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Poker news tagged with 'poker history'

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jan
31

Online Poker's 20th Anniversary

Tags: poker history
Posted on 31 January 2018 by "T".

January 1, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of online poker, ever since Planet Poker became the very first virtual card room to host real-money games. Planet Poker ran online poker games at approximately nine months before the film Rounders launched in movie theaters. If you have played at Planet Poker in the past, you will surely feel those nostalgic, and for sure you have been one of those who patiently played online poker via dial-up modems!

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apr
22

Michelle Chin Becomes First-Ever Female Winner of a WSOP Circuit Main Event

Tags: Horseshoe Casino, Michelle Chin, poker history
Posted on 22 April 2015 by "T".

History was made on Monday at Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa when Michelle Chin became the first female to win a World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event. Chin, who was born in Taiwan but moved to the states 12 years ago, received her first gold ring and $88,126 in first-place money for winning the tournament, but little did she know that she was the first female in the Circuit's 11-year history to win a Main Event.

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apr
21

EPT Sanremo: Vicky Coren Becomes EPT's First Two-Time Champion!

Tags: ept sanremo, italy, poker history, team pokerstars pro, two-time ept champion, Vicky Coren
Posted on 21 April 2014 by "T".

A big congratulations to Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren who ended up winning the EPT Sanremo Main Event yesterday for €476,100 and a SLYDE watch! Coren, from UK, was the first women to win an event on the European Poker Tour when she took down the EPT London Main Event in 2006.

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sep
27

France Gets Its First-Ever WSOPE Bracelet!

Tags: cannes, france, poker history, pot-limit omaha, Roger Hairabedian, wsope
Posted on 27 September 2012 by "T".

On Wednesday, France finally got its first World Series of Poker Europe bracelet winner and, even better, it occured on home soil. Roger Hairabedian outlasted a field of 96 players in Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha in Cannes, France. Besides the title and becoming a part of history, he received a cheque of €142,590! 

His name might not be a familiar to many, but he has been around the poker scene for many years and cashed in several major tournaments. His biggest cash was back in 2008 when he won Grand Prix de Paris for €419,520. In 2010 he finished 7th in the EPT Grand Final Main Event for €200k, and about a year ago he placed 5th in Partouche Poker Tour Main Event for €230k. In total, his lifetime live tournament winnings are $3.5 million.

aug
10

WPT Merit Cyprus Classic: Marvin Rettenmaier Creates History!

Tags: marvin rettenmaier, poker history, world poker tour, WPT Merit Cyprus Classic
Posted on 10 August 2012 by "T".

Martin Rettenmaier won WPT Merit Cyprus Classic main event last night and became the first person in history to win back-to-back World Poker Tour main event titles. Not many could see this coming two days ago, when Day 4 started with 18 players and Rettenmaier had one of the smallest stacks...

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nov
17

APPT Cebu: Young-shin Im writes poker history

Tags: appt cebu, poker history, Young-shin Im
Posted on 17 November 2010 by "T".

In the four-year history of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour only 1 female had made it to a final table (Liz Lieu 7th place at the APPT Macau Main Event in Season 1) until yesterday when the PokerStars qualifier Young-shin Im from Korea reached the APPT Cebu Main Event final table 3rd in chips. She had already made a name for herself in the poker world as she had become the second women ever to reach an APPT final table. However, she was of course aiming to win the whole tournament. And so she did......

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