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

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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