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Mark Newhouse's Incredible Accomplishment marred by 2nd Ninth-Place Finish

Making the WSOP Main Event final table is a dream for almost every poker player. And Mark Newhouse lived that dream last year after battling through a field of 6,352 players. But he was highly disappointed to come back to the final table and finish ninth place ($733,224). His main problem was the fact that he waited four months from the time the November Nine was formed until the actual final table, only to bust out first.

Ivey Poker hires Dan Fleyshman as New CEO

Just a week ago, 10-time WSOP champ Phil Ivey removed his social gaming app "Ivey Poker" from the market. The app had been available for about a year on Facebook, however, Ivey removed it and claimed that he wanted to give players a better experience. He added that this was "the first step in our evolution as we prepare to launch an even bigger and better gaming experience for you all in 2015."

6-Time WSOP Champ Daniel Negreanu defends New-Look PokerStars

Over the past year, PokerStars has instituted more widespread changes than at any other time in their 11-year history. They've introduced lottery-style Spin & Gos, raised rake for certain games, have dropped long-time sponsored pros, and have instituted currency fees on withdrawals.

2013 Main Event Champ Ryan Riess puts $2m into Stocks

It was just a year ago that Ryan Riess achieved one of poker's most prestigious honors after winning the 2013 WSOP Main Event along with $8.4 million. Of course, the winners don't walk away with all of this cash and a large portion goes to taxes. In Riess' case, further money has gone to backers and playing the live tournament circuit for a year. So now he's left with $2 million from his original win, and Riess recently decided to take the rest of his cash and invest it into the stock market.

WSOP Champ Phil Ivey looking to sell Pot

For years, Phil Ivey was known for poker above anything else. And for good reason since he has over $21 million in live tournament winnings along with $14.5 million in online poker profits. But these days Ivey has been branching out into other endeavors, with his latest being an attempt at a Las Vegas-based marijuana dispensary.

What's Next for Gus Hansen after Full Tilt?

Gus Hansen has been a fixture in the poker world ever since the early 2000s, when he became the first player in history to win three WPT titles. And he's been with Full Tilt Poker almost as long - save for a year-and-a-half hiatus following Black Friday. But Hansen's days as a sponsored player at Full Tilt are officially over after he and Viktor Blom were dumped by the site.

Phil Ivey's "Ivey Poker" App is Scrapped

With 10 WSOP bracelets, $21,457,073 in live tournament winnings and over $14 million in online poker profits, Phil Ivey is no doubt one of the greatest poker players of all time. So it seems odd that the social poker app bearing his name - Ivey Poker - was recently yanked off Facebook.

4-Time WSOP Champ Mike Matusow almost Paralyzed

Mike Matusow is known as one of the fiercest and brashest poker players in the world. But he narrowly avoided having to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

The four-time WSOP champion underwent surgery to fix a spinal condition that he'd been suffering from. And during the surgery, he encountered "serious complications" that doctors feared could paralyze him for life. But luckily, the 46-year-old avoided this fate and can return to being his usual self at the poker tables.

WSOP Champ Darren Woods in Court over Online Poker Fraud

Darren Woods was on top of the world after winning a $2,500 Six-Handed NL Hold'em tournament along with $213,431 at the 2011 WSOP. But beneath the surface, Woods may have been scamming fellow high stakes online poker players all along.

The 29-year-old was recently in Sheffield Crown Court while facing 12 counts of online poker fraud. Woods is accused of bilking players on numerous occasions from January 2007 to January 2012. His dad, 56-year-old Morteza Gharoon, is also said to have contributed to the crimes, though he denies knowledgeably doing so.

Scott Davies becomes Surprise 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event Champion

A World Series of Poker Main Event is always guaranteed to be a big tournament, no matter whether it's held in Las Vegas or Australia. And this was certainly the case in the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event, as everybody from 13-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth to six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro turned out. But in a sea of well-known pros, it was the lesser-known Scott Davies emerging victorious and grabbing the A$850,136 top payout.