February 2017 Poker News Brief

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February 2017 has been one of the busiest and most exciting months for us at 888poker. At the start of the month, we held our second-ever 888Live Festival at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

It was a massive event with guarantees broken in nearly all the tournaments. The entire series, made up of 12 events, saw 3,375 combined players participate, creating an overall prize pool of $905,790.

We made another big announcement in February. We will be partnering with the 2017 World Series of Poker for the third year running, providing exclusive online qualifiers and promotions for the series.

In other news, AI machine, Libratus, convincingly beat four human players over 120,000 hands of No Limit Hold’em. The final defeat was by a margin of 14 big blinds per 100 hands. This feat had never been accomplished before and set the poker world buzzing over whether man or machine is the poker champ.

Finally, if you’ve ever wanted to find out which poker books are the best in the industry - look no further. Our 888poker online magazine has an in-depth article with recommendations and input from 56 professional poker players – including Kara, herself.

And, with our third 888Live Festival in Barcelona just around the corner, you might just need to brush up on your No Limit Hold’em strategy.

Check out the rest of the news in the video!

We’ll have more updates from Team888’s Kara Scott next month.

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