Find your own King or Queen, Date a poker player

online dating has long been one of the most useful services to emerge from the Internet. It s popularity borne out of a new generation of people who are turning to the Internet to seek out love and romance.

People are running such busy lives in today s competitive society, that many have simply don t have the time or opportunity to find the perfect match.

Let s be honest, the same applies to poker players. You spend a lot of time on the tables or online and not enough time looking for true love!

For several years, PokerFaces.net has been an active portal site in the community of online poker. Through it s interaction with quality poker players and feedback which members have provided, it was felt that there was a need to re-invent the site as a fully fledged online dating site, specifically for poker players.

Identifying that the typical online poker player will spend hours playing poker online, PokerFaces.net aims to provide an online dating service that will bring players of similar interests together.

Players are getting together, and high profile couplings in the poker celebrity world has identified that players also have needs, other than winning tournaments.

What better way to enjoy your favourite game of poker than to do it with a lover by your side, perhaps even participating! Who knows, maybe even one day you ll go head to head at a tournament final!

The full service dating site provided by PokerFaces.net will have added benefits of having a growing selection of poker information as well. Articles on improving your game of poker are there as a part of their comprehensive poker school, containing also rules, probability studies and columns.

Furthermore, there are in depth reviews on the top online poker rooms, providing visitors with all the information they need at their finger tips. Reviews are the best way for players to get a quick opinion on a specific poker room.

Day 1 of Borgata WPT Classic Underway With Prize Pool Over $5,500,000

virtually every major name in poker ascended upon the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa for the start of $10,000 World Poker Tour Main Event. Five hundred and seventy players filled the beautiful 85-table poker room with dreams of winning the first place prize money of $1,603,410.

The first day of competition featured the best poker players in the world. Atlantic City’s own, Phil Ivey drew some of the largest crowds throughout the day. Daniel Negreanu, also had a large group of fans surrounding his table. Negreanu, who spent the previous night at the WPT Televised Final Table, chartered a jet from Tunica, Mississippi, to Atlantic City to make sure he arrived in time at Borgata. Negreanu was having a good time playing in the new 85-table poker room, “I love this poker room (Borgata). I am not just saying it because I’m here; this is the best poker room!”

Jamie Gold, the winner of the 2006 WSOP is one of the chip leaders and the early surprises of the tournament. Other major pros in the event include David Williams, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, Mark Newhouse, Erick Lingren, Barry Greenstein, Gavin Smith, Chad Brown, and Vanessa Rousso.

The play resumed this morning and the tournament will last until January 30, 2007. The large field will be dramatically diminished by the end of the day. The Grinder, the defending Borgata Winter Open champ fell during the first day. Other notable pros to make an early exit from the event include, Mike “The Mouth”, David “The Dragonfly” Singer, Gavin Smith,

About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites, 161,000 square feet of gaming, 200 gaming tables, 4,100 slot machines, 12 destination restaurants, 12 retail boutiques, a 54,000 square foot spa, 70,000 square feet of event space, and parking for 7,100 cars. For more information on Borgata or to obtain a copy of this press release, please visit http://www.theborgata.com or use AOL keyword: borgata. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com; additional information on MGM MIRAGE can be found at http://www.mgmmirage.com.

WPT Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq: WPTE) is a company engaged in the creation of internationally branded entertainment and consumer products driven by the development, production, and marketing of televised programming based on gaming themes. WPTE is the creator of the World Poker Tour(R), a television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments that airs on the Travel Channel in the United States and more than 150 markets globally. With the WPT in its fifth season, WPTE has launched a second series on the Travel Channel, the Professional Poker Tour(TM), which focuses on the play of poker’s leading stars. WPT also operates a real-money online gaming website, http://www.wptonline.com, which prohibits wagers from players in the U.S. and other restricted jurisdictions. WPT Enterprises currently licenses its brand to companies in the business of poker equipment and instruction, apparel, publishing, electronic and wireless entertainment, DVD/home entertainment, casino games, and giftware. The company is also engaged in the sale of corporate sponsorships. For show information, tools for improving poker play, and other WPT news, fans may log on to http://www.worldpokertour.com. WPT Enterprises, Inc. is a majority owned subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: LACO). Photos and media information can be found online at: http://www.worldpokertour.com/media. (WPTEF)

CelebPoker.com Updates its Poker Room with Many New Features and Options for Players

(PRWEB) June 17, 2006 — The interactive celebrity poker room CelebPoker.com has released an upgraded version of their online poker room software. Based on new demands made by players, the poker software looks and feels more like a real card room than any other site online. The features added are making the game more fun for players and also allowing them to keep track of the competition and winning hands in a way that was previously unavailable.

One new feature is ‘Player Notes’ which allows players to keep track other competition in real time. Above each player at the table there is a small pen icon that can be clicked on and opened. In the screen a player can make notes about another’s style, betting patterns and speed. This window looks much like a notepad and allows players to enter any information they feel is useful to remember. For example a player wins many hands from another competitor in a session and makes notes about their betting style throughout the night. The next time that player is online and seated at the table they will be able to open the window and recall facts noted about them in previous sessions. This new tool is very valuable over the course of extended online play.

To speed up the process of selecting a game that fits a players demands new table and tournament filters have been added. New filter buttons are now visible which makes it more convenient for players to locate the kind of tables and tournaments they are interested in. Many online poker rooms display an arrange of games and tournament start times with the information and details very hard to find. The CelebPoker.com software menu has the table and tournament information available for quick and easy selection.

As additional information, the total amount in the pot is presented on the table. The amount includes the amount in the main pot as well as the sum of all currently placed bets on the table. Unlike many poker rooms the real totals are presented as soon as the bets are placed into the pot. These figures will allow players to gain a more ‘real’ sense of the wagering action and provide them with a resource to more accurately make raises.

Many times when a river card comes and the winning hand is declared new players and multi-table players are left searching to see how they lost the pot. Now then the winning hand has been determined; the cards that make up that hand are highlighted. This allows players to see each hand won clearly and learn from and recognize a bad bet/beat sequence. In addition to this there has been an increased in the number of hands kept in ‘hand history.’ The number of poker hands written to the textual hand history that is accessible from the poker table has been increased to 1,000 hands. Again providing more information to the players and allowing them to record betting patterns and results. These tools in addition to players’ notes are making poker players.

On the technical front there have been improvements and upgrades added as well. One major convenience feature is the improved access to the cashier. The online cashier center can now be opened by clicking on the chip tray on the poker table and deposits can be made seamlessly. Security and reliability have always been at the forefront of importance in online poker. CelebPoker.com has the most efficient and reliable banking system found online. With more tournaments and large cash games taking place this summer connectivity has been upgraded at as well. CelebPoker’s software system now has a more elaborate way of handling unexpected disconnections and will try to reconnect players to the gaming system instead of restarting their poker clients. This will allow players to immediately be inserted back into the game and table they were a part of prior to a disconnection.

All upgrades and improvements are now live and in place for players. CelebPoker.com continues to provide the highest quality poker games found online. New guaranteed cash games are provided each week and qualifiers to the 2006 World Series of Poker are taking place daily.

Armed With Psychological Savvy and Clinical Experience, «The Poker Ph.D.» Finishes the World Series of Poker $264,000 Richer

Plantation, FL (PRWEB via PressReleaseHelp) July 19, 2006 -– Even novice poker players know that a key to success in this classic card game is watching for other players’ «tells» – subtle physical or behavioral signs of what an opponent is thinking or feeling, indicating what kind of hand they have. However, Dr. Drew Rubin of Plantation, Florida appears to be the first to apply deep expertise in recognizing these telltale clues at national poker tournaments. He recently returned from the World Series of Poker, where he won $226,579 plus $38,000 in endorsements… so far. Rubin’s trip to the final table will air on October 4, 2006.

«Knowing that the pupils dilate and the heart beats faster when someone is excited is one thing, but being able to spot the tells and interpret them correctly at the table is much more difficult,» says «The Poker Ph.D.,» or «Dr. Drew,» as he was nicknamed by ESPN reporters as well as by other players. «Compared to other poker players, I have the advantage of academic education in advanced psychological principles and years of experience in assessing gestures, facial expressions and movements during my day-to-day clinical work.»

Dr. Rubin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of Psychology in Chicago. During his pre-doctoral internship training at Tulane University in New Orleans and his post-doctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, he spent much of his time playing poker on riverboats, in casinos, and in back-room games to help finance his education. Currently he is a licensed psychologist with a general therapy practice in Plantation, Florida who also treats children at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

«On any given hand, poker is about 85% luck and 15% skill, but over the course of thousands of hands, it is the reverse – 15% luck and 85% skill,» notes Dr. Rubin. «This 85% skill consists of proper hand selection, understanding ‘position’ and most important, reading the other players at your table. Sometimes reading your opponents is so crucial that you don’t even need to look at your hand in order to take down the pot.»

Since coming home from the World Series of Poker, Dr. Rubin has received many calls to teach what he knows and is considering starting a course in South Florida for those who are serious about the game. «Since I don’t plan on touring the country playing poker, I am in a unique position. I can teach people the poker inside secrets that the pros won’t reveal.»

21 Year Old Poker Pro Makes History

(PRWEB) June 16, 2006 — Shannon Shorr, the young Alabama college student/Poker Pro, has made history by becoming the youngest poker player to reach a final table in a World Series of Poker, No Limit Circuit Event at Harrah’s Casino, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. To top it off, the following day, he succeeded in final tabling another No Limit event, making him the youngest player to ever make two consecutive final tables. He placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in these tournaments, cashing in for close to $40,000 Shannon began playing online and built his hobby into an extremely successful career at the ripe old age of 21 years.

In his first live tournament in Melbourne Australia, The Aussie Millions Championship, he finished fourth, beating several notable pros and cashing in for close to 1/4 of a million dollars. After traveling all over the world to include, Vienna Austria, Barcelona Spain and the Bahamas, Shannon, who turned 21 on June 7th, is now legally able to play in the USA on the World Poker Tour. He capitalized on it immediately this week in Lake Tahoe.

He will be moving to Las Vegas, Nevada at the end of this month where he has already won a seat in the prestigious World Series of Poker Main Event, which will air later in the year from the Rio Casino.