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01.02. |

Adelaide, Australia's Dion Mavrangelos took down the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #20 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Deep Freeze title inside the Crown Poker Room on Monday.

Mavrangelos earned $98,635 in prize money and an LK Boutique Aussie Millions championship ring, ultimately defeating a field of 323 entries over three days. The final table kicked off just after noon Melbourne time Monday and German Dietrich Fast was the first to exit, running a big ace into Elliot Smith's kings.

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31.01. |

Fabian Quoss ended up taking down the 2016 Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge for over AU$1,4 million. It is the second largest cash of his career.

A total of 30 players registered for the event this year and 11 re-entries were made. The event was paused for four days with the final six players and resumed yesterday.

It didn't take long for the final six players to determine new champion after the event resumed yesterday, and after just four hours of play, Quoss had captured the title.

Source: highstakesdb.com

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29.01. |

The ‘Dead Man’s Hand’ has taken on a whole new meaning in Puerto Rico, with reports of a 31-year old who loved the game being embalmed and placed in his favourite seat at his home-game after dying.

The bizarre ritual is apparently becoming more common-place on the Caribbean island, although the deceased, Henry Rosario Martinez is the first to be honoured this way in his home town Barceloneta in the northern region.

Source: pokertube.com

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28.01. |

Gambling-related crimes in Macau, the only place in China where casinos are legal, are still on the rise.

According to Macau Business Daily, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Chau Wai Kuong said this week that crimes that took place in Macau casinos were up 21 percent in 2015, going from 3,023 cases in 2014 to 3,658 cases last year.

Source: CardPlayer

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27.01. |

In spite of the pleas made by local gambling regulator ARJEL, France’s National Assembly has decided not to approve amendments to the nation’s laws on gambling which would have permitted French online poker operators to share liquidity with other European regulated markets.

Source: highstakesdb.com

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26.01. |

Singapore's Alex Lee took down the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #13 $1,150 Terminator No Limit Holdem title at the Crown Poker Room Monday, running away with the final table at the end to capture the event's $39,000 first-place prize, and an LK Boutique Aussie Millions championship ring.

Lee also collected 10 bounties for another $5,000 on the way to defeating a 316-player field over the past two days

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25.01. |

Aussie Brendon Rubie captured the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #10: $1,650 No Limit Holdem Bounty title inside the Crown Poker Room early Monday morning.

Rubie won $116,680 in prize money and an exclusive LK Boutique Aussie Millions championship ring getting the best of a 349-player field over the course of two days.

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24.01. |

Malaysian Christopher Soyza made it back-to-back Aussie Millions $1,150 Accumulator titles on Sunday, dominating the final table on the way to winning the 2016 Aussie Millions Event #8: $1,150 No Limit Holdem Accumulator.

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22.01. |

Prominent playboy, instagram hero, part-time actor, and highstakes poker player Dan Bilzerian certainly knows how to keep himself in the headlines.

His latest piece of slightly vulgar self-publicity involved a picture of a holdall full of Powerball tickets - $100,000 worth to be precise.

Source: highstakesdb.com

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20.01. |

Well this is a new one.

Apparently earlier this week a pregnant woman named Katrina Sheary went into labor while she was playing Event 1 $1,150 No-Limit Hold’em.

Katrina obviously couldn’t play so Crown Casino allowed her husband Peter to substitute in.

We’ve never heard of a player being allowed to swap in a poker tournament but it’s actually allowed according to the Crown Casino’s terms of service as long as the player didn’t already play in the tournament.

It’s obviously at the tournament director's discretion but he decided to allow it this time around.

The husband Peter went on to finish in 25th place for $6,495. That will buy a pretty sweet crib for the newborn if nothing else!

Source: pokerlistings.com

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