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Dan Colman Wins WSOP Big One For One Drop
1 July 2014
 

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The Big One for One Drop returned to the WSOP schedule this year, and it was yet another resounding success for the One Drop organization, the WSOP, and high-profile poker in general. 42 entrants bought in for $1 million each, and 11.11% of the prize pool went to One Drop, helping to bring fresh water to the 800 million people around the world who don't have it.

The field included established pros, well-heeled amateurs, and at least one "celebutante." Heads-up play featured everyone's favorite poker ambassador Daniel Negreanu vs. rising star Dan Colman. And in the end, Colman was the last Dan standing.

Congratulations to Dan Colman, One Drop, the WSOP, and all of this year's Big One players.
We can hardly wait until the next Big One.

One Drop home pageLearn about One Drop and how you can help
The winner photoThe official WSOP Big One for One Drop winner photo!
The 2014 Big One pageThe official 2014 Big One for One Drop page
The 2014 WSOP pageThe official 2014 WSOP page
Our blogOur photo blog of the event
Ryan Riess Wins WSOP Main Event
6 November 2013
 

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After nearly 4 months of hype, anticipation, preparation (and no doubt quite a bit of poker coaching) the 2013 November Nine got together for one last time.

There were French Canadian yahoos in the crowd, American poker pros in the grandstands, and a panda mascot who got the security escort off the premises. The Main Event final table always lives up to the hype, and this year was no exception.

Heads-up play was a slightly one-sided affair, with veteran pro Ryan Riess vs. amateur Jay Farber, and in the end Riess had all the chips. Congratulations to Ryan Riess and the WSOP!

The 2013 November Nine pageThe official 2013 November Nine page
The 2013 WSOP pageThe official 2013 WSOP page
Our blogOur photo blog of the event
FlopTech releases Poker Roll 2.0 for iPhone and iPad
16 September 2013
 

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FlopTech Engineering has released a major update to Poker Roll, their bankroll tracking app for iPhone. Version 2.0 includes an all-new iPad interface, full iCloud integration, and more data in its views.

Poker Roll shows your cash, tournament, and total earnings in a color-coded graph, and features sortable and searchable lists of sessions and opponents. It also contains 81 poker room locations to make live cash game and tournament data entry easy and fast.

Poker Roll is available on the Apple App Store for $5.99 and requires an iPhone 4S or later and iOS 6.1 or later. This will be the last version to support iOS 6. Future versions will support iOS 7 and later.

Poker Roll home pagehttp://www.floptech.com/pokerroll/
App Store pagePoker Roll
Press releaseFlopTech releases Poker Roll 2.0
Your World Series of Poker Main Event November Nine
16 July 2013
 

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The Rio has gone back to normal. Or whatever the Rio is like when the World Series of Poker isn't in town. Only nine of the 6,352 Main Event entrants remain, and none of them will be going back to normal. They're this year's WSOP-made poker celebrities, whether or not they want to be.

Veteran pro JC Tran leads with about 20% of the chips in play and pro David Benefield trails with barely 3% of the chips in play. Everyone in between is a pro except for Jay Farber, a Las Vegas VIP host. And although Tran has the lead now, it's by no means a runaway. We should see some very tough play this November.

By chips Rank Chips Player
  1st 38,000,000 JC Tran
  2nd 29,700,000 Amir Lehavot
  3rd 26,525,000 Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
  4th 25,975,000 Jay Farber
  5th 25,875,000 Ryan Riess
  6th 19,600,000 Sylvain Loosli
  7th 11,275,000 Michiel Brummelhuis
  8th   7,350,000 Marc Newhouse
  9th   6,375,000 David Benefield

By seat Seat Player
  1 Sylvain Loosli
  2 Michiel Brummelhuis
  3 Marc Newhouse
  4 Ryan Riess
  5 Amir Lehavot
  6 Marc-Etienne McLaughlin
  7 JC Tran
  8 David Benefield
  9 Jay Farber

Good luck to the November Nine!

WSOP November Nine storyJC Tran Headlines 2013 November Nine Line-up
Complete WSOP news coverageWSOP News, Columns, and Press Releases
Anthony Gregg wins WSOP One Drop High Rollers
29 June 2013
 

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If you had a spare $111,111 and if you felt like playing 8-max no-limit Hold'em against some of the world's toughest (and wealthiest) poker players, you could have bought in to the One Drop High Rollers Event. Unlike last year's Big One for One Drop event, there was no entry limit, and an unexpectedly large field of 166 ponied up $100K plus change for 300k chips and a chair.

Anthony Gregg played a strong, solid game, sat down at the final day's 4-handed table with the chip lead, and took down the big prize of $4.8 million. And, not including donations by players who cashed, the event raised over half a million dollars for the One Drop Charity.

WSOP One Drop High Rollers coverageFull hand by hand report
All WSOP One Drop eventsWSOP 2013 and 2014 One Drop Events
Learn more about One DropEnsuring Everyone Has Access to Water
FlopTech releases Poker Tweeter 1.6 for iPhone
7 December 2012
 

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FlopTech Engineering has updated Poker Tweeter, their poker-focused Twitter app for iPhone. Users can now attach their current location to any tweet, and the update includes many cosmetic, feature, and stability improvements.

Poker Tweeter 1.6 requires an iPhone 4 or later running iOS 5.1 or later, and is available for $1.99 in the iPhone App Store.

Poker Tweeter home pagewww.floptech.com/pokertweeter
Poker Tweeter App Store linkitunes.apple.com
Press releaseFlopTech releases Poker Tweeter 1.6
FlopTech releases Poker Roll 1.1 for iPhone
15 November 2012
 

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FlopTech Engineering has updated Poker Roll, their bankroll tracking app for iPhone. Version 1.1 is now optimized for the incredible iPhone 5 and iOS 6.

Poker Roll displays your cash, tournament, and total earnings in a color-coded graph, and features sortable and searchable lists of sessions and opponents. It also contains 81 poker room locations to make live cash game and tournament data entry easy and fast.

Poker Roll is available on the iPhone App Store for $5.99 and requires an iPhone 4 or later and iOS 5.0 or later.

Poker Roll home pagehttp://www.floptech.com/pokerroll/
App Store pagePoker Roll
Press releaseFlopTech releases Poker Roll 1.1
Greg Merson wins WSOP Main Event
31 October 2012
 

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Greg Merson is your 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion. He overcame 8 other relative unknowns and set a new WSOP Main Event final table record of 399 hands on his way to victory. And it wasn't easy. There were all manner of chip swings, lead changes, double-ups, crippling river cards, and bizarre suckouts.

We had the opportunity to attend the event, and we took lots of pix from the mezzanine and stage. It was a grueling test of the players, TV crew, tournament directors, dealers,
and railbirds. And we loved every second of it.

The Main Event summaryNolan Dalla's event summary
The WSOP update pageFinal day hand-for-hand action
Our WSOP12 October Nine blogWho are these guys, again?
Our WSOP12 Main Event Final Three blogMarathon Men
FlopTech updates Poker Tweeter for iPhone
26 October 2012
 

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FlopTech Engineering has released Poker Tweeter 1.5, the Twitter app for poker players. The new version is optimized for iPhone 5 and iOS 6, and includes dozens of new features and improvements in performance, stability, appearance, and infrastructure.

Poker Tweeter 1.5 requires an iPhone 4 or later running iOS 5.1 or later, and is available for $1.99 in the iPhone App Store.

Poker Tweeter home pagewww.floptech.com/pokertweeter
Poker Tweeter App Store linkitunes.apple.com
Apple announces iPad mini (etc.)
23 October 2012
 

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The worst-kept secret in Silicon Valley was unveiled this morning in San Jose, California. Apple executives announced a new 7.9" iPad mini along with a substantially upgraded "4th generation" Retina iPad. In addition, Apple announced a new 13" Retina MacBook Pro, new ultra-thin 21.5" and 27" iMacs, a modestly improved Mac mini, new versions of iBooks and iBooks Author, and a new "Fusion" flash + HD hybrid storage system.

The iPad mini retains the same 1024 x 768 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio as the original iPad and the iPad 2, but is only 7.2mm thick and weighs only 0.68 pounds. Apple claims that the mini is the thickness of a pencil, and that it is 23% thinner and 53% lighter than the Retina iPad. The iPad mini uses the same A5 chip as the iPhone 4S and boasts 10 hours of battery life.

The Retina iPad has received a massive performance boost while supposedly maintaining its predecessor's 10 hour battery life. Apple claims that the new iPad's A6X chip delivers twice the processor speed and graphics performance of last spring's third generation iPad with the A5X chip. Wireless connectivity improves with higher-performance wi-fi, and the cellular data chipset in the LTE models is supposedly compatible with more of the world's cell networks.

iPad mini pricing starts at $329 for the 16GB wi-fi only model and $459 for wi-fi + LTE. Black / slate and white / silver are the two color choices, but the optional Smart Cover for iPad mini is available for $39 in five pastel colors plus (PRODUCT) RED(tm) red. Retina iPad pricing remains the same, starting at $499 for the 16GB wi-fi-only model and $629 for the wi-fi + LTE model. The older iPad 2 model remains in the lineup, in a single 16GB size at $399 for wi-fi-only and $529 for wi-fi + 3G. (And last spring's third generation Retina iPad has apparently disappeared completely.)

iPad mini home pagewww.apple.com/ipad-mini
Retina iPad pagewww.apple.com/ipad/overview
MacBook Pro home pagewww.apple.com/macbook-pro
iMac pagewww.apple.com/imac
Mac mini pagewww.apple.com/mac-mini
Apple announces iPhone 5
12 September 2012
 

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As had been widely rumored, Apple announced the new iPhone 5 today in San Francisco. iPhone 5 is thinner, taller, lighter, and faster than its predecessor, and features an aluminum enclosure that replaces most of the glass on the back of the iPhone 4S. Apple claims that it has better battery life despite high speed LTE connectivity, larger 4" diagonal screen, faster processor, faster graphics chip, and faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. iOS 6 will come pre-installed, with an updated Maps app, a new Passbook mobile ticket and pass app, and Panorama Photo Mode among its 200 new features.

iPhone 5 will be available in two color schemes: White and Silver and Black and Slate. Pricing will remain the same as for the iPhone 4S: $199 for the 16GB models, $299 for the 32GB models, and $399 for the 64GB models. Pre-ordering will begin on September 14th, and in-store purchases will begin on September 21st in nine countries including the US and Canada.

Apple executives also announced new iPod nano and iPod touch models, next-generation EarPod headphones, a major update to iTunes, and the all-new high speed Lightning dock connector. The company is widely expected to announce a new, smaller iPad model next month along with mildly updated Retina iPads.

iPhone 5 overviewwww.apple.com/iphone
iOS 6 overviewwww.apple.com/ios
iPod lineupwww.apple.com/ipod
FlopTech releases Poker Roll for iPhone
13 August 2012
 

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FlopTech Engineering has released Poker Roll, their second iOS app for iPhone. Poker Roll tracks and graphs your poker earnings, lets you keep detailed notes on all of your sessions, and tracks your opponents' bankrolls.

Poker Roll graphs your cash, tournament, and total earnings in a color-coded graph, and features sortable and searchable lists of sessions and opponents. It also contains 81 poker room locations to make live cash game and tournament data entry easy and fast.

Poker Roll is available on the iPhone App Store at the introductory price of $5.99.
It requires an iPhone 4 or later and iOS 5.0 or later.

Poker Roll home pagehttp://www.floptech.com/pokerroll/
App Store pagePoker Roll
Press releaseFlopTech launches Poker Roll
Antonio Esfandiari wins The Big One
3 July 2012
 

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Antonio Esfandiari won big Tuesday night. And not just poker-big. His $18,346,673 first place money would have been the largest individual prize in all of sports, if poker were actually a sport. But it wasn't just about winning money or the one-of-a-kind platinum WSOP bracelet. Esfandiari has locked up a premier spot in poker history.

We're grateful that we were right there, able to experience the drama, energy, and soul of the event. And we got lots of photos.

The WSOP Big One storyNolan Dalla's excellent post
The WSOP update pageFinal Table hand-for-hand action
Our blogGlory Goes 2 Those Who Gamble
One DropDonate to help them beat the odds
Apple releases all-new MacBook Pro
11 June 2012
 

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Apple kicked off their annual World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco by releasing a new MacBook Pro with an ultra-high resolution 15.4" Retina display. It is 0.71 inches thick, weighs only 4.6 pounds, and is available only with flash-based SSD storage. Processing power is provided by a either a 2.3GHz or 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7, with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics processing units. And, like the MacBook Air before it, the new MacBook Pro lacks a SuperDrive DVD reader/writer.

Software announcements included a near-final developer preview of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" and the first beta of iOS 6. Expected to ship on the 2012 iPhone this fall, iOS 6 features include new 3d mapping technology, expanded Siri features, pervasive Facebook integration, and a mobile event pass and ticketing app called Passbook.

Retina MacBook ProMacBook Pro page on Apple.com
OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Mountain Lion page on Apple.com
iOS 6 beta"The Big List" of iOS features on iMore.com
Moon Kim wins WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star
10 March 2012
 

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Bay 101 regular Moon Kim bested friend and fellow Bay 101 grinder Ubaid "Obie" Habib in heads-up play to take down the $960,900 first place prize. This year's final TV table had less star power than those of previous years, but the local fans were in full force for this one. And they had plenty to cheer about, with many dramatic flops, turns and rivers in key hands.

Long time poker announcer and Bay Area native Ali Nejad guest-hosted, handling tournament directing and announcing duties with energy and style. This event should make for a great series of shows.

WPT event coverageAll the details on WorldPokerTour.com
WPT on twitterFollow @WPTLiveUpdates and @WorldPokerTour
Eric Cajelais leads WPT Bay 101 Final Table
09 March 2012
 

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Montréal pro Erik Cajelais will bring the big stack of over 3.6 million chips to today's World Poker Tour main event TV table. His classic tight-aggressive style worked well, he chose his spots carefully, and he showed he wasn't afraid to move chips around.

Two locals (Moon Kim, Ubaid Habib) will do battle with Cajelais, along with Joe Serock,
Andrew Badecker, and Joseph Elpayaa with the short stack at just under 1 million chips.
Top prize is just under a cool million US dollars.

WPT live updatesFollow the action live
WPT on twitterFollow @WPTLiveUpdates and @WorldPokerTour
Apple announces "The new iPad"
07 March 2012
 

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CEO Tim Cook and other Apple executives took to the stage Wednesday morning to show off "the new iPad" in a keynote event in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center. The new iPad boasts an ultra-high resolution "Retina" display, faster processor and graphics, optional LTE data connectivity, and improved cameras.

Additional announcements at the event included a new Apple TV with 1080p output, iOS 5.1, iPhoto for iPad and iPhone, and iTunes 10.6.

Apple iPad pageApple's iPad home page
Apple keynote videoComplete video of the iPad keynote
iPad overviewBackground on the technology and experience
iPad commercial"This Good"
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