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GPL Signs Five-Year Agreement with JuzhongJoy March 16, 2017Katie Callahan

Mediarex Sports & Entertainment, the company responsible for the GPL, recently entered into an agreement with JuzhongJoy in Beijing to run GPL China’s operations, distribution and sponsorships. GPL China, which was announced in December 2016, will have an initial roster of eight teams. Already, GPL China has a multi-year agreement with Sina Sports, a digital sports property in China. “In recent years, the pace of development [for poker in China] has been very fast, with more and more domestic competition every year,” said Peng Zhang, chief executive officer of JuzhongJoy in a release on their website.* “While domestic players...

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Daniel Negreanu on What Makes a Good Bankroll

Daniel Negreanu returned to his YouTube channel this week with another helpful video, this time addressing a common question among serious part-timers and poker players seeking to go pro — What is a good bankroll? As Negreanu points out, every poker player’s situation is unique, so it’s actually quite difficult to give “one size fits all” advice about bankroll requirements. He does, however, highlight a couple of key questions players can ask themselves to help determine what would be a good bankroll for them. First, he suggests, players should assess where they stand with regard to the possibility of...

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partypoker Confirms Full MILLONS Schedule With More than £8M Guaranteed

Tournament poker players will flock to Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham this April where they have the chance to play for a share of more than £8 million in guaranteed prize pools. “It’s important for me to see such a fantastic range of events for the players to choose from,” partypoker Live President, John Duthie said. “A great satellite schedule also gives players of all bankrolls the opportunity to become a millionaire at Dusk Till Dawn next month.” The partypoker MILLIONS tournament, which will pay the eventual champion at least £1 million, was announced back in September 2016 as...

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Players on the Move: The Adjuster, The Action Man and The Gamer

Success on the felt comes from late nights, well-timed moves and steely determination. PokerNewslooks at some of the players who have commanded the spotlight in recent months – from a breakthrough win or an upward swing to a major accomplishment or a nice comeback. These are some players who are on the move…and hoping to keep it that way. THE ADJUSTER Name: Balram Bhandari Age: 36 Occupation: Day trader and hospital staffing business Hometown: Sarnia, Ontario/Grosse Ile, Michigan Current location: Scottsdale, Arizona Twitter: @BaliBalramGHS Balram Bhandari knows big adjustments – in life and at the poker table. The WPTDeepstacks...

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PokerStars Championship Panama: Gong Rides Late Double to Day 1b Lead

Day 1b of PokerStars Championship Panama $5,300 Main Event saw a strong turnout of 259 players show up at Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino to push the two-day total to 363 runners. In a fitting end to a day that saw a number of Canadians take turns near the top of the chip counts, Jiachen Gong ended up with the chip lead when he bagged 154,300, putting him barely ahead of American pro Caufman Talley (150,300). End of Day 1b Top 5 Chip Count Position Player Chip Count 1 Jiachen Gong 154,300 2 Caufman Talley 150,300 3 Kamal Bittar...

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