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DJ Zedd Makes Rich Haul At Pokerstars Championship

The PokerStars Championship in Barcelona looks to have welcomed all the professionals with open hands.


It is not just the professional poker players who have been winning events at the Championship, the professional sportspersons and DJs have also earned a lot of money playing at the final tables of some of the main events this year. One such man who has made it big in the music industry by winning a Grammy award has made it huge at the final table of this poker tournament. He has the third place at the €2,150 buy-in turbo event and by virtue of this win, he took home €44,000. This man is none other than popular DJ Zedd whose real name is Anton Zaslavski.

DJ Zedd finished in the 3rd place in the event that saw a total of 226 entries. He just fell two places short of the title and the first-place prize money of €92,700 was bagged by Finnish poker star Pasi Sormunen. The second place also was won by a Finnish player Jorma Nuutinen and the prize money that was claimed was €62,400. (more…)

Freddy Deeb, one of the leaders after partypoker.net WPT Montreal Main Event Day 1B

The World Poker Tour carried on their 3rd Canadian stop of this year with Day 1b of partypoker.net WPT Montreal at the Playground Poker Club.

Settled just outside of downtown Montreal, Quebec, 235 players came through Playground’s doors on Saturday to try to qualify for Monday’s Day 2.
Another ten 1-hour levels of play came to an end with just ninety-six players still having chips. Among them was Freddy Deeb, who ended 2nd at the very last WPT event he cashed  World Poker Tour Legends of Poker in LA this last August. He looks to be going for another deep run, holding a 4th-best heap of 180000 in chips.

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Become a Poker Pro

For all those of you out there who fancy becoming a poker professional, and continually ask how you can follow in the footsteps of your favourite players, we take a look at the rise and rise of two of the best poker players around – both of whom started out playing online.

Peter Eastgate
Peter Eastgate originally hailed from Dalum, Denmark and was a very determined person right from the childhood. When he had started playing the game, he had no idea that in future his region would become the hot favorite playground for most of the poker players.

Though he had started playing at a very young age, Peter Eastgate knew that this was his forte even then. When he was playing texas hold em rules with his friends, he knew that he would be a professional player within no time. Peter Eastgate learnt the game of poker in his school days, where he used to play games with his friends, and play online video poker.

Right from the beginning, Peter Eastgate knew that he would be different from his school mates and this confidence gave him the chance to master the game and offer himself a great opportunity to earn name and fame. His attraction towards the game made him master it at a very young age and he started seeing the opportunities he would miss if he did not pursue the game. This is when he made the hard decision to drop out of school to pursue his passion for the game of poker. Though a very tough decision, life has not given him a change to regret his decision.

Over the beginning years, he had found time to beat the best players of the region (like Erik Seidel and leave his mark on the game. What started as a hobby moved on to full time profession in the online poker rooms and reaching this stage took in a lot of effort on his part.

All the games which he played, he managed to leave a mark and ensure that he was on the winning side. A game played as a hobby soon became a profession and Peter Eastgate started earning sufficiently to ensure that he could move on to the great atmosphere of live poker. This is where the real excitement of the game of poker came, and it was his skills at this that allowed him to set up his own poker school online.

Thomas Dwan
Thomas Dwan had developed a passion for the game of poker at a very young age and has won many a games since then – according to the online poker stats he was one of the top earners last year. He has been playing the game from a very tender age and has had a head start so that he could have the winning edge over his competitors.

When he was in his high school, he had started playing the game and this is where master the tricks of the trade. From here on he moved on to online poker games, where he could play poker anonymously, and started his winning streak. From one online game to the other, he had proved that he could win when he set his heart to it.

Thomas Dwan loved to play cash games and this is where his real earnings were. He moved from one website to another for better opportunities and his grip over the game was outstanding, as the WSOP results show. He had earned a large sum of money when he turned eighteen.

This money paid for his college education; but though he had enrolled for the classes, his mind was set in the game of poker. He managed to win large sums of money in the college itself and his passion for the game finally managed to get him off the college and education.

This is when he started playing online games and each year, he was winning more and more money and his passion for the game was thriving steadily. He made use of all the advantages of online poker games and this is where he proved to the world that it takes perseverance and patience to reach the top.

Winning one game to the other, Thomas Dwan was never contended and moved on. This persistence was one of the major factors which contributed to the wins. Initial loss taught him to manage his money well and the lesson was sufficient for him to ensure future wins.

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