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[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Leon Tsoukernik found himself the center of the attention in the high stakes cash game world for all the wrong reasons.[/caption] As the final days of 2017 slowly tick by, it's time to take a look back at the year in poker. Over the last 10 days of the year, PocketFives is taking readers on a trip back in time to recap the last 12 months in a fun and unique way. We'll get things started by looking back at the five biggest off the felt news stories of 2017. #5 - Australian Government Bans Online Poker American poker players know all too we
[caption width="320" align="alignleft"] Australia's top-ranked online poker player, Rory Young, adopted a new kitten just days after arriving in Rosarito for SCOOP[/caption] The top-ranked online poker player in Australia isn't actually in Australia right now. Rory Young is hanging out in Rosarito, Mexico with a few other grinders, preparing for the grind that is the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker. And he couldn't be any happier. "I owe my love of Rosarito to 'JWProdigy', Jordan Westmoreland," said Young, who met Westmoreland a little over a year and a half ago whi
[caption width="640"] Online poker players and advocates in Australia are probably flying the flag at half-mast after their federal government moved to ban online poker.[/caption] Australian online poker players got bad news – the worst news, actually – on Tuesday. The Interactive Gambling Amendment 2016 passed through the Australian Senate on Tuesday, essentially banning online poker and in-play sports betting. This likely means most online poker operators will remove themselves from the Australian market in the days and weeks. 888poker left the market in late 2016 in anticipation of t