new location also means a brand new host, with Gabe Kaplan giving way to MacDonald. Kara Scott, a PartyPoker pro, will reprise her role as hostess. Last season, GSN officials axed longtime “High Stakes Poker” host A.J. Benza in favor of Scott.

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High Stakes Poker Season 7 Debuts February 26th on GSN

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high stakes poker video streamingThe seventh season of GSN’s “High Stakes Poker” will debut on Saturday, February 26th. The show moves from its customary Sunday night time slot to Saturday this time around. Once again, Gabe Kaplan will provide solo commentary in the booth and Kara Scott will conduct interviews from the poker room floor.

The series was filmed last month at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and is now just a few short weeks from airing on the cable station. It will hit the airwaves at 8:00pm ET and PT on GSN and may not feature any Full Tilt Poker pros this time around, as rival site PokerStars officially sponsors the show. Therefore, “High Stakes Poker” Season 7 may be void of players like Phil Ivey, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, and Patrik Antonius.

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