Poker Player Peter Jepsen Jailed for Scamming

Card Player revealed Jepsen will get two years in prison and a €3.5 million fine for cheating poker players for six-years.

First published on Card Player, it has been revealed that Danish online poker pro Peter Jepsen scammed fellow players over a course of six years.

From 2008 to 2014, Jepsen installed malware on other players’ computers at events such as the EPT that allowed him to see their hole cards.

Danish authorities have spent the last five years putting together a case against Jepsen who now has to pay €3.5 million in fines as well as serve a two year jail sentence!

Compared to the coverage of the Mike Postle cheating scandal Jepsen’s scam has hardly been noticed by the poker media, so you may have missed it.

The Chip Race podcast also touched on the topic. You can listen to the latest episode below.

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Two $100K Freerolls Scheduled at Partypoker

Earlier this month, partypoker revamped its daily MTT schedule, introducing new deepstack and progressive knockout tournaments.

As part of the celebration of the new schedule, the operator is giving away half a million in prizes thanks to its $500K Tournament Special promotion that runs until December 28.

The special give away includes three $100K freerolls (one of which already ran last week). The second $100K freeroll takes place this Saturday, December 21.

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  • How to enter: Play in $5 or more worth of tournaments from December 14 to 21.
  • When: Saturday, December 21 (19:00 GMT)
  • Prizes: $100K in Tournament Dollars

The final $100K freeroll “The Closer” runs a week later on Saturday, December 28.

  • How to enter: Play in $10 or more worth of tournaments from December 14 to 21.
  • When: Saturday, December 28 (19:00 GMT)
  • Prizes: $100K in Tournament Dollars

In addition to the $100K freerolls, the operator is also running daily Early Bird freerolls and a leaderboard promotion giving away worth $50K in tournament dollars.

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JNandez Pulls Out of Heads Up Challenge

Phil Galfond was meant to go head to head with JNandez as part of the Galfond Challenge.

Fernando “JNandez” Habegger, player and poker coach, has pulled out of a scheduled heads up match against high stakes poker pro and Run It Once Poker founder Phil Galfond.

Details on the challenge were posted by Galfond earlier this month.

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Now that JNandez has pulled out, there will be no poker coaches taking part in the challenge.

JNandez posted his rationale for pulling out of the challenge on Twitter.

...despite posting this just a few hours before.

Doug Polk wasted no time wading in with his thoughts (I am expecting a YouTube video anytime now). For those of you who missed it, Polk and JNandez worked together on Polk’s Upswing Poker training site, and then acrimoniously parted ways in July of last year.

Check out Polk’s response to JNandez leaving Upswing below.

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Dates for Lex Live 3 Tour Announced

Aspers Casino will once again play a host to Lex Veldhuis’ popular Twitch community live poker festival.

PokerStars Team Pro Lex Veldhuis’ popular Twitch community live poker festival is set to return for its third edition in April 2020.

Lex Live 3 will be held from April 17 to 26, 2020.

The tour will once again be held at the Aspers Casino in Stratford, London after a successful tour in October.

“Lex Live 2 was a massive success. Everyone had a great time, so there was absolutely no reason to switch to a different venue,” Veldhuis said to PokerStarsBlog. “It just felt like a home run. I took a lot of feedback from people and everyone said the location was perfect.

There will be a £60 welcome event on Friday 17th April, starting at 6 PM local time.

The £230 Main Event will be held from April 18 with the final day to be played on April 26.

Expect a couple of Platinum Passes to be handed out during the tour!

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