Thursday, November 8, 2007

Latest Poker News -8th November 2007

Welcome to the new RaiseTheRiver Poker news feature. hopefully this will be brought to you once every week to try and keep you up-to-date with all the latest goings on in the poker world. If you know of any good stories please feel free to email:

High Stakes Online


A player under the handle “tie53" was apparantly back at the high stakes tables making more donations. His first lucky recepient was Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond who booked a $38K win against “tie53″ in just 14 hands of heads-up $200/$400 NL Hold’em on Full Tilt Poker table Vasari.


High stakes professional Andy Bloch was in impressive form as he took down a $100K+ win during the $1000/$2000 H.O.R.S.E. game going down on Full Tilt Poker table Hatteras. Following right behind him was David Benyamine with over $96K in winnings through 970+ hands of play. “thedoorisopen” (-$24K) and David Oppenheim (-$29K) were the big losers.

Limit Omaha Hi/Lo

During the $1000/$2000 Limit Omaha Hi/Lo game over on Full Tilt Poker table Pearl, “thegodhimself” raked in over $87K in winnings through 240+ hands. Only other winner in the game was “2little2late2″ who took down a $32K+ win. Taking most of the losses were Gus Hansen (-$23K), David Benyamine (-$29K), and “thedoorisopen” (-$39K).

Heads Up

In under an hour of heads-up Limit Hold’em play, Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko showed why he’s one of the best at the game. He faced off against “TheElephant” at $1000/$2000 stakes on Full Tilt Poker table Harlin and easily raked in over $75K in winnings against his opponent

High Stakes Live

The latest episode of high stakes poker is now available on PokerTube. it's free and you have to watch it in 4 ten minute parts

General Poker News

The WPT (World Poker Tour) Finals have kicked of at the Foxwoods resort, Connecticut, US. This is season four of the event. For the latest updates visit

The Full tilt "FTOPS" (Full Tilt Online Poker Series) kicked off yesterday with the 6-handed NLHE event. This is the 6th of this online quarterly event and all the usual big names are expected so keep your eyes peeled! if you know anyone having any success let us know and we will try and track their progress!

RTR Latest

Season two of the RTR league has been delayed due to some confusion with Littlewoods. The spokesman was worried that Littlewoods would be competing against another Cryptologic licensee, DTD. It has now been clarified that the DTD team challenge event ends next Friday and so they will not be in competition. hopefully this will clear the confusion and we can start to make final plans.

2much2drink (aka MattyH) was the latest person to take the challenge. Matty did manage to beat BurnleyMik (not much to beat there!!) when he completed the full 3hrs and 30 mins with a small loss of $4.30, which was very impressive. The full report is to follow.

The top five finishers in week 3 of the 5 week series were:

5th raffel69

4th phishfood

3rd cogsgoigne

2nd HullJimi

1st BurnleyMik

The league is hotting up like crazy and with only the top 4 finishers guaranteed seats some of you guys need a good showing this last two weeks. you can view the league here: RTR DTD LEAGUE TABLE

Lastly, but by no means least, we would like to take this opportunity to wish Amatay all the very best in his, soon-to-be new life as a full-time player.

Until next week remember to RAISE THE RIVER!!!!!!!!!