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Russian invasion in poker no bluff

Face it. Watching poker live or on television is hardly like watching Ellen Burstyn in "Requiem for a Dream." There is the drama of winning millions of dollars and a shiny bracelet, and then there is an electroshock therapy scene that leaves you immobile.

Rising star signals new age of poker

Say you wander down the hall at home this week and one of your little angels somehow has cracked the parental control software on the family computer, where an Internet poker tournament is being staged. Your first instinct might be to hand out a severe punishment, like forcing the child to sit through a taped marathon of UNLV football the past few years.

Yang wins poker championship

Temecula, Calif. resident Jerry Yang won the 38th World Series of Poker world championship shortly before 4 a.m. today at the Rio. Yang, who collected $8.25 million in winning the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold'em world championship, defeated...

EX-CHAMPS SCARCE

Chris Ferguson's journey through the 38th World Series of Poker ended about an hour into play Thursday afternoon during the third day of the world championship event. But the former poker champion didn't leave quietly. Dozens of poker fans wanted...

Past champs get early exits

As the World Series of Poker's main event moved into the elimination rounds Tuesday at the Rio, many of the game's more recognizable names had joined the rail birds, poker fans who watch the action from behind the tables. Two of the past four world...

Pocket aces not good enough

It took nine minutes for Luke Staudenmaier's dreams of poker greatness to come to an abrupt end Friday afternoon. The college dropout from the University of Pittsburgh was the first player eliminated from the main event at the 38th World Series of...