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15 November 2014Most serious video poker players, even those who only play casually once or twice a year, know how much their favorite video poker machine pays with expert play. While they may not know to the second decimal place, they know that generally the games pay as follows.• Full pay (9/6 – 9 for 1 for a fu...read more
13 November 2014I’m not exactly the target demographic, but I’ll admit to being a sucker for slot machines with skill-based bonuses. International Game Technology has given us a number of skill-based bonuses in its Reel Edge series, including Blood Life Legends and Centipede...read more
12 November 2014LAS VEGAS -- When you become a member of the World Series of Poker November Nine, you face a myriad of decisions. What are you going to do with the money? What kind of sponsorships might you try to work out prior to the final table?But perhaps the most important choice you can make is how you're go...read more
12 November 2014LAS VEGAS -- Martin Jacobson beat Felix Stephensen heads up Tuesday night to win the World Series of Poker Main Event title and $10 million. Stephensen won $5.1 million for finishing in second. Jorryt van Hoof finished third to win $3.8 million.Jacobson began heads-up play with 142 million in chips...read more
12 November 2014LAS VEGAS — For the first time in the 45-year history of the World Series of Poker, none of the final three players in the Main Event were Americans.Sweden's Martin Jacobson, who won the event and the $10 million first-place prize on Tuesday night, Norway's Felix Stephensen (who was second for $5.1...read more
12 November 2014[Referring to last week's column about having to itemize deductions to deduct gambling losses:] Presumably the standard deduction was at some time determined to be a best guess at what a typical person/family would be allowed to deduct from their gross income if they itemized...read more
Articles by Dan Podheiser
11 November 2014At around 3:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Tuesday morning, Billy Pappas made his exit from the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. The Lowell, Mass. native and foosball legend grinded his way to the final five of the November Nine, before losing a coinflip for most of his stack to Swedish pro Martin Jacobson...read more
11 November 2014Outside of Mark Newhouse, no one took their exit from the World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Monday night and Tuesday morning harder than William Tonking.Tonking's day was a true roller coaster. He started the day fifth in chips, then catapulted himself into second when he put the piec...read more
11 November 2014LAS VEGAS -- First the Ryder Cup. Now the World Series of Poker Main Event. It’s been a banner year for the Europeans.A European is guaranteed to win the Main Event after Jorryt van Hoof, Martin Jacobson and Felix Stephensen advanced to three-handed play early Tuesday morning.Van Hoof has 89.6 million in chips...read more
11 November 2014William Pappaconstantinou (aka, Billy Pappas) was carrying the hopes and dreams of the foosball community, the amateur poker playing community and the greater Boston community on his back at the World Series of Poker Main Event final table on Monday night (and into Tuesday morning).He struggled ear...read more