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National Marching Band High School Competition 2014

January 14, 2014

The 1st Annual "Island Contest of Champions..."

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Jamming in the Sand

January 14, 2014

The Second Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival Returns to Abaco; Nashville Singer Songwriters Jam in the Heart of Paradise ...

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Bahamas For Potential Film Projects

January 14, 2014

Think Like A Man and Ride Along Producer Eyes...

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Huge Turnout For 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Festival
Huge Turnout For 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Festival

January 14, 2014

Despite horrendous weather across North American which hampered many players’ efforts to reach the Bahamas, there was a huge turnout at this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

Nearly 1,554 players took part in the 39 events held during the Festival which ran at Atlantis from January 5-13. There were 7,212 tournament entries in all with players hailing from 73 different countries and a total $30,006,180 was awarded in prize money. There were 721 cashes overall. In the Main Event, there were 1,031 players from 65 countries creating a prize pool of $10,000,700 and the $25k High Roller event attracted a record 247 entries.

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Panka Wins Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event For 1,423,096
Panka Wins Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure Main Event For $1,423,096

January 14, 2014

The European Poker Tour got its first-ever Polish champion today when PokerStars online qualifier Dominik Panka defeated Mike McDonald heads-up to take down the $10,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. Panka, who received a life-changing $1,423,096 for his win, was the ninth Pole to make an EPT final table.

As well as his life-changing first prize, Panka, 22, who hails from the tiny Polish town of Brześć Kujawski, also received a prestigious trophy and Steel and Black design watch worth €5,550, from luxury Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official Bracelet Sponsor of PCA 2014. Prior to today, his lifetime tournament winnings totaled just over $8,000; now he has catapulted straight to the top of Poland’s all time money list.

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Schindler Wins 25k PCA 2014 High Roller For 1,192,624
Schindler Wins $25k PCA 2014 High Roller For $1,192,624

January 14, 2014

American pro Jake Schindler has won the $25k PCA High Roller for $1,192,624 after cutting a heads-up deal with 2012 world champion Greg Merson. Merson received $948,996 for his runner-up finish. As well as the huge cash prize, Schindler also received a prestigious trophy and Steel and Rose Gold watch worth €12,800, courtesy of SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of PCA 2014.

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A Film about Domestic Violence in The Bahamas
A Film about Domestic Violence in The Bahamas

January 13, 2014

A Film about Domestic Violence in The Bahamas...

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January 13, 2014

SAG Awards will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014...

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Defending Champion Selbst Leads For Final Of 25k PCA 2014 High Roller
Defending Champion Selbst Leads For Final Of $25k PCA 2014 High Roller

January 13, 2014

Team Poker Stars Pro and defending PCA Highr Roller champion Vanessa Selbst is chip leader going in to the final of the PCA 2014 $25k High Roller. Her victory in the same event last year made her the biggest female live tournament winner ever. There were a record-breaking 247 entries in the three-day event. Eight players chose until start of play on Day 2 to join the fray, bringing the total up to 190 unique players plus 49 re-entries. The $6,051,500 prize pool will be divvied up between 31 players with a massive $1,279,880 for the winner, as well as a trophy and stunning watch from Official Sponsor SLYDE.

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January 12, 2014

Gamez is a recreational poker player who invested some $4,000 in online qualifiers and finally won his trip to the PCA in a $33 unlimited rebuy satellite. A keen golfer, Gamez works as an event coordinator for his family’s radio company in Guatemala and is soon to be a dad in February. The former communications student mainly plays mid stakes multi-table tournaments online. He has been to the PCA three times but this is his first ever live cash.

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January 12, 2014

Muur enters the final table as the chip leader with 6,205,000. Hailing from the Estonian capital of Tallinn, Muur is mainly an online player, focusing his attention on mid-stakes tournaments on PokerStars during the week, and the majors on Sunday. This is the Estonian’s first year on the European Poker Tour, as he only plays live if he is fortunate enough to qualify. Muur has already won seats to three of the four EPT Main Events this season, playing in London and Barcelona along with PCA.

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Mike McDonald, 24, Waterloo, Canada - PokerStars qualifier - 5,605,000

January 12, 2014

Canadian phenom Mike McDonald is currently in second place, and looking a very strong contender in the bid to become the first-ever two-time European Poker Tour Main Event champion. The 24-year-old from Ontario, whose lifetime tournament winnings already total nearly $6 million, first shot to fame in 2008 when he became the youngest ever EPT winner, taking down the EPT Dortmund Main Event for €933,600, aged just 18.

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Fabian Ortiz, 44, Chaco, Argentina - 3,040,000

January 12, 2014

Fabian Ortiz, a 44-year-old businessman from Argentina, has owned several discos during his career, but recently he’s been doing most of his dancing on the poker circuit.

Ortiz was the first Latin American player to win a LAPT title when he made a sensational comeback from just one small blind to take down LAPT2 Viña del Mar in Chile in January 2009.

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January 12, 2014

Originally from Menlo Park, Calfornia, Baron now calls Chicago, Illinois home. It’s not the only major change for the 26-year-old online poker legend. Baron has lost a lot of weight in recent months and is hardly recognizable. This is Baron’s first major final table in nearly two years. “It’s been a while since I made a big final table. I’ve kind of been flying under the radar. I haven’t been playing too many tournaments,” he said.”

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January 12, 2014

Shyam Srinivasan isn’t a well-recognised face on the live circuit, but his online handles “g’s zee” (PokerStars) and “s_dot111” (Full Tilt Poker) certainly are by those in the know. Srinivasan has clocked up more than $7m in online tournament winnings and is looking to convert that success into a PCA title tomorrow. "I think I'm gonna win," Srinivasan told the PokerStars Blog. "That's it. I'm not here to do anything else.

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January 12, 2014

Canadian student Pascal LeFrancois first shot to fame in 2010 when he won the WSOP $1,500 NL Event $568,974. However it wasn’t his victory that made him famous – it was the fact that he ripped off his shirt and posed bare-skinned in the traditional winner’s photo shot. It was the first time any player in the history of the WSOP had gone bare-chested for the champion’s portrait. He said at the time that he’d done as a joke for friends: “They were all cheering for me to take off my shirt. I was excited, so I did it.” Only a month after that victory, LeFrancois then went really deep in the WSOP Main Event, finishing 11th for $ 635,011 – his biggest cash to date.

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Muur Leads For Final Table Of PCA 2014 Main Event 0
Muur Leads For Final Table Of PCA 2014 Main Event 0

January 12, 2014

Estonian pro Madis Muur has done it again, and is narrowly ahead of would-be two-time EPT champion Mike McDonald for the overnight chip lead - going in to the final of the of the $10k PCA 2014 Main Even with 6,205,000.

All eight players in tomorrow's final are guaranteed at least $173,220, but a life-changing prize $1,820,420 first prize awaits the winner, along with the title of PCA 2014 champion, a trophy and stunning “Steel and Black” design watch worth €5,550 from SLYDE, the Official Watch Sponsor of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2014.

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220 Entries In Record-Breaking PCA 2014 High Roller Jonathan Jaffe Leads
220 Entries In Record-Breaking PCA 2014 High Roller; Jonathan Jaffe Leads

January 12, 2014

Jonathan Jaffe is chip leader going in to Day 2 of the PCA 2014 $25k High Roller which kicked off today at noon. The 26-year-old - known as "Iftarii" online - is one of an elite crew of poker players that holds two WCOOP titles. His second came last September when he took down the Event #22 - the $215 NL Hold'em tourney - for $251,673. He also has more than $1.4 million in live tournament winnings.

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Muur Leads For Day 5 Of PCA 2014 Pokerstars Caribbean AdventureMain Event
Muur Leads For Day 5 Of PCA 2014 (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure)Main Event

January 12, 2014

The prospect of a $1,820,420 first prize and the title of PCA 2014 champion is looming ever closer for 20 players here at Atlantis in the Bahamas.

The current chip leader is 27-year-old poker pro Madis Muur from Tallinn, Estonia. Muur mainly plays online - in mid-stakes tourneys during the week and the Sunday majors. He only started playing the EPT circuit this season and only plays live if he qualifies - however he has already won seats for three out of four EPTs so far this season and won his PCA seat in a $215 Double Chance Qualifier in mid-December. He had a great run at his EPT debut in Barcelona, finishing 12th for €58,980. His total live tournament earnings top $102k including his victory in the €300 Estonian Championship of Poker 2013 in March for €13,000.

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Ponomarev Beats Lodden To Win $2k Nl Event at the PCA 2014

January 12, 2014

Russian player Dmitry Ponomarev has beaten Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden heads-up to take the title, trophy and $117,580 first prize in the $2k NL event (#15) which started Thursday with 302 runners. The total prize pool was $585,880 and 39 players were paid. Lodden got $78,100 for second. Zachary Korik, “Weeds” producer Matt Salsberg, PCA runner-up Chris Oliver, EPT Grand Final champion Mohsin Charania, Danny Stiegler – who won the PCA 2014 $2k Nl Turbo, Shannon Shorr and Estrellas Barcelona winner Lorenzo Sabato were among the 39 who cashed.

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