Raymond Still Inspires Many

Not everyone continues to play poker beyond the age of sixty and still be good at it.


Raymond proved most people wrong when he made it to the final table in 2007, at the age of 62. He reached the final table of the World Series of Poker, the Main Event. He was the first person to do so from Africa and that too at the age of 62. He was the elder statesman at the table and he finished in the third place which was a notable achievement.

Rahme has a large family, having fathered six children and has numerous grand children as well. He lives in Johannesburg and continues to pursue poker as a hobby. He is a retired bed and breakfast operator who made history when he reached WSOP. Continue reading

Man Vs Machine Fight Began

There is tough competition going on between human and machine for the sake of the $200,000 prize amount.


The human players are finding out whether they are smarter than a machine or a machine is smarter than them.

The match between a machine and professional players of poker had started on January 11 2017. It is taking place at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casino. Here the professional poker players are going to deal cards with an A.I. And check their skills. The name of the event is “Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante.” This is the second season of the match between human and a machine.

In the year 2015 series, the winner was the player of poker. The machine lost the match because of collecting lesser chip in comparison to pro players. This time, the machine has been updated with strong and advance software and it is returning for the match once again. Continue reading

Borgata Fall Poker Open Winner

Among the different poker tournaments that have been going on recently, the Borgata Fall Poker Open was concluded recently.


Here Travis Hartshorn was the winner. With the Borgata Fall Poker Open championship just concluded, the decided winner was Travis Hartshorn, who claimed a total of prize money of about $300,000.

The championship concluded just before the beginning of the Thanksgiving weekend. As a result, Travis found himself sitting with a pile of money from this event, a perfect beginning for the holiday weekend. Hartshorn was able to secure victory over 489 entries that were there for the event. The championship ended on Wednesday last week. The final struggle for him was with David Johnston which was like a heads up confrontation that was on for about six hours. Hartshorn was already leading in the chips at the final table. Continue reading

Revised EPT Payouts By PokerStars

EPT payouts by PokerStars have been adjusted. The adjustments have been made after many players were dissatisfied with the kind of payouts offered after EPT Barcelona.


PokerStars had come up with a revised structure for payouts as part of the European Poker tour it designed for August

The payouts were 20 percent with one or two times the original buy in amount. This decision led to dissatisfaction among the regular players on this forum, especially those who play regularly on the forum with high stakes. Due to the responses PokerStars decided to make some revisions to the payout structure that existed.

The EPT Prague and EPT Malta are stops where buy-ins of amount €10,000 and more would provide 12 to 15 percent as payout as per the old structure for payouts. If there are lower buy-ins the payout would cap at 20 percent. Mini cashes would lead to 1.5 times of the buy in amount.
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Kevin MacPhee speaks about surprise Global Poker League draft selection

When Bryn Kenney was named during the very first Global Poker League draft on 25th February, the selection

came as a huge surprise for 2 time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Kevin MacPhee. Recently, while

speaking or a leading poker news site, Kevin told that he does not really had a chat with Kenney regarding

that prior to the draft, and he knew that he was not going to waste his 1st pick on him. He would not have

done that as well.
Nevertheless, Bryn Kenney choose MacPhee in the 3rd round of the draft, and Kevin is now a New York Rounders’

member. At that time, he joined Kenney’s earlier selections of Tom Marchese and Jason Mercier.
MacPhee added that he believes that Jason Mercier was the first pick obviously, and Kenney managed to form a

great team with 4 very good poker players. As far as he is concerned, he is quite high ranked on the Global

Poker Index, and he figured that if Kenney would not pick him, he would probably get selected by one of the other teams such as the Las Vegas Moneymakers. Continue reading

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation raises US$ 700000 for charity

Recently, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and WPT Foundation’s “All In” for Kids Poker Tournament put forward around US$ 700000 which would serve the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia quite well.
Along with the service of Phil Hellmuth, the fourteen-time gold bracelet winner, WPT anchor Lynn Gilmartin, as well as co-founder Dan Shak, the money put forward will lend support to the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, one of the biggest, most active programs of this type in the region which offers state-of-the-art aid to kids.
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphias CEO and president Madeline Bell told that every year, they are really proud to collaborate with the World Poker Tour Foundation on this important and exciting event. They especially thanked the Gitlin Family Foundation for their support, and all of the physicians as well as staff in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphias Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, who work inexhaustibly every day to offer their patients with great care.

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