Sam Trickett’s Rags to Riches Story

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UK poker star and Everest poker pro, Sam Trickett, rose through the poker ranks to become one of the most successful tournament poker players on the planet.

Ranked 6th on the All Time Money List according to The Hendon Mob, Trickett’s meteoric rise is a story fairy tales are made of, and the Express has captured it for you to read.

From being bailed out by his dad and being told to get a “propper job,” to scoring over $10 million in the 2012 Big One for One Drop, Trickett’s story is truly amazing. But don’t take our word for it, read it yourself and get inspired to greatness!

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Dario Minieri Wins Battle Against the Italian Tax Man

Italian poker player, and former PokerStars Team Pro, Dario Minieri, who stepped into the public spotlight during the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event wearing his trademark striped scarf, has won his fight with the Italian government over the declaration of his poker winnings.

Earlier this week, the Provincial Tax Commission of Rome dropped its charges against the now scarfless Minieri according to the Italian news site AGIMEG.

Minieri is now a resident of Malta where he can play online poker with international players, and where he hopes to avoid the scrutiny of the Italian tax man.

Poker fans may also remember that Minieri was the first player to ever use his PokerStars FPPs to buy a Porsche. Take a trip back in time with us and watch this PokerNews interview with Minieri and none other than Jay “WhoJedi” Newnum.

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Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger Working with the PPA to to Raise Awareness & Money for Online Poker

Online poker has arguably made Andrew Lichtenberger, aka “LuckyChewy” the stud poker player that he is today.

As a result, he is looking to do what so many others have opted not to do, get out in front of the fight to legalize online poker in the US.

LuckyChewy met with Drew Lesofski, marketing director for the Poker Players Alliance presumably to discuss plans for Chewy to begin fundraising efforts for the organization.

Chewy has already begun by soliciting help from his fellow pros in an effort to help fund the organization that prides itself on fighting for the rights of players to play online poker. So we thought we would help him spread the word! Do your part and help spread the word too, or send your donations yourself to the PPA.

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TMZ Highlights Doyle Brunson’s Comments on Bruce Jenner

Comments made by the Granddaddy of poker, Doyle Brunson, about the transformation of Bruce Jenner into a woman have gone mainstream.

Popular Gossip site, TMZ picked up on Doyle’s comments made back at the beginning of the month and recently plastered them on their web site for all to see.

It is not a surprise that his comments garnered national attention, after all, the topic elicits strong feelings on both sides.

If you are interested in seeing the poker community’s reaction to Doyle’s comments, you can see them here.

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