January 23rd Poker King News Update

Published on January 23rd, 2009 4:05 am EST

poker king surfing the web on his macThis has been an eventful week in the poker world.

There are multiple topics to cover - here you go:

1. Doyle Brunson. Doyle Brunson's online poker room, "Doyle's Room", will be moving to the Cake Poker network.

"Doyle's Room" has been on a number of different networks in the past, including Playtech, Microgaming and the Tribeca Network.

The move to the Cake network will allow "Doyle's Room" to once again accept players from each and every state in the United States, which I am sure was a big consideration when it came to choosing the new network. Let's hope that "Doyle's Room" can enjoy some stability and longevity on the Cake Network, as customers of the room are probably getting tired of moving around.

2. Amarillo Slim. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Amarillo Slim was beaten up and robbed while trying to take collateral on a gambling debt that he was owed.

The paper reported that Amarillo was owed $3,000, and he was going to take a four-wheeler as collateral.

He was lured to a field, where he expected to retrieve the four-wheeler. He was then beaten and robbed - he suffered a broken jaw, broken hand and a broken thumb, according to the report.

He was also robbed of $8,000 cash and a diamond ring worth $85,000.

There is no word as of yet as to whether or not the perpetrator has been apprehended.

3. Aussie Millions Update. The main event is still taking place, and we are about halfway through Day 4. There are currently 14 players left, and Peter Rho currently possesses the chip lead.

Rho doubled up in a huge hand against Zach Fellows to jump into the chip lead. The two players got all-in pre-flop with Rho holding pocket Aces and Fellows holding A-K offsuit. The pocket Aces held, and Rho took the lead.

A number of well-known names were knocked out earlier today, including: Annette Obrestad, Sorel Mizzi, Joe Cassidey and Kelly Kim.

Patrik Antonius was eliminated on Day 3, much to the delight of his competition.

The main event will play down to a final table tonight, with the 2009 champion being crowned tomorrow.

Josh "JJProdigy" Field nearly took down his first major "live" tournament yesterday, coming up just short in the $3,250 Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys event. Field held the chip lead for most of the final table, but ended up succumbing to Michael Binger in heads-up action. Field ended up cashing for around $90k AUD.

4. Kentucky Appeal. The state of Kentucky wasted no time in appealing the decision that was handed down by the Kentucky Court of Appeals earlier in the week.

The Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 vote, decided that Kentucky did not have the jurisdiction to seize 141 online gambling domain names. Two of the judges ruled that domain names do not qualify as "gambling devices" and that the proposed seizures could not go ahead as planned.

This ruling was appealed, and the Supreme Court of Kentucky will now rule on the matter later in the year.


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