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Good news for US mobile poker players this week is that Bovada has introduced fast-fold Zone Poker for mobile devices.

Zone Poker games include Texas Hold'em, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo, and players are limited to one table while playing on the mobile site.

Bovada's mobile facilities are compatible with iOS and Android platforms.


In just a few days - November 4 and 5 - poker fans around the world will be watching the live televised climax of this year's Worl Apuestas Deportivas d Series of Poker....the final table at which nine survivors from an original field of 6,352 face off with millions of dollars in prizes up for grabs.

The main event this year generated a massive $59,708,800 prize pool from which just $26,662,046 remains for the nine finalists; that means a first prize worth fighting for at $8,359,531 and millions to be earned by doing well in this final confrontation.

Starting at 5.30pm Las Vegas time on November 4 in the Rio's Penn and Teller Theater, the action will commence, playing down to the last three contestants. These will return on November 5 to battle it out for the really big money.

Television, livestreaming, print and online coverage will be extensive, enabling poker fans everywhere to get the latest state of play and maybe indulge in a little betting themselves.
This is the composition of the final table, starting with the chip leader:
JC Tran (36) holds the most chips at 38,000,000. An acknowledged ace professional player, he hails from Sacramento in California and is an accomplished live tournament player and formidable opponent. Tran won two WSOP bracelets in 2008 and 2009 and can boast of career earnings around $9 million, much of it from 44 WSOP cashes. He's tough and he's wiley....and definitely one to watch.
Chasing him on 29,700,000 is Weston, Florida pro Amir Lehavot, at 38 the oldest contestant on the final table this year. A WSOP veteran who has played every WSOP tournament since 2007, Lehavot is one of only two players at the table who have won a WSOP gold bracelet, his in a $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event victory back in 2011. With over $1.5 million in career earnings and a string of WSOP cashes to his credit, he's a clever and well-respected player and a real threat in this sort of competition.
All the way from Montreal in Canada is Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (25) who has 26,525,000 chips and is only the second Canadian to grace a WSOP main event final table. He is a highly experienced tournament player and this is his fifth main event. He has six WSOP cashes and career earnings approaching $640,000 to his credit.
28-year-old Jay Farber is a local Las Vegas player and night club promoter who has been supplementing his income with live poker tourney winnings for years...but none of these in WSOP events. This is his second WSOP main event. He holds 25,975,000 chips.
Ryan Riess (23) in the youngest player at the table and a BA graduate in Business achieved at Michigan State. Despite his tender years Las Vegas resident Riess is one to watch; he is an experienced and talented player who has four WSOP cashes on his resume and currently sits behind a 25,875,000 chip stack.

French professional player Sylvain Loosli (26) lives in London but originally hails from Toulon, France. He has a burning ambition to win the first prize cash and become the first French WSOP Main Event champion, and he is middle of the pack with a chip count of 19,600,000. Loosli is perhaps better known in online poker cash game circles, where he has a fearsome reputation as an aggressive and ruthless player who has online career earnings exceeding a million dollars.
Dutch professional player Michiel Brummelhuis (32) from Amsterdam has 11,275,000 chips and would also like to claim national glory by becoming the first Dutch player ever to win a WSOP Main Event. This is his fourth WSOP main event, but he has yet to cash - something he will handsomely remedy this year just by making it to the final table. He's a thorough-going professional known for keeping his cool and playing a skilled and disciplined game. He has seven WSOP cashes on his slate, and career earnings approaching $700,000.
Mark Newhouse (28) is a Los Angeles-based professional player with impressive live tournament experience - he's been a WSOP regular since 2006, and is a former World Poker Tour champ. Newhouse is one of the lower stacks at 7,350,000 chips, but he's no pushover - he can claim over $2 million in career earnings and has at least six WSOP cashes, one of them a deep run in a main event. Those who have tangled with him on the felt know that he is a tough, knowledgeable player and a great one on the bluff.
With 6,375,000 chips, the low stack man on this final table is 27-year-old David Benefield, a consummate online high stakes cash game player originally from Fort Worth, Texas but now resident in New York. He's a well-respected and perhaps even feared online semi-professional under his internet handle Raptor, and has been spending more time studying Chinese and Political Science at Columbia University recently. He's played in five WSOP main events, cashing in one. Online career earnings are unknown but likely to be considerable, given his habit of crushing high stakes opponents, and he has a very respectable live tournament resume as well.


The Malaysian police have become widely known for their sustained efforts in Operation Dadu against illegal online poker enterpris bingo online apuestas futbol es which continually spring up in small shops and residences throughout the nation.
This week police spokesman Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh warned operators that the police remain committed to Op Dadu and will be keeping the pressure on. He also appealed to the public to report any suspected online gambling activity to the nearest police station in order to assist the police in stamping out the illegal pastime.
Illustrating the police force's commitment, the police officer revealed that seven illegal gambling outlets disguised as cyber cafes were raided at the Temerloh industrial estate in Mentakab shortly before midnight Monday.
The premises were raided in a three-hour operation by a team of D7 officers and 30 personnel from the district assisted by Bukit Aman," the police spokesman reported, adding that 197 computer sets and other paraphernalia such as modems and servers, in addition to RM1,650 in cash were seized.
Nine caretakers including two women were detained during the operations to assist in their investigations, and another 40 patrons, aged between 20 and 50 and thought to be online gamblers, were detained and questioned before being released.
The case will be investigated under Section 4B(a) of the Common House Gambling Act 1953, which carries a minimum fine of RM10,000 for each machine seized or up to five years in prison," Asst Comm Abdul Aziz Salleh said.
Investigations will also be carried out under Section 4(1)(b) of the Entertainment Enactment 1993 against owners of the premises.

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Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports CYPRIOT POKER PLAYERS DO WELL IN EUROPEAN NATIONS CUP (Update)

Poker players on the Cyprus team in the European Nations Cup heats held on the Mediterranean island this week did well, emerging a video poker s the one of six winners and qualifying to play in the World Nations Cup Final in November, reports the Cyprus Mail.
The qualifying tournament, sponsored by the International Federation of Poker and hosted by Cyprus for the first time this year, featured innovative digital technology, which was used to replace traditional playing cards (see previous InfoPowa reports).
In the World Nations Cup in November, Team Cyprus will face formidable competition from 17 other poker-playing nations.
Cyprus Poker Association vice president, Antonis Theophanides said: We didnt expect to qualify, its a dream come true. We just wanted to have a go and enjoy ourselves.
The Cyprus tournament took place with no organisational or police problems, Theophanides said, revealing that a total of 84 players from 14 nations were vying for the top six places to qualify for the World Nations Cup final later on this year.
The two day international tournament took place at the Annabelle hotel in Paphos and attracted a number of famous names from the world poker. These included
Ivan Demidov (Russia), Barney Boatman (UK), Neil Channing (UK), Juan-Manuel Pastor (Spain), Padraig Parkinson (Ireland) as well as well-known poker commentator Jesse May.
Constantinos Katodrytis, Cyprus National Poker Team Captain said:We came in as outsiders at this event. We were up against top teams with great players who have had much success on the international stage. After every session - we sat together, discussed tactics, what we did wrong and how we can put things right. Qualifying for the world final was an incredible accomplishment for us."
Patrick Nally, president of the IFP said: "We're delighted that the technology worked and made history. We're even more delighted to see Cyprus on the last hand win its way through to sixth position giving it a place in the World Nations Cup to be held in Germany."